CUTLINE: Morrissey (Moe) Dunn has worked the mic at many community events over the years including, above, the Dutch Mason Blues Festival.
By W.H. Opper
Special to the Truro Daily News
TRURO - In a surprising turn of events, local radio broadcaster Morrissey (Moe) Dunn is hanging up his microphone and entering politics.
The well-known BIG DOG morning man made it official with his announcement that he will be running in the Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley riding during the federal election as an independent.
The Truro resident says he will work on behalf of families under the party name of HAF (Households Are Forever).
"I've long thought that the strength of every community is the family, so it's with every family and household in mind that I make this change," said Dunn, who has been a fixture in the Truro area for 15 years hosting the popular BIG Show with Moe on weekday mornings.
That gig, however, is going to change.
"I've been doing this radio thing for quite a while now ... wow ... 30-ish years," he said. "Yeah, it's time for a change.
"Instead of talking to people through a microphone and over speakers, I'll be meeting them face-to-face, at meetings and door-to-door. That sounds scary just saying it."
BIG DOG may be saying good-bye to Dunn, he still plans to be active on the speaking circuit and entertaining as a musician.
When asked what he thought his chances were of landing a seat in Ottawa, he quickly replied, "The same as the Leafs winning the cup! Long live the HAF party. Happy April Fool's."