Swamp Water Memories

So you want the exact concoction of the swamp water… of course, swamp water was the famous A & W root beer mixed with (what else??) orange pop! After all, aren’t those the A & Dub colours? Brown and orange. When the A&W opened on East Trans Canada Highway in Kamloops several years ago, my…

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Vancouver Radio Pros Meet

Nine years ago at the reception following the funeral service for the late Rick Honey, many broadcasters came up to me and said, “Why is it we only seem to get together as an industry when someone dies?”  This got me thinking and Carole, Michael Godin and I formed RPM (Radio Performers Membership) and began…

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Little Anthony & The Imperials At The “Red”

It was a big reunion at the Red Robinson Show Theatre when Little Anthony and the Imperials graced the stage. Almost a year ago, Carole and I were at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions in Cleveland and we had breakfast in the hotel where all the inductees were staying and at breakfast…

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Adam Lambert at the “Red”

It was a pleasure being backstage and on stage with Adam Lambert during his recent appearance at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. He is  a most affable young performer who believes in giving an audience what they came to see and add a little glamour to boot. We talked about the years of glam rock…

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Tony Parsons Keeps Moving Down The Dial!

Two years ago Tony Parsons agreed to step down as Global News anchor and retire after the Olympics. This was well publicized with Chris Gailus the heir apparent to take over the chair. In the meantime the two would split the anchor duties each night. Just before Christmas it was announced that Tony was leaving…

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Reditorial: We Are So Precious

This column is not written to offend anyone’s sensibilities or political beliefs or even to make them think. I am old enough to know that people become rigid with their beliefs and opinions that differ  are cast aside as being uninformed, ignorant or just plain mean. This is an age of “he hurt my feelings”…

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Bill Reiter Gets A “Life”

Bill Reiter’s delivery runs the gamut from antic to zany. He has provided a madcap soundtrack to life in British Columbia for more than 40 years as a disc jockey, comic performer and product pitchman. His voice, immediately recognizable to so many of us, is as familiar as the Nine O’Clock Gun. It impelled us to…

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Mail: Hi-Los, Marvin Gaye, C-FUN on FM

Red, I am delighted you continue to entertain Vancouver and surrounding areas, now on your Sunday morning show. Why should you be surprised – you are a music icon, you have met everybody worth meeting in the music world, imagine – Elvis and the Beatles! I know you started when you were just a kid…

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