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Fanshawe College Adds Two New Members to the School of Contemporary Media Wall of Fame
Fanshawe College is pleased to announce that 680 News Director Scott Metcalfe and founding station engineer John Brouwer (posthumous) are the newest members of the school's Contemporary Media Wall of Fame.
Scott Metcalfe (right) with Bob Smith.
Scott Metcalfe (Broadcast Journalism class of '76) began his career in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at CHAB Radio. His next move was to 630 CHED in Edmonton, Alberta before returning to London, Ontario where he was the first live voice on BX-93 (CJBX-FM). Scott moved to Toronto in 1981 as Queen's Park reporter for CJCL. In 1992, CJCL became The FAN 590, Canada's first all-sports radio station and he was appointed Sports Director and Executive Producer. Scott became News Director of 680News in 2003, where he works with the largest radio news team in Canada. He was part of the Rogers radio management team that launched all-news radio stations in Calgary and Ottawa and news/talk stations in Halifax, Moncton and Saint John.
"Scott Metcalfe is a model for all our broadcast journalism students," said Jim Van Horne, Coordinator - TV News, Media, Theory & Production at Fanshawe College. "He treats broadcast journalism with the fairness, humility and measured approach we believe in at Fanshawe College."
John Brouwer's daughter Kim Brouwer (right) with Jim Van Horne.
John Brouwer is Canada's story. Born in Amsterdam, he developed his love for engineering while sailing with the Dutch Merchant Marine before immigrating to Canada in 1950. John worked at CFPL-TV before arriving at Fanshawe in 1974. He built Canada's first campus instructional radio station (CIXX-FM) in 1978. He also helped build Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts (MIA) and Broadcast Television (BRT) studios. John's technical skill set a standard of excellence that is still appreciated by students, staff and faculty. He passed away in 1993. John's widow Doreen, and their daughter, Kim Brouwer, represented the family at the ceremony. Kim is a graduate of the Fanshawe Television Broadcasting program.
"Engineering and technical excellence in broadcasting is so important and sometimes under-appreciated," said Jim. "The students at Fanshawe College learn these essential engineering skills while enrolled in our broadcasting programs. John didn't just build facilities, he built a legacy of technical excellence."
The induction ceremony took place on April 16, 2011, at the London Convention Centre.
Other members of the Wall of Fame:
Scott Metcalfe and John Brouwer join previously inducted Wall of Fame members Barry Sarazin, Fred Steinmetz, Mike Ellis, Steve Garrison, Sharon Taylor, Cheryl Hickey, Greg Reaume, Dana Lewis, Jim Morris, and Al Campagnola.