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Tue Jun 13 12:21 pm  #1


Radio dream team

That's right.  When all y'all are lying in bed next to your wife (or husband, no judging here) and are thinking about radio stuff, which names pop into your head to complete your "ultimate radio station"?

Who would be the morning host?  Afternoon?  Midday?  Sport reporter?  News?  Weather? Overnight? Traffic?

Try to keep it local and relevant.  No references to some obscure dude who worked in Akron OH in 19 dickety 7.

This is your chance to have all your favourite radio people, past and present, together in one place, working at one station. 

 

Tue Jun 13 3:18 pm  #2


Re: Radio dream team

grilled.cheese wrote:

   have all your favorite radio people, past and present, together in one place, working at one station

What if it is well-known that they hate each other's guts?
 

 

Tue Jun 13 8:30 pm  #3


Re: Radio dream team

Morning Show: Ken "The General" Grant (From CFRA in Ottawa)

Middays- Peter Gzowski (for talk radio) and for music, I loved JR from CFNY and the late Sandy Hoyt the nice man on your radio on CHFI (way back when)

Drive Home- I like Gord James (CHUM FM) and I like Reg Defry (I probably blew that one) from CBC 2...

Sports...I'd say Rick Hodge ...

News...I am liking Matt Llewelyn from CBC 1

Weather...Anwar Knight

Traffic-Henry Shannon

Nights- I like David Marsden or Carl Banas or the guy that hosted "Lovers and other strangers" on CHFI in the late 90's and early 2000's...

Overnights- I am not sure there are any left...but the All Night Andre and John Heselink when he was on CFRB the night side...

Hope this sparks the conversation!

Cheers!

 

Last edited by Muffaraw Joe (Tue Jun 13 8:31 pm)


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Wed Jun 14 6:54 am  #4


Re: Radio dream team

My incomplete thoughts:

Overnight would be Richard Syrett and or Gary Bell.

Sports would by my main man, Cam Stewart

Weather would be Dave Devall and Harold Hosein. 

If he were alive today, I would have Mark Dailey read the news.

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Wed Jun 14 8:45 am  #5


Re: Radio dream team

Mornings - Tom Mahalik
Traffic - Erin Davis
Weather - Libby Znaimer
Braking news - Eva Dee
Sports - Maureen Holloway
Overnight - Lou Schizas
Weekends - Iain Grant

 

Wed Jun 14 9:32 am  #6


Re: Radio dream team

Sorry that this might be a little too Toronto oriented but this is the market I grew up listening to.   So here goes:

Mornings-Brother Jake, or Humble and Fred
Mid Days-Ingrid Schumacher-that one was easy.
Afternoon Drive-Gord James, Kim Mitchell or John Derringer
Evenings-Marsden
Nights-The Live Earl Jive and the Lovely and Talented Beverly Hills
Weekends-Music Specials and Music Docs-Ivar Hamilton-David Pritchard
Swing Shifts-Fill in Shifts-John Rhode, 
Traffic-Geets Romo
News-Mike Cleaver-David Bent-Evelyn Maco
Sports-Brian Henderson

Not quite sure if all I have mentioned are still with us, hoping they are, but I think this would be quite a line up and for me, no need to continually punch the buttons on my car radio.

 

Wed Jun 14 10:18 am  #7


Re: Radio dream team

David Pritchard passed away in 2005, but all the others are all still with us.

 

Wed Jun 14 11:01 pm  #8


Re: Radio dream team

Gotta have Dick Smyth for the news & Jocko Thomas from "police headquarters" 

For overnight, pipe in WBZ's Larry Glick show.

Last edited by g121 (Wed Jun 14 11:19 pm)

 

Thu Jun 15 12:53 am  #9


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For AM 640 (still as a talk station)
Is Larry Silver still alive? Is Perry still producing for AM 640?
Larry & Perry in the morning has a nice ring to it.
I'm surprised no one else (by now) has mentioned Larry Silver...
 

 

Thu Jun 15 5:25 am  #10


Re: Radio dream team

Radiowiz wrote:

I'm surprised no one else (by now) has mentioned Larry Silver 

the crowd has been skewing younger here since grilled.cheese moved in

 

Thu Jun 15 7:43 am  #11


Re: Radio dream team

Just give me the 1981 CFNY line-up, news free. My hair too.


No Do Overs
 

Thu Jun 15 10:26 am  #12


Re: Radio dream team

Radiowiz wrote:

Is Larry Silver still alive? Is Perry still producing for AM 640?
Larry & Perry in the morning has a nice ring to it.
I'm surprised no one else (by now) has mentioned Larry Silver...
 

