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April 13, 2019 2:53 pm  #1

Bobby Gale passes away in a car accident last night

I am seeing messages about Bobby Gale passing away...on my Facebook feeds ...some notable radio industry people are sharing this online.

It is now confirmed he passed away in a car accident, coming from Montreal to Prince Edward County where he now lives (lived)...

This was suddent a a bit shocking. 

Gale was formerly at Q107 , CFNY  and then went out West if memory serves me, he was also in the music biz too...(label side of things).

Here is an article about him that came out a few years ago.

Here is the official word on Broadcast Dialogue

Sadly, Indie 88 is reporting that Bookie (David Bookman) has taken ill and is being treated in Hospital, man it is is rough day today. He is my age and I grew up with him in Ottawa. As kids we played basketball and jumped on the trampoline at the Ottawa JCC...  (we were young).

2019 is just as tough as 2018...


Last edited by Muffaraw Joe (April 13, 2019 8:59 pm)

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

April 13, 2019 4:27 pm  #2

Re: Bobby Gale passes away in a car accident last night

FYIMusicNews article link above is broken. Try this:

Last edited by mike marshall (April 13, 2019 6:49 pm)


April 13, 2019 10:36 pm  #3

Re: Bobby Gale passes away in a car accident last night

Radio & Music man Bobby Gale killed in car crash

Bobby Gale Courtesy of Jim JJ Johnston’s facebook page this morning.

I am sick to my stomach right now. The radio and music industry lost a good one last night. Bobby Gale, the legend, a friend of thousands and a personal friend for 45 years was killed last night on the highway back from a concert in Montreal. He was devoted to music right to the end.I have spoken with his Mom who understandably is crushed. We are going to help her in any way we can and she has asked me to communicate this terrible turn of events so feel free to share. She is a very proud mom and knows what deep footprints Bobby had in the radio and music industry and the remarkable impact he had in both industries. He was a passionate champion of music and many artists domestically and internationally have benefited from his management, friendship and guidance.In the last few years Bobby among all the things he had on the go, he returned to his radio roots on County-FM in Prince Edward County where as a great volunteer he performed his very popular and unique ‘Sunday Glide’ show. We are forever grateful Bobby for all thar you have done for all of us.

Bobby’s mom tells me there will be no funeral or celebration of life, and that Bobby’s ashes will be buried in the family plot around Windsor where he grew up.Please take a moment to post your feelings and I will make sure she sees all the messages.  God bless Bobby Gale. Rest in Peace old friendJim JJ Johnston 

Last edited by John D (April 13, 2019 10:44 pm)


April 14, 2019 4:23 pm  #4

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