June 4th was my father’s birthday. He would have been 79 today. It is not a happy day for me, to be without my father for the first June 4th in my life. Father’s Day next week will be tough as well. I had to do something not to be in a funk. What could that thing be?
Crazy ol' me! I got up at 4:25 this morning so that I could make sure I was there, bright and early for the Information Morning birthday party.
They went on the air on June 1st, 1970, 40 years and 3 days ago. I have been listening for about 25 years now. There was no way I was gonna miss this event. After all, I go all the way back to the days when they were on the AM dial in Halifax (860 for those who were wondering).
I was finally able to discern that Bob Murphy and Tom Murphy are different people. Either that, or they can change in the blink of an eye. I am going with the former.
It was a pleasure to run into Don Tremaine and Frank Cameron this morning. They both remembered me from the interviews I conducted with them last year, and accepted an official Bevboy's Blog business card. So did Tom Murphy, for that matter. Given that I am at best a ripple in the ponds of their lives, I was delghted that Don and Frank remembered me.
I got to run into an old friend from Toastmasters who works for the CBC. And, I got to give away some business cards. It was a fine morning, and I wasn't even late for work.
There are people in radio who hate the CBC. I have heard the reasons why. But I don’t hate the CBC. I love it. I think there is a strong need for the CBC, and in particular, CBC radio. For those who don’t like to hear the same songs over and over on private radio, there is always the CBC, and I hope we have it to enjoy for a long, long time. But they can still go ahead and cancel “Wiretap” any time at all, please.
Don’t forget: Stan Carew is on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6-9 (Saturday) and 6-8:30 (Sunday). Tune in, or I’ll hunt you down.