Talent: TOM RIVERS
Station: CHUM Toronto
Date: December 5, 1970
Time: 1:00:30 (unscoped)
Tom Rivers and Brian Williams on the same station? On a Saturday night? Not possible you say. But it happened at CHUM in the early '70s.
The Tom Rivers story is well-documented. Rivers established himself as a true CHUM legend over the years, with about a half-dozen tours of duty at the Toronto Top 40 powerhouse, including stints in both morning and afternoon drive. But Williams' involvement with CHUM is not as well known.
Before going on to fame and
fortune as a CBC and CTV sports
announcer, Williams indeed worked for a while as a newsman at CHUM.
If you tuned into CHUM on
the first Saturday of December, 1970, you would have heard both Rivers - the
deejay legend - and Williams - the sportscasting icon. And we have the aircheck
to prove it!
Williams and Tom
December 5, 1970 (UNSCOPED)
Hear Brian Williams and Tom Rivers from December 5, 1970 (SCOPED) here.
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