Ron Turnpenny
February 20, 1923 – March 10, 1992

Ronald Henry Turnpenny (Former Vice President of Engineering for Rogers Communication Ltd. and member of Markham Kiwanis Club). At Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Tuesday, March 10, 1992, Ron, beloved husband of Lyne, dear father of Grant and his wife Denise, Michele, and step-father of Robin Lawless.

Friends will be received at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. N., (Hwy. 48) Markham, on Friday, 10:30 a.m. until the service in our chapel on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


Engineers Meet In Toronto – October 1954 (BCC)  ~  Owen Sound Sun Times – February – 1955  ~  CCBAE Meeting 1956  ~  CKSL-AM – 1958


1951 – Three broadcast engineers – Ron Turnpenny of CFOS Owen Sound, Hugh Potter of CHML Hamilton and Glen Robitaille of CFPL London—are acknowledged as the founding members of the Central Canada Broadcasters’ Association, Engineering section (CCF)

1955 – CKCO-TV, Kitchener, Ontario

1956 – 1960 – Chief Engineer at CKSL-AM London, Ontario (CCF)

1960 – 1962 – Engineer at CFTO-TV, Toronto, Ontario

1962 – Chief Engineer at CHFI-FM, Toronto, Ontario (CCF)

1976 – CHAM-AM – New studios at Lloyd D. Jackson Square, adjacent to Hamilton Place designed by Rogers VP of Engineering, Ron Turnpenny. (CCF)

1977 – CHFI-FM developed and adapted a new process for transferring program material to tape cartridge. The system was developed by Ron Turnpenny, Vice President of Engineering for Rogers Radio Broadcasting. The transfer system eliminated much of the phase shift in conventional duplicating which could seriously degrade stereo recordings received over mono radios. CHFI was now fully converted to cartridge use. (CCF)

1984 – Early in the year, Ron Turnpenny, Vice President of Engineering for Rogers Radio, reported that completion of the CFTR-AM Grimsby transmitter site was expected by late in the year. After some delays, work had resumed and the new towers had been delivered. (CCF)

1985 – Kirk Nesbitt as Director of Engineering for Rogers Radio would work with Ron H. Turnpenny, Vice President of Corporate Engineering in the exploration and development of new radio technologies. (CCF)

1987 – Ron Turnpenny retired as Vice President of Engineering at Rogers Radio Broadcasting. (CCF)

( CCF – Information gathered from the Canadian Communications Foundation )


.                                                                Ted Rogers, with chief engineer Ron Turnpenny, in the early days of CHFI


Excerpts from “High Wire Act: Ted Rogers and the Empire that Debt Built” by Caroline Van Hasselt