Talent: BILLY GORRIE
Station: CKRC Winnipeg
Date: May 16, 1972
Time: 59:10 (unscoped)
Remember the famous commercial where Victor Kiam said of Remington Rand, "I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company?" Well, something like that happened to Billy Gorrie.
Gorrie, heard here doing the
evening shift on 'RC, liked the station so much he bought it. Gorrie became
general manager of CKRC and CKWG-FM in
1985 and a decade later he and Terry O'Rourke purchased
the station and moved it to FM as Magic 99.9. Standard
Radio assumed 100 per cent control of
the station in 1998 and it wound up in the hands of CHUM
Ltd. in 2002.
As for Gorrie, he took his own life in 2011 and wrote his
Enjoy Billy Gorrie on CKRC (UNSCOPED) here.
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