Frank Stanford Retires after 35 Years at C-FAX Victoria

Veteran broadcast journalist Frank Stanford has retired after 35 years at C-FAX Victoria, and a radio career of more than 40 years.   Frank recently turned 60, and quietly announced he intended to hang up his mic and headphones.

Frank has been one of most respected radio newsmen in the BC capital, whose well-informed editorial viewpoints were aired on the C-FAX airways each Mon-Fri morning.  For more than a year his newsroom duties included a weekday morning talk show from 9-10.   Earlier this year Frank was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from his journalistic peers in the RTNDA.  Victorians will miss his authoritative baritone voice, and his always excellent judgement on what should be considered news at any given hour.

Courtesy of the Vancouver Broadcasters website, here are the stops in Stanford’s radio career:

CHQB Powell River; CKRD Red Deer AB; CFSL Weyburn SK; news CJOR Vancouver 1977-79; real estate 1979-80; news CFAX Victoria 1980-2016.

We at PSR join with his many admirers in the listening audience in wishing Frank Stanford a long and happy retirement.


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Published on August 8, 2016 at 8:59 am by clockwatcher


August 8, 2016 - 11:39 am


He was last on air on June 24th. the end of the same week Ian Jessup was let go.

August 9, 2016 - 5:09 am

Rocker Rich

“Authoritative baritone” indeed. For years it was a 5 a.m. ritual for me to try and ignore his newscast and catch extra shuteye. Alas, that distinctive basso profundo voice inevitably had me staggering to the coffee maker within minutes.

I’ve posted before that Frank could do great voiceover work for, say, a syndicated show or local tv promos. Hope to hear you again, in some capacity, Frank.

August 9, 2016 - 9:59 am


35 years at one station almost unheard of and something that will be terribly rare to see in the future, anywhere. Enjoy retirement Frank!

August 9, 2016 - 10:41 am

Judy Marston

Seems like another casualty of the “changes” at CFAX! I’m still upset about Ian as well as Terry (though I have heard it was his decision to slow down) and now Frank is gone. It’s very sad. There are very few voices on CFAX now that I’m willing to listen to. I think this new weekday schedule will backfire, though. If anyone can recommend another station online that they love, I’d be thrilled to know where I can go now to find the kind of “real” news I crave.

Hey, maybe Terry, Frank and Ian can start up a rotating podcast! 😉

August 10, 2016 - 7:16 am

RJ McNicol

Happy Retirement Frank, from one of the old crew who worked with you in the bowls of the old Grosvenor Hotel.

August 10, 2016 - 9:32 am

Jack Simmons

Enjoy your retirement Frank. It was a pleasure to share 10 of those 35 years with you at at CFAX.

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