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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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Jackie-Rae 2000 - Click for 2007 caricature Jackie-Rae - see Jackie-Rae Greening.

David Ragosin - Announcer CKUA 1977.

Marty Raine - CBC Halifax, Nova Scotia 1960s; Manager of TV Technical Services CBRT-TV Calgary April 1980-August 1986. Retired in Edmonton.

Jon Ramer - morning drive CJCA Edmonton 2006-December 2007; morning drive CJRY-FM December 2007-current.

Faaiza Ramji - promotions CHBN-FM Edmonton 2005-07.

Gene Kern 1983 - Click to enlarge Jan Randall - announcer CJSR Edmonton 1971; announcer/producer weekend mornings CKUA 2006-current. Born in Philadephia.

Shawna Randolph - Click to enlarge Shawna Randolph - Co-News anchor CFRN-TV Edmonton early 1990s-2001; Spokesperson City of Edmonton 2001-2008; own Communications business with clients including Edmonton Humane Society (spokesperson) 2008-current.

Alex Rankin - CHQT Edmonton.

Ruth Rankin - CJCA Edmonton.

Lionel Rault CKUA 2007 - Click for larger photo Lionel Rault - Solo artist and member of Rault Brothers Band. Mid-morning announcer/producer CKUA current. CKUA bio.

Stan Ravndahl - News/sports CHAB Moose Jaw 1968-71; News/sports/Operations Manager CHED Edmonton 1971-80; VP & GM CHAB 1980-88; VP & GM CHED 1988-93. Retired in 1993.

Bill Rea CKNW early 1950s - Click for larger photo Bill Rea - Advertising sales Edmonton Bulletin 1932; sales CJCA Edmonton; commercial manager CJAT Trail 1937; host Ranger's Cabin CJOR Vancouver 1937; sales and host Ranger's Cabin CKMO Vancouver; founder of CKNW New Westminster September 1, 1944; Roving Mike interviewer starting in 1944; collapsed May 1954, moving to Santa Barbara, California soon after; sold CKNW to accountant Frank Griffiths and the Ballard family February 1956; owner KUDU Ventura, California; inducted posthumously into the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame 1985. Born in Edmonton on December 27, 1908, and died of pancreatic cancer on April 15, 1983, in Santa Barbara, California. CCF biography.

Jean Rea - Dietian/host CJCA Edmonton mid-1930s; Younger sister of Bill Rea.

Kory Read - News Director CHDI-FM Edmonton current.

Susan Reade - Traffic CHED as "Janet from Another Planet" 1989; Sales CFMG-FM Edmonton 2002; Sales & Station Manager CHMC-FM Edmonton 2005-March 2008; sales CHDI-FM Edmonton; Sales Manager CFRN-AM/CFBR-FM/CFMG-FM Edmonton 2009-current.

Jeff Rechner - Click for larger photo Jeff Rechner - CKYL Peace River AB 1979; CFGP Grande Prairie AB 1979-80; CHAB Moose Jaw SK 1980-82; CHED Edmonton 1982-85; CKLG Vancouver 1985-86; Bob & Jeff morning show CFOX Vancouver 1986-88; CKLG 1988-90; CKWX Vancouver 1990-91; PD and Red Deer Rebels play-by-play CKRD Red Deer AB 1992-96; InterFM Tokyo 1996-98; CKKS-FM/CKLG-FM Vancouver 2003-07; voice imaging/commercials Voice Boy 1998-current.

Charlee Redman - CKRD Red Deer 1988-89; Morning co-host CITI-FM Winnipeg 1989-91; Swing & Community Affairs Director CIRK-FM Edmonton 1991-94; Morning co-host CFMG-FM Edmonton 1994-2002; voice talent/imaging/voice tracking charleeredman.com 2002-current; Morning Host CIQX-FM Calgary 2006-07.

Jim Redmond - University of Alberta varsity sports announcer CKUA Edmonton late 1940s.

Bill Rees - radio/TV Regina, Saskatchewan; Public Affairs Bureau Government of Alberta Edmonton.

Caitlynn Reesor CFCW 2000 Caitlynn Reesor - CFCW Camrose/Edmonton 2000; host "Call of the Land" CKUA, CFCW and other Alberta stations current. Born in Edmonton.

Ken Regan CKUA - Click for photo by Tracy Kolenchuk Ken Regan - News then News Director CKUA 1982-1994; General Manager CKUA 1998-current.

Katrina Regan-Ingram - Manager, Marketing & Communications CKUA current.

Brandon Reid - Announcer CFMG-FM early 2000s. Born in Edmonton.

