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JIM MORRISON

RED ROBINSON

MICHAEL CONWAY BAKER

BILL MACKIE

DON FISHER

CAM CATHCART

Red Robinson

Red's radio roots go back to the beginning of Rock'n'Roll. The first DJ to play rock'n'roll music on a regular basis in Canada, he was spinning the hits on Vancouver's CJOR in 1954, while still in high school. In 1957, Red jumped to Top 40 giant CKWX, where he met recording stars like Buddy Holly and Elvis, and emceed Elvis' stage show in Vancouver.

        "Here's Red"
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A move to Portland's KGW in 1959 gave Red experience in a brand new rock'n'roll medium - television. Returning to Vancouver in 1961, Red was hired as Program Director at Top 40 newcomer C-FUN, and he turned it into a rock'n'roll powerhouse. In 1964, he introduced the Beatles on the same stage where Elvis had appeared seven years earlier.

In 1968, Red returned to CJOR, where it all began, as Operations Manager. Three years later, over to CKWX again, where he was on-air mornings until 1983. His oldies network show REUNION ran cross-Canada from 1985-1993.

At Expo 86, Red presented The Legends of Rock'n'Roll, featuring 40 acts including Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the Righteous Brothers. In 1993 he built a top-rated morning show on Oldies CISL/Vancouver.

Red was inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 2000. He "retired" from radio in 2001, but continues to host his oldies show Red Rock Diner on Sundays from 8am - 2pm Pacific on FUN-FM 104.9 in Vancouver.He continues to interview performers for his weekly Wednesday morning TV spot on Global Television in Vancouver.