Robert W. Knight Passes Away




I have just learned of the passing of an Ottawa radio icon, Robert W. Knight.

Brought to Ottawa by CFGO in the 80’s to go head to head with the late Mark Elliot at CFRA, the two eventually found themselves working together.


When CFGO flipped to sports the man who called himself “my favourite disc jockey” was hired at THE BEAR before moving to PM drive at CHEZ 106.


Since leaving radio he was working, proudly, at Costco.


Always with a smile and always up for chat when I’d see him, and he would regularly send me radio industry news. I always hoped he’d take me up on the offer to do a shift here and there on BTR but he had moved on from radio and was happy.


I’m told he was involved in a crash while riding his scooter and never recovered.

I hate sharing this news. He was loved by so many.