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1050 CHUM 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.

CHUM Forever 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 O'Brien.

In this section we'll feature CHUM items including streaming audio, photos etc. has the full CHUM Chart Archive on-line plus photos from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.

The list of all the CHUM jocks and newscasters who ever appeared on CHUM is here.


The 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!

Buy The CHUM Story

The 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

(l-r) Bruce Marshall, Marc Chambers, Charlie O'Brien, Mark Paine - The 1050 CHUM dot com guys.