Bob Robertson and Peter Jackson Sign Off

Sad news indeed losing two broadcast contemporaries in the last few days:

The talented Bob Robertson is gone. He was 71 and passed away too young. He worked in Victoria radio before moving to Vancouver and CKNW. Bob teamed up with Linda Cullen and the two had great success in television. They were a wining act at conventions across Canada. Bob did a great impersonation of Pierre Trudeau and other political heavyweights of the day. He was one in a million.

I picked up my morning paper to discover that Peter Jackson, better known as PJ the DJ in Winnipeg, had died at 80. Peter started out in radio in Vancouver at C-FUN in 1957 before moving to Winnipeg and 50,000 watt CKY where he established himself as a major force in the market. Just ask Randy Bachman or Neil Young or Burton Cummings how important he was to their careers. When he left radio he became a force in real estate. Peter was an intelligent and entertaining radio performer.