Hal Anderson

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Hal Anderson
Born Picture Butte, Alberta, Canada
Medium Radio
Nationality Canadian
Years active 1983 - Present
Spouse Jackie Anderson
Notable works and roles B.J and Hal, Wheeler and Hal

Hal Anderson is a Winnipeg-based radio personality. He is best known for his time hosting morning shows on CJOB and CJOB's FM sister station, Power 97.

Radio career[edit]

While still studying Communication Arts at Lethbridge Community College, Anderson worked at CJOC in 1984, then took a job a year later as News director at CHAB in Moose Jaw, SK and then oldies station KY58 in Winnipeg.[1]

In 1995, Anderson and B.J. Burke were given the morning show slot on Power 97, replacing Scruff Connors as co-hosts. This new show was billed as "B.J. and Hal". Burke departed the show in 2003. On February 3, 2003 Anderson was joined by Dave Wheeler as his new co-host and the show was re-branded "Wheeler and Hal".[2]

On July 31, 2009, it was announced that Anderson would be moving to Power 97's sister station, CJOB 680 AM, as the morning show host, replacing the outgoing Larry Updike. The last broadcast of the Wheeler and Hal show took place on September 4, 2009.[3][4]

Anderson was released from his position as morning host with CJOB on May 13, 2014.[5]

On September 27, 2015, Anderson debuted his new radio program on FAB 94.3 FM (CHIQ-FM) in Winnipeg called "Hal Anderson Sundays".

On January 11, 2017, CJOB announced that Anderson will return as host of a new weekend show called Hal Anderson Weekends from 7-10 am starting on February 4, 2017.[6]

"The Greatest Canadian" Prank[edit]

Anderson encouraged listeners to vote for him as "The Greatest Canadian" in 2004 as a joke, ultimately placing 34th in the top 50, ahead of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Wilfrid Laurier, Jean Chrétien, Tecumseh and Pamela Anderson[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hal Anderson moving to 'OB". Winnipeg Free Press. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Power 97 FM - Internet Archive February 8, 2003". Power 97. Archived from the original on February 1, 2003. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Power 97: Winnipeg's Best Rock". 
  4. ^ "CJOB 680AM".  - CJOB Program Director Announcement
  5. ^ "Hal Anderson Let Go from 680 CJOB". ChrisD.ca. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hal's Back". AM CJOB. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "CBC.ca - The Greatest Canadian - Top 100". Archived from the original on 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2006-11-17.