We’re devastated to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Dave “Bookie” Bookman. He left us, peacefully, at 12:45 this morning.
As we mourn, we invite you to join us as we tell stories, hear yours, and of course play Bookie’s favourite music.
From his close friend, Josie Dye:
Today our family at Indie 88 has lost Bookie, our colleague, a mentor, and to me, a best friend.
Everyone knows Bookie as a crusader of the independent, winning the Unsung Hero award for his spirit and drive to make Indie happen. He has started careers for major bands such as Billy Talent, but he was also known as one of Canada’s top interviewers, forming relationships with artists such as Dave Grohl and Bono.
Bookie was the last true personality on air. He wasn’t hired for his charm, his looks, or his voice. He didn’t work his brand, or promote himself.