Halifax Station Founder Arnie Patterson Loses Battle With Cancer
March 10, 2011 at 4:23 AM (PT)
C.A. "ARNIE" PATTERSON, founder of CFDR-A/DARTMOUTH, NS and CFRQ/HALIFAX and a former Principal Press Secretary for Prime Minister PIERRE TRUDEAU, died TUESDAY (3/8) after a battle with cancer at 83.
PATTERSON founded CFDR (now ROGERS AC CFLT (LITE 92.9)) in DECEMBER 1962 and CFRQ (Q104, now owned by NEWCAP) in 1983. Among his other pursuits, he served as a columnist for the HALIFAX DAILY NEWS and wrote a memoir.