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June 1, 2022 11:56 am  #1

Roy Hennessy

I wish him well...he was an inspiration to me during his days in Vancouver at CKLG and LG FM.   

From PSR....Please keep Roy in your thoughts today.  "Real" Roy Hennessy suffers a Stroke, now being moved to Palliative Care (Update from Marty Forbes) - Puget Sound Radio


June 9, 2022 12:08 am  #2

Re: Roy Hennessy

The unfortunate news too many expected: Roy Hennessey passed away in Toronto earlier this week. He was 80 but will forever be young in the memory of those out west in B.C. who grew up listening to him.

Former radio host Roy Hennessy dies



June 9, 2022 6:35 am  #3

Re: Roy Hennessy

Have to admit it didn't click with me right away, but I remember the name in a different context.

Although he was best known as a B.C. morning veteran, Hennessy had a major connection with Toronto radio - he was working for Standard Broadcasting when CFRB put him in charge of leading the change from music to all talk, a difficult transition for such a long-established radio station. He laid the foundation for what's there now, and stayed for the first five years of the then new-format. 


June 9, 2022 2:05 pm  #4

Re: Roy Hennessy

In addition to what our friends at Broadcast Dialogue shared, former 1050 CHUM newscaster and sowny member, the late Mike Cleaver interviewed Roy.  That and much more has been posted as part of a Tribute to Roy -

Faster cars, younger women, older cheese, more money . . .

June 10, 2022 11:49 am  #5

Re: Roy Hennessy honours Hennessy's memory by reprinting a tribute from radio maven J.J. Johnston that outlines some amazing milestones from his career. It was originally posted in 2018 (which hopefully means its subject got to read it) and it details a lengthy and amazing life in radio, with lots of great anecdotes and side stories. 

It's long but if you love radio tales, origin recaps and behind-the-scenes stories, it's worth a read. 

Roy Hennessy's Life In Radio


July 11, 2022 8:17 am  #6

Re: Roy Hennessy

The Globe & Mail often takes a while to publish obits like this one, but in this case, it's well worth the wait. This is a terrific summary of this radio legend's life, including comments from Charles Adler and Jody Vance, his radio stops along the way - including CFRB - and his encounter with the Beatles in the early 60s. Definitely a great career and it seems, a life well lived. 

I never knew him but I can see why he was much admired.

‘Real Roy Hennessy’ was a showman at heart

If you have trouble accessing the article, try the link below.