December 2 radio icon Don Hamilton passes away as a result of cancer at the age of 80. Hamilton in the 50’s fired the now famous ABC newsie Peter Jennings. Hamilton developed CKLG radio and its sister station, CFOX FM in Vancouver. We get more from The Globe and Mail.
Former president of the B.C. Association of Broadcasters, he formed Broadcast News, a subsidiary of The Canadian Press dedicated to radio news casting.
He was the Canadian delegate to the Inter-American Broadcasters Association, racking up air miles while preaching media in such places as Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and Lima.
He worked as a consultant for B.C.’s Open Learning Agency, Knowledge Network, Expo 86, and the 1994 Commonwealth Games. He was the man selected by the Tories to shut down Lotto Canada; he even signed the final winning cheques.