Ken Rockburn

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Ken Rockburn (born 1947) is a Canadian radio and television journalist and host. He is most noted for his associations with the Canadian Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and CHEZ-FM radio.

Career history[edit]

From the late 1970s until the early 1990s Rockburn served as news director at Ottawa radio station CHEZ-FM. As news director, he won three national radio awards from ACTRA. He also hosted a two-hour program on arts and current affairs called Medium Rare, which was widely syndicated across Canada. Rockburn's book from this period, Medium Rare: Jamming With Culture was published in 1995.[1]

During 1994 to 1997, Rockburn hosted Rockburn and Company on CBC's Ottawa television station CBOT. Contemporaneously, as of 1996, on Ottawa's CBC Radio One station CBO-FM, Rockburn hosted All in a Day.[1] Rockburn's tenure on the show continued until 2001,[2] during which the program was consistently ranked number one in its market.

Rockburn joined CPAC in 2001, and developed two shows: Rockburn Presents and Talk Politics. Rockburn: The CPAC Interviews was published in 2007. Rockburn retired from CPAC in 2008.[3]

In 2015, Rockburn published the book We Are as the Times Are, a history of Le Hibou Coffee House.[4]


  1. ^ a b Larocque, Louis (April 6, 2007). "The Larocque Who's Who". Retrieved 2007-05-20.
  2. ^ "All in a Day gets new host". CBC News. January 15, 2002. Retrieved 2007-05-20.
  3. ^ CPAC Announces Departure of Host Ken Rockburn; News Release, May 26, 2008;
  4. ^ "Coffeehouse nights: New book remembers Le Hibou". Ottawa Citizen. September 11, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2017.