Saying Goodbye to a Broadcasting Legend: George Jonescu


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 TVโ€™s 119 East Street satellite office of CJIC-FM. Most Saultites would remember him from the 70โ€™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.

Riley Smith
Riley Smith is an enthusiastic and versatile critical thinker who has been with SaultOnline since January 2018. She holds a double Honours Degree in History and Political Science from Algoma University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Relations and Event Management from Sault College. She is Google Marketing Fundamentals certified, and is also working towards a Certificate in Diversity and Intercultural Relations. When she's not reporting, you can find her MC'ing the Soo Greyhound home hockey games, spending time with her basset hound, Douggie, or seeing the world one breathtaking view at a time.


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