Remembering Jurgen Gothe (1944 - 2015)

"When he turned his mic on, he spoke to me," says Gothe's friend and colleague Grant Rowledge.
Jurgen Gothe is seen in his natural habitat on December 7, 1990. (CBC Still Photo Collection/Kent Kallberg)

We have sad news this morning here at the CBC. Beloved long-running radio host Jurgen Gothe has died. For over 20 years, the Vancouver-based broadcaster hosted CBC Radio 2's national afternoon radio show Disc Drive

On the heels of the news, guest host Talia Schlanger checks in with CBC producer Grant Rowledge, who worked alongside Jurgen for years.

"When he turned his mic on, he spoke to me," says Rowledge, adding that the often-shy host opened up on the airwaves, often getting up to dance to the great music he played on his show.

Here's a look at Jurgen's visit to Toronto, from the CBC Archives 

Former CBC Radio host and writer Jurgen Gothe was a master of "companiable" radio (CBC Still Photo Collection/Fred Phipps)


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