The Spirit of David Marsden
Updated: Mar 17, 2021
David Marsden was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry and Broadcast Hall of Fame back in 2011. Most of us might consider hitting the beach at that point, but David carries the Spirit of Radio onward with NY The Spirit - a high-quality streaming free-form station whose sound rivals that of any FM product and complements the former sound of the legendary version of CFNY. David penned an editorial for FYI Music News, citing the disconnect between radio and millennials. I wanted to know more about the man who had propelled CFNY to great notoriety in the '80s, what he is up to today, and what radio can do to reconnect with the "connected".
Over the weekend, Scruff Connors passed away. Having worked in many markets across Canada and a stint in Philadelphia, Scruff left his mark with everyone. The tributes are far and wide and I will endeavour to keep this page updated:
If you would like to send a note of condolence to his son TJ, click here.
Eric Samuels was Scruff's program director at HTZ-FM and the Bear in Edmonton. Eric's Facebook post was posted on Puget Sound Radio.
Paul Morris worked with Scruff at 97.7 HTZ FM in St. Catherines and posted some old clips. Timing is everything and the early '90s were probably Scruff's most notorious.