Updated: Newsman George Garrett Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

GEORGE GARRETT (credit: Vancouver Sun)
George Garrett, longtime British Columbia news broadcaster is battling squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The cancer is in his head, and may have spread to his neck. There are possible treatments on the table. George Garrett is 87. George Garrett had been a fixture at CKNW Vancouver, BC for 40+ years, retiring in 1999. Garrett remains optimistic. Full story at CITY NEWS.

*Not the same George Garrett (George Ure) that was heard on KURB and KOL.

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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8 thoughts on “Updated: Newsman George Garrett Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

  1. Sorry to hear George has to deal with this challenge and hope the treatment is successful. He is one of the greats among local radio news reporters, from a time when local radio news really mattered. Bryan Johnson belongs on the short list too. Who else?

  2. I worked with George Garrett for many years at CKNW and CFMI in Vancouver. He is not the same George Garrett who worked at KURB and KOL.

  3. CKNW AM was a monster station in Vancouver, may still be. I cannot think of any Seattle station….ever…that so dominated the “adult” demos. They had some heavyweight talk show hosts. Jack Webster comes to mind. I used to listen this side, south of the border, just to try to figure out what they were doing so right!

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