Williams - not to be confused with the Much Music veejay of the same name - was one of the first deejays when CKFH went to a rock format on January 2, 1967.
He started as a weekender, working a very unusual p.m.-1 a.m. He soon moved to a full-time shift and by 1972 was the morning show host."When I arrived at CKGM in early 1974, Mike was hosting mid-mornings (9-Noon) and was Ralph Lockwood's designated 'sit-in' on the morning show whenever Ralphie was away.
Following a short stint at 1470 CFOX Montreal post-CKGM, Mike then landed a spot doing midday-hosting and occasional 'talk' on CJAD in that slick and unassuming style of his, co-hosting for a good length of time the open-line show with the late Helen Gougeon.
Mike could perform within all formats and get the job done..do it WELL.
Check out the menu and other details at * Please note that Midway accepts cash only. Midway staff tries their best to accommodate everyone!"I put that record on the playlist, Please, Please Me and Love Me Do, and they were awful, they were terrible songs.We played them for three weeks, took them off the air." Any history of Toronto and Montreal Top 40 radio would be incomplete without mention of Mike Williams.What he did would make a radio consultant of today wince: he programmed his own music ...he ad-libbed commercials "down-home" style, a white announcer sounding black ...His final radio job before moving full-time into consulting was at WAIT, from 1996-2001.