Former CJCA morning host Bob Arnold has died
Scott C. Bourgeois
Long-time Edmonton radio man Bob Arnold has passed away.
Arnold worked as the morning announcer for CJCA Radio from the 1970's until he retired in the early 1990's.
Gord Whitehead worked with Arnold until the mid 80's. He says Bob was a lively personality.
"A very quick witted guy," Whitehead reminisces. "He always had a joke, one of those people that no matter what the scenario was he'd always come up with some kind of a wisecrack. They used to call him the king of puns and one-liners... and that was indeed true."
He says Arnold was a member of a dying breed of radio personality.
"Nowadays, it's a common thought amongst a lot of people that a lot of personality has left radio," explains Whitehead. "I think Bob was one of those people that did have a personality, a very distinct personality, a very warm, caring individual."
"He will be missed."
Arnold died September 29th, in Bonnyville. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetes Foundation. (scb)