James A McGarvey

James A. "Pete" McGarvey has spent close to half a century in Ontario radio. In the 1970s and 1980s he was a popular commentator on Toronto's CKEY. When in 1957 McGarvey was named Orillia's "Citizen of the Year" for his efforts to preserve The Old Brewery Bay, the Orillia "Packet and Times" wrote, "[He] patiently persevered in the long and difficult negotiations with a host of lawyers, owners, potential owners, advisers and hangers-on ...The lion's share of the credit must go to Pete McGarvey."