Red Robinson Day in Vancouver

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

March 30, 2017 has officially been proclaimed “Red Robinson Day in Vancouver”, in honour of Canada’s original rock and roll deejay. From emceeing for both the Beatles and Elvis Presley, to bringing the music of Buddy Holly to Vancouver’s airwaves, and even launching the career of Michael Bublé – Robinson is a true rock and roll industry legend.

Red Robinson Day in Vancouver

Red was spinning the hits on Vancouver’s CJOR while still in high school in 1954. He was the first DJ to play rock’n’roll music on a regular basis in Canada!

In 2016, Red Robinson was appointed to the Order of British Columbia for his tireless charity work with organizations like the CHILD Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation and Timmy’s Telethon. Red Robinson has been a pillar in this city for many years and continues to have his voice heard every Sunday afternoon on CISL 650 with the Red Rock Diner.

For his milestone birthday, CISL 650 has given Red the keys to the studio. He’ll be broadcasting a special Red Rock Diner LIVE from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Thursday, March 30th (11151 Horseshoe Way, Suite 20, Richmond). Red will be playing four hours of songs that changed rock and roll music forever. We’ll also chat with some of Red’s music friends he met along the way. Help us celebrate this special day with the man who’s given so much to our city.

Follow CISL 650 on Twitter and Facebook for more information about #RedRobinsonDay.

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  1. MarianThursday, March 30th, 2017 — 8:06am PDT

    Grew up over on Vancouver Island listening to Red on my sisters tinny little transister radio. She was old enough to go see Roy Orbison, Buddy Knox and some of the others when they came to the Chemainus Community Hall, I was not, but loved the music.

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