Today I said hello to life The last song the harmonium played on its morning show was host Terry Dimonte Morning Rock Of CHOM before leaving the windmills after a career of more than 40 years.
“It’s really Montreal,” the friendly and much-loved host said in French after 10 a.m. in Mercy, Buchap Montreal, rev. ”
It ended a passionate morning at CHOM, where laughter followed tears, with tributes coming from all sides. In the last hour, Canadian singer John Arden (Sensitive), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and singer Chris de Berg. De Burg also sang the broadcast song with lyrics specifically addressed to the host. Surprisingly, we heard later Spanish train.
The 63-year-old, who has 43 people in the business, also spoke with his parents. “You are now Mr. Montreal,” his mother said very proudly over the phone.
Earlier, Dimonte also spoke at length with his co-host Peppermint Patty (Patti Lorenz McNeil) at CHOM. Dimonte is the godfather to one of Peppermint Patty’s children now living in western Canada.
Sports columnist Pierre Howde said goodbye with a sore throat.
From 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Terry Dimonte never stopped greeting the countless artists, collaborators and friends who crossed his path. For example, he greeted the late host Denise Grondin, with whom he worked. During the show he posted a photo of a fan in front of a Boeing 747 on his Twitter account, acknowledging his famous “7:47 AM”. Not a plane! Just the time! “.
Before playing the harmonium, Dimonte performed three other pieces that he liked best: In my life Beetles, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Elton John and Summer breeze By Frank Sinatra. “This is for me”, he started a host that disappears from the public domain for a few months to spend time with his wife Jessica.
In many of his farewell messages, he kept the last words for the next and for the listeners. “Thank you for the joy you brought me. The feeling I have achieved with myself when I leave this station, I am indebted to you, ”he said.
For those who want to continue Terry Dimonte, A website named after him was launched on Friday morning. The facilitator wants to intervene regularly since the fall.