"Broadcaster of the Year" by the
Ralph had made two applications for an AM station without success but he persisted and started (Giant-FM) CIGV.
He was active in the community,
Alderman for the City in the 60ís
president of the Kiwanis Club, member of the library board, hospice society and Chamber of Commerce. He was community minded and always looked for ways to help others.
He arrived with his parent in Oliver BC †when he was 14 and finished school there circa 1944
His family states he served on a
fisheries patrol vessel off the West Coast. He is reported to have started
broadcast work for CHUB
For many years he also worked in
sales at CKOK
In 1972, Ralph made his first
application to the C-R-T-C to start an AM station in
His station continues to this day with son James being appointed general manager in 1998.
A second son Scott works on the air.