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Memorable Manitobans: G. O. “Jerry” Johnson (c1929-2003)

Broadcaster.

Born at Wetaskiwin, Alberta around 1929, he began his broadcasting career at Edmonton when he was 15 years old. He worked at Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, and Regina. He was part of the group that started CJAY-TV (CKY) in Winnipeg. He was the General Manager at Winnipeg Channel 12 / KCND-TV based at Pembina, North Dakota. At the time of his retirement in 2002, he was a consultant with Craig Broadcasting Systems. He received the nickname “Hollywood” from “Cactus Jack” Wells. He died at Winnipeg on 3 December 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 March 2017

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