Jim Craig, 78, on Oct. 7. Craig was involved in the broadcast industry for more than six decades with a career that started in the early 1960s, initially as an announcer in his teens at CJOY Guelph and CKSO Sudbury. He went on to become the first voice heard on CKCB Collingwood when the station went to air in 1965. From there, he moved on to Kitchener, holding roles at CHYM, CKKW-FM and CKCO-TV where he hosted “Bowling for Dollars.” Stints followed in Winnipeg, at CFRN Edmonton, CKSL and CFPL-TV London and eventually CJBK and CJBX-FM where he moved into management. He also did a decade-long stint as a national programmer for CBC Galaxie’s smooth jazz station Jazz Cafe. Craig began teaching in the radio and television program at Fanshawe College part-time in 1985 and later Conestoga College, before joining the Seneca College School of Media in 1998 where he rose to the role of Radio Program Coordinator.
Bob Conroy, 81, on Oct. 6. Originally from Joliet, Illinois, Conroy got a job out of college in Cleveland, OH working at KYW-TV, and later WKYC Radio. Conroy eventually accepted a job offer at CFTO Toronto as a Producer/Director, ascending to the position of Director of Production and Coordinating Producer, and later Director of Operations for the CTV Network. In 1993, he joined CBC as Director of Production for Current Affairs and Newsworld, a position he held up until his retirement in 2007. His work earned him two Gemini award nominations, among other accolades.
Alex Morrison, 63, on Sept. 27, following complications from surgery. A well-known radio personality in Cape Breton, Morrison was one of the group that was awarded the licence for CKCH-FM Sydney, NS in 2007, alongside fellow broadcaster Jay Bedford and local businessman Barry Martin. In addition to working for stations in Cape Breton and Ontario, Morrison lent his voice to numerous community events, including the Canadian Little League Championships. He also operated a successful DJ business and had recently gone back to school, obtaining a Business Administration diploma from Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).