Humble and Fred Returning to Terrestrial Radio

Anyone who knows Toronto radio will know about Humble and Fred.  After a long stint at 102.1 the Edge, followed by gigs at MOJO Radio and then Mix 99-9, they found themselves on the beach for an insanely long period of time.

About a year ago, they resurfaced with a daily podcast that they distribute through I’ve been on the show a couple of times.

Today, an announcement.  They’re returning to terrestrial radio.  From the press release:

It is with a lot of pride and a little apprehension that Astral Radio announces the return of “Humble” Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson.

Debuting January 21st, the Humble & Fred Radio Show will air weekday evenings on Funny 820 Hamilton, Funny 1410 in London, Ontario and News Talk 1010 CFRB Toronto. In addition, new stations will be added to the syndication list over the next year.

The hilarious duo is set to entertain their audience with a combination of highlights from their popular podcast and new exclusive content.

“It’s with great trepidation that we are partnering with Humble & Fred”, said Rob Farina, EVP Content & Platforms for Astral Radio, “we hope for the best, but expect Humble & Fred to bring nothing but heart ache and lawsuits.”

Glassman and Patterson are best known for their long-running morning show on Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge, where they debuted in 1989. The pair has worked separately for the past several years, but reunited last year to create daily podcasts that are available on iTunes and on

“We’re thrilled to be part of the evolution of Comedy on Astral”, shared Humble & Fred, “we look forward to the opportunity to be fired by them again!”

The addition of Humble & Fred, along with the variety of Canadian comedians being featured across Astral’s comedy radio stations, displays our investment in the format and support of Canada’s legendary role in the world of stand up comedy. Astral Radio is the first broadcaster in Canada to offer consumers a 24/7 comedy service.

Nice.  Good luck!

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

5 thoughts on “Humble and Fred Returning to Terrestrial Radio

  • January 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Wow, uber good news

  • January 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    My life will be complete if Mr. Goohead returns. To this day I still laugh out loud when I remember 'Bung Hole Liquors'..

  • January 11, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    This is just a great fit. For the format and them

  • January 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Really great news!! Won't replace the podcast. I find myself laughing out loud all the time.

  • January 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    For two guys who continuely put down terestiall radio when doing there podcast it sure doesn't make much sense but opinions change quick when money is involved…….


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