 Larry is still very much alive!  He's living in the KW area, not sure if he's on air.  If he's not it's a shame.  Larry is very funny when he's working with a morning show.

 

Thu Jun 15 10:32 am  #13


Re: Radio dream team

tc143 wrote:

Just give me the 1981 CFNY line-up, news free. My hair too.

The Edge was around in 1981?

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Thu Jun 15 12:03 pm  #14


Re: Radio dream team

The "EDGE" started out as CHIC FM in Aug 1960. Call letters were changed to CFNY sometime in 1976. Spirit Of Radio brand was introduced in 1979.

 

Thu Jun 15 12:17 pm  #15


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Thu Jun 15 4:34 pm  #16


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mace wrote:

The "EDGE" started out as CHIC FM in Aug 1960. Call letters were changed to CFNY sometime in 1976. Spirit Of Radio brand was introduced in 1979.

If I have the timeline right, they continued with  "CFNY The Spirit of Radio" branding until the late 80's when for a while it became known as "FM 102", then back to CFNY for a couple years until around 1994-95 when they became "The Edge".

 

Thu Jun 15 6:51 pm  #17


Re: Radio dream team

I think I can name the line up from 1981 on CFNY...

Pete and Geets mornings (But I remember Geets on Q107 too with Ted Woloshyn) and doing the traffic as "Warren Down" oh and then giggling when we spoke of traffic being heavy on Coxwell...

Then J.R. middays and or Liz Janik

James Scott drive home

Live Earl Jive w. Beverly Hills

Ron Bruchal at night

I believe the All night Andre overnight

That was quite a line-up!

 


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Sun Jun 18 10:01 am  #18


Re: Radio dream team

Muffaraw Joe wrote:

I think I can name the line up from 1981 on CFNY...

Pete and Geets mornings (But I remember Geets on Q107 too with Ted Woloshyn) and doing the traffic as "Warren Down" oh and then giggling when we spoke of traffic being heavy on Coxwell...

Then J.R. middays and or Liz Janik

James Scott drive home

Live Earl Jive w. Beverly Hills

Ron Bruchal at night

I believe the All night Andre overnight

That was quite a line-up!

 

I have a tape from 1983/83 which features most of the CFNY line-up above. Plus there's content from that other area alternative WUWU FM from Buffalo and bits of dial twisting and segments from WCMF FM Rochester, 97 Rock Buffalo and CHUM FM. Over six hours of area radio newly updated to one post:

1983/1982 CFNY, WUWU and More


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Sun Jun 18 11:10 am  #19


Re: Radio dream team

grilled.cheese wrote:


Great tune, grilled. And, as Kilgore points out, thank you for bringing youth and vitality to the board. Your expertise is noted and appreciated.

 

Sun Jun 18 11:34 am  #20


Re: Radio dream team

Pretty tough to pick out a fantasy lineup, so I'll submit my three favourite Toronto lineups that actually were:

CHUM (Summer 1967)
(Source: Scrapbook files)

6-10 a.m. - JAY NELSON
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - JOHN SPRAGGE
1-4 p.m. - DICK HAYES (Hayes left in the fall and was replaced by Roman)
4-7 p.m. - BOB McADOREY
7-10 p.m. - BRIAN SKINNER
10 p.m.-12 midnight - SPEAK YOUR MIND with LARRY SOLWAY
12 midnight-6 a.m. - BOB LAINE
Weekends - DUFF ROMAN, MICHAEL CRANSTON

____________________

CKFH (Summer, 1967)
(Source: Scrapbook files)

6-6:30 a.m. - RELIGION
6:30-10 a.m. - DON DAYNARD
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - DAN O'NEIL (Chuck McCoy replaced O'Neil in December)
1-3 p.m. - PETE STEMKOWSKI (The Stemmer was just there for the summer, then O'Neil took over his shift)
3-7 p.m. - TOM FULTON
7-10 p.m. - ECHOES OF ITALY (Big G. got this shift in October and Kenny Wells moved into Big G.'s former time)
10 p.m.-1 a.m. - BIG G. WALTERS
1-6 a.m. - NORMAN B. (John Donabie replaced him in September)
Weekends: GARY DEAN, MIKE WILLIAMS, JACK ALLAN

_____________________

CHUM-FM (1969)
(Source: Scrapbook files)

7 a.m.-12 noon - WALTER MICHAELS
12 noon-5 p.m. - PETE GRIFFIN
5-6 p.m. - LARRY GREEN
6-9 p.m. - KIM CALLOWAY
9 p.m.-2 a.m. - TIM THOMAS
2-7 a.m. - DAVE PRITCHARD
Weekends - PHIL INN, BENJI KARSH, REINER SCHWARTZ

  

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Sun Jun 18 11:43 am  #21


Re: Radio dream team

And my three favourite Buffalo lineups...

