Remembering John Ashbridge, 1946-2018

Posted by on Jun 7, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Radio, Victoria | Comments Off on Remembering John Ashbridge, 1946-2018

He was an accomplished and experienced radio newsman by age twenty-four, and taught me everything I needed to know about becoming a news announcer in Canada.

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Upcoming events

Posted by on Feb 6, 2021 in Books, Brian's Blog, Radio | 0 comments

Talking on the CBC and reading at Marda Loop.

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A romance novelist who threw it all away: Winnifred Eaton Reeve

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Books, Brian's Blog, Radio | 0 comments

She was a Canadian-born novelist with no family connections to Japan who succeeded in convincing thousands of readers, and a few gullible newspaper writers, that she actually came from Japan. How did she get away with it?

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Talking to CBC Radio about Rogues and Rebels

Posted by on Sep 6, 2021 in Books, Brian's Blog, Politics, Radio | 0 comments

Chris dela Torre, host of CBC Radio One’s Daybreak Alberta, gave me the opportunity this morning to tell listeners across the province about my new book, Rogues and Rebels: Unforgettable Characters from Canada’s West.

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Remembering popular broadcaster Norm Edwards

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Music, Radio | 2 comments

A Facebook posting about the long-settled “over versus under” debate on toilet paper hanging reminded me of a beloved Calgary dee-jay who once conducted a 12-listener poll on the topic.

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