Broadcast History - March 2

Broadcast History - March 2

Postby jon » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:01 pm

In 1999, Jack Webster died. He had the top-rated show on the top-rated radio station in the Vancouver market, CKNW, from 1963 to 1972. And also added significant listeners to CJOR before and after. In 1978, Jack switched to TV, with a program entitled simply "Webster" on BCTV (CHAN-TV). Beginning in 1983, viewers looking for ABC's sitcom of the same name expected to see a 40 inch tall Black 12 year old, but were greeted instead by a argumentative 65-year-old Scot. Jack retired in 1987, spending his last dozen years on a farm he owned. His CCF bio is at http://broadcasting-history.ca/personal ... bster-jack

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In 1999, Peter Liba became the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, a post he held until 2004. He had been President of CKND-TV Winnipeg, Izzy Asper's ingenious creation from border station KCND-TV. Peter was only 67 when he died unexpectedly on June 21, 2007, at his summer home near Winnipeg. His CCF bio is at http://broadcasting-history.ca/personal ... ba-peter-m
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