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Today's Media Changes...

In my very basement you learned about Mike Richards' new independent venture and Greg Brady's return to mornings on The Fan 590, but there was other news today.

At 102.1 the Edge, my station throughout the 90s, they shuffled the deck. The new morning show is going to be called Edge Mornings with Melani & Adam. That's Melani Mariani and Adam Ricard, in case you didn't know. You can learn everything you wanted to know about Adam but were afraid to ask right here.

Fearless Fred, my old buddy, moves to 2pm-6pm where he will be followed by grizzled veteran Alan Cross. You can hear Alan take a phone call during episode 66 of Toronto Mike'd.

Oh, and they changed their logo. At this moment, this is their logo.

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On Monday, this will be their logo.

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The big sports media news today is that FS1 cancelled Fox Sports Live and will not renew the contracts of Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole when they’re up in March. Will Jay and Dan come home to TSN?

What do you think of the 102.1 the Edge changes? Would you like to see Jay and Dan return to Canada's airwaves?

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Update: TSN has announced that Jay and Dan are returning home to TSN.

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Josie Dye Leaves 102.1 the Edge

Josie Dye started at 102.1 the Edge way back in 2002. She took over middays when Kelly Cutrara left and stayed in that spot until she moved to mornings following the cancellation of the Dean Blundell Show. That experiment didn't last long, and Josie Dye was moved to 2pm-6pm.

Following her maternity leave, she hosted Sugar Beach at 6pm. Today, she announced she's leaving 102.1 the Edge.

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Just prior to her aforementioned maternity leave, Josie visited my home and sat down for a great conversation about her career. You can hear her on episode 132 here.

It's been a long time since 102.1 didn't include the voice of Josie Dye. It'll be interesting to see where she pops up next. I'm told we'll be hearing her voice again in March, so stay tuned...

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CFNY / 102.1 the Edge Episodes of Toronto Mike'd

I grew up listening to CFNY. That's 102.1 on the FM dial if you don't recognize the call letters. Today, the station is best known as 102.1 the Edge.

Since I'm interested in the station, past and present, I've invited a number of personalities from the station to my home studio for episodes of my podcast, Toronto Mike'd. I thought it might be fun to assemble a full list of such CFNY broadcasters, past and present.

Past:

Present:

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 159: Rob Johnston

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 159In this 159th episode, Mike chats with Rob Johnston, a man who worked at CFNY 102.1 from 1989 to 2015. This episode is exactly 1:26:50.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 157: Ivar Hamilton

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 157In this 157th episode, Mike chats with CFNY's Ivar Hamilton about his days at the Spirit of Radio, his memories of Martin Streek, how he was responsible for the Bon Jovi banner at the ACC and what he and David Marsden are up to these days. This episode is exactly 1:44:47.

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CFNY 102.1 The Edge circa 1997 vs. the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays

I received an email from a reader named Billy who has a question for the hivemind.

What is the more impressive line up? CFNY 102.1 The Edge circa 1997 or the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays?

The 1997 CFNY 102.1 the Edge lineup was:

Humble and Fred - weekdays 8:30am - 9:20am
Maie Pauts - weekdays 9:20am - 2:00pm
Alan Cross - weekdays 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Live in Toronto - weekdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brother Bill - weekdays 8:00pm - midnight
George Stroumboulopoulos - Monday and Tuesday midnight - 8:30am
Wired for Sound - Tuesday 11:00pm - midnight
The Thursday Thirty - Thursday 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Indie Hour - Thursday 11:00pm - midnight
All Request Breakfast - weekends 9:00am - noon
Live-to-Air with Martin Streek from The Kingdom - Friday 9:00pm - 2:00am
Live-to-Air with Martin Streek from The Phoenix - Saturday 9:00pm - 2:00am
Live-to-Air with Martin Streek from Whiskey Saigon - Sunday9:00pm - 2:00am

The 2015 Blue Jays lineup was:

Ben Revere
Josh Donaldson
Jose Bautista
Edwin Encarnacion
Chris Colabello
Troy Tulowitzki
Russell Martin
Kevin Pillar
Ryan Goins

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Martin Streek Swearing on 102.1 the Edge

When Pete Fowler visited for his appearance on Toronto Mike'd, he told a great story about co-hosting The Thursday 30 with Martin Streek in 1994 when Martin Streek dropped an F-bomb. He even brought in the memo sent by Stu Meyers about this incident. I read this memo in its entirety during this episode with Fowler.

Jason Barr was also witness to this from his perch in Brampton, and he shared his memories of this moment in CFNY history.

And now, thanks to Brother Bill who shared it with Pete Fowler who shared it with me, we have the audio of Martin Streek swearing live on the air at 102.1 the Edge.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 155: Barry Taylor

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 155In this 155th episode, Mike chats with Barry Taylor about David Bowie, his years on 102.1 the Edge, why he was fired, his work at Y108, his stand-up career and his Raptors podcast. This episode is exactly 1:00:28.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 152: Pete Fowler

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 152In this 152nd episode, Mike chats with former 102.1 the Edge announcer Pete Fowler about his years at the station, his relationship with Martin Streek, why he left radio to become a cop and his new show, The Lost Indie City. This episode is exactly 1:21:20.

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3 Hours of CFNY From 1983

My buddy Andrew passed these audio treats along, so I thought I'd share them with the masses.

This is how CFNY 102.1 sounded in 1983.




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