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Fil Fraser

Postby mccrady » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:53 am

CBC reported last night that Edmonton broadcaster, author, film maker and all-round nice guy Fil Fraser died yesterday. His bio can be found at http://www.filfraser.ca/?page_id=2
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Re: Fil Fraser

Postby jon » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:58 am

Another bio can be found at: http://edmontonbroadcasters.com/ebc/members/fraser-fil/

At the time (1982), he was reported to be lured by a $200,000 per year salary, to make the Morning show move from CKXM-FM to CKUA. At CKUA, John Runge personally picked all of the music played on Fil's show, though the program was heavily into interviews, and reminded me of Peter Gzowski's "This Country in the Morning" in my days at the CBC (1972-74).
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Re: Fil Fraser

Postby Mike Cleaver » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:29 am

Worked with Fil when I joined CJCA in 1977.
He left probably a year to a year and a half later.
Sad to hear of his passing.
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Re: Fil Fraser

Postby jon » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:41 pm

Odd how the last three Edmonton broadcasters to pass away all were huge names at CJCA: Chuck in the 1960s, Fil in the 1970s and Weissbach in the 1990s.
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Re: Fil Fraser

Postby mccrady » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:15 pm

Liane Faulder's Edmonton Journal piece on Fil's life and career can be found at:
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-n ... plishments
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