Gordon Reid - Click to enlarge Gordon Reid - CJOR Vancouver; CFRN Edmonton; CKNW New Westminster; co-host Housewives Holiday, emcee public participation show Meet The People, host 30 minute evening classical music show Treasure Chest then Assistant Manager CKDA Victoria early 1950s; held executive positions with KVOS-TV Bellingham and CHQM Vancouver; VP/General Sales Manager CJJC Langley circa 1970. Died in Victoria date unknown.

Ken Reid - Sports anchor CFRN-TV Edmonton current; co-host Total Sports CFRN-AM current.

Al Reusch Al Reusch - Musician, big band leader and one of Vancouver's first DJs; DJ Kamloops and Edmonton; afternoon host Name It, Play It show and morning host Al Reusch Show CKMO Vancouver 1942; Production Manager CKNW New Westminster 1945; founded Aragon Recording Studios (now Mushroom Studios) one of Canada's first recording studios Vancouver 1946; member BC Entertainment Hall of Fame 1995. Died February 14, 2000 at age 86.

Bob Rhodes - Announcer CKUA Edmonton 1960-67; CBC Radio Toronto 1967, creating "Eclectic Cirus" with Herb Johnson.

Dusty Rhodes - As Dusty Rhodes: DJ & music director CISN-FM Edmonton 1984-89. As Dusty Richards: CKRA-FM Edmonton 1989-90. As Tamara: CKLG Vancouver 1990. As Tamara Stanners: 6 p.m. U News anchor CKVU-TV Vancouver 1990-94; morning show host CJJR-FM Vancouver 1994-99; breakfast show host CIVT-TV Vancouver 2000; host Healthy Home HGTV 2001-04; co-host Breakfast Television Citytv Vancouver 2004; host Reach For the Top BC Championships Knowledge Network Vancouver 2004-current; weather fill-in CTV British Columbia 2006-08; assistant program director CKPK-FM Vancouver 2008-current. Born Tamara Stanners.

Dr. Rice - Click to enlarge Dick Rice (Dr. G.R.A. Rice) - First Station Manager CJCA 1922-34; founder and co-owner CFRN AM, FM (1951) & TV (1954) 1934-1988. Born 1901; died 1992. CCF bio, including audio clips.

Keith Rich - Announcer CJCA Edmonton mid-1950s.

Dusty Richards - see Dusty Rhodes.

J.J. Richards at age 28 - Click for current photo J.J. Richards - CKUA Edmonton radio drama then morning show host early 1950s-57; international News correspondent CHUM Toronto 1957-64; News CFTO-TV Toronto 1964-67; City Hall bureau chief CBC-TV Toronto 1967-70 and Athens, Greece foreign correspondent 1970-74; News Director CKDA/CFMS-FM Victoria 1974-80; News/News Director CFUN Vancouver 1980-98; John & JJ talk show and Natural Facts show host CFUN 1998-2000; retired from radio; voice overs, commercials and movie narration current. Radio-Television News Directors Association Distinguished Service Award 1993 and Lifetime Achievement Award 2004.

Daryl Richel - Announcer 1984-97 then Program Manager 1997-2007 CJSR-FM Edmonton 1984-December 2007.

Tim Riess CKRA 2007 - Click for larger photo Tim Riess - Graduate Radio and Televison NAIT Edmonton 1997. DJ CFCW-AM/CIRK-FM/CKRA-FM Edmonton 1997-2001; DJ afternoon drive to June 2006, evenings/weekends/fill June 2006-March 2008, afternoon drive March 2008-August 2008, producer morning drive September 2, 2008-March 2009, DJ evenings March 2009-July 2010 CKRA-FM Edmonton; DJ CKNO-FM Edmonton August 2010; DJ CIUP-FM Edmonton September 2010-current. Born in Edmonton.

Jeff Rimer 2007 - Click to enlarge Jeff Rimer - Sports CFAC Calgary 1960's; CBC Edmonton 1970's; sports director CFCF Montreal 1970's; TV Play-by-Play announcer Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL).

Bill Ringrose - News Assignment Editor CBXT-TV Edmonton 2001.

