Bev Munro, 89, on Apr. 4. Munro’s career started at CKX Brandon, MB as a country music disc jockey. He eventually landed at CFCW-AM Camrose where he spent 30 years behind the microphone. As morning host, he started the popular Mystery Artist Request Line and his famous knee-slapper jokes. In 1959, Munro was named Mr. DJ USA, along with Ralph Emery at WSM Nashville, an honour that no other Canadian DJ has earned. In his spare time, Munro played local dances and shows with his band, eventually scoring a recording contract with Capitol Records. His first hit was Hello Operator, followed by other popular songs for R. Harlan Smith, Chris Nielsen, Hank Smith and Bill Hersh. Munro also spent a lot of time on the road with the road over the years as an MC with the Alberta Country Music Legends.
Leslie John Fuller, 94, on Mar. 9. Fuller trained with the J. Arthur Rank organization in England prior to moving to Canada and joining CBC Vancouver in the 1950s. Fuller’s career with the public broadcaster as a film editor lasted nearly 30 years.