People We Remember

People We Remember

The period that CJNU highlights musically, the 1940s through the ’70s, saw many announcers in Winnipeg whose names became household words. Some of those people can still be heard on CJNU – but sadly, time has quieted many of those voices and of people who worked behind the scenes to make it all possible. Below are links to memorials to some of those people from Winnipeg radio of years gone by.

Scroll down the page further and you’ll find links to tributes to some of performers who were popular during the same period, artists whose records were frequently played by radio hosts.

Manitoba Broadcast Personalities of yesteryear

Red Alix spent 30 years as the host of the morning show on CJOB radio.

Cliff Gardner hosted radio morning shows in Winnipeg from 1949 – 1956.

George McCloy was a CJOB announcer for 41 years. Many people remember him for ‘The Shut Ins Program’.

Ron Rochester worked in radio and TV around the world – and was a founder of CJNU

Bob Burns was perhaps best known for his ‘Teen Dance Party’ which he hosted on CJAY TV from 1961 – 1968.

Gren Marsh was at the CBC in Winnipeg for 30 years, and at CJNU for six years.

Garry Robertson worked at a number of radio stations including CJOB – and was a CJNU founder.

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Singers/Musicians from years gone by

Eydie Gorme had a hit with ‘Blame it on the Bossa Nova’ – but was perhaps best know for partnering with her husband, Steve Lawrence.

Ray Price had hits on both the country and pop music charts, including “For the Good Times” in 1970.

Patti Page recorded numerous hits including ‘Tennessee Waltz’, ‘Mockin’ Bird Hill’, and ‘How Much Is That Doggie in the Window’.

Phil Everly was the youngest of the Everly Brothers who had numerous hit songs in the late 1950s and early ’60s.