Sign Offs

Bob Sharples

Bob Sharples, 85, on Jan. 26. Sharples held numerous jobs, including working as aircrew for the Royal Canadian Air Force, before he got into broadcasting with his first radio job at CFGP Grande Prairie, AB in 1962 where he quickly ascended to the role of news director. Sharple’s 37-year career continued at CBC Vancouver where he transitioned into television in 1967 as an anchor and host. He went on to host “The Good Morning Show” on CBC Radio, going on to develop the new “Daybreak” program, which had a 13-year run before it was cancelled. Over the years, he also provided the narration for many skits on radio and television comedy series “Double Exposure,” alongside impressionists Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen. Following the conclusion of Daybreak, Sharples continued working with the public broadcaster as a news presenter for eight more years, retiring in 1999.