Radio broadcasting--British Columbia--History

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20th anniversary greetings and tributes to CHWK

  • AAAC1165
  • Item
  • 1947 [date recorded]
  • Part of CHWK fonds

SUMMARY: Various tributes, salutes, greetings, etc., from other radio stations, congratulating CHWK Chilliwack on its 20th anniversary and the inauguration of its new facilities.;

Ada Alice McGeer interview

CALL NUMBER: T0161:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ada McGeer : first woman producer at the CBC RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1973-03-08 SUMMARY: Ada McGeer was born in 1890 in Victoria and discusses her early days there; moving to Vancouver; McGill University in Montreal; return to Vancouver; and her employment with the CBC.;

CALL NUMBER: T0161:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ada McGeer : first woman producer at the CBC RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1973-03-15 SUMMARY: Ada McGeer discusses her work at the Herald; travels; views on the status of women; and the music club.;

Alan Erdman interview

CALL NUMBER: T4257:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): CJOR Radio (part 1) RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1986-07-30 SUMMARY: Mr. Erdman's education and training in electronics. Becomes radio ham. Home recording equipment and practice. Bing Crosby collection. CJOR programming in 1956. Earlier CJOR programming; use of local talent. CJOR management changes, 1964-65: Art Chandler, Pat Burns, Peter Kosich, John Donaldson. Benefits to CJOR of the CBC's Dominion network. Profits re-invested in "muzak" station and first cable television operation in 1951.

CALL NUMBER: T4257:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): CJOR Radio (part 2) RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1986-07-30 SUMMARY: Description of cable television operation. Disc recording at CJOR. Discussion on the use of recordings in broadcasting. Quantity of recording. Survival of discs. Source of discs. Cutting techniques. Durability of discs.

CALL NUMBER: T4257:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): CJOR Radio (part 3) RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1986-07-30 SUMMARY: Editing problems with discs. Playback durability. Use of tape recordings in broadcasting. Advantages and disadvantages of discs over tapes. Cartridges. Shortage of discs during World War II. Loss of signal when dubbing from disc to disc. (End of interview)

Alan Ramsden interview

CALL NUMBER: T3948:0001
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Radio CKLN, Nelson, 1927-1950
RECORDED: Nelson (B.C.), 1982-02-21
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alan Ramsden discusses: radio stations received in Nelson pre-1939; Earle Kelly at CKCD; effect of local conditions on reception; origins of local radio in Nelson; CKLN on-air, 1939; early equipment; effect of war years regarding personnel; CBC affiliation; personnel; women on radio; home radio sets (evolution of); "mystique" of radio; antennas used. TRACK 2: Mr. Ramsden discusses: "entrepreneurs" in B.C. radio industry; technical changes at CKLN transmitter; interference from passing trains and sawmill; line problems; original transmitter; transcription and transcription services; recording methods, including wire, early tape, disc cutters; working conditions and attraction of radio.

CALL NUMBER: T3948:0002
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Radio CKLN, Nelson, 1945-1960
RECORDED: Nelson (B.C.), 1982-02-21
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Ramsden discusses: story about curling broadcast from Nelson for CBC; live music on radio; use of 'reverb' in recording; live radio drama at CKLN; train whistle story; problems of Nelson as a radio market; competition for audience, etc; CKLN controlled by local paper; technical problems with Nelson transmitter site design, ca. 1958. TRACK 2: Mr. Ramsden discusses: transmitter site design (cont'd); FM stations; some CKLN personnel; response to arrival of television in Nelson, 1952; out-of-town hockey broadcasts popular; changes in CKLN programming after television; community involvement; American influence; origins of CJAT Trail, ca. 1930; network program, "Ghost Walker", originated in Trail.

