Dale R. Patterson

Dale Patterson loves and lives the media, be it print, broadcast or Internet.

A graduate of Ryerson University's journalism program, Patterson started his journalism career in 1975 as an editor at Broadcast News in Toronto. After 13 years as a sports editor and reporter at BN, Patterson moved to the Canadian Press as an editor on the Business Information Wire. In 1998, Patterson transferred to CP's Editorial Services Desk, where he writes and edits news for cable television and CP Online, the Internet service of the Canadian Press.

Patterson first worked in broadcasting as a producer at CKFH Toronto in 1974. From 1985 to 1990, he hosted a weekend oldies show called "The Gold Mine" at CING-FM (FM 108) in Burlington, Ont. He continued this weekly show at CFMU-FM in Hamilton, Ont. from 1992 to 1994.

Patterson has also published an extensive web site which focuses on the history of Canadian and U.S. rock radio in the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s. It's Rock Radio Scrapbook, Canada's Aircheck Archive.

Patterson's first book, "What Time of Day Was That?", was published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside in February 2001 and is the culmination of an 11-year project. The book focuses on the time of day events took place in world history, what Patterson calls "the third dimension of history."

E-mail Dale here.