Joseph E. “Ted” Campeau (1898-1961)

Joseph E. "Ted" Campeau

Year Born: 1898

Year Died: 1961

Year of Induction: 1982

Pioneer – Member of CAB Hall of Fame

Campeau, Joseph E. “Ted” (1898-1961)

Lawyer, advertising agency manager, broadcasting executive.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Ted Campeau first practised law. Joining an advertising agency whetted his interest in radio broadcasting, and he secured the Sales Manager’s job in 1932 when the Windsor station, operating on 540 Kcs had the call-sign CKOK, before going to 800 Kcs with the long-familiar call letters CKLW (“LW” – London and Windsor). In 1947, Ted Campeau was appointed General Manager, Western Ontario Broadcasting Limited.

On September 16th, 1954 he put CKLW-TV on the air and was General Manager of both radio and television until his death, August 31, 1961.

Posthumously, he was named to the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1981.

Written by J. Lyman Potts – September, 1996