Tom Lucas, 73, on Oct. 3. Born in Montreal, Lucas spent his formative years in Vancouver honing his love of music and radio and eventually befriending his idol Red Robinson. He landed his first on-air gig at CKAY in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island in 1968 where “Tom Lucas” was born. He joined CKOC Hamilton in 1971, with stints at CFGO Ottawa and CJKL Kirkland Lake to follow, before returning to Vancouver and CFUN. “The Luker” was a constant around Vancouver in the 1970s and ‘80s, hosting sock hops, fashion shows, Miss Teen Vancouver pageants and on-location remotes. He went on to join CKVU-TV Vancouver as a weatherman, in addition to hosting a weekly TGIF segment. He later worked at CHRX, CKWX, CJJR and the Canada-wide “Saturday Night Gold Line Request Show” on the Satellite Radio Network. Lucas took over the CISL morning show, following Red Robinson’s retirement in 2001. He went on to develop the Radio Real Estate Show in 2006, showcasing local realtors and mortgage experts, in addition to hosting the Retro Rock Party Line on CFUN.
Barry Gaudin, 77, on Oct. 5. Gaudin (aka Barry Gordon) got his start in radio at Penticton’s CKOK in the early 1970s. From there, he headed to Vancouver’s CJOR and then on to CFAX Victoria. In 1974, he was hired by CKNW as a weekend announcer. Around the same time, sister station CFMI had hired a new morning show announcer, who went M.I.A. on day five of his employment. Gaudin was tapped to fill-in on in mornings, which turned into a gig extending into the early 1980s. A morning stint followed at CIOF 1040 Vancouver. Outside of broadcasting, he got in on the video rental craze early, opening a store in Langley which he operated for several years. Gaudin returned to CKNW and CFMI in the early 1990s where he served in an IT role. He retired in 1996.