I'm a little late on this one, but how could I resist writing about a story with the title Corus' 102.1 The Edge, Toronto, Launches 'Spirit of Radio Sunday'?
Here's the rest of the story.
Corus Entertainment’s 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) is bringing back the music that changed the face of radio in the late ‘70s and ‘80s with a weekly special celebrating The Spirit of Radio. Beginning March 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Spirit of Radio Sunday will be hosted by Scot Turner and will feature the artists that defined the alternative rock format such as U2, The Police, Depeche Mode, New Order, Talking Heads, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, OMD, The Smiths, The Cure and Tears for Fears.
“Spirit of Radio Sunday will celebrate CFNY’s legacy as the only station that showcased emerging artists during the rise of new wave, punk and alternative music,” said Blair Bartrem, Brand Director, 102.1 the Edge. “We are thrilled to have former on-air personality Scot Turner host the show, taking our listeners back to CFNY’s roots.”
Turner was a DJ on CFNY from 1984 to 1992 where he created and hosted/co-hosted various feature shows including Live In Toronto and The Thursday Thirty. Currently, Turner is Brand Director for Corus Entertainment radio stations 91.5 The Beat and 107.5 DAVE FM in Kitchener, Ontario.
CFNY became one of the most pioneering and influential radio stations in the world that explored new music and allowed freedom of expression, individuality and music choice of its DJs.
Firstly, I didn't realize Skot Turner had changed the "k" to "c" and was now Scot Turner. Secondly, this is a pretty cool idea from 102.1 the Edge.