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04
Feb
‘Good morning, welcome to  Information Morning for Friday the 26th of January, I’m Don Connolly...’

‘Good morning, welcome to Information Morning for Friday the 26th of January, I’m Don Connolly...’

With those words the Don Connolly Lovefest began. It ran for two hours and 37 minutes.
Proof, yet again, that members of the electronic media cannot escape the cult of celebrity.
That said, after 42 years at Halifax’s Radio One Information Morning, most of them as lead host, Connolly deserved some variety of send-off.

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04
Feb
Don’s Gettysburg...

Don’s Gettysburg...

They were passionate, sincere and basically non-scripted, Don Connolly’s last words as lead host on Halifax’s Info AM. Here they are:
“Oh! Please sit down for gawdsake!
I thought I was going to be gone in 2016. On the day I announced my retirement I said that I had a plan and the gods laughed and that led to me falling down the stairs and all kinds of other stuff like that.

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04
Feb

Slow wheels of justice go off the rails

Sometimes nice guys actually do finish last.
That’s what a poor couple who were in an accident 19 years ago learned after their resulting court case was dismissed on January 19 in a Halifax courtroom.
First, let me help you catch up:

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04
Feb
My friends Oscar & Bicycle Bob

My friends Oscar & Bicycle Bob

Throughout the 1960s and into the early and mid-70s, the Network Division of CBC Sports featured a group of the most talented sportscasters this country has yet seen.

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04
Feb
John Moore’s mighty Moose call

John Moore’s mighty Moose call

Foster Hewitt, Bill Hewitt, Danny Gallivan, Bob Cole, and Jim Hughson were/are great hockey play-by-play men, and so was the late Pat Connolly.
While he didn’t have the same amenities as the aforementioned (such as a permanent colour man and air travel), John Moore was also a darn solid PBP guy.

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