Legendary radio hitmaker Rosalie Trombley dead at 82

Rosalie Trombley, the influential Windsor radio songs director who was recognised as the lady with the golden ear, has died.

Trombley grew to become the tunes director at AM800 CKLW in 1968, when the station performed Top rated 40 songs. She became really effectively regarded on each sides of the border as a tastemaker in the marketplace.

“Recording artists, each set up and aspiring, visited Trombley to boost their hottest one releases,” Trombley’s family reported in a media release, incorporating that she is credited with breaking artists this kind of as The Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith onto the charts.

Trombley was also the inspiration powering the 1970s Bob Seger music bearing her identify. Trombley won the Walt Grealis Exclusive Accomplishment Award at the Junos in 2016.

Rosalie Trombley is noticed in an undated picture from the University of Windsor archives. (Leddy Library Archives & Particular Collections, College of Windsor)

The household stated a personal provider will be held at a later on day.

Trombley died on Tuesday, according to a statement from her family. She was 82. A lead to of dying was not disclosed.