Station: CHUM Toronto
Date: September 3, 1971
Time: 54:05 (unscoped)
John Rode entertained at five different Toronto stations, numerous
outlets south of the border and even did stints in Vancouver and Alaska. But
he's probably best remembered for the many years he spent at CHUM.
Rode arrived at CHUM in 1970 after a stint in mornings at rival CKFH. Prior to that, the Wisconsin native had appeared at several other stations, including WALT Tampa, Florida, WKLO and WINN Louisville, Kentucky, WSAI Cincinnati, WRKO Boston, WIBG Philadelphia and WDRC Hartford.
While Rode would spend much of the '70s, '80s and '90s at CHUM, he gained everlasting fame in 1977 when he become the first morning man at Q-107. He was also the morning personality at CHUM-FM in the early '80s and KEY 590 (CKEY) late in the decade. Rode also found time for 1970s stints at CFUN Vancouver and KFQD Anchorage, Alaska. He returned to CHUM in 1989 for swing work, often filling in on the morning show in the '90s. At last word, he was working as a winemaker in eastern Ontario.
Enjoy John Rode on CHUM here. (UNSCOPED)
Enjoy John Rode on CHUM here.
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Audio editing by Marc
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