Gene Daniel's career began as an announcer/writer at CKNL in Fort St John and did advertising sales. He was manager of CFNL, the sister station of CKNL in Fort Nelson in 1969. In 1971 he returned to Fort St John as GM and with Neil McKinnon purchased both CKNL and CFNL. In 1972 it was common to hear Gene Daniel on-air doing many of the newscasts. In 1976, the company expanded into Alberta and Gene moved on to manage CJOI in Wetaskiwn and other stations were added in Westlock, Slave Lake, High Prairie, Athabasca, St Paul, Wainwright, Cold Lake, Stettler, Brooks, Drumheller, and Crowsnest Pass. In 1985, an opportunity came up to buy CHUB in Nanaimo and CHPQ in Parksville/Qualicum and Gene move to Vancouver Island. After 41 years in the broadcast industry Gene left radio and began Gee Dan Productions that promoted concerts through-out BC and Alberta which also includes doing the Fort St John Trade Show.