The Greatest Hits of All Time… on FM

If you tuned in for Red Rock Diner Saturday night you only heard wall-to-wall music and no Red.  The good news is I am moving the show to Sundays from 8am to 2 pm starting next Sunday, October 5. An advertisement in the Sunday Province said “Now Playing, The Greatest Hits of All Time on…

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Norm Pringle enters the Hall in Victoria

    It was a gathering of Victoria’s pioneer “garage” and rock and roll bands to salute new entries into the Victoria Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame. I was  there to induct Norm Pringle, the first deejay to play Rock and Roll in Victoria. Norm had a  teen show on then new CHEK…

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Where Do You Listen?

I’m running a contest on the Red Rock Diner, asking listeners to tell me where they are while listening to the show.  Some of the responses so far: Hi, Red! I usually listen to your program while driving back to Washington after having spent a couple of days in Vancouver with my husband. In its…

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Carol Burnett, Petula Clark

The night of September 18 we took in the Carol Burnett Show, part of the Global ComedyFest going on our town. After the show we had the chance to go backstage and talk with the actress. I told her that I had met Harvey Korman years ago when he came to town to promote a…

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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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Red Around Town: September 13

No sooner had I hung up my typing fingers working for TVWeek than tons of news breaks out. Crave FM and Superhits 650 CISL have just hired a Program Director to replace the departed Eric Samuels. New PD Ronnie Stanton is from Australia and will make sure that the ratings aren’t way “down under”… Another…

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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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Red Around Town Online: September 7

I was saddened to learn of the death of Jerry Reed at age 71. His big hits on RCA were When You’re Hot You’re Hot, Amos Moses and East Bound and Down. Jerry appeared in the Smokey and the Bandit movie series with Burt Reynolds. He was also a very good actor and carried his…

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A couple of nice letters…

Dear Mr. Robinson: Recently, like many others, I had the opportunity of reading the article on the past half century of your life and it brought back a great deal of memories. To quote a few of the statements or, partial statements, “No story on Red Robinson would be complete” or to be more accurate…

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