RIP Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson, News Director at KJR, 1969-1974, died Saturday at the age of 85. Thompson’s career started in 1957 at San Diego’s Mighty 690 – a rock station. From there, he moved to KOGO middays 10-2. Later, KFMB and also KDAY/Los Angeles, before moving to KJR. He died in Surrey. No further details available.

Frank Thompson working for LG News in 1975 with George Wilson of the CBC. Interviewing….or being interviewed by a very young Prince of York, Andrew at the Bayshore Inn.

Frank Thompson – Announced station break, “This is CFGP, Grande Prairie, the Voice of the Mighty Peace.” 1945; Lorne Greene School of Broadcasting Toronto 1949; CJVI Victoria 1950-53; KFMB San Diego CA 1953; California border station XEAK The Mighty 690 Tijuana late 1950s; remote broadcasts KOGO San Diego 1960-67; KDAY Santa Monica CA & weekends KABC Los Angeles (introduced 12 year old Tom Irwin who later became Shotgun Tom Kelly at KRTH-FM Los Angeles) 1967-68; KJR Millionaire then News Director/voiceovers KJR Seattle 1969-74; news/voiceovers CKLG Vancouver 1974; freelance to retirement 1998; currently resides in Surrey BC

Thanks to Gord Lansdell and the fine website www.vancouverbroadcasters.com

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