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Longtime Toronto and Ottawa radio host Mark Elliot (Nils Johanson) dead at 65

Longtime Toronto and Ottawa radio host Mark Elliot, whose real name was Nils Johanson, died Friday (Jan. 11) after a short battle with pneumonia....

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Ron Pumphrey, 87, on Jan. 8. The broadcaster, author and former St. John's, NL city councillor was the longtime host of Open Line and Nightline...

Broadcasters We Lost In 2018

Remembered for your contributions to the broadcasting industry Jim Shaw, 60, on Jan. 3, after a brief illness. A colourful, Harley-riding maverick who avoided wearing business...

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Angelo Iacobucci, 60, suddenly on Dec. 15. As a reporter for four decades at Radio NL (CHNL-AM) Kamloops, Iacobucci’s unmistakable baritone and trademark sign-off were...

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Tom Armour, 79, on Dec. 7. Armour began his radio career in 1959 at CJQC Quebec City, then moved to CJSS in Cornwall, ON. He...

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Bill McGregor, 96, on Nov. 28. McGregor started his career at CFRB Toronto in 1947 as an operator under the tutelage of Bill Baker. In...

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  Dennis Murphy, 72, on Nov. 20, of congestive heart failure. Murphy played an integral role in advancing the reputation of Concordia University’s Department of Communication...

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Julio Pastora, 41, on Nov. 19. Pastora started his broadcasting career with CKNW-AM Vancouver in 2000, while still a student in the Journalism, Radio,...

Montreal sports broadcaster Randy Tieman dead at 64

Online tributes continue to pour in for Randy Tieman, a pillar of Montreal sports broadcasting, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday (Nov. 16). He...

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Douglas Rain, 90, on Nov. 11. Born in Winnipeg, Rain studied acting at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre...
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