A Prince Edward Island broadcaster who specialized in Hank Williams and presented 997 consecutive Country Roots shows on Charlottetown radio has died after a long illness. After recovering from a heart attack, Bill MacEwen reached the 1000th show milestone in 2004.
MacEwen was famous across Eastern Canada for his New Year’s Day Hank Williams tribute programs. Back in 1978 he was instrumental in the founding of the Hank Williams Appreciation Society with Tom Lipscombe. He was well-known for his huge collection of records which formed the base of his radio programs. He was the co author of a 1994 Hank Williams biography.
Part way down the link below there is a long newspaper tribute to Bill from 2004.
Thanks to Tom Lipscombe for sending this link to more information on Bill.