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S K Y   S T U D I O

 

Recalling those who contributed to Sault Ste. Marie broadcasting…

We remember one, we remember them all.

Issue # 95 September 22, 2022; previous issue dated June 4, 2022

 

This edition of Sky Studio is dedicated to Dave Patterson

who joined former colleagues in Sky Studio, September 17, 2022

Long time country music supporter and media staffer Dave Patterson joined colleagues in Sky Studio September 17, 2022.

 

Dave is known and recognized by many across Northern Ontario and elsewhere for his long serving and dedicated role in creating and maintaining The Northern Ontario Country Music Association (NOCMA) as well as his time meeting clients’ advertising needs while with Sault This Week as well as serving clients and listeners while in radio. His online profile includes his 1976 through 1994 work association with Gilby Canada.

 

From the Northern Ontario Country Music Association website:

 

“Back in the 1960s Grace Kozak, a local well-known performer and promoter, started using the term "The Great Northern Opry" in her music shows, but she did not register that name.  

 

“The organization that gave birth to the country music effort in Sault Ste. Marie, was the original Country Club and was created by the efforts of Al Mooney, George Pinder and Carol and Dave Patterson in 1989. From that, The Sault Ste. Marie and District Country Music Hall of Fame was formed back in 1991, by those same founders, with Don Ramsay as the first inductee.

 

In 2000, the original Country Club was replaced by The Northern Ontario Country Music Association (NOCMA) and the Sault Ste. Marie and District Country Music Hall of Fame was replaced by The Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame with Carol & Dave Patterson, as founders registering both the new names.  The Great Northern Opry, registered by the Patterson's in 1993 remained intact, but now with country talent being inducted from across Northern Ontario.” Northern Ontario Country Music Association :: History (nocma.ca)

 

Dave was with FM 100.5 in the early 1980s and later at Q 104. He also spent many years at Sault This Week in sales.

 

Former broadcaster and sales representative for radio/television and later print, John Chambers says, “Dave and I were friends and working acquaintances for close to 30 years. He was very friendly and would go out of his way for anybody. I’ll miss him.”

 

 “Very good memories working with Dave in formation years of the Country Club,” recalls colleague and former broadcaster Bruce Krause. “His enthusiasm benefited his organization and Q104 at the time as well. Condolences to his family.  His legacy will continue.”

 

Musician Ric Datson commented, “He helped keep country music alive for Northern Ontario over these 30 plus years and we appreciate all you've done. I have been honored to be the drummer for most of the shows since day one, with the induction of Don Ramsay into the Hall of Fame, doing all the singing contests for the Country Club with New Country, the great Northern Ontario Tour with the Texas Street Band, and backing up countless performers with Mike Case & White Stallion. Rest In Peace and thank you Dave for your love of country music. You will be missed."

Deb Kaye, a Sault Ste. Marie recording and performing star internationally was inducted into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.On her Facebook she posted, "I am so sad to hear of the passing of one of the most tenacious men I have ever known..He lifted the country music scene of Sault Ste. Marie into the atmosphere. Against all odds and nay sayers, he managed to create a way to honour and celebrate the many talented artists in our city in ways that we never dreamed possible. Dave Patterson! He was made of country music right down to his boots.Thank you sir for your commitment to us and to the music of Ontario. My heart goes out to his whole family. There are no words that soothe at this time. We are here ... standing by you."

Dave left us as he was dancing to and enjoying country music at a Saturday matinee event.

 

 

 

(Thanks to James Warner-Smith for efforts in the Messenger Group, source for some of the recollections included in the above.)

 

 

Tribute story by Brian Kelly, Sault Star:
https://saultstar.com/entertainment/local-arts/patterson-recognized-northern-country-talent

 

 

From ShawTV, 2017 a video with Dave, Al Mooney and George Pinder....  Northern Ontario Country Music Association - YouTube

 

 

Special announcements:

https://www.sootoday.com/obituaries/patterson-william-david-dave-5841646

 

William Patterson Obituary - Sault Ste. Marie, ON (dignitymemorial.com)

S K Y   S T U D I O

 

Recalling those who contributed to Sault Ste. Marie broadcasting…

We remember one, we remember them all.

