‘A sweet human being’: Longtime CBC Vancouver radio host Rick Cluff dead at 74


The public broadcaster says the former radio journalist and personality died shortly after being diagnosed with cancer

Vancouver Sun

Canadian Press

July 3, 2024

Former CBC radio journalist and personality Rick Cluff, who was the longtime host of The Early Edition morning show in Vancouver, has died at the age of 74. PHOTO BY WENDY D /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Former CBC radio journalist and personality Rick Cluff, who has died at the age of 74, is being remembered for allowing guests to be themselves on air and always supporting his colleagues and community.

Laura Palmer, who worked on The Early Edition in various roles and went on to be its executive producer, said Cluff was genuine, both on the air and in his everyday life.

“He was really a very kind, generous, sweet human being. And you probably could tell from listening to him, but he was very fun,” she said.

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  1. Years ago, I recall listening to Rick Cluff when he was involved with CBC Radio national sports in Toronto. I found him to be a welcoming and friendly host on the CBC Vancouver morning program when he established himself in Vancouver. When he retired, I stopped listening to CBC Radio.


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