Bob Harris has had an incredible radio journey that has spanned Peterborough, #Calgary, #Toronto, #Montreal and #Hamilton. Along the way it has been about the people. He'll be the first to admit that he made mistakes along the way and learned on the job through the mentorship of General managers like Rob Braide, the late Gary Russell, Tom Peacock and Pat Holiday. Bob also worked with Canada's two biggest morning shows in Gerry Forbes in Calgary, and Terry #Dimonte & Ted Bird
Brad Karp is the winner of the 2019 Alan Waters Young Broadcaster of the year award in memory of Steve Young. Born and raised on Montreal's West Island, Brad grew up with a steady dose of Terry Dimonte and Ted Bird on #CHOM. After Algonquin College, Brad found himself working in Thompson, Manitoba and later Fort McMurray, Alberta where he does the morning show at Country 93.3. Here is the release from JJ Johnston & Bob Saint. If you would like to know more about Steve Young -
Steve Anthony retired from active broadcasting about a year ago, moved to Prince Edward County, and took his business ventures with him for the ride. He and a wife Tanya who has been riding shotgun with Steve since 1997, have enough stories for a book he says he will never write. I spoke to Steve about his early days at John Abbott College on Montreal's West Island, to his time at 980 CKGM and then down the 401 to work for Gary Slaight at Toronto's Q107. As I spoke to Steve,
They say three times makes it a tradition. Terry Dimonte loves Christmas and radio, so every year we have him on the show to talk about those two things... and more. We talked about our love of one of North America's most renowned restaurants Joe Beef, and his annual visit from the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Terry mentions that his photographer Adam Scotti is a good Twitter follow. We also touch on he enjoys CBS Sunday morning, and still getting a hard copy of the newspa
Terry DiMonte is back for another Christmas episode. The CHOM 97.7 Morning man has a love for Christmas and radio, which is why he's joining us again for another exciting podcast! Over the last three decades, Terry DiMonte has endured as the most popular radio voice in Montreal, Canada. He launched his career in Churchill, Manitoba with the CBC, later moving on the CITI FM in Winnipeg, and then over the CHOM FM in Montreal, where, over the course of 25 years, he became one of
He said what we were all thinking: "It's a retirement it's not a boot in the back." More often than not it's a company decision rather than a personal one to step away. This time it is the latter. After 40 years of working at Montreal's legendary CHOM 97.7, Tootall will be doing what he considered doing a year ago, before management politely asked for one more year. It's not just the radio shows he will be remembered for, but his tireless efforts at promoting Canadian music.
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
Terry Dimonte loves Christmas. The Friday before Terry Dimonte and Heather Backman depart for vacation, the CHOM 97.7's airwaves fill Montreal with Christmas songs, visits from friends and many notable dignataries. Shortly after the invention of the Ipod in 2002, Terry's longtime friend Justin Trudeau would bring his in and play songs from Jeff Buckley, Sarah McLaughlin and anything else he had recently added. Throughout the years, the show is Terry's way of saying Merry Chri
[Note: Greg Simpson is the owner of Mindbenders Music and is busy at Canadian Music Week. He asked me to pen his trademark writing piece, "The Almost Forgotten Track". I was happy to make this contribution. Greg is a champion of all things music and radio. If you are an artist ready to take your work to masses - Greg can help.] Today is May 8. On this day in 1982, Vangelis (Born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) scored a #1 with the theme to the movie Chariots of Fire, and S