Cameron re­tir­ing as voice of Rangers

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Summerside na­tive Don Cameron is re­tir­ing as the play-by-play an­nouncer of the Kitch­ener Rangers. The voice of the Rangers be­gan his broad­cast­ing ca­reer in 1956, cov­er­ing the Summerside Aces’ se­nior team for CJRW with the late Bob Schur­man, who was also the Cameron owner-man­ager of the sta­tion at the time. Af­ter spend­ing the first 21 years of his life in Summerside, Cameron took a ra­dio job with CKTB in St. Catharines, Ont. Cameron, 79, went to Kitch­ener in 1958 and be­gan cov­er­ing the Rangers upon the team’s ar­rival in 1963. He has been the play-by-play voice of the On­tario Hockey League fran­chise for 50 years, and spent two other sea­sons – 1974-75 and 1975-76 – cov­er­ing the team when a com­pet­ing ra­dio sta­tion owned the broad­cast rights. Cameron, a re­cip­i­ent of the Ra­dio-Tele­vi­sion News Di­rec­tors As­so­ci­a­tion (RTNDA) Life­time Achieve­ment Award in 2013, has been a part of more than 4,000 broad­casts.

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