CHOM 97.7 Montreal radio legend Tootall hung up his microphone for the last time on Sept. 22, after a 40-year run on the station. Surrounded by friends, colleagues and wellwishers, including Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, Tootall signed off with Jackson Browne’s The Load-Out. Listen here.
The first ever QX104 (CFQX-FM) Winnipeg Slo-Pitch 4 a Wish in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation took place Sept. 15-17, with 32 Teams and over 400 players raising $65,000. Spearheaded by morning show team Brody Jackson and Jess Hoy, a celebrity game included a team of country music talent featuring Dallas Smith, Darren Savard, Jojo Mason, Dan Swinimer, Bobby Wills, David James, Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker, Jason and Tom Petric of Petric and Leanne Pearson.
Kelly Clarkson is the star of the first Canadian IHeartRadio Secret Session at Bell Media Studios on Sept. 28. Hosted by CHUM-FM Toronto and iHeartRadio’s Andrea Collins, the singer sits down with fans in an intimate setting for a Q&A and preview of her upcoming album Meaning of Life. The appearance is also being recorded for a radio special, iHeartRadio First Listen, set to premiere in October.
CJBQ 800 AM Belleville will be the broadcast home for the Belleville Senators, who open their pre-season Sept. 30 in Laval. Marking their inaugural American Hockey League season, CJBQ will carry all exhibition, regular season and playoff games for the Ottawa Senators farm team. Longtime Belleville hockey voice Jack Miller will do play-by-play for Quinte Broadcasting.
Fairchild Radio Group and its operations in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, partnered with Autism Speaks Canada for Autism Awareness Week, Sept. 17 to 24. Fairchild Radio featured interactive forums with medical and psychological experts and interviews with parents and counsellors. A charity sale was also organized in Vancouver to raise funds for Autism Speaks Canada, with DJs and staff in all three cities wearing blue for a day to commemorate the event.