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Pete Griffin

Pete Griffin

Pete & Geets morning show (1982 - 1987)

Pete joined CFGM in October of 1987.
He was doing weekend radio fix-it and gardening shows on a radio station in the Ottawa valley. He is no longer doing these shows, and is now living in Ottawa.

Pete and Geets did one last reunion show (with Fred Patterson) in August of 1997 when Humble Howard was on vacation. It was received tremendously well by all the old-time CFNY listeners, and universally reviled by all the current CFNY listeners. You can't go home again...

From Pete, October 2003: Only just found your great web site. Only just been dragged kicking and screaming into cyberspace by my son. He put a computer together for me out of old volvo truck parts. CFNY brings back great memories..whitewater rafting in eastern ontario with the staff and listeners..the NY Wankies annual trip to N.Y. State (my kid got waterlogged in a hottub)...arriving at the Brampton studios early in the morning and gingerly stepping over an outline of a body that I later found Earl Jive had chalked...Mike Stafford arriving one morning with stick-on eyebrows after he had shaved them off (kept moving them around his forehead for every newscast)....watching a circus set up in a mall across from our studios, and sending Fred Patterson over with a wireless mike to ask the gypsies if they'd come to steal our wimin and kids...Kevin O'Leary putting a hockey puck in the cafeteria microwave to see what it would do (it stunk up the whole building)...and Geets Romo,the funniest guy I ever worked with, no script, as a matter of fact, half the time I never told him what I was going to ask him, but he always had an answer. And of course the Spirit's music..nothing like it before or after. Reunion..yes! Besides..I want to show off my new racing slicks on the aluminum walker.

Pete passed away on May 23, 2011 at the age of 81, after a long fight with prostate cancer.

Mike Hanafin writes:

Hi there..just heard the news about Pete Griffin. A very sad day...one of the funniest, and also one of the nicest people I ever worked with in broadcasting. A rare combination of talent, and warmth. He didn't know me from "Adam" when I started working at 'NY, yet when I filled in for Fred on the morning show, Pete always made me feel welcome, and part of the show. And always, always cracked me up...on air, and off. And when I cracked him up, on air, and off...I knew I had "made it".
A sad day, yes, but hopefully a day to celebrate Pete Griffin...his talent, and his personality.

Last updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Billy Mc at 6:01:10 PM on 5/25/2011 wrote:

Pete, you and Geets were The Radio Of My Life. Never before, never after. RIP.


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