Friday, September 28, 2018

R.I.P.: Canadian-US Radio Broadcaster Terry Moore

Terry Moore
Terry Moore, a broadcaster whose career spanned 62 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

Radio station CFAX 1070 AM in Vicotira, B-C says Moore died Monday at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, leaving behind his wife, Ramona, and four adult children. He was 82 years old.

Moore was a well-know afternoon host on CFAX 1070 radio in Victoria since the early 2000s.  He began his career in radio in 1956 in Edmonton, then moved to Toronto. He spent the 1960s anchoring TV news  in Edmonton, Sudbury, Ont., and Calgary before making his way to New York to work at WTFM in morning radio and as the assistant program director.

In the 1970s, Moore moved to Vancouver where he was heard on radio stations CKWX and CJOR before joining CKNW.

Former CFAX station manager Mel Cooper says Moore was one of the best radio personalities he had the privilege of working with.

"He had a great sense of humour. He was an enthusiastic guy but he was also very serious about his work. And he was well read. He knew his subjects and that I really appreciated about him."

But Moore's talents didn't stop at radio and TV. He played roles in several TV series and movies, including "My American Cousin," and authored the Canadian best seller "Toothpaste and Peanut Butter," a how-to collection of household hints.

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