CALL NUMBER: T3948:0003
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Recollections of radio in Nelson and Trail, 1940-1950
RECORDED: Nelson (B.C.), 1982-02-21
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Ramsden discusses: popular syndicated radio programs of the '30s and '40s; transportation to and from Nelson then and now; broadcast turntable and other equipment at CJAT Trail, 1946-49; duties at CJAT; relocation of CJAT transmitter, 1949; multiplicity of skills in radio; training; radio vs. television; first on-air experiences. [TRACK 2: blank ; end of interview]

Allan Klenman fonds

  • PR-0605
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1961

The fonds consists of correspondence and accounts information, promotional materials, photographs, and ephemera relating to Allan Klenman's career as a salesman in radio. The fonds also includes sound recordings of short radio announcements, advertisements, and opening and closings of radio programs.

Klenman, Allan Abraham, 1920-

Allan Klenman interview : [Duffy, 1981]

CALL NUMBER: T3890:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Radio CKWX Vancouver, 1938-1948 : part 1 PERIOD COVERED: 1937-1946 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1981-11-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Allan Klenman discusses: his first involvement with broadcasting, Vancouver 1937; the nature of radio broadcasting at that time; Klenman's early duties at CKWX; station management; Arthur "Sparks" Holstead; Hotel Georgia studios; CKWX staff and structure; new Seymour Street studios, 1941; operator and announcer roles; "contra-accident" advertising. TRACK 2: Radio business in the Depression and wartime; Fletcher Markle's dramatic program, "Imagine, Please"; radio and imagination; Billy Browne and his popular programs, "Browne's Brevities" and "Sunrise Club"; religious programming -- United Church, Dr. Clem Davies. CALL NUMBER: T3890:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Radio CKWX Vancouver, 1938-1948 : part 2 PERIOD COVERED: 1937-1950 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1981-11-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: More on Dr. Clem Davies; other types of programming -- sports, classical music; visiting musicians; remote broadcasts; abilities and background of radio announcers; daily programming and personalities on CKWX; profanity on the air; "Uncle Jerry" story; Klenman's duties. TRACK 2: The sales department, 1946; his work in radio broadcasting at other stations after 1948; comments on radio work and technical and programming change in radio; recorded Robert W. Service, ca. 1947; more on Arthur Holstead; comments on people at, and achievements of, CKWX. (End of interview)

Allan Klenman interview : [Specht, 1984]

CALL NUMBER: T4150:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early broadcast recordings RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1984-06-21 SUMMARY: Description of early recording equipment of CKWX, 1936 and 1940. 33 1/3 rpm for professional work, 78 rpm for complimentary copies. Disc labels used. Description of counsel board. Purpose of outside lines. Attraction of dance broadcasts. Rule against broadcast of recordings 7:30 pm to 10 pm due to pressure from record companies. Explanation why many surviving discs have blank side. Reasons for recording 1) commercials to be distributed and samples for customers. Few commercials survive as only short runs (e.g.. one-week promotion). CALL NUMBER: T4150:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early broadcast recordings RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1984-06-21 SUMMARY: 1) (cont'd) Types of commercials. 2) Political ads. 3) Celebrities. 4) Important events. 5) Musical performances for auditions and to improve performance (e.g.. Mart Kenny). 6) Dramatic presentations very few except Union Oil wanted to hear one before sponsoring. Also Fletcher Markle. Drama not recorded because actors and broadcasters were trained in live performance, and there was no market for recorded versions. Reasons why some recordings survived. Operators used blank side of out dated ads ("scraps") for favourite records from station library. Sometimes due to pride of announcer for program he did, would save. CALL NUMBER: T4150:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early broadcast recordings RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1984-06-21 SUMMARY: Commercial ads lifeblood of radio. Evolution of private radio after WW II. Instead of diverse programming, became known for one type such as playing "westerns". CKNW develops mass appeal. CBC "aloof" with no financial worries and best equipment. CBC provided what private radio could not: "high brow" stuff. Disc replaced by tapes, ca. 1960, but an overlap period until tapes became reliable.

