Bell Memorial - Inducted 1984
In Russ Peake's twenty-eight years in broadcasting, fifteen at CFCN in Calgary, he covered almost every sporting event imaginable, and won awards for curling and rodeo reporting. He ensured that the grass roots competitor and recreational athlete was given a fair share of air time with programs such as Junior Sports Scoreboard and Face-Off Circle to present information on the minor sport scene. Russ Peake proudly took a page from Henry Viney's book in emphasizing that amateur athletics are an important facet of the total sport picture.
Russ was inducted into the Southern Alberta Curling Association Hall of Fame in 2004.
With more than 40 years in the broadcast business, Russ has covered almost every sport. He has won awards for his coverage of curling, chuckwagon racing and rodeo.
- Russ was the Calgary Flames in-house PA announcer (retired - 1996)
- CFCN-TV / CTV sports anchor.
- In 2016, Russ joined the Chuckwagon Radio network as a co-host.
Russ passed away April 27, 2020