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Thu Dec 28 6:51 am  #1


Gone But Not Forgotten

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

My annual list. Corrections and additions are welcomed.

A few of the radio people who left us in 2017.


Jack Lowe (Jan. 2)
Larry Langley (Jan. 10)
Pat Patterson (Jan. 15)
Russ Thompson (Jan. 16)
Herb Oscar Anderson (Jan. 29)
Arnie Celsie (Jan. 28)
Jack Vincent (Jan. 29)
Ray Schwartz (Feb. 2)
Ritchie Yorke (Feb. 6)
Stuart McLean (Feb. 15)
Ray Stevens (Feb. 22)
Alan Colmes (Feb. 23)
Robert O'Connor (Feb. 28)
Tom Young (Mar. 6)
Denis Grondin (Mar. 7)
Peter Jackson (Mar. 7)
Gary Miles (Mar. 14)
Jim Weir (Mar. 16)
Bob Smith (Mar. 17)
Kerry Gray (Mar. 17)
Bernie Kimball (Mar. 20)
Betty Kennedy (Mar. 21)
Bob Robertson (Mar. 23)
Harold Hamilton (Mar. 23)
Burt Decaire (Mar. 24)
Dave McCormick (Mar. 29)
Neil Macrae (Mar. 30)
Terry Robert Fleming (Apr. 17)
Rex Loring (Apr. 21)
Gene Michaels (May 10)
Pat Cadigan (May 16)
Trevor Kidd (May 20)
Frank 'Swingin' Sweeney (May 25)
Ted Manning (May 29)
Clint Nickerson (June 3)
Jimmy Reed (June 16)
Dave Mazmanian (June 17)
Tony Taylor (June 18)
Paul Berlin (June 23)
Claude Hall (July 7)
Bob Wolff (July 15)
Allen Stone (July 30)
Harvey Hauptman (Aug. 2)
Neil Chayet (Aug. 11)
William "Mac" McKenzie (Aug. 13)
Larry Broadley (Aug. 15)
Bill Phillips (Aug. 21)
Jay Thomas (Aug. 24)
Robert Vaughn (Sept. 17)
Bob Wallace (Sept. 17)
Larry Smith (Sept. 18)
Rick Shaw (Sept. 22)
Donald Bain (Oct. 2)
Rafe Mair (Oct. 9)
Chris Connor (Oct. 10)
John Calver (Oct. 27)
Neil Weissbach (Nov. 11)
Norma E. Browne (Nov. 21)
Chuck Chandler (Nov. 28)
Walt Wheeler (Dec. 2)
Fil Fraser (Dec. 3)
Neil O'Brien (Dec. 5)
Harvey Brooker (Dec. 7)
Ron Wray (Dec. 7)
Kenny Harris (Dec. 11)
Dick Enberg (Dec. 21)
Lou Adler (Dec. 22)
Dick Orkin (Dec. 24)
Irv Weinstein (Dec. 26)
Fran Schneidau (Dec. 26)
Hilly Rose (Dec. 27)
Al Case (Dec. 30)
Alan Bleviss (Dec. 30)
Hairyl Hensley (Dec. 31)

Last edited by Dale Patterson (Mon Jan 1 11:28 am)


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

Thu Dec 28 10:54 am  #2


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Dale, thanks for your tribute and all you do to keep broadcasters up to date. May I add one more name; Terry Robert Fleming passed Apr. 17 in Campbell River B.C. Google to find his extensive broadcast history

 

Thu Dec 28 12:26 pm  #3


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

radiodazewarrior wrote:

Dale, thanks for your tribute and all you do to keep broadcasters up to date. May I add one more name; Terry Robert Fleming passed Apr. 17 in Campbell River B.C. Google to find his extensive broadcast history

Thanks! I should also add Ray Stevens (Feb. 22) and Jay Thomas (Aug. 24).

Denis Grodin should be Denis Grondin.
 


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Thu Dec 28 12:37 pm  #4


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

The more famous media personalities Ray Stevens and Lou Adler are still alive. I was not aware of the alternate Ray and Lou.


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Thu Dec 28 1:08 pm  #5


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Dale, do you have more info on Dave Mazamian (June 18) ? There was a fellow at CFNY when I worked at 83 Kennedy Road in the 80's who I think had that name. If it is him, my condolences to his family.

 

Thu Dec 28 4:44 pm  #6


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Pretty sure that all of us who EVER had the chance to work with (((Maz))) miss him a ton...make that 10 tons.  GREAT guy!!! 


