Red Robinson Appointed to Order of British Columbia


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Red Robinson has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia. The investiture ceremony will take place July 26 at Government House in Victoria. Robinson started working as a disc jockey at the age of 16 at CJOR Vancouver. That was in 1954, 62 years ago. He was one of the first DJs to play Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly…

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  1. Red Robinson is the reason I got into radio. Damn you, Red Robinson!
    All kidding aside, congratulations to a great guy who loves everybody, but isn’t afraid to say what he thinks. Looks like you’re going to have to build another wing on your mantelpiece, Red. (If you look at the several metric tonnes of awards Red has won, this isn’t that far-fetched.)
    Good going, grizzled relic of the Old West!

  2. Red, you certainly deserve this honor because, not only are you a great and unique talent, but also you inspired and helped so many others (including myself).
    As I wrote in another article, Canada should be so proud of Red Robinson because he was (and still is) the radio worlds’ best sound stylist. No one could ever challenge you!
    P.S. It was so awesome to visit with you and Doc at the airport. Thanks for your magnanimity.

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