Chuck Camroux, 81, on May 11. Camroux planned to pursue law at the University of Alberta, but caught the radio bug in high school, starting part-time as a disc jockey in 1957 at age 17. In 1970, he joined Rogers as manager of CHAM Hamilton and a year later was elevated to VP of Rogers Radio and GM of CFTR and CHFI-FM Toronto. Camroux left the company in 1979 to become CEO/President of CKLW-AM/FM Detroit/Windsor. In 1983, he formed his own consultancy and moved to Victoria. He went on to found the Canadian Radio Network, the first licensed satellite network in Canada, which was sold to Rogers in 1993. In 1998, Camroux began a six-year term as President and CEO of CJRT-FM Toronto, transitioning the station to JAZZ.FM91. He ushered in both 24-hour broadcasting at the not-for-profit station as well as its rebrand to all-jazz in 2001. He retired after nearly 50 years in broadcasting in 2004.
André Arthur, 78, on May 8. Arthur began his radio career at Québec 800 (CHRC-AM) Quebec City in 1970. He went on to host on French-language stations CJRP, CJMF-FM, CHOI-FM, CKNU-FM, and CIMI-FM Quebec City, and CKAC, CKVL and CJMS Montreal, among other stations. Arthur also spent time in television, serving as a news anchor for Télé-4 – the TVA affiliate in Quebec City – from 1972-79, while also being heard on CHRC. He successfully ran and was elected as an Independent Member of Parliament for Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier in 2006. He retained the seat until 2011.
Peter Goodwin, 67, on April 8. Goodwin’s foray into broadcasting started at University of Waterloo campus radio station, CKMS, in 1973. He would go on to pursue Radio Broadcasting at Humber College, landing a gig at CHYM/CKGL Kitchener as a newscaster and reporter. Goodwin joined CFNY-FM in 1981 as a newscaster and co-host and producer of weekly indie music program “The Streets of Ontario.” His co-host Liz Janik would become his future wife. He left the station in 1989, working as a media consultant. Goodwin was most recently a producer and lineup editor at CHCH Hamilton from 2004 to 2015.