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January 13, 2021 11:18 pm  #1


Name a forgotten commentator on Toronto talk radio

Syd Ryan 

 

January 14, 2021 12:06 am  #2


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Bob Kinnear, the former head of the TTC local union. What a horrible leader he was.

 

January 14, 2021 7:17 am  #3


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harry kopyto

 

January 14, 2021 7:23 am  #4


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Brian Costello.

 

January 14, 2021 8:25 am  #5


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Chrisphen wrote:

Brian Costello.

Managing Yoooooooore Moneeeeeee

 


Cheers,
Jody Thornton
 
 

January 14, 2021 9:23 am  #6


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Of the names above.....NONE are forgotten.

For a laugh, I auditioned for Larry Solway and Nuala Fitzgerald for a role in one of their productions at their Whitby Theatre. I didn't get the role.
 

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January 14, 2021 9:38 am  #7


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Charles Templeton and Pierre Berton



 

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January 14, 2021 10:30 am  #8


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RadioActive wrote:

Bob Kinnear, the former head of the TTC local union. What a horrible leader he was.

I'm willing to bet that Kinnear is somewhere in the TTC Lost and Found...  just that no one has bothered to stop by to claim him...
 

 

January 14, 2021 10:49 am  #9


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Glen Warren wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

Bob Kinnear, the former head of the TTC local union. What a horrible leader he was.

I'm willing to bet that Kinnear is somewhere in the TTC Lost and Found...  just that no one has bothered to stop by to claim him...

This was the guy who pulled all his union members from the TTC with absolutely no warning one night (I think it was a Friday) and went on strike, leaving thousands of people - including many young teenagers - stranded downtown without any way to get home.

It was an outrageous, irresponsible and completely unforgiveable thing to do to the public and it caused chaos for passengers and panic for worried parents, who had no idea how to get their kids home. The very least he owed the city was some advance notice. But his claims of worrying about his members facing possible abuse from riders if he told anyone ahead of time rang hollow. 

I personally think they should have jailed him for endangering the public, it was that serious. All these years later and I've never forgotten it. Thankfully, he was thrown out of that position as head of ATU Local 113 and as far as I know, no one has heard from him since. Good riddance. (Or is that "good ride-ance?")   

 

January 14, 2021 11:05 am  #10


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Claire Hoy

     Thread Starter
 

January 14, 2021 11:05 am  #11


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Chrisphen wrote:

Brian Costello.

I prefer Schizas, Lou.  

 

January 14, 2021 1:22 pm  #12


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geo wrote:

Black, Conrad

Conrad Black is now Canada’s Rudy Giuliani
https://outline.com/7SqJYM

 

 

January 14, 2021 2:58 pm  #13


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Earl Warren.


- Not an industry person.  Just a guy with a love of Toronto radio. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.gif
 

January 14, 2021 3:26 pm  #14


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g121 wrote:

geo wrote:

Black, Conrad

Conrad Black is now Canada’s Rudy Giuliani
https://outline.com/7SqJYM 

Kudos to Bob Hepburn.
 

 

January 14, 2021 3:35 pm  #15


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John Bolton

 

January 14, 2021 3:43 pm  #16


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Going way back to the early 1960's when I was an avid CHUM listener, I always tried to catch Bill Drylie's 6 o'clock commentary.  On occasion, late at night I would listen to Tempo Toronto on CKEY with Brad Crandall.  I was working in LA in the mid 1970's and was contracted to produce a radio campaign for "Walking Tall: Final Chapter" for Bing Crosby Productions.  I hired Brad and when he came in to the studio, I introduced myself and told him I used to listen to him on CKEY.  He was floored.  Brad went to WNBC after 'EY.  Amazing voice. 

 

January 14, 2021 4:02 pm  #17


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John LeBoutillier

     Thread Starter
 

January 14, 2021 4:45 pm  #18


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John Gilbert at CHUM from 1971 until 1977.  Speak Your Mind in 1973 was Canada's most listened to talk show according to wiki with a weekday audience of 120,000 listeners.
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January 14, 2021 5:09 pm  #19


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Doug Thompson wrote:

Going way back to the early 1960's when I was an avid CHUM listener, I always tried to catch Bill Drylie's 6 o'clock commentary.  On occasion, late at night I would listen to Tempo Toronto on CKEY with Brad Crandall.

1961 for me, Doug. I used to listen to Crandall doing a music show Sundays on CKEY. Great pipes. Mr. Smooth. Played some great music, too. I just assumed that he picked his tunes, like most of us did, back then. He always played something by Kay Starr.
 

 

January 14, 2021 5:16 pm  #20


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Here's an ancient Time Magazine article on Mr. Crandall. It's from May 1964 when he was doing an early talk gig on WNBC:

Radio: Talk Man

https://i.ibb.co/jhssNpQ/ckey.jpg

(Pic courtesy http://las-solanas.com/arsa/surveys_item.php?sv=94045)

 

January 14, 2021 5:19 pm  #21


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Fred Ketchen 

     Thread Starter
 

January 14, 2021 6:02 pm  #22


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Bob Hesketh - CFRB

Gordon Sinclair - I recall from childhood Sinclair doing an entertainment segment, maybe afternoon drive.  He reported that Elizabeth Taylor had another facelift.  Sinclair said if she has one more facelift she'll need to shave her chin. 
 

 

January 14, 2021 6:15 pm  #23


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paterson1 wrote:

John Gilbert at CHUM from 1971 until 1977.  Speak Your Mind in 1973 was Canada's most listened to talk show according to wiki with a weekday audience of 120,000 listeners.
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As a youngin', John Gilbert , Larry Glick & Bob Bratina fostered my embrace of talk radio.
 

 

January 14, 2021 6:21 pm  #24


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cash wrote:

Fred Ketchen 

 
LOL/GRRRRR ...... I dabbled twice with Nortel stock.  Both times in line with Ketchen's thoughts.   

I no longer buy stocks directly!

 

January 14, 2021 9:23 pm  #25


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Brian "Henny" Henderson.
Made you think, laugh & think again.

 

January 14, 2021 9:59 pm  #26


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Ed Needham - CFRB
Don Cherry - Grapeline (several stations)

 

January 15, 2021 9:46 am  #27


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Bentwater wrote:

Bob Hesketh - CFRB

Gordon Sinclair - I recall from childhood Sinclair doing an entertainment segment, maybe afternoon drive.  He reported that Elizabeth Taylor had another facelift.  Sinclair said if she has one more facelift she'll need to shave her chin. 
 

Show Business With Sinclair aired weekdays at 5:45pm. He also did something called Let's Be Personal at 11:45am.

 

January 15, 2021 11:25 am  #28


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I remember when Donald Cherry used to be on TV.

 

January 16, 2021 6:57 am  #29


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Bill Watters

Greg Burrell (sic?)

 

January 17, 2021 1:07 am  #30


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Jim Hunt

Walter Kanitz

June Callwood

Mac Lipson

Denis Woolings

 


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