Merry Christmas!

December has been a busy month. In the past few weeks I have fallen on ice twice. First it was dropping the puck at a Vancouver Giants game. I slipped on the ice, fell on my right side and tore some muscle tissue. Two weeks later at the Grey Cup parade I fell on black…

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Paul White: Canada’s Original A&R Man

Paul White isn’t coy about his opinions on music. His achievements during his tenure at Capitol Records Canada from 1957-1978 are significant. He is credited for breaking The Beatles in Canada six months before the U.S., sparking Beatlemania in North America. He helped launch the career of Anne Murray, and he is responsible for the…

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Celebrating 60… On Radio & TV

It was 60 years ago yesterday that I signed on with my radio show for the first time. To celebrate I was invited to appear with Bro Jake Edwards and David Pratt on their TSN 1040 morning sports show. I like their new premises, very modern and up to date. We reflected on my career highlights…

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Celebrating A 60-Year Milestone

On November 12 I will have completed 60 years on radio. I was always a dreamer as a kid. If in my teen years you were to tell me that I would be on the air for the next  60 years I wouldn’t have believed it. Life is a blink. It all passes so quickly. However,…

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Three Great Entertainment Ideas!

Friday November 7 is Red Rock Diner night at the Vancouver Giants game at the Pacific Coliseum as our local boys take on the Everett Silvertips. The occasion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles‘ PNE appearance.  Acclaimed Beatles tribute band Revolver will perform pregame and at the two intermissions. Tickets here. On The Air at…

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Kenny Rogers At The River Rock

I caught up with Kenny Rogers at the River Rock Casino Friday (17). I have  worked with Kenny many times over the years and we’ve had many interviews. Kenny is  still the consummate showman. He almost cancelled his Vancouver appearance due to a scratchy throat but decided to carry on and we were glad he…

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Busy Week On Campus: BCIT and UFV Celebrate

I was invited to BCIT‘s 50th Anniversary Gala at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. I had the honour of presenting two 2014 Distinguished Alumni awards with BCIT Alumni Association president Brent Charleton. The amazing Dal Richards and lovely Muriel were at our table, with host for the evening CTV’s Mike Killeen. Dal and MIke…

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Happy Birthday, Bruce Morrow!

“Cousin Brucie” Morrow ruled the East Coast airwaves, first on New York powerhouse WABC from 1961 to 1974, jumping to rival WNBC and then two years later to Oldies WCBS-FM. Bruce and I share a unique connection: he introduced the Beatles at their 1965 Shea Stadium concert, a year after I introduced them at Empire Stadium…

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We Lose TV’s Mike Winlaw, 76

Two days ago we held our RPM get together for radio and television professionals at the White Spot on Georgia Street. Today I got confirmation that one of the stalwarts of TV in our town had passed away at the age of 76. Mike Winlaw was an important part of our community. He spent 13…

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