Bob MacGregor, circa 2005
Photo credit: Joe Mahoney/CBC
Bob MacGregor CBC broadcaster of Expo 67 Dies
MacGREGOR, Robert Bertram -died peacefully on Saturday May 31st, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, at the age of 74, after a one-month struggle with cancer. During his long career, he made many friends in broadcasting and motor sports. His "RPM" program of the 1960's and 1970's helped to establish the sport in Canada. He was also a pioneer of the Mont Tremblant Racing Circuit. His coverage of Expo '67 resulted in his being awarded the Centennial Medal of Canada. His later years alternated between private radio (CJAD Montreal, CHRE/CKTB St. Catharines) and the CBC. He retired from the CBC post of Senior Public Relations Officer in 1998, but returned to CBC for a fourth time as Weekend Overnight News Editor/Presenter. He has requested cremation without funeral or memorial services. He is survived by his sons, William and Alexander.
Obituary write-up, courtesy of The Standard, St. Catherines, Ontario, June 9, 2008.
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