Listening to that Q show this morning on the kitchen radio, it finally dawned on me.
It’s The Radio Show with Jack Farr, revisited for 2009.
Guests being hyped this week in include Howie Mandel and Anne Murray, peppered with indie Canadian bands and pop culture ‘stars’ from the US.
It sounds like every story meeting at Jack Farr’s The Radio Show in 1982, right down to David Suzuki (who was Jack’s bemused guest more than a few times).
This might not be that surprising, considering that the Q guy was a guest on the The Radio Show back then, when he, that Q guy, was touring with Moxy Fruvous (insert your own umlauts at will).
I think I know what happened. While he was busy photocopying band bios on the CBC’s Xerox, he must have stolen all our secrets.
The only difference is that in those days, Executive Producer Jim Millican insisted all items be short – like 3-and-a-half to 5 minutes maximum.
Which is about as long as that Q guy’s guest intros.
There were a lot of things wrong with the mid 1980’s.
Almost all of them are encapsulated in this photo.
Yours truly, CBC Winnipeg Open House – circa 1984