Known as "the girl with the golden ear," Rosalie Trombley had a remarkable ability to select songs that would become number one hits when she was the music director for CKLW radio. Her promotion of artists like Alice Cooper, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Dan Hill, Tony Orlando and Gordon Lightfoot inspired Bob Seger to write a song about her. She was the first woman to be awarded the Walt Grealis Award for Special Achievement at the 2016 Junos. She was inducted into the Motor City (Detroit) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Music Week Broadcaster's Hall of Fame.
Because of her influence in the sales of millions of records during the 60s and 70s, she is considered the single most important Canadian for Motown music.