Henry Canoy

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Don Henry Canoy
Born Henry R. Canoy
(1923-11-01)November 1, 1923
Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines
Died May 16, 2008(2008-05-16) (aged 84)
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Nationality Filipino
Other names Don Henry
Occupation businessman, broadcaster
Known for founder of Radio Mindanao Network
Religion Roman Catholicism
Spouse(s) Maria Clara Suniel

Don Henry Canoy (November 1, 1923 – May 16, 2008) was a Filipino businessman and founder of Radio Mindanao Network.

Canoy was born in Cagayan de Oro City into a family of teachers and traders.

In 1952 Canoy started the DXCC radio station, this was Cagayan de Oro's first radio station. Canoy wanted to use radio for public broadcasting to inform, educate and also entertain listeners. Up until this time the main source of news for most Filipinos came from Manila based newspapers.
Canoy went on to open up many more local radio stations throughout the Philippines, together these stations formed the Radio Mindanao Network.

In 2002 Philippines President Gloria Arroyo praised Canoy for his achievements in and contributions to broadcast journalism.
After Canoy's death President Arroyo released a statement praising his legacy,

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He was married to Maria Clara Suniel-Canoy. He has six children, respectively Eric, Rebecca, Ike aka "Butch", Charley, Tessa and Harriet.

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