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 



Published on February 27, 2020 at 4:27 pm by Ron Robinson


March 4, 2020 - 11:53 pm

Brian Derouin


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

March 6, 2020 - 8:25 am

Carolyn McNally

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…

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