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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Pat O’Day Goes Ape On His Birthday

I took a trip to the San Juan Islands and Friday Harbor to visit old friend Pat O’Day. For those who were asleep during the 60s 70s and 80s, Pat was on air and programmed legendary KJR/Seattle, and he conducted many successful dances at Parkers and the Spanish Castle dance halls. He literally owned the Northwest…

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