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Peter Griffin Interview

May 24, 2011 @ 17:34

Back in 2008, I did this interview with Peter Griffin from his home in Ottawa.

Peter Griffin is considered a pioneer of Toronto radio. He was the first morning man at CHUM-FM when it became rock, and it was Peter who first put David Haydu on the air in the mid 70's to create the Pete and Geets Show, which was the first FM morning show of its kind in Canada and set the tone for the rest of us.

Pete and Geets came to CFNY in 1980 and the show ended in 1987.






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Michael Homonylo
May 24, 2011 / 19:00

Pete and Geets were the VERY FIRST "Duel Nnnouncer" morning show anywhere in North America, if not the world. Every other show was one announcer only till Pete and Geets came along (almost by accident). EVERY other multiple announcer morning drive show is modeled on this pioneering effort.


Michael Homonylo
May 24, 2011 / 19:00

Pete and Geets were the VERY FIRST "Duel Announcer" morning show anywhere in North America, if not the world. Every other show was one announcer only till Pete and Geets came along (almost by accident). EVERY other multiple announcer morning drive show is modeled on this pioneering effort.


Michael Homonylo
May 24, 2011 / 19:05

You never know what you've lost till its gone. Bye RAD MAN. Bye "within falling distance of the CN Tower". I am very sad at our collective loss.


Randy Ross
May 25, 2011 / 08:38

That's both a sad reminder of how time is passing us by, and happy for the memories that Pete & Gete's evoke.

I followed them on ChumFM then over to CFNY in the early days, and laughed all the way.

Hat's off to a radio legend.


Gary Parker
May 25, 2011 / 10:07

Thanks for posting that Fred.


Joe
June 4, 2011 / 19:42

It was quite a deal when Pete moved from the big station to an unknown out of town (at that time) venue. He hooked me to a format where the hosts seemed to genuninely crack each other up. I've heard nothing close since. The morning show on my only FM station is so superfictial I can't listen to ongoing, forced laughter. Peter was unique, and a musicoligist before the word was ever created.
Respectfully
Joe P


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