Talent: BRIAN SKINNER w/THE GROOVEYARD
Station: CHUM Toronto
Date: August, 1964
Time: 49:24 (unscoped)
For Brian Skinner, every Saturday night (and later Wednesday) was Halloween.
"The Prez" began his reign of terror at CHUM with "The Grooveyard" in early 1964. The show initially ran from 10 p.m. to midnight (or madnight as Skinner preferred to call it). The Grooveyard was expanded to 9 p.m.-to-midnight by the end of '64. A Wednesday night 9 p.m.-9:30 p.m. segment was added in 1967.
The Grooveyard went to radio's graveyard in 1968, and Skinner's six-year tenure at the station ended in 1969 after he was relegated to the all-night show. He never worked in radio again, and never attended any of the CHUM reunions.
Enjoy Brian Skinner with the Grooveyard on CHUM (UNSCOPED) here.
Enjoy Brian Skinner with the Grooveyard on CHUM (SCOPED) here.
(The Kal Raudoja Collection)
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