B.C. Almanac host Mark Forsythe signs off after 30 years

Broadcaster and author Mark Forsythe hosted his final show on B.C. Almanac at noon today after 30 years on the air.

Mr. B.C.'s final provincewide show aired Dec. 24 at noon on CBC Radio One

B.C. Almanac host Mark Forsythe hosts his final show on CBC Radio One on Dec. 24. (CBC)

Broadcaster and author Mark Forsythe hosted his final show on B.C. Almanac at noon today after 30 years on the air.

Forsythe, who earned the nickname Mr. B.C. for his extensive knowledge of the province, first joined CBC Radio in 1984 as a host in Prince Rupert. He later moved to Kelowna, and then to Vancouver to host The Afternoon Show in 1991.

In 1996 he became the host of B.C. Almanac, CBC Radio One's provincewide noon show. The popular show has earned a place in listeners' hearts with its popular call-ins and frequent road trips to host broadcasts from all corners of the province.

Forsythe announced earlier this year that after 30 years with CBC, he planned to retire after the annual Christmas Card of the Air show on Dec. 24.

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While Forsythe is retiring from CBC, the four-time author says he still plans to spend time exploring and learning about the landscape, history and people of B.C.

B.C. Almanac's new host Gloria Macarenko will take over the show in the new year.

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