Veteran radio host Tom Fulton dead at 58


Oakville, Ont. - Tom Fulton, the morning host at CHWO radio, died suddenly Monday morning of an apparent heart attack. He was 58.

Fulton had just completed his show when he collapsed outside the front door of the station, better known as AM 740.

Fire and ambulance personnel arrived on the scene within minutes, but Fulton never regained consciousness. He died a short time later in hospital in this community west of Toronto.

"Tom was a bright star, and the world is a little dimmer today without him," commented Michael Caine, owner and president of the station where Fulton was morning man since it first began broadcasting in January, 2000.

"His smile lit up a room and his laugh is still echoing in our halls," Caine said. "There was no pretence about him, he was a genuine great guy, one of the nicest guys in the business, and what you heard on the air was who he was all the time: cheery, enthusiastic, funny, thoughtful. He was the consummate professional, mentor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out today to his wife, Cheryl, and 19 year old son Jesse, who were the centre of his universe."

Fulton began his carrer as a disc jockey on Toronto radio station CKFH, later CJCL, in the early days of rock 'n' roll radio.

He later went to Toronto's CJRT, where he did news and entertainment features for many years. He was with CFRB in Toronto before joining AM 740 when it went on the air in January 2001.

Anyone wishing to know funeral arrangements is asked to contact AM 740 at 416-544-0740.

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