Edge 102 ~ CFNY
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In this 152nd episode, Mike chats with former 102.1 the Edge announcer Pete Fowler about his years at the station, his relationship with Martin Streek, why he left radio to become a cop and his new show, The Lost Indie City. This episode is exactly 1:21:20. You
My buddy Andrew passed these audio treats along, so I thought I'd share them with the masses. This is how CFNY 102.1 sounded in 1983.
I've been conversing with a documentary filmmaker producing a film about Martin Streek. He's been listening to my podcast as a source of research, which fills me with great pride. We had a chat yesterday about Chris Sheppard and his thoughts on Martin Streek. Shep would often say "often imitated,
In this 138th episode, Mike chats with 102.1 the Edge host Adam Ricard about his decade at the Edge, his feud with Alexisonfire, the Blue Jays, the Casby Awards, job security in radio and lots more. This episode is exactly 58:59. You can listen to this episode in
There's some great behind-the-scenes footage of Humble and Fred recording their CFNY morning show in 1994 in this clip. Also, bonus Dan Duran, Jason Barr and Marla West. [via Dave Thielking, h/t to @retrontario]
In this 132nd episode, Mike chats with 102.1 the Edge host Josie Dye about her years on the air, her butchering of O Canada, her relationships with Martin Streek and Dean Blundell and why Diamond and Dye didn't work. Also, intense air is cleared. This episode is exactly 1:
Karim Mosna sent me a link to this little documentary about CFNY thinking I might be interested. It's 22-minutes long and includes chats with Alan Cross, David Marsden, Ivar Hamilton and Dani Elwell. If you're looking for a more long-form deeper dive into this subject, I strongly recommend the following
In this 118th episode, Mike chats with Dani Stover about her years producing the Dean Blundell Show on Edge 102, why she was fired, her battle with depression and her life on the air in Peterborough. This episode is exactly 1:18:07. You can listen to this episode in
In this 114th episode, Mike chats with Jason Barr about his years as Danger Boy on Humble and Fred, his decade as co-host of the Dean Blundell Show and his current gig at 97.7 Htz FM. This episode is exactly 43:00. You can listen to this episode in
With the passing of Don Berns earlier this week, it seems like an appropriate time to jump in the time machine back to 1989 when CFNY 102.1 had changed its progressive and alternative new music format to something more mainstream. How mainstream? Think Janet Jackson and Bryan Adams. CFNY
He was the longtime Toronto radio personality best known for his seven years at CFNY from 1985 to 1992 and his many years as Dr. Trance, Godfather of the Toronto rave scene. I was hoping to have Don Berns on my podcast, and when he came in, I was going
This little relic from Toronto's radio history was sent to me by Frank. It was circulated back in '92 when there were rumours CFNY was returning to top 40, as it did briefly in the late 80s. These types of campaigns remind me of David Marsden's original call to arms
Launched last February, Spirit of Radio Sunday on 102.1 the Edge, hosted by Scot Turner, was mighty popular in my circle. Scot and I spoke a great deal about the concept in episode 102 of my podcast. Essentially, the show was an homage to the legacy of CFNY, playing
In this 106th episode, Mike chats with broadcasting legend David Marsden about his years as David Mickie, his time at CHUM FM, the Spirit of Radio days at CFNY, his years at Iceberg and The Rock and his latest venture, NYthespirit.com. Tears are shed. This episode is exactly 1:
In this 105th episode, Mike chats with CFNY 102.1, CHUM FM and Boom 97.3 host Maie Pauts about her career in radio. This episode is exactly 56:50. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesListen via StitcherFollow on tuneinSubscribe directly to
In this 103rd episode, re-branded episode 102.1 by marketing, Mike chats with George Stroumboulopoulos about his years at The Fan 590, CFNY Edge 102, MuchMusic, CBC and his current gig at Hockey Night in Canada. There are laughs, tears, The Wire references and almost two hours of open and
In this 102nd episode, Mike chats with Spirit of Radio Sunday host Scot Turner about his many years on CFNY and Energy 108, what's next for Spirit of Radio Sunday on Edge 102 and why he keeps changing the spelling of his first name. This episode is exactly 1:03:
In this 100th episode, Mike chats with Humble and Fred about their 25 years together as they share more Toronto radio stories than you can shake a stick at. In fact, if you work in Toronto radio, we likely talked about you. This episode is exactly 1:30:51. You
Just this past March, Fearless Fred switched from mornings on 102.1 the Edge back to afternoons and a new morning show of Dominik Diamond, Josie Dye and Greg Beharrell took over. Now it seems Fearless Fred is back taking care of the morning shift with co-host Melani and Josie
Alan Cross is returning to 102.1 the Edge where he's spent the bulk of his radio career. You can hear him chat with me about his career in radio in episode 66 of my podcast. We haven't been told yet what his role will be on 102.1, but
In this 82nd episode, Mike chats with Alan Cross, David Marsden, Brother Bill, Todd Shapiro, LoriAnn, Fred Patterson and others about the life and death of Martin Streek on the 5th anniversary of his death. This episode is exactly 1:56:33. You can listen to this episode in a
Nash the Slash passed away on the weekend. He played electric violin on The 102.1 Band's "Working on the Radio", a song by CFNY and about CFNY, written by Brad McNally and Jim Bird. Here's "Working on the Radio" from 1979. Download this MP3 here.
Here's how Alan Cross used to sound in his early days on CFNY 102.1. After listening to this vintage clip, click over to my interview with Alan Cross from earlier this year. Download this MP3 here.
CFNY runs down the 10 worst albums of 1985 in this vintage audio clip. Download this MP3 here.
Starting March 31, 102.1 the Edge has a new morning show consisting of Dominik Diamond, Josie Dye and Greg Beharrell. This official ends the Fearless Fred experiment as he goes back to the afternoon drive where he'll be joined by Melani. And yes, that is Carlos Benevides returning to