The End of The Cutting Edge
May 31, 1991, CIMX-FM in Windsor, Canada changed its format from Adult Contemporary to Alternative Rock. Many stories can be told by many people about what happened after that day, but I was lucky enough to be the last DJ to do a show on the nightly "Cutting Edge" program from 11pm-4am.
We had a lot of fun teasing the end of the Cutting Edge (well... I did, anyway). There was a time when disc jockeys were encouraged to talk and attempt to have personality. Here's a clip of me "acting" (for three hours), plus getting advice from lawyer, Lex Kuhne. Notice the wide variety of music we used to play, including Robert Palmer and Grandmaster Flash. Also notice the fact that we gave away tickets to different (unrelated) radio station's event (!):
Part of the "story" was that Darren quit before the end of his shift. Somewhere around 3am, he "angrily" called me to express his dismay.
The First 89X Morning Show
Here is the first broadcast of an 89X Morning Show. Greg St. James is the host. Mr. Vertical is his sidekick. Melanie Deveau handles the news.
Kelly Brown and Lex Kuhne have their morning show debuts here.
Since this recording is taken directly from the original cassette from the day, there are strange edits. I apologize for any unexpected cuts in audio. I also apologize for "Won Ton Vertical", a poorly-imagined "Asian" character that apparently no one had issues with the entire summer he appeared on the show.
It's a fascinating time capsule from June 1991.