Monday, April 18, 2005

Geoff Stirling

Geoff Stirling (born St. John's, 1921) is the owner of a number of radio and television stations and a weekly newspaper in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. In some circles, Stirling is regarded as an eccentric for the way in which he has used his media outlets to promote a variety of personal interests such as eastern mysticism and intestinal health. For example, he devoted many hours of, often unscheduled, broadcast time to conversations with gurus such as Ram Dass and Swami Shyam and to a variety of esoteric subjects ranging from pyramids to unidentified flying objects. When he watched his own television station he would sometimes phone the studio to order that a favorite tape immediately preempt the current broadcast or that the technician apply a particular effect to the screen.
He appeared in the 1974 documentary film Waiting for Fidel about a trip he made to Cuba along with former Newfoundland premier Joey Smallwood and director Michael Rubbo.
In 2001, Stirling was inducted into the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame. He currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.


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