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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Radford, Jack18971971
Rae, Jackie19222006
Rawlinson, Ed. A.19121992
Raymond, Bruce1925
Rea, William "Bill"19081983
Reade, John Collingwood19041963
Reid, Dennis19192000
Reid, Paul19271983
Reno, Ginette  (en Franšais)1946
Retzlaff, George19212003
Ricard, F. Baxter  (en Franšais)19051993
Rice, Dr. G.R.A. "Dick"19011992
Ritchie, Campbell S. "Cam"19151991
Rivard, Michel  (en Franšais)1951
Rivers, Tom19472004
Robertson, George C.1929
Robertson, George H.19222002
Robertson, Lloyd1934
Robinson, Robert "Red"1937
Robitaille, Glen "Robbie"19182015
Robson, Jim1935
Rogers, Colonel Keith S.18921954
Rogers, E. S. "Ted" Jr.19332008
Rogers, Edward Samuel "Ted" Sr.19001939
Rogers, Velma (Velma Rogers Graham)19061971
Roman, Duff1938
Rose, Ernest G. "Ernie"19162008
Roskin, Lewis19202009
Ross, Sam G.19051977
Russell, Gary19422016
Ruttle, Jack1936
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