The versatile Warren
Peter Warren, best-known in the
Canadian broadcasting industry as host of his long-running "Action Line"
program on CJOB in Winnipeg, has been in many places around the world. His career
has taken him to Hong Kong, Great Britain, Mexico and the United States, and radio
listeners in Calgary and Toronto may well recall his stop-overs there.
1971 to 1998, on CJOB, Peter served as an ombudsman, an arbitrator, an antagonist
and a confidant. He challenged the leaders and the newsmakers, and brought issues
before the public - all the while earning their respect for his acumen and his integrity.
He touched many lives - from raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for flood victims
to ensuring seniors had adequate food when the Storm of the Century hit Winnipeg.
A member of the CAB's Quarter-Century
Club, Peter Warren, in 1997, was named by the Western Association of Broadcasters
"Broadcaster of the Year". Other honours include the award of the Commemorative
Medal on the 125th Anniversary of Confederation.
In 1999, Warren was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of
Warren is often called upon as
a guest speaker, or as a contributor to magazines, television and/or radio programs.
Among other publications, he
has written for Maclean's Magazine (about open-line radio), The Globe and Mail, and
Outside of his journalistic endeavors,
he has also been involved in a multitude of other media activities, including:
- Film: "For Those Hunt
The Wounded Down" (Credo Productions), voice-overs
- Film: "Regalo Degli Amatesi" (Fratellanza Amatese), on-camera narration
- Television: "The Unexplained" (Tower Productions, Chicago, for
the A&E, Arts And Entertainment, Network), on-camera interviews
- Television: "X-Change: Marriage Go Round" (CBC Newsworld's Rough
Cuts) documentary, in-studio, open-line film
- Stage: "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, seven-day run at the Manitoba
Theatre Centre, with lead role of Editor Webb
- TV: CBC "The Lens" Moderator of "God Only Knows," regarding
same-sex marriage. (2005) Winner of the "Best Canadian Program" at the Banff
Television Festival (2006)
- Film: "Hydro-Levesque," voice of the narrator (2007)
MORE ABOUT WARREN:
- Not only was he named to the
Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in Montreal, Que.,1999, he was selected "broadcaster
of the year" by the Western Association of Broadcasters at a convention in Banff,
- He was named to the highest
Province of Manitoba award, The Order Of The Buffalo Hunt.- His personal and business
papers and tape recordings, etc., have been donated to the University of Manitoba
archives and special collections branch, where they have been judged of "outstanding
significance of national importance."
article on Warren:
In Your Face:
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