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Episode 21: Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band

Episode 21 of Station to Station features my 1990 interview with Clarence Clemons, the original saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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Episode 20-David Cassidy part 2

I think they love him! They really love him! 

A group of fans wants David Cassidy inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and they’ve been adding their names to a growing petition. They argue there’s more about the former teen idol than the four years he was on a TV sitcom in the early 1970s.

In this episode, a follow-up to Episode 17:David Cassidy part 1, I’ll speak to Alison, a member of a group in England who launched a campaign to get Cassidy into the Rock Hall and to have his back catalog of music and concert films released.

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Episode 19: John McKay, former network radio reporter

Former network radio reporter John McKay was already in the second decade of his career in the late 1980s when he was assigned by Broadcast News (BN), now the Canadian Press,  to the Washington D.C. bureau. His job was to report the Canadian perspective on American issues including a free trade deal between Canada and the U.S. and acid rain legislation. But a few other high profile events occurred while he was there.
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Episode 18: Walter Gretzky

A co-worker at a Kitchener radio station I once worked at handed me a fax printout of a news release from a Canadian satellite company with a headline that read, and I’m paraphrasing, “Phyllis and Walter Gretzky will no longer be able to watch their son Wayne play hockey when the Canadian government makes their satellite service illegal.”

“Maybe there’s something you could do with this,” said the co-worker. I said thanks, but didn’t understand what I could do with it. There was a bigger story brewing that day. It was April 13 1999, the day the news broke that Wayne Gretzky, one of the greatest hockey players at that time, was retiring from the NHL after 20 years in the league. His parents wouldn’t need the satellite service if the rumour was true. Continue reading “Episode 18: Walter Gretzky”

Episode 17: David Cassidy

My 1991 interview with teen idol, David Cassidy. Continue reading “Episode 17: David Cassidy”

Episode 16: Ann Medina

 

Ann Medina discusses her career as a national television reporter with ABC and NBC in the U.S, and in Canada on the CBC, where she worked as a foreign correspondent. Part history lesson, part journalism lecture Ann tells great stories about her life on the road covering a variety of stories including a U.S Presidential election, the middle east, Syria circa 1984 and ‘that hunk’ Dustin Hoffman.

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Episode 15: Trudy Medcalf

Meet Trudy Medcalf!  At the age of 14 she asked about starting a fan club after seeing a band perform at a concert in Margate, England. That band was The Beatles.

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Episode 14: The Toronto Blue Jays go digital in 1994

Telecommunications company Motorola was marketing a really cool product in the early 1990s called SportsTrax that allowed you to receive real-time action from a Toronto Blue Jays game to wherever you were. Continue reading “Episode 14: The Toronto Blue Jays go digital in 1994”

Episode 13: The Oral History Collection

Former history librarian Susan Hoffman described Oral History as:”the ultimate example of grass roots social history.”

This episode of Station to Station focuses on the voices from the past, preserved in the Oral History Tape Collection at the Kitchener Public Library. (KPL)  Continue reading “Episode 13: The Oral History Collection”

Episode 12: The Gym

All the workout but without the sweat; I hang out at the gym and speak with two of my ‘coaches’ who I met through wellness programs at the YMCA where I am a member. Continue reading “Episode 12: The Gym”

Episode 11: Publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network, Terrance Egger

The Philadelphia Media Network is operating under a new business model. The owner of the newspapers, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and the web portal, philly.com, is a for profit company, owned by the non-profit Philadelphia Foundation. Joe speaks with Publisher, Terrance Egger about the organization’s shift to: “keep journalism alive.”

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Episodio 10: Cucina per Frank Sinatra (Versione Italiana)

Nel giugno del 1987 , lo chef in pensione , Luigi Pavia ha ottenuto il concerto culinaria di una vita ; è stato assunto per cucinare per cantante leggendaria , Frank Sinatra . (continua a leggere cliccando qui sotto.)

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Episode 10: Cooking for Frank Sinatra (English version)

In June of 1987, retired chef, Luigi Pavia got the culinary gig of a lifetime; he was hired to cook for legendary crooner, Frank Sinatra.

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Episode 9: How the Toronto Raptors were named

In 1994, “The Raptors” was one of ten contenders, in a contest to name the newly formed, Toronto NBA team. The day the list of names was released, I was given the radio news assignment to ask people what their choice would be. Continue reading “Episode 9: How the Toronto Raptors were named”

Episode 8: Physician-Assisted Dying

Physician-Assisted Dying will become a reality in Canada in 2016. This episode deals with a town hall meeting that I attended in Toronto in January of 2016. Continue reading “Episode 8: Physician-Assisted Dying”

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