Whatever became of Larry?

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Whatever became of Larry?

Postby radiofan » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:33 am

In the early 1980's, we had an operator at CKNW whose name was Larry. For the life of me I can't recall his last name, maybe Russ Byth or John Saboe will remember him.

Larry wasn't a kid, he was a full time BC Hydro bus driver (before the days of Trans Link) who took BCIT evening classes and was highly recommended by Brian Antonson
or Kenny Harris. In the time he was working at NW, I left and went to Calgary and never heard what became of him.

I guess what made me think of Larry was the fact that he was the one and only person in the province of BC who had the vanity plate that read RADIO. Just wondering if
he ever fulfilled his dream of getting into radio full time or if he stuck with driving a transit bus.
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Re: Whatever became of Larry?

Postby Russ_Byth » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:49 am

I don't recall a Larry at all or that plate.
Maybe he replaced me when I did time in Williams Lake in 81-82.
At least I think that's when I was there. Scott Russell would remember.
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Re: Whatever became of Larry?

Postby The Unknown Copywriter » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:15 am

Larry Barbour!

He was in my first year (daytime) BCIT class. I don't think he came back for the second year...
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