Broadcast executive Chuck McCoy, who started his career as a Winnipeg DJ in the 1960s, is to be inducted into the Ontario Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame at the OAB's annual convention on Nov. 10.
OAB President Doug Kirk made the announcement Sunday on behalf of the Board.
With 51 years in the Canadian Broadcasting industry, McCoy first started his professional career on-air at CKY in 1965. His on-air hosting included stops at four stations, culminating with five years at then powerhouse Top 40 station, 1050 CHUM. Over the span of his career, he has crossed Canada to work as an on-air personality, program director, broadcast consultant, and has held various executive positions with (now defunct) Moffat Communications, and Rogers Broadcasting. Most recently, he held the position of Executive VP, Rogers Toronto Radio Cluster. He currently operates his own consulting company, Chuck McCoy International Media Services.
In addition to career achievements, McCoy has contributed to a great number of industry boards. He was a founding director and board member of FACTOR, Chairman of the Board for Radio Starmaker Fund, member of the CAB, CRTC Review of Radio Committees in '85 & '97, and served on the Numeris' Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcasting Industry Hall of Fame, receiving the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Tickets and additional information about the Connnection 2016 convention and awards can be found on the OAB website here.