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Saskatchewan Broadcasting Legend Passes

Postby bigbry » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:53 pm

Greg Barnsley passed away today. He was a big part of CFQC Radio and more to CFQC TV http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/cfqc-weathe ... -1.3225927
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Re: Saskatchewan Broadcasting Legend Passes

Postby drmusic » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:12 pm

I believe his longtime gimmick was to fling the weather icons (which were felt cutouts) onto the map live on the air, was it not? Also, after he retired, he had that old map hanging in his garage.

Anyway, a true broadcasting pioneer.
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Re: Saskatchewan Broadcasting Legend Passes

Postby mccrady » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:17 pm

Greg always found the positive side of an issue. When I was there ('68-69) and the powers that be were upset about the exodus of people from the province, Greg's response was "Let 'em go. Gives me more room to paddle my canoe."

A good guy to be and work around.
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Re: Saskatchewan Broadcasting Legend Passes

Postby SKradiophile » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:25 pm

The old saying they don't make 'em like that anymore is so true Truly a good guy. For about thirty years-he WAS tv in Saskatoon.
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Re: Saskatchewan Broadcasting Legend Passes

Postby Muzik » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:46 pm

A legend that will be missed. I sure enjoyed his company. I grew up watching Greg on TV,then becoming friends with him once I got into radio. One of the down to earth Good Guys.
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