Bob Layton Celebrates 50 Years In Broadcasting On April 3

Bob Layton's 50th Anniversary
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April 1, 2020


Bob Layton celebrates 50 years in broadcasting on April 3; get to know him here.

For Immediate Release

EDMONTON, April 1, 2020 – Bob Layton, News Manager for Corus Radio Edmonton, celebrates an impressive 50 years in broadcasting on April 3. In his current role working with both FM stations and talk radio in Edmonton, Layton manages news programming for 630 CHED, Global News Radio 880 Edmonton, 92.5 The Chuck and CISN Country.

Born in England, Layton was raised in Alberta and graduated from the Columbia School of Broadcasting in 1969. Layton began his career with CKNL in Fort St. John, B.C. in 1970 and started with 630 CHED the following year. He was named News Manager, Radio in 1994. Under his leadership, his newsroom has also won awards for best documentary, best newscast and best website. In 2005, former premier Ralph Klein presented Layton with a Centennial Medal for community service.

A winner of four national awards, Layton is best known for taking strong positions on family, government and law and order. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious RTDNA lifetime achievement award. Layton is also the author of Welcome to Radio! My life in broadcasting, so far.

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Twitter: @CorusPR @630CHED

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world.  Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at

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