Feb 12, 2020

GLENN COULSON (1956-2020)

Prepared by CFCR Program Director, Jay Allen, with help from Glenn’s wife Pat Coulson

CFCR lost a wonderful friend, supporter & volunteer last week, with the passing of Glenn Coulson on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Glenn’s great taste in music, passion for Community Radio, and his wry sense of humour will long be remembered around the station.

I started as Program Director at CFCR in 2009, and I think that was right around the time that Glenn joined as a Volunteer Host. Through a contest in 2006, Glenn received a Lifetime Membership, and between that and the encouragement of employee and former Host Paul Graham, he decided to try his hand at hosting. He started on the Wednesday So Many Roads right around 2009before transitioning over to a bi-weekly slot on Rollin’ & Tumblin’ With The Blues on Monday evenings in late 2013, where he stayed until 2018.

Glenn was always eager to help out at the CFCR table at events, and you could count on his smiling face (often with a beard and a long mane of blonde hair) at our Host appreciation parties and other station events, and his quick wit made him a favourite person to chat with. He was an avid listener of the station, and made a point of calling in to let Hosts they were doing a good job (or, in my case, that the songs I was playing on The Swing Shift or Hallucinations were tooooo loooonnng, or that AVL and I were talking too much on “Show Corner!”). Glenn had a distinct way of making light of things in just the right way, so no one took themselves too seriously.


Glenn’s contributions to CFCR have been really meaningful over the years, and his presence will be greatly missed. There will be a gathering to celebrate and share stories about Glenn’s life, and will be open to friends, family, and CFCR Hosts. If you are a CFCR host or volunteer, please contact the staff at CFCR for more information on attending the gathering. If you are a friend of Glenn and the Coulson family, please contact them directly. 

In lieu of cards or flowers, Glenn’s family has requested that donations be made to CFCR in his honour; just one last selfless act from one great guy.

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