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Thu Dec 28 5:58 pm  #7


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Old Codger wrote:

Pretty sure that all of us who EVER had the chance to work with (((Maz))) miss him a ton...make that 10 tons.  GREAT guy!!! 



 

 

Thu Dec 28 10:19 pm  #8


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

mic'em wrote:

Dale, do you have more info on Dave Mazamian (June 18) ? There was a fellow at CFNY when I worked at 83 Kennedy Road in the 80's who I think had that name. If it is him, my condolences to his family.

http://rskane.ca/tribute/details/10291/David-Mazmanian/condolences.html
 


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Sat Dec 30 1:08 pm  #9


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Dale Patterson wrote:

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

My annual list. Corrections and additions are welcomed.

A few of the radio people who left us in 2017.


Jack Lowe (Jan. 2)
Larry Langley (Jan. 10)
Pat Patterson (Jan. 15)
Russ Thompson (Jan. 16)
Herb Oscar Anderson (Jan. 29)
Arnie Celsie (Jan. 28)
Jack Vincent (Jan. 29)
Ray Schwartz (Feb. 2)
Ritchie Yorke (Feb. 6)
Stuart McLean (Feb. 15)
Ray Stevens (Feb. 22)
Alan Colmes (Feb. 23)
Robert O'Connor (Feb. 28)
Tom Young (Mar. 6)
Denis Grondin (Mar. 7)
Peter Jackson (Mar. 7)
Gary Miles (Mar. 14)
Jim Weir (Mar. 16)
Bob Smith (Mar. 17)
Kerry Gray (Mar. 17)
Bernie Kimball (Mar. 20)
Bob Robertson (Mar. 23)
Harold Hamilton (Mar. 23)
Burt Decaire (Mar. 24)
Dave McCormick (Mar. 29)
Neil Macrae (Mar. 30)
Terry Robert Fleming (Apr. 17)
Rex Loring (Apr. 21)
Gene Michaels (May 10)
Pat Cadigan (May 16)
Trevor |Kidd (May 20)
Frank 'Swingin' Sweeney (May 25)
Ted Manning (May 29)
Clint Nickerson (June 3)
Jimmy Reed (June 16)
Dave Mazmanian (June 17)
Tony Taylor (June 18)
Paul Berlin (June 23)
Claude Hall (July 7)
Bob Wolff (July 15)
Allen Stone (July 30)
Harvey Hauptman (Aug. 2)
Neil Chayet (Aug. 11)
Larry Broadley (Aug. 15)
Bill Phillips (Aug. 21)
Jay Thomas (Aug. 24)
Robert Vaughn (Sept. 17)
Bob Wallace (Sept. 17)
Larry Smith (Sept. 18)
Rick Shaw (Sept. 22)
Donald Bain (Oct. 2)
Rafe Mair (Oct. 9)
Chris Connor (Oct. 10)
John Calver (Oct. 27)
Neil Weissbach (Nov. 11)
Norma E. Browne (Nov. 21)
Chuck Chandler (Nov. 28)
Walt Wheeler (Dec. 2)
Fil Fraser (Dec. 3)
Neil O'Brien (Dec. 5)
Harvey Brooker (Dec. 7)
Ron Wray (Dec. 7)
Kenny Harris (Dec. 11)
Dick Enberg (Dec. 21)
Lou Adler (Dec. 22)
Dick Orkin (Dec. 24)
Irv Weinstein (Dec. 26)
Fran Schneidau (Dec. 26)
Hilly Rose (Dec. 27)

The list has been updated with Hilly Rose (Dec. 27), Walt Wheeler (Dec. 2) and Frank 'Swingin' Sweeney (May 25).
 

Last edited by Dale Patterson (Sat Dec 30 1:09 pm)


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Sun Dec 31 9:14 am  #10


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Dale's list is quite extensive, but to supplement it, here's the list of names of the dearly departed that made the SOWNY Board in 2017, with links to each page.

Final Sign-Offs
 
Jan 6: Jack Lowe, CKFH/CJCL’s legendary engineer, may well have been at the station longer than just about anyone, 82.
 
Jan 11: Tony Rosato, a former member of the classic SCTV television show, 62.
 
Jan. 13: Tommy Allsup was a guitarist who lost a coin toss in 1959 and was forced to take the bus. Otherwise he would have been on the plane that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, 85.
 
Jan 23: Russ Thompson, longtime Toronto radio veteran, 82.
 
