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November 15, 2021 4:17 pm  #1

Alan Cross Reflects On 40 Years In Radio

It's a pretty entertaining reminiscence, including getting his very first radio as a birthday present, his discovery of DXing, his very first paying job and how it started in a grocery store, an unwelcome detour into news and finally, how he wound up spending almost 40 years at CFNY. 

"And so it came to pass that I made my commercial radio debut at 3:04:20 p.m. on Nov. 13, 1981. The first thing I did was read some sports scores and a weather report following the Broadcast News report that was piped in from Toronto. I was a professional radio announcer!

"Frankly, it wasn’t much. CFQX-FM was then a 5,000-watt family-owned enterprise in the middle of a wheat field that played elevator music. By the terms of its license, every vocal composition had to be counterbalanced by two instrumental selections. And because the announcers got to choose their own music, the sound of the station was extremely uneven." 

Alan Cross Reflects On 40 Years In Radio