March 25, 2023

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Terry Dimonte: Harmonium to say goodbye

Terry Dimonte: Harmonium to say goodbye

English-speaking host Terry Dimonte closed his eyes at the end of his last show on CHOM at his French-speaking audience last Friday morning. After his last Thanksgiving, he played … Today I said hello to life, De harmonium.

The CHOM team has prepared several surprises to underline the departure of its star host, 37 years later on its airwaves, Friday. Between 5:30 and 10 a.m., Terry Dimonte received a lot of calls from people who wanted a good start.

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Montreal Mayor, Valerie Plante, Antenna Manager, Peter Mansbridge, Singer John Arden, Rocker Alice Cooper and Musician Chris de Berg.

It aired for about 15 minutes with the host Justin Trudeau, a longtime friend of Dimonte. “It’s great to know you can sleep in the morning now. But it’s a big adjustment for us [les auditeurs] », The Prime Minister who invited him to go for beer in Ottawa told him.

Chris de Berg also mentioned how awesome Terry Demonte was to so many people – the host was very involved with the charities.

Hello to life

Very moved, the 63-year-old host – the successor after CHOM has not yet been announced – ended his show by thanking many collaborators, his family and listeners.

“I noticed that there was a lot of ulation hogans on what my last song was today. It must be her, he said about the title of the band harmonium he often received at his microphone. Because it is “really Montreal”. It goes back to my childhood. And it talks about the road ahead. Thank you, Montreal. Today I said hello to life. »

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