ADVERTISEMENT


EULOGY

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).

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

RECENT POSTS

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mark Dailey 1953 - 2010

UPDATED MONDAY MAY 8, 2011

IN TRIBUTE


Mark Dailey 1953 - 2010


READ: Citytv Says Collective Goodbye To Mark Dailey
MEMORIAL SERVICE VIDEO - CITY TV @
http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/topic/mark%20dailey%20tribute/article/104248--mark-dailey-remembered-memorial-service-video



A Legend Lost: Toronto Mourns The Death Of Mark Dailey


'He was "The Voice" of Citytv, but for those who knew and loved iconic CityNews reporter and anchor Mark Dailey, it was his heart and soul that will resonate loudest.

After a long battle with cancer, Dailey passed away on Monday at Sunnybrook hospital. He was 57.

His storied career in news began in 1968, when he worked as a radio and television reporter in Ohio. He went on to cover the mean streets of Motor City as a radio anchor and crime reporter in Detroit before heading over the border and joining the CHUM family in 1974.

The rest, as they say, is history, with Dailey becoming one of the most recognizable, trusted, and revered newsmen in the city.'

http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/102653--a-legend-lost-toronto-mourns-the-death-of-mark-dailey
http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/103605--mark-dailey-visitation-and-public-memorial
citytv.com/toronto/citynews

-----------------------------------




Radio Remembers:  Canada's Mark Dailey

 http://www.radio-info.com/news/radio-remembers-australias-warren-grahame-rout-canadas-mark-dailey<

Mark Dailey was born and raised in Ohio, and got his start on the radio in Ohio and Detroit before crossing the border into Canada, joining CKLW-AM (800) in Windsor, Ontario, and then on to CHUM-AM (1050) in Toronto before making the move to TV as a news anchor. Dailey passed away following a battle with cancer. He was 57.

-----------------------------------

Mark Dailey was an American-born Canadian television journalist and announcer. He was the host of 11 p.m. weeknight CityNews newscasts in Toronto, Ontario, and a prominent continuity announcer voicing interstitial program announcements on Citytv.

Dailey was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, studied law enforcement at Youngstown State University, in Ohio, worked as a police officer, and became a crime reporter for stations in Ohio and at CKLW in Windsor before moving to Toronto in 1974. Dailey worked at Citytv for 30 years. Mark's famous line was "This is CITY-TV, everywhere".

As a voice actor, Dailey voiced characters in the animated series Medabots, The Ripping Friends, Beyblade, Grossology, My Dad the Rock Star, Spliced, and others.

He also appeared in several Canadian films including David Cronenberg's Boozecan (1994), Claire's Hat, The Life Before This, and Childstar.

Dailey is widely credited with delivering the title line during the chorus of the 1982 Rush song "Subdivisions," although he denies this. Neil Peart, who is the drummer of Rush, is actually the person who voices "Subdivisions" in the chorus of the song.

Dailey survived prostate cancer but announced on September 9, 2010, on his 11 o'clock newscast, that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer. He passed away on December 6, 2010.

--------------------------------------

RELATED LINKS:
imdb.com/Mark Dailey
Mark Dailey: Remembering The Voice - videos
RIP Mark Dailey, Great Voice of Toronto TV
- macleans.ca


--------------------------------------

Mark Dailey, 2011 Association of Electronic Journalists (RTNDA) Lifetime Achievement Award

http://counter.thestar.topscms.com/entertainment/article/959669--tv-news-icon-mark-dailey-honoured


The late CityNews anchor and voice of Citytv, Mark Dailey, will be honoured with the 2011 Association of Electronic Journalists (RTNDA) Lifetime Achievement Award.

------------------------------------------------------

Mark Dailey recognized with broadcasting lifetime achievement award

2011/05/08 | Ashleigh Smollet, CityNews.ca


Five months after his passing, Citytv’s “voice,” Mark Dailey, has been awarded the Radio-Television News Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award. ...

READ MORE HERE

---------------------------------------------------------

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard the news about Mark Daily listening to Q107 today, he was the voice of CITY TV. For instance "reloading at Jane and Finch, this is CITY TV everywhere" a classic. He will be sadly missed, R.I.P. Mark Daily.

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

John Gilbert "No Charge"

Mike Cooper's April Fools Joke





80's PROMO





Bob Sam Robbie - 1050 CHUM Morning Show - 1992




Tom Rivers 1982


John Majhor CHUM 1050 Morning show 1986

1050 CHUM Card 1983