Around The Dial: Broadcast & Media News Today

News about media and the regulatory environment both inside and beyond Canada's borders.

RIP: Scruff Connors, born Jeffrey David Newfield, best known for his work as part of the Morning Zoo on Q107 in Toronto, died Dec. 18 at age 64. Cause unstated at time of death.

RIP: Beverley "Bev" Wakeman, one of the original staffers under Foster Hewitt's CKFH and CFRB back in 1951, died at his home on Skeleton Lake, ON. on Dec. 7 at age 87. He may well be best remembered for producing the "Wally Crouter Show" at CFRB, where he worked for 38 years. Messages of condolence can be made at

RIP: Bob Coburn, a Los Angeles radio personality and host of the nationally syndicated show "Rockline" has died. He was 68. KLOS LA reported that Coburn was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer earlier this year.



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