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Memorable Manitobans: William “Wild Bill” Flamond (1944-2019)

Radio personality.

Born at The Pas on 14 November 1944, he began a career in radio at Dauphin, in 1962. He subsequently worked at stations in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Arizona, and Texas. Known for his deep voice and extensive knowledge of classic country music, he hosted the afternoon show and was news director for the FM radio station of Native Communications Inc. from 1994 to retirement in 2008. He served as President of the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg and Regional Vice-President of the Manitoba Metis Federation at Thompson. He died at Winnipeg on 24 September 2019.


“Voice the Metis silenced,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 September 2019, page B1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 September 2019

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