I began my radio career as a board op at CKY in Winnipeg where I had to produce a ton of commercials every day. So when the guys scurried down the back fire escape every afternoon to the ‘Cri’ for a few pops, I was much too busy to join them.
The ‘Cri’, as it was nicknamed, was made famous in the Peg by legendary TV and radio sportscaster, Jack Wells who also did mornings at CKY. He would end his show each day by saying that he was now heading to the Criterion Athletic club for his daily workout. The Criterion Athletic club which of course, was a beer parlor, was located in the Criterion Hotel which conveniently had a rear entrance which was just a few steps away from CKY’s studios.
It was also the workout choice of most of the other air staff at CKY including Daryl ‘B,’ Chuck Dann, (Riley) George Dawes, Gary Todd, and Mark Parr just to mention a few. They would all try to talk me into joining them as they left for a few cold ones but unfortunately, I had to take a rain check, because as I told them, “I still have a shitload of commercials to do.” What’s a sh**load you ask? Below are a few examples.
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Speaking of a sh**load, my good friend Jim Harper who has a sh**load 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 Sir Paul he was inducted, “It’s about f**king time.”
And while on the subject, if you’re a type ‘A’ with a sh**load of talent and love wine, I’ve got the perfect gig for ya. You can get my attention at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nobody has the right to be racist.
I wonder if the person who sold Prince the pills that killed him, feels any remorse?
Because you think it so doesn’t make it so.
So Meghan and Harry are married huh? Luckily for her, they changed the rule about royal brides 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. 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. GM’s used to be able to tell owners that it takes at least three years to build a good hockey team. However, ownership now may be saying, “Let’s do it Vegas style.”