TO THE GIRL
WITH THE GOLDEN EAR
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The Rosalie Trombley Commemorative Sculpture pays tribute to a pioneer in radio broadcasting. The sculpture was conceived of, designed and created by artist Donna Jean Mayne, and unveiled in 2023. This website provides information commemorating Rosalie Trombley’s life and legacy, testimonials from artists whose careers she influenced, a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the sculptor’s process, and much more. The sculpture itself, this corresponding website, and the community celebration held for the unveiling would not have been possible without the support of the projects main funders the City of Windsor and St. Clair College, and project partners AM800 CKLW, BellMedia, and the City’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program. Welcome, and enjoy learning about Rosalie Trombley...
Rosalie Trombley (September 18, 1939 to November 23, 2021) is one of Windsor’s most famous and influential women. Trombley was the legendary music director of famed CKLW The Big 8, a giant of the AM pop airwaves in the 1960s and 70s. A pioneer in music radio broadcasting, Trombley was best known for her unique ability to discover songs that would later become smash hits. This talent earned her the title of “girl with the golden ear”, and made her one of the most influential individuals in radio history.
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