Obit: BCTV programming VP Lloyd Colthorp, 87


We’re a tad tardy in reporting the death of Lloyd Colthorp, 87, Nov. 19, in North Vancouver.

Colthorp started his career in radio in Medicine Hat and worked his way east, eventually landing at CHCH-TV Hamilton.

In 1960, J.R. (Ray) Peters, CHCH’s commercial manager was appointed sales manager at CHAN-TV Vancouver, the city’s first independent television station, which eventually became known as BCTV. (Today it’s branded as Global BC.) Peters brought Colthorp with him from Hamilton as the station’s new traffic manager.

Colthorp went on to become BCTV’s VP of programming, until his retirement in 1987.

Our thanks to Broadcast Dialogue for Lloyd’s broadcasting history; and our condolences to his family and friends.


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