Archive of posts tagged "radio"

Visit Nardwuar’s Video Vault

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The greatest music historian in the country is inviting us all into his world this week as CiTR hosts Nardwuar’s Video Vault, a free drop-in event, on October 2nd. Visit Nardwuar’s Video Vault When: Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 12:00pm Where: CiTR Studios are located the bottom South West Corner of the new AMS Nest […]

Remembering Fred Latremouille

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My mom’s old Pontiac had the best radio. Big buttons, a smooth turning dial, and an 8-track player where she slotted in a cassette converter. There were many trips to school and places like Surrey Place Mall that were soundtracked by the voices of Fred and Cathy on CFUN, where the two hosted a morning […]

CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Day 2014

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Over the last three years I have volunteered on the phones during CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pledge Day where radio listeners call in to make donations that support thousands of kids in BC each year. This one day “radio-thon” broadcast will take place on Thursday, December 4th live from the Terminal City Club in Downtown Vancouver […]

Vancouver History: Anna Ethel Sprott

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Anna Ethel Sprott (1879-1961) has a legacy in Vancouver that most might associate with a radio jingle: “Sprott-Shaw Community College, since 1903!”. However, Anna Ethel Sprott did more than marry the school‘s founder, R.J. Sprott, in 1918 and take on the role of president after his passing in 1943. She was a solid member of […]

Happy Birthday Red Robinson

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There are a handful of living legends in Vancouver and Red Robinson is certainly one of them. A radio and television pioneer, he was the first Vancouver disc jockey to play that “rock and roll” music and was the emcee for Elvis’ Vancouver tour stop at Empire Stadium in 1957. Photos © Red Robinson Since […]

CBC Food Bank Day & Open House 2011

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CBC Vancouver will host an open house and the CBC’s 25 annual Food Bank Day this Friday, December 2, 2011. Stop by the broadcast centre at 700 Hamilton for tours, live broadcasts, meet n’ greets with CBC personalities and more. Tony Parsons, Gloria Macarenko, Rick Cluff and Stephen Quinn will be on hand as well […]