- Edition #953 - September 3, 2017 -

Station: CHUM Toronto
September 16, 1975
Time: 59:06 (unscoped)
22:21 (scoped)

(The CHUM Archives/Doug Thompson)

Who was the longest-serving jock at CHUM?

If you answered Roger Ashby, you're correct. Ashby started at CHUM-AM in 1969 and was still there doing the "Sunday Morning Oldies Show" when the oldies stopped in 2009. Ashby wasn't on CHUM-AM continuously for those 40 years - he was off-the-air for a while working in programming in the late '70s and early '80s, and during the short-lived era of The Team in the early 2000s (though he did do the "Sunday Morning Oldies Show" at during that time).

Second on the all-time list is Jay Nelson, who did the morning show at CHUM for 17 years (1963-1980). Third place goes to Russ McLoud who spent 17 years at 1331 Yonge (1984-2001). In fourth place is Terry Steele, who arrived at CHUM from WNOR Norfolk, Virginia, in 1972 and stayed for 15 years.

(Note that we are only counting jocks here. Brian Henderson was at CHUM from 1977 to 2004 but only part of that time was spent as a jock. Bob Laine was in the CHUM organization in one role or another from 1958 until his death in 2011 (53 years), but "only" 12 years as a jock. Dick Smyth served for 18 years at CHUM (1969-87), but he was a newscaster. And then there was Alan Waters, who owned the station for 51 years, from 1954 until just before his passing in 2005.)

In addition to Terry Steele, you'll also newscaster Bob Kennedy, sports director Dave Wright and traffic reporter Nancy Krant on this aircheck.

Enjoy Terry Steele on CHUM (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Terry Steele on CHUM (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Terry Steele on CHUM (SCOPED) here.

Enjoy Terry Steele on CHUM (SCOPED) here.

(The CHUM Archives/Doug Thompson)

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