Clyde Gilmour, broadcaster, critic (b at Calgary 8 Jun 1912; d at Toronto 7 Nov 1997). An influential film and record columnist who wrote for a number of newspapers and magazines, Gilmour was best known as a radio personality. The wide variety of music and spoken recordings he presented were personal favourites drawn exclusively from his own collection.
"I try every week to put on a show that I myself would enjoy hearing." That highly successful formula has kept Gilmour's Albums on the air through 4 decades - the longest running one-person show in CBC history and the 3rd longest program still on the air, surpassed only by the Metropolitan Opera and NHL broadcasts. In recognition of his program's national appeal, Gilmour was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1975.