Chuck McCoy started his radio career as an announcer and disc jockey in the 1960s and 1970s. His first station was CKY-FM in Winnipeg, then he moved on to CJME in Regina, Saskatchewan, CKFH in Toronto, CHLO AM in St. Thomas, and CJRN in Niagara Falls.
After his stint at CJRN, McCoy was hired by CHUM Limited as a part of the programming team at CHUM (AM) in Toronto then in 1973 they sent him to Vancouver to be the program director of their newly purchased CKVN, which then became CFUN.READ MORE @ http://www.ask.com/wiki/Chuck_McCoy_(Canadian_radio)
From: J Robert Woods toasts Chuck McCoy’s career success (FYI Music) http://fyimusic.ca/industry-news/6796
'... It wasn't long before Chuck and I both moved to Toronto; he to CKFH and me to CHUM. We hired mostly American jocks at CHUM in those days because it was clear we had to take CHUM to the next level. Moreover, there were too few jocks with Top 40 experience in Canada at the time because there were very few Top 40 stations. Yes, some of the Moffat stations were doing Top 40 but CHUM and Moffat had an agreement in those days not to hire each others talent. So the lineup that emerged at CHUM was virtually all American. The only Canadian jocks we considered good enough and hip enough to hire in those early days were Chuck and Roger Ashby. They had to be good in order to crack a lineup that would boast the likes of incredible talent like Jack Armstrong, Tom Rivers, J. Mike Wilson, Johnny Mitchell (aka Sonny Fox), Duke Roberts, Scott Carpenter, Terry Steele, John Majhor, etc. ...'
Read more @ http://fyimusic.ca/industry-news/6796
“My ultimate radio goal was to get to CHUM. I’d heard the station as a teenager on a visit to Toronto and I wanted that more than anything, so I moved rapidly. I was at CKY in 1965 when a new record, ‘Born A Woman’ by Sandy Posey came out. I was at CJME Regina while the record was rising to the top. I was at CJRN Niagara Falls as it was fading and I got to CHLO St. Thomas before it completely fell off the chart. So I went through four stations in the life of that one record.”
It wasn’t long before CKFH brought The Chucker to Toronto. A year later, in 1967, Chuck finally fulfilled his dream of walking through the doors at 1331 Yonge as a CHUM jock. - 2009 CMW Hall of Fame inductee
"The Chucker" was one of the early stars of CHUM's Drake format - Chuck McCoy aircheck @ http://rockradioscrapbook.ca/air1968.html
I remember chum by J Robert Wood