Cy Strange

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Cy Strange
Born June 22, 1914
Maguire, Ontario, Canada
Died February 12, 1987(1987-02-12) (aged 72)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation broadcaster

Cyril "Cy" Strange (June 22, 1914 – February 12, 1987) was a Canadian radio broadcaster who was born in Maguire, Ontario.[1]

Strange grew up in the farming community of Maguire, where his father had a general store. As a youth, Strange worked in the family store. He had his first experiences with radio singing and playing guitar at a radio station in London, Ontario.[2]

Strange started his broadcast career in Toronto where he joined CFRB in 1943 as a journalist. Strange moved to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1946. He served in a variety of roles for CBC radio and television, including as a host of As It Happens[2] from 1971 to 1973, co-host of Fresh Air for several decades, and commentary on Science Magazine.


  1. ^ "Cyril Edward "Cy" Strange". 
  2. ^ a b Finlay, Mary Lou (2009). The As It Happens Files: Radio That May Contain Nuts. Knopf Canada. p. 31.