Kamloops broadcast pioneer Jack Pollard passes away

By Doug Collins
February 20, 2017 - 11:30am Updated: February 20, 2017 - 2:48pm

KAMLOOPS — Jack Pollard, former broadcaster and co-owner of CFJC-TV, and radio stations CFJC and CFFM (forerunners of B-100 and CIFM), has passed away.

Born in Regina - he began his broadcasting career at CKCK radio in the Saskatchewan capital - follwed by a move to CJIB radio in Vernon - and then arriving in Kamloops in 1961 - where he began as operations manager of CFCR-TV - later CFJC-TV - and the two radio stations - which then were located on 4th avenue - and St. Paul Street.

He later became a co-owner and managing partner and retired in 1987,  after the tv and radio operations were sold to Jimmy Pattison.

A lover of jazz and big band music - he hosted 'Swing Session' on CFJC radio - and later at 'CKBX radio' located on the TRU campus.

An avid Saskatchewan Roughriders fan - he and his wife were active members of the Rivershore golf community.

He is survived by his wife Lois, and his children Jill and John, and several grandchildren. 

 

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