While starting my radio career as a production board op at CKY in Winnipeg, I was much too busy producing commercials to join the guys as they scurried down the back fire escape every evening to the ‘Cri.’ The ‘Cri’ was made famous by legendary sportscaster and morning man Jack Wells who would end his show every day saying that he was now heading to the Criterion Athletic club for his daily workout. The ‘Cri,’ of course, was a beer parlor located in the Criterion Hotel which conveniently had a rear entrance just a few steps down the back lane from CKY’s studios.
The ‘Cri’ was also the workout choice of most of the other air staff too including Daryl ‘B’ Chuck Dann (Riley) and Mark Parr who would try to talk me into joining them as they left for a few pops every evening. Unfortunately, I had to take a rain check because as I told them, “I still have a shitload of commercials left to do.” What’s a shitload you ask? Below are a few examples.
AND NOW ON WITH THE REST OF IT.
Speaking of a shitload, my good friend Jim Harper who has a shitload of talent has been nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall Of Fame. Jim was the longtime morning man at WNIC in Detroit where he did a lot of brilliant work. His nomination is so cool and just like Paul McCartney’s daughter’s t-shirt read when he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, “It’s about fucking time.”
And while on the subject, if you’re a type ‘A’ with a shitload of talent and love wine, I’ve got the perfect gig for ya. You can get my attention @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Nobody has the right to be racist.
I wonder if the person who sold Prince the pills that ultimately killed him has any remorse?
Just because you think it so don’t make it so.
So Meghan and Harry are married huh? Luckily for her, they changed the rule about the brides who marry into the Royal family having to be virgins. Diana had to be checked out by the Queen’s Doctor the night before.
I think the wedding would have been much better had Sir Paul, and Sir Elton sang All You Need Is Love with the choir instead of Stand By Me. Also, James Bond arriving in an Astin Martin would have added a nice touch don’t ya think?
Speaking of thinking, I think the Vegas Knights have just screwed the coaches and GM’s of all other NHL teams. They used to be able to say that it takes at least three years to build a good hockey team. Now however ownership may be saying that they no longer want to wait, they wanna do it Vegas style.