Rob Braide, Hall of Famer

On Monday, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters will be inducting new members into its hall of fame. (Wait, there’s a Canadian association of broadcasters? And it has a hall of fame?)

Rob Braide

Rob Braide

Among the inductees is Rob Braide, who was a long-time manager at CJAD (and, under Standard Radio and Astral Media, for CJFM and CHOM as well) until he was canned in January. He now works as a consultant, mainly for Astral. According to his biography on the hall of fame site, which is literally copy-pasted from the bio on his own website (giving you an indication of how thorough the selection process is here) he’s a proud life-long Montrealer.

Others from around here being inducted are Michel Chamberland, who has worked all over the Quebec broadcasting industry in various management jobs, and Sidney Margles, who began his career at CJAD in 1957.

The inductees, which also include Terry Coles, Charles Dalfen (posthumously), Lyndon Friesen, Tony Parsons and Sandy Sanderson, have a party in their honour at the Château Laurier on Monday in Ottawa.

3 thoughts on “Rob Braide, Hall of Famer

  1. DV82XL

    Many of us will also remember his role in driving the Expos out of town, and the decisions he made during the big ice storm to protect market-share at CJFM rather than let it take the CJAD feed when the AM transmitters went dark.

    As for being “proud life-long Montrealer” that was only because he couldn’t swing as better job with Standard in Toronto.

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  2. Alastair Yates

    I agree with DV82XL. He had the opportunity to broadcast Expos games when no other English-language station would, and he rejected the possibility time and time again in favour of the likes of Laurie and Olga….

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