He was named GM of CJJR/Vancouver after doing a masterful job managing Canada's Expo '86. He hired me as the first consultant to the fledgling country station.
George was the consummate gentleman, brilliant and an excellent communicator.
In fact, he was so intelligent that he knew after several years that the Lower Mainland Jim Pattison Broadcast Group stations needed a more broadcast savvy individual to do the job.
He went to work for an executive search firm and the first executive he found was today's GM at JRfm, Gerry Siemens, whose approach launched a quarter century of consistent growth.
George Madden was very wise.
He knew what he didn't know.
So, he got to know people who did.
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