Bell Media Mourns the Death of Long-Time Radio Executive Greg Hinton
— January 24, 2017
KINGSTON, ON (January 24, 2017) – Bell Media extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Greg Hinton, Vice-President and General Manager of Bell Media Radio – Brockville/Kingston. Hinton passed away peacefully in his sleep last night at his home on Howe Island, Ont. after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Allison, daughters Jessica, Lyla, and Ivy, and son Joshua.
“Greg has played an integral role in the success of Bell Media’s Kingston and Brockville radio stations over his 30-year career, demonstrating an unrivaled commitment to the radio broadcasting business and his community,” said Dave Daigle, Regional Vice-President, Ontario and Atlantic. “Greg took great pride in growing on-air talent, serving as a mentor to many now working across the country. We are deeply saddened by this loss. He will be sorely missed.”
Hinton has been a radio professional since 1986 and began working for CHUM Radio (now Bell Media Radio) in 1988. For the past 13 years, he has served as the Vice-President and General Manager of Brockville’s two radio stations (104.9 JRfm, 103.7 BOB-FM) and Kingston’s two radio stations (98.3 Fly-FM, 98.9 The Drive). He was responsible for helping to transform 98.3 FLY FM into a perennial #1 radio station in Kingston, and for overseeing the launch of 98.9 The Drive, Kingston’s Essential Alternative in 2007. In Brockville he was instrumental in keeping the city’s only two local radio stations intensely community focused.
Hinton’s earlier career highlights include serving as an on-air personality in various formats, as Program Director, Music Director, Promotions Director, and Station Manager. His educational background includes a BA in Communications from the University of Windsor, and a Radio Broadcasting Diploma from Fanshawe College.
During his entire radio career, Hinton was heavily involved in the Kingston, Brockville, and 1000 Islands communities, including for the Lung Association, the Maitland Recreation Committee, the St. Lawrence College Community Council, the Algonquin College Radio Advisory Committee, the Loyalist College Radio Advisory Committee, the Ookpik Winter Carnival, the Greater Brockville and Area Ad & Sales Club, the Brockville Chamber of Commerce, and the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington United Way.
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