Beach Boys at the “Red”

photo:Kevin Statham I hadn’t seen the Beach Boys in 4 years. As a matter of fact they were my first new interview for the Red’s Reunion portion of my weekly Global Television appearance back then. The band rocked the Red Robinson Show Theatre August 28th-29th. Shown on stage with me is fm 104.9 morning host…

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A King’s legacy spruces up an office wall

Photo: Ian Smith, Vancouver Sun Red Robinson (right) collected dozens of Elvis Presley records from around the world over the years. When he sold his house and moved to a condo, he sold them to Bruce Allen (left) who made them into a wall of records. (More from John Mackie in the Vancouver Sun )…

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Hairy Experience with The Beatles

Red, I was at the Beatles concert back in the day. I did not really know who this group was, but my Mom entered the CKNW contest to win tickets. The contest was for a pair of tickets to the show to the person with the longest hair. My mom submitted a strand of my…

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Roy Jacques signs off at 94

Roy Jacques , a dear friend for many decades, has died at the age of 94. I first met Roy in 1957 at CKWX . We hit it off immediately. I guess he saw through the rock and roll teenage deejay to something of substance. He even allowed me to produce his daily World Today…

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Beatlemania Returns To Vancouver!

This year’s Pacific National Exhibition opens with a tribute to The Beatles. The Fab Four appeared at Empire Stadium in Vancouver on August 22, 1964. I was the emcee for that historical event: [audio:https://c4f774.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/blog/audio/red_64_beatles.mp3|loader=0xFFC0C0] I will also emcee this show from the Global Stage on the PNE grounds on the exact date and time: 8:15pm…

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The Beatles And Mad Mel, 1964

Mad Mel came to C-FUN in 1964 and created quite a stir. He lasted about 10 months. From here he went to Australia when private radio was just getting up and running. He created a sensation Down Under. I have lost track of him. His real name was Mel Potts. He was an eccentric but…

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A Day At The Races

This photo was taken at Hastings Racecourse at the winners’ post where I decorated the winning horse, Krazy Koffee. The horse is owned by Butch Goertzen of Chilliwack. This was the 9th race of the day and the 15th running of the Redekop B.C. Cup Classic. The winner took home over $100,000 and another 13%…

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Incoming! Reading your email

Hi Red, another great Sunday of the greatest oldies of all time. As strange as this sounds in some ways you remind me of Dick Clark playing the old tunes on American Bandstand. When I was growing up in the late seventies and eighties I watched that show every Saturday. Well buddy keep up the…

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Reditorial: Bean Counters Know Beans About Radio

“Most radio stations today are spending a fortune they don’t have, all chasing the same ever shrinking sliver of the audience. In the meantime, generations that have grown up on radio and still consider it important in their lives are begging for programming that appeals to them. Yes, it’s a more difficult demo for radio…

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