By all accounts, Newstalk 1010 fans enjoyed The Rush with Ryan Doyle and Jay Michaels. That was the name of the afternoon drive show on CFRB. Shortly after the show launched, both Ryan Doyle and Jay "Maddog" Michaels visited my home studio for a lengthy discussion about the show. I'm
Pooja Handa left her role on CP24's Breakfast way back on August 12, and was soon followed out the door by her co-host Gurdeep Ahluwalia. It was clear they would resurface soon on a competitor station. When Maureen Holloway was let go from CHFI, it became clear that's where Pooja
Mike chats with radio vet Dave Charles about his years at CKOC, 1050 CHUM, launching Q107 and more. This episode is exactly 1:23:47. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe via Apple PodcastsSubscribe via Google PodcastsSubscribe via SpotifySubscribe via Podcast AddictSubscribe via StitcherSubscribe
If you're a Toronto Mike'd listener, you likely heard my recent episode with Humble and Fred chronicling their ten years of regular podcasting. I've had to add that "regular" qualifier because technically this all started in December 2006, which puts it closer to 15 years, but those first five years
In this 925th episode, Mike chats with Jim Van Horne, Paul Romanuk, Stephen Brunt, Scott Ferguson, Gene Valaitis, Barry Davis and Mike Richards about the failed 1050 The Team Toronto experiment. This episode is exactly 1:24:16. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe
Maureen Holloway announced this morning that today was her last day hosting 98.1 CHFI's morning show. She took over when Erin Davis retired five years ago. Previously, Maureen hosted the afternoon drive show on Q107. Today was Mo’s last show on CHFI. Mo will always be part of
I spent the morning with former 590 morning show host Greg Brady and we talked openly and honestly about the Fan 590 lineup and why Greg wasn't a part of it. I strongly recommend you listen to all two hours, even if some of it didn't age very well as
Allan Slaight was the broadcasting mogul who helped build up Toronto’s venerable music radio stations CHUM and Q-107. Organizations including the Junos, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Week and Hot Docs have benefited from Slaight support and named awards and funds after him.
Recorded from CFNY 102.1 in January 1986, this is the final hour of David Marsden’s final Saturday night broadcast.
As aired on The Spirt of Radio CFNY 102.1, here's David Marsden reviewing the 1970s. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe via Apple PodcastsSubscribe via Google PodcastsSubscribe via SpotifySubscribe via Podcast AddictSubscribe via StitcherSubscribe via OvercastSubscribe via tuneinSubscribe directly to the feed at
In this 883rd episode, Mike chats with the radio broadcaster formerly known as Ripkin! about Mojo Radio: Talk Radio for Guys. This episode is exactly 1:31:21. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe via Apple PodcastsSubscribe via Google PodcastsSubscribe via SpotifySubscribe via Podcast
In this 871st episode, Mike chats with Chris Mayberry about his 40 years in radio. This episode is exactly 1:23:06. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe via Apple PodcastsSubscribe via Google PodcastsSubscribe via SpotifySubscribe via Podcast AddictSubscribe via StitcherSubscribe via OvercastSubscribe via
Mike Stafford has been fired from his job at Global News Radio 640. He was the morning show host since February 2018 when he took Matt Gurney's spot alongside Supriya Dwivedi. Legacy CFNY fans will remember Mike Stafford as the newsperson on Pete and Geets. Fred Patterson of Humble and
In this 859th episode, Mike chats with Rob Cowan about his father Bernard Cowan, his cousin Paul Soles, his comedy work with Rick Moranis and his radio career at CKFH and CJCL 1430 where he worked with such radio vets as Bob McCown, Andy Barrie, Mark Hebscher, and Jim Brady.
In December 1999, while Strombo worked his shift at Edge 102, Brother Bill recorded a 1:42:48 of George presenting the Top 1002 New Rock Songs of All-Time. Brother Bill held unto that cassette and has finally ripped it to MP3 so I could host it on the Toronto
In this 815th episode, Mike catches up with Alan Cross before they listen to some vintage CFNY audio and a special message from Brother Bill. Then, Mike buries Alan in questions submitted by FOTMs. This episode is exactly 1:20:02. You can listen to this episode in a variety
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.