Calgary & Saskatchewan Broadcaster John Himpe Dies at 38

John Himpe

770 CHQR

A well-travelled voice in news and talk radio in the prairies has fallen silent. John Himpe died in a Calgary hospital at the age of 38.

Kerri Kowchuk, Himpe’s sister, said “we’re devastated and heartbroken.”

“John was such a beautiful son, brother, uncle and friend. To say he’ll be missed is an understatement.”


“John was a true gentleman, a strong journalist, an innovative leader in the radio industry and — perhaps most importantly — a true friend. He touched the day-to-day lives of all of us.”

A graduate of SAIT’s Broadcast News program, Himpe worked his way up Saskatchewan’s Rawlco radio ranks over 15 years to become the province-wide program director for interactive and then news talk radio. Himpe also became a morning voice for Regina’s CJME radio as a co-host and show producer.

Himpe made his way west to join Global News Radio 770 CHQR in Calgary as a reporter and then executive producer in the last year of his career in broadcasting.


Published on January 25, 2019 at 9:57 pm by clockwatcher


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