Bruce Ritchie - Click for recent enlargement Bruce Ritchie - BCIT Broadcast Program graduate; CKAL Vernon BC 1982-84; middays CJJC/CJUP Langley 1984-87; mornings CKAL Vernon 1987-89; afternoon drive CJIB Vernon 1989; as Don Ritchie: middays CIRK-FM Edmonton 1989-94; mornings CKRA-FM Edmonton 1994-95; mornings CFWF-FM Regina 1995-96; middays CKIS-FM Calgary 1996-99; morning/middays CIRK-FM Calgary 1999; as Bruce Ritchie: afternoon drive CHFM-FM Calgary 1999-current

Tom Rivers - Click for larger photo Tom Rivers - Born Thomas Neil Loughridge. DJ WNBY Newberry, Michigan 1966; WIDG St. Ignace, Michigan 1967; (as Tom Neal) WKNR Detroit 1969-71; CHUM Toronto 1971-72; CKLW Windsor 1972; WIBG Philadelphia 1972-73; CHUM 1973-74; KIQQ Los Angeles 1974-76; KFRC San Francisco 1976-78; KYA San Francisco 1978-79; Program Director KFQD Anchorage, Alaska 1979-80; CHUM 1980-82; morning drive CFTR Toronto 1983-92; CKFM Toronto 1992; CJEZ Toronto 1992-93; CKRA-FM Edmonton 1993-95; CHED-AM Edmonton 1995-97; talk show host CHQR-AM Calgary 1997-98; talk show host CHOG Toronto 1998-99; CHUM 1999-2003; CJAQ (Jack-FM) Toronto 2004. Died of cancer 2004. CCF bio.

Jason Roberts CKRA 2007 - Click for larger photo Jason Roberts - CHBW-FM Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; CJEL-FM Winkler, Manitoba; CFMG-FM Edmonton; DJ CKRA-FM Edmonton Autumn 2006-June 2010; Afternoon Drive CFMG-FM Edmonton June 2010-current. Born November 11, 1973, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Jim Roberts - Click for larger photo from CJOC Jim Roberts - As Jim Archibald: announcer CHSJ Saint John, New Brunswick 1952-56; CFNB Fredericton, New Brunswick 1956-57; Chief Announcer CKSW Swift Current, Saskatchewan 1957; CJOC Lethbridge 1958-61; As Jim Roberts: announcer & talk show host CFRN-AM Edmonton 1961-83; weekend News CHQT Edmonton 1984-85. Retired. Born James Robert Archibald in Saint John, New Brunswick.

John Roberts - Program Director CHQT/CISN-FM Edmonton 1990s-September 2001.

Joy Roberts-White - Reporter Reuters London, U.K. mid-1930s-1945; Reporter BBC London, U.K. 1945-48; Owner public relations firm London, U.K. 1948-53; Producer CFRN-TV Edmonton; Interviewer CBXT-TV Edmonton; Editor Hansard Edmonton; Researcher CJAL-TV Edmonton; Instructor Radio & TV Arts NAIT Edmonton; Manager Studio Theatre University of Alberta Edmonton. Born March 29, 1910 in England and died in Edmonton on January 3, 2013.

Bob Robertson - technician CFRN Edmonton. Passed away March 13, 2005, at age 89.

Jim Robertson - Transmitter Technician CBC Edmonton. Retired 1996. Died in Edmonton on September 12, 2011.

John Robins CFCW 1972 John Robins - DJ noon hour and weekends CFCW-AM Camrose/Edmonton 1972. Born John Robin Goodall.

Frank Robertson - News CHED Edmonton late 1960s-early 1970s; CKOV Kelowna.

Gord Robson CHQT 2008 - Click for CKXL 1971 chart cover Gord Robson - DJ CKXL Calgary 1968-71; afternoon drive CFOX Montreal 1971-72; CHED Edmonton 1972-74; Asst. Program Director, afternoon drive then middays CKLG Vancouver Sept. 1974-Nov. 1984; Program Director CHAB Moose Jaw SK 1984-85; Program Director & middays CKXL Calgary 1985-87; afternoon drive CHED Edmonton 1987-93; CKNG-FM Edmonton 1993-94; CKRA-FM Edmonton 1994-98; program director/AM drive CFRV-FM Lethbridge 1998-2004; freelance voice-over work Toronto 2004-05; Talent Consultant Shaw TV Edmonton & freelance voice work 2006-2007; swing/remotes/VT/production CHQT-AM Edmonton early 2007, then Acting PD June-August 2007 and afternoon drive June 2007-March 14, 2008. Born Gordon Robison (some early record charts show his name as Robison) in Lethbridge on September 9, 1951, son of broadcaster Ron Robison, and died in Edmonton on March 21, 2008.

Johnny Rocket - CJRY-FM current.

Bill Rodger - News CJCA Edmonton 1970s. President, Edmonton Press Club early 1970s.

David Rodger - CFQC Saskatoon; News CFRN AM & TV Edmonton September 1964-November 1965; Host Universe CFRN-TV Edmonton 1965; Announcer CFRN-FM Edmonton September 1964-November 1965; Director Queen Elizabeth Planetarium Edmonton November 1965-67; Director HR MacMillan Planetarium Vancouver, B.C. 1967-80.

