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Fri Feb 16 9:09 am  #1


Former CHUM & CFTR Jock Gerry Forbes Hanging Up His Headphones

He's been a fixture in the mornings in Calgary for years, but some here may recall when he worked at both CFTR and CHUM. Now at 61, Forbes says he just wants to stay up late, like a normal adult. So he's calling it quits. 

From the Calgary Herald:

CJAY 92 morning host Gerry Forbes announces retirement 

 

Fri Feb 16 9:58 am  #2


Re: Former CHUM & CFTR Jock Gerry Forbes Hanging Up His Headphones

He's the original wild and crazy guy

We used to go tooling around the streets of Toronto in his hearse

Got pulled over by Metros finest one night

All good when they determined everyone in the hearse was alive and well

Congratulations to Gerry on a nice career


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

Fri Feb 16 11:47 am  #3


Re: Former CHUM & CFTR Jock Gerry Forbes Hanging Up His Headphones

unclefester wrote:

He's the original wild and crazy guy

We used to go tooling around the streets of Toronto in his hearse

Got pulled over by Metros finest one night

All good when they determined everyone in the hearse was alive and well

Congratulations to Gerry on a nice career

Wonder if he got the idea of the Hearse from Neil Young. I think Neil was driving the hearse when he ran into Stephen Stills in LA just before the formation of Buffalo Springfield.


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Sat Mar 24 7:38 pm  #4


Re: Former CHUM & CFTR Jock Gerry Forbes Hanging Up His Headphones

Gerry Forbes pens a goodbye piece to his listeners in the Calgary Sun:

Forbes: Looking back at life on the air 

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Sun Mar 25 12:07 pm  #5


Re: Former CHUM & CFTR Jock Gerry Forbes Hanging Up His Headphones

unclefester wrote:

He's the original wild and crazy guy

We used to go tooling around the streets of Toronto in his hearse

We all drove hearses back in the late 60's. 
 


 
 

Sun Mar 25 12:43 pm  #6


Re: Former CHUM & CFTR Jock Gerry Forbes Hanging Up His Headphones

Ah...Good ol' Gerry.  How long ago did we work together?  Seems like less than20...Must have been closer to 30.  I'm goin' for 50.  But after all those years of gettin' up at 3:00-3:30...who could really blame him?  All the best Gerry.  I have fond memories of both you and Marty.