Radio legend Roger Ashby to be inducted to the Canadian Music and Broadcast
Industry Hall of Fame

    
    Canadian Music Week: Music Business 3.0 The Next Generation
    March 10 - 14, 2010
    

TORONTO, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - With more than 40 years of success in broadcasting, CHUM-FM radio personality Roger Ashby will be inducted to the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Ashby will be recognized for his achievements at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards on Thursday, March 11, 2010, during Canadian Music Week, March 10-14, 2010, in Toronto.

Celebrating 40 years with CHUM radio this year, Roger Ashby is one of the best-known broadcasters in Toronto. Although his career officially started at a radio station in Hamilton, it wasn't until 1969 when Ashby started at CHUM that he was officially living his dream. What he didn't know at the time was that it would also be the start of a remarkable career in radio.

For 16 years he cranked out the hits on 1050 CHUM, a legendary Top 40 powerhouse during the late 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s. He then moved across the hall to take the reigns as morning man on CHUM FM, where he continues to broadcast today.

His solid role as the anchor of the "Roger, Rick & Marilyn" show for over 20 years, has resulted in enormous ratings successes, numerous award wins - including several On Air Talent of the Year honours at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards - and a consistently top rated morning radio program in Toronto and Canada. Now the "Roger, Darren & Marilyn" show, the fun for Ashby still continues as does the tradition of one of CHUM-FM's biggest annual events, "Breakfast in Barbados" - a Caribbean trip the morning show has taken with its listeners for the past 24 years.

Of Ashby's many career highlights, one most noted is when CHUM FM became No.1. To this day, the station continues to be the most listened to and most influential radio station in Canada.

Well recognized for his quick wit, storytelling ability, and encyclopedic knowledge of music, Ashby is also involved with numerous charities including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Toronto (honourary chairman), the CNIB, The Toronto Humane Society and the Toronto Wildlife Centre, among others.

Tickets for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala dinner are available for purchase through the Canadian Music Week website at www.cmw.net.

Canadian Music Week is Canada's leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country's music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; four awards shows and the nation's largest New Music Festival - Canadian Music Fest - CMW spans a five-day period from March 10 to March 14, 2010 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net

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SOURCE Canadian Music Week

For further information: For further information: For Canadian Music Week information, please contact: Bessie Bullard - Communications Director, T: (905) 858-4747 E: bessie@cmw.net

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