Hall of Fame Inductees

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Ted Daigle

  • Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Birth: 1937 - Jacquet River, New Brunswick


Ted Daigle has enjoyed successful careers on the Canadian music scene as a recording artist/performer and Radio Personality, Music Director and Program Director. Ted Daigle's radio career began at CKBC in Bathurst, New Brunswick in 1956. It was there in the station studios that Ted's very first recording session took place.

After stints at CJLX in Thunder Bay and CFGM in Toronto, Ted settled in at CKOY and CKBY in Ottawa, where he founded (1972) the first full-time country radio station in the nation's capital.  It would go on to become the most listened to country music station in Canada. His tenure at CKBY for 25 years included the introduction of many special projects benefiting Canadian country music artists and the music industry, as well as the community at large. He is recognized for outstanding leadership in the imagination, creation, production and execution of the award winning radio series and album releases of Christmas In The Valley. His relentless effort to promote country music in Canada has made Ted Daigle one of the nation's most honoured broadcasters. His accolades include: Program Director of the Year, Music Director of the Year, Deejay of the Year, Radio Station of the Year, Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame and a Member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Half Century Club.

In his dual role as both a performer (numerous albums, charted singles,) and a radio personality, Ted Daigle has interviewed and shared the stage with most of country music's legendary artists, many of whom credit Ted for their own early career radio success.

Ted currently programs Country Classics for CBC's continuous music network now in over six million homes across Canada