RIP: Veteran BC Broadcast Gordon Rose

Veteran Vancouver broadcaster Gordon Rose died July 17th at age 90 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster following a broken hip and subsequent surgery.

He worked at a number of local stations during his career, including host of DX Prowl on CKMO Vancouver in 1945, announcer at CHWK Chilliwack from 1945-53, news at CKNW New Westminster from 1953-55, and news at CFUN Vancouver from 1955-57.

Rose also helped launch and was Assistant Manager at CJJC Langley from 1963-65 and served in both sales and news at CHWK Chilliwack from 1965 until his retirement in 1980. A celebration of life will be announced shortly.

His passing was reported by Gord Lansdell at his Northwest Broadcasters site. - Source: Puget Sound Radio


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