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The Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame
, started in 1982, recognizes Canadians in broadcasting or entertainment related industries who have "achieved outstanding success in helping raise industry standards from a material or humanitarian standpoint."
Candidates are nominated annually by Canada's five broadcasting associations and the executive committee of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters was the national voice of Canada's private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services, including private radio and television stations, specialty, pay and pay-per-view services....
("CAB"). The name of each inductee is inscribed in bronze on the Hall of Fame
A hall of fame, wall of fame, walk of fame, walk of stars or avenue of stars is a type of attraction established for any field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field...
plaque at the CAB offices in Ottawa
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. Personalized plaques are also presented to either the inductees themselves or to their families.
Inductees include (partial list)
- Gerry Acton, Former Vice-President, Canadian Association of Broadcasters
- Bryan Adams
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- Randy Bachman
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- Al A. Bruner
- Dr. Charles A. Allard
- André Bureau, O.C.
- George Chandler
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- Shan Chandrasekar, President of the Asian Television Network
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- Bruce Cockburn
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- Thomas E. Darling
- Reginald Fessenden
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- Barbara Frum
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- Réal Giguère
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- Harvey Glatt
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, founder of CHEZ-FM
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- Harold Greenberg
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, founder of Astral Media
- Lorne Greene
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- Arthur W. Grieg
- Gordon Lightfoot
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- John Arthur Manning, Pioneering Broadcaster
- Arthur Andrew McDermott
- Anne Murray
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- Craig Oliver
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- S. Campbell Ritchie
- John Roberts
- Gordon Sinclair
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- Ian Tyson
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- Hal Yerxa
- Walter J. Blackburn