Red Robinson was one of the first Disc Jockey’s to play rock ‘n’ roll music on Canadian radio while still in high school back in 1954. Author, Robin Brunet, has published a biography “Red Robinson – The Last DJ” which details the life and career of a media personality who is a household name in British Columbia. Readers will be entertained with behind-the-scenes stories of his encounters with the likes of Elvis, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, the Everly Brothers and so many other celebrities that visited Vancouver. Museum members may now borrow the book from the SPARC library.
As a footnote, at 80 years young, Red plans to retire from broadcasting. His last radio show will air Sunday August 27 on CISL 650 AM radio from 12 till 4 pm. “There’s magic to it in my mind” of putting on a radio show says Robinson. Tune in and listen to a legend in Canadian Broadcasting doing what he loves.