Scrapbook In words, sound and images... The Golden Age of Top 40 Radio Enjoy the Aircheck of the Week
J. MICHAEL WILSON CHUM Toronto June 9, 1970 (UNSCOPED)
We're celebrating not one but two major radio anniversaries!
On Saturday, CHUM is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a rock 'n' roll station.
At 6 a.m. on May 27, 1957, Phil Ladd cued up "All Shook Up" and the CHUM era
began. Since then, many of North America's top air talents have sat behind
the 1050 CHUM mic including international superstars like Dick Clark and
Wolfman Jack, and too many CAB Hall of Famers to list here. This aircheck,
from about halfway through CHUM's Top 40 era, shows what 1050 was all about!
1050 CHUM isn't the only radio station celebrating a big anniversary this week. Toronto's Q-107 (CILQ-FM) is 40 years old, having launched at 1:07 p.m. on May 22, 1977. John Rode was the first jock, and the rest of the air staff at the beginning included Murray Smith, Dave Charles, John Donabie, Mary-Anne Carpentier and Scott Marwood.
Enjoy John Rode with the Launch
of Q-107 (UNSCOPED)
... in the Aircheck of
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One moment they were here, the next they were gone. Great stations, legendary deejays faded into the ether, seemingly forever.
But wait! That great radio lives again right here at Rock Radio Scrapbook. The unforgettable stations like CHUM, CKLW, CKEY, CKFH, CFTR, 1470 CFOX, CKGM, CJMS, CFUN, CKRC, FM 108, WKBW, WGR, WLS, WABC, KHJ and so many others can be heard and read about here.
Enjoy legendary deejays like Alan Freed, Hound Dog Lorenz, Jackson Armstrong, Robert W. Morgan, Hunter Hancock, Cousin Brucie, Dan Ingram, Dick Biondi, Wolfman Jack, Al Boliska, Jay Nelson, The Real Don Steele, Tom Rivers, Brian Skinner, Marc Denis, Red Robinson and many others. Also here: the history, the lineups and the stories of a great radio era now gone but fondly remembered.
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