Ted Tevan

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Ted Tevan
Birth name Theodore "Oral" Tevan
Born (1933-03-01)1 March 1933
Kingston, Ontario
Died 12 August 2011(2011-08-12) (aged 78)
Montreal, Canada
Show Sports Rap
Station(s) CFOX
Show Various series
Station(s) CKO, CFMB, CIQC, CKGM
Country  Canada

Theodore "Ted" Tevan (1 March 1933 – 12 August 2011)[1] was a Canadian sports radio broadcaster.

Born in Kingston, Ontario,[2] Tevan moved to Montreal in 1965 initially working in radio advertising. His career remained based in that city except for a short-lived sports talk show on the Toronto-based CKO in early 1989, and from then until 1991 at CKWW in Windsor, Ontario.[3]

His first radio program was Sports Rap on Montreal's 1470 CFOX radio station, considered a key pioneering effort towards the development of sports radio in Canada. Tevan established a reputation as a radio maverick, often verbally jousting with his listeners and, in some cases, kicking them off the air with a jubilant "You're gone!" He reserved the machine gun sound effect for those particularly deserving of his wrath, yet despite the combative exterior, he was beloved by listeners for his near-encyclopedic knowledge of sports, and his absolute passion for debating the finer points until all hours of the night.

Outside his broadcasting career, Tevan served as a defence witness in 2001 during the incest trial of boxing champion Dave Hilton, Jr..[4]

In January 2000, Tevan began a late night Tuesdays and Thursdays on CFMB 1280 shortly after his previous show on AM 940 (then CIQC) was cancelled due to a format change.[5] He previously hosted shows on the 600 frequency when it was known as CFCF (CFMB).[6]

Tevan most recently hosted a late night sports programme on The Team 990.

On 11 August 2011, Tevan fell at his residence in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, fracturing his hip. The following day, he died from heart failure after an operation to repair the hip.[2][1] A tribute on Team 990 was planned for the following Tuesday.[7] [dated info]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colourful sports radio icon Ted Tevan dies at 78". ctvmontreal.ca. 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Zukerman, Earl (14 August 2011). "Ted Tevan dies at 78". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "SHOW BITS: CKWW and Tevan split". Windsor Star. 7 June 1991. p. C2. 
  4. ^ MacAfee, Michelle (7 February 2001). "Allegations irked Hilton's mother". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 
  5. ^ "Tevan back on radio". The Gazette (Montreal). 6 January 2000. p. D11. 
  6. ^ Stubbs, Dave (18 November 1999). "The voice that won't die: Tevan planning to resurrect his career with a live show on Internet". The Gazette (Montreal). p. E3. 
  7. ^ "-“You’re Gone!!!” Radio Legend Ted Tevan passes away at 78". Cornwall Free News. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.