SCOTT ALEXANDER (DARBISHIRE)

FRAN ARONSON

AUDREY ASHTHORPE

 

JOHN BAIRD

SUE BARBER

LOU BARNES

WILLIAM BARROW

JOHN BELL

MIKE BELEC

WILF BELEC

AL BESTALL

CLARE BESTALL

HERB BENNETT

NELLIE BLACK

NORM BLAKELY

BOB BLAIR

RAY BOUCHER

RAYMOND ‘BUTCH’ BOUCHER

JOE BOYLE

ANGELO ‘SKEETS’ BRAIDO

 

MINA BROWN

 

JOHN DAVID CAMERON (RALPH GLASSFORD)

JOHN CAMPBELL

DAVE CARTER (CARTNER)

TONY CHIPMAN

ART CHRISTMAS

GERRY CLIFFORD

PEGGI MCNEIL CLIPPERTON

STAN CORBETT

BILL COWLING

CHRIS COYLE

 

TONY DERESTI

MITCH DROLET

BILL ELGIE SR.

JOSEF ERSCHEN

DR. ROBERT EWING

 

MAUREEN FOCKLER

FERN FORTIN (McDERMOTT)

HOMER FOSTER

JIM FRANZ

JAMES ‘JIMMY’ FULLER

EVY FULLERTON

 

DANNY GALLIVAN

FRANK GARDI

DON GIBSON

BOB GILRAY

CARMEN GRECO

DOUG GRECO

BARB GRIFFIN

 

BILL HAIGHT

RAY HAINES

JOHN HAMPTON

GORDON ALLAN HILL

HELEN DORIS HILLSTROM (PAVELICH)

DAVE HOLLINGS

PAULA HUCKSON

EILEEN HYLAND

GRANT HYLAND

 

DAVE IRWIN

TOM ILEY

 

LARRY JACKLIN

WANDA JACKSON

MARG JANES

BOB JENKINS

ALBERT JONES

SALLY JONES

GEORGE JONESCU

 

EDWARD (BUDD) KENT

BILL KERNAGHAN

JERRY KLOSS

RAY KOIVISTO

 

MARCEL LACOSSE

CAROL LENOARD

PAUL LENOARD

BERT LUCIANI

 

JERRY MACDERMID

BOB MACDONALD

NORM MACDONALD

MURRAY MACGILLIVARY

GEWEN MALLORY

MICHAEL MAHN

ANDY MANTHA

GINO MARCON

PHIL MAKI

TARZ MASCARDELLI

LIONEL MCAULEY

MAC MCCURDY

DAVE MCDOUGALL

JUDY MCDOUGALL

RAY MCGEE

SANDY MCPHERSON

DANIEL MEADOWS

JOHN MEADOWS

MR. JUSTICE PAUL H. MEGGINSON

MARLENE MERVYN

LARRY MICHAELS (MANDZIUK)

HELEN MILLEN

ALEX MITCHELL

ALF MITCHELL

BEVERLEY MOONEY

PAUL MORRIS

 

LOIS NYLANDER

BARB NOVICK

 

HELEN O’CONNOR

LOUISE O’NEILL

 

FRANK PARSONS

DAVE PATTERSON

DICK PEPLOW

JIM PHILLIPS

 

STEVE RAY (PINE)

PETER RAY (RAKOBOWCHUK)

BABS PITT

GRACE PITT

SAM PITT

STAN PRATT

RITA PURDY

 

BOB QUINN

 

DON RAMSAY

LOVERNA RAMSAY

MARG RAMSAY

RON RAMSAY

RUSS RAMSAY

RANDY RAVLICH

JOHN RHODES

JANE RICHARDS

DIANE ROGERS (PEPLOW)

GEORGE ROY

 

BARRY SARAZIN

KARL SEPKOWSKI

CALVIN SHAULE

 

DON SIMS

BRUCE SMITH

ALFIO SPADONI

 

WAYNE TURNER

 

FERN VALOIS

EB VANCE

 

STEPHEN WEST

WARREN WEST

NEIL WHERLEY

JACK WHITBY

SYD WILLIAMS

CARL WILSON

JOHN WISHART

HARRY WOLFE

FRED ZIMMERMAN

 

 

Any additions, errors, omissions are regretted.... send information to [email protected]

Issue # 94 June 20,2022; previous issue dated January 27, 2021

 

This edition of Sky Studio is dedicated to Judy McDougall

who joined former colleagues in Sky Studio, June 4, 2022

Many kind and generous words of praise have been offered about Judy McDougall as she joined colleagues in Sky Studio June 4, 2022.

