In August of ’87, MuchMusic VJ Laurie Brown came back from holidays to learn that David Bowie was in the building, and was coming to talk to her. In typical MuchMusic style, he interviewed her. Brown said that sometime later, “Bowie was somewhere in the states performing at an event, noticed a MuchMusic camera and turned to the camera and said, ‘Hi, Laurie.’ That pretty much made my decade.”
In 1984, Christopher Ward helped launch Muchmusic as Canada's first VJ. A former Second City Touring Company member and acclaimed songwriter, Ward has written for Diana Ross, Hilary Duff, The Backstreet Boys and many others. Ward received the 1990 Songwriter of the Year JUNO Award for Alannah Myles’ hit, "Black Velvet".