Broadcaster Fred Latremouille was a staple of Vancouver airwaves

Fred Latremouille
Photo Credit: Red Robinson

By Tom Hawthorne

March 21st, 2015

Fred Latremouille’s voice, as smooth as cream liqueur, provided a background soundtrack for British Columbia’s baby boomers, who aged along with the popular broadcaster.

He first hit the airwaves in Vancouver at the age of 17 in 1962, building a following on Top 40 radio stations as a disc jockey spinning the latest rock and pop singles. By his 30s, he had transformed from swinging teenaged heartthrob to wisecracking television weatherman. His final public act was as an amiable and affable morning radio host alongside Cathy Baldazzi, a traffic reporter who would become his wife, on a laid-back show called Latremornings.

The death of Mr. Latremouille from liver disease at 69 shocked many of his fans, as his boyish visage and youthful vigour gave him an ageless presence.

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  1. What a wonderful Tribute. Thank you Tom Hawthorne, you caught the very essence of the man, Fred Latremouille. He was truly a great broadcaster.

  2. This is definitely the most comprehensive obit I’ve seen for Mr Latrimouille… caught a lot of history that others missed. Never knew the man, but grew up with him on AM radio, loved his style, and recognize him as a very significant part of Vancouver radio history. Thanks for the memories, Fred, and thanks to Tom Hawthorne for catching that cool ‘Grubby Thursday’ reference.


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