Arthur Helps interview

CALL NUMBER: T2641:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early years and personal background of Arthur Helps PERIOD COVERED: 1912-1940 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Born in Toronto in 1912. Early memories and family background. Family moved to Prairies, father was a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. Father went to work for Columbia Records and sold some of the first musical disc recordings in the Canadian West. Moved to B.C. in the 1920s. Early education in Regina and Vancouver. M.J. Coldwell was principal of school in Regina. Work and the Depression in Vancouver. TRACK 2: Arthur Helps' adventures at sea. Joining the militia. Harsh discipline at sea with the merchant marine. Camaraderie among crew with the British merchant marine. Adventure in the Mediterranean. Return to B.C. Efforts to secure employment in B.C. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early career of Arthur Helps PERIOD COVERED: 1930-1943 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Seeks career in the military. Early political interests -- was on the executive of the B.C. Young Liberals. Life in the militia. Ian Mackenzie as federal Minister of National Defence. Conditions in the Army. Vancouver and work in the post office. Harsh conditions of working postal routes in Vancouver. Marriage. Attempts to go into business in Vancouver. TRACK 2: Entry into Armed Forces. Life in Point Grey Armed Forces Camp. Helps' conflicts in the Armed Forces. Agitation for pay for soldiers. Helps leaves the Army, attempts to enter the R.C.A.F. but joins the Irish Fusiliers. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Genesis of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1932-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Army life with the Irish Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Helps attained rank of Staff Sergeant. Was denied service outside of B.C. because of physical impairment. Discharge from Army. History of the idea of Town Meeting of the Air. Vancouver's radio audience in the 1940s. Top stations were CJOR and CKWX. CBC represents a system of thought control. TRACK 2: Broadcasting in Canada was behind the times. Helps favours American institution of freedom of speech. CJOR in Vancouver. The founding of the CBC in the 1930s. Ira Dilworth as regional director of CBC. Helps meets George Denny, moderator of Town Meeting of the Air in America. Description of the administration and operation of America's Town Meeting of the Air. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Arthur Helps' political background PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1960 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: While working in the Attorney-General's department in 1945, Helps assists in forming the B.C. Government Employees Association. Idea behind the Association. Helps claims that the government was quite cooperative with the efforts to form an employee association. Helps' involvement with the Credit Union movement in B.C. Some of the early successes and failures of the Credit Union movement in B.C. TRACK 2: Arthur Helps' politics. Helps ran as a Liberal in the 1953 federal election in Vancouver-Kingsway against Angus MacInnis. He was not successful. He also ran in the provincial election of 1960 as a Liberal in Delta. Was again defeated, this time by the C.C.F. candidate. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Origins of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Origins of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada. George Denny persuades Helps to start his own show in Vancouver. The problems in getting the show on the air. Opposition of CBC; negotiations with CKWX; skeptical cooperation of CJOR. First program of its kind in Canada. Discussion of early broadcast regulations. Leon Ladner assisted in raising funds for the program. Support for the program in its early stages was widespread despite opposition from established radio interests. Helps' views on the CBC and opposition to state-controlled broadcasting. TRACK 2: Show had surprisingly high ratings right from the start. How ratings were calculated. Program was broadcast throughout the country. George Chandler, owner of CJOR, and his attitude toward the program. Early history of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0006 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early years of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada : 1943 - 1947 PERIOD COVERED: 1943-1947 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Town Meeting of the Air in Canada commenced broadcasting from CJOR in 1943. The show grew in popularity greatly during the early period, 1943-1947. It was broadcast on stations across Canada in every province except Quebec. Cooperation between the show and its American counterpart. It was the first Canadian radio program to carry western opinion eastward. At the peak of its popularity the program was broadcast by thirty radio stations in Canada. Administration and operation of the program. July 31, 1947, America's Town Meeting of the Air comes to Vancouver for a special International Broadcast. TRACK 2: The International Broadcast was aired around the world. It was broadcast from Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Furor over fact that Dorothy Steeves was one of the Canadian speakers on the program. The federal government failed to provide a speaker for the show. Pressure was applied by Ottawa to prevent Steeves from participating in the program because it was felt that she was not representative of Canadian opinion. Despite all the difficulties, the show was a huge success. The CBC never cooperated. