Gary Slaight

Gary Slaight

Gary in the Slaight Music studio. Photo: Bill King
December 28, 2018
by Jim Jj Johnston

Oh boy, where to get started on this unique character? He is a man who has done so much, and so much for so many. How about what 365’er Derrick Ross says when asked who he works for? “I work for Santa Claus!”

Jean-Marie and Lorraine Heimrath with Gary Slaight front-and-centre. Pic: Playback
November 27, 2018
by Jim Jj Johnston

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Jean-Marie Heimrath.

At the mixing board at Slaight Music.Photo - Bill King
April 19, 2018
by Karen Bliss

The Slaight Family Foundation has provided more than $200-million in grants to humanitarian and cultural organizations in Canada and beyond. SamaritanMag's Karen Bliss sat with the Foundation's CEO for a frank discussion about the family's philanthropy and his own unbridled passion in supporting Canada's upcoming tier of musicians and songwriters.

Gary Slaight accepting his Humanitarian Award Saturday night in Vancouver.
April 2, 2018
by External Source

Saturday, March 23rd, Gary was honoured with the Juno Humanitarian Award at Rogers Convention Centre in Vancouver. Included below is a revealing interview he did with CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos about his drive to better this world.

Double Juno nominees James Barker Band won for Country Album of the Year
March 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

Saturday night, at the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards, 36 off-camera Juno awards were handed out, while four people were recognized for special achievement honours in the Canadian music industry. BC native Diana Krall won two statuettes.

March 23, 2018
by Bill King

From his home in Florida, one of the genuine legends of Canadian radio reflects on past and present trends, Gary Slaight's compassionate core, the Trump phenomenon, and his current listening habits in this fascinating interview.

CARAS President and CEO Allan Reid at the Junos press conference
February 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Montreal art-rockers and the fast-rising Toronto singer lead with four nods apiece, closely followed by Arkells, Gord Downie, Hedley and Ruth B. We interviewed some of the nominees for their reactions.

January 15, 2018
by External Source

How rich is rich enough?  It's not something I've ever had to deal with and unless I win a Power Ball type lottery, I don't expect to.

Gary Slaight, honoured for his humanitarian endeavours by the Junos
January 9, 2018
by External Source

A trailblazer in the music and broadcast industries, Slaight's name has now become synonymous as an agent of change through multi-million dollar donations benefitting distressed communities at home and abroad, as well as creating opportunities for Canada's musicians.


Gene dockside in Vancouver
October 30, 2017
by External Source

Professionally, I have only had one dream. Be a Morning Man on the radio. I pursued it with passion. And I think I had a pretty good run, with people like my best friend and partner Jesse Dylan and others, Scruff, Brother Jake, Jane Hawtin, Gary Slaight, Steve Anthony, Bill Carroll and the list goes on...

Photo by George Pimentel
September 12, 2017
by Karen Bliss

At this extraordinary gala, music executive and humanitarian Gary Slaight received the inaugural award at the AGO in Toronto.

Gary Slaight with Alex and Geddy from Rush holding their Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award. Also pictured here are Polaris Music Prize founder Steve Jordan; and Toronto Mayor John Tory.
April 24, 2017
by David Farrell

“Seldom in our times have we felt a greater need for the humanitarian spirit than now, with the rising voices of fear and distrust becoming more commonplace, anger and hatred competing with love and compassion. It is more crucial than ever to champion the basic principles of human welfare...