Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Gentleman Broadcaster

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Southgate Mall Courtesy Wifi By Orange Julius, Edmonton, Alberta

January XIth, MMXVII

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

You know normally I would never interrupt a theme week at Executive Dissertations, but for the class human being & polite gentleman Larry Langley, I'm going to make an exception.

Larry was gracious when he accepted gifts of furniture for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) auctions for various charitable endeavours from our family furniture store. He was extremely adept at working under pressure when doing the weather once the amazing Larry Branter retired & was more than able to anchor CBC Edmonton newscasts once the superb Alec Moir quit as anchor. When asked to take a reduced role when Joanne Stefanyk took over & then eventually stand away, Larry did so without any hatred or malice. Just an absolutely professional talent & wonderful guy. I'm ever so sad for Sharon & his family. They should keep in kind that 83 is one heck of a run & Larry lived his life to the fullest. One of my favourite memories was when as a family one Sunday for a CBC charity function, Larry & the intrepid Colin Maclean gave us a guided tour of the then south side CBC Edmonton studios, which is why I write from the south side in tribute today!

Editor's Note: CBXT Edmonton is the IInd CBC network in YEG as CFRN which is now a CTV affiliate was a CBC station when it first went on air so MotherCorp has a rich history in Edmonton!

Always Inquisitive,


Source: Myself & CBXT Television Notes (Archival Files.)