CBC broad­caster Stan Carew dies at 64

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Broad­caster Stan Carew, who hosted CBC Ra­dio's “Week­end Morn­ings” for 18 years, has died. He was 64. The CBC says Carew was found at his home on Mon­day and had suf­fered from se­ri­ous health prob­lems.

Carew was plan­ning to re­tire in Septem­ber, telling his lis­ten­ers in May when he an­nounced his de­par­ture that host­ing the pro­gram was the best job he ever had.

The public broad­caster says Carew had planned to spend more time on his mu­sic, hav­ing re­leased four al­bums since 1997 and per­form­ing with his band the Mag­pies at ben­e­fit con­certs across the Mar­itimes be­fore they dis­banded in 2012.

Denise Wil­son, se­nior man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for CBC At­lantic, said she and Carew's col­leagues were shocked and sad­dened by news of his death.

“Stan was a main­stay in house­holds through­out the Mar­itimes as host of CBC Ra­dio's Week­end Morn­ings,” she said in a state­ment.

Carew be­gan his ca­reer in ra­dio in 1968 at CHNS in Hal­i­fax and worked for the CBC in Saint John, N.B., and Toronto.

The CBC says Carew worked as an ac­tor too, ap­pear­ing in movies that fea­tured Har­ri­son Ford, Sissy Spacek, James Caan and Cy­bill Shep­herd.

His tele­vi­sion cred­its in­clude “Trudeau” and “Trailer Park Boys.”

Carew was also the host of the CBC net­work shows “The En­ter­tain­ers” and “Prime Time,” as well as read­ing na­tional news­casts on the “World at Six” and “World Re­port.”

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