Broadcast History - January 3

Broadcast History - January 3

Postby jon » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:59 pm

In 1946, Hal Davis joined CKNW New Westminster as Copy Chief. A decade later, he was Program Director, after founder Bill Rea sold the station to Frank Griffiths.


In 1995, CKLW News Director Byron MacGregor died. He was born Gary Lachlan Mack on March 2, 1948. His version of Gordon Sinclair's "The Americans" sold three million copies; he gave the profits to the American Red Cross. He started at Top 40 CFAC Calgary in 1965, with stints at CKRC Winnipeg and CJGX Yorkton before becoming News Director of CKLW Windsor in 1967. He stayed until 1976, when he crossed the Detroit River to another legendary Detroit station, WWJ. In 1993, he moved to WLLZ, also in Detroit. Like his father, Clarence Mack, he died "in the saddle", while still employed in Radio.
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