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Rosalie Trombley, the influential Windsor radio new music director who was recognised as the woman with the golden ear, has died.

Trombley became the audio director at AM800 CKLW in 1968, when the station played Prime 40 tracks. She grew to become really effectively known on the two sides of the border as a tastemaker in the industry.

“Recording artists, both equally set up and aspiring, frequented Trombley to endorse their newest one releases,” Trombley’s household stated in a media release, including that she is credited with breaking artists these as The Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Alice Cooper and Aerosmith onto the charts.

Trombley was also the inspiration guiding the 1970s Bob Seger song bearing her title. Trombley won the Walt Grealis Particular Achievement Award at the Junos in 2016.

Rosalie Trombley is witnessed in an undated photograph from the College of Windsor archives. (Leddy Library Archives & Specific Collections, College of Windsor)

The family stated a personal assistance will be held at a later on day.

Trombley died on Tuesday, in accordance to a assertion from her family. She was 82. A cause of demise was not disclosed.