Visit the Channel 7 CHYR Blog for information about the people and personalities who made CHYR Radio the #1 station in Essex County. Plus listener and staff recollections.
John Garton 1955-1980
Wayne McLean 1964-1969
Dave Dawson (1965-1971)
Chuck Reynolds (1977-1999)
Gene Stevens (1971-1972)
Jerry Johnson (1969-1972)
Paul Edwards checks in
Watch the video of the 2010 CHYR Reunion here (200 mb) © Southshore Broadcasting
Read The Day Stompin' Tom visited CHYR
By Dave Mather
Dave Dawson airchecks. Click here.
How CHYR found my wife by Dave Mather
Vintage CHYR documents. Click on the CJSP Fascinatin' Fifty for more.
What do the studios look like today? They're now above the Canadian Legion. Click to view.
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More memorabilia here, thanks to Scott Holland and Paul Bunnett-Jones
Dave Dawson interviews Andy Kim
Chuck Reynolds signs off article in Leamington Post - Sept. 1999
(click to read)
1980 staff photos. View them here.
2012 reunion photos added here! View the photos and read the article about the 2012 CHYR reunion here.
CHYR 2012 Reunion January 13, Click to view more photos (All photos by Dave or Kathie Mather)
Newcomers this year included Cordell Green (2003-2012), Eugene Barna (1960-79), Jennifer Fernandes ("Sunny the Cactus") (1983-84), Dustyn Janzen (1997-2012), Jim Weir ("Y.R. Porter) (1967-69), John Garton (1965-80) Doris Garton (1967-68), John MacKey (1960-64), Melinda Drake (1975-80), Ron Burgoyne (1957-64), Ted Lovell (1994-98) and Tony DeSantis (1976-79)
Original CHYR location at 23 Erie Street North
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