Jan 25: Mary Tyler Moore, TV wife of Dick van Dyke and star of her own show at the WJM newsroom, 80.
 
Feb. 7: Ritchie Yorke, longtime Canadian music correspondent for Billboard, 73.
 
Feb. 15: Stuart McLean, CBC radio vet and host of The Vinyl Café, 68.
 
Feb. 23: Alan Colmes, longtime radio host and token Liberal on Hannity and Colmes on Fox News, 66    
 
March 6: Robert Osborne, distinguished and knowledgeable host of Turner Classic Movies, 84.
 
March 16: Gary Miles, former CEO of Rogers Radio, 78.
 
March 18: Chuck Berry, pioneer rock and roller, 90
 
March 20: Jim Weir, longtime Ontario broadcaster, spent 30 years at CHOK Sarnia, 69.
 
March 21: Betty Kennedy, one of CFRB’s earliest stars and a panelist on CBC’s Front Page Challenge, 91
 
March 21: Reg Sellner, a fixture at CKCO in Kitchener, 84.
 
March 22: Chuck Barris, creator of game shows like The Dating Game and host of The Gong Show, 87.
 
April 2: Dave McCormick, aka “Big Daddy,” longtime B.C. and west coast broadcaster, 80.
 
Apr. 6: Don Rickles, legendary insult comic, 90.

Apr. 21: Cuba Gooding Sr., lead singer of the 70s group "The Main Ingredient" and father of the actor, 72.
 
April 23: Erin Moran, the sister on Happy Days, 56.
 
April 29: Rex Loring, longtime CBC newsman and father to former CFTR and Global reporter Elaine Loring, 91.
 
May 18: Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, 77.
 
June 3: Clint Nickerson, former CFTR newscaster and City TV producer, 66.
 
June 18: Dave Mazmanian, veteran of CHUM, Q107 and CKEY, 69.
 
July 8: Claude Hall, longtime editor for Billboard magazine, 84.
 
July 17: Bob Wolff, longest serving sportscaster in broadcast history, still working when he passed away, 96.

July 22: Bobby Taylor, of Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers fame. Their most famous hit was “Does Your Mama Know About Me?”, 83.
 
July 27: June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale on Rocky and Bullwinkle, goes up in hokey smoke, 99.
 
Aug. 8: Glen Campbell, great artist and sought after session guitar player, succumbs to the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease, 81.
 
Aug. 13: William "Mac" MacKenzie, longtime presence at CFOS Owen Sound and founder of the “Wiarton Willie Festival” on Groundhog Day, and mentor to veteran Toronto morning man Don Daynard, 91.
 
Aug. 20: Jerry Lewis, veteran comedian, telethon host, and a legend in France, 91.
 
Aug. 21: Larry Broadley, longtime veteran of the London market, 67.
 
Aug. 24: Jay Thomas, former DJ and actor who played Carla’s husband Eddie LeBec on “Cheers,” 69.
 
Aug. 30: Skip Prokop, founding member of Lighthouse and Cdn. music legend, 74.
 
Sep. 1: Shelly Berman, stand-up comic and “father” of Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” 92.
 
Sep. 3: Walter Becker, one half of Steely Dan, 67.
 
Sep. 25: David Mainse, founder of 100 Huntley St., 81.

Sep. 28: Hugh Heffner, world’s oldest “Playboy,” 91.
  
Sep. 30: Monty Hall, host of Let’s Make a Deal and former CHUM alum, 96.
 
Oct. 2: Tom Petty, veteran rocker suffered a heart attack and died suddenly, 66.

Oct. 3: Max Haines, writer about real life crime and murder and frequent radio guest, 86.
 
Oct. 18: Gord Downie, frontman for the Tragically Hip and an icon in Canadian music, 53.
 
Oct. 25: Fats Domino, rock pioneer, 89.
 
Nov. 21: David Cassidy, lead singer of The Partridge Family, 67.
 
Nov. 30: Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, 87.
 
Dec. 7: Harvey Brooker, well known ad voice for weight loss, 74.
 
Dec.18: Ron Wray, longtime staffer at CFOS Owen Sound, 80.
 
Dec. 22: Dick Enberg, 60-year play-by-play man of endless number of pro sports, 82
 
Dec. 24: Dick Orkin, creator and voice of Chickenman and one of the great radio ad men, 84
 
Dec. 26: Irv Weinstein, Buffalo TV broadcasting legend of Eyewitness News fame, 87.
 
