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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond David Torgrud (1930-2010)

Television announcer.

Born at Red Deer, Alberta on 28 June 1930, son of John and Naomi Torgrud, he began a life-long career in broadcasting with radio station CKRD at Red Deer. With the advent of television, he worked at CHCT Calgary and CHCA Red Deer, before a brief return to radio at CFUN in Vancouver. In 1960, he moved to Winnipeg for the opening of CJAY-TV, now CKY, where he performed a variety of announcing duties and spent many years as host of the public service show, Today’s World. He retired in 1992. He died at Winnipeg on 6 November 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 April 2015

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