a blast from my past.
He's also dead.
And according to this article in EYE WEEKLY, he killed himself.
I can't believe it.
What a wonderful life chapter that was: highschool radio....CFNY.
Not only would i go to sleep listening to whatever was being aired, I would wake up every day to my radio alarm clock, with "102.1 the Edge" cranking out some wicked tune. I loved the 'live to air' shows, too, which he and May Potts hosted.
Basically, I learned about cool music listening to him and others on CFNY. Needless to say, it was a hugely formative time for me.
Without more information to go on, it appears it may have been depression from having been let go by the station he he worked for twenty years. Maybe his identity was so wrapped up in being a DJ that he didn't know who he was without the job. We will never know for sure.
Thanks for the education, Martin Streek.