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Canadian Radio Luminary Lyman Potts Dies

Canadian Radio Luminary Lyman Potts Dies

Lyman Potts (Courtesy Canadian Communications Foundation)
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ONTARIO (CelebrityAccess) Lyman Potts, 103, a founding figure of Canadian radio, died in Burlington, Ontario, Dec. 9.

Potts launched the Canadian Talent Library, which provided an outlet to Canada musicians, including providing the first-ever recording by Gordon Lightfoot. Throughout his career, he received awards like the William Harold Moon Award and the Order of Canada, according to a remembrance by Heather Ostertag.

He was also a VP of the Canadian Communications Foundation and reportedly played a founding role in creating the History of Canadian Broadcasting website.

He entered the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1976, the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1987 and was awarded the first Juno Award for the Award of Merit, plus the 2002 Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

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