Drew will share his TOP 10 moments of hosting Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show.
Moment # 1: “As we reach our final show I’m realizing that I’ll really miss three main things:
1/ Hearing from listeners about how much they appreciated a show that gave them permission to NOT be so certain about their spiritual journey.
2/ The privilege to speak to guests about whatever it is they believe, in a very light-hearted manner and with absolutely zero agenda, aside from a genuine personal curiosity to understand “belief”.
3/ Hanging out every Saturday with my pal from summer camp - Tim The Tool!”
LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music
The Good Brothers — The First Band Drew Ever Saw Live!In 1970 twin brothers Bruce and Brian Good of Richmond Hill, Ontario, met James Ackroyd from Winnipeg, Manitoba and formed a band simply called James and The Good Brothers. Their first show was with Grand Funk Railroad at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Then came the cross Canada tour on the outrageous Festival Express with such artists as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Ian & Sylvia, Ten Years After, Traffic and The Band just to name a few. With a little help from friends The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, they recorded their first album on Columbia records. From nights at the renowned Troubadour in West Hollywood to the gigs at San Francisco's famed Fillmore West and Winterland Ballroom with The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and the New Riders of The Purple Sage - they were loving it! Later, James would choose to remain in the U.S. while the brothers returned home to Canada and recruited younger brother Larry. This was 1973 and would be the beginning of a wonderful musical trip... The Good Brothers. Their first gig was the legendary Toronto club The Riverboat, on May 14, 1974. They played simple, straight from the soul music that encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, Celtic and the occasional taste from their rock & roll songbook. Highlighted by Larry's fiery banjo breaks, Bruce's award-winning autoharp styles, Brian’s guitar finger picking and their unique sibling harmonies, they produced enough energy to burn down the barn. It wasn't long before The Good Brothers were packing Toronto's fabled El Mocambo five nights a week; breaking bar records, attendance records, and exhausting determined dancers. Then there were eight straight Juno awards for Best Country Group, and headline gigs at Toronto’s Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall, The National Art Centre in Ottawa and the weeks at L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre with their mentor Gordon Lightfoot. There was even a certified gold self-titled double album. In 2004 they were honoured by being inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as well as two nominations for Country Group and Roots Artist of the year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. In 2015 they received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Toronto Musicians Association and in 2016 were inducted into the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame in Tennessee.
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**AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 100 videos from some of our previous recording artists.
Candace Cameron Bure — DJ Tanner from FULL HOUSE/FULLER HOUSE, Drew’s Little SisterCandace Cameron Bure lights up the entertainment industry as a role model to women of all ages, reaching millions of fans. She is an award-winning actress and producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, committed wife, and proud mother of three. Viewers watched Candace grow up as ‘D.J. Tanner’ in the beloved television series Full House and today see the iconic role reprised on the original Netflix hit series, Fuller House. She has remained a staple in the homes and hearts of families across the country with credits such as her Emmy-nominated hosting tenure on the TV show, The View and three-year run as ‘Summer Van Horn’ on ABC Family Network’s Make It Or Break It. Candace has starred in countless Hallmark Channel movies including A Shoe Addict’s Christmas, Emmy-nominated feature, The Heart Of Christmas – and Christmas Under Wraps which broke records to become Hallmark’s most-watched telecast ever. She also stars in and Executive Produces the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series, The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries. As a dynamic writer, Candace has released six books including 2018’s illustrated children’s book, Candace Center Stage. Her most recent inspirational book, KIND IS THE NEW CLASSY: The Power of Living Graciously follows her success with STAYING STYLISH: Cultivating a Confident Look, Style & Attitude. Her third book, DANCING THROUGH LIFE: Steps of Courage and Conviction, was another break out success which chronicled her journey of self-discovery on season 18 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Her first two books, RESHAPING IT ALL: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness and BALANCING IT ALL: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose made her a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Candace is also an ambitious businesswoman boasting an array of entrepreneurial endeavors such as Candy Rock Entertainment, lucrative partnerships with brands like Walmart, Starkist as well many more, and Bure Family Wines, a highly rated boutique wine label launched with her husband Val Bure.
