Russell Peters at the “Rock”

Kevin Statham photo This photo with Russell Peters was taken backstage at the River Rock. I was there to get a Global TV interview with the comic. He is an engaging personality and continues to wow audiences throughout North America. I found out that he is the only North American comic to ever do stand-up…

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TVWeek photos, VMI awards

It has been a busy month and a half.  Two highlights come to mind. My final column and front page cover of TVWeek magazine was an awesome thing to behold.  The photographer took some wonderful photos and the one photo that everyone compliments me on is the silhouette shot taken inside the Red Robinson Show…

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Vic Waters signs off

My friend and mentor Vic Waters has passed away at 89. Vic would have celebrated  his 90th in September. A generous man, stoic by nature, he kept his personal life separate from his radio and television career.  Vic was like a surrogate father to me and Fred Latremouille at different times during his tenure as…

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Freds On The Move

August 30th marks my final TVWeek column. I’m lightening my workload after 20 years and my replacement is Fred Lee (I don’t suppose they would call the column Fred Around Town).  Fred has been covering the community scene in Vancouver for years, and contributes on a regular basis to many publications including the National Post. …

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Dave McCormick: Tamara replies

I first want to say that I agree that it is a sad day when an incredible radio professional like Dave McCormick loses his place on the air. Dave is a truly gifted broadcaster, and an excellent man. For my part, I was offered an amazing opportunity to work with exceptional people on a truly…

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Dave McCormick off the air

After over two decades with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, veteran musicologist Big Daddy Dave McCormick will do his final show on Adult Favorites CKBD AM 600 Vancouver this Friday, August 15.  After a stint at CHML Hamilton ON, he started in the Vancouver market at C-FUN in 1957.  He was music director at KMAK…

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Northwest Icons: Pat O’Day and the Hydros

It’s one of my favorite summer traditions: my friend and Seattle broadcast legend Pat O’Day covers the Chevrolet Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race in HDTV on Sunday, August 3 on KIRO-TV. The show kicks off at 9am and racing starts at 10am. The man who also gave us KJR Seattle… Channel 95 and Concerts West has…

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C-FUN Good Guys and Carole at the White Spot

This fantasy montage brings back memories of good times at the White Spot at 68th and Granville in Vancouver. The characters in the painting were all active C-FUN Good Guys with the exception of the young thing behind me leaning on the car. That is my wife of 45 years, Carole. I wish to thank…

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Bob Ackles – we lose a great one

The phone rang at my home late Sunday morning and an old friend asked, “Is Bobby Ackles dead? I just heard from someone that he had died and I can’t find anything on the radio.” I told him I would check with my media friends. I was shocked to discover that the rumor was true…

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