Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Post 2084 - Rest In Peace, Clive Schaefer

In the last hour, I learned of the death of retired Halifax radio broadcaster Clive Schaefer.

Clive's career began in the 1930's when he was a participant in one of CHNS' quiz shows.  He eventually worked his way into a full-time radio job, most notably at CHNS, but for a time at CJCH, where he worked with folks like Norm Riley.   Norm's grandchild sent me a picture, below, which has Norm and Clive together sometime in the late 1940's.

I met  Clive once, in 2009.  Krista Cook, a friend of his, introduced us.  It was a pleasure to sit in his apartment and speak with the man.  He was still able to regale us with his stories, and I remain grateful for having had the chance to meet him, if only the one time.  He wasn't feeling well that day, and I did not do anything with the interview.


I was playing back one of the audio files just now.  First time I'd played it since 2009.  It doesn't sound that bad.  Clive took some breaks and needed a little verbal prodding to keep focused on the question at hand, but it isn't that bad at all.  I guess I should transcribe the interview, huh?  I don't think he had many opportunities to tell his stories.

There aren't many of the really veteran broadcasters left.  Don Tremaine.  Pat Connolly.  I am having a hard time thinking of any more from all those years ago.  Now, there is one less, as Clive Schaefer moves on to a better place.

Funeral plans are still incomplete as of this writing.  I will let you know as soon as I know.

I extend my sincere condolences to Clive's family during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Clive Schaefer!



duff said...

bev, thanks so much for your wonderful piece on clive schaffer. (as well as a ton of other material about old friend in halifax broadcasting.)
clive and i worked together at chns in th mid 60s along sith bob oxley, orv pulsifer, "rank" frAnk cameron, , brian sutcliffe and many others whi are still alive and kicking.
can we have a brief chat off line?
my email is mdduffy@aol.com

best r regards and thanks for all you ldo.

mike duffy. mdduffy@gmail.com

Bevboy said...

Of course, Mr. Duffy. I will email you in a moment!