"Iron" Mike Bensson, Dead at 60

In MemoriumIron Mike Bensson was 60. I knew Iron Mike Bensson as an on-air personality at 97.7 HTZ-FM out of St. Catharines where he worked for over 15 years. Cancer sucks.

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Always enjoyed listening to his show while I was working.

November 7, 2013 @ 1:27 PM


Gawd. I have listened to him and liked him on the radio forever.

November 7, 2013 @ 1:51 PM


R.I.P Iron Mike! I've been listening to him for 15 years or so. I'm still in shock and can't imagine 97.7 without him. The 2 o'clock teaser, every stoner in the area remembers his 420 show. R.I.P, he will be missed!

November 7, 2013 @ 2:30 PM


Nice of WEDG to post something on their website and mention the station. Very cool.

November 7, 2013 @ 6:38 PM


He will be missed! 97.7 spent a lot of the afternoon talking about Iron Mike, and listeners were encouraged to call in and share. A nice way to say farewell to a loved radio personality.

November 7, 2013 @ 6:49 PM

Jason from Sudbury

Rip Iron Mike. Can't imagine 977 without him.

November 7, 2013 @ 8:36 PM


When he came back last year, I was really hoping that he had beaten the cancer, at least as much as one ever beats cancer. Hearing the news today has been so shocking and sad. Iron Mike was always a favourite of mine. He'll definitely be missed, and radio won't be quite as fun without him.

November 7, 2013 @ 8:39 PM

Dick N Balls

R I P , stay off the pipe and don't forget to wipe ...

November 7, 2013 @ 8:40 PM


Love-ya mike! Can't believe your gone! You were straight-up, honest and
Definitely one of a kind!
You can never be replaced! I can still hear you talking to this second and always!
You will be in my memories for ever and ever dude!

Always be remembered!


November 7, 2013 @ 8:54 PM

Michael from Mississauga

This is very sad. He was one of a few people that kept me sane and happy earlier back in high school. He really did have a way of taking people who've had a horrible day and making them laugh. The loyalty that he had to friends, fans, and family will never be forgotten.

November 8, 2013 @ 5:24 AM


I worked with Mike for about 5 years from 95 to 2000 or so. He was an absolute gentleman. What you heard on the air was much the same as what he was off. He was a genuine "star", not pulling any kind of rockstar bullshit. He was well loved around the station as well.

He was one of the last great rock radio announcers of our time and will be greatly missed.


November 8, 2013 @ 7:30 AM


Cancer does suck.

2 weeks ago I found out my mom has GBM , it's a stageIV brain cancer that's very aggressive. Median survial is 12-18 months.

I hate life right now.

November 8, 2013 @ 9:47 AM

Ryan P

I listened to 97.7 throughout high school. When I moved to Toronto, I got into the T.O. radio scene/CFNY and that's part of how I found your blog Mr. Boon.

After my favorite people from 102.1 were let go and I started my job at BlackBerry, I moved the dial back to 97.7.

My fondest memory of the Iron Man was one of his 4:20 songs - I always caught the bit on the way home from work. One day, he played Big Sugar - If I had my way. During the chorus, he popped in and yelled in that low growl of his "IF I HAD MY WEEEEED". I laughed so hard I had to pull over.

Youtube - If I had my way

Fuck Cancer. I will miss you Iron Man.

November 8, 2013 @ 10:42 AM


I will miss my Driving Buddy. Iron Mike was one of a kind. What a sweet man and funny doesn't even cut the cake! He will be missed by MILLIONS! Thanks Iron Mike for the laughs, the crazy names and out look on life! Until we meet again Brother. Love you. Peace Out.

November 8, 2013 @ 2:43 PM


@ Jamie - sorry to hear about your Mom. That sucks.

November 8, 2013 @ 7:59 PM


Will be missed rip iron mike

November 12, 2013 @ 6:10 PM

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