Blogs →

Canada’s Sweetheart

June 6, 2015

It’s hard to imagine Canada without Anne Murray.  She’s been on our musical landscape nearly 5 decades, and has won many awards, and achieved many “firsts”.  She is the first female solo singer to hit number 1 on the U.S. charts with “Snowbird”, from 1970.  She is the first woman, and the first Canadian to...

Read More →

The Duke

May 30, 2015

Waylon Jennings had his first recording session arranged for him by Buddy Holly, and later Holly hired him to play bass.  Waylon was to fly on the plane that crashed and killed Holly, but he gave up his seat for J. P. Richardson. Jennings had numerous jobs as radio DJs during the late 50s and...

Read More →

He sang in a talent contest at the age of three, and won first prize.  He’s had 11 number one singles on the country chart including,  “I Wouldn’t Want to Live if You Didn’t Love Me” and, “I Believe in You”. He performed with, “The Strangers Two” and, “The Pozo-Seco Singers”.  Don Williams became a...

Read More →

The Clinton raceway kicked off their race season this past weekend. Last week, CKNX AM 920 was giving away $50 VIP Packages to the opening race weekend at Clinton Raceway. One of the lucky winners was Anne Bauer. While at the races this past weekend she also left the races with a BBQ from Verbeeks in Clinton....

Read More →

Call it, “Empire Day”, “Commonwealth Day” or “National Patriots’ Day”, this holiday weekend that most call “Victoria Day” is distinctly Canadian.  We have recognized the birthday of Queen Victoria since well before Confederation. Following her death in 1901, it was made law in Canada to recognize May 24 to remember the late queen who was...

Read More →

Don Rickles turned to stand up comedy to make some money between acting jobs.  Many of the “joints” he worked in were rough.  The audiences would heckle him, and he would come back with insults of his own.  Soon, this became trademark humor for Don Rickles, and the “insult comic” was born.  Rickles has been...

Read More →

Luxury Air Travel

May 9, 2015

Looks like fine dining, and it was.  That’s not an ocean liner or a fancy restaurant, that’s the dining room on the airship Hindenburg.  The ship was designed to fly with helium gas, but a shortage of helium forced the operators of Hindenburg to use hydrogen as a lifting gas.  Hindenburg had flown throughout 1936 and...

Read More →

Talent for Country

May 2, 2015

He has moved from a successful popular music career to a solid Country Music performer.  Darius Rucker was founding member and leader of “Hootie and the Blowfish”.  He also released two solo albums, “Back to Then” and, “Learn to Live”.  Rucker scored number one with, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”,  launching his country...

Read More →

Variety Vertuoso

April 25, 2015

One of the hall marks of the golden age of television is the “variety show”.  Shows aimed at family entertainment, with something for everybody.  One of the last true variety shows on the small screen was, “The Carol Burnett Show”.  There was always a laugh from Tim Conway or Harvey Korman.  Carol herself showed not...

Read More →

Jim Jordan and Marian Driscoll were real-life husband and wife, and they can be credited with helping to create one of the first, “situation comedies”.  Together, they formed, “Fibber McGee and Molly”.  The show was a huge hit on NBC Radio from 1935 to 1959, long after radio had ceased to be the dominant form...

Read More →