WYSL (May 3, 1971)
(Source: WYSL Chart)

6-9 a.m. - CHUCK MORGAN
9 a.m.-12 noon - JACK EVANS
12 noon-3 p.m. - GEORGE HAMBERGER
3-6 p.m. - JIM BRADLEY
6-10 p,m. - KEVIN O'CONNELL
10 p.m.-2 a.m. - RUFUS COYOTE
2-6 a.m. - MARC DARIN
Weekends - ROGER CHRISTIAN

________________

WKBW (Fall 1971)
(Source: Scrapbook files)

6-9 a.m. - DAN NEAVERTH
9 a.m.-12 noon - FRED KLESTINE
12 noon-3 p.m. - DON BERNS
3-7 p.m. - SANDY BEACH
7 p.m.-midnight - JACKSON ARMSTRONG
12 mid-6 a.m. - BOB McCRAE
Weekends - CASEY PIOTROWSKI

________________

WGR (1979)
(Source: Bill Dulmage)

6-10 a.m. - STAN ROBERTS
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - LARRY ANDERSON
2-6 p.m. - FRANK BENNY
6-10 p.m. - SHANE
10-11:30 p.m. - TOM DONAHUE
11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. - EXTENSION 55 with JOHN OTTO
2-6 a.m. - JIM SCOTT
Weekends - TOM FRIZZELL, PETE ZONOSKY

  

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Sun Jun 18 12:12 pm  #22


Re: Radio dream team

grilled.cheese wrote:

  lying in bed next to your wife (or husband, no judging here) and are thinking about radio stuff  

unfortunately most radio personalities submitted (above) have been dead for a while 
 

 

Sun Jun 18 6:06 pm  #23


Re: Radio dream team

yea I have no idea who any of those people are.  That's why I wanted relevant hosts that didn't "spin tunes" from a phonograph.  

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Sun Jun 18 6:07 pm  #24


Re: Radio dream team

Fjiri wrote:

grilled.cheese wrote:


Great tune, grilled. And, as Kilgore points out, thank you for bringing youth and vitality to the board. Your expertise is noted and appreciated.

Thank you good sir.  Youth and vitality are sorely needed in an industry where the average age is 104. 

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Mon Jun 19 6:04 am  #25


Re: Radio dream team

grilled.cheese wrote:

Fjiri wrote:

grilled.cheese wrote:


Great tune, grilled. And, as Kilgore points out, thank you for bringing youth and vitality to the board. Your expertise is noted and appreciated.

Thank you good sir.  Youth and vitality are sorely needed in an industry where the average age is 104. 

Actually, if you last in the industry 'til half that age, you're doing well (:o)

 

Mon Jun 19 6:17 am  #26


Re: Radio dream team

grilled.cheese wrote:

yea I have no idea who any of those people are.  

Never heard of Jack Armstrong, Don Berns, Don Daynard? For shame.

But if you want current - and I suppose Freddy Vette at CJBQ Belleville is too far away to count - I'd go with Maie Pauts of Boom as my favourite local jock.


 

 

Mon Jun 19 8:01 am  #27


Re: Radio dream team

Dale Patterson wrote:

  I suppose Freddy Vette at CJBQ Belleville is too far away to count  

Loud & clear 2 - 7:00 weekdays in Oshawa & Courtice, especially in a vehicle where it seems most radio is enjoyed/tolerated (as the case may be) these days  
 

 

Mon Jun 19 9:03 am  #28


Re: Radio dream team

agree with Maie Pauts and add Andy Frost and I don't believe either worked in Akron OH in 19 dickety 7. Not that there's anything wrong with working in Akron.


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Mon Jun 19 9:09 am  #29


Re: Radio dream team

There's nothing right with it.

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Mon Jun 19 1:59 pm  #30


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Kilgore wrote:

Dale Patterson wrote:

  I suppose Freddy Vette at CJBQ Belleville is too far away to count  

Loud & clear 2 - 7:00 weekdays in Oshawa & Courtice, especially in a vehicle where it seems most radio is enjoyed/tolerated (as the case may be) these days  
 

The signal just barely gets into Ajax-Pickering (closer to the lake is a little better). I usually just listen online.