Published on January 11th, 2013 | by Alan Cross5
Humble and Fred Returning to Terrestrial Radio
Anyone who knows Toronto radio will know about Humble and Fred. After a long stint at 102.1 the Edge, followed by gigs at MOJO Radio and then Mix 99-9, they found themselves on the beach for an insanely long period of time.
About a year ago, they resurfaced with a daily podcast that they distribute through HumbleandFred.com. I’ve been on the show a couple of times.
Today, an announcement. They’re returning to terrestrial radio. From the press release:
It is with a lot of pride and a little apprehension that Astral Radio announces the return of “Humble” Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson.
Debuting January 21st, the Humble & Fred Radio Show will air weekday evenings on Funny 820 Hamilton, Funny 1410 in London, Ontario and News Talk 1010 CFRB Toronto. In addition, new stations will be added to the syndication list over the next year.
The hilarious duo is set to entertain their audience with a combination of highlights from their popular podcast and new exclusive content.
“It’s with great trepidation that we are partnering with Humble & Fred”, said Rob Farina, EVP Content & Platforms for Astral Radio, “we hope for the best, but expect Humble & Fred to bring nothing but heart ache and lawsuits.”
Glassman and Patterson are best known for their long-running morning show on Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge, where they debuted in 1989. The pair has worked separately for the past several years, but reunited last year to create daily podcasts that are available on iTunes and on HumbleAndFredRadio.com.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the evolution of Comedy on Astral”, shared Humble & Fred, “we look forward to the opportunity to be fired by them again!”
The addition of Humble & Fred, along with the variety of Canadian comedians being featured across Astral’s comedy radio stations, displays our investment in the format and support of Canada’s legendary role in the world of stand up comedy. Astral Radio is the first broadcaster in Canada to offer consumers a 24/7 comedy service.
Nice. Good luck!