Frank A. Griffiths, FCA (1916 – 1994)

Frank A. Griffiths, FCA (1916 – 1994) (1916 – 1994)

Following his purchase of CKNW in 1956, Frank Griffiths spent the next four decades acquiring the other radio stations and television interests that in 1983 became Western International Communications (WIC). In addition to these broadcast holdings, Frank Griffiths was also a sports entrepreneur, buying the parent company of the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club and joining the NHL Board of Governors in 1974. As Vice-Chairman of the Board, from 1979-1987, Mr. Griffiths was involved in several notable initiatives, including the blending of the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association and the decision to bring professional Russian hockey players to Canada.

In addition to his entrepreneurial successes, Mr. Griffiths actively supported many worthwhile organizations through contributions of money, time and expertise. Frank A. Griffiths was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 1994.


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