William R. Good Sr. (1918 - 1996) was a Canadian radio sports broadcaster, most noted as the winner of ACTRA's Foster Hewitt Award for excellence in sports broadcasting at the 4th ACTRA Awards in 1975.[1]

A native of Wilkie, Saskatchewan,[2] Good began his career as a newspaper sports reporter in Regina and Winnipeg in the late 1930s before moving to Vancouver in 1948.[3] He first became nationally known as a curling commentator and announcer for CBC Radio.[4] By the time of his retirement, he had covered The Brier 48 times.[4]

He was also a football commentator for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, hosting the first-ever post-game show on CBC Vancouver in the 1950s, helping to create a football show for CKVU in the 1970s upon that station's launch in the 1970s,[4] and was a regular part of broadcast teams for the Canadian Open Golf Championship.[2]

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame's media division in 1982,[5] the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as a builder in 1992,[6] and the BC Sports Hall of Fame's media division in 2002.[7]

His son Bill Good Jr. is also a retired Canadian television journalist, best known as a longtime radio and television news anchor on stations in the Vancouver market.[8]

References

  1. ^ "William Hutt wins ACTRA best acting award". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, April 24, 1975.
  2. ^ a b Denny Boyd, "Death stills voice of Bill Good Sr.". Vancouver Sun, February 10, 1996.
  3. ^ Jim Coleman, "Good's Brier 'typical' trip". The Province, March 19, 1990.
  4. ^ a b c Kent Gilchrist, "Breathless Bill booms on". The Province, June 9, 1992.
  5. ^ "Roundup: Football". The Globe and Mail, November 29, 1982.
  6. ^ Bob Ferguson, "Players, builders named to Curling Hall of Fame". Ottawa Citizen, June 28, 1992.
  7. ^ Cleve Dheensaw, "Whitfield, Gilmour among B.C. Hall inductees". Victoria Times-Colonist, May 3, 2002.
  8. ^ Greg Douglas, "Dr. Sport: He’s Good and ready for return to radio". Vancouver Sun, August 27, 2015.