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Born: October 28, 1945, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

After a few reincarnations 1050 CHUM quietly passed away on March 26, 2009

1050 CHUM was a legendary Top 40 powerhouse from the late 1950s through to the early 1980s.

The station had a formula no other station has been able to duplicate.

Through the formative ‘50s, the unforgettable ‘60s and the interesting ‘70s, 1050 CHUM played a major role in shaping the radio landscape in Toronto. Recording acts from Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Guess Who, Elton John, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers and Bob Seger not only graced the airwaves but walked the halls of 1050 CHUM.

The radio station was famous for the CHUM Chart. From 1957 to 1986, 1,512 consecutive weekly charts were published, making it the longest-running chart of its kind in the world.

Also, 1050 CHUM was noteworthy for hosting many famous rock concerts including, among others, visits to Maple Leaf Gardens by Elvis Presley (1957) and The Beatles (1964, '65, and '66).

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Monday, October 25, 2010

FROM OUR ARCHIVES - NOT PREVIOUSLY POSTED - 1050 CHUM EVENTS, CONCERTS AND CONTESTS - NOTE: THIS IS AN INFORMATION-ONLY POST - LINKS MAY NOT WORK

Amber Payie

Amber has hosted several events over her career and with CHUM! Here's a list of a few..


- The 1050 CHUM Saturday Night Oldies Dance
(2006/2007/2008)

- Canada Day Celebrations in the Beach
(2004/2005)

- Collingwood Elvis Festival - (2005/2006/2007)

- New Years Eve - King Edward Hotel -(2005)

- Southside Shuffle - (2005/2006/2007)

- 1050 CHUM Corvette Summer - (1998/1999)

- Pink & Posh Ball - Weekend to End Breast Cancer (2006)

- Toronto Marathon - Welcome Dinner - (2004/2005)

- Fab Four (Beatles Tribute Band)

- Toronto Jr. Jays Saturdays - (1997/1998/1999)
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Amber Payie

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1050 CHUM - See Mickey Dolenz Of The Monkees Live In Concert! Contest - (GTA 416/905)
Win tickets to see Mickey Dolenz live in concert on 07/10 at the Capitol Event Theatre in Toronto, ON
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I'm A Believer - Benefit for the Utopia Gristmill restoration project

He's sold 65 million records as a member of The Monkees TV show and he's finally coming back to Toronto! July 10th at the Capitol Event Theatre, 2492 Yonge Street.

Micky Dolenz will headline a benefit concert to help fund the restoration of the historic Bell's Gristmill in Utopia, Ontario (just west of Barrie). Dolenz will be singing many of his favourite hits including "Last Train to Clarksville", "Stepping Stone", "I'm a Believer" and others Monkees hits.

Toronto's 80's band The Spoons will kick off the night. They had a string of CHUM Chart Top 10 hits including "Tell No Lies" and "Nova Heart".
You can order tickets at www.ticketweb.ca or call 416-535-6710.
For your chance to win tickets, click below!
Enter no later than June 13th, 2008.

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RESEDA - Yes it's the ageless Dick Clark. Back in the seventies Dick heard of a young upcoming band named Abraham's Children. He had heard one of the bands songs on the radio and inquired who and ...

1050 CHUM radio personality the late Marc Chambers goofing off with Marisa Lang manager and publicity agent for Jimi Bertucci and Abraham's Children. The Hollywood on Queensway is a very popular night spot in Toronto, Canada....

1050CHUM Jimi signs the celeb wall. Listen to the interview with Gord James on CHUM radio. Chum prepares to celebrate fifty years of putting music in the airwaves. Jimi has appeared on Chum radio many times over the years and still enjoys the mystery of radio interviews ( listen here )....

TORONTO When a company celebrates 50 years of existence it is a big deal. When Chum radio lights the 50 candles it's a humungos city celebration. One of the hottest dj's to hit the airwaves, was a good looking young man with a voice that said RADIO. Scott Carpenter returned to the helm as comfortable as he was 30 years ago when he hosted The Scott Carpenter Show. The Boogie Man as he was and is still known. displayed the same enthusiasm on air today as if it were yesteryear. Chum has been spinning hits and entertaining the metropolis since we can remember. Jimi and his band Abraham's Children have a lot to thank the monster of AM radio, they've been playing his music since 1972....READ MORE @
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Motorcycle enthusiasts are gearing up, excited for a sneak peak at hundreds of new models to be showcased at the Toronto Motorcycle Show Friday, December 12 - Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!

