EdmontonBroadcasters.com is the definitive place to find information about Edmonton broadcasters, both past and present. As well attempting to capture the broadcast history of everyone who ever worked on the air or behind the scenes in Edmonton radio and television, this web site is also the home of the Edmonton Broadcasters Club.
Our 2017 Spring Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 12th from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at The Sawmill Banquet Centre at 3840 76 Avenue. Our featured speaker will be 45-year CHED News veteran Bob Layton, who has just written a book on the radio station’s rich history. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
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For a list of Edmonton broadcasters who have passed away, please visit our Colleagues Remembered page where you will find a chronological list from the past year, and an alphabetical list covering the years since the Edmonton Broadcasters Club was formed in 1998. Each name is followed by links to more information on the broadcaster’s life.
One Moment Please provides an insider’s view of CJCA in the 1950s. The staff newsletter was first published in 1953, and the original Editor, Joan McKee, has preserved the early years’ issues, which we have presented here (click to see them). Especially notable are the staff bios and details of their then-current activities.
Back in 1953, there were only two private stations in Edmonton: CJCA and CFRN. It would be next year before television came to Edmonton, or CHED went on the air; CFCW also came on the air in 1954, but was almost impossible to hear in Edmonton with 250 watts in Camrose. It was such a different world back then!