Does anyone else have a list of stations at which they "almost" worked?
When I was a youngster at CKOV in Kelowna, I was offered a job at a station in Townsville, Australia.
Being too young and living at home, I was too scared to accept the deal, a two year contract, housing provided and airfare back and forth to Canada.
A few months later, I was offered a job at KIMN in Denver.
Again, too frightened to leave the life I knew, still being in my teens.
While I was at CJOC radio and tv in Lethbridge, I was offered a job at CKLW, Windsor.
They'd recently hired Jim Jackson, with whom I'd worked at CJOC.
They tried again when I was working at CKXL, just leaving to work at CHUM.
I turned that down as I was then running the CJOC tv news department and anchoring the 6pm news at 21.
When I went to CHUM the first time, my former ND at CKXL, Dale O'Hara tried to hire me to work at CKY radio and tv, Winnipeg.
I arrived there in a raging blizzard and pretty much turned around and went back to Toronto.
There were lots of other offers and it turns out, it usually was the competition trying to get me out of Toronto.
The offers were tempting but there was no better company to work for than CHUM under Mr. Waters.
But I often wonder what my career path might have been had I made other choices?
Mike Cleaver Broadcast Services
Engineering, News, Voice work and Consulting
Vancouver, BC, Canada
54 years experience at some of Canada's Premier Broadcasting Stations