The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the only Ontario event where the industry's major manufacturers showcase their new lineup. It's also the official launch pad for the one-of-a-kind 2009 seven-city Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) new model tour.

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CHUM RADIO FANFEST CONCERT

Archive Date - February 27, 2008

LINK: archive


Alanis Morissette, Finger Eleven, Jully Black, Elise Estrada, State of Shock, Canadian Idol winner Brian Melo and Kreesha Turner headline exclusive concert at the historic Masonic Temple in Toronto on March 7

CTVglobemedia's CHUM Radio Division announced today details for CHUM Radio Fanfest during Canadian Music Week on Friday, March 7 at Toronto's historic Masonic Temple. The inaugural Fanfest concert will be an annual marquee event to highlight Canadian Music Week. The event celebrates Canadian talent, from the country's established superstars to emerging artists. This year's lineup includes performances by Finger Eleven, Alanis Morissette, Jully Black, Brian Melo, Kreesha Turner, Elise Estrada and State Of Shock. Leveraging the influence of CHUM Radio's top-rated stations across the country, the CHUM Radio Fanfest concert has attracted an all-star lineup.

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As cooler temperatures approach, it is the ideal time to prepare lawns and gardens for the long winter ahead. A little work this fall can mean a stronger, healthier lawn in the spring.

Scotts Canada, the leading authority and innovator in lawn and garden care products, wants to help you with this important step. Over-seeding, or re-seeding, and fertilizing can lead to a more drought-, weed - and pest-resistant lawn and bigger blooms in the spring.

Scotts and 1050 CHUM are offering you the chance to win this prize pack valued at $75.00. ...Continue 1050 CHUM - Scotts Prize Pack Contest - (GTA 416/905) - Canadian ...

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PRESS RELEASES: The Art Of John Lennon Exhibit Comes To Toronto!

The Art of John Lennon opens this Thursday, June 17 at BCE PLace, 181 Bay St. in downtown Toronto.

Featuring 20 new releases never before shown in Canada, along with many rare editions and original drawings, this is the largest touring exhibition of Lennon’s art in North America.

The show is free to the public, and the hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 10 to 6 on Sunday. Many of the artworks will be available for purchase . with prices ranging from $300 to $20,000 CDN. Artwork catalogs and t-shirts will also be available.

This will be the only Canadian showing this year, so we hop to see you there!

CHUM LIMITED

Attention Arts/City/Entertainment Editors: 1050 CHUM Presents An Exhibition of John Lennon's Artwork "Imagine All The People... John Lennon's Words and Images Endure" - June 17 - 20 - And An Exclusive Interview With Yoko Ono on June 16th ...toronto - art of john lennon

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Anne Murray is Canada's foremost pop singer of the past four decades and is one of the best-known entertainers in the world. She's sold over 50 million albums to date and still tours to sell-out crowds.

"Friends & Legends" is Anne's 35th album, recorded with legendary producer Phil Ramone. On it she shares some of her favourite musical moments in her career with leading female vocalists in pop and country. Among her duet partners are Shania Twain - "You Needed Me", Martina McBride - "Danny's Song", Celine Dion - "When I Fall In Love", Carole King - "Time, Don't Run Out On Me", and Olivia Newton-John - "Cotton Jenny".

Here's your chance to win a copy of the new CD!

Contest closes: November 25, 2007.

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1050 CHUM - See Mickey Dolenz Of The Monkees Live In Concert! Contest - (GTA 416/905)
Win tickets to see Mickey Dolenz live in concert on 07/10 at the Capitol Event Theatre in Toronto, ON
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I'm A Believer - Benefit for the Utopia Gristmill restoration project

He's sold 65 million records as a member of The Monkees TV show and he's finally coming back to Toronto! July 10th at the Capitol Event Theatre, 2492 Yonge Street.

