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Memorable Manitobans: Stuart A. “Stu” Craig (1933-1999)

Broadcaster.

Born at Brandon in 1933, son of John Boyd Craig and Catherine Stuart Middleton (1902-1969), he took over radio station CKX, founded by his father in 1948, and eight years later, brought television service to Brandon. He turned it into a broadcasting empire with stations at Brandon, Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Calgary, and Edmonton; radio stations at Brandon, Winnipeg, Regina, and Edmonton; and a wireless cable service called SkyCable. He and wife Shirley Lorraine Finch (?-1996) had three sons, who took over operation of the family business after his death at Brandon on 30 October 1999. He was inducted posthumously into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Obituary [Shirley L. Craig], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1996, page 12.

“Broadcast pioneer built an empire,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1999, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1999, page 84.

“Family broadcasting dynasty passes onto third generation,” Brandon Sun, 1 November 1999, page 2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 May 2020

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