The Spirit Reunion 2003 CD

radioSteve Macaulay was nice enough to send me a Spirit Reunion 2003 souvenir CD. This thing is awesome. It's 46 stellar clips from CFNY 102.1 that aired between 1977 and 1989. I promise to share some very soon.

In the words of Don Berns:

The audio tracks on this CD are meant as a time capsule of the Spirit of Radio as it was heard during the period of 1977 - '89. I have attempted to give full representation of that era and the special nature of CFNY. However, reducing thousands of hours of entertaining radio to a fleeting few minutes has been a difficult task. Many of my choices of program segments are included because the air talents are talking about signposts from that era: classic radio station promotions, artists, events and of course the music that defined our lives. I only wish we could have included all the magnificent radio performances that defined the Spirit. The personalities who are not represented on this CD are omitted simply because I wasn't able to obtain tapes of their programs. Many of the shows that are represented can be heard extensively at, without whose co-operation and enthusiasm this CD would not be possible.

And, in David Marsden's own words:

1977 - '89 seemed like a wonderful radio roller coaster ride. During those eleven years we put together one of the greatest radio teams in history. While those on the air are most often the names so often repeated, we all must celebrate those who worked behind the scenes. The team it took to put it all together was large and every person contributed a particular discipline to the entertainment that came out of your radio. Too numerous to mention in this small space, each name deserves a standing ovation.

Here's the cover. I will share some of this awesome audio over the coming weeks.


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Is this available for purchase anywhere? Mike, could you please list the song titles, at least.


August 8, 2009 @ 9:55 AM

Toronto Mike

There are no songs, it's promos, ads, dj chatter and stuff like that.

I promise, starting Monday, I'm going to share a bunch of it. Starting with the no-repeat workday promos.

August 8, 2009 @ 10:01 AM



August 8, 2009 @ 11:37 AM

Jason Paris


Are you aware of any way to purcahse a copy? eBay produced zero results.

August 10, 2009 @ 1:35 PM

Toronto Mike

The 2003 event that sparked the creation of this CD was produced by David Marsden, Don Berns and Steve Macaulay. Steve is the guy who sent me the CD.

I'll ask him if I can give the MP3s away. I don't think they sell this disc, it's really more about sharing the memories.

August 10, 2009 @ 1:41 PM

Steve Macaulay

If anyone is interested in obtaining a CFNY Reunion CD from November 2003, I have some. Please email me at for information on getting one. Obviously a limited edition and when they're gone, they're gone!

November 4, 2009 @ 1:35 PM

tom heinar


any left?



November 6, 2012 @ 9:53 PM

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