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Postby VancouverTopFortyRadio » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:42 pm

Does anyone out there have a picture of CKWX DJ Del Erickson, who was with the station from late 1960 through 1961 and part of 62? Preferably a shot from around that era.

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Postby radiofan » Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:43 pm

I found an old Del Erickson 45 on the ARCTIC label but no pics.

There's got to be something somewhere.
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Postby VancouverTopFortyRadio » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:05 am

Well, I might add that Del had an LP as well, titled "Presenting Del Erickson" on the Thunderbird label. If anyone out there has it, there just might be a picture on it.

As for your 45 on the Arctic label, sounds like another one for the Records/DJ Records section.

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Postby Jack Bennest » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:22 am

If we are talking about the same del erickson

there are references to him being a friend of Harvey Milk

He was apparently cast as one of two ss men in the movie
the diary of anne frank - for an actor - you would think there would be
a picture of him somewhere - but I can tell you that can be difficult.
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Postby VancouverTopFortyRadio » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:04 pm

It's the same Del Erickson all right. He apparently had a number of movie and TV credits. Diary of Anne Frank was one. He also had a supporting role in the 1956 movie "Hot Rod Girl" where he played a rebellious teen who gets himself killed in drag race. And he had a number of TV appearances on both sides of the border, including a recurring role in the CBC series, "Cariboo Country". I dug pretty deep, checking out links on all these movies and shows, and came up short bios but no photos. Just trying to find a head shot of him to go with the CKWX 1961 DJs.

Del also recorded some hit tunes, including "Two" which charted number 1 on the CKWX chart, and "Rockin' Band".

I also heard he was a pal of Buddy Clyde.

Talent guy. . . it seems.

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Postby cart_machine » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:16 pm

VancouverTopFortyRadio wrote: Does anyone out there have a picture of CKWX DJ Del Erickson, who was with the station from late 1960 through 1961 and part of 62?  Preferably a shot from around that era.

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Jim, did you check the clippings file for CKWX at the main library (I think it's under "Radio Stations."

There are some head shots from somewhere around that era, but I can't recall if he's among them. I loved the Jim Robson crewcut picture.

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Postby radiofan » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:31 pm

cart_machine wrote:
I loved the Jim Robson crewcut picture.

cArtie.

If you've missed that pic of Jim, there's a 1959 CKWX survey in the Chart section of RadioWest.ca .

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Postby VancouverTopFortyRadio » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:47 pm

Jim, did you check the clippings file for CKWX at the main library (I think it's under "Radio Stations."


Dang it, no I didn't. Will have to make a trip down there early in the new year. There may be a wealth of other photos there as well. Thanks for pointing out what should have been obvious to me.

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Postby VancouverTopFortyRadio » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:56 pm

If you've missed that pic of Jim [Robson], there's a 1959 CKWX survey in the Chart section of RadioWest.ca .


Thanks, I've already snagged all the DJ shots from the published surveys. Del joined the WX lineup almost to the very week the station stopped including DJ pics on the surveys.

Incidently, have you ever wondered what Jim Robson would have sounded like spinning Elvis and other rock and roll records in the A.M?

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