Home to the All NEW CJAY Morning Show with Jesse & JD. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia. CJAY 92 ROCKS Calgary! After moving to Kamloops for eight months — a shock for someone coming from the big city — he’d spend some time at radio stations in Hamilton and Toronto again. (403) 249-CJ92 (2592), Reception “I worked around the radio station there.”. In all, he worked 43 years in radio, starting in 1975 at a station in Kamloops, B.C. “It took off. Read more about cookies here. The Gerry Forbes Secret Wish program is a year-round effort by CJAY 92 to help Calgarian families with children during times of hardship. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. That being said, I went to radio school at SAIT. Read more: http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/radio-hosts-award-evergreen-family-with-secret-wish-1.1792343#ixzz2zvbVrslc. Read The Dilawri Group Helps out with the Secret Wish on CJAY 92 and learn more about Dilawri Group of Companies. Enter for your chance to win an AC/DC Vinyl Catalogue, including their newest studio album ’Power Up’. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Home to the All NEW CJAY Morning Show with Jesse & JD. But he got a head start in the business, as his father ran 630 CHED in Edmonton, where Forbes was born before moving to Toronto at the age of three. There are currently no comments on this article. CJAY 92 ROCKS Calgary! Forbes, the man behind the Forbes and Friends Morning Show on CJAY 92, used his Secret Wish project and pulled together $20,000 from donors in just an hour and a … (Photo: Courtesy of CTV Calgary), Gerry Forbes and his morning crew at CJAY 92 Forbes, the man behind the Forbes and Friends Morning Show on CJAY 92, used his Secret Wish project and pulled together $20,000 from donors in just an hour and a half to help out Alivia’s family as she waits for a needed heart transplant. We encountered an issue signing you up. Toronto “There’s stuff that’s so wild and crazy that you probably couldn’t do it today but we’re going to play it anyway,” he said. By ticking this box I agree to receive the chosen newsletter(s), including promotional, programming, marketing and other survey emails. tap here to see other videos from our team. With one month left before his retirement, he said fans can expect to hear highlights from the past 25 years on the air before he steps away. Be the first to comment - leave one below. Find out more tomorrow morning on CJAY Mornings with Jesse & JD! Forbes said he plans to continue on at the station as an ambassador, focusing his efforts on raising money for the Kids Fund. Forbes eventually got a job at CHUM in Toronto where he cut his teeth in the business. “Anything that wasn’t covered by other agencies, we’d go ahead and raise the money and help these families. I've never liked classic rock, and aside from the secret wish segments I never cared for Gerry on air. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. “When I first moved here, nobody knew who I was.”. AB The next issue of Calgary Herald Headline News will soon be in your inbox. I didn’t like a regular job,” he said. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. A welcome email is on its way. Forbes said he never imagined having the long career that is about to end. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. One of the longest-running voices of Calgary morning radio is hanging up the microphone. Gerry came and talked to my class about life in radio amd the publicity eye. Their next album, and tenth studio album, had been teased on social media over the last few days. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. He said the achievement he’s most proud of in 25 years at CJAY 92 is the legacy of the radio station’s Kids Fund, which has helped raise money for families that have been victims of house fires, domestic violence, car crashes, sudden deaths and more. When I came to Calgary, things just got tremendous,” he recalled. “I thought this would be an experience but I hated it. “I actually really started when I was 13,” he said. Gerry Forbes and his group gave toys, cash, and gift cards to the family still struggling with the loss of Brenda Walsh, who died in a house fire on April 13. Exclusive VIP Pre-sales, contests and more! I grew up in Calgary, and I don't remember a time when Gerry wasn't on the air. Kelly Milne and his two daughters were the recipients of CJAY 92’s Secret Wish on Friday morning. Name That Sound to win CASH every hour from 6am to 8pm! “My dad started Santas Anonymous in Alberta to make sure every kid had a toy. © 2020 Calgary Herald, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. I understand I can withdraw my consent to any of the aforementioned items at any time. Join over 500 million others that have made their shopping more smart, fun, and rewarding. WATCH: The Foo Fighters Announce A New Album, And Debut A Brand New Single, On SNL! LOOK: This Canadian Artist's Mural Is The Perfect Tribute To Eddie Van Halen, CJAY 92's $100,000 Name That Sound Contest. ON New Foo, anyone? 80 Patina Rise S.W. took their CJAY 92’s Secret Wish package to a family of fire victims in Calgary earlier this week. Contact us online or visit us for more information. Radio hosts award Calgary family with Secret Wish, Kelly Milne and his two daughters were the recipients of CJAY 92’s Secret Wish on Friday morning. Shopping Made Fun. How cool is this? CJAY 92 morning host Gerry Forbes announces retirement, Calgary radio legend Gerry Forbes hams it up at Joey's Crowfoot as he annouced his retirement after 4 decades on the air on Thursday February 15, 2018. (Photo: Courtesy of CTV Calgary) Published on April 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm by Michael Easton, http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/radio-hosts-award-evergreen-family-with-secret-wish-1.1792343#ixzz2zvbVrslc. Show us how you're listening to CJAY 92 on the jobsite for your chance to win a $679 CRAFTSMAN® V20 Cordless 8 Tool Combo kit! M5V 2Z5. “So I honed my skills again and got a job at CHUM.”. He said he’s also looking forward to spending more time with his wife, Shelley, and Bichon Yorkie puppy named Bentley. • Thank you guys so much for everything.. Not knowing whether radio was for him, Forbes went on to work at IBM in Toronto for a few months. And now, we know that ‘Medicine At Midnight’ arrives February 5th, with nine new songs. CJAY 92’s Gerry Forbes announced his retirement Thursday morning after 25 years on air at the station. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. “And tried to be funny, but I struggled,” he added. T3H 2W4, Contest Line / Studio There's Many, Many Ways To Celebrate & Remember Those Who Served Our Country Today. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Calgary (403) 240-5800, 299 Queen Street West Radio personality Gerry Forbes pauses for a photo with Alysa Hannah (L), her 17-month-old daughter Alivia Gallant and her mom Diana Hannah at Alysa’s home in Calgary, Alta., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Morissette Amon performs her live soulful rendition of Little Mix's "Secret Love Song". I want to at least stay up past 10 p.m. one night and not get up at quarter to 4,” Forbes said of the reason he decided now was the right time to call it quits. A big-ass Eddie Van Halen mural, painted in downtown Victoria, by a super fan who got to know Eddie personally. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. He sat down with me one day and said ‘you could be funny or you could be a part of the community,’ and I listened to the second part.”. Forbes eventually worked his way up to being on air middays and then mornings at CHUM, which launched his morning show career before moving to Calgary. Please try again. CJAY-FM is part of iHeartRADIO. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. ... Gerry Forbes Secret Wish Babe of the Day Babe of the Day: … If you don't see it please check your junk folder. “I’m 61. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Calgary Herald, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. Remembrance Day might look a little different during a pandemic, but that doesn’t make it any less important, or mean that there’s any shortage of ways to remember and thank the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. We just surprised the Stevenson Family with Jesse & JD’s $20,000 Christmas Secret Wish! This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. The Gerry Forbes Secret Wish is funded by the CJAY 92 Kids Fund through various local charitable initiatives, the generous donations of local companies, and Calgarians. Gerry Forbes and his group gave toys, cash, and gift cards to the family still struggling with the loss of Brenda Walsh, who died in a house fire on April 13. We built playgrounds, we bought school buses for special-needs kids and we raised the money ourselves,” said Forbes.