Cameron retiring as voice of Rangers
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.