Maurice Dansereau (1926-)

Maurice Dansereau

Year Born: 1926

Year of Induction: 1986

Pioneer – Member of CAB Hall of Fame

Dansereau, Maurice (1926- )

Born in Outremont, P.Q., in his early years Dansereau worked in the family building contracting business.

After moving to Trois Rivieres in 1951, he joined CHLN-AM where he worked in the copy department, newsroom, traffic, booking and accounting departments and then moved into management as General Manager and then President of the company.

During his stay at CHLN Trois Rivieres, he became President of “L’imprimerie des Forges” and Vice-President of the daily newspaper “Le Nouvelliste”.

For a number of years he was a member of the board of directors of the ACRTF (Association Canadienne de la Radio & Television de langue Francaise) of which he became President in 1967. He was also a member of the board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters for a number of years.

Dansereau was also a representative of all the private affiliate stations of the French Network of the CBC. Mr. Dansereau was also one of the founders of the “Conseil de la Presse du Quebec” and a representative of the members of Broadcast News.

In 1969, Radio Station CHLN was sold to Telemedia Inc. and he moved to Montreal to assume the Vice Presidency of Telemedia Inc., and the Presidency of Radio Station CKAC-AM in Montreal.

Maurice Dansereau was inducted to the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1986.

Written by J. Lyman Potts – March, 1996