Jump to content

      












Photo

Chek-tv | Local cable 6


  • Please log in to reply
613 replies to this topic

#601 vortoozo

vortoozo
  • Member
  • 930 posts

Posted 29 December 2020 - 10:13 AM

CTV VI's late night newscast is pre-recorded, but CHEK's is live.



#602 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 02 March 2021 - 09:42 PM

Is anyone familiar with Joe Perkins' CHEK podcast "mic-CHEK?"



#603 Hotel Mike

Hotel Mike

    Hotel Mike

  • Member
  • 2,035 posts

Posted 03 March 2021 - 10:43 AM

It's not much of a surprise that Joe is doing a podcast. When CHEK raided CTV2 for him, he was doing a regular radio show on CFAX as well. I guess that was part of their thinking in hiring him.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#604 JohnsonStBridge

JohnsonStBridge
  • Member
  • 171 posts
  • LocationInner Harbour

Posted 03 March 2021 - 10:51 AM

I've listened to a handful of episodes and it is worth the listen. Nice to see some local content on demand.


  • AllseeingEye likes this

#605 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 03 March 2021 - 12:31 PM

Thanks folks; Joe and another media contact reached out last night so I now know what its all about. He was going through the CHEK archives and found a trove of material pertaining to my dad's old show so they are going to talk to and show pics/video/interviews with him I've probably never seen before. It gets posted to the website Monday so I'll be keen to see what Joe has uncovered.


Edited by AllseeingEye, 03 March 2021 - 12:31 PM.

  • Mike K. likes this

#606 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 08 March 2021 - 12:30 PM

Link to CHEK Mic-CHEK which features a Joe Perkins story on Club 6, dad's old show from 1963-70. Its a bit surreal to hear his voice again 9 years after his passing. Its the first link in the list.

 

Sparky will appreciate this for sure - 

 

https://www.cheknews...dcasts/micchek/


  • Mike K., Danma and Victoria Watcher like this

#607 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 09 March 2021 - 06:11 PM

CHEK updated their Instagram podcast site to include some video accompanied by audio from the Club 6 story above. Mixed emotions for sure actually seeing and listening to your deceased father -

 

https://www.instagra.../p/CMLsMOXDQQi/


  • JohnsonStBridge likes this

#608 Sparky

Sparky

    GET OFF MY LAWN

  • Moderator
  • 11,345 posts

Posted 10 March 2021 - 09:46 PM

That video was perfect.

Playing with our band on Club 6 was a dream come true. I need to go back and collect some thoughts in order to share my story.

Stay tuned....
  • AllseeingEye likes this

#609 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 12 March 2021 - 10:26 AM

From my pal Mighty Mike Easton at Puget Sound Radio it looks like Don Taylor and Rick Dhaliwal will emerge from the ashes of TSN1040 sports talk radio and will be on CHEK TV soon with a new sports show, which should be interesting. 


  • Ismo07 likes this

#610 Hotel Mike

Hotel Mike

    Hotel Mike

  • Member
  • 2,035 posts

Posted 12 March 2021 - 11:13 AM

I think the sports department at CHEK have been doing a yeoman's duty during this whole pandemic thing. I hope this isn't a case of the "pros from Dover" coming into the smaller pond and overshadowing the locals.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#611 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 12 March 2021 - 11:19 AM

Well they're not physically coming to Victoria; Taylor is based in YVR and Dhaliwal I believe in the Fraser Valley. Not unusual for "Vancouver" programming to be broadcast on CHEK, it was common practice years ago. And since they got canned in the recent Bell 1040 shmozzle I'm sure both jumped at an opportunity to get back on the tube, any tube, regardless where the physical studio may be.


Edited by AllseeingEye, 12 March 2021 - 11:19 AM.


#612 Sparky

Sparky

    GET OFF MY LAWN

  • Moderator
  • 11,345 posts

Posted 27 March 2021 - 06:38 AM

Playing with our band on Club 6 was a dream come true. I need to go back and collect some thoughts in order to share my story.
 

I was presented the honour of telling this story at Bob's funeral service.

 

Picture this....

 

It was late one Saturday morning in 1966.... I found myself driving up Epson Drive in my '52 Pontiac loaded to the brim with my guitar and amp and Danny's drum set. Danny was a popular guy in those days because his dad ran the "finger bowl" also known as the the Tillicum Outdoor Drive In Theatre and he was one hell of a good drummer.

 

We were on our way to our first appearance on Club 6. Even though we had played at all the popular venues in Victoria...The Club Sirocco, Purple Onion and were the house band at the Golden Slipper.....this gig was special. Victoria's version of American Bandstand.

 

We were about to play for our first television debut. We were both nervous. We met up with Ron the lead guitar, Brian our bass master and Dave Jensen our singer. https://en.wikipedia...ki/David_Jensen

 

The next thing I know I was messing with my amp connections and getting everything mixed up and Bob came up to me and said "relax Sparky" as soon as you start playing you will forget about the cameras and it will be second nature and the next thing you know you will be a star. Bob was right. it all worked out.

 

A few weeks later we were summoned to the studio at the last minute I think because some other band cancelled. Again up Epsom Drive loaded with Danny's drums again.... but this time we were much more confident. Arm out the window, tunes on the box, cool as cucumbers.

