Windsor in the 1960's and 1970's was practically the centre of the AM popular music universe. With its proximity to Detroit's Motown and Hit-City and the growing legend of their on-air and programming personalities, the local pop 40 station was basking in success and world wide recognition.
Against that backdrop, I joined the staff of the refined and proper CBC Radio Windsor affiliate. CBC Radio has always been the guardian of music culture in Canada; and broadcaster of meaningful, national news stories.
Working at CBC Radio meant being adept at handling roles ranging from spinning records to interviewing artists and celebrities; reading news stories to supplying voices for commercial messages; handling on-site broadcasts of breaking news stories to being the on-air personality for morning and afternoon drive shows.
My time as staff announcer at CBC Windsor was by far the longest of my career, spanning a period of over 25 years. But even after my retirement in 1996, there was more to be accomplished.