born in Alexandria, Egypt, in October 1942, Errol Bruce-Knapp
was brought up in Canada and was one of the many Canadian
broadcasters to bring a touch of professionalism to Britain's
emerging commercial radio industry. He joined Radio
Caroline in April 1964. His theme tune
was Jimmy McGriff's I've Got
A Woman, and he was heard on both Caroline
ships before transferring to "Swinging" Radio
England in 1966. This station referred to itself as "Boss
Radio", its disc-jockeys were called "Boss Jocks"
and Errol now became known as "Bosscat" Bruce.
After the pirate era, Errol returned to Canada and worked
was part of the TVOntario team that created the expression
'Fast Forward' for a high-tech TV programme and
was involved with North America's first All-Night Show.
has worked in broadcast media for over 45 years and had
worked the Toronto radio scene since the late sixties.
He ran the Virtually
Strange Network web site under his full
name of Errol Bruce-Knapp, and he also moderated the UFO
UpDates E-mail List which he had started in 1995. His
long-running UFO radio programme, Strange
Days...Indeed, eventually got cancelled and
was no longer on the air. So Errol began producing it
in weekly podcast form, which are still available from
his web site.
is a fascinating interview with Errol, in which he discusses
his offshore career, on The
Spectrum Radio Network (also available
been intrigued by UFOs for many years and got involved,
on a full-time basis, in 1993 when he got his first computer
and joined The
Mutual UFO Network of Ontario. He
retired and lived quietly in Peterborough, Ontario up
until his death on August 11, 20