I am following this with interest.
My three children were born in the eighties.
I have no idea what else happened.
Wed 30 Nov, 2016 07:21 am
thanks to CFNY The Spirit of Radio for turning me on to this tune
Wed 30 Nov, 2016 07:42 am
During this period, the station began using The Spirit of Radio as a promotional catchphrase. In turn, listeners of the station began to refer to CFNY as The Spirit of Radio. Canadian band Rush was unable to obtain airplay on many radio stations other than CFNY early in their career, and in 1979 wrote the song "The Spirit of Radio" about the station. Unable to mention CFNY directly for fear of alienating airplay on other stations, the band instead ensured the catalog number for their album Permanent Waves was 1021, a nod to the station's 102.1 FM frequency.
Through the early and mid-1980s, CFNY was well-respected for introducing new performers that other stations wouldn't play due to not being well-known names. Some examples of these included Canadian artists such as; Martha and the Muffins, Rough Trade, Blue Rodeo, Jane Siberry, 54-40, Skinny Puppy, and Spoons.