Retired BC & Calgary Radioman Bob Brown Claimed by Cancer

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According to the Recent News page at Gord Lansdell’s Northwest Broadcasters, retired local broadcaster Bob Brown has died from cancer.

He began his radio career hosting a weekly jazz show at CHFM-FM Calgary in 1965, later working at CKDA and CFAX Victoria and at C-ISL Vancouver in the 1970s and early ’80s.  He then hosted p.m. drive, Swingin’ On A Star and That’s Entertainment at Fraser Valley stations Star-FM CFSR-FM/CKSR-FM Abbotsford/Chilliwack during the 1980s and ’90s.

Friend and Star-FM colleague John Oliver says he did fantastic reports each summer from the Abbotsford Airshow and calls him “one of the funniest and dry wits”.

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  1. If memory serves, “Commander Bob” (as the late Rick Honey affectionately dubbed him) spent the last year of his Star-FM tenyur doing traffic for both that station as well as Radio Max. I always thought that was a strange fit, considering the man’s past experience, but I gather there were contractual obligations to fulfil. RIP.

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