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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