WATCH: Tootall to retire from CHOM 97.7 after 40 years in September
One of Montreal's most iconic voices will be signing off and spinning his final track in September.
Tootall announced Wednesday he would be retiring after four decades of rocking Montreal on CHOM 97.7.
"40 years into the game and his passion for music and his curiosity about new sounds, styles, and bands remain unmatched," declared Picard, Music Director, CHOM 97 7.
Just announced: our very own (and legendary) TooTall has announced he will be retiring this year after 40 years! Congratulations! 🤘🎉 pic.twitter.com/dUrE5uKA36— CHOM 97.7 Montreal (@CHOM977) July 5, 2017
"Tootall is the last active announcer that got his start in CHOM's original home of rock n' roll, the legendary brownstone at 1355 Greene Avenue," said Martin Spalding, Vice President and General Manager, Local Radio and Television, Bell Media-Québec. "His well-deserved retirement marks the end of an incredible career; his voice, knowledge and influence will be missed"
For many years Tootall was the host of MADE IN CANADA, one of the only commercial radio shows that was dedicated to exposing and profiling new homegrown talent.
Tootall also spearheaded the CHOM L'ESPRIT contest, an annual event that gives airtime and exposure to some of the up and coming artists in Montreal's vibrant music scene.
The full details of his retirement and how his career will be celebrated will be released in the coming weeks.