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Mike Stafford On Peter Griffin

May 25, 2011 @ 12:50

Mike paid a wonderful tribute to Pete on his am640 talk show this morning.

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12 Responses to "Mike Stafford On Peter Griffin"

Il Duce
May 25, 2011 / 16:23

Mike sounds very touched by his death and gives a great tribute. It appears by the flowing of memories, Peter Griffin sounded like a very good mentor to many.

I remember Pete and Geets very well from the Spirit of Radio when radio seemed to be in its Golden Era.

RIP Peter Griffin

Kneale Mann
May 25, 2011 / 19:16

Great piece from a man who used to always sign off his newscasts on the Pete & Geets' show with a different name. "Currently, it's 10 degrees, I'm Ernest Borgnine." Thanks Mike!

Pete was as kind to a young wide-eyed kid in the hallways of 83 Kennedy as he was to anyone. I met Pete when I was still in college and working at CFNY as a music intern. I had 23 wonderful years in radio, thanks to wonderful giving open kind people like Peter Griffin.

Jon Marvin
May 25, 2011 / 20:05

lovely tribute. i missee Mikes show this morning, so im greateful you posted the clip, Fred.

jeff woods
May 25, 2011 / 22:30

Thanks for sharing Fred.
Mike - great story-telling & wonderful tribute :)

Jay Ritchie
May 26, 2011 / 08:33

Great Tribute Mike!! I miss those days on CFNY!! Pete was one of the true greats in a very quiet and unassuming way.

Alan G
May 26, 2011 / 18:11

Beautiful tribute, Mike. I remember Pete and Geets from their CHUM-FM days. They were a morning ritual. You are so right Mike about how they weren't mean spirited like so many of today. They were just personable and funny. He was one of the greats.

May 27, 2011 / 16:27

Holy smokes, where have I been all week. I didn't know, Freddie. Thanks for posting this great piece about wonderful Peter Griffin. I listened to your interview with him, and then to Stafford. Mike makes a point about competitiveness in the room on radio -- how everyone interrupts and tries to top one another. Pete never pulled that crap. And thanks to Stafford for speaking for 7 straight minutes, proving that no interruptions are needed in order to hold a listener's attention...

Toronto Mike
May 27, 2011 / 18:56

Stafford is one of the best, and this is a moving and sincere tribute to a man he clearly admired.

May 28, 2011 / 00:33

Stafford...... you are Toronto`s best radio host by far.....

I`m sure Peter is very proud of the work you`ve done and to have been a part of your learning curve.

The real CFNY and Spirit of Radio is long gone, but you guys will always have those old days to remember.

Thank you all......

Pete, Geets, Fred, Mike, Kevin, JR, Nick, Liz, Ron, David,Earl,Beverly and sorry to those I forgot.

Would have been great to go for one last beer at Spanky`s.

Here`s to you Pete and old time radio where you didn`t have to make Piss and Shit jokes to be funny.......


Chris Miller
May 28, 2011 / 14:41

Mike Staffords tribute to Pete Griffin reflects thoughtfully on a great cast of characters, lead by Pete, on a great morning radio show, and maybe most importantly, how Pete Griffin and his wisdom made it great for the rest of the team to make the show the success it was.

I'll say this, I never met Pete, Geets, Mike, Fred, Kevin, Andy, Ted or any of the others on air with them, but as a listener, I never missed a show and to this day I haven't enjoyed a radio program as much.

We're lucky to be left with the memories(the air checks are nice to hear as well)of a great guy leading a great team.

We loved the laughs.

Thanks so much Pete.

May 29, 2011 / 19:13

Thanks to all, Torontomike, etc...and my timeline was all banged was Sept. '80 when I started working with the masters. Cheers.

peter Mashtaler
August 3, 2011 / 14:56

I just learned of the death of Peter Griffin browsing through the Great Canadian thinker by Freddie P, I had followed Pete and Geets from the Chum fm Morning shows, till the end and demise of the Spirit of Radio I feel so saddened by the death and feel like I lost a personal friend, he will always be in my heart , and remember him dearly, God Bless him and Rip , I will listen to his tapes over and over, as there is no other radio station like Cfny ...the era of good radio is gone......

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