Roberts, Jim

Born Jim Archibald, he was known on-air as Jim Roberts in Edmonton. Jim’s broadcast career started in 1952 as an announcer at CHSJ Radio in his hometown of Saint John, NB. In ’56 he moved to CFNB in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The lady who was to become his first wife and mother of their 4 children, was his control room operator at CHSJ. She also worked with him at CFNB and at CJOC. They married in ’57 and moved to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, where he took the position of Chief Announcer at CKSW. They moved to CJOC in Lethbridge from ’58 to ’61 and finally to CFRN Radio Edmonton in ’61 where he worked under the name Jim Roberts as announcer and talk show host until 1983. After a bit of weekend newsroom work at CHQT Edmonton in ’84, he left the business completely in ’85 after 33 years. Jim and Noreen Lodge¬†were married in Edmonton on Easter Sunday 2005. They moved to Courtenay in the summer of 2006.

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