Gordon "Gordie" Rose passes

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Gordon "Gordie" Rose passes

Postby radiofan » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:06 am

Veteran Lower Mainland broadcaster Gordon Rose passed away in hospital on Friday Jul 17th at age 90.

During his 35 year career, Gordie hosted the DX Prowl on CKMO (1945), worked as an announcer and copy writer at CHWK in Chilliwack from 1945 to 1953. In 1953 he joined the CKNW newsroom where he worked until 1955 when he moved to CFUN (the former CKMO) to host Double It until 1957. In 1963 he joined Joe Chesney in launching CJJC Langley. He was Assistant Manger there until 1965 when he returned to CHWK where he worked in News and Sales until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the CAB Quarter Century Club.

Mike Cleaver talks to Valley Broadcaster Gordie Rose in 2010

Condolences to Gordies family and friends.
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Re: Gordon "Gordie" Rose passes

Postby jon » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:55 am

Nice ad from a CHWK sponsor when Gordie retired:

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