Long-time Radio Veteran Mike Cooper Retires as Co-Host of Erin and Mike in the Morning on 98.1 CHFI
– Beloved 45-year radio veteran will retire on Jan. 29, 2016 –
– Cooper will continue to host CHFI’s weekly Saturday evening show Coop’s Classics –
TORONTO (January 8, 2016)
After a decade of delighting Torontonians with his wit, wisdom and charm, Mike Cooper will sign off as co-host of Erin and Mike in the Morning on
98.1 CHFI on January 29, 2016. A veteran radio personality of 45 years and a leader in Toronto broadcasting, Cooper will continue to host Coop’s Classics Saturday evenings on 98.1 CHFI. Details of a new co-host will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I've taken care of millions of people over the years and now it’s time to take care of one – my beloved wife and childhood sweetheart Debbie,” said Cooper. “It’s been an honour to be a part of the Rogers family at 98.1 CHFI working alongside my dear friend Erin Davis for the past 10 years.”
A Hamilton native, Cooper first joined the airwaves as an on-air host at CKAT-FM in North Bay, but his appreciation for Toronto radio eventually led him to a position with 1050 CHUM at age 20. Over the course of his career, Cooper has worked for various Toronto radio stations, including CFTR 680 (now 680 NEWS ), CKEY, and 97.3 EZ Rock.
Cooper’s success in broadcasting is the result of his deep-rooted commitment to radio and entertainment. From riding his way to a Guinness World Record at the CNE, to being an essential figure in positioning Erin and Mike in the Morning as one of Toronto’s most beloved morning radio shows, Cooper has used his creativity and experience to connect with local audiences.
“Mike has played an integral part in the success of 98.1 CHFI and I would like to thank him for lending his broadcasting expertise to Rogers,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “He is one of the finest and most sincere radio hosts in the business, and I speak on behalf of the entire Rogers Radio team in wishing Mike a blissful retirement.”
Fans will have the opportunity to join Cooper at an exclusive farewell event on January 28 at The Beer Hall at The Mill St. Brew Pub. Listeners can tune in to 98.1 CHFI starting January 18 for their chance to win tickets.
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