Edmonton Broadcasters Club Spring Luncheon by Marty Forbes

Bev Monroe, Mary Yerxa and Jackie-Rae Greening


By Marty Forbes

PSR Contributor


Tuesday April 19th, 2016

The Edmonton Broadcasters Club Spring luncheon was held at the Moose Factory on Wednesday, April 13th.


Al Anderson, Mary Yerxa with son John Yerxa


Jim Tustian: Edmonton Broadcasters Club Executive



Eighty seven former radio/tv broadcasters enjoyed a Salute to the 60th Anniversary of CFCW – now at 840 on the dial.






Marty Forbes and Craig Roskin


MC’s Marty Forbes and Craig Roskin introduced former General Manager Warren Holte who chronicled a great deal of the early history of CFCW, it’s move from 250 watts to today’s monster rural coverage of 50,000 watts at their new 840 position on the AM dial.
Warren then introduced current Operations Manager Jackie Rae Greening who saluted several members of the radio station that were in the crowd including long time morning man Bev Monroe; Danny Hooper and then current morning show hosts Stella Stevens and Sean Burke.
Danny Hooper, Bev Monroe, Mary Yerxa and Warren Holte


It was a wonderful gathering highlighted by the son of the original owner of the station John Yerxa bringing his mother Mary to the lunch – as many guests had not seen each other for several years.
The Edmonton Broadcasters Club holds two lunches annually – spring and fall – and this fall will feature long time radio guy and former Edmonton Eskimoe star Dave Cutler.
(Photos: Courtesy of Bill Borgwardt who does country music photography for CFCW and the Association of Country Music In Alberta. Here’s the link to his ACMA photo site.  http://acma.smugmug.com/ )


  1. It sure was a very successful and meaningful luncheon. CFCW has been such a staple in both the rural and urban radio landscape. Most of us are extremely proud that we got the opportunity to do our usual thing; Celebrating Great Broadcasters

  2. Truly a wonderful luncheon. What a treat for me to be in a room full of true radio legends. Couldn’t be more proud to call CFCW home. Thanks again.

  3. Treat to finally meet Bev Munroe. A true gentleman who hasn’t missed a beat. Pleasantly surprised to hear he’s originally from Boissevain Manitoba not far from my hometown. Enjoyed catching up with Sean, Stella and the CFCW crew too.


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