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Saturday March 23rd, 2013 with Chris White & Matthew Crosier
A tribute to Chopper McKinnon

Lynn Miles - Night in a Strange Town Canadian
Duncan's Cove
Cathy Miller - Crazy Quilt Canadian
The Three Bells
Russell Levia - The Wayward Wind Canadian
Chopper's Room
Melwood Cutlery - Live at Irene's (Wednesday March 20, 2013) Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Rick Palmer
Tribute to Chopper at Irene's video of "Jimmy's (Chopper's) Room" at

10:36 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Pat Moore
Wonderful show! Last week on the Saturday Morning Show in a moment of remembering Chopper, Floralove Katz (Ottawa Klezmer Band) said Chopper was her guitar teacher at the Ottawa Folklore Centre. So in answer to the question about what/whether he played an instrument, I guess at one point he played guitar well enough to teach... Arthur McGregor perhaps could confirm???

10:37 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Rick Palmer
Video of Terry Tufts at Irene's Pub Tribute to Chopper

10:40 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Lillian Robinson
Hey Chris: Speaking of cassettes...I have the Canadian Spaces 20th Anniversary show complete... Just let me know if you want a copy

10:54 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Judy & Ross
In 1983 when we moved from guelph area to Ottawa valley we discovered Chopper's Canadian Spaces and were so delighted! we felt we were now home and settled! Chopper is truly with us ALL always. CKCUFM is doing a great job of helping everyone to rise again.

10:55 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Tony Copple
Russell Levia playing in the CKCU studio for Chopper 17 Sept 2011 Chris, your knowledge and connections validate this great memorial show.

10:56 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Allan Wigney
Other than possibly at Irene's, the context in which I came to know Chopper best was during my stint hosting the Saturday Morning show before Canadian Spaces. Always a challenge at funding drive time, as you knew everyone in radioland was waiting to pledge to Chopper, it was an honour to be the warmup act for a truly beloved show and host. The image I will hold of our friend Chopper is of his arriving with Commander Cam sometime after 9 a.m., to find me and my occasional co-host Jim Bryson amusing ourselves with a tune by Andy "The Pontiac Prowler" Lusk or Angus "The Prime Minister of Canadian Country Music" Walker. The look we'd get from Chopper was not so much disapproving as it was genuinely puzzled. Who, he was clearly wondering, let this person on the air? I would on occasion remind him that the station manager when I went on the air was Chopper McKinnon. That's one more thing I'd like to thank him for.

11:03 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Mary Gick
As Chris has been hosting the show the last couple of weeks, nobody has really interviewed him about his connections and memories of Chopper. It would be nice if somebody could do that in this second hour if it is not already planned.

11:12 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Mike Mercer
Matthew & Chris I wish I could be with you guys in person as well as Irene's like I did for the Back 40 10th anniversary in 2000 but sorry can't make it Chopper was one of a kind and he was the best I loved him on the radio even before I came to CKCU Myself Thanks for the memories Chopper and we will remember you at the 40th anniversary of CKCU in 2015 that's for sure.

11:14 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Judy & Ross
Chopper really made us all feel so terrific when we donated to CKCUFM!

11:27 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Julie Element
I really hope we're going to hear Cam Well's voice added to this wonderfull tribute. Cam was an integral part of Canadian Spaces, enabling Chopper to continue the show for so long.

11:29 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Pam and Dan Smith
You'll always be Chopper at Nutshell Music and we'll always love you! Pam and Dan

11:38 AM, March 23rd, 2013
Lenny Wu
Great show, Chris and Matthew. Chopper's mark and legacy at the station will live on forever.

12:07 PM, March 23rd, 2013
Steve Beattie, Halifax
The great thing about CKCU-On-Demand is that I can pause now and then to get a grip on my emotions. Thank-you for these extremely moving tribute shows. I loved hearing all the wonderful recollections of Chopper. He left us a wealth of sublime memories which I know we'll be sharing for a long time to come. Thanks also to those who posted the videos from Irene's. Chopper would have absolutely loved Terry's song. The chorus may well become an anthem. Ceylon, Chop. Abyssinia.

9:12 AM, March 24th, 2013
Mark Reynolds, Ottawa
There has been many Saturday mornings when I went wow during the 40 minutes of uninterrupted folk. thanks chopper!

9:23 AM, March 24th, 2013
James Peck, Toronto
We wanted to thank Chopper through all of you incredibly dedicated and talented people.

4:19 PM, March 27th, 2013
V. Gupta - in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
So very good to hear how many dj's from the CKCU had respect and admiration for Chopper. My wife and I will surely miss him.

11:42 AM, March 28th, 2013
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