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Call letters: CFBR=The Bear; CFCW-FM=CAM-FM; CFMG=Virgin Radio; CFRN=TSN 1260; CHBN=The Bounce; CHDI=Sonic; CHQT=iNews880; CIRK=K-97; CISN=Kissin' Country; CIUP=UP 99.3; CJNW=Hot 107; CJRY=Shine-FM; CKEA=95.7 Cruz FM; CKER=World-FM; CKJR=W-14-40; CKNG=92.5 Fresh FM; CKNO=NOW Radio; CKRA=Capital-FM; CITV=Global Edmonton; CFRN-TV=CTV Edmonton; CJAL=CTV Two Alberta; CKEM=City Edmonton; CKES=CTS TV; CJEO=OMNI Alberta.
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Dorothy Dahlgren - Human interest stories CKUA 1970s.

Walter Dales - Click to enlarge photo courtesy Canadian Communications Foundation Walter A. Dales - Writer Winnipeg Free Press 1928; commercial writer/announcer/operator/sales CKBI Prince Albert SK 1933; commercial writer/announcer CJCA Edmonton & weekly Newspaper radio column writer 1930s; Assistant Manager CJCA 1940-42; Manager CJAT Trail BC 1942-45; operated Walter A. Dales Radioscripts syndicated programming Montreal 1945; criticized restrictive regulations imposed on private stations by the CBC, leading to formation of the Board of Broadcast Governors in 1958; moved business to Winnipeg 1954; retired to Cloverdale BC 1966 and hosted daily feature The Greenhorn Farmer CJJC Langley. Died in New Westminster October 15, 1981 at age 72. CCF biography

John Dalziel - CFRN-TV Edmonton; CJCA-AM/CIRK-FM Edmonton; CKIS-FM Calgary; Sales Manager CFMI-FM/CKNW-AM/CFOX-FM/CHMJ-AM Vancouver January 2001-mid 2000s; Director Vista Radio mid-2000s. Founder, Kids Up Front Calgary 2000.

Tim Dancy - Sports CJGX Yorkton, Saskatchewan 1974; Regina, Saskatchewan; CKRD Red Deer; CBX-AM Edmonton; Sports Director & Oilers play-by-play CITV-TV Edmonton; Sports & play-by-play Saskatchewan Roughriders CKRM Regina, Saskatchewan; Sports Shaw TV Edmonton 2003-current; Amateur Sports writer Prospect magazine current. Born in Edmonton.

Don Daniels CHQR late 1970s - Click to enlarge Don Daniels - All night CHQR Calgary late 1970s; CKXM-FM Edmonton 1984; CKST/CHMG-AM Edmonton; traffic morning drive and midday announcer CHQT 2001; CISN-FM Edmonton; helicopter traffic Canadian Traffic Network (CFRN-AM) Edmonton September 2, 2008-current.

Jake Daniels - co-host morning drive CFRN-AM Edmonton mid-2000s-June 2009.

Tim Danson - Sports CITV-TV Edmonton mid-1970s.

Sherri Dardis - Sales CFMG-FM Edmonton current.

Tom Davies - Chief Engineer CHED, CHQT & CISN-FM Edmonton current.

Hal Davis CKNW circa 1951 - Click for alternate photo courtesy Top Dog! A History of CKNW Hal Davis - Actor/Producer/Operator CKUA Edmonton 1938-40; Announcer CJCA Edmonton 1940-42; Air Force Calgary and Tofino, B.C. 1943-45; News CFAC Calgary 1943-45; News January 3, 1946-August 30, 1991, Copy Chief 1947-50, Production Manager 1950-56, Program Director 1956-74, Assistant Manager 1959-74, General Manager 1974-89 CKNW New Westminster, B.C. January 3, 1946-August 30, 1991; Director 1980-85, President 1982-84 British Columbia Broadcasters Association 1980-85; Director Canadian Association of Broadcasters 1983-84; BCAB Broadcaster of the Year 1985; directed B.C. Radio News (later Western Information Network) until 1988; CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame 1996. Born in Edmonton in 1924 and died November 1, 1998, at age 74. CCF Biography

Ken Davis - CJCA Edmonton; CKUA: Director of News & Current Affairs CKUA 1994-95; Operations Manager 1995.

Jack Dawson - Announcer CJOC Lethbridge 1930s; announcer then Program Director CJCA Edmonton; announcer then Program Director 1960 then Manager CFRB Toronto circa 1940-72. Born in 1917 and died in Toronto on July 21, 2008.

