Meanwhile… Back At The Roundhouse

Great time Friday afternoon with old radio pal Stirling Faux on Roundhouse Radio! We talked about the upcoming EXPO 86 30th anniversary celebration, my new app and upcoming book, B.C. Lions football… and I couldn’t miss an opportunity to say hi to Carole! Thanks Stirling!…

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A Surprise… And An Honour

My late grandfather, one of the pioneer railroad engineers on Vancouver Island, was a great influence on my life. I recall him telling me when I received my first award from the Vancouver Province newspaper “Son, remember this, honour seeks the man, the man does not seek the honour.” I just received a letter from…

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Pat O’Day on KISM/Bellingham, May 2016

Anytime you get a chance to hear Pat O’Day on the radio you jump at it! Pat is a legend in the Pacific Northwest for anybody who grew up listening to KJR in the Sixties and Seventies. He was a fixture at the Seafair hydroplane races for 45 years, and if you went to a…

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Roy Orbison And The Class Of ’55

This is a very special photo for me. Pictured are Roy Orbison and Terry Westlake, Roy’s keyboardist and band leader. We are backstage after doing a video interview at Expo 86. In this segment, Roy talks about his early days and his first meeting with Sam Phillips. This July 1 is the 30th anniversary of…

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“Chips” Moman (1937-2016) and The Class of ’55

Class of ’55 was a landmark 1986 album recorded in Memphis at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins. Cash was still under contract to Columbia Records at the time and producer “Chips” Moman had to pay $100,000 for the rights to keep Cash on the record…

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Connie Francis in Vancouver, 1958

Connie Francis came to Vancouver In 1958 as the opening act for Nat “King” Cole at Denman Auditorium. This tiny little bundle of energy was loaded with talent and could sing rock and roll and ballads too. I fell in love with her immediately. Bobby Darin had fallen for Connie too, but her father/manager insisted…

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Can You Help Kids Up Front?

Kids Up Front Foundation provides entertainment, educational and recreational opportunities to children who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance. The foundation works with over 120 agencies representing more than 348,000 kids in the Vancouver area. Now they need your help to raise funds! Kids Up Front created a GoFundMe campaign and they’ve raised almost $5000 so far…

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Frosty Forst C-FUN Promo Bloopers, 1962

Bryan “Frosty” Forst was an amazing radio talent. He worked late on every show, always looking to bring the best to his audience. Back in the Sixties, many recording artists cut promotional spots for disc jockeys. Sometimes they didn’t always get the names right… in this case reading “Forst” as “Forest”! We worked together at C-FUN…

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Bobby Curtola Interview, 1989

Three years after our last meeting, I caught up with Bobby again in Vancouver. In this wide-ranging interview he talks career, family, and the future of radio and records. We remember the scene at his 1962 Vancouver appearance… and we share some laughs about his arrival at the show. In the interview we talk about a movie project based…

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Bobby Darin at KGW/Portland, September 1959

Bobby Darin and I met twice while I was a deejay at KGW/Portland. The first time was at the station where he came by to say hi. The next time was at the Oregon Centennial Exposition celebrating 100 years of statehood. I handed Bobby the mike and let him play deejay. It  was priceless. He did…

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