Earl (Carlyle) Heywood. Country singer-songwriter, guitarist, broadcaster, b near Exeter, north of London, Ont, 12 Mar 1917, d Brussels, Ont, 17 Sep 2006. Known as 'Canada's No. 1 Cowboy Singer,' (or 'No.
Robert Rex Raphael Murphy, commentator, broadcaster, columnist (born March 1947 in Carbonear, NL). An incisive, popular and often polarizing voice in the country’s political landscape, Rex Murphy is one of Canada’s most recognizable pundits.
Robert Gordon Robinson, broadcaster, television host (born 30 March 1937 in Comox, BC). A legendary pioneer and icon in Canadian broadcasting, Red Robinson was the first radio disc jockey in the country to regularly play rock ‘n’ roll records, and one of the first in North America.
Michaëlle Jean, social activist, journalist, documentary filmmaker, governor general and secreatary general of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (born 6 September 1957 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti).
Terry David Mulligan, actor, broadcaster, television and radio host, producer (born 30 June 1942 in New Westminster, BC). Terry David Mulligan has been a successful Canadian broadcasting personality for six decades.
Phyllis Webb, OC, poet, broadcaster (born 8 April 1927 in Victoria, BC). An Officer of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Governor General’s Award, Phyllis Webb is a writer of stature in Canadian letters, and a groundbreaking feminist poet.
Donald Stewart (Don) Cherry, hockey broadcaster, coach, player and team owner (b at Kingston, Ont 5 Feb 1934 ). Hockey coach Don Cherry, whose personality and passion for the game have made Cherry a household name across Canada, is known for his colourful attire and equally colourful commentary.
Rick Vincent Mercer, satirist, comedian, screenwriter, actor (born at St John's, NL 17 Oct 1969). The Canadian Parliament's "unofficial opposition," Rick Mercer has parlayed his acerbic wit and voracious interest in politics into a career as one of the foremost political and social commentators of his time.
Joseph Kim Mitchell, guitarist, singer, songwriter, broadcaster (born 10 July 1952 in Sarnia, Ontario). A talented, imaginative rock guitarist and a pop songwriter of considerable craft, Kim Mitchell has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene since the mid-1970s.
Denise Anne Donlon, CM, music company executive, broadcast program director, producer, host, (born 22 February 1956 in Toronto, ON). Denise Donlon is one of Canada’s most innovative broadcasters and respected corporate leaders.
Brian Richard Linehan, television host, celebrity interviewer (born 3 September 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario; died 4 June 2004 in Toronto, Ontario). When it came to celebrity journalism, Brian Linehan was in a class by himself.
Carlo D. Rota, actor, television host (born 17 April 1961 in London, England). Distinguished by his elegant accent and smooth, baritone delivery, Mediterranean looks and air of refinement, Carlo Rota is a successful character actor of Italian descent who is often cast as a Muslim, an erudite professional, or an ethnically ambiguous villain.
David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, geneticist, broadcaster, environmental activist (born 24 March 1936 in Vancouver, BC).
Clémence DesRochers. Monologuist, comedian, singer-songwriter, actress, broadcaster, artist, b Sherbrooke, Que, 23 Nov 1933; honorary doctorate (Sherbrooke) 1994.
"Far-fetched nonsense," scoffed The Globe and Mails John Doyle, while The Toronto Stars Greg Quill dismissed him as "an outrageous pompous bore, a self-promoting Big Brother talking down to us all.
Drew Hayden Taylor, playwright, broadcaster, writer (born at Curve Lake First Nation near Peterborough, Ont, 1 July 1962).
Laurier LaPierre, television personality, author, editor, academic (born at Lac-Mégantic, Qué 21 Nov 1929; died at Ottawa, 17 Dec 2012).
Hugh Hanson Davidson, administrator, broadcaster, composer, writer (born 27 May 1930 in Montréal, QC; died 14 July 2014 in Victoria, BC).
Peter Charles Newman, journalist, author, newspaper and magazine editor (b at Vienna, Austria 10 May 1929).
Moishe Znaimer, OOnt, media executive, promoter, actor (born 1942 in Kulab, Tajikistan). One of Canada’s most ambitious, influential and polarizing media moguls, Moses Znaimer is an innovative pioneer of independent broadcasting in Canada. He is responsible for such Canadian specialty channels as City-TV, MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, MusiMAX, MuchMoreMusic, Bravo, SexTV and VisionTV. He is also president of MZ Media, which operates the Toronto classical music station 96.3FM, and the founder and CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited, a lifestyle and media brand that advocates for the rights of aging Canadians. Znaimer has also been an outspoken supporter of assisted suicide in Canada.
Jeffrey (William) Anderson. Radio producer, critic, b Winnipeg 26 Apr 1928; BA (Winnipeg) 1951; M PH history (London) 1960. Though not a practising musician, he studied organ and piano with Hugh Bancroft and became an authority on British composers.
Leonard Walter Brockington, first chairman of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (b at Cardiff, Wales 6 Apr 1888; d at Toronto 15 Sept 1966).