Canada and Vancouver Win Gold

You might have noticed that Red Rock Diner was abbreviated today because the station carried the Men’s Gold  Medal Hockey game. A thrilling 3-2 overtime win for Canada and our 14th gold medal made it a memorable final day for Vancouver 2010. It has  been a great 17 days at Irish House at the corner…

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Jack Cullen – One Of A Kind

This is my mentor as he looked back in 1974 almost 30 years before his death. Jack always had that “devil may care” attitude and it shows in his eyes.  He was truly one of the great radio communicators.  He was a deejay, never an announcer. His hero was Steve Allen who in his early…

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Vancouver, my home town

Vancouver will be the center of attention starting today with the opening of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, but its scenic beauty has always made it a great place to live, work and play. This stunning new video by David and Dan Newcomb from TimeLapseHD with music by InnerLife Project featuring Linda Ganzini perfectly captures…

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Reditorial — The Sad State Of Our Heritage

Interesting letter to the Victoria Times-Colonist by David Mattison in response to this story about me donating interviews to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland: As a former archivist with the Royal B.C. Museum, I was surprised to read this remark by Vancouver rock ‘n’ roll DJ Red Robinson: “There is no…

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Remembering Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I first met Roy back in 1962 when Les Vogt and I booked him into Vancouver for some shows. We repeated bringing him to town for years. When we were not the promoters we always found time to get together during…

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Fundraiser For A Good Cause — Wildlife

Critter Care Wildlife Society provides short and long term care to native mammal species of BC, and through rehabilitation and public education, helps prevent suffering of injured and orphaned wildlife. The society’s April fundraiser is Saturday, April 17th at the Fort Langley Community Hall at 7pm. An evening of entertainment, buffet dinner and auction along…

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