TORONTO — Gord Atkinson, whose common present “Campus Nook” turned a staple of Ottawa radio within the Nineteen Fifties, has died at 94.
His son Peter confirmed the host on Ottawa’s CFRA-AM died early Monday after just lately struggling a stroke.
Atkinson began his profession at CFRB-AM and CHUM-AM in Toronto within the early Nineteen Fifties earlier than making a transfer to the nation’s capital.
It’s there the place he took a gig at CFRA-AM, which supplied him the chance to actually make a splash because the host of “Campus Nook,” a two-hour weekend present that targeted on youth leisure.
For 13 years, Atkinson rubbed elbows with stars the likes of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Ottawa-born impressionist Wealthy Little on the present and its spinoff “Campus Membership.”
After that, he took his abilities to his weekly sequence “Showbill,” launched in 1967, which explored the world of leisure with in-depth biographies of well-known entertainers.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed April 26, 2021.
David Buddy, The Canadian Press