The Biggest Show Of Stars Turns 60

It happened sixty years ago today! On October 23, 1957 Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Paul Anka, Buddy Knox, the Drifters, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and Jimmy Bowen and the Rhythm Orchids came to Vancouver’s Georgia Auditorium for the Biggest Show of Stars. I was the…

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Red Robinson Interview with Syd Wong

I’ve been involved with the BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment program for almost 30 years. Each year a Red Robinson Achievement Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting goes to a deserving student. It’s always fun when Radio Arts students come in to my office to talk. Syd Wong and her crew spent some time here…

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Johnny Cash Interview, 1976

I became friends with Johnny Cash in 1959 when I worked at KGW and he appeared at Portland’s Division Street Corral. After returning to Vancouver I brought him into CKWX for an on air interview. This continued for years. I can’t remember how many times I was emcee  for his shows. He was always a warm…

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