Dec 26: Johnny Bower, Leaf legend and infamous singer of Christmas tune “Honky The Christmas Goose,” 93.
 
Dec. 28: Rose Marie, who played Sally Rogers on the classic Dick van Dyke show, 94.

Dec. 29: Hilly Rose, sometime guest host on Coast To Coast AM, 91
 
Sadly, those aren’t the only names that left us in 2017. Among the others that didn’t make the board: Gregg Allman, Martin Landau, Dick Gregory, Chris Cornell, Adam West, Roger Moore and most infamously, Charles Manson. The AP has a complete necrology of the year’s famous non-radio fatalities here

 

Sun Dec 31 2:04 pm  #11


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Dale Patterson wrote:

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

My annual list. Corrections and additions are welcomed.

A few of the radio people who left us in 2017.


Jack Lowe (Jan. 2)
Larry Langley (Jan. 10)
Pat Patterson (Jan. 15)
Russ Thompson (Jan. 16)
Herb Oscar Anderson (Jan. 29)
Arnie Celsie (Jan. 28)
Jack Vincent (Jan. 29)
Ray Schwartz (Feb. 2)
Ritchie Yorke (Feb. 6)
Stuart McLean (Feb. 15)
Ray Stevens (Feb. 22)
Alan Colmes (Feb. 23)
Robert O'Connor (Feb. 28)
Tom Young (Mar. 6)
Denis Grondin (Mar. 7)
Peter Jackson (Mar. 7)
Gary Miles (Mar. 14)
Jim Weir (Mar. 16)
Bob Smith (Mar. 17)
Kerry Gray (Mar. 17)
Bernie Kimball (Mar. 20)
Betty Kennedy (Mar. 21)
Bob Robertson (Mar. 23)
Harold Hamilton (Mar. 23)
Burt Decaire (Mar. 24)
Dave McCormick (Mar. 29)
Neil Macrae (Mar. 30)
Terry Robert Fleming (Apr. 17)
Rex Loring (Apr. 21)
Gene Michaels (May 10)
Pat Cadigan (May 16)
Trevor Kidd (May 20)
Frank 'Swingin' Sweeney (May 25)
Ted Manning (May 29)
Clint Nickerson (June 3)
Jimmy Reed (June 16)
Dave Mazmanian (June 17)
Tony Taylor (June 18)
Paul Berlin (June 23)
Claude Hall (July 7)
Bob Wolff (July 15)
Allen Stone (July 30)
Harvey Hauptman (Aug. 2)
Neil Chayet (Aug. 11)
William "Mac" McKenzie (Aug. 13)
Larry Broadley (Aug. 15)
Bill Phillips (Aug. 21)
Jay Thomas (Aug. 24)
Robert Vaughn (Sept. 17)
Bob Wallace (Sept. 17)
Larry Smith (Sept. 18)
Rick Shaw (Sept. 22)
Monte Hall (Sept. 30)
Donald Bain (Oct. 2)
Rafe Mair (Oct. 9)
Chris Connor (Oct. 10)
John Calver (Oct. 27)
Neil Weissbach (Nov. 11)
Norma E. Browne (Nov. 21)
Chuck Chandler (Nov. 28)
Walt Wheeler (Dec. 2)
Fil Fraser (Dec. 3)
Neil O'Brien (Dec. 5)
Harvey Brooker (Dec. 7)
Ron Wray (Dec. 7)
Kenny Harris (Dec. 11)
Dick Enberg (Dec. 21)
Lou Adler (Dec. 22)
Dick Orkin (Dec. 24)
Irv Weinstein (Dec. 26)
Fran Schneidau (Dec. 26)
Hilly Rose (Dec. 27)

 


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Mon Jan 1 11:34 am  #12


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Three more names to add to the list:

- Al Case, long-time overnight guy at WLNG Long Island (Dec. 30)
- Alan Bleviss, veteran voice actor (Dec. 30)
- Hairl Hensley, long-time Grand Ole Opry announcer (Dec. 31)

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=alan-david-bleviss&pid=187695514


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Mon Jan 1 2:02 pm  #13


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

This is the first year ever that I know and have worked with many of the people on this list.  Sad.

 

Mon Jan 1 4:19 pm  #14


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Same here, Doug.
Sad to see that so many friends have left us over the last year.

 

Mon Jan 1 5:52 pm  #15


Re: Gone But Not Forgotten

Thanks to everybody for the corrections and omissions. The list is up-to-date for now.


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