Sign Offs

Sign Offs from Broadcast Dialogue, Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record.

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John Valorzi, 65, on Feb. 6. Valorzi joined The Canadian Press in 1980 as a temporary reporter-editor but was hired on full-time later that...

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Dave Barrett, 87, on Feb. 2, in Victoria, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Barrett is best known for leading British Columbia’s first NDP government...

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Jay Switzer, 61, on Jan. 29, of brain cancer. Born into a life of television, Switzer was raised by journalist mother Phyllis, who covered the...

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Antonio Biamonte, in late December, in Edmonton. Tony started his radio and television career in 1949 as an announcer for CKUA-AM Edmonton. He moved on...

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Bill McCambly, 84, on Dec. 17 in Calgary. McCambly served in the Royal Canadian Navy for six years and was a veteran of the Korean...

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Donnelly Rhodes, 80, on Jan. 8, of cancer. Born in Winnipeg, Rhodes joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic, before starting his career...

Broadcasters We Lost In 2017

Remembered for your contributions to the broadcasting industry Bob Moir, 87, Dec. 18 at Humber River Hospital. Moir spent four decades with CBC Sports as...

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Jim Shaw, 60, on Jan. 3, after a brief illness. A colourful, Harley-riding maverick who avoided wearing business suits, Shaw initially resisted joining the family...

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Fil Fraser Fil Fraser, 85, on Dec. 3. Fraser was one of Canada’s first black broadcasters, landing a job at the age of 19 at Foster...

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Neil O’Brien, 47, on Dec.5. O’Brien was the trusted voice of traffic reporting in Lower Mainland, B.C. for over 20 years. After studying at both...
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