Garnet’s 32½ years in broadcasting left him with great memories of great times. His career took him variously to CHCA-TV in Red Deer as announcer and Program Director, as well as to CFRN-TV as announcer.
His broadcasting career was centred in Alberta, and it was in Edmonton that Garnet joined the CBC where his work in both radio and television was varied. He was an announcer, a commentator, Producer, and a roving reporter.
Among the highlights of his career, Garnet lists his work with This Land, Country Canada, Points West, and a documentary on the petrochemical industry which he wrote and directed, as well as many radio reports to the CBC Network.
The hobbies which continued to be enjoyed in retirement include blacksmithing, leather work, fly tying, wood carving, fishing, hunting, archery, golf, and black powder shooting competitions. In the latter, Garnet won the black powder muzzle loading championship for Alberta for three out of four years.
A major honour for Garnet was his induction in 1985 into the Alberta Government’s Wildlife Hall of Fame, known as The Order of the Big Horn.
In 1967, when I moved to Alberta, I happened to be listening to CHED when they mentioned that John Barton was organizing an Announcer Broadcast course.
I took it and John invited me to go to audition at the new T.V. Station in Red Deer.
I did and was hired. So time with CHCA-TV (CKRD) Red Deer, CFRN-TV, and CBC TV and Radio, and lots of travel broadcasting all over Canada and parts of the U.S.A., gave me 31½ years of fantastic local, regional and a lot of CBC TV and Radio network time.
Without CHED, none would have happened.
Garnet Anthony 2017