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John Stubbs

John Carlisle Stubbs, 74, on May 26. Stubbs started his broadcast career at CFQR-FM Montreal as a part-time radio operator in 1966. He went on to work with CFCF-AM as a commercial and sports producer for Montreal Expos baseball, Alouettes football and Canadiens hockey. He also freelanced as a producer for visiting baseball broadcasters. Stubbs eventually rose to the position of Operations Manager for both CFQR-FM and CFCF-AM, a position he held throughout much of the 1980s. He was made VP of Operations for parent company, Mount Royal Broadcasting in 1988. Stubbs moved to Toronto in 1994 and joined the National Broadcast Reading Service (NBRS), aiding in the creation of the first audio description device in Canada. He was also involved in the launch of Toronto Star TV, a broadcast studio in the Yonge St. newsroom. He went on to travel across Canada as a videographer for Kidney Cancer and Lung Cancer Canada. Leading up to retirement, Stubbs returned to his radio roots, helping launch 105.9 FM The Region (CFMS-FM) Markham in 2013 as Operations Manager, a position he held until 2019.

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