October 9, 2007 @ 10:16
His real name is Jeff Domet but if you listened to the Humble and Fred Show you probably know him as Chicken Shwarma.
He became an intern on the Humble and Fred Show back in 1996 and then became our producer during the MOJO years.
He got the name Shwarma from Howard, who quickly tied Jeff's Lebanese heritage to a popular food from that culture. Why wouldn't he?
Anyway, after Humble and I left for the MIX, Shwarma became producer of Leafs Lunch on am 640 with Jeff Marek and Bill Watters where Watters changed his nickname to Punch.
Watter's quickly tied Jeff's love of the Leafs to a popular general manager from the Leafs glory years.
Jeff / Shwarma / Punch produced Leafs Lunch for the better part of four years, and then produced the new Bill Watters Show that can be heard from 4pm till 7pm every day.
But now that has come to an end. A couple of weeks ago Jeff was offered a job by the CBC to produce Hockey Night in Canada radio and he took it. His last day at am 640 was Friday.
Shwarma leaves with a heavy heart but it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. Although Hockey Night in Canada radio is heard exclusively on Sirius Satellite Radio, he's an employee of the CBC and working there allows him much wider long term opportunity. Plus, he gets to work with host Jeff Marek who left 640 about a month ago.
Punch says he thoroughly enjoyed his days with Leafs Lunch and the Watters Show, but this new job with the CBC was something he just couldn't pass-up and the best thing for his wife Michelle and their family.
Hockey Night in Canada Radio can be heard weeknights on Sirius at 4pm.