Bill Stephenson & Jim Robson, CKWX Baseball Play-By-Play, 1958

This is a rare recording of Bill Stephenson and Jim Robson broadcasting from the roof of Capilano (now Nat Bailey) Stadium with play-by-play action by the two sportscasters.

When I asked Jim about Bill he said, “He certainly was my mentor and to so many others over the years. I recall our broadcasts when our local team was called the Mounties. The stadium was named after a local brewery. Bill was a stickler for detail and his preparation for each broadcast was impeccable. I learned much from him. Radio will miss him. He had perfect diction and a voice you could only dream could be yours.”

The Vancouver Mounties baseball team, photographed April 25, 1958. The photo ran May 12, 1958 on the front page of The Vancouver Sun sports section.