MuchMusic VJ J.D. Roberts grew up a huge Led Zeppelin fan and had been preparing to meet one of his heroes, frontman Robert Plant, for years. Plant displayed the cocky wit one would expect and gratefully accepted a gold record for his band The Honeydrippers, along with champagne to celebrate. Robert talked about staying original, and popped the bubbly.
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".