Brockville radio executive loses cancer battle

KINGSTON, Ont. – A man at the helm of a chain of radio stations in Brockville and Kingston has died.

Greg Hinton passed away in his sleep Monday night at his home on Howe Island following a two year battle with cancer.

His is survived by his wife, Allison, daughters Jessica, Lyla and Ivy and son Joshua.

Hinton was vice president and general manager of Bell Media stations 104.9 JRfm and 103.7 BOB-FM in Brockville as well as 98.3 Fly-FM and 98.9 The Drive in Kingston.

He had started working in Brockville in 1998 with then-CHUM Radio.

“Greg has played an integral role in the success of Bell Media’s Kingston and Brockville radio stations over his 30 year career, demonstrating an unrivaled commitment to the radio broadcasting business and his community,” Bell Media Ontario and Atlantic Regional VP Dave Daigle said in a statement.

Hinton was also deeply involved in the 1000 Islands communities, including the Brockville Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence College Community Council and the Maitland Recreation Committee.

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