Author Archives: Red

Longtime Listener

Hi Red I just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying your Saturday night Red Rock Diner. I have been listening to you on the radio for at least 50 years! I remember sitting and doing my homework when you were pumping out the hits on CKWX 1130 a number of decades ago…

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Red Around Town: May 17

Country singer Blake Shelton has recorded Michael Bublé‘s Home, a song that took Michael to the top of the charts in 2005. Shelton’s country version is climbing the Hot Country charts. The country crooner said he found the song on his iPod and put it on his album. Any artist who travels a lot can…

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George Barris – Classic Car and Custom Show

This photo was taken with George Barris, the King of the Kustomizers, during the recent Classic Car and Custom Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford. We are sitting with two unidentified ladies just before the trophy presentations took place. George is legendary around the world. He designed the Batmobile, the Beverly Hillbillies jalopy, and KITT…

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BC Government Supports C.H.I.L.D.

Linda C. photo On May 12th at the Children’s Hospital British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell announced that the Government of British Columbia was going to support the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation, my pet charity, with a grant of $12 million to help with research into Crohn’s Disease, liver disease and other intestinal disorders. This money is to…

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Anne Murray

We should have declared it Anne Murray Week in Vancouver (May 5 to 10). Canada’s first lady of song played Monday night to a full house at the 3000-seat Queen Elizabeth Theatre. I was asked to emcee the opening and told the crowd that I had discovered that during this, her final coast-to-coast tour, the…

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Red Around Town: May 10

It was a treat to meet Clara Ann Fowler, better known as Patti Page, backstage at the Bell Centre in Surrey. It was amazing to hear the singer who is now 80 years of age. With few exceptions, she is still able to hit the notes. She didn’t disappoint when it came to her list…

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A New Look

Welcome to the NEW redrobinson.com! I’ve moved to the popular “blog” format so you can interact with me and my website. Drop by, spend some time and feel free to leave comments. I’ve broken the site up into sections to make things easier to find. Lots of new stuff is coming, including video, so keep…

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A Bridge To The Past

Red, In the mid 50s, before Kelowna had a bridge, the watershow at the Kelowna Regatta featured a reworded Version of Cross Over the Bridge with the lyrics changed to “Bennett, give us a bridge.” Your show today brought back that memory and I had forgotten that the original version was by Patti Page. It…

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John Lennon’s Hair

Red, In about 1964 or 1965, I won a locket containing a swatch of John Lennon’s hair. It was a contest put on through one of the record stores in Vancouver (perhaps A&B Sound), sponsored by either C-FUN or CKLG. I think I won because I bought so many of the Beatles’ 45 RPM records!…

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