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James Laurie interview : [Reimer, 1978]
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1978-03 [date recorded] (Creation)
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CALL NUMBER: T3186:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early radio in Western Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1925-1955 RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-03 SUMMARY: James Laurie began work for CNR Radio in 1925. Description of the operation of CNR Radio. First worked in Winnipeg. Stories about work for CNR Radio, 1925-37. Joined CBC in Vancouver, 1937. Laurie helped open the new CBC facilities in the Vancouver Hotel, 1938. The Royal Visit, 1939. Anecdotes about early outside broadcasts. Editing techniques and recording techniques. Technological limitations prior to the advent of tape recorders. Control room anecdotes. Description of Bill Herbert. Clashes between Ira Dilworth and Bill Herbert. Early portable tape recorders. Changes in radio: power supply, microphones. Start of anecdote about damaged mike cord on live broadcast, ca. 1936.
CALL NUMBER: T3186:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): CBC Vancouver, the early years, 1937-1955 PERIOD COVERED: 1937-1955 RECORDED: West Vancouver (B.C.), 1978-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Conclusion of anecdote about damaged mike cable on a live outdoors broadcast from Victoria Golf Course, ca. 1936. Description of Ira Dilworth, Director of Radio. Anecdote about "The Carson Family", a farm broadcast, being recorded at the Armstrong Fair. Moving into new CBC headquarters in Hotel Vancouver, 1937. [TRACK 2: blank; end of interview]
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Provincial Archives of British Columbia. [staff members], [1974-1987]
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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-183.
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Accession number(s): T3186
speaker: James S. Laurie, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, interviewer: Derek Lawrence Reimer