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Newfoundland and Labrador broadcasting icon Geoff Stirling dead at 92

December 22, 2013 - 12:05 PM

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador television station NTV says the man who founded the station, Geoff Stirling, has died.

He was 92.

NTV's website says Stirling, born in St. John's, N.L. in 1921, died this weekend.

Stirling is known for having founded multiple media outlets in Newfoundland and Labrador, including the Sunday Herald in 1946 and the province's first provincial television station — CJON-TV — in 1955.

It later became known as the NTV network.

He also started the first FM radio station in Newfoundland, now known as OZ-FM.

Stirling is a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.

(NTV)

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