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The voice of a city died today.

Toronto's Citytv news anchor and station announcer Mark Dailey dead of cancer at 57.

I went to a street festival once at Yonge and Eglinton, and Dailey was emceeing something or other, and once finished with business he wound up by intoning 'This is Citytv...' and we all -- all several thousand of us -- screamed back "EVERYWHERE!!"

A voice so authoritative that it still makes Corey Haim sound cool...

...so snarky it anticipates the Internet by a decade...

...and so awesome it could do promos for 'Your Federation Station' and dare you to laugh.

Ave atque vale, Mark.

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Dec. 7th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Awwwww that's so sad :( May he rest in peace.

"Your Federation Station" -- I totally remember those!
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