Biamonte, Tony

During his wide and varied broadcasting career, Tony served as announcer, radio and T.V. host, showman and teacher.

He began at CKUA, Edmonton as announcer, newsman and M.C. of remotes, 1949-51, proceeding to CKXL, Calgary, then to Edmonton’s CFRN radio and television stations until 1973.

Tony’s career highlights included the weekly television show Cross Canada Barn Dance with Gaby Haas, wherein he acted as host and sometime vocalist.

He enjoyed live broadcasts and produced and announced a weekly amateur program from the Edmonton Recreation Centre. For six years at CFRN radio he was M.C. for the A.C.T./CFRN Search for Talent show.

Tony left broadcasting in 1973 to teach Radio and Television arts at NAIT until he retired in 1990. Like many broadcasters who spent long years at CFRN, he feels his closest attachment to ‘RN Radio & T.V.

filed 2006

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