For more than 20 years, British Columbians have been waking up to the warm voice of broadcaster Rick Cluff on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition.

Today, CBC British Columbia announced the retirement of its long-time host. Cluff officially signs off one last time from the hosting chair on Friday, December 22, 2017.

“We thank Rick for his dedication, drive, and passion for broadcast news and morning radio all these years,” says​ ​Johnny​ ​Michel,​ ​senior​ ​managing​ ​director,​ ​British​ ​Columbia​ ​and​ ​Alberta.​

“​Rick has this natural ability in creating conversations on important issues in our city.”

“From interviewing Terry Fox during his Marathon of Hope, being in Prague when Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Olympic games, to reporting on Vancouver’s growing pains around gentrification and affordable housing, Rick’s journalism career has spanned some of Canada and the world’s most defining moments in the past four decades.”

“His retirement is very much deserved.”

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