[Description by contributor Jon Pearkins]
. . . We'll get you in Raiford, boy . . .
The Doors – A 40th Anniversary Celebration was syndicated to radio stations across Canada to mark The Doors debut in 1967. Warner Music Canada, music retail chain HMV Music, and major station owner Corus Radio got together to produce this one hour Special, in the true sense of Specials that were heard so frequently on Top 40 and FM Underground radio. This Special was based on a single lengthy interview conducted by Jeff Woods in Autumn 2006 with Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek in Los Angeles. Of course, the majority of the program is music from the five short years of the group's success, prior to the death of Jim Morrison in Paris on July 3, 1971.
This is how it was heard on AM Stereo Cool 8-80, CHQT Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2007. You will hear both the commercials included in the Special and the local Edmonton content: commercials, promos and imaging. It was recorded off cable FM from the stereo studio feed provided by the station.
Host Jeff Woods celebrated his 200th Legends of Classic Rock episode just five weeks later. It was heard on nine stations across Canada, some Corus-owned and some not. Cool 8-80 has never aired the series, and this Doors special was not part of that series. Jeff developed the series while Music Director at CILQ-FM Toronto (1997-2004), continuing while Program and Music Directors at CFMI-FM and CFOX-FM Vancouver (2004-05), and now at Corus Radio Interactive. Woods began his career at Sony Music Canada. His current position at Corus Radio Interactive sees him work with both station managers and program directors at all Corus stations to continually develop their web sites.
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