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August 26, 2015 3:37 am  #1

I need your help...

I was writing a book about an addiction case I worked on, but found myself switching topics early on.
Instead I found myself writing about my career at CHIC Brampton, CFOM AM Quebec City, CFRW Winnipeg, CFRA Ottawa, CFGO Ottawa, CKLW Windsor/Detroit, AM 640, and News Talk 1010 Toronto.  It has become a multimedia project with photos, recordings of audio and video, newspaper articles, and tons of memorabilia.
I only wish I'd taken better care of what I'd done, but junkies aren't big on preserving the past.  So, I have very little record of my history.
For instance: when I resigned on air at CFRA in 1986 it was airchecked, but I have never heard it again.  I know that recordings exist, but I've never found one.  My own was confiscated and I presume destroyed.
Lots of people tell me they grew up listening to me.  Some even made recordings.

If you only know me from "People Helping People" on News Talk 1010 it's a hoot to hear me as a screaming teenager on Top 40 radio.

I'm having fun working on this because apart from the tragedy I created with my drug addiction, for a lot of it I was having the time of my life!
Somebody ran into Warren Cosford complaining that they: "met Mark Elliot, but he doesn't know any of the really good Mark Elliot stories."
Warren chided the guy saying: "He was in a blackout!  He doesn't remember any of the good Mark Elliot stories!"
Okay.  He's right.  But, "I heard I had a really good time..."
If you know of anything or can help me find anything from my past let me know at or pass it along here.  I'm curious to see what surfaces...  Please be kind!


August 30, 2015 1:23 am  #2

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Good luck, Mark.  I have no stories but when I was doing sports in the early 1980s across the dial at 1310, I would often listen to -- and enjoy -- your evening show...

Last edited by maybo (August 30, 2015 1:25 am)


August 30, 2015 3:47 am  #3

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Thanks Chris!
  I'm getting replies from all over and a trove of stuff I never knew was out there!  Milkman John Mielke says he recorded tons of my shows but like me he has never heard "the one".
I honestly hope it surfaces because as Bob-O Laine told me later..."It's the stuff that legends are made of".
I wish now that I'd made more effort to find a copy in 1986, but I was in a blackout for about 5 days afterward.
Laine asked me once if I remembered calling him the next day after I quit on air.  I told him "Bob I don't remember anything from then til the next week.  It's all a blur."
He said "You called me the next morning and said "Bob, I just made the biggest mistake of my life...""
It was.  But that's a story for the book...

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August 30, 2015 9:58 am  #4

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I don't have the recording, but perhaps you don't have the Billboard Aug. 02/86 article about your resignation.

It can be enlarged online for better reading.


August 30, 2015 6:25 pm  #5

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Hello from London, UK.  

There are two good photos of you at Radio Waterloo in the 20 November 1970 edition of the Chevron in an article that you can access via this link 


Be well



August 30, 2015 11:11 pm  #6

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Wow!  Thanks guys!

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August 31, 2015 11:35 am  #7

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Mark Elliot wrote:

Wow!  Thanks guys!

People helping people.