“Cabbie” Richards hosted the first ever “Sports Trivia Night” at the Cariboo House Tuesday.
It wasn’t just the first for the fine establishment, but also a first for the TSN personality.
We get into that and more, in this interview:
Lots more going on tonight as celebrations for the Winter Games, including hip hop trio “A Tribe Called Red” at the BCLC centre stage Wednesday night, as well as alternative folk rock group “All Mighty Voice” at the Art Space at 8 p.m..
Three media experts in three fields; Andrew Mack, SFU Professor of Human Security, along with Alfred Hermida, UBC Associate Professor in Journalism, and Guy Gilchrist, cartoonist working on the “Nancy” comic, give their thoughts on how these events have been covered, and whether or not “Charlie Hebdo”‘s infamous imagery should be re-produced as a stance against censorship and terror threats.
What appeared to be an inconvenient pothole in Prince George actually sank into this giant sinkhole in about 90 seconds according to the city’s Communications Officer. It’s made for a good news story, as any sinkhole large enough to fit an excavator inside it would, but also a good bit with 94.3 FM’s The Schwartz and a very Canadian-sounding Russian.
While not at work, I spend the odd Thursday night over at the local University radio station on their hip-hop show “The Kinetic Flow (North)” with my high school pal Dave aka Mr. Burns (we also started that very same show in Nanaimo back in 2001).
So Mr. Burns was away for this past show and I took the reigns, turning over the phone lines to the residents of Prince George to get their thoughts on the impending transform 4th Avenue from one-way traffic to two-way (they do that a lot here, apparently).
Pictured: An image from the city on what 4th ave will hypothetically look like once construction is complete and bicycles hit the pavement.
Every now and then I get to make an appearance on the air at 94X in a non-news fashion. Given how many people on holidays I am in the position to do the morning news run which is rough in itself, but one half of the morning show tag-team THE SCHWARTZ also flied solo, so he brought me in to play straight-man on his segment on the legitimacy of wrasslin’.
I had the pleasure of meeting Canada’s premier astronaut and seeing him in action with his fans. Colonlel Chris Hadfield landed in PG this past weekend to educate kids, sign books, and luckily talk to media.
I was a little dumbfounded as to what to ask, but a good ol’ friend of mine who is a huge Hadfield fan came up with a great (and fun) question.
Any post about Colonel Hadfield is pretty much incomplete without this YouTube video that made him famous.
Since my last post, I have been at a new job for five months now, reporting for radio stations 94X & Country 97 in Prince George.
It’s quite a move, not only to a bigger market, but things are much more focused; I strictly do news stories, such as the pictured smash-and-grab at the mall, and it’s usually focused within PG’s city borders.
I haven’t had the chance to tell any long-form stories like I used to, which is good for getting me out of the office at a reasonable hour (the same could be said for nixing my on-air show, and sports casts) but bad for finding things to post here after having a blog for years.
That said, I think there will be a few things coming up soon of interest, and I also hit up my old friend’s college radio show over on 88.7 FM CFUR at the University of Northern British Columbia.