Leslie Nielsen: Surely, One Of The Greats

When I was doing mornings at CISL I interviewed Leslie Nielsen, who was in town promoting his latest Naked Gun movie. He asked me to sit down and suddenly I discovered that I was making a loud noise provided by Leslie’s famous whoopee cushion. I found him to be a warm and engaging man. He…

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Christmas Music Is Here!

Hi,Red! Well, what else can I say but “thank you for” kicking off hour 6 of today’s show with Deck The Halls with Mannheim Steamroller from 1984. Once again it was such a joy to hear that chorus of French horns and electronic synthesizer. It brings back memories of childhood Christmases out in the rural…

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A Show For Kids Of Any Age

With the holiday season underway, the Zajac Foundation and the Zajac Ranch for Children is proud to present The Stars Step Out variety show and auction December 5 at the Granville Island Main Stage of the Arts Club Theatre.  Remember the variety shows of yore? Well, you can relive those magic moments for this outstanding…

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Psychedelic Cool Aid from 1970

Jamie Anstey was born in 1978, but he’s obsessed with the 1960s. The hardcore music fan estimates he owns only about 100 CDs but has about 10,000 vinyl albums and 30,000 vinyl 45s — 5,000 of them by Canadian artists from the 1960s. More from John Mackie at vancouversun.com…

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Dodie Stevens, Pink Shoelaces

Hi Red, we listen to your show on to and from church on Sundays. The other weekend you played Pink Shoelaces by Dodie Stevens. We were boppin’ in the car and really enjoyed Dodie’s clear crisp voice. Since then my eight year old daughter can’t get the tune or lyrics out of her head. Of…

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April Wine At The “Red”

April Wine returned to the Red Robinson Show Theatre and played their memorable material to a sold out and appreciative crowd. I did an update interview with them for my weekly Red’s Reunion segment Wednesday mornings between 8:15 and 8:30 on Global TV.  Group member Jim Clench passed away recently from lung cancer. Jim was…

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Chuck Davis passes

Chuck Davis, Vancouver’s unofficial archivist, passed away Saturday after a battle with cancer at the age of 74. Chuck loved Vancouver and spent many years researching the history of this city, one that he adopted decades ago. He was a relentless researcher and more ideas sprang to his mind in a single day than most…

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By Request… The Swingin’ Medallions!

Red, I let you wake me up every Sunday morning and this morning I flashed back to my youth and a job I had at the Birch Bay Amusement Park. There was a dance hall nearby called Village West where I remember seeing a group called the Swingin’ Medallions.  They had a hit called Double…

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Cars Of Dreams

Since the halcyon days of the Fifties and Sixties,  rock and roll and hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles have gone together. It was an age of hope and discovery and invention. Radio had actual personalities on the air and the custom cars and hot rods had individual personality. But, this was also true of…

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50 Years of Memories

Red, I just wanted to express my thanks to you for all you’ve done over the years. I’m sure you remember back in the 50’s and even into the 60’s so many people slammed rock’n’roll. R and R was essentially good time music and it was so full of energy. I grew up in Seattle…

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