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Bob McLean

Postby cart_machine » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Thought I'd pass on word that Bob McLean has died.

Ignore the reference to Edmonton in the news release; he worked out of CKO Vancouver.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 27561.html

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Re: Bob McLean

Postby jon » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:31 pm

Not sure of the spelling, as I have seen it McLean and MacLean, but there was a Bob MacLean in Edmonton at CKXM-FM (CFRN's FM) in 1983, on air.

I'm not saying it is the same person, though it may have been.

If you want to see Bob a year or so before he passed away, this is quite interesting, though not terribly enlightening on his career: http://youtu.be/vVzbo5P-3M4
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Re: Bob McLean

Postby drmusic » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:11 am

I came in here to link to this, though I see it's linked in the news release. Anyway, it's pretty rare: a promo for the debut of CBC's "The Bob McLean Show"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIkHQ9nvTq8
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Re: Bob McLean

Postby jon » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:05 am

Just had confirmation from his Producer -- he actually looked at the video and recognized the face -- that this is the one and same Bob McLean who was an announcer at CKXM-FM in Edmonton, while also doing a weekly "On the Town" half hour entertainment show on CFRN-TV.

As for the CBC promo when his show debuted, I'm sure that I've seen that promo, so it must have been run a lot on CBC at the time.
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Re: Bob McLean

Postby jon » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:07 pm

After a little research, now that I know that this is one and the same person, I have updated his EdmontonBroadcasters.com entry to read:
Bob McLean - Graduate College of Broadcasting, Ryerson Polytechnical Toronto. Hockey Play-by-Play Announcer, Program Director 1955, DJ 1958 CKBB Barrie, Ontario 1950s; Sports Director CKVR-TV Barrie, Ontario 1957; CHCH-TV Hamilton, Ontario; Host The Bob McLean Show WUAB-TV Cleveland, Ohio September 15, 1968-70; Host McLean & Company KYW-TV Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970-74; Host Dialing for Dollars WPVI-TV Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1973; Host Definition CTV-TV 1974-75; Host The Bob McLean Show CBC-TV 1975-81; Announcer CKXM-FM Edmonton early 1980s; Host On the Town CFRN-TV Edmonton early 1980s; Announcer CKO-FM Vancouver, B.C.; Morning Announcer CKO-FM Toronto, Ontario 1986; CKCO-TV Kitchener, Ontario; Announcer Mid-days CHWO Oakville, Ontario 2000; Talk Show Host CKWR Kitchener, Ontario 2011. Retired in 2011 to Brampton, Ontario. Born Robert Ernest McLean and died in Brampton, Ontario, on April 22, 2014 at age 81.

A few pics and a bit more info here: http://edmontonbroadcasters.com/ebc/col ... clean-bob/
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