VANCOUVER, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Longtime News1130 reporter and popular on-air personality Bruce Williams passed away
yesterday in Vancouver.
Well-known for the last decade as the afternoon traffic reporter on
Vancouver's News1130, Williams was a long-standing and beloved member of the Rogers Media
family for more than 18 years.
"We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Bruce's family at
this difficult time, and our hearts and thoughts are with them," said
Treena Wood, Program Director, News1130.
"Bruce will be remembered for his humility and as the first to lend a
hand. He was the calm voice of reason for the afternoon commute, and
will be deeply missed by all the entire Rogers Radio family and his
loyal listeners," said Geoff Poulton, Vice President and General
Manager, Vancouver, Rogers Radio.
Williams was born and raised in Vancouver and began his radio career in
1979. He worked at CKLG, CFMI and JR-FM. In 1996, Williams was working
at News1130 when it switched formats from country to all-news, and remained as one
of the station's traffic reporters.
Fans and friends wishing to share a memory of Williams or condolences
for the family are invited to visit the News1130 online memorial at www.news1130.com.
About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI;
NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting Ltd. and Rogers Publishing
Ltd. Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada.
Television properties include five Citytv stations, five OMNI
multicultural television stations, Sportsnet (consisting of four
regional channels and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE), and
The Shopping Channel, a televised and internet shopping service. Rogers
Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines, such as
Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare, L'actualité, and Canadian Business, and
is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial
publications. All media properties are integrated with their own
popular websites. Rogers Media Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a
year-round sports and entertainment facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays
SOURCE Rogers Media Inc.
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