Kathie Lee Gifford — TV Icon, Hollywood Walk Of Fame Inductee, Drew’s Big SisterKathie Lee Gifford is the three-time Emmy award-winning former co-host of the fourth hour of “TODAY,” alongside Hoda Kotb. The Gifford-Kotb hour was hailed as “appointment television” by Entertainment Weekly, and “TODAY’s happy hour” by USA Today. Prior to NBC News, Gifford served as the co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” for 15 years, where she received 11 Emmy nominations. She was also a correspondent for “Good Morning America” for three years. In 2015 Gifford was inducted into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame. A playwright, producer, singer, songwriter and actress, Gifford has starred in numerous television programs and movies in her 40-year career. She has her own record label and has written several musicals including Broadway’s SCANDALOUS, which received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in 2012. Gifford also starred on Broadway in “Putting it Together” and “Annie.” She recently debuted three new songs, “Love Me to Death”, “He Saw Jesus” and “Jesus Is His Name” with Grammy-winning, Brett James. Each song debuted #1 on iTunes. She has just wrapped principal photography on THEN CAME YOU, a film she has written, produced and starred in alongside Craig Ferguson. Gifford co-wrote all eight songs for the movie, alongside Grammy winner writer/producer, Brett James. Gifford authored four NY Times bestselling books including “THE ROCK< THE ROAD AND THE RABBIhe Rock”, “JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I’D DROPPED MY LAST EGG,” “I CAN’T BELIEVE I SAID THAT,” and the popular children’s book “PARTY ANIMALSarty.” This October she’ll be releasing a new children’s book called, “THE GIFT THAT I CAN GIVE.” She also launched GIFFT, a line of wine with the Scheid Family Vineyards in Monterey, CA.
Howard “Humble” Glassman — Drew’s Favorite Jew, Canadian Radio LegendListen to Humble & Fred Radio every morning LIVE from 7am-9am on iHeartRadio, www.humbleandfredradio.com, and Funny 820AM. The legendary team of Humble & Fred have been part of the Toronto radio scene since 1989. They began ruining the airwaves at CFNY-FM and for 12 years they tortured their audience with a mixture of humor, irreverence, and goofiness while CFNY morphed into 102.1 The Edge. They've been on CFNY 102.1 The Edge / Mix 99.9 CKFM / Mojo 640 / CIKR – FM / CHAM Funny 820 / CKSL / and even the mighty Newstalk 1010. Their careers have been used to pave the way for the likes of Mad Dog & Billy, Dean Blundell, and Regis & Kathie Lee. After being named Best Morning Show in Canada four times by the Canadian radio industry, then fired and screwed over by that same Canadian radio industry, these guys are back like a bad rash and are ruining podcasting and terrestrial radio once again.
DREW’S FAVORITE PAULS: Paul Henderson & Paul Young — Drew’s Very First Guest, Canadian Hockey Legend & Author of Drew’s Favorite Book: THE SHACKPaul Henderson
Paul Henderson will forever be recognized and remembered for his goal with 34 seconds remaining in the 8th game of the 1972 Summit Series, giving Canada the lead and winning them the series. With that, the team became known as “the Team of the Century” and Paul’s goal as “the Goal of the Century.” But, there is more to Paul Henderson than just that one goal. Despite his recent diagnosis with cancer, his positive demeanor and zest for life remain. In his memoir The Goal of My Life, Henderson opens up about his success both on and off the ice. Henderson’s career spanned 19 professional seasons during which he played over 1,000 major league games in the NHL and WHA. He was a two-time NHL all-star, playing in the 1972 and 1973 All-Star Games. Sportswriters and fans have frequently called for Henderson to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the strength of his performance. Commentator and former coach Don Cherry argued that Henderson’s status as a hero of the “greatest series in hockey history” was enough to qualify him. Henderson has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on two occasions. He was first inducted as an individual in 1995, and again ten years later along with his 1972 teammates. He has been honoured by Hockey Canada with the Order of Hockey in Canada as part of its 2013 class. Henderson was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 in recognition of “his engagement in support of a range of social and charitable causes” along with his achievements on the ice.
Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment, he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever. THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" In Drew’s opinion, one of the best love stories he’s ever read. The Shack was recently turned into a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner, Octavia Spencer (The Help) & Sam Worthington (Hacksaw Ridge, Clash Of The Titans, Avatar). www.theshackmovie.ca About 12 years ago, THE SHACK, was a self-published novel, originally written as a Christmas gift for Paul Young’s kids. Then, with a marketing budget of a few hundred dollars, eventually, the book sold over a million copies within a year, out of his garage. Today, THE SHACK has sold over 24 million copies worldwide. A few years ago, while staying at a Benedictine monastery on an island off the coast of the Western Sahara, Drew asked one of the monks to show him the oldest books they had in the library. The Brother placed this ancient document on a table but Drew quickly recognized the book underneath it. “A CABANAS” by William P. Young. Even though Drew was in a vow of silence, he was able to question the monk as to why this book was part of their library, since, in Drew’s mind, THE SHACK is a book that in many ways challenges religion. The young Brother said that it was his favorite book. As a matter of fact, THE SHACK was a favourite amongst all the monks.
