Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vic Waters

Service from 1942 to 1946: Charles Victor Waters was born on 9 Sep, 1918. From his early teens, he had a strong interest in "The Magic of Radio". Early on he earned his Amateur Radio License and set up his own amateur radio station, VE5QH.  He began his broadcasting career at pioneering radio station CJOR as a technician and operator. Soon, he was a wireless operator copying the news services for the radio station and the Vancouver Province newspaper. With the advent of World War II, Vic became an on-air personality at CJOR, until he too left to join the service in 1942. He was a member of the Canadian Army, Special Wireless Group Number One, and was stationed in Darwin Australia from 1944 to 1946. After the war, he returned to CJOR, where he became one of Vancouver's best-known announcers. He worked at CJOR as a disk jockey, program director and talk-show host until he retired in 1969.

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