Bell Media Mourns the Death of 50-Year Broadcast Veteran and CTV Barrie Favourite Bob McIntyre
— March 10, 2016
BARRIE, ON (March 10, 2016) – Bell Media extends its deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of beloved CTV Barrie Weather Specialist Bob McIntyre. McIntyre passed away today in Barrie after a brief illness at the age of 73.
“We are all so terribly saddened by Bob’s passing,” said Mike Boothman, Managing Producer, CTV Barrie. “He was such a big part of the station for so long – through all of its incarnations, Bob was a constant.”
“Bob loved being a broadcaster, and being part of the lives of loyal viewers across the region who welcomed him into their homes for more than two generations. He will be truly missed,” said Don Mumford, Regional Vice-President Radio & Local TV Operations, Bell Media (Ontario).
Born in Brockville, Ont., McIntyre began his 50-year career in radio at CFJR in Brockville as a newscaster. He then moved to Hamilton to join CHAM and in 1970 became Newscaster and News Director for Toronto’s CKFH. In 1972 he moved to television, becoming a part of CTV Barrie (formerly CKVR) as News Anchor, later taking on the roles of News Director, and Manager of News and Public Affairs. In 1983 he was named Weather Specialist.
While at CTV Barrie, McIntyre hosted or produced more than 25 local telethons, and sat on journalism advisory committees for four different community colleges. In 2002, he received the Dave Rogers Award from Canada's Radio and Television News Directors' Association (RTNDA) for Best Feature of the Year (2002) for the news segment "Bob's Story: Life with Cancer". McIntyre was an avid pilot who enjoyed taking to the clouds in the 1943 Tiger Moth plane he spent so much time in.
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