Sunday nights won’t be the same now that Zoomer Radio’s GEORGE JONESCU has passed on. ‘Big Band Sunday Night’ on 50,000-watt AM740 & 96.7FM, reached well into the northeastern United States and large parts of Ontario. George was in the driver’s seat every Sunday night playing music from the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
For at least the last 5-7 years I seldom missed Sunday nights with George. May the show continue. It’s a winner.When it came to the big bands, Mr. Jonescu had an encyclopedic memory. He minimized chatter, and focused on the music itself, much of which came from his personal collection. Despite blizzards and other inclement weather on the notorious 60-mile stretch between Barrie and Toronto, he always made it for show time.
GEORGE JONESCU’s 65 years in the radio business took him to Montreal, Sault Ste. Marie, Barrie, and TORONTO. He once said, “Being a broadcaster affords a platform which must always be used with responsibility and sensibility, if not, it is an indulgence.” Farewell GEORGE. We won’t forget you.