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0007 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Achievements of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1947-1958 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Lack of CBC cooperation and its effect on the International Broadcast of Town Meeting of the Air in Vancouver. Reasons why Helps does not look with favour on the CBC. Estimated listening audience for the special program was 50 million. Process of obtaining speakers for the regular weekly Canadian programs. Recollection of special banquet for Town Meeting of the Air which was attended by a variety of public celebrities. How topics for the show were decided upon. TRACK 2: Topics purposefully avoided. Religious topics. Anecdote about Harold Winch appearing on the program. Anecdote about Colin Cameron and Harold Pritchett almost coming to blows on the show. One of the most sensational shows involved Tim Buck. Problems with the airing of that program. Opposition of the Vancouver business community. Tim Buck was disappointed and upset over how the show was run (he debated on the program with Alex MacDonald) and he subsequently "disappeared". Buck did not appear on the radio again for several months. Topics which were illegal to discuss on radio because of broadcast regulations. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0008 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): History of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1943-1955 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Town Meeting of the Air in Canada was banned by Communist Party of Canada. Helps believes that this was because the CPC did not believe in free speech. Some of the controversial local issues which were discussed on the program. Free speech is the essence of democracy. Helps' presentation to the Massey Royal Commission on broadcasting, 1955. TRACK 2: Helps' criticism of the CBC. CBC's attitude toward Town Meeting of the Air. The CBC is anathema to freedom of broadcasting. Helps discusses the two Town Meeting of the Air programs which were censored. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0009 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Town Meeting of the Air in Canada and Social Credit in B.C. PERIOD COVERED: 1943-1955 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Helps claims that his own involvement in politics did not affect his impartiality as moderator of Town Meeting of the Air. Political allegiances and personalities. Helps claims that his program greatly facilitated the election of B.C.'s first Social Credit government in 1952. Helps discusses many of the Socred personalities who became involved with Town Meeting of the Air: William Rose, Ralph Chetwynd, Eric Martin, Peer Paynter, etc. TRACK 2: Anecdote regarding W.A.C. Bennett's attainment of the leadership of the Social Credit Party. Anecdote regarding Robert Bonner's appearance on Town Meeting of the Air as a Conservative and subsequent entry into the Socred administration. After 1952, the Socreds rarely appeared on the program. Some other memorable programs. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0010 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Travelling with Town Meeting of the Air in Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1943-1965 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Story about broadcasting a program from Powell River. Town Meeting of the Air had a tremendous audience in Powell River. The show won an international award for the program recorded there. Helps discusses his travels throughout B.C. and Canada with Town Meeting of the Air. TRACK 2: Helps continues discussion of the history of Town Meeting of the Air as it travelled from coast to coast. Anecdotes about particular shows in St. John's, Newfoundland. CALL NUMBER: T2641:0011 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The decline of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada PERIOD COVERED: 1969-1971 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Helps explains why Town Meeting of the Air left the air in 1971. Lack of sponsorship and money matters were important factors. Helps believes that Town Meeting of the Air was going against the trends in radio broadcasting. Censorship of the program made it a difficult show to sponsor. TRACK 2: Television had superceded radio and it helped to eclipse a program like Town Meeting of the Air. CJOR, and the internal politics of the station, did not hinder the program. The achievement of Town Meeting of the Air in Canada.

