Ernie Afaganis

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Ernie Afaganis (born c.1928, Lethbridge, Alberta) [1] is a Canadian sports broadcaster, known for his work at CBC Sports.

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Career

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Washington University, Afaganis returned to Alberta where in 1953 he joined CFRN in Edmonton. In 1961, he joined CBC Television at CBXT, also in Edmonton. [2]

From there, he gained prominence as a sportscaster on CBC's national service. He was host of CBC's Sports Weekend programme in its debut season. He was also a sideline reporter for the CFL on CBC. [3]

Awards and recognition

In 1977 he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. [4] In November 2007, he was inducted into the CBC Sports Hall of Fame. [5] In 1988, he was inducted to the Football Reporters of Canada hall of fame, a journalistic honour associated with the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. [6]

Shows

Afaganis was a host of the following CBC Television programmes:

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References

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  2. "Afaganis, Ernie". Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. Russell, Scott. "The Storytellers: Three Giants of Canadian Sports Broadcasting". CBC Sports . Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  4. Reaction. "Afaganis, Ernie" . Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  5. Jones, Terry (20 December 2007). "The Voice started in Edmonton". Edmonton Sun . Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  6. "Ernie Afaganis". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  7. Allan, Blaine (1996). "Tee to Green". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Queen's University. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  8. Allan, Blaine (1996). "Snow Motion". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Queen's University. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  9. Allan, Blaine (1996). "Canadian Superstars". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Queen's University. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  10. Allan, Blaine (1996). "Par 27". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Queen's University. Archived from the original on 4 November 1996. Retrieved 7 May 2010.