Bennie: JIM has been in the radio business for 28 years, starting after several
years of reading High School news over CFVR in Abbotsford (now STAR FM). He's
familiar with the all-news format, having worked at CKO in
from news 1130
Jim Bennie - CJAV Port Alberni 1975; CHWK/CFVR Chilliwack/Abbotsford 1975-76; CJIB Vernon 1976-77; CJJC Langley 1977; CHWK 1978; CKO-FM-4 Vancouver 1978-82; CKOV Kelowna 1982-83; CKWX Vancouver 1983; CKO-FM-4 1983-88; CJOR/CHRX/CKBD/CJJR-FM Vancouver 1988-97; news anchor CKWX 1997-current
It's being billed as a new sound for the all-news station, as NEWS 1130 has
shuffled their deck for the current fall rating campaign.
Donning the headphones in the morning anchor chair is NEWS 1130 managing
editor and program director George Gordon, who will helm the pivotal timeslot
among the best in the business.
Another overdue move is the placement of Jim Bennie in the afternoon drive
anchor slot. Bennie has spent years in this market, toiling for such forgettable
operations as CKO (anybody remember them?) and did the lion's share of news
and information for the late CHRX (AM 600) and JRFM (93.7 FM) before taking
to the airwaves at NEWS 1130. Joining Bennie in the chair (I mean in a
separate chair) is the always delightful Joanna Mileos.
from bcradiohistory.com (Joanna Mileos Page)
date: Sept 10/03
News1130 will provide coverage during the day from The Vancouver Sun newsroom, where exit poll results will be analyzed by political scientist Kennedy Stewart. Once the polls close, News1130's live coverage will be anchored by journalist Jim Bennie with reporters stationed in various municipalities, said assistant news editor Robert Linden.
"It seems kind of ridiculous for guys making $3 million to $4 million a year to be complaining," said Bennie.
Bennie watches major league games on TV, but also goes to Vancouver Canadians games.
"I don't really care one way or another because we still have baseball here," he said.
Go to Jim Bennie History of Radio Page