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Stuart McLean


Stuart McLean, 1948–2017. A best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Cafe, Stuart began his broadcasting career making radio documentaries for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning. In 1979 he won an ACTRA Award for best radio documentary for his contribution to the program's coverage of the Jonestown massacre. Following Sunday Morning, Stuart spent seven years as a regular columnist and guest host on CBC's Morningside. His book, The Morningside World of Stuart McLean, was a Canadian bestseller and a finalist in the 1990 City of Toronto Book Awards. Stuart has also written Welcome Home: Travels in Small Town Canada, and edited the collection When We Were Young. Welcome Home was chosen by the Canadian Authors Association as the best non-fiction book of 1993. Stuart passed away on Feb. 15, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, colleagues, listeners and country.