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Peter Czowski dead.

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Lil'Timmy, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    A true legend in canadian radio. This guy woke me up every morning for years. And even though he retired, thanks to him, I never switch my dial every morning. From Czowski to Andy Barrie, the CBC still rules. Best radio in this country hands down.

    You will be missed sir.


    i did a radio interview with Andy Barrie...however i dont think i have ever listen to Czowski..regardless...R.I.P
  3. aether

    aether TRIBE Member

    I grew up listening to Gzowski and morningside. CBC was an essential part of my family. (my dad's in one of the morningside papers). I still think he was the best interviewer CBC ever had. CBC's still the only radio i listen to. missed, indeed.
  4. AVE

    AVE TRIBE Member

    yeah, i too grew up listening to morningside.....although i never really appreciated it when i was a kid, it was only until a couple of year before the show went off the air that i enjoyed it. A great interviewer indeed.

  5. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member

    I also grew up hearing Gzowski every morning, but did not appreciate it as a kid.
    The story below is of an encounter i had with this broadcasting legend.

    When i was in grade 12, i got to take radio broadcasting at my high school. One of my friends who had been in the program for a semester longer then i had was given the chance to interview Mr. Gzowski while he was in kingston for an event. While i was on air doing a show, my friend was in the room next door conducting the interview. I had the opportunity to watch, and partially hear the interview, from the broadcasting booth. Peter treated my friend (and everyone at the station that day) like he was his equal, regardless of the fact that this was a high school radio station, with students who had very little intereviewing experience . Afterwards Peter stuck around for a bit chatting with people around the station. He was probably one of the most down to earth
    people i've met.

    He will be greatly missed and remembered in our contry.

  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I just learned about Gzowski's death on the National.

    I had no idea his emphysema was in that stage.

    He definitely brought the country together. It's a sad day for Canada.
  7. Zenmaster Chi

    Zenmaster Chi TRIBE Promoter

    That's so sad....

    I grew up a pure CBC kid.
  8. Quirkz

    Quirkz TRIBE Member

    I heard a clip of his voice when I turned to the 6 oclock news driving home, and I truly felt sad. The cbc is distinctly canadian. On the radio they some times go off on tangents.. but that too is probally canadian..
  9. kat

    kat TRIBE Member

    its very sadd

    my dad is upset, he was interviewed by him a bunch of times. cbc sucks now anyway..but he will be missed.


  10. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Well, as with Lil' Timmy, I'm also in the radio biz...and the passing of this man is a very sad thing indeed...the man is legendary, an inspiration for many broadcasters, and will be sorely missed...RIP [​IMG]

  11. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    OH NO!

    Just read this....

    Very sad. Used to listen to him all the time.

  12. Moez

    Moez TRIBE Member

    He wrote for the Moose Jaw Times Herald near the beginning of his career and did his last radio show from there! He also was the youngest editor of Maclean's Magazine at only 28 years of age.

    It's so sad his years of smoking caught up with him.

    RIP Peter Gzowski.
  13. Metal Morphosis

    Metal Morphosis TRIBE Member

    Oh no... i hadn't heard.
    this is very sad.

    when i convocated from western in '97, Peter Gzowski received an honorary degree and spoke to the convocating class.
    My father was ecstatic, as was i.

    I will never forget a part of his speech... He said, when we first arrive at university, and begin to meet people, we tell them the name of the town we grew up in, when they ask where we're from. And later on in life when we're looking for jobs etc. we might say the name of the province and eventually the country ... sort of like as our lives and knowledge expanded ... so did our geographic area.

    It was very interesting and of course he said it much more eloquently than I.

    rip mr. gzowski
  14. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    Really?? What does your dad do?
    I watched the National last night to while I was at a friends.
    Indeed a sad day for Canada. [​IMG]
  15. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    The CBC will never, ever, ever suck.
  16. kat

    kat TRIBE Member

    my dad is a canoeist, he was interviewed a few times for some of his trips. and again when he was writing a book on David Thompson (if any of you know him..)

    and yes. the cbc does suck now, Gzowski was the only thing they ever hadd going for them. talk-wise..

  17. kennyboy

    kennyboy TRIBE Member

    A sad, sad day.
    The man was a true Canadian icon.
    There are very few voices that make me sit up and listen. THE Great Foster Hewit, and Peter Czowski. A t.v. was not required.
    I for one will truely miss him.

    God Bless.


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