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#21 Hotel Mike

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 11:04 AM

Perhaps your dad was looking for experience, interest in world events, and news ability. All old fashioned concepts these days, eh?

#22 AllseeingEye

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:50 PM

Indeed he was an anachronism back then, albeit an honorable one, and immune to a pretty face, heh.

Remember too this was nearly 35 years ago, back in the days when the Old Boys' network reigned supreme, and particularly in fields like advertising, television and radio. He would have been one of the few not to be swayed. Good on you, pops.....

Nevertheless you would be hard pressed to argue that she wasn't ultimately very successful in her profession once she landed in Vancouver.

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:34 PM

Nevertheless you would be hard pressed to argue that she wasn't ultimately very successful in her profession once she landed in Vancouver.


You are right, eye. I know Pamela and watched her for many years. She definitely put in her time doing the weekend news. Over the years, she improved, and clearly showed her dedication to sticking it out. I have no issue with her eventual success.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 01:03 PM

On top of which Pamela is/was also very heavily involved in community events, as many media-types often are. Another that comes to mind, despite his public image of being Oscar the Grouch, is Neil Macrae, latterly of CKNW. As was McKeachie, Norm Grohmann to name but a few.....

I cannot begin to count the number of community events and charitable causes dad was involved in, but over his career from the mid-50's to late
70's, suffice to say they were many...

#25 Hotel Mike

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 01:40 PM

And now Pamela will be working on Christy Clark's leadership campaign.

#26 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 12:33 PM

Global BC anchor Steve Darling was let go this morning:

 

 

 

I'm sad to say this is my last breaking news story for Global BC- after 18 years my anchor position has been eliminated and I will no longer be an employee of Global BC. I will deeply miss anchoring the morning news. Truly has been an honour to be in your living room every morning. I am very proud of the work we have done over the last 18 years. I will forever cherish the friends I have made, people I have worked with and the loyal viewers who have supported me. I am not sure what the future holds but I am confident it will be great.

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"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

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#27 AllseeingEye

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 01:33 PM

Global BC anchor Steve Darling was let go this morning:

'Wow'....but not really. He had lots of detractors in the broadcast community and I'm sure many posters on the Forum section on the Puget Sound Radio site will be ecstatic. Purely as a sidebar the guy was an obnoxious *****.


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Posted 09 October 2016 - 07:56 AM

heard he was a control freak on the show...had to be the centre of attention



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 03:54 PM

Huge improvement to Global :thumbsup:. The guy was making me want to go back to bed in the mornings.

 

 

 



#30 AllseeingEye

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:43 PM

I see Randene Neill is the latest on air personality to say au revoir at Global TV; assuming program director Jill Krop hasn't completely lost her mind my guess is that her Shaw corporate masters are kicking her butt behind the scenes in an effort to reduce salaries and overhead, and maximize profits in the very best Shaw tradition.....



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:54 PM

Squire will miss her they were a great team until they were separated probably for having too much fun



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:55 PM

Now if only they would make a good decision and get rid of that new one Sonia who sounds like she has a mouth full of marbles every time she speaks



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:33 AM

I see Randene Neill is the latest on air personality to say au revoir at Global TV; assuming program director Jill Krop hasn't completely lost her mind my guess is that her Shaw corporate masters are kicking her butt behind the scenes in an effort to reduce salaries and overhead, and maximize profits in the very best Shaw tradition.....

 

Presenting the latest BC Lib talking head? If I were a betting man........


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#34 AllseeingEye

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:53 AM

Presenting the latest BC Lib talking head? If I were a betting man........

Always a possibility but supposedly whatever the opportunity its a "non-media" role at least according to the Global PR. Often these folks do take 'talking head' roles though in the private sector i.e. Simi Heer for BC Hydro, who also used to be a reporter for Global....



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:19 AM

Sonia Beeksma is leaving Global BC in a couple weeks she has been there on the weekend morning news for about 3 years now.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 02:25 PM

Global BC anchor Steve Darling was let go this morning:

 

Steve Darling will run for the BC Liberals in the riding of Burnaby-Lougheed.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 03:13 PM

Steve Darling will run for the BC Liberals in the riding of Burnaby-Lougheed.

There don't seem to be many members of the BC media that don't make the jump to politics do there?



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 04:01 PM

I think far more of them move into corporate or government communications.



#39 AllseeingEye

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:49 PM

I think far more of them move into corporate or government communications.

Yup, Pam Martin for the BCG, Simi Heer (ex-Global TV) for BCHydro among others. Real estate was/is another big draw as Douglas Miller ex-CKVU weatherman was selling real estate in Lions Bay last time I saw him, ditto for Barry Houlihan ex-Global sportscaster in Maple Ridge, also Sarah Daniels ex-Global TV weatherperson, initially in White Rock and now doing the real estate schtick in Toronto



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 11:09 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Patti Pitts (CHEK) went to UVic communications, Drew Snider (C-FAX) went to BC Transit communications.

"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


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