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June 21, 2019 10:20 pm  #1


With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

I am a bit sad to see McCown go...and many greats have come, gone, passed away, retired...

Who would be on your list of top 3 all time face broadcasters that you wish you could hear once more?

Mine would be...

Pete and Geets

Scruff Connors 

and then Tom Rivers and Mike Cooper while on 680 CFTR


Who do you miss not being able to listen to or watch?

Top 3 choices...

 


The world would be so good if it weren't for some people...
 

June 22, 2019 12:53 am  #2


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

(1) Mark Dailey
(2) Gordon Sinclair
(3) Bob Segarini

 

June 22, 2019 8:33 am  #3


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

I have an LP that Pete And Geets recorded back in the late 70's, I think, called "Once Again" It was a compilation of some of their CHUM FM morning show skits. Does anyone remember the CBL or CJBC morning show "Toast & Jamboree" with Bruce Smith and newscaster Walter Bowles? My parents listened every morning until my dad discovered "Wally"

 

June 22, 2019 8:43 am  #4


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

(1) Rainer Schwarz
(2) John Donabie
(3) Pete 'n' Geets (especially Geets)

Last edited by AMFM (June 22, 2019 8:44 am)

 

June 22, 2019 9:03 am  #5


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

All of the CHUM FM DJ's that I heard between 1971 to 1975 as it was the best format the city has ever had in terms  of musical discovery and education.

Many of the CFNY DJ's from 1977 to 1989 as it was the second best rock station the city has seen. Accent was on modern rock for much of the period but not strictly limited to that and once the Edge did limit things that was the end of a great radio station.

David Wisdom on CBC stereo during the 1990's kept the free form flag flying on Nightlines.

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http://www.lettheuniverseanswer.com/
 

June 22, 2019 9:06 am  #6


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Had to think about it for a while to cut down to just 3.   So with apologies to regular contributor Mike Cleaver and of course the great Tom Rivers and Scott Carpenter here goes:

Marsden (circa CHUM-FM)
Pete and Geets
Larry Silver (circa CFTR)

 

June 22, 2019 9:28 am  #7


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

I've always been drawn to Talk Radio, even as a young lad.

I'd be interested in hearing John Gilbert (CHUM) & Larry Glick (WBZ) again to see what kindled my draw to Talk Radio at even such a young age.

 

June 22, 2019 10:24 am  #8


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

(1) Bob Mackowycz Sr

(2) Norman B

(3) Larry Wilson

 

June 22, 2019 10:50 am  #9


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Pete and Geets
Brian Henderson
Brady in the morning!! (CFTR)

and yes, Larry Glick on WBZ Boston.  I have the Glick University t-shirt!  254-5678

 

June 22, 2019 11:07 am  #10


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Nanci Kranz
Al Boliska
Dave Johnson

 

June 22, 2019 3:49 pm  #11


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Just a Radio Fan wrote:

  So with apologies to regular contributor Mike Cleaver   

 
 

Betting Mike wouldn't care either way... 


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

June 22, 2019 5:10 pm  #12


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Mark Dailey   (man those pipes -- and he was a gifted reporter to boot -- miss him)

Mark Elliott  (aside from his people helping people duties he was really good at talk radio -- miss him too)

 

June 22, 2019 5:19 pm  #13


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Brian Henderson...loved his commentaries.
Don Daynard...an oldies show like no other.
Mark Daily...do you have to ask?

 

June 22, 2019 7:41 pm  #14


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

You can hear most of those personalities right here.

http://rockradioscrapbook.ca

Airchecks I'd like to have...

An Al Boliska morning show on CHUM (1957-63)

Anything from The Whole Bag/The Open Lid (1966-71)

Norman B.'s "Where It's At" all-night R&B show in 1967.


 


"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram
 

June 22, 2019 8:35 pm  #15


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

James Brownyard (WHYP)

Jack Dennett

Pete & Geets

 

June 22, 2019 10:37 pm  #16


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Dale Patterson wrote:

You can hear most of those personalities right here.

http://rockradioscrapbook.ca

Thanks Dale.  I just took a quick listen to one of Daynard's shows...wow does it take me back in time.  The man had a truly unique sound and playlist!

Looking forward to listening to his shows again and in many cases the other staions and announcers for the first time.
 

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June 23, 2019 7:29 pm  #17


Re: With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing?

Here are recent episodes of Toronto Mike'd featuring some of the folks mentioned so far:

Geets Romo
John Donabie
David Marsden