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December 30, 2018 12:49 pm  #1


Gone But Not Forgotten

My annual list of radio people who left us in the year just ending. Corrections and omissions are welcomed.

Jim Shaw (Jan. 3)
Vern Trail (Jan. 4)
Murray Johns (Jan. 4)
Donnelly Rhodes (Jan. 8)
Emily "Millie" Moriak (Jan. 12)
Charles Morrow (Jan. 15)
Jacques Languirand (Jan. 20)
Jack Gale (Jan. 23)
George Kelso (Jan. 25)
Tommy Banks (Jan. 25)

Manfred Joehnck (Feb. 5)
Kenneth Laing (Feb 15)
Arthur Black (Feb. 21)
Lyle Kilgore (Feb. 23)
Bruce Pearson (Feb. 23)
Don Seel (Feb. 26)
Neil Colon (Feb. 28)

Nanci Krant (Mar. 1)
Bob Levy (Mar. 1)
Ronnie Prophet (Mar. 2)
Prowse Jarrett (Mar. 2)
Larry Gavin (Mar. 3)
Trevor Baylis (Mar. 5)
Frank X. Feller (Mar. 8)
John Bielieri (Mar. 8)
Barbara Sommers (Mar. 15)
Eric Small (Mar. 15)
Barrrie Clark (Mar. 16)
Christopher Cunningham (Mar. 23)
Ray Renning (Mar. 28)

John Mack Flanagan (Apr. 1)
Cyril Hart (Apr. 3)
Jim Neilson (Apr. 4)
Bev Munro (Apr. 4)
Tyler Bieber (Apr. 6)
Brody Hinz (Apr. 6)
Art Bell (Apr. 13)
Audrey Nelson (Apr. 16)
Carl Kasell (Apr. 17)
Donald R. Daeur (Apr. 17)
Gil Santos (Apr. 19)
Ron Bustany (Apr. 23)
Wayne McLean (Apr. 30)

Kevin Drews (May 2)
John Vidaver (May 7)
Nick Michaels (May 26)
Bob Fuss (May 27)

Gary Bell (June 4)
John Ashbridge (June 5)
Richard Irwin (June 6)
Don Cameron (June 6)
John Skelly (June 8)
Ellie Tevan (June 12)
Dan Turner (June 13)
Frank Harnden (June 15)
Debbie Sheehan (June 18)
Agnes Gould (June 20)
Tony Taylor (June 22)
Dan Ingram (June 24)
J.J. Richards (June 30)

Les Carpenter (July 3)
Ed Schultz (July 5)
John Dukelow (July 14)
Adrian Cronauer (July 19)
Reg Tasker (July 24)
Glen Crespo (July 26)

Gord Whitehead (Aug. 4)
Gary Dalliday (Aug. 10)
Sandra Carusi (Aug. 13)
Meech Kean (Aug. 18)
Jodi Taylor Orr (Aug. 19)
Ron DeFrance (Aug. 19)
|Bob Durant (Aug. 23)
Chuck Brinkman (Aug. 25)
Pat MacPherson (Aug. 28)
Jimmy Launce (Aug. 30)

Denis "Dee" Murphy (Sep. 6)
Bill Gene Mortimer (Sep. 7)
George Grant (Sep. 17)
Bill Coward (Sep. 18)
Terry Moore (Sep. 24)
Paul Menard (Sep. 25)
Bill Gable (Sep. 25)
Richard Coleman (Sep. 25)
Bruce Ward (Sep. 27)

Dennis Rowley (Oct. 7)
Ron Lucknow (Oct. 13)
David Craig (Oct. 10)
Mike Clark (Oct. 16)
Bob Hooper (Oct. 17)
Larry Berger (Oct. 24)
Ron Sweetman (Oct. 24)
Tim Klassen (Oct. 25)

Bob MacDonald (Nov. 5)
Leslie Sole (Nov. 6)
Terri Michael (Nov. 6)
Fred Napoli (Nov. 9)
Douglas Rain (Nov. 11)
Randy Tieman (Nov. 16)
George Jonescu (Nov. 16)
Julie Pastora (Nov. 19)
Dennis Murphy (Nov. 20)
Tim Thomas (Nov. 22)
Bill McGregor (Nov. 28)

Tom Armour (Dec. 7)
Lyman Potts (Dec. 9)
Angelo Iacobucci (Dec. 15)
Bob Gillies (Dec. 15)
Steve Shannon (Dec. 26)

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Last edited by Dale Patterson (December 31, 2018 1:48 pm)


"The radio craze ... will soon fade." - Thomas Edison, 1922
 

December 30, 2018 1:14 pm  #2


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Spaceman is greatly missed.  

