Year of Induction:
Pioneer – Member of CAB Hall of Fame
Lepage, Paul (1906-1961)
Born in Rimouski on January 31, 1906, the younger brother of Henri Lepage, Paul began his professional career in banking.
His love of reading lead him to take a great interest in radio. He joined CKCV in Québec City in 1935 as Managing Director and rapidly brought the station into a moving force among the younger generation of listeners in the area.
He moved the station’s studios into the heart of Québec City and over the years supervised several power increases, providing the best signal the authorities would allow.
He was always interested in promoting radio and was one of the founding members of ACRTF L’Asssociation Canadienne de la Radio et de la Télévision de Langue Française. He was on the first Board of Directors of Broadcast News when it was established, representing French language radio stations, a post he held for four years.
Paul Lepage was Vice President and General Manager of CKCV Ltée and Vice President of CJQC Québec City (later closed).
Paul Lepage was a director of Télévision Québec Canada Ltée. which operated télévision stations CFCM-TV and CKMI-TV in Québec City.
He was also a director of Interprovincial Broadcast Sales Company Ltd.
His organizational skills, civic mindedness and tireless energy made him a valued member of many local and provincial associations, particularly the Junior Board of Trade.
Paul Lepage was inducted into the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1986.
Written by Marcel Leboeuf – December, 1997