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BIOGRAPHY FOR ANGUS MACKAY
His radio career got started as a student at Concordia University (then known as Loyola) in 1969 when Angus was one of the first DJs on campus station Radio Loyola. As well he was the editor of the entertainment supplement of the weekly Loyola News.
In 1970 he was hired to do the over night show at CKGM-FM, the station that soon morphed into CHOM-FM. Angus and Doug Pringle were the first announcers on Montreal’s only pure rock ‘n roll station. CHOM quickly became the premier radio broadcaster of its kind in Canada. His shift from 2-6PM was the highest rated show in the city. His tenure at CHOM continued until 1974.
After a 6 month sabbatical he returned to the airwaves to do a weekend shift at CJFM. At the time he was the only DJ at the station to choose all his own music. He was featured in a major Montreal Gazette article in March 1975 written by entertainment editor Bill Mann.
Angus then went to live in England for 6 years where he broadcast a weekly report on the emerging UK music scene for CHOM.
Leaving radio for a spell he lived for 5 years in Jamaica where he helped to publish the newspaper Caribbean Weekly. He wrote regular entertainment features for both the Weekly and the Jamaica Gleaner.
Following the tragic death of Daniel Feist in 2005 Angus began his tenure as co-host of Rhythms International on Mix 96 along side Daniel’s successor Richard Lafrance. Richard left the show in the summer of 2008 and Angus continued as host until Virgin Radio abruptly cancelled Rhythms in December of that year.
Rhythms International is now reborn as a podcast.
The show must go on.