Micky Dolenz will headline a benefit concert to help fund the restoration of the historic Bell's Gristmill in Utopia, Ontario (just west of Barrie). Dolenz will be singing many of his favourite hits including "Last Train to Clarksville", "Stepping Stone", "I'm a Believer" and others Monkees hits.

Toronto's 80's band The Spoons will kick off the night. They had a string of CHUM Chart Top 10 hits including "Tell No Lies" and "Nova Heart".
You can order tickets at www.ticketweb.ca or call 416-535-6710.
For your chance to win tickets, click below!
Enter no later than June 13th, 2008.

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Town of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada - Collingwood Living


Famous CHUM CHART

To Be A Part Of Elvis Festival

On November 4th, 1957, Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley was number one on "CHUM's weekly Hit Parade" known as "The CHUM CHART." For decades, music lovers flocked to their favourite record bar to pick up the new CHUM CHART to follow the latest hit music. "CHUM's Hit Parde', compiled according to Record and Sheet Music Sales, Coin Machine Operators and Radio requests as determined by the CHUM weekly survey. Hard Headed Woman by Elvis Presley was number 1 on the CHUM CHART on July 21st, 1958, and had been on the chart for 5 weeks. On September 11th, 1961, Little Sister/His Latest Flame by Elvis Presley was number 1 after only 4 weeks on the CHUM CHART.


SITE WITH AUDIO LINKS: Town of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada - Collingwood Living


LINK: Juicy Stuff - Articles - Events - July 26 -30

Collingwood Is All Shook Up
No Vacancy At Heartbreak Hotel

Where: Various locations, Collingwood
When: July 26 -30
Cost: $5 - $75

'... On the topic of radio, do you still have any early CHUM Charts? Well as it turns out, those charts will be a major musical influence in programming the Festival's Main Stage Show featuring Award winning Elvis Tribute Artists Shawn Klush, Ray Guillemette, Robin Kelly and Ben Klein. 1050 CHUM DJ's will host this Saturday July 29 Vegas-styled show that tracks the history of Elvis from a Canadian perspective.'


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CHUM HISTORY

"1050 CHUM" was a legendary Top 40 powerhouse during the late 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.

Early history and Top 40 format

CHUM AM was launched as a dawn-to-dusk radio station on October 28, 1945 by Jack Q'Part, an entrepreneur in the business of patent medicines. The station, then operating from studios in the Mutual Street Arena, was taken over in December 1954 by Allan Waters, a salesman from Q'Parts' patent medicine business. Waters' first major move was to secure a license for 24-hour-a-day broadcasting for CHUM, along with a power increase to 5,000 watts. Less than three years after Waters acquired the station, and soon after bringing the new fulltime transmitter online, a major programming change was made. On May 27 1957, Waters switched to a "Top 50" format that had proven itself popular in some U.S. cities; Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" was the first song played. "1050 CHUM" pioneered rock and roll radio in Toronto, and was noteworthy for hosting many noteworthy rock concerts including, among others, visits to Maple Leaf Gardens by Elvis Presley (1957) and The Beatles (1964, '65, and '66). While the station was rising to the top of the popularity ratings in Toronto in the early 1960s, it also built yet another new transmitter in Mississauga, Ontario (a few miles west of the current Toronto city line) along the Lake Ontario shoreline, and raised its power once again to its current 50,000 watts around the clock.

CHUM DJs of the 1960s were zany morning man Al Boliska, who quit in late 1963 to go 'across the street' to CKEY.He was replaced by WKBW, Buffalo radio & TV personality Jay Nelson, popularly known as "Jungle Jay" from his role as host of a children's show on Buffalo's Channel 7 which was also popular among Toronto youngsters. He would be followed by housewives' jock John Spragge; singer/DJ Mike Darow; Pete Nordheimer, replaced in 1961 by witty Bob McAdorey; teen DJ Dave Johnson; and all night maven Bob Laine. Later additions to the CHUM DJ lineup included Duff Roman and Brian Skinner, both of whom came over from CKEY (then owned by Jack Kent Cooke). In the late 1960s, early 1970s, CHUM DJ's included Duke Roberts (also known as Gary Duke for a time), Johnny Mitchell (better known today as Sonny Fox), J. Michael Wilson, Tom Rivers, Scott Carpenter, Jim Van Horne, John Rode, Don Reagan, Terry Steele and Roger Ashby. Among their later mighttime hosts was John D. Roberts, who joined CHUM in 1977 and would eventually become known across North America as White House correspondent for CBS-TV and host of CNN's morning program "American Morning."

