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The Okanagan’s ORIGINAL “Oldies” web radio station founded on June 23, 2015 by Allan Holender, is now the NEW Okanagan Valley Radio.COM and becomes part of the ever expanding Boomer Public Radio Network . We thank all of our loyal Okanagan Radio Fans for following us and now listening on BPR. Here’s the official media release:

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November 16, 2017

OKANAGAN VALLEY RADIO JOINS BOOMER PUBLIC RADIO NETWORK

Having already positioned himself in the digital radio marketplace in the Okanagan with two previous online only web radio stations; Peachland Radio and Okanagan Radio, Allan Holender, a pioneer of internet radio since 1997,  has joined forces with Boomer Public Radio to create Okanagan Valley Radio .com

“We’re excited to be part of a global network dedicated to a generation largely ignored by mainstream media.”Holender launched Okanagan Radio .com  in 2015 with a “Golden Oldies” and “Cool Jazz” program format after moving from Peachland where he brought Peachland it’s first web radio station. Okanagan Radio .com has been inactive for the past year waiting for the right partner to take it to the next level”, says Holender. We have and always will remain an independent station, locally owned and operated with a passion and love for the craft .

 “Today marks the beginning of a new media era for the Okanagan’s 98,000 Boomers and retirees”, says Holender, representing 54% of the Valley population.

They’ve been “hungry” for their own radio station that speaks to them about their own unique lifestyle and brand of music. They don’t see themselves as aging and preparing to die, instead they’ve come here to enjoy all the Okanagan has to offer in their sunset years.Through our research over the past four years, we’ve discovered three musical genres they are most interested in hearing ; “Golden Oldies from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, Jazz, and the Blues.

As far as  programming goes, I think we have some of the best on air talent in Canada. Veteran radio personalities who host what I believe are  award winning shows. “They really know their stuff.””Combined with the programs already on BPR. I think we’ve created the best of both worlds”, says Holender. Especially during these unsettling times,  I’d like to call us “Radio For The Intelligent Optimist” We’re content rich with world class entertainment, relevant conversations, and the best of music from the soundtrack of your life.”

Veteran radio personalities who have been in radio for decades host shows throughout the weekend:

For the past ten years  Barry Bowman of Victoria  and Roger Currie of Winnipeg have hosted “BoomerTown”, Canada’s #1 Nostalgia Podcast in Canada. Brant Zwicker of Kamloops hosts one of Canada’s longest running Blues Shows- “At The Crossroads Blues Radio”. Shelley Gummeson, also from Kamloops, hosts North America’s finest syndicated Jazz show; “Jazz on the Rocks”.

 From New York, Frank Allan, one of the legendary DJ’s from the 50’s,  hosts a four hour musical extravaganza on the weekend, called “Music Beat”. He brings back the memories and the music of the 50’s, 60’s, soul, R & B, motown, doo-wop,  and rock and roll. Also from New York City, one of the world’s finest Jazz musicians, John Pizzarelli, and his wife, Jessica Molaskey co-host a most deluxe Jazz show  from their Lexington Avenue apartment called “RADIO DELUXE”   

Holender, himself a forty year veteran broadcaster, who founded C-ISL 650 in Richmond, BC, also hosts his own show called “A Boomer Home Companion”. “The show is Canada’s #1 national radio podcast for Boomers and Beyond  and is a cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, music from the jukebox of your life and musings from a voice well travelled “.

Okanagan Valley Radio . com programs will air on the Boomer Public Radio Network’s  lIve stream and podcasts will be archived on the BPR broadcast/web site at www.boomerpublicradio.com 

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“Allan Holender, a former Peachlander now West Kelowna resident, is pleased to announce that Okanagan Radio.Com has joined forces with Boomer Public Radio (BPR) to create Okanagan Valley Radio.COM. Holender has always felt that mainstream media has short-changed the boomer generation by avoiding music of the golden years. BPR brings the kind of service “to the Okanagan Valley and the 10 million Baby Boomers and beyond in Canada that are ‘hungry’ for a radio network they can call their own. One that will remove nagging roadblocks for creative broadcast professionals and listeners alike.” 

