advertisement
FYI

RIP: Mr. CKOC Hamilton, Nevin Grant

Retired Hamilton broadcaster Nevin Grant’s death Wednesday is mourned by many in the industry who remember him with great fondness born out of his humanity and consummate professionalism.

RIP: Mr. CKOC Hamilton, Nevin Grant

By FYI Staff

Retired Hamilton broadcaster Nevin Grant’s death Wednesday is mourned by many in the industry who remember him with great fondness born out of his humanity and consummate professionalism.


The face of CKOC for 37 years, Grant graduated from Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts program and started as a copywriter at the Hamilton AM in 1968.  He was set to be inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in September where he was to have received the Allan Waters Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dubbed ‘The Hitmaker’, Grant mentored an extraordinary cast of broadcasters who went on to illustrious radio careers — DJs such as Roger Ashby, Ronald J. Morey, Gord James, Dave Charles, Brent Sleighthom, Bob Steele, Mike Jaycock, Peter Jaycock, Bob Bratina and Rock ‘N’ Ray Michaels.

advertisement

In retirement, Grant authored a memoir, Growing up with the Hits!: Reliving The Best Time of Your Life – 1955-1989. He was also actively involved in a great number of community organizations, including the East Hamilton Optimists Club, and his mentoring affiliation with Mohawk College earned him a 1989 award of merit from the Board of Governors.

He was also at an earlier age a musician performing in a Carnaby-stylized Brit-pop band that could be found in a few dancehalls in his area and continued playing the piano well into retirement on a casual basis.

His death May 6 in Hamilton was announced by Heather Grant, his wife of more than 50 years. He died peacefully in his hospital bed in the comfort care ward, losing his battle against Parkinsons.  He was 80 years of age.

advertisement
MILLENNIUM PARADE
Billboard Japan

MILLENNIUM PARADE

Music News

Japan’s MILLENNIUM PARADE Coming to Toronto on 2024 Global Tour: See the Schedule

The band, led by Daiki Tsuneta of King Gnu, will kick off the trek on Nov. 2 in Mexico City.

MILLENNIUM PARADE is set to launch its first-ever global tour called the WHO AND HOW TOUR 2024 in November, traveling to nine cities around the world for 10 shows.

The band, led by Daiki Tsuneta of King Gnu, will kick off the trek in Mexico City, then hit Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Berlin, Paris, London, Utrecht, and Tokyo. The Tokyo shows will take place at Tokyo Garden Theater on Dec. 19 and 20. The tour will mark the first time in three years that the band performs live.

keep readingShow less
advertisement