SALMON ARM, B.C. - Funeral services were held yesterday in Salmon Arm for Bob Hall, a broadcaster who helped bring radio to the British Columbia interior and a cable entrepreneur who brought cable television to the same region.
Hall died last Tuesday morning at his home of a heart attack. He was 73.
Hall was known as the co-founder of the Big R Radio Network, based in Salmon Arm, with stations in Revelstoke and Golden, B.C. After selling his radio interests, he launched Sun Country Cablevision in Salmon Arm in 1984.
Hall's broadcasting career began in 1949 when he began as the morning man at CJAV Radio in Port Alberni.
Hall was the president of the B.C. Association of Broadcasters in 1973 and was a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' half-century club.
He was also well known out west as a top notch basketball official, winning several refereeing awards. He is survived by his wife Jeanne, three sons and grandchildren.
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