Big Daddy on the mend

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Big Daddy on the mend

Postby radiofan » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:06 am

'Big Daddy' Dave McCormick has undergone, successfully, some urgent abdominal surgery...and is recouping at VGH.

Dave initially thought it was food poisoning, but it turned out to be a bit more serious. Speedy recovery to you Big Daddy!

Longtime Vancouver broadcasters Jerry Landa and Dave Abbott are also in VGH these days.

Our thoughts are with all of you.
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby johnsykes » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:59 am

I've worked with all three....great guys.....my best wishes to you all.
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby Mike Cleaver » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:13 am

Good vibes going out to all three radio legends!
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby hagopian » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:49 am

Big Daddy - hope you get out of the Hospital soon - we are all pulling for you.

The man helped build Rock and Roll Radio....
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby jon » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:44 pm

Coincidentally, I was noticing in this morning's Today in History, charts section, that Big Daddy is mentioned twice directly. And a third time, indirectly.

He is pictured and mentioned here:
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on what I'm guessing is his first appearance on a KOL chart. As Dave told me, he was hired from KYNO for AM Drive by a PD who quit a month after Dave arrived, and Dave became the new PD. His first act was move himself to middays. Since this shows him as AM Drive, this would be his first month at KOL.

That KOL PD, by the way, was, to the best of my knowledge, Buzz Barr, who died yesterday.

Above that, you'll see the CFUN chart from this day in 1961. As well as mentioning Dave in the list of DJs, the chart also marks the first anniversary of the C-FUNtastic 50 by re-printing the Top 10 from one year previous. From everything I've heard and read, Dave was the one behind creating CFUN's chart in the first place.

As I've said before, Dave's voice was that of the first DJ I ever heard when I started listening to Top 40 radio in early 1962. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Dave!
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby Steve Sanderson » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:46 pm

A speedy recovery to all three!! :boxer:
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby radiofan » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:14 pm

An update from Brian "Frosty" Forst ...

Dave's surprising everyone at VGH strolling the hallways already...it's possible he'll be back home Sunday or Monday.


Great news. Thanks for passing it along Brian.
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby hagopian » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:21 am

Thanks for the update Brian - I am relieved to hear that Dave is up and around. Miss you on the radio too, pal.

If you didn't hear Mr. Forst - y'all missed something. We are both CKPG and CKNW alumni - so I am terribly biased :-)
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby Jack Bennest » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:48 pm

Way to go Dave.

Sorry to hear about Abbott and Landa - even tho both have been quite weak.

I really hope they are all in the same room exchanging quips and chasing nurses :orclown:
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Re: Big Daddy on the mend

Postby Russ_Byth » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:22 pm

How weird is that. Brian sending an update on Dave and then we get the Forst report.
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