Happy Birthday, Roy Hennessy!

If you listened to the radio in Vancouver in the Sixties and Seventies it was hard to ignore “Real” Roy Hennessy, morning man at CFUN‘s top 40 rival CKLG. Roy capped off his near 50-year broadcast career when he returned to Vancouver in 2008 as Chairman of Shore Media‘s CHHR-FM (now sporting a variation on…

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Clarence Dixon at CJOR, 1955

In my early days in radio it was not uncommon for artists to drop by the station. This photo was taken at CJOR and Clarence Dixon from the Four Knights is holding a bottle of 7-Up (a sponsor). The Four Knights were not rock and roll but a pop group. They accompanied Nat King Cole…

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The Paris Sisters at CJOR, 1955

The Paris Sisters – Priscilla, Albeth and Sherrell – were much like The Andrews Sisters, who preceded them by a decade. The sisters played the Cave in Vancouver for a week in 1955 and came to visit me during my night time show. They were talented and gorgeous. The Paris Sisters recorded many records for…

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Remembering Bill Bennett

B.C. Premier Bill Bennett was decisive, and could appear cold, but in fact he was a true leader. As Jim Pattison said at his memorial, “He was a strong leader in a strong province. He didn’t bend for political convenience. He never sought the limelight. He walked the talk and he worked hard.” I knew…

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