Ken Dawson CFCW 2000 - Click for 2007 caricature Ken Dawson - Graduate NAIT Radio & Television Arts 1985; CHAT AM & TV Medicine Hat 1985-86; News reporter CFCW-AM March 24, 1986-current. Born in Edmonton.

Rachel Day - DJ CKNO-FM Edmonton August 2010-current. Born on December 9, 1982.

Rumina Daya - Click for larger photo Rumina Daya - Photographer/writer Venada Tours, Mazatlan Mexico 1995; radio/TV editor/reporter Calgary 1996-98; reporter Colony Reporter, Guadalajara Mexico 1998; communications/journalism degree Mount Royal College Calgary; News reporter CITV Global Edmonton; reporter Global Television Vancouver current.

Christopher Dean - on-air CFRN-TV Edmonton 1980s.

Len Dehek 2007 - Click to enlarge Len Dehek - Graduate, Bob Layton School of Broadcasting; CFWB Campbell River, B.C. 1977; CKRM Regina 1977-79; host, Power Praise, CJCA Edmonton 1993-September 2004; CJRY-FM Edmonton September 2004-current. Born in Edmonton.

Dianne Demurs - Traffic announcer CKRA-FM Edmonton 1988.

Brian DePoe - Click to enlarge Brian DePoe - Graduate Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Edmonton 1983; all-nights CJAX-FM Edmonton 1983-84; swing/Music Director CKRY-FM Calgary 1984-87; swing/promo CJJR-FM Vancouver 1987-88; promo/fill-in then Assistant Program Director/afternoon drive then Program Director CKWX Vancouver 1988-93; PD CHFM-FM Calgary 1994-99; Program Director/Operations Manager CJEZ-FM Toronto 2000-09; Program Director CFQR-FM Montreal 2009-current.

Thomas Dias - News CHQT Edmonton May 2008-current.

Alden Diehl - Assistant Librarian CJCA 1951; Copy Chief CKBI Prince Albert; Program Director CFRA Ottawa early 1960s; VP Programming CKLW Windsor; GM CKY-AM and CITI-FM Winnipeg; GM CKLG-AM and CFOX-FM. Retired in 1995 and passed away October 26, 2000, at 69 years of age. CCF bio.

Fred Diehl - CKUA Edmonton; writer Holiday Ranch CBC-TV 1950s; freelance announcer CHQM AM & FM Vancouver, B.C. mid-late 1960s; principal programming role CKUA 1980; producer drama series Nightfall CBC Radio Toronto early 1980s; executive producer Sunday Matinee CBC Radio Toronto beginning 1982; BC Lotto TV commercials late 1980s. Born Frederick M. Diehl in Cypress Hills, Manitoba. Died at age 87 on November 15, 2008, in Calgary.

Mike Diesel CIRK 2007 - Click for larger photo Mike Diesel - Evenings CIRK-FM Edmonton 2006-09. Born in Surrey, B.C.

Tony Dillon-Davis - Click for larger 2007 CKUA photo by Tracy Kolenchuk Tony Dillon-Davis - Actor and journalist; announcer CKSA Lloydminster; announcer/producer CKUA 1967-current. Born in Nanaimo.

Brenda Dittrich - Creative Director CIRK-FM & CKRA-FM Edmonton current.

Noah Dodds - CHQT Edmonton 2003.

Hugh Doherty - Sherbrooke Daily Record; Montreal Gazette; Editor-in-Chief Sherbrooke Daily Record 1962-68; City Editor Victoria Daily Colonist 1969-73; Producer "The National" CBC-TV 1974-75; Area and Executive Producer CBXT-TV Edmonton 1976-78; Area and Executive Producer for Newfoundland CBNT-TV St. John's, Newfoundland 1978-84; Senior Producer - National TV News CBC-TV Toronto, Ontario 1984-89; Senior News Producer 1989-92, Senior Producer and Assignment Coordinator 1992-93, Senior Producer Overnight 1993-94 CBC Newsworld Halifax, Nova Scotia 1989-94. Retired to Middleton, Nova Scotia in 1994. Born in August 1934 in Montreal, Quebec and died in Ottawa, Ontario on May 7, 2013.

John Dolan - DJ Morning drive CHED Edmonton late 1950s-1964; DJ CKEY Toronto 1964-66; DJ CHUM Toronto; Announcer CFRB Toronto; DJ CJEZ-FM Toronto 1993-94. Retired to Calgary. Died of a brain tumour in Calgary on February 28, 2011.

Stephen Dolhagaray - Promotions Assistant CIRK-FM Edmonton current.

