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Postby jon » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:07 pm

REVOLVING DOOR:

Terry MacLeod is retiring as host of Weekend Mornings on CBC Radio One Winnipeg. His last day is Dec. 19. MacLeod has been in the position since 2013 after a broadcasting career that started in the early 1980s. The Charlottetown, PEI native started as a freelancer for CBC in Thunder Bay, ON in 1983, moving to the network as a story producer on Morningside with Peter Gzowski in 1988. MacLeod went on to host and co-host Information Radio in Winnipeg for almost 20 years and has guest hosted CBC Radio Toronto’s Metro Morning, Morningside in the Summer, Sounds like Canada and As It Happens. He’s also worked in Indigenous language radio with WaWaTa in Sioux Lookout, ON and Taqrimuit Nipingat in Nunavik and hosted specials and documentaries for BBC Scotland and PBS Prairie Public Television.

SIGN-OFFS:

Robert (Bob) Washington, 82, on Dec. 10 after battling cancer. Born in Wadena, SK, Washington’s broadcast career took him to Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Montreal, then back to Winnipeg. He was a familiar voice on CKRC-AM in the 1960s and by 1975 was program director. “The Wash” as he was dubbed by colleagues, became known worldwide in the 1970s after being drafted as the “Voice of K-Tel” for its television commercials. Starting in 1979, Bob hosted CKND-TV show Bowling for Dollars. He was also heard on 680 CJOB-AM, before retiring. Bob’s accolades include a “Golden Award” from the Manitoba Association of Country Artists in 1983 and he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003. More than anything, Bob was known for taking time to talk to people and make a difference by just being himself. He leaves a long legacy of volunteer work and community service including Variety Telethons, the Red River Exhibition, Meals on Wheels and the BC SPCA, after he and wife Linda relocated to Vancouver in 2005.

Tim Morris, 45, suddenly on Nov. 25. Morris was morning show producer and a personality on The Gerry Forbes Show on CJAY 92 (CJAY-FM) Calgary in the mid-nineties before moving to Power 107 (CKIK-FM) in 1997 to produce for host Roger Rhodes. Morris was known for his passion for music and his depth of knowledge. He went on to become director of marketing for Western Canada for Universal Music and VP of business development for Getty Images. He was also co-founder of Mega Music Canada Inc., a dedicated digital platform creating music download stores for radio stations to promote Canadian content.

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