Carlton Munroe, 48, on Nov. 22 of glioblastoma. Munroe spent 15 years at East Coast FM (CKEC-FM) New Glasgow, NS as an anchor, reporter, assignment editor and news director before becoming the program and events manager for the Town of New Glasgow and executive director of the Riverfront Jubilee. He was instrumental in helping grow the region’s music scene and develop Pictou County as a music destination. In 2004, Munroe created the East Coast Road Trip, a one-hour radio music magazine program spotlighting the East Coast music scene, which was nominated for the East Coast Music Association’s Broadcast of the Year Award in both 2007 and 2009. It also earned a Nova Scotia Music Award nomination in 2008, with Munroe himself nominated for Media Person of the Year. Last November, Munroe was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the same brain cancer that claimed one of his musical heroes Gord Downie.
Lloyd Colthorp, 87, Nov. 19, in North Vancouver. Colthorp started his career in radio in Medicine Hat and worked his way east, eventually landing at CHCH-TV Hamilton. In 1960, J.R. (Ray) Peters, CHCH’s commercial manager was appointed sales manager at CHAN-TV Vancouver, the city’s first independent television station. Peters brought Colthorp with him from Hamilton as the station’s new traffic manager. Colthorp went on to become BCTV’s VP of programming, until his retirement in 1987.
Gerry Doucet, 80, on Nov. 23. Doucet established CIGO-AM Port Hawkesbury, NS which went to air in Oct. 1975 and owned the owned the station until 1985. In addition to being a broadcaster and entrepreneur, Doucet was the first Acadian cabinet minister in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly as the MLA for RIchmond County from 1963 to 1974. He ran for leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia at the party’s 1971 leadership convention, finishing second to John Buchanan. In the 1980s and 90s, Doucet went to work as a corporate lobbyist with Ottawa consulting firm Government Consultants International (GCI). In 2004, he published his biography “Acadian Footprints.”
Chuck Chandler, 73, on Nov. 28. Chandler started his broadcasting career as a cameraman at CJDC-TV Dawson Creek, BC in 1964, moving over to radio as an evening host at CJDC-AM. From there he criss crossed the country as a DJ and program director, sometimes under the on-air name Todd Young, making stops at CJCA Edmonton, CJCH Halifax, CFOX Pointe Claire/Montreal, CFRW Winnipeg, and CKGM Montreal. One of the highlights of his career was spens ssding two dy broadcasting from the Montreal hotel room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their Give Peace a Chance bed-in in May 1969. Chandler went on to become well-known as host of the Homemakers Hitline program on CHED Edmonton in the 1970s and as host of television program Disco Daze (later known as Any Way You Want It), which was syndicated to six markets from CITV-TV Edmonton. He was the announcer on the syndicated version of Let’s Make a Deal with Monty Hall from 1980-82. Over the years he also spent time at CFRN Edmonton, CKXM-FM Edmonton, CKNG-FM Edmonton, CKST Langley, CKDA Victoria, CHQT Edmonton, and CKRA-FM Edmonton. Chandler retired in 2008.