One of the longest-running voices of Calgary morning radio is hanging up the microphone. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. 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. Their next album, and tenth studio album, had been teased on social media over the last few days. I understand I can withdraw my consent to any of the aforementioned items at any time.

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 … 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 apologize, but this video has failed to load. “So I honed my skills again and got a job at CHUM.”. I've never liked classic rock, and aside from the secret wish segments I never cared for Gerry on air. (Photo: Courtesy of CTV Calgary) took their CJAY 92’s Secret Wish package to a family of fire victims in Calgary earlier this week. CJAY 92’s Gerry Forbes announced his retirement Thursday morning after 25 years on air at the station. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. 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.

Morissette Amon performs her live soulful rendition of Little Mix's "Secret Love Song". “I’m 61. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. We just surprised the Stevenson Family with Jesse & JD’s $20,000 Christmas Secret Wish! Shopping Made Fun. (403) 249-CJ92 (2592), Reception “Anything that wasn’t covered by other agencies, we’d go ahead and raise the money and help these families. ON “When I first moved here, nobody knew who I was.”. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Calgary Herald, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. 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! 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. A big-ass Eddie Van Halen mural, painted in downtown Victoria, by a super fan who got to know Eddie personally. I grew up in Calgary, and I don't remember a time when Gerry wasn't on the air. We built playgrounds, we bought school buses for special-needs kids and we raised the money ourselves,” said Forbes. AB This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. “I actually really started when I was 13,” he said. 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. 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. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings.

Forbes eventually got a job at CHUM in Toronto where he cut his teeth in the business. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia. He said he’s also looking forward to spending more time with his wife, Shelley, and Bichon Yorkie puppy named Bentley.

“And tried to be funny, but I struggled,” he added.

In all, he worked 43 years in radio, starting in 1975 at a station in Kamloops, B.C. (Photo: Courtesy of CTV Calgary), Gerry Forbes and his morning crew at CJAY 92 © 2020 Calgary Herald, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. M5V 2Z5.

Be the first to comment - leave one below. 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. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. “I thought this would be an experience but I hated it. CJAY 92 ROCKS Calgary! Read more about cookies here.

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Please try again. We encountered an issue signing you up. When I came to Calgary, things just got tremendous,” he recalled. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. “I worked around the radio station there.”. 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.

Name That Sound to win CASH every hour from 6am to 8pm! Home to the All NEW CJAY Morning Show with Jesse & JD. 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. Gerry came and talked to my class about life in radio amd the publicity eye. There's Many, Many Ways To Celebrate & Remember Those Who Served Our Country Today. 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. 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. Kelly Milne and his two daughters were the recipients of CJAY 92’s Secret Wish on Friday morning. “My dad started Santas Anonymous in Alberta to make sure every kid had a toy.

... Gerry Forbes Secret Wish Babe of the Day Babe of the Day: … Find out more tomorrow morning on CJAY Mornings with Jesse & JD! 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.”.

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. That being said, I went to radio school at SAIT. Exclusive VIP Pre-sales, contests and more! 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 half to help out Alivia’s family as she waits for a needed heart transplant. Forbes said he never imagined having the long career that is about to end. WATCH: The Foo Fighters Announce A New Album, And Debut A Brand New Single, On SNL! The Gerry Forbes Secret Wish program is a year-round effort by CJAY 92 to help Calgarian families with children during times of hardship. Home to the All NEW CJAY Morning Show 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. New Foo, anyone? Read The Dilawri Group Helps out with the Secret Wish on CJAY 92 and learn more about Dilawri Group of Companies.

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