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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert John Fowell [Bert Gordon] (1945-2016)

Radio personality.

Born at Brandon on 27 July 1945, he was adopted by Gordon and Verda Fowell in 1951. He attended elementary school near Nesbitt and high school at Wawanesa. He began working at CKX Radio (Brandon) and was its first FM operator in the early 1960s. His career continued at Weyburn (Saskatchewan), CKY (Winnipeg), KCND (Pembina, North Dakota), CFCF (Montreal, Quebec), CJFM (Montreal, Quebec), CFOX (Vancouver, British Columbia), CKNW, CFMI and STAR-FM (Chilliwack, British Columbia), and CFST (Winnipeg). He died at Winnipeg on 13 July 2016 and was buried in the Minnewawa Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 July 2016

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