Tony Campolo & Philip Yancey — The First Christian Speaker That Drew ACTUALLY Listened To & The First Christian Author That Drew ACTUALLY ReadTony Campolo
Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. For 40 years, he led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization which he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities. More recently, Dr. Campolo has provided leadership for the progressive Christian movement, Red Letter Christians as well as, for the Campolo Center for Ministry, a program which provides support to those the church has called to full-time ministry. He has written more than 35 books and can be found blogging regularly on:
www.tonycampolo.org and www.redletterchristians.org
Growing up in a strict, fundamentalist church in the southern USA, a young Philip Yancey tended to view God as “a scowling Supercop, searching for anyone who might be having a good time—in order to squash them.” Yancey jokes today about being “in recovery” from a toxic church. “Of course, there were good qualities too. If a neighbor’s house burned down, the congregation would rally around and show charity—if, that is, the house belonged to a white person. I grew up confused by the contradictions. We heard about love and grace, but I didn’t experience much. And we were taught that God answers prayers, miraculously, but my father died of polio just after my first birthday, despite many prayers for his healing.” For Yancey, reading offered a window to a different world. So, he devoured books that opened his mind, challenged his upbringing, and went against what he had been taught. A sense of betrayal engulfed him. “I felt I had been lied to. For instance, what I learned from a book like To Kill a Mockingbird or Black Like Me contradicted the racism I encountered in church. I went through a period of reacting against everything I was taught and even discarding my faith. I began my journey back mainly by encountering a world very different than I had been taught, an expansive world of beauty and goodness. Along the way, I realized that God had been misrepresented to me. Cautiously, warily, I returned, circling around the faith to see if it might be true.” Ever since, Yancey has explored the most basic questions and deepest mysteries of the Christian faith, taking millions of readers with him. Early on he crafted best-selling books such as Disappointment with God and Where is God When it Hurts?. However, more recently, he has felt the freedom to explore central issues of the Christian faith, penning award-winning titles such as The Jesus I Never Knew, What’s So Amazing About Grace? and Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? He currently has more than 15 million books in print, published in 50 languages worldwide.
Gavin MacLeod — Captain Merrill Stubing from THE LOVE BOAT; Murray Slaughter from THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW & Joseph “Happy” Haines from MCHALES’S NAVYGavin MacLeod's career spans almost six decades in TV, Film, and Broadway. He's also been an Ambassador for Princess Cruises since 1986 and The "Captain" continues to travel throughout the world making appearances. The consummate storyteller, Gavin has worked with countless stars, such as Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Milton Berle, and Fred Astaire. From his humble theatrical beginnings in upstate New York to Radio City Music Hall and then on to Hollywood, Gavin MacLeod was on the fast track to success. Three years after divorcing his wife, his remarriage to her proves that a great struggle can culminate in a happy ending. He continues to act on and off the screen. Gavin released a biography entitled, THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life.
George Stroumboulopoulos — Canadian Broadcasting Icon, Drew’s Atheist BuddyDirector / Producer / Co-Writer at CBC House of Strombo: Host and Executive Producer and Landlord at Apple Music The Strombo Show! at CBC The Early Days at TSN Former Host/Producer at Hockey Night in Canada Worked at Actor Worked at CBC News Worked at CNN Former Was alive in Toronto at Edge 102.1 Former Sunday Nights at CFRB Former Defender of the Faith at MuchMusic Former Errrything at Sportsnet 590 The Fan Former High Voltage Mascot at 104.7 The Lizard Studied Radio at Humber College Went to Ascension Of Our Lord Secondary School Went to Ascension of Our Lord Catholic High School Manages The Strombo Show / House of Strombo
Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, AuthorThat's right folks, it's time for our final monthly visit with our favourite Hollywood Correspondent!
Special Surprise Guest for Tim The ToolOver the years, Tim The Tool has really gone GAGA over a handful of people: Bono, General Romeo Dallaire, Peter Gabriel, Colin Mochrie, Sting, Mr. Rogers ... One of these names will join us as a surprise for the REAL star of TDMS!
The Final Half Hour of TDMS!A Surprise Caller For Drew
In live radio anything can happen, and you never know who will show up, especially to the end of the party.
Meanwhile Back On The Farm — With Grant Marshall (Drew's Dad)
We're losing a generation. A generation of respect, integrity, and honour. A generation who were not afraid of hard work and sacrifice. Drew's father IS that generation. Growing up on the farm taught Grant Marshall more about life than Google. So let’s listen to that generation. *Drew’s dad will join us live in the studio for his final appearance on TDMS.
Happy Birthday Bev Marshall
Drew’s wife is celebrating her birthday today. Drew’s gift? The End Of TDMS!
THE LAST WORD with Tim The Tool
About 12 years ago, Drew’s old friend from summer camp asked him about the possibility of coming into the studio during a show to watch live radio. The following week, Tim asked if he could come back. The next week, he asked again. Drew decided that if Tim was to keep coming back, he would train him on the soundboard and maybe he could become the show’s engineer. Tim ended up making numerous mistakes every show and thus garnered the nickname “Tim The Tool.” Over the last 12 years though, he has become an integral part of the TDMS as Drew & Tim developed an on-air schtick of “an old married couple who were just sick and tired of each other”. TDMS was never the same again. Neither was Drew! So to honour his friend, Drew will finally give the last word to Tim The Tool!