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Kamloops remembers Angelo Iacobucci, 'radio legend'

Angelo Iacobucci, a senior reporter with RadioNL has passed away today, Dec. 14, 2018.
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December 15, 2018 - 9:42 AM

KAMLOOPS -  The sudden passing of Angelo Iacobucci, longtime Kamloops radio reporter, is being felt throughout the province.

Yesterday morning, Dec. 14, Radio NL staff were shocked with the news that the man who worked for decades in their newsroom had died.

"This was an unexpected new that arrived like a bombshell just before noon," Shane Woodford, news director of Radio NL says, "It's been a very tough, emotionally raw day. There's been a lot of emotions, a lot of tears— still a lot of tears here."

Woodford remembers Iacobucci as an "old-style newsman" and one of the best.

"I think he may be the most iconic legendary reporters in the province," he says, "He was 39 years in this newsroom, which is almost un-heard-of, and for a great many of those years was a one-man-news machine. He perhaps had the best contact list of any reporter in B.C., there isn't a person-of-note in this province in the last three decades that Angelo didn't know or [who] didn't know Angelo and who wouldn't pick up the phone for him...no matter how big this person would have been or how many times other people have tried and not gotten them, Angelo could get them."

Iacobucci spent years covering Kamloops City Hall. Yesterday evening the city sent out a press release signed by Mayor Ken Christian with their condolences. It called for a rose to be placed at his usual spot on the media table, which was the furthest to the left if you were sitting at the table. 

"The City of Kamloops is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Senior Reporter Angelo Iacobucci [yesterday] morning in Kamloops. Angelo was an institution in Council Chambers and spent many years on the city hall beat. He was fair and thorough and shone a light on our work in both good times and in bad. He held us accountable  to his listeners and consistently for many years reported on all aspects of civic affairs in Kamloops and across the Region. On behalf of Council and city staff we extend our deepest sympathies to the Iacobucci Family and to his media colleagues. I have asked that a single red rose be placed at his desk for next weeks regular meeting."

— With files from Karen Edwards


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