Rock Radio Scrapbook
All CHUM photos, memorabilia and airchecks (except where
noted) are from the official CHUM Archives.
Click below to see every
CHUM chart (front & back covers plus the inside chart information) from
the first on May 27, 1957 until the last on June 7, 1986. Thanks to Ron
Hall for his magnificent clean-up job on the charts.
"Everybody told me it
was wrong" -
This site is a tribute
to Allan Waters, the Waters family and everyone who worked at 1050 CHUM as
a music station from 1957 until the music era ended in 2009.
Mr. Waters (everyone called him Mr. Waters) bought CHUM in December of
1954 and on May 27, 1957 launched Canada's first full-time rock and roll
radio station. On this site you'll find bios of CHUM personalities, plus
photos, airchecks, memorabilia and every CHUM chart (front/back/inside) in
A very special thanks to Jim Waters for his unwavering support of all
things CHUM. Enjoy CHUMbugs!
About The CHUM
Hear CHUM exactly how it sounded, from its
earliest days as a rock 'n' roll station, to its later era as an oldies
'50s & 60s
'70s & beyond
Get the scoop on Canada's original rock
'n' roll station!
A monthly column
by CHUM historian
CHUM Comment Forum
Capsule bios of the many
personalities that helped make CHUM Radio One!
And many more!
CHUM Jock List