Carrie Doll CFRN 2007 - Click for CTV banner Carrie Doll - Communications degree University of Calgary; graduate SAIT Broadcasting program; News anchor CTV Yorkton; News anchor & health reporter CISA-TV Lethbridge; News anchor & "Medical Watch" CFRN-TV Edmonton 1997-2000; News co-anchor CFCN-TV Calgary 2000-01; News co-anchor CFRN-TV Edmonton 2001-March 28, 2014. Born in Fairview, Alberta.

Frank Dolphin - Click for larger photo Frank Dolphin - Writer CJCA Edmonton 1952; Announcer/Operator CKUA Edmonton; Reporter CHED Edmonton mid-1950s-October 1961; News CBXT-TV Edmonton October 1961-65; Founding Editor Western Catholic Reporter Edmonton 1965-73; Legislative Reporter CBX-AM & CBXT-TV Edmonton 1973. Born September 13, 1928 in Edmonton and died in Edmonton on February 5, 2013.

Keri Adams - Click for larger photo Melissa Dominelli - Graduate, NAIT Radio & Television Arts, 2005. Host/producer CJAL-TV & CKEM-TV Edmonton; floor director & production assistant CITY-TV Toronto 2005; News reporter & entertainment host Roger Television Richmond Hill 2005; Toronto entertainament host/producer TDotv North America; host The Old School Brunch CHBN-FM Edmonton current. Born in Edmonton. Web site.

Sam Donaghey - Actor CJCA Edmonton late 1950s - early 1960s; host Irish program CKUA Edmonton 1950s-1980s.

Andy Donnelly CKUA 2007 - Click for larger photo Andy Donnelly - Announcer CJSR-FM Edmonton; announcer/producer The Celtic Show CKUA 1995-current.

Larry Donohue - All-nights CKTB St. Catharines, Ontario 1970; Oakville; CHWK Chilliwack; Music Director CFCW-AM Camrose/Edmonton May 14, 1984-current; Music Director CKRA-FM Edmonton 2005-08; Music Director CKJR Wetaskiwin 2006-current. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Dianne Donovan - Click for larger photo Dianne Donovan - CJSR 1983-1999; announcer/producer CKUA 1999-current; moved to Austin, Texas 2001; KMFA-FM & KUT-FM Austin 2001-current.

Larry Donovan - News then News Director CKUA 1980s; Bureau Chief Christian Science Monitor Radio London, England; network producer CBC Newsworld; freelance journalist; News CKUA current.

Ab Douglas CBC-TV Ottawa - Click for larger photo Ab Douglas - News CJNB North Battleford 1951; CKOM Saskatoon 1951-52; CKCK Regina 1953; CJOB Winnipeg 1954-56; first News anchor CFRN-TV Edmonton 1956-62; Parliamentary Bureau Chief and co-anchor (initially with Peter Jennings, later with Harvey Kirck) CTV National News Ottawa 1962-67; National Correspondent for Alberta CBC Edmonton 1967-68; Foreign Correspondent CBC Moscow (with assignments to Bonn) 1968-73; Foreign Correspondent CBC London 1974; National Correspondent for B.C. CBC Vancouver 1974-77; various assignments for CBC Specials Ottawa 1977-80; instructor School of Journalism University of Regina 1980-84; freelance CBC Regina 1980-84; trainer for Inuvialuit camera/TV producers Inuvik NWT 1984-85; rancher near Medicine Hat 1985-98; author "On Foreign Assignment" (1993) & "No Dancing God" (1998). Retired to Kelowna 1998; volunteer Mennonite international relief efforts current. Born in Germany as Ab Douglas Driediger.

Bill Douglas - CKRD Red Deer 1970; CKY Winnipeg 1970-71; News CJCA Edmonton 1972-92.

Karl Douglas 2009 - Click to enlarge Karl Douglas - Diploma, Radio Broadcasting, Nova Scotia Institute of Technology Halifax 1979-80. Announcer & operator CJCH Halifax May-December 1980; evenings VOCM St. John's, Newfoundland 1980-82; announcer swing 1982-88 & Music Director 1985-88 CIRK-FM Edmonton 1982-88; announcer swing CKRA-FM Edmonton 1989-91; swing CFMI-FM Vancouver 1991-94; afternoon drive CKLG-AM Vancouver 1996-2000; weekend mornings CFOX-FM Vancouver 1996-2000; swing CISL Vancouver 2000-01; afternoon drive CHBE-FM Victoria 2001-02; instructor Radio Broadcast Arts Columbia Academy Vancouver 2003-05; all night/weekends/music co-ordinator CFMI-FM Vancouver June 2002-August 2007; Talent Coach Air Cast Talent May 2005-current; announcer CIRK-FM/CKRA-FM Edmonton May 2013-Jan 2019; announcer/Music Assistant CIUP-FM Edmonton April 2019 to current.

