Broadcaster Magazine

Directory
Magazine Archives
Idea Exchange
Events
Email News Letter
Subscribe
Careers
Media Kit
Contact Us
Press Room
Home
 
View Stories by Category

Printer Friendly Version

CBC Vancouver Island radio host dies
11/22/2004

 
Articles in related categories
CBC
Radio
VICTORIA - David Grierson, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio and television host, jazz writer and book author, is dead at age 49.

Grierson, author of "The Expo Celebration," a Canadian best-seller featuring the work of Canadian photographers on the world's fair in Vancouver in 1986, died Saturday of a heart attack, professional colleagues said.

"He combined a vigorous intelligence with wit, with curiosity, with charm and with an ability to engage not one bit intimidating," said Jane Heffelfinger, director of CBC's Victoria station.

Grierson was with CBC radio and television for 20 years, most recently as host of the morning radio show "On the Island." He was previously host and producer of the popular CBC Radio One show "North by Northwest."

He wrote a jazz column for the The Georgia Strait and articles on jazz for downbeat, Swing Journal and other publications.

On television he was a weekly columnist and co-host of CBC's "Sunday Arts/Entertainment," and his series "The Performers" was aired on CTV and Turner Network Television.

Grierson was a charter member of the Writers Guild of Canada and one of the founding members of the British Columbia chapter of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

He leaves behind two sons, aged 10 and 15, their mother Sheri, and his partner, Katherine Mulders.




 
Back to headlines

Email Friend Comment



Copyright � 2004 Business Information Group. All rights reserved.
A member of the esourceNetwork

Business Information Group Privacy Policy

 


 
Broadcaster Poll
When it comes to the three subscription radio applications to be heard by the CRTC November (see this site for stories explaining it), should the Commission:
Approve all three?  
Approve the CHUM "Canadian" option?  
Approve one or both of the satellite options?  
Approve none?