Personalities


In 1969 The Canadian Association of Broadcasters provided the start-up funding for what was later to become the Canadian Communications Foundation. Then in 1982, the CAB established its Hall of Fame to honour, in perpetuity, men and women whose contributions had demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to innovation, development and maintaining the highest standards of excellence in broadcasting generally -- particularly in Canada.

As the CAB observed its Diamond Jubilee in 1986, 26 persons were so honoured -- among them, Canadian-born Reginald Fessenden (1866-1932) who proved to the world in 1900 that the human voice could be successfully transmitted by radio waves and who, on Christmas Eve in 1906, broadcast the first radio program.

In 1994, the Canadian Communications Foundation entered all Hall of Fame inductees into its newly-created website. It also added biographies of other radio and television pioneers who had made significant and innovative contributions to the growth and development of Canadian broadcasting, but whose vision, ingenuity, dedication and venturesome undertakings had not been otherwise recognized.

This category was subsequently expanded to include broadcasters whose contributions to the building of the industry in later years were felt to be equally worthy of their being similarly recognized.

In June 2010, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters was first dissolved and then restructured on a much smaller scale, and the annual nomination and election of new names to the CAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame was discontinued. Subsequently, several Regional Associations of Broadcasters created their Halls of Fame or began to recognize the work of outstanding broadcasters in other ways, and where felt appropriate these nominees have been and will continue to be added to this section of our site.

The Foundation will also continue to add further names to this Section when it deems it appropriate to do so.

View the list of CAB Hall of Fame Members, Members by Year of Induction, the Complete Listing of Hall of Fame Members and other Personalities, or go directly to the listing of Personalities whose last names start with:


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NameBornDiedMedia
Dales, Walter A.19081981
Dalfen, Charles19432009
Dansereau, Maurice  (en Franšais)1926
Darling, Thomas E. "Tom"19101983
Davidson, Jack M.19111981
Davis, Fred19211996
Davis, Harold L. "Hal"19241998
Davis, Stanley Warren "Stan"19272004
Davis, William 'Bill'1931
Deaville, Frank19051992
Dekker, Harry G.19222004
Delaney, Edward J.19312009
Demers, Roch  (en Franšais)19302001
DeNardis, Frank19322007
Dennett, Jack19161975
Deverell, Rita1945
Dickson, Roy Ward19101978
Diehl, Alden19312000
Dion, CÚline  (en Franšais)1968
Donaldson, Joan19462006
Donlon, Denise1956
Drainie, John Robert Roy19161966
Drew, Dick1934
Duffield, George19172004
Duffy, Michael D. "Mike"1946
Duke, Daryl19292006
Dunton, A. Davidson19121987
Dupont, J. Arthur  (en Franšais)19011967
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