Monthly Archives: August 2012

CJJC – 15 years – owned by Joe Chesney

1963 City & Country Radio Ltd. (Joe Chesney) opened CJJC 850 Langley on January 19. The station offered a country music format with 1,000 watts of power. 1969 On November 5, City and Country Radio Ltd. was authorized to establish … Continue reading

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Fine collection of old radio pictures

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Remembering Bruce Payne

PAYNE, Bruce Gordon Born 12 April 1946 Died 24 March 2011 Bruce was born in Scotland and was very proud of his heritage. He spent his school years in Nanaimo but always considered the Cowichan Valley his home. Bruce started … Continue reading

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A young Ron Robinson

Ron might want to speak to this. Takes you back, my friend.

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RIP Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson, News Director at KJR, 1969-1974, died Saturday at the age of 85. Thompson’s career started in 1957 at San Diego’s Mighty 690 – a rock station. From there, he moved to KOGO middays 10-2. Later, KFMB and also … Continue reading

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Young Dave

Big Daddy – Dave McCormick   After high school and a stint at UBC including working on the campus station, he became part of local radio history at CFUN. “They weren’t very old; they weren’t a rocker yet. The station … Continue reading

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Burns – fired in 1965 – audience packs QE

 10 thousand people rushed to get 28oo seat at Vancouver Theatre to hear Burns Patrick “Pat” Burns (April 16, 1921 – June 8, 1996) was a radio talk show host and newspaper reporter. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, but … Continue reading

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Sittin’ on a box

Photo by Brent Ducharme of Ducharme Designworks

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Barker Bash – what year was this?

When a legend retires – the party can get large – at the Justice Institute.

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Happy Birthday Batman – 69 today

“Jolly John” Tanner – interviewed Tanner shown at left with Mulligan, JB and Miss Burge Mike talks to John Tanner Thanks to radiofan, gord lansdell, John Tanner and of course Mike Cleaver All interviews take a fair length of time … Continue reading

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