Dave McCormick off the air

After over two decades with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, veteran musicologist Big Daddy Dave McCormick will do his final show on Adult Favorites CKBD AM 600 Vancouver this Friday, August 15.  After a stint at CHML Hamilton ON, he started in the Vancouver market at C-FUN in 1957.  He was music director at KMAK…

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Northwest Icons: Pat O’Day and the Hydros

It’s one of my favorite summer traditions: my friend and Seattle broadcast legend Pat O’Day covers the Chevrolet Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race in HDTV on Sunday, August 3 on KIRO-TV. The show kicks off at 9am and racing starts at 10am. The man who also gave us KJR Seattle… Channel 95 and Concerts West has…

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Bob Ackles – we lose a great one

The phone rang at my home late Sunday morning and an old friend asked, “Is Bobby Ackles dead? I just heard from someone that he had died and I can’t find anything on the radio.” I told him I would check with my media friends. I was shocked to discover that the rumor was true…

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Happy Anniversary, Grace and Ray!

I have been a director of the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation since it began. On June 23 a golf tournament was held at Morgan Creek Golf Course in South Surrey. I was emcee for the occasion and a great deal of money was raised for research into the various intestinal and bowel diseases. Linda C. photo Grace…

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George Carlin passes at 71

Sad news tonight: comedian George Carlin died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital this evening. Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. local time. We remember a comedy legend with his first “bit”: the one that got him noticed by…

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Paul Evans Honored

Paul Evans had a series of major hits in the early Sixties: After The Hurricane, Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat, and Hushabye Little Guitar to name a few. He also wrote hits for others. The beautiful new Woodstock Museum at Bethel Woods has just opened in Bethel, NY on the site where…

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June 1957 – new kid at CKWX

This photo was taken just 10 weeks after I joined CKWX. I am 20 and thrilled to be on CKWX which is about to increase its power to 50,000 watts, making it the biggest station west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco. I love it because it means I can reach more listeners with…

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Harvey Korman Passes

Comic actor Harvey Korman has died at 81. Korman was a regular on the Carol Burnett Show from 1967 through 1978 for which he won Emmy awards in 1969,1971,1972 and 1974. He also won a Golden Globe for his work on the series. The tall actor also appeared in Mel Brooks‘ Blazing Saddles playing the…

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Britannia Interview/Video

Britannia grad Bill Reiter and Brit teacher Bob Fitzpatrick dropped by Red Rock Diner to tell us about the Centennial celebrations at the school. The interview plays in the background of this amazing YouTube video featuring images from the school:…

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