DAVE “BOOKIE” BOOKMAN: MAY 30, 1960 – MAY 21, 2019

Indie88’s “Day to Make Music Count” in honour of Dave “Bookie” Bookman.

On May 29th, Indie88 Toronto created an initiative to honour the memory of long-time radio personality Dave “Bookie” Bookman. Dave was as passionate a music fan and advocate as they come, always wanting to share the latest – with a soft-spot for the underdog.

From 6am to 6pm on May 29th, Indie88 aired an all-day broadcast “A Day to Make Music Count”, seeking donations in Bookie’s memory to MusiCounts. The broadcast was anchored by the Josie Dye show, with support from Indie88 hosts Brent Albrecht and Sarah Burke.

Indie88 matched the first $10,000 worth of listener donations. The initial goal of $10,000 listener donations was achieved by 9:30am and matched to make $20,000. The goal was then upped to raise $40,000 before 6pm. However, at 4pm, we upped it one last time to $50,000. We are now sitting at over $66,000. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.

You can listen live to the broadcast in Toronto at 88.1 FM or anywhere at