Reditorial: The Future Of Radio

The recent retirements of CKNW talkers Philip Till and Bill Good raises the question: where are radio’s up and coming young stars? I was asked to talk at the conclusion of another successful night at the Arts Club Theatre production of Red Rock Diner about radio today. I said if I was a young man today…

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The “Red” Sails Into The Sunset

Michael Eckford has invited me to be a guest on his CKNW radio show. As I enter the building his former co-host Fiona Forbes greets me and asks if I know there is an online petition to save the Red Robinson Show Theatre name. Bruce Allen drew everyone’s attention to the situation on his Reality…

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Reditorial: Our Vanishing Heritage

I get so busy on various projects that I find it difficult finding time to give some opinions. But here goes. Opinions are not popular today. If you disagree with some political people you can instantly be accused of racism or “not understanding”, which means “you don’t believe in what I believe in so therefore…

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Reditorial: Larry & Willy vs The Beancounters

“The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” — Hunter S. Thompson I have known for some time that Larry & Willy were out at JACK FM but out of respect for…

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Reditorial: What’s Wrong With Vancouver?

I was raised in Vancouver. Our city is under attack from the first dictatorship in living memory. They bring forth their agenda and pretend that this is what the people have requested. When David Pratt invited me on CKNW‘s Sports Talk show, I accepted. I voiced my opinion about bike lanes, the Georgia Viaduct, the…

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No More FUN At The Red Rock Diner?

First, thank you for your emails and phone calls! As you know, Red Rock Diner is no longer on FUN FM, but then… FUN FM is no more. It all happened suddenly and my only regret is I didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye. Radio is and always has been my first love, outside…

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Reditorial: Canucks 1, Mayor 0

Help identify the people behind the Vancouver riots at identifyrioters.com Vancouver should be proud of the effort of the Vancouver Canucks. The war zone created by drunken, doped-up clowns after the game is typical of the mindset of goons. The Mayor of Vancouver is partially responsible for this mayhem as he did not provide a…

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Reditorial: Difference Of Opinion

Hi Ethan:  I am one of those stupid, fantastically dim Canadian morons you saluted in your column today. You stated that the country is rife with idiots (but of course only on one side of the political spectrum).  You wrote that you have just recently become a Canadian citizen. Didn’t you know we were all…

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Reditorial — Ticket Prices

Well, it has finally happened. Artists, promoters and ticket companies have gone too far. The price of concert tickets is through the roof and when you add additional charges to a ticket it is becoming less and less attractive to take in a concert. Like Canadian and American media, when a few companies control the…

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Reditorial: We Are So Precious

This column is not written to offend anyone’s sensibilities or political beliefs or even to make them think. I am old enough to know that people become rigid with their beliefs and opinions that differ  are cast aside as being uninformed, ignorant or just plain mean. This is an age of “he hurt my feelings”…

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