Thursday, May 18, marked the launch of PWACer Ian Howarth’s book, Rock n’ Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled the Airwaves. Ian is a freelance journalist who has written for the Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette and the Calgary Herald.
His long-time love for the halcyon days of Montreal rock radio were the inspiration for his first book. 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 emergence of FM “alternative” rock played against the backdrop of tumultuous social 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.
The launch was well-attended, and once again we’d like to congratulate Ian on this wonderful accomplishment!