Casey Wells : reminiscences

  • AAAB4881
  • Item
  • 1967 [date recorded]
  • Part of CHWK fonds

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: Casey Wells discusses his personal background, his early interest in radio, and the origins of radio station CHWK in Chilliwack, founded in 1927. Mr. Wells' comments were recorded for CHWK's 40th anniversary program in 1967.

CJAT 25th anniversary messages

SUMMARY: Congratulatory messages from Columbia recording artists and former CJAT employees on the 25th anniversary of CJAT Trail. Columbia recording artists include Nelson Riddle, Gene Vincent, King Sisters, J;ulie Andrews. Also from 4WK Australia and Dennis Sweeting.;

CJVI logger tape, 1965-11-16

SUMMARY: CJVI logger tape, containing a continuous record of the station's broadcasting from Tuesday, November 16, 1965. TRACK 1: Tape begins with the program "Night Shift", with George Wilson, 12:00 AM to 6:;00 AM. This is followed by "The World Tomorrow"; 6:30 news; "Sunrise Club"; 7 AM news; "Breakfast Show", and "Homemaker's Club." TRACK 2: 12 PM news; "Percy Faith Presents"; "Today's Vocalists"; "Joe's Notebook" [with Joe Easingwood]; "Favourite LPs"; 4 PM news (CBC's "Canadian Round-Up"); "_____ Show"; 6 PM news; Editorial by Dick Batey; "Showtime"; "Anchor"; "Concert Hour"; "Album of Memory"; "Project 66: Rendezvous With Death" (CBC documentary on last voyage of the "Lusitania"); 10 pm news; "CBC Winnipeg Concert"; 11 PM news; and "News to Midnight".

CKNW fire, 1954

SUMMARY: News reports on the CKNW station fire, Sunday, May 9, 1954. Heard are the newsmen and CKNW owner Bill Rea. Scratchy reception (taken from a radio); airchecks done [i.e., recorded?] by CKMO. Many offer;s of equipment and assistance from other Vancouver radio stations.;

CKNW goes 5000 watts

SUMMARY: Program marking CKNW's switch to a 5000-watt transmitter, November 1954. With: Hal Davis, Bill Hughes (manager), Senator Tom Reid (opens the transmitter), announcer Bill Duncan, Dan [Don?] Franks, Jer;ry Fuller Quintet, Jerry Davis, Bonnie Shannon, Joe Chesney, George Haun (gov't), Red Watson (banjo), Monty MacFarlane, MP Earhart McGeer [?], Lorraine McAllister, Wally Garrett, Ray Louden (vibes), J;immy McLaughlan. [Four disc sides; possibly incomplete.];

CKWX cavalcade : 25th anniversary show

CALL NUMBER: SD0177: 0387 SUMMARY: This disc is a dupilcate of SD0177:0385 -- i.e., another take of cut 2, but with a break-up at the end. [Not mastered.];

CALL NUMBER: SD0177:0384 - 0386 SUMMARY: Anniversary program including congratulations from B.C. Premier Byron Johnson and acting Vancouver Mayor George Miller and a salute from the Mutual Broadcasting System program, "The Falcon".;

Clarence Insulander interview

RECORDED: Prince Rupert (B.C.), 1982-01 (ca.) SUMMARY: Clarence Isulander, founder of radio station CFPR and chief engineer when CFPR was owned by the CBC, recalls the station's early years. He was at CFPR from 1935 to 1969, although his recollections go ;back to the 1920s, when he was involved in early ham radio activity.;

David Glover interview

CALL NUMBER: T3949:0001
SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Radio CJAT, Trail
RECORDED: Trail (B.C.), 1982-02-22
SUMMARY: TRACK 1: David Glover discusses: the origins of CJAT Trail, ca. 1931; relations with local newspaper; Glover's involvement with radio; radio's response to advent of television; CBC affiliation; network programs from Trail; radio personnel; technical evolution of station; early equipment at transmitter site; recording methods, including disc, wire, tape; station's place in the community; competition in the area; popular syndicated programming and its decline. TRACK 2: Discussion of the original transmitter site and tower; distant reception of CJAT. (End of interview)

David Scholes interview : [Turner, 1982]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1982-01-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: David Scholes recalls his experiences working for radio station CFCT for about 18 months, ca. 1932. Early radiotelephone use in Vancouver and on the B.C. coast. George Deaville and CFCL. CFCT: transmitters; economic conditions; programming; etc. Vancouver radio stations. Home-built and manufactured radio receivers. TRACK 2: Other stations in the region. American stations heard in Victoria. Effect of "heavy side layer" on radio transmission.

