Thursday February 23rd, 2017
Jack Pollard, 88, Feb. 18, at Kamloops Seniors Village. Pollard began his broadcasting career at CKCK-AM radio in his hometown of Regina, moving on to CJIB-AM in Vernon, BC before landing in Kamloops in 1961. Pollard started as operations manager of CFCR-TV, later CFJC-TV, as well as CFJC-AM and CIFM-FM. He eventually became a co-owner and managing partner, retiring in 1987. The stations were later sold to Jimmy Pattison. Known for his love of jazz and big band music, Jack hosted “Swing Session” on CFJC radio and in later years revived his radio career at CFBX-FM radio on the Thompson Rivers University campus.
PSR extends Heartfelt condolences to John Pollard and family…
Jack gave me my first paying job in radio at CFJC in Kamloops, BC. I was to do the morning show but ended up doing every day-part imaginable. That included doing live commercials from the Arena while Jack did the play-by-play of the Blazers home games. I also learned how to hump the remote gear back to the station, on foot, before heading home for roughly three hours sleep before hearing the alarm clock at 4 a.m.
While there, John Glenn made his trip around the world by satellite thereby causing a few of us to rush back to the station from the local coffee shop to provide live coverage.
I found Jack to be a fair man and one who made a contribution to the broadcast industry.