Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey)... how it began

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Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey)... how it began

Postby radiofan » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:58 am

Dennis Rimmer of Radisson, SK has lots of interesting stories on his Examiner.com site looking at cultural traditions in Canada, several relating to the radio industry...

http://www.examiner.com/cultural-tradit ... nis-rimmer

He's recently done a couple of posts about Radio West member and frequent contributor Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey) and his career and how it all began in Drumheller.

http://www.examiner.com/article/how-ger ... jack-casey

http://www.examiner.com/article/aural-i ... jack-casey

Thanks Dennis
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Re: Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey)... how it began

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:46 am

Yeah, thanks Dennis. He found a writer's way of making the minutiae of my radio career somewhat interesting.
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Re: Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey)... how it began

Postby Tom Jeffries » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:41 pm

Thanks Dennis! Jack is one of those special people, that made my career so enjoyable. Always positive and supportive and very talented.....and modest.

Kind of like you, Mr. Rimmer.

We had a great team at 1900 West Fourth and I consider myself lucky to have been part of the mix.

Life has gone by so fast.

I miss so many great people.

*It is also hard to believe that it has been just about a year since we lost Fred. Cathy, I have been thinking about a lot, and I hope to get to see her this summer.
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Re: Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey)... how it began

Postby Muzik » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:22 pm

One of my favorites .Some of the best radio in Vancouver.Jack had amazing creativity,hitting every post and very funny. Whenever I want a trip down memory lane I just pop in a Jack Casey air-check.
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Re: Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey)... how it began

Postby Jack Bennest » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:04 pm

Tom Jeffries wrote: Jack is one of those special people


I truly appreciate that Tom. :bag:

Now back to Mr. Casey. I mean Gerry...err was that... a long time ago and found him entertaining and accepting in fine spirit.

and now over to you Neumann Microphone - who in his finest "harry hummer" voice will sound like ??

oh now I am confused.

My apologies. :occasion5:
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Re: Gerry Thom (aka Jack Casey)... how it began

Postby Tom Jeffries » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:17 pm

Harry Hammer. Have not seen that name for years.

Jack Casey was on of my top all time wingers, and I am very lucky to still call him a close friend. In fact, I consider him a Brother.

Talented, modest and kind.

Like Mr. B!

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