Red Around Town, August 2012

One of the overlooked interviews at the PNE was Bob Goen (above), who hosted the game show Family Feud three times daily at the fair.  Bob is a familiar face who co-anchored Entertainment Tonight with Mary Hart for 11 years. He succeeded John Tesh, who retired from the show to pursue a musical career. A…

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Juice Newton At The PNE

The annual PNE concert night series has brought forth some wonderful talent this year with Heart, Hanson, Olivia Newton-John and Juice Newton (above).  Her two most recognized hits are Queen of Hearts and Angel of the Morning. Juice has her roots in pop music but has also had many country hits. In her career she…

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Meeting Old Friends At Astral

This photo of me, Terry Reid and Stirling Faux was taken in the lobby of Astral Radio. Terry was in to see someone regarding a new program, Stirling was heading out after doing the morning show and I was moving in to do the Red Rock Diner. Great to be with such pros!…

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Reditorial: Larry & Willy vs The Beancounters

“The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” — Hunter S. Thompson I have known for some time that Larry & Willy were out at JACK FM but out of respect for…

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Vancouver Radio Veteran Gene Kern Passes

I first met Gene Kern when I went to work at CKWX in 1957. I was a 19 year old kid and many of the mature announcers saw me and my music as a nuisance. People like Jim Robson, Ron Robinson, Bob McGavin, Roy Jacques and Gene Kern were most pleasant to work with. I…

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