Nordheimer later did audio work for the United Church and also worked in programming for CHIN Toronto.Boliska was a success practically from the first moment he took over from Pete Ladd on CHUM's morning show in November, 1957.
A long-time resident of Scranton, Pennslyvania, Ladd died in his late '60s, according his friend, former CHUM jock Duke Roberts.
Dobbs started in radio in 1929 at CFCF Montreal and later moved to CFRB.
He was in his eighth year at CHUM when the station switched to a hit parade format. to noon, by September it would be expanded to 9 a.m.-noon.
He left the airwaves in February 1959 to go into CHUM sales, and was replaced in the late-morning shift by John Spragge. The man born William Joslyn Kingerley arrived at CHUM in 1951, hosting a show called "CHUM Valley" (he also appeared on "The Johnny Lombardi Show"). Kingerley died in California on July 18, 2006 at the age of 77.) The Glasgow-born Stone was hired by CHUM to do public relations work in February 1949 but wound up on the air when the regular host of the show Sports Roundtable was having trouble showing up reliably.
King left the station in 1953 but was back two years later to host "Country Caravan" which continued on CHUM even after the switch to Top 40. Stone, whose background included magazines, newspapers and sportscasting on CBC radio and television, wound up being a rock 'n' roll deejay when CHUM made the switch to Top 40.
CHUM cancelled Country Caravan in January 1958 with Al Boliska adding the noon-time slot to his morning duties. He didn't like the music but stayed on the air until May 1959 when he was replaced in the afternoon drive slot by Mike Darow.CHUM had a three-hour block of foreign programming from 7-10 p.m.Then Walter Kanitz was on with the "Continental Carousel" (described as "songs and stories with a European flavour") from to p.m.Another regular feature on Johns show was his sometimes inspirational, sometimes whimsical, sometimes thought provoking It became a very successful part of CHUM programming. That day came one day when Bob Mc Adorey was filling in for John.He started the regular theme music for the feature, then simply said, "Gina Lollobrigida." There was a long pause until Mac said Something To Think About.He had the honour of playing the first record in CHUM's Top 40 format on May 27, 1957.