“My life is over,” thought young Carl Worth.
He’d been raised in Winnipeg and now, because his father, an accountant with the CNR, had a new job, the family was in Dauphin. It was 1964.
Turned out it wasn’t so bad. Worth could pick up radio signals from the Manitoba capital — and from the U.S., too — feeding his fascination with commercial radio and its personalities.
Even better, a school career night got him into the studio of the local radio station, CKDM 730. And at 16, he was hired to do a Sunday morning shift at the station, playing religious music and “reading a bit of news.”
“Nobody ever sets out to be a news director,” chuckled Worth, who retires Friday from that post at CTV Regina. He’s leaving as CTV’s parent, BellMedia, cut a reported 380 positions across the chain.
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