Former CKNW/CFMI Promo Director John Plul passes

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Former CKNW/CFMI Promo Director John Plul passes

Postby radiofan » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:05 am

The man behind many of CKNW and CFMI's contests and promotions in the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's has passed away. John Plul, former Promotion and Marketing VP of the stations passed away yesterday afternoon at Peach Arch Hospital in White Rock. Plul was hospitalised in mid May with heart issues and had spent the last two weeks in palliative care. At John's request there will be no service.

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In the late 1970's John took a break from radio for a few years and worked in the BC Tourism Ministry where The Royal Hudson was his pet project. In the early 1980's John returned to CKNW/CFMI.

John Plul bio from BC Radio History.

The career of John Plul concentrated on public relations and community involvement. His marketing skills are legendary. In his executive role with CKNW he was instrumental in raising millions of dollars for the Orphan's Fund, for helping to establish Canuck Place - a hospice for terminally ill children. John has been involved and actively worked with dozens of community organisations.
As Vice President of BC's No. 1 Radio Station, John was presented with all the top broadcasting honours, including Broadcast Citizen of the Year for two years, Personal Dedication Award, Canadian Association of Broadcasters Award of Recognition, and recognised by the industry as an outstanding marketer on several occasions.
His honours from a myriad of service clubs, hospitals, and business organisations are too numerous to mention. John continues to serve in retirement as a private citizen with business interests, and in work to help the children and disadvantaged in our society.
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Re: Former CKNW/CFMI Promo Director John Plul passes

Postby beddows » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:02 am

I am very sorry to hear this, John & his spouse were my next door neighbours in South Surrey for many years. He was a heck of a nice guy.
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