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Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)
Foster William Alfred Hewitt
(1928-12-06)December 6, 1928
|Died||December 25, 1996(1996-12-25) (aged 68)
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
|Relatives||Foster Hewitt (father)|
Foster William Alfred Hewitt (December 6, 1928 – December 25, 1996) was a Canadian radio and television sportscaster. He was the son of hockey broadcaster Foster Hewitt and the grandson of Toronto Star sports journalist W. A. Hewitt.
In 1951, his father launched CKFH in Toronto at which the younger Hewitt became its sports director at age 23. In the mid 1950s, Hewitt began substituting on Toronto Maple Leafs hockey broadcasts when his father was given other assignments by the CBC, such as covering the Ice Hockey World Championships or Winter Olympics.
By 1958, the two Hewitts were working together in the television booth on Maple Leafs games. Foster eventually returned to radio and for the next two decades, Bill Hewitt was the TV voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Hewitt was survived by daughter Bonnie Hewitt Dixon and son Bruce Hewitt.
- Patton, Paul (February 9, 1984). "WHERE ARE THEY NOW? BILL HEWITT". The Globe and Mail. Toronto, Ontario. p. S4.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2007-05-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
| Stanley Cup Finals Canadian network television play-by-play announcer
1959-1964 (with Danny Gallivan in 1959-1960; Hewitt called the games in Toronto in both years)
1967 (with Danny Gallivan and Dan Kelly; Hewitt called the games from Toronto)
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