RIP Ottawa Radio Veteran Gary Michaels, 77


Sorry to hear of the passing of longtime Ottawa radio man Gary Michaels, who died yesterday (Feb. 26) at age 77.

A native of the capital city he got his start in radio at CJET Smith Falls before breaking into the Ottawa market, first at CFGO 1440 and later CIWW-AM (now 1310 News.)

Michaels retired in 2011 after helping launch CJLL-FM, first as Program Director, and later Operations Manager.

He continued to do voiceover work through his own agency after leaving the day-to-day radio world.

Two years ago Jim J.J. Johnston paid tribute to Gary  HERE in his ‘JJ Salutes’ feature.


Gary’s Obituary 




  1. Karen&Sharon

    Very sad to learn of Gary’s passing. I enjoyed following his career. Of course I grew up hanging out at Georges Corner store and we were so lucky to have such a wonderful family as a corner stone of the community. My love and thoughts are with you….Brian

  2. Learned of Gary’s passing, he was a good man!…Brenda was Gary’s rock…Gary look after Brenda /family, while you do your work in heaven….we connected in November 2019 regarding Jim Harris another old friend of yours and my fathers cousin….RIP Gary….Love Carolyn…

  3. I was stunned to hear if Garys passing. We worked together in the 70’s at Ottawa Cablevision where Gary hosted his own DJ show. Well ahead of the time. Our sincere condolences to Brenda and family. Ron and Kath.


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