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December 5, 2018 8:45 am  #1


Roger Ashby's Next Gig: Programming An iHeart Radio Streaming Service

Bell Media honcho Randy Lennox was one of the guests on Roger Ashby's final CHUM-FM morning show Wednesday and finally let the cat out of the bag about what the longtime morning host's next project will be. He'll be behind a new iHeart Radio streaming service being planned for the new year, with Ashby choosing all the music. 

What kind of music will that be? Hard to say yet, but Ashby has already acknowledged he isn't always crazy about some of the music he's played over the past few years on CHUM-FM and has a fondness for 60s and 70s tunes. While I doubt Bell would ever sanction an oldies streaming service, it will be interesting to hear what he chooses when the service debuts sometime in 2019. 

 

December 5, 2018 9:44 am  #2


Re: Roger Ashby's Next Gig: Programming An iHeart Radio Streaming Service

He may eventually regret having declined the offer rumored to have been tabled by CKNT

 

December 5, 2018 9:55 am  #3


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RadioActive wrote:

. While I doubt Bell would ever sanction an oldies streaming service, it will be interesting to hear what he chooses when the service debuts sometime in 2019. 

It's going to be a channel on the iHeart app, which already has a slew of Oldies streams, including 50s 60s and 70s specific decade channels.


 
 

December 5, 2018 1:00 pm  #4


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RadioActive wrote:

Ashby has already acknowledged he isn't always crazy about some of the music he's played over the past few years on CHUM-FM

How could one not like Demi Lovato or Bruno Mars....

 

December 5, 2018 1:37 pm  #5


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I was at the event this morning.  It was especially great to see old CHUM & CHUM-FM friends; from years gone by.  Also good to see Brian Williams, Randy Lennox and my oldest Toronto friend Geets Romo.  Duff was there as well.  David Marsden.

Call it a wonderful joke; but very, very early this morning as Roger was planning to leave his house for the event and waiting for a limo, a bus pulls up to is house.  Loaded with some of his best pals; from the CHUM years.  They all took the event to the Sheraton.  Great thing to do for an old friend.  As someone said, to me, "I don't think Roger's neighbourhood has ever seen a bus drive thorough it."

 

December 5, 2018 2:00 pm  #6


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Was Ingrid Schumacher to be seen anywhere?

 

December 5, 2018 3:29 pm  #7


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CTV News did a report on the final show. You can watch it online here

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December 5, 2018 4:01 pm  #8


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Does anyone know what Roger's last song was when he signed off this morning?


"The radio craze ... will soon fade." - Thomas Edison, 1922
 

December 5, 2018 4:51 pm  #9


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They finally have several excerpts from the retirement show up on the CHUM FM website, including the final 18 minutes of farewells.

Highlights from Ashby's retirement show
 

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December 5, 2018 4:57 pm  #10


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Dale Patterson wrote:

Does anyone know what Roger's last song was when he signed off this morning?

Probably some Adele song 

 

December 5, 2018 5:35 pm  #11


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Ms. C. wrote:

He may eventually regret having declined the offer rumored to have been tabled by CKNT

Hey, the morning gig might still be available   I listened to CKNT on Tuesday and Mike Richards has still not made an appearance on morning drive.  He was supposed to start in late November.
 

 

December 5, 2018 6:02 pm  #12


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Dale Patterson wrote:

Does anyone know what Roger's last song was when he signed off this morning?

BDS says Pink - Raise Your Glass. Didn't hear the broadcast so I don't know it it was selected to be celebratory, or just what would have played anyway.
 


 
 

December 5, 2018 7:17 pm  #13


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Nice send-off and memories from TV writer Bill Brioux:

Roger Ashby rocks out after 50 years at CHUM

But a closed circuit to Doug Thompson at the CHUM Tribute site. This article needs to be updated.
 

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