The “Red” — A Look Back

Many thanks again to all who signed the petition to save the Red Robinson Show Theatre. The name change is complete and the “Red” is no more. In anticipation of the closing of the venue I decided to preserve the theatre as it was, on video. It was my family’s desire to capture the essence…

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The “Red” Sails Into The Sunset

Michael Eckford has invited me to be a guest on his CKNW radio show. As I enter the building his former co-host Fiona Forbes greets me and asks if I know there is an online petition to save the Red Robinson Show Theatre name. Bruce Allen drew everyone’s attention to the situation on his Reality…

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Michael Bublé’s Christmas Show December 18

It was a pleasure and a treat to be at the NBC taping of Michael Bublé‘s third annual Christmas show. He has turned into the consummate showman. The theatre they named for me is about to be changed so it was very special for Carole and I to be invited to this show, held in…

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Give Vancouver For Christmas

Christmas time is a great time to give books as gifts. Here’s a sample of Vancouver favorites this year: The White Spot Cookbook by former Vancouver Sun scribe Kerry Gold is a winner. Kerry is a fine writer and there is much history of the legendary food chain and some wonderful recipes. The great thing…

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Your Chance To Help!

Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in early November, killing over 5,000 and affecting the lives of more than 10 million. The Give Meaning Variety Show features award-winning performers and all proceeds go to help the victims. Art Factora, my producer for Red Rock Diner on AM650, is part of this fundraiser and I urge you…

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BCIT’s Corey Fischer Takes The “Red”

I attended the annual Fall Scholarships and Awards ceremony at BCIT last week. The Red Robinson Achievement Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting is now 25 years old so it was an anniversary of sorts. This year’s recipient is Corey Fischer. This young man walked away with two awards in the ceremony: he was also…

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Buddy Guy At The “Red”

“Buddy Guy the Blues Guy” came to the Red Robinson Show Theatre and proved his prowess on the guitar once again. Buddy also displayed his incredible sense of show business — he engaged the audience and moved with his guitar into the theatre crowd. He brought 14 year old child prodigy Quinn Sullivan with him…

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Celebrating Year 60

Today is a historic day for me — it’s the start of my 60th year in radio. I had been a daily guest on Al Jordan’s CJOR radio program while going to school, but on November 12, 1954 Al left to go to work in Penticton and I was given my own show. I aired…

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Craig Ferguson At The “Red”

Craig Ferguson played two nights at the Red Robinson Show Theatre and as usual he was great fun. We talked about the time Regis Philbin was a guest on his show and mentioned that he was coming to the “Red”. Craig said “He is a real person and you will meet him when you go…

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