Ferdinand Biondi

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Ferdinand Biondi
Born 1909
Montreal, Quebec
Died 1998 (aged 88–89)
Station(s) CKAC
Country Canada

Ferdinand Biondi, CM CQ (1909 – September 5, 1998) was a French Canadian radio broadcaster.

In 1936, he joined the Montreal radio station CKAC, where he would hold the positions of announcer, editor, producer, special programming director, senior producer, artistic director and news and public affairs director. He left in 1965, to become the Secretary-General of the Holy Cross Fathers at St. Joseph's Oratory. In 1967, became the assistant to the Chairman of the Greater Montreal Arts Council and from 1976 to 1982 he was the Secretary General of the Montreal Arts Council.[1]

In 1985, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.[2] In 1987, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada for having "promoted the development of a Canadian private broadcasting system with ingenuity and dedication".[3] In 1983, he was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Canadian Communications Foundation profile
  2. ^ "Ferdinand Biondi - Chevalier (1985)" (in French). Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Order of Canada citation