Bill Patterson


Builder / Bâtisseur - Media
Year Inducted: 2010
Date of Birth: January 1st, 1947
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Bill Patterson (deceased) had a lifelong love of sports. In his youth, he wasnt a star but his determination made him a useful player in both minor baseball and football. Radio stints in Smith Falls and Brockville led back to Ottawa and eventually the role of Sport Director at CFGO in 1974. He relished the opportunity to report full time on the local sports scene and established many key contacts in the media. Bill joined CJOH TV in 1977, soon demonstrating a poise that would be a trademark throughout his career.

Bill was known for his ability to ask the difficult question if needed, and also to treat people fairly. In 1995 he became the Sport Director at CJOH. Projecting a serious image in front of the camera that hid a great personal sense of humour, Bill Patterson was a true fan of the Ottawa amateur sports community.