Monday, March 28, 2016

Wally Crowther dead at 92

Wally Crouter, who served as morning host of CFRB for 50 years, has died at age 92.
Crouter passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday according to the radio station, which is now known as NEWSTALK 1010.
Crouter was born on Aug. 5, 1923, in Lindsay, Ont., and joined CFRB on Nov. 1, 1946 after a brief stint with CHEX in Peterborough.
Over the course of a half-century, he became one of CFRB’s most famous broadcasters and the city’s top-rated morning host. “He was an icon in Toronto.
Whenever there was a big story, like Hurricane Hazel or the opening of the subway, Wally was there. Everyone listened and wanted to be on the Wally Crouter morning show,” said Mike Bendixen, the station’s program director.
“Decade after decade, Wally brought this comforting tone to his audience as he unpacked the day’s news. It was like listening to a family or friend.”
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