Broadcaster Magazine – 2009
One of Canada’s renowned broadcasters is Dick Drew. For years he ran a radio station in British Columbia and for many years he syndicated the national radio show Canadian Achievers. Occasionally he writes a column for Canada’s Broadcaster Magazine. Here’s one of his columns from 2009 highlighting Prior Smith’s involvement with Canada Calling and ”Grapeline” .
That powerfully simple act of commerce immediately convinced Prior Smith and CFRB that a show with Don Cherry was indeed a very good idea. Prior then convinced Brian Williams to co-host and the show was off and running.
Over the years, it moved to Telemedia for a while, but it now is produced at Rogers’ The Fan 590 in Toronto, from where it is syndicated to about 100 radio stations across Canada and by Internet around the world.