Video and Audio clips from www.rockradioscrapbook.com and private collections of Doug Thompson, CHUM Archives, Charlie Ritenberg, Bud Riley, Dave Ross, Westlyn Mather, Don Shuttleworth and others.
The CHUM studios considered for decades as a major Yonge St. landmark. It was demolished beginning on Sept. 29, 2016.
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Photos of the busy CHUM newsroom
Paul with Prime Minister Mike Pearson
Gord James was a long-time morning man at CHUM-AM
.See Pete & Geets on a TV interview and other video and audio clips
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CHUM ad Oct. 30, 1971, final issue Toronto Telegram.
See Robert MacBain discuss his latest book
project: Their Home and Native Land
Derek Lind CHUM 1960
Fred Sherratt was a CHUM executive who helped shape the station become the leading media company in Canada. Fred held many posts including chief operating officer, executive vice president and vice chairman. He was inducted into the Canadian Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1995.
Peter Griffin started his radio career in his home town of Orillia, Ontario at CFOR. (seen here in photo). In 1963 he was playing classical music on CHUM FM. When the station changed format to rock in 1968, David Haydu joined him as his operator for the morning show. They clicked as a comedy duo "Pete 'n Geets". In 1980, Peter left to do mornings on CFNY where he was eventually reunited with David two years later. Griffin died at 81 in May 2011.
Fred Whiting started his news career in Winnipeg in 1958 at CKY. A year later he signed on at CJOB Edmonton. In 1968, he joined the CHUM news staff
This is a 1957 45 rpm recording on Verve Records "What is a disc Jockey"
MacBain interviewed on Seniors Calling by Lynne Brown
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Mike Rutledge was Jay Nelson's operator for several years during the early and mid sixties. .
Audio of Kim Calloway interview with John Lennon
Read more about Dave and hear a sample of his work
.J. Robert Wood, had an extensive announcing career before joining CHUM as programme director. His start in radio was at CKY in Winnipeg. Bob was a mentor to many young, talented jocks including Chuck McCoy whom he first met at CKY. J. Robert Wood as the 2016 inductee to the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. An innovator and veteran of the industry for more than five decades, Wood will be honored for his achievements and longstanding career in broadcasting with the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award. The induction ceremony took place during the Canadian Radio Music Awards.
George Jones was CHUM's chief engineer from 1957 to 1978 when he was elevated to Supervisor of Engineering CHUM Group. Jones was replaced as chief engineer CHUM AM and FM by Burrell Hadden.