Gord Lansdell (l) being interviewed by the late Art Jones




Gord Lansdell

Gord Lansdell first became interested in broadcasting in the 1950ís as an AM Dxer, someone who stayed up most nights listening, logging and reporting reception of far away stations. He accumulated over 300 QSL (proof of reception) cards and verification letters during the late fifties and early sixties.

In 1964, Gord was hired by CKCQ Quesnel, in the BC interior, as a weekend announcer and commercial writer. He soon progressed to the daily morning show. In late 1965, he moved to Vancouver Island and CFWB Campbell River, where he quickly became the News Director of sister station CFCP, Courtenay. In 1967 he moved on to read news at suburban Vancouver station CJJC, Langley.

Later in 1967 he left radio to assume several sales positions over the following few years. In 1973 he joined the British Columbia Telephone Company in Vancouver. After being hired initially as a telephone installer, he moved to technical support positions in 1983 with BC Telephone and in 1994 with BC Tel Mobility. During that time he wrote over 150 technical bulletins.

In August 13, 1997 Gord launched Northwest Broadcasters Website, which communicates details and daily news updates for all the radio and television stations in Southwest BC and neighbouring Northwest Washington state.

He retired from BC Tel (now Telus) in 1999 at the age of 55. The following year he compiled an in-building wireless systems course for Telus Learning Services, which he taught on a contract basis to installer/repair personnel.

During the years, Gord continued to DX FM Radio and Television, with numerous station loggings from well over a thousand miles away from his home in North Vancouver, BC. In June 2001 he joined the Canadian Communications Foundation as a broadcast history writer/researcher.


See also Vancouver Broadcasters site


BC Radio History