Vancouver, Kamloops & Edmonton broadcaster dies on Vancouver Island

George Kelson
Puget Sound Radio has learned George Kelso passed away quite unexpectedly at home in Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, last Thursday morning.  He was 78.
George’s early stints in broadcasting were in front of microphones, spinnin’ discs, rippin’ and readin’ news at CFJC (Kamloops), CKLG and CHQM (Vancouver). He joined CFRN-FM (Edmonton) in 1964. He remained with CFRN-AM-FM-TV, on-air, in front of the camera, behind a desk in management until 1992. He’s best known, in that market, for his 17 year run as Jockey G on Jukebox Saturday Night and Lunchtime Oldies. George was a member of the Oceanside Media Club in Parksville/Qualicum 
Thanks to Jim Archibald of Oceanside Media Club


  1. I met George thru a friend in broadcasting. Thru friends in Spruce Grove, Alberta trying to help organizing an annual skating carnival. I forgot when I met George, but his name was etched into my family’s brain. George became an icon in my house incl. that of my parents in Edmonton.
    We enjoyed a very successful Skating Carnival and a personal social at my home in Spruce Grove, Alberta.
    One successful year, we managed another get together with friends.
    Thereafter, my wife and I pursued other life inspiring activities on the city of Grande Prairie.
    Following a number of financial backsets…
    My wife and I had NO choice, but to start our lives again.
    The rest is history.


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