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

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Joe Schlesinger, 90, on Feb. 11. Joel Schlesinger Born in Vienna, Schlesinger spent his early childhood in the former Czechoslovakia. As the Third Reich rose to power,...

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Wayne Bjorgan, 80, on Jan. 26. Bjorgan arrived in Barrie, ON from Saskatchewan in 1961 to work at CKBB 950. Bjoran would stay with the...

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Ed Jurak, 75, on Jan. 26. Jurak started his broadcasting career in 1963 doing weekends and fill-in at CKLG Vancouver. He moved on to CHTK...

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Peter Watts, 68, on Jan. 18, following an aneurysm in December. Born in Kingston, ON, Watts attended Queen's University, where while studying history and politics,...

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Doug Cameron, on Jan. 14, at Brantford General Hospital. Cameron had a more than 50 year broadcasting career, retiring from Jewel 92 (CKPC-FM) and AM1380...

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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