The media industry lost a great this weekend. George Jonescu, almost 70-year broadcasting veteran between Montreal, Sault Ste. Marie, Barrie and Toronto, passed away on Friday at the age of 84.
His final show was pre-recorded on Thursday the 15th and ran yesterday, Sunday the 18th on AM 740. He was part of the original team that launched AM 740 in 2001, a division of Zoomer Radio covering from Kingston to Windsor and Parry Sound to Pittsburg.
Our community came to know and love Jonescu when he was broadcasting at Hyland Radio and TV’s 119 East Street satellite office of CJIC-FM. Most Saultites would remember him from the 70’s doing sports on CJIC. In addition to his broadcasting contributions, Jonescu made contributions to the White Cross Centre, a mental health halfway house in the Sault.