John Gilbert (broadcaster)

John Gilbert (14 September 1930 - 14 September 1998) [cite news | title=Birth and Death notices | publisher="The Globe and Mail" | date=17 September 1998 | page=A18 Indicated death on 68th birthday.] cite news | title=John Gilbert was famous for on-air advice | first=Nick | last=Pron | publisher="Toronto Star" | date=16 September 1998 [http://rockradioscrapbook.ca/heaveng.html Rock Radio Heaven obituary page] indicated a conflicting date of death, the previous day (13 September).] was a Canadian radio broadcaster.

Gilbert was a broadcaster with CJCH Halifax until Toronto's 1050 CHUM radio announced in February 1971 that he would succeed Larry Solway as host of the talk show "Speak Your Mind". [cite news | publisher="The Globe and Mail" | title=Television: The Bruins' gay dog deflates athlete image (multi-topic article) | first=Blaik | last=Kirby | date=2 February 1971 | page=11 ] In 1973, he became the most successful radio talk show host in Canada with 120 000 measured listeners, more than Vancouver media legend Jack Webster. [cite news | date=12 May 1973 | publisher="The Globe and Mail" | title=There's NOTHING women won't discuss on hotlines | first=Blaik | last=Kirby | page=27 ] Gilbert's term with CHUM ended in 1977.

In 1980, Gilbert hosted "Night Talk", a weekday late night program planned as a national talk show. However, the CRTC ordered that the network of stations broadcasting the programme be cut back to the six stations then owned by Maclean-Hunter: CFCN Calgary, CFCO Chatham, CHNS Halifax, CKGL-FM Kitchener, CKOY Ottawa and CKEY Toronto. [cite news | title=Briefly: CRTC cuts off talk-show network | publisher="The Globe and Mail" | date=30 July 1980 | page=13] However, this effort was short-lived. [cite news | title=Killing the host the Canadian way | first=Ross | last=McLean | publisher="The Globe and Mail" | date=21 July 1984 | page=12]

Career

* 1962: CHEX, Peterborough, Ontario
* years unknown: CFBC, Saint John, New Brunswick
* years unknown: CKSF, Cornwall, Ontario
* ???-1971: CJCH, Halifax
* 1971-1977: CHUM, Toronto
* 1978-1980: CKFH, Toronto
* 1984-1986: CKO, Toronto (national radio network)
* 1990s: CKTB, St. Catharines, Ontario

References

External links

* [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/u_arch/publicaffairs1.html University of British Columbia: Public Affairs Office fonds - #3305 - references 1987 interviews with John Gilbert on CKO]
* [http://www.cbsc.ca/english/decisions/1993/930603.php CBSC Decision CBSC Decision 92/93-0179: CKTB-AM re the John Gilbert Show] 26 October 1993
* [http://members.shaw.ca/vancouverbroadcasters/G.htm Vancouver Broadcasters list]


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