The Toronto Star on Humble and Fred Radio

humble and fred radioThere's a nice piece by Vinay Menon in the Toronto Star today.

Here's an excerpt:

In a makeshift studio, in a lowrise building on a desolate street in Etobicoke, Humble and Fred are planning to rebottle the madcap alchemy that first earned them a devoted following in 1989, when they stormed the air as the irreverent morning hosts at CFNY (now The Edge 102.1).

In short: They are planning to be reborn.

Not on the FM dial, but on the Internet, in a podcast that debuts Saturday and will then be uploaded daily, Monday to Friday, at

I even got a mention:

With this in mind, the new Humble & Fred Radio Show will not stream live, save for the occasional show built around audience interaction or a musical guest. Instead, each episode will be recorded in the morning with the assistance of Mike Boon, their digital partner. Then shows will be uploaded around 1 p.m., so listeners can listen at their convenience.

Digital partner, eh? If you're looking for a digital partner, contact me. As for the boys, I'll be heading over to their new studio later today for the recording of their premier episode.

This will be fun.

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Jason Patterson

This is cool I mean it would have been a lot more "revolutionary" in 1995, but hey, it's still cool to try.

October 14, 2011 @ 1:09 PM


Hey Mike, we'd love to see some details about the technical setup for the boys. So glad to have them back on the air.

October 14, 2011 @ 7:31 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Even Ryan Doyle and John Downs gave Humble and Fred a plug Friday night, unfortunately missed Humbles chat with them.

Good luck, boys I guess i need to by an Ipod or can I listen to it through my laptop with a download? Sorry not much of a techo file so any help is appreciated.

October 15, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Yes, the first show is now online. It's at and if you go there you have several listening options:

Click the flash player and listen in the browser
Download the MP3 by right-clicking the download link and saving as
Subscribe to the podcast via the podcast listening app of your choice (iTunes or whatever) via this link:

October 15, 2011 @ 12:26 PM


Nice to see that you also got a little shout out from Menon in that article, Mike!

October 15, 2011 @ 4:22 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Geezus, almost seems like they never left the air. Pure gold on the first show boys , and i'm glad Junie P won on the low profanity injection, as you guys don't need to step to that level.

Can't wait for the next publication.

October 15, 2011 @ 9:29 PM


How would one subscribe to the podcast? After d/l'ing the first episode on iTunes I've searched around but can't see anything?

October 15, 2011 @ 10:55 PM

Tim G.

Mike I need a feed URL for my podkicker android app.

October 28, 2011 @ 7:22 AM

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