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January 26, 2022 10:31 pm  #1

Bill Anderson RIP

Bill Anderson just retired last summer from CFMZ/CFMX/CFMO. He has passed away.  Here's his work history from my old website:CFMX-FM Toronto, ONAM Drive March 1996 - 2021PELMOREX RADIO NETWORKSMississauga, ON Program Host 1996 - ?CKYC-AM Toronto, ONAM Drive Program Director 1991 - 1995CJEZ-FM Toronto, ON On-Air 1987 - 1991CKFM-FM Toronto, ON On-Air 1985 - 1987CFRB-AM Toronto, ON On-Air 1975 - 1985CFGM-AM Toronto, ON On-Air Program Director 1972 - 1975CJCB-AM Sydney, NS On-Air Program Director 1969 - 1972CHML-AM Hamilton, ON On-Air 1968 - 1969CFOX-AM Montreal, PQ On-Air As Ric Shaw 1967CJCB-AM Sydney, NS On-Air 1966CKBB-CKCB-AM Barrie-Collingwood On-Air 1965


January 26, 2022 11:07 pm  #2

Re: Bill Anderson RIP

Sorry to hear that. Thanks for the update Bill.

Bill Anderson on CFGM from May 10, 1974:

Last edited by Dale Patterson (January 26, 2022 11:17 pm)

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January 27, 2022 8:03 am  #3

Re: Bill Anderson RIP

Bill Anderson seemed like a genuine nice guy. Spoke to him a few times when I called into his show to make a request on Classical 96.3 FM. One occasion about 20 years ago, I was early for an appointment near their old studio location at 550 Queen St. East. I decided to drop in and have look at the lobby of their studios. Bill Anderson was passing through the lobby and offered to give me a tour of the facility. He was prepping for his show that was starting in a few hours. Spent about 30 minutes taking me around the studio and the offices. We chatted about music. the changing business radio, and other topics as well. Shame he didn't have a few years at least, to enjoy his retirement. R.I.P Bill Anderson.


January 27, 2022 10:47 am  #4

Re: Bill Anderson RIP

AM740/Classical 96.3 has posted a farewell to Anderson, including his final sign-off on the FM station just a few months ago. His final statement was a class act, as you'd expect. A real pro, right to the end. 

Legendary broadcaster Bill Anderson Dies At 77


January 27, 2022 11:43 am  #5

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He was my PD at Country 59 in Toronto, just a very genuine, nice and warm human being.  Was very saddened to read the news.  Funny that I met his son in Kitchener years before when on air there.  Who knew that one day I would end up working for his father.


January 27, 2022 2:28 pm  #6

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It seemed odd to me when Anderson - a veteran country music announcer - went to Classical 96. But as it turned out he was a classical music buff. Two completely different kinds of music - country and classical - and Anderson was very good in both formats.

"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram