Author Archives: Red

Meet The Robinsons!

My daughters Kellie and Sheri visited as I underwent cataract surgery recently. I usually spend the weekend at the theatre they named after me to introduce the visiting acts who appear on the stage at the theatre.  Due to my surgery I could not perform these duties so I asked Kellie (who is involved in media…

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An old friend says “hello”

Hi Red, When I was 13 years old, I listened to your radio show on CJOR every day. Being a spunky young teen, I gathered my courage and went down to the radio station with the hopes of meeting my hero, Red Robinson. You not only invited me into your studio, you encouraged me to…

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Red Around Town: May 31

We should have declared May 5-10 Anne Murray Week. Canada’s first lady of song appeared Monday night at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to a sold out crowd. I was asked to emcee the show, and told the crowd that I had just found out that during this Coast to Coast one last time tour, the…

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Harvey Korman Passes

Comic actor Harvey Korman has died at 81. Korman was a regular on the Carol Burnett Show from 1967 through 1978 for which he won Emmy awards in 1969,1971,1972 and 1974. He also won a Golden Globe for his work on the series. The tall actor also appeared in Mel Brooks‘ Blazing Saddles playing the…

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Red Around Town: May 24

The Canadian Cancer Society‘s annual fund raiser at the Hotel Vancouver saw 500 guests attending the Diamond Ball, which raised an amazing $700,000. The event was co-hosted by two of CTV‘s best: Mike Killeen and Colleen Christie, who my spies tell me did a wonderful job of keeping the evening moving forward… Another local broadcast…

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George Thorogood, Kids In The Hall, Dana Carvey

What a week at the Red Robinson Show Theatre! Wednesday and Thursday (May 14-15) George Thorogood and the Destroyers brought the house to its knees.  The all out rocker is a professional all the way.  It was interesting to see the band  just before going on stage gathering around backstage like a football team and…

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Britannia Interview/Video

Britannia grad Bill Reiter and Brit teacher Bob Fitzpatrick dropped by Red Rock Diner to tell us about the Centennial celebrations at the school. The interview plays in the background of this amazing YouTube video featuring images from the school:…

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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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