Friday, September 29, 2023

Sign Offs

Patrick Monaghan

Patrick Monaghan on July 25. Monaghan was the host of award-winning program “Buckslide Blues Cruise” on Haliburton community radio station 100.9 Canoe FM (CKHA-FM). Taking over the show in 2016 from former host Lee MacLean, Monaghan was an ambassador and champion of the blues, traveling to blues festivals across Ontario to discover new artists, interview and spotlight their music on the show. Prior to hosting the show, he produced David Mair’s “Tuesday Night Sessions” on the station for two and a half years. Monaghan was recognized nationally for “Buckslide Blues Cruise,” winning three Best Blues Show Of The Year awards from the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA). He also received the Toronto Maple Blues Society Award for Best Blues Booster Of The Year in Canada in 2022. Read more here.

Bill Baghsaw

Bill Bagshaw, 91, on July 20. Born in Medicine Hat, AB, Bagshaw made his home in Edmonton where he served as sales manager at CFRN-TV and CHQT Radio. He was notably the first publisher of the Edmonton Daily and Sunday Sun newspapers. Among his volunteer contributions to the city were serving as Vice-President of the Commonwealth Games in the late 1970s, President of Klondike Days and the Kinsmen Club, and founding the “Spirit of Edmonton,” which grew from a few Edmonton Eskimo fans in 1973 to a dedicated contingent that has promoted the city at every Grey Cup since 1974. In later years, Bagshaw ran Focal Customer Development and mentored many business leaders through TEC Canada’s peer advisory program for CEOs.

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