 

Common themes from those who worked with Judy surround her welcoming, supportive nature and ability to do many functions at the radio station, always pitching in when needed.

 

Johannes (Hans) Geenen recalled, “So sad...I worked with Judy a number of years... just first class all the way...Terry McPhee and I were heavily involved with the Musical Comedy Guild while employed at CFYN..we needed a seamstress for one of the shows..Funny Girl..Judy said she would help out and ultimately took on the whole task with help..what a trooper...always willing to pitch in...she'll be missed. R.I.P. Jude....”

 

Mike Beckwith worked at CFYN/CHAS 1977-78 and says, “I was only 17 and she made me feel welcome, she handed out the cheques… she always was dressed nice and had a smile on! We had good talks and the Friday handing out of cheques blossomed into a half hour talk.......I will miss her.”

 

Scott Witty remembers her in the front office, “… always smiling and dressed to a tee. I believe her role was in traffic and in advertising. I was so young and working evening and weekends.“

 

Darryl Adams, still in broadcasting now in Cornwall, remembers Judy as fun to be around, “… seeing her bright smile when I walked up the stairs to the radio station on Queen Street. She was a gem and her memories of her kindness and laughter will remain in our hearts. Amazing lady. Rest In Peace Judy!”

 

John Chambers says, “So enjoyed working with Judy at CFYN, and all those wonderful summer bbq parties with the gang, out at the famous Goulais Bay camp, all those years ago! A true dyed in the wool, Orange and Blue Detroit Tiger's fan, Judy was a kind, funny and talented woman, who will be missed.”

 

“Tracey, your mom was great to work with,” says Liz (Baia) Boyle, adding: “Beautiful, strong, woman who was full of life.   Hard worker but always had a sense of humor. Loved hearing her banter with Dave Macdonald over his Cleveland Indians. Don't tick her off or she'd have a few choice words for you especially if you brought in a commercial order last minute...right George and John? Her favorite place to be was Goulais. Judy loved to be at camp on her days off. Work just happened to get in the way. We had the pleasure of spending a weekend at camp to relax and enjoy camaraderie while having a few bevy and playing horseshoes. Highlight was good ol' Bob Wood wearing his "Real Thing" pants. A lot of great people worked together during our Gilder days, and Judy always made it a fun place to work.”

Vancouver CTV weathercaster and host, Marke Driesschen recalls, “Not only was CFYN my first job in radio, it was my first venture out into the world on my own.  I'd left my home in suburban Toronto in the summer of 1979 to pursue my dream of working in radio.  Sure, I was excited but there were also times of doubt, stress and loneliness in adopting to a new life in e new place.  Judy was a warm, welcoming presence who helped you find your way around, make sure you did your paperwork so you could get you paycheck (which was pretty small, back then!) and keep you grounded and focused when you needed it.  She was the den mother to all of us wayward radio orphans trying to make sense of this strange business we chose.  Because of her kindness and caring, we all chose wisely.  She helped make my first year in the business one of the best.  Thank you, Judy.”

 

“Was saddened to learn of Judy's passing, says Dave Webb. “She was great to work with. My heartfelt condolences to the family.  Rest in peace Judy. ❤⚘

 

Special Announcements:

 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/sault-ste-marie-on/judith-mcdougall-10778660/amp

 

https://www.sootoday.com/obituaries/mcdougall-judith-anne-5448691 

 

(Thanks to James Warner-Smith for starting a ‘Judy Tribute’ Messenger group, source for much of the above.)

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