 

December 30, 2018 1:36 pm  #3


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Wow Dale, it is a big list...a lot of good people left this past year...may the all RIP and their memories never be forgotten.

I too (Grilled Cheese) would have like to hear what "Spaceman" would have to say in these times. 

Take care everyone and good health and success in 2019 to all!

 


The world would be so good if it weren't for some people...
 

December 30, 2018 1:55 pm  #4


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Damn

 

December 30, 2018 3:24 pm  #5


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Thanks Dale.

I hate that god damned list.

I see on December 26th the name of Steve Shannon.

Where can I find out more?

He was an old co-worker & friend.

 

 


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

December 30, 2018 3:50 pm  #6


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unclefester wrote:

Thanks Dale.

I hate that god damned list.

I see on December 26th the name of Steve Shannon.

Where can I find out more?

He was an old co-worker & friend.

 

 

More details, from Rock Radio Heaven:

STEVE SHANNON

Born: December 22, 1947, England

Died: December 26, 2018, St-Jérôme, Québec

Also known as: Birth name was Steven Castonguay, born to a British mother and a French-Canadian carpenter father stationed in England, post-WW2

Stations: CFOX Montréal, CFTR Toronto, CKGM Montréal (4 different occasions, 1970s and mid-'80s), CHAM Hamilton, CKTB, CJQR, CHTZ St. Catharines, CHVR Pembroke, CJMO Moncton, CKXL Calgary, CKNG Edmonton, CIMA Vancouver

Notes: Had radio school and broadcast consultancy in Montréal for many years. His final radio project saw him fulfilling a lifelong dream of having his own radio station when in 2013, he became the Owner/CBO/GM/Programmer/Morningman/Salesman and Janitor of tiny FM outlet CHLW, Barriere, in the B.C. interior. Died of cancer four days after his 71st birthday, at St-Jérôme Hotel Dieu Hospital in the Laurentians region of Québec

http://rockradioscrapbook.ca/heaven.html
 

Last edited by Dale Patterson (December 30, 2018 3:51 pm)


"The radio craze ... will soon fade." - Thomas Edison, 1922
     Thread Starter
 

December 30, 2018 4:21 pm  #7


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Thanks Dale

Well isn't that a kick in the nuts

Steve was a talented fun loving guy - he broke me up on air once or twice

Tossed a huge phone book at me while I was on the air

Fucking thing was thicker than War and Peace and landed with a thud

Steve thought it was hilarious but I can assure you mangement was NOT impressed.
 
RIP Steve old buddy










 
 
 
 

 
 

Last edited by unclefester (December 30, 2018 10:43 pm)


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

December 30, 2018 11:45 pm  #8


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dale, i'm somewhat shocked as i see murray john's name on the list. for some reason, i never came across the news (i guess a rock makes for a challenging roof). murray, along with the late john sprague, are the reasons why i ended up co-hosting talk 640's weekend "paid" programming (for 5 years until the creation of "mojo radio"). murray was a great guy and i have no doubt he is greatly missed.

Last edited by the original hank (December 30, 2018 11:49 pm)

 

December 31, 2018 1:51 pm  #9


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the original hank wrote:

dale, i'm somewhat shocked as i see murray john's name on the list. for some reason, i never came across the news (i guess a rock makes for a challenging roof). murray, along with the late john sprague, are the reasons why i ended up co-hosting talk 640's weekend "paid" programming (for 5 years until the creation of "mojo radio"). murray was a great guy and i have no doubt he is greatly missed.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=murray-david-johns&pid=187771589&fhid=7361
 


"The radio craze ... will soon fade." - Thomas Edison, 1922
     Thread Starter
 

December 31, 2018 10:08 pm  #10


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

I worked with 14 of the radio people who passed in 2018 and knew quite a few others at CHUM, ROgers and Telemedia.  Sad to see so many good ones gone.  Thanks for keeping track of them all Dale.

 

January 1, 2019 12:17 am  #11


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yes, thanks dale.

 

January 2, 2019 5:56 pm  #12


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Just noticed that this happened in late December. And while he wasn't a radio personality, per se, his work was certainly ON the radio for many years. Ray Sawyer, the lead vocalist of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show - the guy with the eyepatch that helped inspire the group's name - passed away just before the end of 2018.

Among the group's hits in the 70s: "Sylvia's Mother," "Spending The Night Together," "Just A Little Bit More," "I Got Stoned And I Missed It" and "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman."  

But the group's most famous song, perhaps, was "On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone" and it seems only appropriate that the magazine was one of those that published his obit. You can read it here. 

 

January 2, 2019 8:38 pm  #13


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Where's Joe Frank?