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Henry Frank Whiston was born in Montreal in 1928. He attended the High School of Montreal. He married Mary Xenos in 1960. They had two daughters, Barbara Eleanor and Lorraine Susan. He died in Montreal June 24, 1984. During his school years, he worked part-time at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He was then hired full-time as a producer and worked at CBC until he retired in 1976. He had a long-standing interest in jazz, and worked as researcher, writer, and producer for the CBC-AM radio show "Jazz at Its Best", which was broadcast on Saturday mornings from 1952 to 1968. During the 1950s it ran locally in Montreal, and in the 1960s the program was broadcast nationally. It was hosted by Ted Miller. Henry Whiston produced other radio shows as well.
Sources: Interview with Mary Xenos Whiston; Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
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Created by the Records Management and Archives Department 2010-09. Input by Concordia University Libraries 2015-06-16.