on a Million Dollar Weekend from chum”

When 10-50-chum Toronto made it to Bergen!

 

On January 4th,1969 0039 CHUM Toronto, ON at 1050 kcs made it to my radio. With no headphones used the Vega Clipper Super brought the great sound of CHUM into our home all night. It was a great experience listening to 10-50 this night and it has been ever since. The conditions on MW were very good, with other station carriers below, of these WHN from its transmitter in East Rutherford, NJ was one.

 

The late and great Hal Weaver was the dj. The weather in Toronto was “cold tomorrow-high downtown 19 degrees.” Weaver played ”Sittin’ on the dock of the bay” by Otis Redding and said: ”Thank you Otis, thank you. Oh, Otis, we all miss you, on a Million Dollar Weekend from chum, that’s Otis the great and Sittin’ on the dock of the bay at 22 minutes before 8 at chum getaway spectacular time with Hal Weaver.” Then an ad: ”If you are getting married in 1969 or know someone who is, listen carefully. Harper Studios, 1969 Bridal offer, 75 Dollars for Color.” Then followed a nice Drake acapella jingle:”10-50 chum- Hal Weaver” which led into ”Cinnamon” by Derek.

 

Other records played that night were:

 

”Going up the country”. Canned Heat.

”Don’t sleep in the subway”.Petula Clark.

”O-bla-di-o-bla-da”.Marmalade.

”Palisades Park”. Freddie Cannon.

”Kentucky woman”. Deep Purple.

”Son of a Preacher man” Dusty Springfield.

”Goody goody gumdrops”. 1910 Fruitgum Company.

”Green Tambourine”. Lemon Pipers.

”Stormy”. Classics 4.

”All my loving”. Beatles.

”Promises, Promises”. Dionne Warwick.

”I’m gonna make you love me”. Diana Ross&Supremes/Temptations.

”A little bit me, a little bit you”. Monkees.

”Happy Together”. Turtles.

”Everyday People”. Sly and the Family Stone.

 

Other Jingles:

 

”10-50 chum-Million Dollar Weekend”

”10-50 chum”

”Where the beat goes on-10-50 chum!”

”10-50 chum- Hal Weaver” 

 

Sources:

 

http://www.billdulmage.com/skeds/gta/chum1.html

http://www.1050chum.com

 


In August 1968 CHUM started the Drake format with this program schedule:

0500 - Jay Nelson

0900 - Speak Your Mind - Larry Solway

1100 - Bob Laine

0300 - J. Michael Wilson

0700 - Jackson Armstrong

1100 - Brian Skinner (to 5)

News - Fred Whiting, Tayler Parnaby, Bill Pring - Traffic - Ian Brownlea - Reporters - Paul Aykhurst, Bob Carr, Art Lewis - Sports - Jim Calloway - Weekends - Hal Weaver - Commentary - Phil Givens & Larry Solway - Notes - Armstrong joined June 16 from WMEX. In August, Spragge & MacAdorey left. Parnaby left.

 

”Drake” Radio made fans in Europe: ”10-50 chum-Million Dollar Weekend!”


 

 

In August 1969 CHUM had this schedule:

 

0500 - Jay Nelson

0900 - Speak Your Mind - Larry Solway

1100 - Bob Laine

0300 - J. Michael Wilson

0700 - Chuck McCoy (to 11)

Others - Hal Weaver, Roger Ashby, Gary Duke, Terry Steele, Jack Armstrong - News - Richard Scott, Larry Wilson, Brian Williams, George Ferguson, Jim Besak, Bruce Northam - Notes - Gary Duke aka Duke Roberts joins for 11am-3pm. Brian Skinner left. Roger Ashby & Brian Henderson join.

 

About Hal Weaver

 

Take a listen to a couple of great Weaver shows that have been preserved on REELRADIO by Dan Haber and Andy Bologovsky: June 28th, 1969, and August 2nd, 1969.

http://www.reelradio.com//haber/chum.html#hwchum69

http://www.reelradio.com/anbo/index.html#hwchum0869-1

 

 

Uncle Ricky of REELRADIO comments:

 

This is classic Drake-format. When the great personality purge began at CHUM in 1968, their infamous chart went from Top 50 to Top 30.

 

The music IS the standard fare (with some Canadian specialities)…, but it's a nice mix.

 

The jocks went from Top Talent to Time & Temperature. Hal Weaver was in on that new wave.

 

Weaver is truly entertaining and quite clever, and I suspect incredibly hip at the time, simply because he was not the standard fare. And this is NOT a liner-card and jingle demo at all. Weaver has long talk sets and is free to fun around here and there…

Here he is on on the eve of a major Canadian holiday, doing a "Million Dollar Weekend". But he shares the spotlight in this check with some classic late 60s summer spots. And we've left those intact: Clairol's "Come To The Sunshine" jingle (a 1967 hit for Harper's Bizarre), Johnson's "Turn On A Tan" Campaign, Joe Tex for Kentucky Fried Chicken, and a dynamic duet featuring Ray Charles & Aretha Franklin for Coke.

 

Notice how Coca-Cola spent a ton on WABC in the earlier sixties and by 1969 was into major promotions on CHUM…

 

Hal Weaver seems to have died in 1971.

 

Chum Toronto, Ontario

CHART NUMBER 622:

Saturday, January 04, 1969, the date of my logging of them.    

THIS WEEK

LAST WEEK

ARTIST

TRACK

TOTAL WEEKS

1

3

Gaye, Marvin

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

5

2

10

Canned Heat

Going Up The Country

4

3

5

Rene & Rene

Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You)

4

4

8

Thomas, B.J.

Hooked On A Feeling

5

5

7

Young-Holt Unlimited

Soulful Strut

4

6

2

Springfield, Dusty

Son-Of-A Preacher Man

5

7

1

Derek

Cinnamon

9

8

12

Crystal Mansion

Thought Of Loving You, The

4

9

11

Supremes, The

I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

3

10

14

Temptations, The

Cloud Nine

4

11

9

Mendes, Sergio & Brasil '66

Scarborough Fair

6

12

19

Brooklyn Bridge

Worst That Could Happen

3

13

21

Bee Gees, The

I Started A Joke

2

14

6

Classics IV, The

Stormy

7

15

17

Jones, Tom

A Minute Of Your Time

3

16

20

Fireballs, The

Come On, React!

3

17

22

Grass Roots, The

Bella Linda

2

18

4

Deep Purple

Kentucky Woman

9

19

25

James, Tommy & The Shondells

Crimson And Clover

1

20

24

Kim, Andy

Rainbow Ride

2

21

26

Presley, Elvis

If I Can Dream

1

22

29

Foundations, The

Build Me Up Buttercup

1

23

28

Wynette, Tammy

Stand By Your Man

1

24

0

Goodees, The

Condition Red

0

25

13

Leapy Lee

Little Arrows

10

26

0

Seger, Bob

Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

0

27

16

Campbell, Glen

Wichita Lineman

8

28

0

Anka, Paul

Goodnight My Love

0

29

18

Magic Lanterns

Shame Shame

9

30

0

Doors, The

Touch Me