Thompson, Doug

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Thompson, Doug

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Doug Thompson was born in Kingston, Ontario. It was in 1959 when his family moved to Oakville, Ontario, and he discovered CHUM-AM. This Toronto radio station, a legend at the time and still remembered today, began his love for radio. His career began in 1964 when he became a board operator for CJCA in Edmonton, Alberta. After a short stint there, he was hired by CHUM and was promoted to the production department within two years. Thompson went on to work for CFGM in Richmond Hill as Co-Creative Director after working for CHUM.

Thompson has created, written, and produced many radio shows. His first radio documentary was a one-hour special on the Monkees, which aired in 1967. Other notable works were “History of Rock and Roll”, “Ringo’s Yellow Submarine”, and “That Radio Show with John Candy”.

He has also worked outside radio stations, but still in radio. From 1974 to 1978 he produced radio commercials with The Commercial Place, and he founded Douglas Communications in 1978 where he produced other radio shows and content.

By 1991, his career had taken him to and back from the Unites States. He began as a Creative Director/Executive Director at Telemedia Network Radio. Thompson returned to CHUM in 2000 as Creative Director for the station’s sports network. In 2003, he went on to 1010 CFRB Toronto as a producer for Newstalk, and in 2005, he took on the role of Senior Writer/Director for the Pirate Group Radio & Television.

From there he has continued to work in broadcasting and sound production. Thompson is a part-time professor of broadcasting at Seneca College, and has been presented over 150 awards for his work in radio, broadcasting, and sound production.

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Created August 12, 2019

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Johnston, Jim Jj. “Today, Jim Jj Johnston Salutes Doug Thompson.” Fyi Music News. Last updated December 3, 2018. https://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2018/12/03/today-jim-jj-johnston-salutes-doug-thompson

Thompson, Doug. “Doug Thompson’s Production Corner.” Rock Radio Scrapbook. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://rockradioscrapbook.ca/dougt.html

Thompson, Doug. “Preserving Canada’s Broadcast History.” Fyi Music News. Last updated July 20, 2017. https://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2017/07/20/preserving-canadas-broadcast-history

Thompson, Doug. “Rising to the Top at Motown.” Segarini: Don’t Believe a Word I Say. Last updated September 15, 2017. https://bobsegarini.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/doug-thompson-rising-to-the-top-at-motown/

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