Tag: Sign Offs

All things Sign Offs from Broadcast Dialogue, Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record.

Filmmaker Norman Jewison dead at 97

Norman Jewison, the Canadian-born director of Hollywood blockbusters like Moonstruck, Fiddler on the Roof, and In the Heat of the Night, passed away Saturday....

Nerene Virgin remembered as trailblazer for Black women in Canadian media

Journalist, educator and children's television host Nerene Virgin is being remembered as a trailblazer for Black women in Canadian media. Virgin passed away Monday...

Sign Offs

John Short, 86, on Jan. 11. A member of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, a recipient of the Chester Bell Memorial Award for...

The Weekly Briefing

REVOLVING DOOR: Thank you for everyone’s well wishes on our “divorce”. As our dad used to say: the best is yet to come. I’m grateful to...

Sign Offs

Dick Williams, 83, on Jan. 10. Williams, who earned the nickname “The Tall One,” got his start in broadcasting at age 16 in Kitchener....

The Weekly Briefing

REVOLVING DOOR: Alicia Barin has stepped down as the CRTC’s Vice Chair of Broadcasting to focus on her personal life following the sudden passing of...

Legendary DJ Dick Williams signs off at 83

Legendary disc jockey Dick Williams, who had a radio career spanning more than six decades and is credited as one of the first DJs...

Sign Offs

George Sumyie, 84, on Dec. 9. Born in Vancouver, Sumyie’s broadcasting career started out of vocational school when he was hired by Stan Davis...

The Weekly Briefing

REVOLVING DOOR: Susan Marjetti, General Manager of CBC News, has announced her retirement after 45 years in Canadian media, 35 of those with the public...

Broadcasters We Lost in 2023

Remembered for their contributions to the broadcast, audio & screen industries *Printed here in order of their publication in Broadcast Dialogue's Weekly Briefing and including...