Edition #1209
Week of August 28, 2022


Station: CHUM Toronto
Date: August 18, 1976
Time: 1:00:02 (unscoped)
         19:03 (scoped)

(Pic courtesy Doug Thompson/CHUM Archives)

Mike Cooper was CHUM's "stunt" man.

In August 1975, Cooper set a world record for longest stay on a Ferris Wheel at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. Cooper went round-and-round on the wheel for a then-record 21 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes (the record has since been broken).

Eight months later - in April 1976 - Cooper made headlines of a different sort when he faked his own death on air. The police were not amused, and it led to his exit as a full-time CHUM jock. You can hear the audio of that here.

(Pic courtesy Doug Thompson/CHUM Archives)

Enjoy Mike Cooper on CHUM (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Mike Cooper on CHUM (SCOPED) here.

(The Bill Dulmage Collection)

More 1976 airchecks here!


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