Doug Alexander, 83, on Nov. 10. Born in Nipawin, SK, Alexander started his radio career after moving with his parents to Saskatoon. While still in highschool, he started at CKOM in 1957. He moved on to Regina in 1959 and 620 CKCK where he would remain an on-air mainstay for 38 years. During his time at CKCK, Alexander is credited with creating the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ original game mascot “Gainer” the gopher. He retired from CKCK in 1997 and joined Cable Regina, later renamed Access Communications, as community relations manager – a position he still held at the time of his death. Involved with the Regina Rotary Club, Regina Exhibition, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, and Chairman of the Board of the Access Communications Children’s Fund, among other community organizations, Alexander was recognized for his volunteer efforts with the Government of Canada Volunteer medal and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.
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