McLean graduated from Sir George Williams University with a B.A. degree. He is best known as the host of The Vinyl Cafe on CBC Radio 1 and CBC Radio 2. He retired in 2004 as a professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.
McLean's books of stories from The Vinyl Cafe twice won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.