June 1957 – new kid at CKWX

This photo was taken just 10 weeks after I joined CKWX. I am 20 and thrilled to be on CKWX which is about to increase its power to 50,000 watts, making it the biggest station west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco. I love it because it means I can reach more listeners with…

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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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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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George Barris – Classic Car and Custom Show

This photo was taken with George Barris, the King of the Kustomizers, during the recent Classic Car and Custom Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford. We are sitting with two unidentified ladies just before the trophy presentations took place. George is legendary around the world. He designed the Batmobile, the Beverly Hillbillies jalopy, and KITT…

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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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