My interview with TSN’s “Cabbie” Richards

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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“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..

(Photo courtesy Norm Coyne of Citizen Events).

Not all on same page in “Je Suis Charlie” debate

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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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.

Cirque du Soleil does Prince George

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

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After blowing PG minds since New Year’s Eve, Cirque du Soleil’s final two shows hit CN Centre Sunday (1:30 & 5:00 p.m.)

One of the show’s trampoline acrobats, Hiroi Tokuma gave us a quick interview after her practice.

Prince George students vote for mayor

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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Some students at Peden Hill Elementary in Prince George took part in a class project where they vote in Saturday night’s municipal election.

I paid them a visit to get their thoughts for 94.3 The Goat & Country 97FM news….

Potholes and Plotholes

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

sinkhole 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.

Here’s where the fun begins ….

Phoners and Boners

Friday, June 20th, 2014

new4thave   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).

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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.

Wrasslin’ with emotions

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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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’.

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I still need to write up a pro-wrestling themed sports story for my noon newscast.

The sound of the chain-gang

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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I always hear about contests where people kiss a car or do stand in a glass chamber for hours on end to win something, now I finally get to witness it outside my office.

Here’s our chat:

Space Odyssey

Monday, April 7th, 2014

HadfieldI 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.

More here:

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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.

 

Reestablishing Communications

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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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.

No time for love, Dr. Jones!