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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Bill Reiter

Well known Vancouver radio and television personality Bill Reiter dropped in on my Red Rock Diner radio show on 104.9 Clear FM to promote the 100th birthday of Brittania High, Vancouver’s oldest high school. Bill will be the emcee for the big homecoming over two days in May…

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Welcome To “The Vinyl Frontier”!

The annual Vancouver Record and CD Swap Meet was held recently at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive. This annual event has gone on for decades, and even though the experts are talking about the demise of vinyl, this annual turnout proves them wrong. As a matter of fact vinyl is stronger now than…

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Charlton Heston, 1923-2008

Hollywood icon Charlton Heston has died at the age of 84. His strong stage presence earned him an Oscar for the movie Ben Hur. Heston defined heroism on the big screen in an age when we revered heroes. He played characters ranging from Moses to Michelangelo, and appeared in a series of science fiction films…

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Remembering Gord Robson

This is my 53rd year in radio. Along the path I have walked I have encountered the good, the bad and the ugly. Thankfully most encounters were with great people. One of the greatest guys in the business was Gord Robson. I say “was” because he was found dead in his Edmonton apartment today (March…

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Happy Birthday, Neil Sedaka!

If you listened to radio in the early 60’s you couldn’t miss Neil Sedaka and his string of hits: Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (written for Annette Funicello), Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Next Door To An Angel. Neil also had a major hit with 1975’s Laughter In The Rain. Neil is…

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