CHUM was also well known for its contests, like the 1970s' "I Listen to CHUM" promotion, in which DJs would dial phone numbers at random and award $1,000 to anyone who answered the phone with that phrase.

From gold-based to oldies

By the mid-1980s, CHUM had lost ground in the Toronto ratings to competitor Top 40 station CFTR and FM-based music stations. On June 6, 1986, CHUM dropped its Top 40 format for a heavily gold-based adult contemporary format ("Favourites of Yesterday and Today"). By 1989, CHUM adopted an oldies format, drawing heavily on its previous Top 40 reputation to cater to the fans of that era's music.

Chart #1 - Monday, May 27, 1957 - TOP 50

CHART NUMBER 1

Monday, May 27, 1957

Chart Number: 1
This
Week
Last
Week
ArtistTrackTotal
Weeks
10Presley, ElvisAll Shook Up0
20Boone, PatLove Letters In The Sand0
30Williams, AndyI Like Your Kind Of Love0
40Everly Brothers, TheBye Bye Love0
50Mineo, SalStart Movin' (In My Direction)0
60Storm, GaleDark Moon0
70Robbins, MartyA White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)0
80Gracie, CharlieFabulous0
90Como, PerryGirl With The Golden Braids, The0
100Ray, JohnnieYes Tonight, Josephine0
110Diamonds, TheLittle Darlin'0
120Dell-Vikings, TheCome Go With Me0
130Boone, PatWhy Baby Why0
140Husky, FerlinGone0
150Como, PerryRound And Round0
160Berry, ChuckSchool Day0
170Knox, BuddyParty Doll0
170Lawrence, SteveParty Doll0
180Dorsey Orchestra, JimmySo Rare0
190Domino, FatsI'm Walkin'0
190Nelson, RickyI'm Walkin'0
200Gracie, CharlieButterfly0
200Williams, AndyButterfly0
210Belafonte, HarryMama Look At Bubu0
220Lowe, JimFour Walls0
220Reeves, JimFour Walls0
230Dee, JohnnySittin' In The Balcony0
230Cornell, DonSittin' In The Balcony0
230Cochran, EddieSittin' In The Balcony0
240Mathis, JohnnyWonderful! Wonderful!0
250Mello-Tones, TheRosie Lee0
250Tune Drops, TheRosie Lee0
260Coasters, TheYoung Blood0
270Domino, FatsValley Of Tears0
280Draper, RustyFreight Train0
290Gilkyson, Terry & The Easy RidersMarianne0
290Hilltoppers, TheMarianne0
300Bowen, JimmyI'm Stickin' With You0
310Laine, FrankieLove Is A Golden Ring0
320Platters, TheI'm Sorry0
330Hunter, Ivory JoeEmpty Arms0
330Brewer, TeresaEmpty Arms0
340Sands, TommyTeen-Age Crush0
350Little RichardLucille0
360Sands, TommyMy Love Song0
370Starr, KayJamie Boy0
380Starr, RandyAfter School0
390Johnson, BettyLittle White Lies0
400Bennett, TonyOne For My Baby (And One More For The Road)0
410Knox, BuddyRock Your Little Baby To Sleep0
420Clooney, RosemaryMangos0
430Cornell, DonMama Guitar0
440Belloc, DanFlip Top0
450Baker, LavernJim Dandy Got Married0
460Boone, PatBernardine0
470Copeland, KenPledge Of Love0
470Torok, MitchellPledge Of Love0
480Four Lads, TheI Just Don't Know0
490Armenian Jazz SextetHarem Dance0
500Williams, BillyI'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter0

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