For 30 years, Dan Russell informed and entertained British Columbia sports fans on his nightly Sports Talk radio show. The longest-running show of its type on Canadian radio began in October 1984 on CJOR. Along the way, Russell’s show originated from CKWX, CFMI, CKNW, MyCityRadio and CISL.
With a nod to Vin Scully, Russell signed-on every night with his familiar “pleasant good evening” and gave listeners a sportscast, commentary, live interviews and an open line to call-in and discuss the scores and the stories. This was before sports radio and sports TV exploded, before the Internet, before social media.
Dan Russell was inducted Aug. 25 by the Vancouver Canadians to the Nat Bailey Stadium Broadcast and Journalism Hall of Fame.
On this edition of theBreaker.news Podcast, host Bob Mackin catches up with Dan to discuss his memories, including the early days of the Vancouver Canadians, the rise and fall of the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Vancouver Canucks’ 1994 quest for the Stanley Cup.
Also: commentaries and headlines from around the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest.
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