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CAB Hall of Fame Membership to Top 200

CAB Hall of Fame Membership to Top 200

The Canadian Broadcasters Association will induct 12 Canadians into its Broadcast Hall of Fame at a convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Membership stands at 197.
Ten new members will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 7. They include announcer and on-air host George Balcan, who passed away in May 2004; Douglas Bassett, former president and CEO of Baton Broadcasting; Paul-Emile Beaulne, former EVP of AM Radio for Telemedia; and Murray M. (Jerry) Forbes, former general manager of CHED, who passed away in 1981.
Also Lee Hambleton, former VP/GM of CHOM and CKGM; Douglas Holtby, part of the Board of Directors for Multivan Broadcast Corp., which runs the Channel M multilingual television channel; morning host, author and former politician Rafe Mair; and Peggy Miller-Day, one of the founders of the Edmonton Broadcasters Club, which helps retired broadcasters maintain relationships with former colleagues.
And Top 40 personality Tom Rivers, who passed away in Nov. 2004, as well as Gail Scott, former president of Brodrik Communications Ltd. and broadcast journalism professor.
The organization’s Hall of Fame Music Star inductees are Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, songwriters from The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame.