Al Davidson

Media | 2011

One of Vancouver’s most colourful and beloved sportscasters for more than three decades, Davidson had the unique ability to entertain fans of every sport. Whether it was his daily sports updates or hard-hitting editorials on professional sports in Vancouver, Davidson enjoyed his role as one of the city’s best voices as well as one of its more controversial commentators all in the name of entertaining listeners.

Beginning his career in Port Arthur, Ontario, Davidson eventually made stops in Regina, Winnipeg and Toronto before coming home to CKNW where he anchored the sports department from 1958 to 1987. His daily “Spotlight on Sport” often featured perspectives on the BC Lions and he was key figure on Lions radio broadcasts. He was a well-respected member of the Football Reporters of Canada as well as the member of the Schenley Award selection committee recognizing the CFL’s outstanding players until 1988.

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