In the wake of American Graffiti, CHUM introduced Canadian Graffiti.
The Sunday night show hosted by Scott Carpenter piggybacked onto the nostalgia craze induced by the popular 1973 George Lucas movie. Not only did Carpenter play all the big late 50s-early '60s hits on his 9 p.m.-midnight show, he did it the fun-filled style of the radio of the era with lots of personality, listener inter-action and classic jingles. The show was hugely popular - at one point according to Carpenter (Pat Bergin), it was estimated that 60 per cent of all radios in use in Toronto on Sunday night were tuned into Canadian Graffiti.
Enjoy Scott Carpenter with Canadian Graffiti on CHUM from August 24, 1975, Pt. 1 (UNSCOPED) ... in the Aircheck of the Week.
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