Early CFNY & WUWU FM 1983

The first clip is a rare but short one of Brad McNally on CFNY from the time when they were free enough to play a whole set from the 1960’s.The clip is from the late 70’s or early 80’s

The second set is from the great Gary Storm and his Oil of Dog Program. A wonderfully diverse set of acts including John Renbourn, Steeleye Span, The Strawbs,  Gentle Giant, Yes, The Small Faces, Sonny and Cher, XTC and Captain Beyond. Be sure to check out the Oil of Dog Corner for much more Gary Storm.

Unfortunately the announcements for some of the tracks are missing from both clips.

Thanks to John54 from the SH Forum for id’ing the track below which is found at 32:30 on the second clip. Had me stumped.


John Donabie CHUM FM August 1973

This is from one of the older reels that I have. John Donabie during the free form era from 1973. The voice on one of the ADs is Larry Green who was one of the early DJ’s at the station but I’m not sure if he was still on staff at the time of this recording.

The clip ends with a segment from John’s Sock Hop show where he used the Rockin’ Rebels as his weekly outro. The song was first recorded as the theme song for Tom Shannon’s Top 40 show on WKBK. I’m not sure about the date of the Sock Hop clip but I used to record all of the oldies as this was the first time I was introduced to many of them. Unfortunately I recorded the music and the DJ patter is missing except for this one brief segment. Wish I had realized the value of the DJ patter and preserved it.

The partial track that plays just before the Rockin’ Rebels is the rather obscure ” Country Judy-Jane” by David Rae. Thank you to the internet sleuths at the SH forum for helping me ID that track.