Edmonton Host Gord Robison Dies At 56
March 25, 2008 at 5:41 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime Canadian radio personality GORD ROBISON, who passed away FRIDAY at 56. ROBISON was a former host on CHED and, most recently, in afternoon drive at Oldies CHQT-A (COOL 880)/EDMONTON, exiting a week ago when the station's pending format change to News as iNEWS880.COM was announced. Over the years, he also worked at CFOX-A/MONTREAL, CKXL-A/CALGARY, CKLG-A and CKVU-TV/VANCOUVER, CHAB-A/MOOSE JAW, SK, CKNG and CKRA/EDMONTON, and CFRV/LETHBRIDGE, AB.
A statement from CORUS/EDMONTON memorialized ROBINSON by saying, "The CORUS family was very sad to learn of the death of GORD ROBISON. In a career that spanned decades GORD was known as an outstanding broadcaster, a dedicated sports 'nut' and a man who believed in the teaching of his craft to the next generation. The names, of the many he mentored, are scattered across hundreds of Canadian radio stations. Few Canadian broadcasters led the charmed and charming life of GORD ROBISON, who felt equally at home interviewing rock and roll icons as he did hockey greats! From east to west, north to south his particular brand of talent is rarely seen in today’s radio stations. GORD mastered every skill, honed every talent and capitalized on every opportunity. No challenge was too great or too small…he could and would do it all... after all he was GORD ROBISON... a great voice has been silenced... and we miss him."