Red Around Town: November 22

A busy week comes to a close: the Global TV crew and I made our way to GM Place to interview New Kids On The Block and Natasha Bedingfield, who was the opening act for NKOTB. Natasha is the U.K.’s  biggest female pop star. Her song Unwritten was the most played on American mainstream radio…

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600 Memories

Click to hear me in 1955 at CJOR The former CJOR at 600 on the AM dial is going dark and the station is flipping to FM.  It is fascinating that it is happening 54 years to the day I began my career there.  I had been hanging around CJOR in 1953 with Al Jordan…

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Red Around Town: November 8

Singer Yma Sumac, the Peruvian Songbird with the 5 octave range, has passed  away at 86. The only Peruvian in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, she was born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo. “Yma Sumac” means “how pretty” in her native Quechua language. Her original albums are collectors items… Also gone at the age of…

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Reditorial: CRTC rules, radio suffers

Puget Sound Radio reports CISL is extending its programming to include music and  features lost when 600AM became redundant. It is a smart move. You  have to understand that this great 50 plus audience has been totally ignored with the exception of CISL and 600AM. I applaud General Manager Brad Phillips on this strategic move…

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