Edition #1214
Week of October 2, 2022



Station: CHUM Toronto
Date: September 29, 1969
Time: 1:13:04 (Pt. 2 - unscoped)
               25:26 (Pt. 2 - scoped)

Jay Nelson is known for the time he spent at CHUM and Buffalo's WKBW, but what of the rest of his career?

Born Frank Coxe on July 12, 1936, Nelson's first radio gig was as Frank Jaye at WRIT Milwaukee in 1955. He moved to WARM Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1956 before jocking at WHLO Akron, Ohio in 1957. Nelson arrived at WBNY Buffalo in 1960 and would spent the rest of his career in the southern Ontario/western New York market.

"Jungle Jay" did mornings at WKBW starting in 1961, then moved to Toronto at CHUM in 1963 for 17 years in mornings. He finished his career in Toronto with stints at CITY-TV (as a weather announcer), and CKFMCHFICKEY and CJEZ in the '80s and early '90s. Nelson died January 18, 1994 at the age of 57.

Enjoy Jay Nelson on CHUM (UNSCOPED) here. 

Enjoy Jay Nelson on CHUM (SCOPED) here. 


(The CHUM Archives/Doug Thompson)


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