Jazz and Folk Music Broadcaster David Grierson Dies in Canada

Host of CBC’s “On the Island,” David Grierson died on Saturday, November 20.

A journalist who cared deeply about music, literature, and the arts, Grierson
had worked for 20 years for CBC in radio, television, and print. Most recently
he hosted Victoria’s morning show, On the Island, sharing his energy, insights
and passion for arts and culture with listeners across Vancouver Island. Grierson sat on the board of directors of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. He
served on the local coordinating committee for the 2001 Folk Alliance conference
in Vancouver and participated in a panel on the history of folk music in Canada.

[Obituary courtesy of the Folk Alliance].