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CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Jack Bennest » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:12 pm

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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Jack Bennest » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:13 pm

Thanks to Tom Hawthorn of the Globe and Mail for this item from the files

November 22, 1968
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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Howaboutthat » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:30 pm

:? :? :? :?

Who? Why?
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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby tkd » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:58 pm

what was this article as a result of? In other words what caused you to post this statement from Pat Burns?
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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Jack Bennest » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:09 pm

August 23, 1965: the first open-line show appearance of controversial host Pat Burns in Montréal. While 980 CKGM is still very much a hit music station, ownership and management decide to capitalize on the fledgling “open-line” genre by repatriating the Montréal native from Vancouver. The bombastic Burns had just been let go from CJOR radio there, following repeated on-air offenses. Pat Burns so stirs up the Québec political scene in Montréal during this period that CKGM receives several bomb threats. The misogynistic gay-bashing host is eventually run out of town in early 1969 following numerous anti-French remarks and censorship by the Bureau of Broadcast Governors. By decade’s end, CKGM has plummeted to dead last in the Montréal radio game. The mending and rebuilding process are about to begin, in earnest.


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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Jack Bennest » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:16 pm

Howaboutthat wrote: confused :shock:




Who?
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Where?
What?
How? :? :? :? :? aboutthat
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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Howaboutthat » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:43 pm

tkd wrote:what was this article as a result of? In other words what caused you to post this statement from Pat Burns?


Exactly!

This very much, IMO, falls into the "who cares" file.

Why not get Cleaver to interview him about those days nearly half a century ago!

Honestly Jack, do you have ADD?
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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Jack Bennest » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:43 pm

Howaboutthat wrote:Honestly Jack, do you have ADD?



No HAT I don't have ADD or SUBTRACT

Please take your medication - your avatar is rattling your brain

ps is TKD related?
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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby radiofan » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:26 am

tkd wrote:what was this article as a result of? In other words what caused you to post this statement from Pat Burns?



The article about a legendary Vancouver broadcaster from the 60s and 70's is in the right section .. "Radio People History" ..

Rather than just post the article, Jack should have started the thread with some Pat Burns background.

To those of us who were here at the time, Pat's Montreal escapades were reported on radio, TV and in the newspapers here
in Vancouver. It was all free publicity for Pat's return to the Vancouver airwaves when Jimmy P brought him back to town.
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.
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Re: CKGM Pat Burns

Postby Jack Bennest » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:45 am

Not that I want to correct my old friend radiofan - but threads are started by people who have pictures, interview, news clippings, charts, mp3 etc

I don't think everything has to be explained as if the viewers are mindless members of a grade three class.

If you read the statement of Burns, then saw that it was a newspaper ad from the past and then saw that it had
been given to me by a reporter from the Globe and Mail indicating its publication date - suffice to say that is a lot of information to digest - before getting into my "motivation" in posting something.

I thought it was a gem - I had never seen it before and wanted to share it.

If you don't want historical items posted in the history sections - just let me know.
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