Photo courtesy Vancouver Radio Museum and Brian Walks
Just the other day I received word that Arnie Nelson had passed away. Arnie was only a kid when he worked for CKNW. He appeared on many of the old “live” radio shows of the Forties and Fifties and was well known as a steel guitar player with Mike, Mark & Jack, The Rhythm Pals, locally and across Canada. Decades ago Arnie stopped performing to embrace broadcast sales. He retired from the business some time ago. Arnie Nelson was 74. He was a wonderful man.