Corey Hart Boy in the Box is Steve Anthony: Confirmed

A couple of years ago, former MuchMusic VJ and current CP24 Breakfast host Steve Anthony dropped by to chat about his career on the radio and on television. He was engaging, entertaining and energetic. And, as it turns out, he wasn't full of shit.

Early in that episode 123, Steve told a story about working on the radio in Montreal when Corey Hart heard his catchphrase "this is your boy in the box, Steve Anthony, on 98 Hit Radio CKGM". Corey heard this, and according to Steve, it inspired the song Boy in the Box, also the name of Corey's very successful album.

A close friend of Corey Hart heard that episode with Steve and a subsequent episode with Stu Jeffries in which we discussed whether the claim was true and it has been confirmed that Steve Anthony was indeed the boy in the box that inspired Corey Hart.

I will never doubt Steve Anthony again.

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Rob J

Yes! Another topic you can randomly insert during interviews with guests that have nothing to do with it! (please note the affection with which this post is intended)

March 7, 2017 @ 3:29 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Rob J

Like Barry Davis!

March 7, 2017 @ 3:33 PM

Rob J

I noticed it took until almost the THREE MINUTE MARK for you to reference Ann R with Bubba! I was starting to think you'd gotten a cease-and-desist letter from Bell.

March 7, 2017 @ 3:38 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Ann references are to be kept to a minimum unless the guest worked with her for an extended period of time. It is written.

March 7, 2017 @ 3:39 PM

Rob J

Hopefully this all builds to the crescendo of having her in the TM basement.

March 7, 2017 @ 3:42 PM

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@Rob J

She says she'll do it in the spring!

I just shared an awesome email on Twitter and look how he closes the note:

Emails like this can keep me going for another 50 episodes at least cc: @elliottbaseball @GreatLakesBeer

— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) March 7, 2017
March 7, 2017 @ 3:43 PM

Rob J

What an uplifting and encouraging note! I too loved the Bob E episode, especially once you explained the Jackie Robinson interlude, which was baffling at the time.

Based on his final statement, and many blog comments, I have a feeling the upcoming Ann R convo will smash all TM podcast records!

March 7, 2017 @ 3:58 PM

Handsome Rob

When Ann comes on you will have to forego the normal GLB 6 pack and give her a Keg gift card. Hahahah. Makes me laugh just thinking about it.

March 7, 2017 @ 11:37 PM

Al The Royal Pain

@Handsom Rob

That...would be...awesome!

March 8, 2017 @ 9:41 AM


I love these peak Toronto tidbits.

March 9, 2017 @ 9:06 AM

Ryan G

I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I always found Anthony to be a bit twitchy for my tastes, particularly during his MM days.

March 9, 2017 @ 10:25 AM

Freedom 55

I thought you were going to confirm that the Boy in the Box is indeed Ann Rohmer.

March 14, 2017 @ 9:02 AM

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