Famous Burlingtonians

J. Lyman Potts - Broadcaster

J. Lyman Potts is a broadcaster who worked for numerous radio stations throughout his lengthy career. Potts was responsible for the creation of the Canadian Talent Library, a non-profit trust that produced a major series of Canadian recordings by Canadian artists and Canadian compositions. For his work, Potts was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame and a CARAS/JUNO Special Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the Canadian Recording Industry.  He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1978, and also received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 and her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Potts passed away in 2018.