 

At the end of the gig though after loading up the drums, guitars and amps....some of the band were unloading the car and putting the gear back in the building. "What the hell are you guys doing" I hollered.....and the reply was...

 

....."making room for the girls".....Bob was right...he made us stars. 

 

I then put my hand on Bob's casket at the funeral and wished him peace.


  • AllseeingEye and Teardrop like this

#613 AllseeingEye

AllseeingEye

    AllSeeingEye

  • Member
  • 4,964 posts
  • LocationGorge-Selkirk

Posted 27 March 2021 - 07:19 AM

I was presented the honour of telling this story at Bob's funeral service.

 

Picture this....

 

It was late one Saturday morning in 1966.... I found myself driving up Epson Drive in my '52 Pontiac loaded to the brim with my guitar and amp and Danny's drum set. Danny was a popular guy in those days because his dad ran the "finger bowl" also known as the the Tillicum Outdoor Drive In Theatre and he was one hell of a good drummer.

 

We were on our way to our first appearance on Club 6. Even though we had played at all the popular venues in Victoria...The Club Sirocco, Purple Onion and were the house band at the Golden Slipper.....this gig was special. Victoria's version of American Bandstand.

 

We were about to play for our first television debut. We were both nervous. We met up with Ron the lead guitar, Brian our bass master and Dave Jensen our singer. https://en.wikipedia...ki/David_Jensen

 

The next thing I know I was messing with my amp connections and getting everything mixed up and Bob came up to me and said "relax Sparky" as soon as you start playing you will forget about the cameras and it will be second nature and the next thing you know you will be a star. Bob was right. it all worked out.

 

A few weeks later we were summoned to the studio at the last minute I think because some other band cancelled. Again up Epsom Drive loaded with Danny's drums again.... but this time we were much more confident. Arm out the window, tunes on the box, cool as cucumbers.

 

At the end of the gig though after loading up the drums, guitars and amps....some of the band were unloading the car and putting the gear back in the building. "What the hell are you guys doing" I hollered.....and the reply was...

 

....."making room for the girls".....Bob was right...he made us stars. 

 

I then put my hand on Bob's casket at the funeral and wished him peace.

 

Great story Sparky; dad always said the real stars of Club 6 were the "kids" meaning the dancers and especially the local bands who were his preference for the live acts, as opposed to guest "stars" who played on the show like Bobby Curtola and Jimmie Rogers etc. He loved all of you guys. 

 

Somewhat unusual for a media personality as well known as he was at the time, he really had very little ego. When recognized in public, which happened constantly here and in Vancouver and even Seattle, he was always very gracious and more than a little embarrassed. Victoria's "Dick Clark" was a fun moniker, but unlike that persona dad was really much more about family and friends than anything else, period full stop. The fact he happened to host a wildly popular TV teen dance show meant far less than when his kids did well in school or when his media buddies showed up for an impromptu house party (which happened a_lot...the original Mad Men).

 

The dancers and bands aside, who were I know were why he hosted the show as long as he did, CHEK and Club 6 were merely his day job; hanging with friends and family - and tending to his beloved garden - always meant way more to him. In fact - inside family secret - most of the music played on the show he didn't even listen to at home, being much more a Nat King Cole guy in 1964 than anything else :): he hated the Stones and Mick Jagger in particular, wasn't a fan of Presley although "the man can sing you have to give him that", and only liked Beatles up until the point they grew their hair long....

 

When some of his television "kids" (dancers) decided in 1991 to have a Club 6 reunion at a downtown restaurant over 350 of them showed up - 20 years after the show went off the air which utterly blew him away. Were you there for that?

 

In addition to the police presence and friends, family and ex-CHEK co-workers all paying respects having you speak at his service was the absolute perfect cherry on top - he would've loved that, in some respects even more so than friends telling funny anecdotes or even the police escort to the Royal Oak burial park.

 

You were able to provide context and unique insight having actually performed on the show that I certainly couldn't have: my main memories were quietly watching Saturday morning cartoons in master control while the show was being taped (the show producer and technicians' way of keeping this little PITA occupied and out of their way), sitting on Jayne Mansfield's lap and once being yelled at by Ida Clarkson :). I said it then and I say again: a job most appreciated by the family and extremely well done Sparky. Dad would've been proud of that young nervous musician all those years later.


Edited by AllseeingEye, 27 March 2021 - 07:19 AM.

  • Rob Randall likes this

#614 Sparky

Sparky

    GET OFF MY LAWN

  • Moderator
  • 11,345 posts

Posted 27 March 2021 - 09:13 AM

So to continue the story that you may not be aware of ASE, Bob and I became friends later in life when he worked at Totem Travel.

He and Bunker Hill would send me on world travels. What a frigging hoot.

I can remember one time in the early 80’s Mrs Sparky got home from work on a Friday right before Christmas. It was cold and dark and wet. We said to each other we gotta get out of here.

We called up Bob and he said “get your ass to Vancouver and go to the Air Canada counter first thing tomorrow morning “.

We drove the the ferry, got a room, and sure enough we were booked on a flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Good times.

These were different times in Victoria. Everyone knew each other. We all grew up together. You continually knew who was coming the other way because of the car they drove especially if you drove the strip at night.

If someone asked me if I knew so and so I would say “If I didn’t know the guy....I probably knew his sister.”
  • AllseeingEye likes this

 



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users