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Memorable Manitobans: John Joseph “Red” Alix (1926-2010)

Radio host.

Born at Cornell, Wisconsin on 5 September 1926, he moved to Tisdale, Saskatchewan at the age of two. He spent most of his youth on the family farm at Bladworth, Saskatchewan, acquiring his nickname for his red hair. He began a career in radio in Saskatoon, eventually moving to Winnipeg, where he worked for 35 years as the morning host at CJOB. There where he introduced his trademark program “Beefs and Bouquets” that offered accolades or criticism to people and institutions warranting them. During a four-year break from radio he worked briefly in the United States and the hardware business in Winnipeg. He retired in 1991 and died at Winnipeg on 12 January 2010.

Sources:

“On air or off, gentle radio host always the same”, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 2010, page B1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2010

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