B.J. Doyle - Click to enlarge B.J. Doyle - CJJC Langley 1978; CKAY Duncan 1979; CFJC Kamloops 1979-80; CHIQ-FM Winnipeg 1980-82; CKOM Saskatoon 1982-85; CKRA-FM Edmonton 1985-89; CISL Vancouver on-air 1989-92, PD 1992-93; morning show CISQ-FM/CISW-FM Squamish/Whistler 1996-2001; member Parachute Voice Tracking 2003; All-Make Leasing & Sales Greg Gardner Motors Squamish 2003; Whistler/Squamish Sales & Marketing Representative Visitors Choice Magazine 2003-current

Gary Draeger - Coordinator Santa's Anonymous CHED Edmonton. Born in 1945 and died in May 2005.

Dick Drew - General Sales Manager/Consultant CFRN AM & FM 1970s. CCF Bio.

Brenton Driedger - News CHQT Edmonton May 2008-current.

George Duffield - Announcer, News, Production Manager, Operations Manager CFRN-AM 1943-72; Station Manager CFRN-FM 1972-82. Born January 6, 1917; died April 22, 2004. Co-founder, Edmonton Broadcasters Club.

Brian Dunsmore 2006 - Click to enlarge Brian Dunsmore - NAIT Radio and Television Arts graduate 1972; announcer/producer CKUA part-time 1979-87, full-time 1987-94; Program Manager CKUA 1994-95; producer CKUA 1998; Program Director 1999-current. CKUA bio.

Jay Durant - Click for larger photo Jay Durant - CTV News Toronto; weekend 6 afternoon sports anchor ITV Edmonton; sports anchor weekend mornings BCTV Vancouver and Sports Page CH TV Victoria current.

Ron Durda -

Chris Durham CFRN-TV 2000 - Click to enlarge Chris Durham - Graduate, NAIT Radio & Television Arts Edmonton 1985. CILW Wainwright 1985-86; News CKNG-FM Edmonton 1986-87; reporter then News anchor CITV-TV Edmonton 1987-96; host The Edge Videon/Shaw 1996-2000; feature reporter Profitline CFRN-TV Edmonton 1999-2001; instructor TV News & Sports NAIT 1996-current.

Darren Dutchyshen TSN 2007 - Click for larger photo at home Darren Dutchyshen - Graduate Western Academy of Broadcast Saskatoon; CKDM-AM Dauphin, Manitoba; Sports IMTV Dauphin; Sports STV Saskatoon 1987; Sports CITV-TV Edmonton 1987-95; Sports TSN June 1995-current. Nicknamed "Dutch" even though his surname is pronounced dU-tish-en. Born in Regina.

Dick Dutka - CBC Engineering Headquarters Montreal, Quebec 1970s; Prairies Regional Engineer CBC Edmonton mid-1970s-1980s. Retired to Sherwood Park 1980s. Born in Slawa and died in Edmonton on April 9, 2014 at age 90.

Murray D. Dyck (Curly) - Co-founder, co-owner & Station Manager CHQT 1965-72.

Ron Dyck - News CHQT Edmonton 1970s-1980s; CKST St. Albert.

John Dyer - Announcer CJCA Edmonton current; fill CHQT Edmonton current.

Don Dykeman - Sales CJCA Edmonton 1950s.

Hans Dys 2011 - Click to enlarge Hans Dys - Diploma Communications Media Broadcasting Mount Royal College Calgary. Vice President of Production CITV-TV Edmonton 1978-91; Founder Apple Box Productions Edmonton 1991-2004; Founder FILMBratz Productions Edmonton 2004-current; Author Gut Instinct 2011. Born Johannes Silvester Dys in Holland.

Call letters: CFBR=The Bear; CFCW-FM=CAM-FM; CFMG=Virgin Radio; CFRN=TSN 1260; CHBN=The Bounce; CHDI=Sonic; CHQT=iNews880; CIRK=K-97; CISN=Kissin' Country; CIUP=UP 99.3; CJNW=Hot 107; CJRY=Shine-FM; CKEA=95.7 Cruz FM; CKER=World-FM; CKJR=W-14-40; CKNG=92.5 Fresh FM; CKNO=NOW Radio; CKRA=Capital-FM; CITV=Global Edmonton; CFRN-TV=CTV Edmonton; CJAL=CTV Two Alberta; CKEM=City Edmonton; CKES=CTS TV; CJEO=OMNI Alberta.

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