Class of 2021
Hooper was an institution at CHML radio in Hamilton, where he began working as a broadcaster in 1961 before advancing to program director and vice-president. In 1984 he became the station’s play-by-play voice for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. After a five-year break, Hooper resumed play-by-play duties from 1997 to 2001, while also producing the station’s Ticats-oriented call-in show. From 2002-2004, Hooper was the Tiger-Cats’ director of media relations. He later served as a member of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Hooper died in 2018.