In this 1430th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike is joined by Dan Shulman, Allan Davis, Nelson Millman, Scott Metcalfe and Tim Haffey as they discuss CJCL 1430 going all-sports in 1992. This episode is exactly 1:45:22. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe
In this 1429th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike chats with Jon Pole about Bell's deep cuts to their radio empire, selling 45 stations in smarller markets, including four to Jon's My Broadcasting Corporation. Is radio still a viable business? This episode is exactly 54:22. You can listen to this
Yesterday I wrote about the massive cuts BCE made, affecting 4800 employees across the country. Many of these people work for the 45 radio stations Bell sold, but there are also many behind-the-scenes and on-air people from television and radio stations Bell has not yet sold. Two people you'd hear
There was a time 97-7 HTZ FM out of St. Catharines was one of my stations. On the FM band, I'd toggle between five stations. If memory serves me correctly, and we're going back a ways here, it was 102.1, 107.1, 97.7, 94.9 and 107.9.
Rob Valentine, whose real name was Roberto De Cicco, and was sometimes known as Guy Valentine the “Guy in the Sky," was best known for doing airborne traffic reports for 1050 CHUM, Mix 99.9 and 680 CFTR.
I've been blogging for a long, long time. Well over 20 years at this point. And yes, many of my blog entries have been about Toronto radio. When I started Toronto Mike'd, my little podcast that could, radio personalities were some of my favourite guests. I loved sitting down with
In this 1383rd episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike chats with Matt Hart a.k.a. The Russian Futurists about his life of music, his time as an Indie88 day oner, working on the morning show there for almost a decade, and his current work at CBC and Today Radio. This
Some things take time... preparing a feast, writing your thesis, learning a new language... and Daryn Jones leaving KiSS 92.5 and becoming the new morning show host at Virgin 99.9. Way back in May, Virgin 99.9 parted ways with Adam Wylde and and Jax Irwin. I wrote
FOTM Darryl Henry's last show on CHFI was this morning. Darryl had been there since 2010. This page on CHFI.com has been deletedDarryl Henry visited me for a thorough discussion about his years on the radio at HTZ-FM, EZ-Rock and CHFI. You can hear that episode here. Darryl Henry:
Throughout my life, one constant has been the National Research Council Time Signal on CBC Radio at 1pm. The National Research Council official time signal. The beginning of the long dash indicates exactly one o'clock, Eastern (Standard/Daylight Saving) Time.Now that radio is served up via satellite and the
I have a lot of time for Josie Dye. I enjoyed her on 102.1 the Edge, had a great conversation with her on Toronto Mike'd, and have watched her anchor a morning show on Indie88 since 2017. Indie88 was lucky to have her, and now they're actively searching for
The morning show of Alish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert is no longer. I guess they gave them a year, hardly enough time to build an audience, but patience seems as elusive as ever in 2023 terrestrial radio. Alsih Forfar and Justin Cuthbert have been moved from mornings to Leafs pregameAlish
In this 1319th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike shares audio he uncovered from CFNY on March 1, 1990. This episode is exactly 1:04:27. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe via Apple PodcastsSubscribe via Google PodcastsSubscribe via SpotifySubscribe via Podcast AddictSubscribe via OvercastSubscribe
When Amanda Cupido was named Director of Talk and Talent at AM 640, she came on Toronto Mike'd to tell me all about it. Here's episode 1006 of Toronto Mike'd. Today I learned that Corus has fired Amanda Cupido and handed the 640 reins to former CFRB Program Director Mike
In this 1312th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike is joined by Scott Metcalfe, Mike Eppel, Richard Southern and Peter Gross as they discuss 30 years of 680 News a.k.a. CityNews 680. This episode is exactly 2:02:54. You can listen to this episode in a variety of
I've confirmed with multiple sources that Evanov Communications, owner of Proud FM 103.9, are shutting down the station at the end of the month. Launching on April 16, 2007, Proud FM 103.9 was the first radio station in Canada targeted specifically to an LGBT audience, and the first
In this 1288th episode of Toronto Mike'd, David Marsden pays tribute to Martin Streek on his 94.9 The Rock radio program. This episode is exactly 4:44:24. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe via Apple PodcastsSubscribe via Google PodcastsSubscribe via SpotifySubscribe via
You might remember Adam Wylde quitting his gig at Rogers-owned KiSS 92.5 back in June 2018. After his non-compete expired, he ended up as the morning show host on Bell-owned Virgin Radio 99.9. At the time, his co-host was a chap named TJ O'Halloran. Adam Wylde, whose mother
In this 1250th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike catches up with Mike Stafford. They discuss his broken neck, why he had to delete his Twitter account, why he was fired by AM 640, how he's been doing and what's next. And yes, they address the "turd in his basement" comment.
I wrote about Meredith Geddes back in 2018 when she was voice tracking several shows from Vancouver, including 102.1 the Edge's afternoon drive show. I found it curious that a legacy alt rock station like CFNY would not have a local afternoon drive show. At some point, Meredith moved
In this 1247th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike takes you back in time to November 21, 1997 when Brother Bill filled in for Humble Howard on the Humble and Fred morning show on CFNY 102.1 the Edge. This unedited audio experience features Brother Bill, Fred Patterson, Mary Ellen Beninger
I often get emails or Twitter DMs asking me about personnel moves in radio. The question I've received more than any other the past six months is "what happened to Scott MacArthur on Newstalk 1010's The Rush?" My answer has always been a variation of the following: "I don't know
Don Daynard was the Toronto radio legend who worked at CFRB, CKFM and then CHFI where he was teamed with Erin Davis. You can hear Erin talking about her years co-hosting with Don Daynard in episode 84 of Toronto Mike'd.
In this 1233rd episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike crashes the 640 Toronto party at the GLB Brewpub. Guests include Anthony Farnell, Troy Burtch, Fabian Skidmore, Alan Carter, Jason Chapman, Corey Manuel, Dan Speerin, Pina Crispo, Patrick Malkin, Kelly Cutrara, Rob Johnston, Edward Keenan, Rebecca Cuneo Keenan, Vince Tedesco, Dani Stover,
In this 1225th episode of Toronto Mike'd, Mike chats with Toronto radio vet Wayne Webster about his years at Q107, 104.5 CHUM-FM, CKFM / Mix 99.9 / Virgin Radio and Boom 97.3. This episode is exactly 1:28:18. You can listen to this episode in a variety of