Craig Wallebeck Obituary, Death – Craig Wallebeck, a former 620 CKRM news anchor, died on Saturday at the age of 66. Wallebeck was a Regina fixture for many years until moving to Yorkton in 2013 to work at GX94. He intended to retire at the end of the year. With nearly 50 years in broadcasting, Wallebeck was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Radio, Television, and Digital News Directors Association in 2022. Craig adored creating his unique Jambalaya for station potlucks and surprising people with his unusual hat collection and sense of humour.
Family and friends pays tribute to Craig Wallebeck on social media; “We lost a teammate, compadre, co-worker and friend. There is a piece of everyone who knew him that has gone missing. This past Friday we lost our Brother In Arms, newsman, Craig Wallebeck. Craig was an individual who would envelop you in his conversation. His personality commanded his stories and his flair for the unique piqued your attention. I always loved the fact that his quirky sense of humour made me want to join his antics.
From wearing a kilt to expressing himself with a new tattoo, Craig marched to the beat of his own drum and I appreciated the impressions he left us. Never one to miss an opportunity to come around the studio or office to say hi, Craigs’ big heart will keep rhythm with my memories of the “Old Walrus” himself. Condolences to Craigs’ family and friends. Rest Easy Craig.” – Colin Lovequist
“This weekend we lost a radio legend, and an amazing friend. GX94 Morning News Anchor Craig Wallebeck passed away Saturday at the age of 66. Craig was always ready and willing to play a game, share a quirky story, or try to stump us with the weekly news quiz on air. Craig will be missed dearly. Condolences to Craig’s family and friends.” -Danny