It’s been ten years since the tragic passing of longtime CFNY/102.1 The Edge host Martin Streek, a guy many radio and alt-rock fans around Toronto remember fondly.
Wil Dunlop is among that number. He used to hang out with Martin during broadcasts at The Edge’s storefront studio and was greatly affected by his passing.
Here’s what he told Broadcast Dialogue:
“He was just genuine. He had this ability to make anybody feel welcome. At the street level studio, especially, fans of all ages would come and he always seemed happy and generally happy to see them and talk to them. He was confident without being cocky at the same time,” said Dunlop.
“He was one of the last rockstar DJs where you would find new music through them. He would find new hits and be ahead of the curve…for a lot of people, the first time they heard Metric or The Arkells was through Martin. He was like your cool older brother or your cool neighbour that would say ‘hey kid, listen to this’ and they’d give you a mix tape…that’s what Martin was.”
Years later, Dunlop is working on a film that will document Martin’s time at The Edge as well as delve into the history/legacy of CFNY/102.1 The Edge. Called Keep it Locked and Cranked (one of Streek’s catchphrases), the doc is now in development and could use your help.
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Again from Broadcast Dialogue: “’I look forward to telling the story of someone who was always a friend to me. I always enjoyed time with him, even though I didn’t know him as long or as well as some people,’” said Dunlop.”