Bruce Bowie Retirement Tribute - CHED, CISN, CISS

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Bruce Bowie Retirement Tribute - CHED, CISN, CISS

Postby albertaboy4life » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:58 pm

From the RadioWest and Grant Wiens aircheck archives -

As a tribute to Bruce Bowie's retirement from 630 CHED on August 30, 2019, RadioWest is pleased to share airchecks of Bruce from CHED and CISN Edmonton and CISS Calgary.

A special thank you to radiofan and Grant Wiens for their contributions and help. Please visit Grant's website at http://www.grantwiens.com to learn more about him and his professional voice talent services.

From Grant Wiens' personal collection here's a December 1984 aircheck of the original 630 CHED Morning Crew.

Listen for Bruce Bowie, Eileen Bell, Jamie "Jim the Coach" Herbison, Bob Layton and Grant Wiens.

Special treats include the production work of Randy Broadhead and a visit from Horst Molarhauler (played by Grant).

https://soundcloud.com/westernbroadcast ... er-12-1984

With thanks to radiofan we have three more Bruce Bowie airchecks for you.

First, from September 1987 it's the original CISS Morning Crew not long after the September 4th launch of CISS AM as the successor to CKXL Calgary.

Listen for Bruce Bowie, Commander Cody (Noel Wallace), Rich Heller, Gene Taylor (Dieter Stachow), and Ron Wood.

Special treats include the production work of Randy Broadhead, includng the "Werewolves of Calgary" and Dave Lucas along with Ron Wood playing a character or two.

https://soundcloud.com/westernbroadcast ... er-10-1987

Bruce was reunited with his CHED and CKNG Edmonton morning show colleague, Jamie "Jim the Coach" Herbison in late February 1988 after Gene Taylor (Dieter Stachow) left for CHAM Hamilton.

Listen for Bruce Bowie, Commander Cody (Noel Wallace), Rich Heller, Jamie Herbison, and Ron Wood on this April 1988 aircheck of Bruce and the CISS Morning Crew.

Once again, special treats include the production work of Randy Broadhead and Dave Lucas along with Ron Wood playing a character or two.

https://soundcloud.com/westernbroadcast ... il-14-1988

Bruce returned to Edmonton in the summer of 1989 after about two years in Calgary as part of the launch team for 1140 CISS AM.

Here's an August 1989 aircheck of the Bowie for Breakfast morning show on CISN FM.

Listen for Bruce Bowie, Jerry Bellikka for Rod Kurtz, Rich Heller, Scott Phillips, and Tracy.

https://soundcloud.com/westernbroadcast ... ust-2-1989

As an added bonus here's a collection of 630 CHED Morning Crew jingles -

https://soundcloud.com/radiowestdotca/6 ... es-montage

All the best, Bruce! :partyguy:
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Re: Bruce Bowie Retirement Tribute - CHED, CISN, CISS

Postby albertaboy4life » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:57 am

A montage of Bruce Bowie jingles has also been posted, as the Jingle of the Day, to commemorate Bruce's retirement -

viewtopic.php?p=12855019#p12855019
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Re: Bruce Bowie Retirement Tribute - CHED, CISN, CISS

Postby albertaboy4life » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:47 pm

One more Bruce Bowie memory to share.

I've been looking for this one for years! viewtopic.php?f=59&t=14095

Many thanks to the Provincial Archives of Alberta for posting the episode of ACCESS TV's Harriet's Magic Hats featuring Bruce Bowie as "The Disc Jockey" and Harriet's niece, Susan -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kgvdFR2TLM

Watch for Randy Kilburn and Elaine MacDonald from the CHED newsroom along with the CHED Music-computer aka IGM Instacart machines.
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Re: Bruce Bowie Retirement Tribute - CHED, CISN, CISS

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:16 pm

The wall calendar commemorating CHED’s 25th anniversary means this was from 1979; probably aired in 1980, Harriet’s first season.
The technology was pretty sophisticated for that era; computerized (more or less) but pre-hard drive storage. Everything can be called up remotely from the control room but still on carts none the less. IGM automated - what could possibly go wrong!
Okay, so Bruce wasn’t much of an actor, at least from the beginning of the episode, but he grows more comfortable in the role as he gets into explaining being a disc jockey to little Susan.
Now she had an actual acting career as Sharon Alexander appearing in early 90’s television in all those usual Vancouver made series; X Files, Outer Limits, Cold Squad, DaVinci’s Inquest, and ever since to the present, very busy in animation voice over: ReBoot, My Little Pony.
Did a bit of Toronto market radio as well.
She was still Sharon Holownia as a little girl back in Harriet’s world.
Undoubtedly the daughter of long time CFRN TV personality Alex Holownia. I guess that’s where the Alexander came from for her working name.
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