Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby jrebels » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:09 pm

When it comes to the seal puppies...there was only one King of Backgammon in Castlegar and he was the voice of the Castlegar Rebels...
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby jrebels » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:12 pm

And come on fellow CKQR disk Jockies...let's not forget Trader Phone...Gordon's highest rated show on the air.
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Postby Howaboutthat » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:50 pm

Just figure out how to post on a message board? ;)
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby Dale » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:28 am

I hear the blood spilled by that Rebels play by play guy in those backgammon games still stains the Ootechenia earth.
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby jrebels » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:37 am

The only two Dales I remember from my CKQR days....Dale 1...Golden throat on his way to bigger and better markets...and Dale 2...The Walter Kronkite of the Kootenays...and yes there was lots of backgammon blood spilled in Ootechenia. What to do with all those seal puppies? However there was always a gracious winner with the easy installment payment plans.
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Postby stoneman » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:33 pm

When I started at QR in 1978, Dale Drown was the morning news voice. I believe he got into politics for a time. I'm not sure what he's doing now (or where).
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby glaherty » Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:19 pm

Stoneman, ever do any hockey broadcasts from a scaffold? As if I didn't know. :wink:
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Postby The Unknown Copywriter » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:06 pm

When was your QR tour of duty?

Mine was April '84 to Jan '86.
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby glaherty » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:42 pm

78-80.
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Postby jrebels » Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:11 am

I remember doing the broadcasts down in Spokane, sitting in the stands with all the fans...Road trips were lots of fun...When it came to the broadcasts, Gord went all way sending a colour man (J.Phillips) with me, putting us up at hotels, meals, etc...Some of the best memories of my broadcast career. Since I started in late 1979, I must have just missed a few of you guys at QR.
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby stoneman » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:37 am

Play-by-play up on the scaffolding at the Castlegar Sports Complex... that's brings back some fond memories. I did colour for Lee Powell in the '78/'79 season of the Rebels. Lots of fun... three (count 'em -- three) Sherstobitoff (sp) brothers, sometimes all playing at the same time. Three stories up the scaffolding with two 2x10 planks as the deck. The front legs of the metal chair were on one plank, the back legs on the other. Lee would get quite animated during his play-by-play. I remember one time -- he leaned forward to catch the play along the near boards and nudged his chair as he stood up and knocked the back legs off the plank. The chair fell down -- leaving him nothing to sit back on. I reached over and grabbed the front of his jacket, holding him suspended three stories above the concrete. Good old Lee... he just kept calling the play until we could go to commercial and correct our little problem. I was at CKQR for 11 months... November '78 to October '79 when I was offered a position in Vancouver -- where I've worked for the past 30 years. I've been back to Castlegar a number of times... always stopping in at the station to voice some commercials or station IDs. Castlegar was a great place to start my broadcasting career. The people there were extremely friendly and very forgiving of all the mistakes wew made. Gordon Brady was an interesting boss. He did a little bit of everything. I remember him coming in to the control room while I was on the air to change the overhead flourencent tubes. I was playing he didn't step on the LP I was spinning at the time... he did say he was sorry as he lifted his foot up off the album. Everyone coming out of broadcast school should be so lucky to start at a station as fun as CKQR. Small market radio is the best place to start... and you'll get the chance to learn!!! Man, I could go on for hours talking about my experiences in Castlegar.
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby glaherty » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:14 am

[quote="stoneman"]Play-by-play up on the scaffolding at the Castlegar Sports Complex... that's brings back some fond memories. I did colour for Lee Powell in the '78/'79 season of the Rebels. Lots of fun... three (count 'em -- three) Sherstobitoff (sp) brothers, sometimes all playing at the same time.

Robbie, Ron, and Ken if my memory serves and it doesn't always anymore. Thanks for saving me from a big tumble that night Stoneman. :wink:
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby Dale » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:39 am

Here's a few shots from the past. Must be around '81 or '82. Note the mic boom which was a copper pipe cushioned by some foam...which doubled as a handset cradle when play by play was broadcast. Genius.

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A play-by play man mulling over another backgammon blood letting with an ultra light and a stubby Kokanee
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A long-time QR morning man and a play by play guy wearing a trucker hat WAY before trucker hats were cool
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Can you name the would-be trucker and the morning man?
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby glaherty » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:39 am

Gotta be Jake J. and Freddy Jack. Now we've hijacked a thread. :mousewalk Where'd the green felt on the turntables go? Man
I just want to reach through the screen and through time and put my hands on the pots on that board. Could that be "Big Country" cued
up on the reel to reel? Dare we dream?
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Re: Anyone in the West Kootenay Market Castlegar know this?

Postby Mike Cleaver » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:46 am

Wow!
That's the old CKOV main control room board that I started on in '61.
I always thought it went to the dump!
It has the Art Vipond mods, turntable start buttons near the pots and the added channels at the top right hand side which were used for the two Ampex 351's.
I think Castlegar also got the old 'OV remote board with the two turntables which they used as their production board.
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