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About Fred Patterson

Fred Patterson's radio career started in 1978 when he left Seneca college and joined 1430 CKFH in Toronto. Fred wrote traffics reports, was the technical producer on Blue Jays baseball, and the highlight for him was doing whatever he could on Bob McCown's Talking of Sports.

In 1979 Fred got his first on-air job with CHIC Radio Brampton where he did news and sports.

By 1980 he had settled into the little yellow house on Main St. and became Sports Director of CFNY.

During his nine years as sports director, Fred had the privilege of working with legendary morning men Pete and Geets. It was during this association with Pete and Geets that Fred learned what the foundation of a great morning show should be.

During this time Fred also hosted a sports show on CBC called the Sportszone. It lasted for two seasons.

In 1989 made the jump from sports director to morning show co-host when well known Canadian programmer Danny Kingsbury created the Humble and Fred Show.

Through most of the 90's Humble and Fred dominated the 18-34 demographic in Toronto and enjoyed great success until 2001 until the Humble and Fred Show moved to MOJO Radio and an all-talk format.

The MOJO experience was rewarding, yet at the same time frustrating as the AM band proved to be a large hurdle.

In 2003 Humble and Fred received an offer to return to FM radio and that lasted until the summer of 2005.

In 2008 Fred became Program Director of the two Corus Entertainment radio stations in Peterborough, Ontario - 101.5 The Wolf and 980 Kruz. This frustrating taste of bizarro world ended in 2011.

Fred would like to extend a special thanks to the many wonderful interns who made the Humble and Fred Show so much better over the years. In particular Jason Barr, Jeff Domet, Bob Willette, Pete Cugno and Andy Wilson. We will be indebted to you guys forever.