Broadcasting tower 119 East St., Sault Ste. Marie, ON
location of radio and television broadcasting offices and studios.
(Issue # 64 March 2018; previous issue dated January 2018)
Recalling those who contributed to Sault Ste. Marie broadcasting…
We remember one, we remember them all.
This Issue acknowledges James ‘Jimmy’ Fuller https://www.sootoday.com/obituaries/fuller-james-raymond-jimmy-862072
Jimmy was in administration in the days of Lake Superior Cable with offices on Queen Street, with the back door a few steps from the East Street broadcasting building. If you knew Jimmy, you knew his smile, always present to greet you and make you feel better even if it was just saying hello.
Many will recall him from his hockey days, some of the stats of which and an early photo, are here: http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=17009 Jimmy’s name and many of his hockey contemporaries are outlined in this 2010 item by long time broadcaster and sports writer, Randy Russon: http://www.saultthisweek.com/2010/09/01/greyhounds-are-hockeys-top-dogs-but
RAYMOND ‘BUTCH’ BOUCHER
ANGELO ‘SKEETS’ BRAIDO
JOHN DAVID CAMERON (RALPH GLASSFORD)
PEGGI MCNEIL CLIPPERTON
BILL ELGIE SR.
DR. ROBERT EWING
FERN FORTIN (McDERMOTT)
JAMES 'JIMMY' FULLER
GORDON ALLAN HILL
MR. JUSTICE PAUL H. MEGGINSON
STEVE PINE (RAY)
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Radio and television in Sault Ste. Marie from sign on of AM Stations WSOO, CJIC, CJWA, CKNR, CJNR, CKCY and CFYN and FM Statioons CJIC, CKCY, Q-104, CHAS-FM and more through the 1970s, our own Golden Age of broadcasting and beyond. Stories, photos and sound files coming soon.. .stay tuned!!
History links include...
Below, Lou Turco, Wolfman Jack and Art Osborne in CJIC Television studios during a local telethon. Wolfman Jack starred on WNBC-AM, New York, hosted a syndicated program on, "Live from Planet Hollywood", was featured in the song, "Clap for the Wolfman" by the "Guess Who, and played himself in the movie, "American Graffiti". It was quite a night in at CJIC TV with ‘The Wolf’, whose presence attracted a huge viewing audience calling in donations and making the telethon a huge success.
More on Wolfman Jack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfman_Jack
More on preserving Canada's broadcast history: