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RIP: Radio Legend Roy Hennessy

Roy Norman Hennessy, the larger-than-life veteran radio broadcaster who got his start at CKOK in Penticton, died Tuesday in Toronto at the age of 80.

RIP: Radio Legend Roy Hennessy

By Jim Jj Johnston

Roy Norman Hennessy, the larger-than-life veteran radio broadcaster who got his start at CKOK in Penticton, died Tuesday in Toronto at the age of 80.


Hennessy’s obituary states: “Gone! created and insisted upon by Roy Hennessy himself. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held in Vancouver at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of choice."

What follows is taken from Jim “JJ” Johnston’s Facebook “JJ-365 Salutes” Facebook series, earlier published in FYI in December 2018 and continued in Media Beat.

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Chart Beat

Sum 41's Final Record 'Heaven :X: Hell' Debuts at No. 37 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

The Canadian pop-punk icons land on the chart this week with their final release, while fellow Canadian Josh Ross lands at No. 73 with his new record 'Complicated.'

Canadian pop-punk heroes Sum 41 are calling it quits, but they're making a mark on the charts before they do.

The band's last record, Heaven :X: Hell, came out on Fri. April 5 and debuts on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week at No. 37. The album also landed on the Billboard 200 at No. 108, their tenth release on that chart.

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