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Interview with Iconic TV Personality and TOP 10 #1 Best Selling Author Bill Welychka, of MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic & Global News Fame

Interview with Iconic TV Personality and TOP 10 #1 Best Selling Author Bill Welychka, of MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic & Global News Fame

Interview with Canadian broadcaster and television personality, former MuchMusic VJ and now author of “A Happy Has-Been” Bill Welychka!

Since first stepping in front of MuchMusic’s national cameras in 1992, Bill Welychka has become one of Canada’s most enduring, recognizable and respected television personalities. He is MuchMusic and MuchMoreMusic’s longest running VJ. Bill is renowned for his thoughtful interview style and his love and knowledge of a wide range of topics from pop-culture to politics, his reputation has been rewarded by many exclusives and awards.

Bill Welychka has been hearing for decades “You should write a book!” Well, that book is here and ready to be enjoyed by his large number of ardent followers. Any fan of music (country, pop, rock, rap, metal etc.) will be entertained by his stories of hanging out with many of the industry’s biggest stars. “A Happy Has-Been (Exciting Times and Lessons Learned by One of Canada’s Foremost Entertainment Journalists)” dives into the many tales of spending time with Madonna (at her house), Mick Jagger, Oasis, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, members of The Beatles, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, Prince and dozens of other music legends.  Bill writes about his world travels from spending time with the Maasai warriors on the Serengeti to covering the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco six years in a row. Despite a career that had him mobbed at concerts and meeting every single idol he had; Bill also opens up about his battles with depression. 

Also, this celebrated media icon shares the important life-lessons he has learned during his blessed life.

2023 marked the 35th year of his dedication and insight to both sides of the camera and 2024 brings his career full circle, with a return to music broadcasting as Corus Entertainment Kingston’s 96.3 BIG FM Announcer & 104.3 Fresh Radio Music Director.

Bill has over 5,000 interviews under his belt (and growing!) including film and TV stars, royalty, politicians, athletes & innumerable music legends. 90s retro music is back in a big way and the timing of Bill’s book is perfect…he has been in demand the past several years to talk about music and trends on numerous Podcasts, and there is a new documentary about MuchMusic that was successfully released in September with a sold-out Canada-wide tour.  Bill was interviewed extensively for this doc and made a few appearances along the tour, which aired to CRAVE in December 2023. For more info you can visit

There is also a film currently in production loosely based on Bill’s life.

Bill’s book proudly features a Foreword by The Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois.  Partial proceeds from the book are being donated to the White Ribbon Campaign  and various women’s shelters across Canada. 

Bill Welychka’s “A Happy Has-Been (Exciting Times and Lessons Learned by One of Canada’s Foremost Entertainment Journalists)” is available through Indigo, Friesen Press, Barnes and Noble, eBooks at Apple Books, Google Play, Nook, most on-line retailers as a TOP 10 BESTSELLER and is #1 at KOBO.  Hurry don’t delay, grab a copy today!

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Bill’s debut memoir is a hit globally from as far away as France and is in high demand after an extensive 2023 book tour, fans have suggested more, and Bill is thrilled to accommodate.  January 27th brings a visit to Timmins with Don Most of Happy Days fame (Ralph Malph) at the Lisa Froment 2nd Annual Fly With Me Cancer Charity Fundraiser followed up on Sunday January 28th with a book signing event at Timmins Coles Square Mall leading up for his spring meet and greet up-close and personal book signing tour running from Windsor throughout southern Ontario, into the GTA and yes, he is coming to Toronto and everywhere in between!



About The Author

Jesse Read

Jesse Read is a videographer, writer and editor for Dropout Entertainment. As a musician as well as a videographer, Jesse has travelled the country numerous times, playing alongside and listening to the stories of hundreds of artists. A few of those are documented on this site. For video's, interviews & features follow the contact us tab!

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