John Radford (broadcaster)

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John Radford is a Canadian broadcaster who briefly served as chairman of TVOntario.

Radford was private broadcaster owning radio stations in eastern Ontario. Radford had served on the board of TVOntario for nine years before being appointed the broadcaster's chairman[1] of TVO in May 1985[2] by the short-lived Progressive Conservative government of Premier Frank Miller. Radler had links with the Conservative party having been a Tory organizer and manager of Jennifer Cossitt's campaign in a 1982 federal by-election. He was also a close friend of James Auld, a former Tory cabinet minister. Following the defeat of the Miller government, and its replacement by a new Liberal government led by David Peterson, Radler was fired in September 1985 and replaced by Bernard Ostry.[3]


  1. ^ Fraser, Matthew, "Appointment to TVO greeted with enthusiasm Ostry a 'no-nonsense' guy", Globe and Mail, September 10, 1985
  2. ^ Fraser, Matthew, "Ontario shakeup Ostry likely next to go, fired TVO chairman says", Globe and Mail, September 9, 1985
  3. ^ "Ostry chosen to head TVO", Globe and Mail, September 10, 1985
Preceded by
Jim Parr
Chairman of TVOntario
Succeeded by
Bernard Ostry