TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR ZOOMER RADIO’S GEORGE JONESCU WHO DIED AT HOME FRIDAY

Zoomer Radio listeners are sharing messages of condolence on the Zoomer Radio Facebook page for the family of George Jonescu, who died on Friday night (November 16th) at his home in Barrie at the age of 84.

George was part of the original team that launched AM 740 on January 8th, 2001.

George Jonescu was a broadcaster for 65 years and was host of the much loved Big Band Sunday Night here on Zoomer Radio.

His final show, which had been pre-recorded on Thursday, ran on Sunday November 18th.

To tune into Big Band Sunday Night was to travel back in time to an earlier era, not just with the music, but with the delivery, pacing and language of the gold age of radio.

George Jonescu was also community minded and gave his time to a number of charitable causes including mental health.

His family will be accepting friends at Adams Funeral Home in Barrie on Friday evening from 7 to 9, and again Saturday morning at 10 ahead of the 11am funeral at the Adams Funeral Home chapel.

You’re also invited to call in with your personal tributes to George this coming Sunday night on Zoomer Radio.

Jane Brown

About Jane Brown

Jane is the morning news anchor on the New AM 740 with The Happy Gang and the Associate News Director for both AM 740 and Classical 96.3FM. Follow her on Twitter.