Jerry Landa Signs Off

Another C-FUN Good Guy has passed. Jerry Landa (above right, with the late Tom Peacock on the left) was the all night man for years on both C-FUN and CJOR. He was great friends with Monty McFarlane as they met with the shift turnover at CJOR each morning. Jerry had one of the most positive…

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Catching Up With Peter Starr

Peter Starr came to town last week for the annual motorcycle show at the Tradex in Abbotsford. I met up with him at the Trev Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition for an interview for my Global TV show. Peter’s British accent got him a deejay shift at CKLG at the height of the British Invasion and the…

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Tony Bennett At The “Red”

Those headlights are certainly bright!¬† This is a photo of Tony Bennett and me backstage at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. Tony was as engaging as ever and we discussed his many years in the business and the fact that this year marks the 50th anniversary of his giant hit I Left My Heart In…

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Rebel Without A Cause – Special Showing

The Vancouver International Film Festival, one of the largest film events in North America, takes place in September and early October. Annual attendance has exceeded 150,000 since 2003. VIFF also presents a series of fillms throughout the year selected by local personalities and I have been chosen for this special showing. VIFF asked me to…

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Theme For Teens, 1955

The new reality about radio is that the business has changed. At one time radio was a business and it was fun. Today it is just another item on a massive list of properties owned by corporations. And it is just a business, period. Looking back over my own career, I came across a series…

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Les Nielsen, 1950-2012

Here is a great photo of my friend Les Nielsen. He is holding his first born grandaughter whom he adored. Les was a special guy. I worked with him at C-ISL (now AM650) for years. In recent times we worked together again on my weekly Sunday radio show. Les loved sports and karate in particular…

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Remembering Elvis

If Elvis had lived he would have turned 77 this Sunday, January 8. When I saluted Elvis on Red’s Reunion on the Breakfast News on Global TV this week, I mentioned that Elvis had sold one billion records worldwide. No one will come that close again. I also pointed out that a project I worked…

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Happy New Year!

Red Robinson Show Theatre balloon drop at midnight Some thoughts for 2012: Election year in the U.S. and it will have a profound effect on us. The Canucks will make it to the finals. ¬†Evidence of flying saucers will surface but found to be cracked saucers thrown out of Joe Fortes restaurant. North Korea will…

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RIP Dave Abbott and Pat Anderson

This has been a sad week for me. I have lost two friends. Both had great senses of humour and were successful in their fields. David Abbott and I first met decades ago when he was hosting a talk show on CKNW. I would be with him on the odd occasion over the years but…

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