Ian Howarth is a former High school teacher, turned freelance journalist. His long-time love for the halcyon days of Montreal rock radio are the inspiration for his first book, Rock ‘n’ Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled the Airwaves. The book tracks the early days of Top 40 radio when DJs and the British Invasion changed the face of commercial radio across Canada. That and the the emergence of FM “alternative” rock played against the backdrop of tumultuous socal change, made for some exciting listening for the coming-of age Boomer Generation. The book is a collection of personal memoirs and interviews of DJs, musicians, concert promoter Donald K. Donald, radio management and the men and women in the news trenches of Top 40 AM radio.
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