John Majhor Dies
January 23, 2007 at 12:48 PM (PT)
Legendary TORONTO jock JOHN MAJHOR died this morning of cancer. He was 53.
MAJHOR worked afternoons and mornings at CHUM-A in the '70s and '80s, and in 1983 moved he to television, hosting the pioneering pre-MTV MUCHMUSIC video countdown shows "Video Singles" and "Toronto Rocks." In 1986, he moved to LOS ANGELES for gigs at KLAC and KCBS, in addition to co-hosting AARON SPELLING's syndicated "After Hours" TV show and being the first on-air talent hired by then-new E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION.
MAJHOR returned to TORONTO in the '90s for gigs on CJEZ, CFRB and as host of "Lunch Television" at CITY-TV. Later stops included SANTA FE, NM and CHARLESTON, SC, in addition to voiceover work.
Condolences and reminiscences can be left at www.myspace.com/majhor. Services will be private, though a public memorial is being planned for the spring.