Toronto, ON (September 7th, 2021) – A major radio milestone was met this past weekend with our own Glen Woodcock on JAZZ.FM91. Glen has been hosting The Big Band Show on our airwaves for a remarkable 45 years. Consistently one of the most supported radio shows in our programming, Glen's weekly five hour program is a deep part of the station's legacy and a stronghold on Sunday evenings in Toronto. Glen took over the program on the first weekend of September in 1976 and it has been on the air with the same host longer than any other current program on Toronto Radio.
During his years as a broadcaster, he was able to meet some of the greats in the world of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and more. Part of the program's lasting appeal is in his ability to access his own vast collection of LP's which have been collected since his teenage years, visiting record stores, antique markets and junk stores. A true conduit of culture, Glen is also known as a writer, label owner, historian, and a great storyteller.
We're so proud of Glen's accomplishment and are honoured that he and The Big Band Show call JAZZ.FM91 home. Congratulations Glen!
JAZZ.FM91 is dedicated to entertaining, inspiring and uniting the community through exclusive programming, education and storytelling. As Canada's only 24/7 all jazz radio broadcaster and registered charity we have a responsibility to push for greater equality and diversity. We believe that jazz is all of us at our best and we strive to make jazz accessible to everyone. Discover music on 91.1 FM, streamed online at jazz.fm or with the free JAZZ.FM91 mobile app.