Stevie Wonder CKLG December 1967

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Stevie Wonder CKLG December 1967

Postby Firedog » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:26 am

Little Stevie Wonder (Grossman) hit the Vancouver airwaves in the fall of 1966 while
he was a grade 12 student at Kitsilano High! Stevie's screamin' style was something
new and unique. Here's some audio memories of Stevie from December 1967


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Listen to Stevie Wonder on CKLG December 16, 1967

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Re: Stevie Wonder CKLG December 1967

Postby isthisthingon » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks for that. Steve was a unique and very good jock!
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Re: Stevie Wonder CKLG December 1967

Postby BossRadio » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:11 am

Great (?)to hear that old "epiglotal push" again...lol. It made me think of KHJ's Sam Riddle when I heard it.The only pic of Steve I have ever seen is that head-shot from his 'LG tenure. Any others to be had ? Last I heard, he was in Montreal. Did he ever do anymore radio work? And..there is that old tale of him,the Paradise Valley/ Squamish Rock Festival,and an open bag of money getting airborne on the Lions Gate bridge. Any thoughts or updates?



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Re: Stevie Wonder CKLG December 1967

Postby isthisthingon » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:28 am

FWIW: Steve was a student at Pt. Grey not Kitsilano.
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Re: Stevie Wonder CKLG December 1967

Postby DonovanTildesley » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:11 am

I seem to think he went by Steve E. Wonder. rockradioscrapbook.com has an aircheck of him from around this same time period. He's referring to himself as "Steve Wonder" and the inflexion in the jingles lead me to believe that the "E" was a middle initial. Great high-energy jock!
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Re: Stevie Wonder CKLG December 1967

Postby radiofan » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:18 pm

DonovanTildesley wrote:I seem to think he went by Steve E. Wonder. rockradioscrapbook.com has an aircheck of him from around this same time period. He's referring to himself as "Steve Wonder" and the inflexion in the jingles lead me to believe that the "E" was a middle initial. Great high-energy jock!



Donovan ... I think the inflexion on the jingle is just an extended pause between the first and last name. After the first year, he did use Steve and Stevie, by 1969 he was Steve Grossman. I listened a lot,
and knew him and never heard or saw a Steve E refernce anywhere.
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