RIP “Big Daddy” Dave McCormick

In 1959 “Big Daddy” Dave McCormick was hosting the Hi Fi Club, a syndicated radio show, on C-FUN. The producers would send the package but the local deejay would run the contests, read the commercials and follow the scripts supplied. Dave’s show became so popular station management suggested he take over programming, and Dave took…

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Bob Robertson and Peter Jackson Sign Off

Sad news indeed losing two broadcast contemporaries in the last few days: The talented Bob Robertson is gone. He was 71 and passed away too young. He worked in Victoria radio before moving to Vancouver and CKNW. Bob teamed up with Linda Cullen and the two had great success in television. They were a wining…

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Love Me Tender at the Paramount Theatre, 1956

I had previously hosted a screening of Love Me Tender at Vancouver’s Capitol Theatre, so New Westminster’s Paramount Theatre invited me to host this showing. Imagine my surprise when I drove up and saw the marquee! It was a huge turnout for the showing of Elvis‘ first movie. This was 1956 and the girls in the…

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Engelbert Humperdinck At The River Rock

On Saturday March 11 Carole and i joined the crowd at the River Rock Casino for the Engelbert Humperdinck concert. He is one of the last of the troubadors. Engelbert did not disappoint singing all his top sellers, and he does a great impersonation of his late friend Dean Martin. Engelbert sells out every time he…

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