CFRA’s Brian Fraser: 1994-2021

OTTAWA — 580 CFRA technical producer Brian Fraser has died from leukemia after a two-year battle with the disease.

He was 26.

Brian’s efforts to direct people to the cause of blood donation drew national attention, including appearances on national CTV News broadcasts.

He frequently used social media as a platform, including a post on Twitter in September, 2019 which drew more than 167,000 views.


A Brockville, Ontario native and graduate of Algonquin College, Brian was in charge of operating all technical on-air aspects of CFRA’s “The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll” for years.

During Fraser’s battle and absense from the show, host Bill Carroll often referred to Brian as a “genius” and a “hockey savante” who was “lightning-quick” with a soundbite.

Brian’s father Rick Fraser made reference to the Senators winning Thursday night as he announced Brian’s passing.



During his battle, Brian drew support from many of the sports heroes he worshipped, including members of the Ottawa Senators, Hockey Canada, Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux and New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees.

Brian leaves behind family in Ottawa and Brockville including his father Rick, mother Sheila, brothers Ian and Tait, and many cats.

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