Gerry Forbes: Retired and Lovin' It!
Updated: Dec 11, 2019
This week's podcast features Calgary radio legend Gerry Forbes. Gerry spent the bulk of his career at CJAY92 and when he announced his retirement this March, it's no surprise that the station's competitors let out a silent cheer. For over 25 years, Gerry's morning show, a staple in Calgary, sat comfortably and unshakeably, in the top three in the local radio market.
Gerry comes from a long line of radio talent -- or at least one generation -- his dad was a broadcaster at radio station 630 CHED in Edmonton. And apparently it really is genetic because as many in the industry know, his brother Marty Forbes caught the bug, too. In preparing for the episode, we reached out to some of the people who worked and were inspired by Gerry's work over the years. In the episode, you'll hear from people like Bob Harris who was his program director throughout the 90's; Terry Dimonte who went up against him from 2008-2012; and Gerry's brother Marty who spent his career in Edmonton, and on the management side.
I have said before and I will say it again: great radio inspires more great radio. In this episode, join us as we reminisce with Gerry about some of the most memorable stunts that he conjured up, what makes Calgary so great, and how one listener would use the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council process against him.
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