MONTRÉAL (June 6, 2016)—Long-serving CJAD 800 radio host Dave Fisher is set to retire. A Montréal institution on weekend mornings for over 32 years, Dave will hang up his microphone at the end of the summer.
Dave began his radio career in Lindsay, Ontario. His work then took him to Peterborough and Ottawa, with a stint in Winnipeg along the way. But it was in Montréal that he found a home. In March 1984, he began hosting weekend shows on CJAD 800—and he has been with the station in the same time slot ever since. His shows DAVE’S WORLD, THE HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW and THE CJAD 800 TRIVIA SHOW have consistently been among the market’s highest rated.
Despite having worked through countless events and major stories, Fisher recalls the 1998 ice storm as his most memorable radio moment. Even though CJAD 800 had been temporarily knocked off the air, Dave came into the office to answer Montrealers’ calls and help them as best he could. “For me, it’s all about the listeners… who really are better than Google. If you want to know anything, just ask. They were my motivation”, said Dave Fisher.
A broadcaster with a passion for community, Fisher is as comfortable talking about garage sales as he is interviewing a Prime Minister. He helped foster and maintain a unique connection between CJAD 800 and its listeners.
“It’s hard to overstate Dave’s importance to our radio station and to our listeners. He is an incredibly popular host and personality and has been for a very long time,” said Chris Bury, Program and News Director, CJAD 800 and TSN 690.
Dave’s last show will be in August. CJAD 800’s next weekend morning host will be announced during the summer.
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