Remembering Jim Lowe And The Green Door

My book Red Robinson: The Last Deejay talks about the end of an era. Now some of the legends in the radio world are themselves coming to an end. Just this past week WCBS/WNEW/WNBC New York deejay Jim Lowe passed away at 93. Jim is better known for the multi million seller Green Door, which…

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RIP Joe Esposito, longtime Elvis road manager

Joe Esposito died yesterday at 78. Joe and I were good friends. He was a generous man and I could see why Elvis relied on him. He had common sense and was very smart. Joe appeared at the PNE every time we had an Elvis salute and he was a guest of honor at the…

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Trouble In The Royal City!

Teen-agers face discrimination “worse than anything in Little Rock” anytime they try to hold a dance, Vancouver disc jockey “Red’” Robinson charged today. The 20-year-old impresario of Rock’n’Roll hit back at a Columbian report of a “near riot” at his Saturday night rock session at the New Westminster Arenex. “It was the best dance I’ve ever…

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Putting The “Rock” In “Red Rock Diner”

Thanks to Valerie Hill of the Hamilton Spectator for the write up on the show Red Rock Diner written by Dean Regan. The show opening should explain, but doesn’t, that in 1954 I started playing Rock and Roll on the radio in Vancouver. At the time the kids in Ontario listened to George “Hound Dog” Lorenz…

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Dawn Wells on MeTV

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dawn Wells this week. Remember Marianne on Gilligan’s Island? After “Gilligan” Dawn acted on Broadway in many dramas and musicals along with guest appearances on a multitude of TV shows. She is what I had expected and more. Dawn is now the national spokesperson for the 24 MeTV stations…

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Gilligan’s Mary Ann, Dawn Wells, in Seattle!

Carole and I in Seattle today to interview Dawn Wells for MeTV! Remember her as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island? The show joins KVOS-TV’s weeknight comedy lineup at 9:30 p.m. PT. Dawn Wells book signings: Goldberg’s Famous Deli 3924 Factoria Boulevard SE in Bellevue 1PM-4PM today Tacoma Cabana 728 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma 7PM-9PM today…

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Up Next: The Last Deejay!

I spent the last year putting together a journey through my career and Red Robinson: The Last Deejay will be published in October. This project would not have happened without the support of a fine writer, Robin Brunet. Robin is not only a stickler for detail, he knows a good story when he hears it. The journey involves…

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I Believe In You – New From Michael Bublé

I have listened to a few cuts from Michael Buble‘s new album, and my favourite is I Believe in You. It is more uptempo than many of his hits. The arrangements, as usual are tasty. Be sure to preorder yours now from the Michael Bublé Store!…

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