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In April and May of 2007 1050 CHUM will play a countdown of the 694 songs that reached number one.
Listen in over the next few Saturdays from Noon to 6 PM to see where your fave #1 places. on the CHUM chart.
Ron Hall's CHUM chart book which was updated and released in 2007 lists 694 #1's Ron counts 1 record twice as it was # 1 in two distinct chart runs. There were 39 double sided # 1's
Ron mentions that the chart numbers were 5 out from the 1512 that were published. By my count in all there were 1517 charts including the last one that was prepared but not published.
So here's some #1 facts based on the 655 records (including the duplicate) that reached the top. Double sided hits are noted in brackets () but count as 1 record in the 655 universe. Most Number 1 records. There were 426 artists that reached #1.
22 (15) -- Beatles
19 (10)-- Elvis Presley
16 (1) -- Rolling Stones
8 -- Elton John (includes 1 w/ Kiki Dee & 1 with Dionne & Friends)
7 -- Bee Gees
7 -- Rod Stewart
6 (2) -- Monkees
5 -- Four Seasons
5 -- Queen (includes 1 w/ David Bowie)
5 -- Police
5 -- Duran Duran
5 -- Michael Jackson (includes 1w/ Paul McCartney) (+ 2 as a member of the Jackson 5/Jacksons.)
5 -- Paul McCartney (includes 1w/ Michael Jackson & 1/wStevie Wonder)
5 -- Phil Collins (includes 1w/ Philip Bailey & 1/w Marilyn Martin)(+1 as a member of Genesis)
Donny Osmond had 3 solo No 1's and two as apart of the Osmonds
(notes..The Dionne & Friends count as two artists in the overall 426 Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight the other two friends Elton and Stevie had #1's on their own.. One off duets are counted in the 426 if one of the aritst had never reached the top before E.G. Frank Sinatra, Kiki Dee. The three charity records (Band Aid, U.S.A. For Africa and Northern Lights) count as one artist apiece.
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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).
"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
1050 CHUM ORIGINAL AUDIO
Mike Cooper's April Fools Joke
Bob Sam Robbie - 1050 CHUM Morning Show - 1992
Tom Rivers 1982