Broadcast History - November 28

Broadcast History - November 28

Postby jon » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:44 pm

In 1953, John Majhor, the barefoot disc jockey, was born in San Bernardino, California. He spent 11 years at CHUM Toronto, from 1975 to 1986, mostly hosting morning or evening drive. He began his career in 1974 as Curt Martin at KKLS Rapid City, South Dakota, then moved to WAPE Jacksonville, Florida, before making it to CHUM. While still at CHUM he pioneered VJ'ing at CFMT-TV Toronto in 1983 on Video Singles. From 1984 to 1986, he hosted Toronto Rocks on CITY-TV. He was also one of the original anchors on the E! Network in the U.S. His other radio experience includes KLAC Los Angeles (1988), KCBS-FM Los Angeles (1989), CJEZ Toronto (1990), KSFQ Santa Fe, New Mexico (1999-2000) and WCOO Charleston, South Carolina (2002-04). His barefoot moniker stuck because of his love of doing his shows with neither shoes nor socks. He died of cancer at age 53 on January 23, 2007, in Young America, Minnesota.

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In 1975, WXIL-FM Parkersburg, West Virginia, signed on at 12 noon. With 50,000 watts on 95.1 MHz. The story of the station includes some interesting Firsts, and makes interesting reading at http://www.reelradio.com/wxil. Reelradio subscribers can also hear five airchecks.

In 2001, CICF-FM Vernon signed on as Sun-FM, in an AM to FM move to 105.7 MHz with 46,000 watts. The station began as CKAL-AM on 1050 KHz on October 23, 1978, with 10,000 watts day and 1000 watts night. The call letters switched to CICF in 1987.

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