Kris Rodts - Engineering Supervisor CKUA current.

Michael Roeder - CKUA current.

Dave Rolfson - Announcer CISN-FM Edmonton current.

Don Rollans - News then News Director CKUA Edmonton 1947.

Jackie Rollans - Producer & Public Affairs CBX Edmonton 1962-80; CKUA: Executive Producer Principal Role Programming 1980-84, Program Manager Principal Role & traditional programming group 1984-91, acting General Manager 1991-94. Born in Vermillion, Alberta.

Duff Roman - Click to enlarge Duff Roman - CKSW Swift Current, Sask.; CHAT AM & TV Medicine Hat; CKRC Winnipeg; CFRW Winnipeg; CHED Edmonton; CKEY Toronto; CKFH Toronto; CHUM-AM Toronto; Program Director CHUM-FM Toronto 1974. CCF bio.

Ken Rombough -

Craig Roskin - Sales/Management CHEK-TV Victoria, B.C.; General Manager/VP Sales CITV-TV Edmonton 1999-September 2001; General Manager CKEM-TV Edmonton February 2006-June 2008. Son of the late Lew Roskin.

Lew Roskin - Sports CJOC Lethbridge 1937-46; Program Director CJOB Winnipeg, Manitoba 1946-47; Program Director CFRN-AM Edmonton 1947-49; General Manager CJDC Dawson Creek, B.C. 1949-54; General Manager CFCN-AM Calgary 1954-55; Assistant Manager/General Sales Manager CHED Edmonton 1955-61; General Manager CKLG Vancouver, B.C. 1961-65; co-founder, with Murray Dyck, and co-owner, with Dyck, Dr. Charles A. Allard and Zane Feldman, CHQT Edmonton 1965-92. CCF bio. Born Lewis R. Roskin in 1920 and died in Edmonton on December 26, 2009.

Gordon Ross CHQR - Click to enlarge Gordon Ross - Sports CFRN-AM Edmonton; News CKDA Victoria early 1960s; evening host Broadway hits/showtunes and Mellow Moods CKWX Vancouver 1965-69; Sports Director CJOR Vancouver 1969; Sports Director CHQT Edmonton mid-1970s; Program Director CHQR Calgary late 1970s. Retired and living in Edmonton.

Jules Ross - studied directing Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre New York 1931; CKGB Timmins, Ontario; CHML Hamilton; freelance actor/announcer Toronto; CKWS Kingston, Ontario; CKEY Toronto; CKCO Ottawa; CFCF Montreal; CKXL Calgary; host Memories 'N Rhythm CKNW New Westminster 1951; host Cash Clues CKDA Victoria mid-1950s; CKNL Fort St. John 1962; involved in manufacture of ladies clothing 1960s on. Died in Edmonton on November 21, 2003 at age 88.

Don Roulstone - Sales CKXM-FM Edmonton late 1960s-early 1970s. Retired to Victoria.

Dave Rozak - CHQT Edmonton.

Jack Rudd - CJCA Edmonton.

John Runge - Click to enlarge John Runge - Announcer CFYK Yellowknife 1963; announcer/producer House of Runge and jazz Music for Moderns CKUA Edmonton 1963-67; Music Director/announcer new underground format CKLG-FM Vancouver 1967-72; musical director/researcher Chuck Davis Show afternoon drive CBU Vancouver 1972-73; production manager CKUA 1975-90. Died February 8, 1990, in Edmonton at age 54.

Harry Rusk - Guitarist CFRN-TV Edmonton.

Don Rust - Announcer CKUA Edmonton 1950s.

Doug Rutherford - Click to enlarge Doug Rutherford - News CHWK Chilliwack 1972; colour announcer Okanagan Sun Football then News Director 1977-83 CKIQ Kelowna 1975-83; News January 18, 1983, Acting Program Director (PD) September 1984 PD January 1, 1986 CKNW New Westminster January 18, 1983-90s; General Manager CKIK-FM Calgary 2001; Vice-President of Radio for Western Canada, Corus Entertainment (CHED/CKNG-FM/CHQT/CISN-FM) Edmonton 2002-current. Born in Edmonton in 1954.

Walt Rutherford - Click to enlarge Walt Rutherford - CJCA Edmonton 1942-70 and News Director/Talkback talk show host CJCA 1960-70; News Director CKWX Vancouver 1970s; retired on Vancouver Island. Died January 29, 1990, at age 63.

Bridget Ryan 2007 - Click to enlarge Bridget Ryan - Actor; co-host Breakfast Television CKEM-TV Edmonton current. Born in Painsville, Ohio.

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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