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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Red Around Town: August 2

Burnaby music star Michael Bublé has ended his relationship with academy award winning actress Emily Blunt. The situation seems amicable, as they are apparently wishing the best for each other. In recent weeks Michael has been seen in the company of other ladies during his visits to Vancouver… Former members of the Kitsilano Boys Band…

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Nazareth at the “Red”

I’m with Dan McCafferty, lead vocalist and founder of the band Nazareth. I asked Dan where the group’s name came from and he said, “From The Band with Robbie Robertson. Remember the song The Weight? The first line in that song was “I pulled into Nazareth / was feeling about half past dead…” photo: Kevin…

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#1 Buddy Holly Fan

Red, My name is David Agius and I am writing this email to you from Malta. I lived in Australia for 30 years between 1963-1993.  I have been hooked on Buddy Holly‘s music since 1956, and I have been playing his records ever since.  I collect everything and anything that has to do with Buddy…

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Red Around Town: July 26

I have lost a pal and B.C. has lost a great friend. I was at home Sunday morning when another chum telephoned to ask me if I had heard the news that Bobby Ackles had died of a heart attack. I said, “That can’t be, let me check with my media friends.” I was shocked…

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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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Red Around Town: July 19

Cyndi Lauper and friends came to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby and swept the crowd away with music and some memories. The lady is a trouper and the True Colors Tour attracted over 8,000 people to the site. The duet with our resident International superstar Sarah McLachlan was a treat… I was a host at…

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Red Around Town: July 12

Word from inside CKNW is that the Christy Clark Show has won the inaugural National Peter Czowski Award for the Best News Information Program for Flashpoint Immigration. The subject picked as the best in this particular category for all of Canada featured Ms. Clark interviewing Bruce Allen. The award was given at the annual Radio…

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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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Jewel at the “Red”

Steven C. Pesant photo Jewel came to the Red Robinson Show Theatre and played her hits and more. This young lady has sold more than 27 million CD’s, has been nominated for 3 Grammy awards and has the Guiness Book Of World Records  record for the longest chart run of a single for You Were…

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