Dennis J. Duffy collection

  • PR-1859
  • Collection
  • 1975-1988

The collection consists of Duffy's oral history interviews pertaining to the history of radio broadcasting and film production in B.C.; the life and work of radio producer Imbert Orchard filmmaker A.D. "Cowboy" Kean; and jazz musicians in Victoria. It also includes copies of three film or video productions directed by Duffy, and off-air recordings of some CBC radio programs.

Duffy, Dennis John, 1956-

Dick Batey interview

CALL NUMBER: T3938:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Radio CFCT/CJVI, Victoria, in the 1940s and 1950s PERIOD COVERED: 1939-1967 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1982-01-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dick Batey discusses: George Deaville and CFCT; various locations of CFCT studios; state of CFCT operations in 1939 when Batey was hired as announcer; services exchanged for advertising; "haywire" state of equipment and facilities; news read from newspaper; change of name (to CJVI) and ownership, 1941; Joe Sommers, CJVI engineer; changes made by new owners; types of live programming; sports; story of rugby broadcast; other live broadcasting and pressures involved; attraction of radio work. TRACK 2: Discussion of: "Broadcast English" in the '40s and today; pressures of live programming; ability to ad-lib important; live radio drama at CJVI; discriminating audience in Victoria; story of quiz program "6-4-1"; shortage of experienced announcers during WW II; wartime programming; changes in radio broadcasting since advent of television; decline of radio programming; music programming then and now. CALL NUMBER: T3938:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Radio CFCT/CJVI, Victoria, in the 1940s and 1950s PERIOD COVERED: 1940-1960 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1982-01-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Story of ship launched at Yarrows by Princess Julianna during WW II; "The Big Red Barn", a popular children's radio program created by Batey in the early 1950s; comments on editorial, news and open-line programs, and the decline of live broadcasting. [end of interview; TRACK 2 blank]

Don Horne interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Experiences in radio broadcasting st CFCT Victoria and CBC Vancouver PERIOD COVERED: 1935-1974 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1981-12-22 SUMMARY: In an interview with Robert Turner of the B.C. Provincial Museum, Don Horne discusses his career in radio broadcasting. Mr. Horne took training at the Sprott-Shaw School and worked at radio stations in Victoria and Vancouver before joining the CBC in 1939. His field was technical production, including live radio drama, where he worked with producer Andrew Allan. In 1955, he became a supervisor, and in 1966, technical director. He retired from the CBC in 1974. The interview reflects on many aspects of technical change, the problems of early broadcasting, and the details of wartime broadcasting.

Don Laws interview : [Bambrick, 1976]

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-11-23 SUMMARY: Selling ads, George Chandler, work duties, selling, radio advertising, regulations regarding advertising, CJOR history, Mart Kenney, sport, "Town Meeting in Canada", music, radio popularity, "Treasure Trail".

Earle Connor interview

CALL NUMBER: T4049:0004 - 0005
RECORDED: Chemainus (B.C.), 1976-11-25
SUMMARY: Early reception, CKMO, wages and money, first Vancouver stations, CKWX, battery-powered transmitter, CKWX start, equipment, disc cutters, broadcasting singer, records, CJAT Trail, CKWX transmitter, drama program from Trail.

Echoes from our past

SUMMARY: Soundtrack created for the RBCM exhibit "Echoes from Our Past", which featured artifacts that might be found in the attics of B.C. homes. The recording consists of excerpts from British Columbia radio; broadcasts from the 1930s, and was used as the soundtrack for the Travel and Communications section of the exhibit.;

Ernie Rose interview : [Bambrick, 1976]

RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-11-23 SUMMARY: First job CKMO, shared frequencies, DX Prowl, equipment, other Vancouver stations 1930's, unauthorized power increases, equipment, wages, collecting accounts, (?), ad copy story, equipment, wages, early TV set, CBC war news.

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