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Lamont Tilden remembered

     Lamont Tilden

Rick MacInnes-Rae's

 tribute to a CBC hero


Lamont Tilden was 98.  He was a familiar voice on the CBC for 40 years.  He announced everything from the start of the Second World War to Santa Claus parades.

I was among a generation of reporters he schooled in the '70s.  Monty's silky delivery and precise language set lofty standards for the new kids, and I expect I was one of his greater challenges.

Some might say he was Old School, except the values he taught aren't dated.  Write clearly. Speak clearly. And practice. Values I've tried to keep faith with over 35 years. 

As we mark 75 years of public broadcasting here at the CBC, it's important to remember one of those who informed so much of it.  And in a way, Monty's still on the air.  In programs like this one. Our condolences go out to his family.

Some of our listener response, in Your Dispatches

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