It's October 5, 1985, and the Toronto Blue Jays magic number for clinching their first American League Eastern division pennant is 1. Hear Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth call the bottom of the ninth and report live from the Blue Jays clubhouse after the clinching win against the New York
In this 803rd episode, Mike chats with Jon Pole about his years working for CFRB in the early 90s, how he came to own several radio stations, his recent role at NEWSTALK 1010, hosting The Night Side with Jon Pole for stations in Montreal and Windsor, how he was fired
Announcement Made Live This Morning on Funny 820Humble and Fred, a beloved broadcast duo entertaining Canadians since 1989 and celebrating 10 years of podcasting, enthusiastically announce they’ve quit terrestrial radio with a surprise declaration made live on Funny 820 this morning at 8:45am. Following several years of simulcasting
Firstly, the big TSN radio station of primary concern to the majority of readers here is safe.... for now. These changes did not effect TSN Radio 1050. But other TSN Radios, including Hamilton's TSN 1150, Vancouver's TSN 1040 and Winnipeg's TSN 1290, are changing formats. The station formerly known as
I used to listen to a lot of sports radio on The Fan 1430 and then The Fan 590, so I've heard my fair share of ads for Korry's Clothiers. Saul Korman owned the shop and did his own ads, and he was a character. They rarely seemed scripted, and
If you're subscribed to Toronto Mike'd, you saw a bonus episode appear on the feed late last night. It's an hour from CFNY 102.1 recorded on Boxing Day in 1986. Hear how the late great Don Berns sounded on this day in Toronto radio history. If you're not subscribed
In this 787th episode, Mike chats with Nicholas Picholas about his start in radio at CFNY, how he helped the Barenaked Ladies launch their career, his move to Buffalo, hosting Video and Arcade Top 10 on YTV, being on the air at Energy on 9/11, his return to Buffalo
Numeris has released their last book of 2020. This is radio for you kids who aren't familiar with the format. I've never caught one of my kids listening to terrestrial radio for even a second, but they wouldn't be counted in the numbers I'm sharing below, anyway. David Bray has
Sportsnet has parted ways with Mike Wilner. This news makes me very sad, not just because I like the way Mike calls a Jays game on the radio, but because I'm a big fan of Mike as a human being. Thanks for the memories, @wilnerness590! Statement from @Sportsnet: pic.twitter.
In this 758th episode, Mike chats with veteran radio broadcaster Rick Ringer about his many years on CHUM-FM, working with Rick Moranis, Pete and Geets, Brian Master, Ingrid Schumacher, Lee Eckley and so many others, his relationship with Rush and Max Webster, the evolution of the station, his move into
Remember March 11? That was just before everything changed. On that day, Flow 93-5 announced they were syndicating New York's The Breakfast Club featuring Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy. To make room for this US-based morning show, Blake Carter and Peter Kash were moved to the afternoon
In this unnumbered episode, Mike shares Chris Sheppard's Club 102 from 8pm on May 31, 1987. This episode is exactly 47:24. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in Apple PodcastsSubscribe in Google PodcastsListen via Google Play MusicSave to your Spotify LibraryListen via StitcherFollow
In this unnumbered episode, Mike shares Skot Turner's CFNY 102.1 show into Pete and Geets from February 1986. This episode is exactly 46:48. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in Apple PodcastsSubscribe in Google PodcastsListen via Google Play MusicSave to your Spotify
In this 721st episode, Mike chats with Bob Willette about his current status in radio and what's next for him before he kicks out 5 job jams and 5 radio jams. This episode is exactly 1:32:05. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe
What do Toronto's radio ratings look like during a pandemic when so many are working from home and time spent in a car commuting has plummeted? Thanks to Bray & Partners, we get a glimpse of the landscape according to Numeris. This is % Share of Hours Tuned in Toronto between
In this 703rd episode, Mike dives deep into the history of Energy 108 with Scot Turner. This episode is exactly 1:47:01. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesSubscribe in Google PodcastsListen via Google Play MusicSave to your Spotify LibraryListen via StitcherFollow
In this 659th episode, Mike chats with Carlos Benevides about his career in radio working at 102.1 the Edge, moving to Kitchener, returning to CFNY, the state of radio, and much, much more. This episode is exactly 1:19:48. You can listen to this episode in a variety
In this 652nd episode, Mike chats with radio personality Shirley McQueen about her career behind a mic and camera with a particular focus on her years at Q107, hosting "Something Else" with FOTM J Gold on CFMT, hosting Rockfile on CHCH and more. This episode is exactly 2:30:13.
In this 646th episode, Mike chats with Brother Jake Edwards (or is it Bro Jake?) about his start on radio in the Maritimes, his multiple tours of duty at Q107, being responsible for bringing John "Spike" Gallagher to the big smoke, his move to Vancouver and everything you ever wanted
In this 645th episode, Mike chats with the Iceman Bob Segarini about his years in the Wackers, as a solo artist, working on the radio at CHUM-FM and Q107 and making the move to television on MuchMusic and City-TV's Late Great Movies. This episode is exactly 1:39:44. You
In this 637th episode, Mike chats with Gene Valaitis about the rise and fall of Jesse and Gene, The Team 1050 fiasco, his stops at Q107, 680 CFTR, AM 640, 1010 CFRB, a couple of great fun facts about his connection to The Parachute Club and MuchMusic and more. This
In this 630th episode, Mike chats with broadcaster and marketer Andrew Krystal about his years at Mojo Radio, being The Fan 590's morning show host, speaking with Rob and Doug Ford at CityNews, his new show on SiriusXM 167, and so much more. This episode is exactly 1:10:04.
Big changes at FLOW 93.5 this week. Paul Parhar, better known as Mastermind, was relieved of his duties yesterday. I've been in touch with Mastermind and once the business side of his departure is taken care of, he'll be my guest on Toronto Mike'd. I'm also told Alicia West
The Edge has a new morning show. And I'm pleased to report the slot has been filled by three FOTMs. The new 102.1 the Edge morning show is the current Y108 morning show a.k.a. The Morning Grind. The Morning Grind is Jay Brody, Shawna and Chris Z,
Last February, I wrote about Ashley Docking joining The Fan 590 morning show. At the time, she was co-hosting the 590 morning show with Greg Brady and Hugh Burrill. Ashley was the first non-white-guy to have a permanent hosting gig at The Fan during weekday hours in quite some time.