Brian "Henny" Henderson was on the air at 1050 CHUM for 27 years, from 1977 to 2004. In the 80s, I'd literally call a phone number in order to hear his excellent daily sports commentaries. I considered him, Rick Hodge, John Gallagher and Fred Patterson to be the four pillars of daily sports commentaries on the radio in this city.
Several years ago, Henny left a comment on this blog. Here's what he shared with me us.
Since I have no idea what "URL" and all that other computer mumbo-jumbo means, I'll skip straight to the meat.
Yes I have had, and to a lesser degree, continue to have health issues. The reason I was terminated at CHUM however had nothing to do with health.
I was fired because I was too old, making too much money. FULL STOP! In the meantime, I have grown quite comfortable in retirement. Comfortable because of the age old advice, "always marry a younger woman, so that even when you're downsized, at least one of you is working. All of the children have finally left home.
Oldest Gillian is back in school in Vancouver taking her masters. Youngest Erin has crossed the street and is now working for TSN, while Kyle, "The Wonderkid" has graduated with his teaching degree, right in the middle of an era when there are no teaching jobs, Just like his father, he too has a supportive wife with a good job, and so we're all doing fine. Except for the job part.
Anyone know of any teaching possibilities for Kyle? He lives in Burlington, but will eagerly travel.