Exactly one week ago as I write this, Frank McCormick read his last newscast for CBC Radio One in Montreal.
Though you might not recognize the name if you’re not a die-hard fan, you’ve probably heard his voice. McCormick, who has worked in radio for more than four decades, has a booming made-for-radio-news voice that’s given the station an air of authority for years now.
On CBC’s Homerun last week, the final half-hour of the broadcast (after his final news report of the afternoon) was dedicated to celebrating his life and career.
The website has archived both the newscast and the half-hour special for those who want to listen after the fact. Unfortunately they’re in streaming RealAudio format (RealAudio? Seriously?), and my efforts to convert it into something else have failed:
- Frank McCormick’s final newscast (7:39)
- Homerun’s tribute to Frank (22:11)
I loved McCormick’s voice and my spies at the Ceeb tell me he was great to work with too.
We, like many others, enjoyed listening to his calm voice as he reported the news. We wish him well in