Longtime CKNW Copy Chief Tony Antonias passes

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Longtime CKNW Copy Chief Tony Antonias passes

Postby radiofan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:47 pm

Just got word that former longtime CKNW Copy Chief Tony Antonias passed away earlier this afternoon.

Tony was at the station from the mid 1950s until the late 1980s. He is best know for creating the Woodward's $1.49 Day jingle along with The Wiard Of Wosk's jingle and many others.

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Re: Longtime CKNW Copy Chief Tony Antonias passes

Postby Richard Skelly » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:59 pm

One way of remembering Tony is to read the Eve Lazarus blog Every Place Has A Story. About a year ago, February 17/2018, Eve profiled Tony's creation of the "$1.49 Day Tuesday" Woodward's jingle.

I commented at the time that Tony was responsible for one of the finest "ear worm" jingles ever. And played a part in developing what became a world class jingle-making Mecca in Vancouver.

Rest in peace, Tony.
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Re: Longtime CKNW Copy Chief Tony Antonias passes

Postby Talker » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:41 pm

The wonderful man that he was and his creativity will be missed.
Condolences to his family.
RIP Tony.
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