Talent: SCOTT CARPENTER
Station: CHUM Toronto
Date: September 23, 1977
Time: 1:09:05 (unscoped)
It was Top 40 radio electricity.
In his six years at CHUM (1971-1977), Scott Carpenter put so much energy into his shifts he probably covered the station's electric bill! Carpenter did every show - every BREAK! - with sheer joy and excitement. It's hard to imagine anyone having more fun on the air.
Carpenter arrived at CHUM in 1971 from CKLW, where he used the air name Dean Scott. Originally assigned to weekend duty, Carpenter later moved to the important 9 p.m.-midnight slot, a shift he held throughout the bulk of his CHUM career.
After leaving CHUM at the end of 1977, Carpenter went on to successful stints in New York, Los Angeles, Tucson, Arizona, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., en route to becoming one of the top country music deejays in the U.S. Later he worked as a Systems Administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy. But we'll always remember him as the Boogieman from his glory days at CHUM.
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