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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Saltzman, Percy P.19152007
Salverson, George19162005
Samson, Claire1955
Sanderson, Eric G. "Sandy"1948
Scarrow, Jim1939
Schoone, Jack1938
Schultz, Wilford "Bill"18921945
Schurman, Paul H.1933
Schurman, Robert C.19251973
Scott, Gail
Sedgwick, Harry18951959
Shaw, Jim1957
Shaw, JR1934
Sherratt, Fred1930
Shuster, Frank19162002
Sienko, Richard1935
Sifton, Clifford18931976
Silkans, Juris19432014
Simard, Luc  (en Franšais)19212009
Sinclair, Gordon19001984
Sinclair, Gordon Arthur "Gord" Jr.19282002
Sinclair, Lister19212006
Ski, Paul
Slaight, Allan1931
Slaight, Gary1951
Smith, Donald MacLean19302011
Smith, Steve1945
Snelgrove, Ralph J.19141990
Soble, Kenneth D.19111966
Sonin, Ray19071991
Speers, William A. "Bill"19081985
Spry, Graham19001983
Stanczykowski, Casimir G., C.M. (1973), L.L.D.19271981
Stark, Jack19182001
Stephenson, Bill19292014
Stewart, Dr. Andrew19041990
Stirling, Geoffrey W.19212013
Stovin, Horace N.18951964
Stukus, Annis "Stuke"19142006
Swan, Ernie19061990
Sward, James F.1946
Switzer, Jay1956
Switzer, Phyllis19311989
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