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27
Jul
Desperately Seeking Wally Milan’s mug & Peter Donat’s house

Desperately Seeking Wally Milan’s mug & Peter Donat’s house

A couple columns ago, I wrote about my early years listening to Annapolis Valley Radio. I wrote in particular about one jock, a guy named Wally Milan, whose real name was Doug MacMillan.
I met him for about 10 seconds in August of 1977, when I had won my very first thing on the radio from him. He swore at me, gave me my KISS Love Gun album, and walked off.

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13
Jul
The Stan Carew concert that never was

The Stan Carew concert that never was

Stan Carew died alone at the age of 64. His roommate Gabe Minnikin found him at home the morning of July 6.
Although plenty of his CBC colleagues have spoken out about this loss, there’s no shortage of private radio folk who all feel the need to talk about what Stan meant to them.

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29
Jun
The real rooster & the real story behind Stan Carew’s big moment

The real rooster & the real story behind Stan Carew’s big moment

Nicolle Bellefontaine, part of the great C100 “Let’s Save Some Money” purge of 2013, is the new drive host on Jack FM. She had been back filling for Griff or Caroline in mornings when one of them was on vacation, and also filled in as afternoon news anchor on News 95.7 until Tyler McLean got the gig last month.
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15
Jun
Heeere’sss Wally... and Brooster the Rooster!

Heeere’sss Wally... and Brooster the Rooster!

One of the candidates for the full time News 95.7 reporter position got a PFO letter from the company, saying that the position will not be filled, due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Almost immediately, I saw an ad for a part-time reporter/anchor position. Sounds like some budget-tightening to me.
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01
Jun
Madam, who’s that on the radio?

Madam, who’s that on the radio?

I reported last time that Colin McKay had announced he was leaving Energy 103 and returning to his rock and roll roots at Rock 88.9 in Saint John. His successor is someone who’s familiar with Evanov: Chris Lawrence.

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