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Radio was Canada's first full time Top 40 station founded by Mr. Allan
Waters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. CHUM went on the air as a Top 40 music
station on May 24, 1957. CHUM remained a music station until May 7, 2001
when The Team Radio Network was launched.
remains the home of CHUM Oldies music on the web streaming 24/7 Oldies
featuring Marc Chambers, Bruce Marshall, Mark Paine and yours truly Charlie
In this section
we'll feature CHUM items including streaming audio, photos etc. 1050CHUM.com
has the full CHUM Chart Archive on-line plus photos from the 50's, 60's,
70's and 80's.
of all the CHUM jocks and newscasters who ever appeared on CHUM is here.
Heart and Soul of CHUM
I am sad
to report that long time CHUM Production Director Zeke Zdebiak passed
away on March 6, 2002. He is survived by his wife Glenda and two sons.
Zeke was the man who was responsible for the sound of CHUM and CHUM-FM.
His incredible ear defined the audio production, imaging and jingles
that was the core of the stations. He was laid to rest on Saturday March
9. Many present and former CHUM employees were at the service to bid
goodbye to a very good friend. We'll miss you Zeke - you were the best!
Chum Story: From the Charts to Your Hearts
Published by Stoddart
Written by CHUM alumnus Allan Farrell
· CHUM laid the groundwork for MuchMusic. This book follows
CHUM radio from its inception in 1945 to 1967. Rock 'n' roll rebels.
Top Forty pioneers. Progressive rock visionaries. CHUM defined each
generation by the music it played. Photos and the inside scoop on
the stars of the day: Elvis, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, The Four
Seasons, Dick Clark, Connie Francis and countless others. Read how
rock and roll swept the country and changed everything. Read The
CHUM Story. In stores now or buy it on line at 1050chum.com
Bruce Marshall, Marc Chambers, Charlie O'Brien, Mark Paine - The 1050
CHUM dot com guys.