“The medium Holender uses is the streaming Internet via cell phones, tablets, and laptops rather than traditional car and home radios. His broadcasts are filled with a wide range of jazz blues from Armstrong, Coltrane, Davis, Motown, Sinatra, Bennett, ,Holiday, Vaughn, Fitzgerald and the like, mixed with stimulating stories and conversations, many from around the Valley. If you want to relive those musical years you remember so well, you won’t be disappointed.”

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WEEKENDS ARE WONDERFUL ON BPR

Best part of it all is you don’t need a car to listen to our radio station. At work at home or play, either way you can enjoy the music you remember on our clear digital stereo live stream. And you don’t even have to be a Boomer to listen to our commercial free programs hosted by award winning radio personalities that you won’t hear anywhere else in the Okanagan, Canada, or the world.

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Veteran Broadcasters bringing you award winning programs filled with; news, information, stories, conversation, entertainment, nostalgia and best of all the memories and the music of a bygone era when radio was king and the airwaves were filled with the magical sounds of the jukebox of your life.

 Return with us EVERY WEEKEND to those golden days of yesteryear!

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Check out todays TRIBUTES AND AWARDS PODCAST  

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 I am honoured to have been  chosen one of the 50 over 50 award recipients announced today in Ottawa.

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Below is  the link to the page with the complete list of winners . I profiled all  the award recipients and their businesses on my show today. 

You can listen to the podcast and or read their profiles below.

What a wonderful showcase of seasoned seniors who started their businesses well into retirement. Remarkably many were well into their 60’s and 70’s.

Count me in as one of the 70 plus, although the pic was taken a few years ago…LOL

Congratulations  to Wendy Mayhew for founding and organizing this first ever event in Canada.

 Over half of the award recipients were on stage in Ottawa to get their awards in person today.

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BOOMER HOME COMPANION IS NOW LIVE STREAMING ON THURSDAYS  WITH NEW EPISODES AT 9:00 a.m. pst, 10:00 a.m. mst, 12:00 noon est

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SATURDAYS ON BPR

 9:00 A.M.  A BOOMER HOME COMPANION WITH ALLAN HOLENDER                                                                

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A cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and music from the jukebox of your life. North America’s #1 Podcast for Boomers and Beyond.

11:00 A.M.  BOOMERTOWN WITH BARRY BOWMAN AND ROGER CURRIE    

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Canada’s #1 Nostalgia Podcast

12:00 NOON MUSIC BEAT

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Fifties, Rock & Roll, Soul, R & B, and Motown direct from New York City hosted by the legendary DJ Frank Allan.

4:00 P.M.  AT THE CROSSROADS BLUES RADIO

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A weekly 60 minute program,, hosted by 30 year radio veteran Brant Zwicker and launched in 2003, that focuses upon the irresistible earthiness of blues music and the various genres-soul, R&B , swing, delta,zydeco and many others-that fit under its umbrella.

5:00 P.M. AMERICA’S OLDIES BUT GOODIES

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Hosted By Dick Scoppettone, lead singer for Harpers Bizarre who had the ’60s hit, “Feelin’ Groovy”.  Each episode of America’s Oldies But Goodies features interviews with the players who were there during the fabulous era known as the Sixties. Actors, musicians, DJ’s, purveyors of ‘60s memorabilia, talk show hosts, and even fans reliving the events of the good old days. Baby boomers and nostalgia buffs, here we are.

6:00 P.M. SILVER HAIR FOXES PODCAST (A Day in the life)

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6:30 P.M.  SITTIN IN WITH THE CAT WITH RAY WHITE-

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Interviews with Music Legends

7:00 P.M.  JAZZ ON THE ROCKS WITH SHELLEY G.

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A syndicated Jazz show originating from Kamloops that is gaining accolades from radio station managers and Jazz musicians across North America

9:00 P.M. OLD TIME RADIO HOUR WITH JUSTINE WARD  

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Popular & rare vintage radio programs with brief commentary.

 JAZZ AFTER DARK

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11:00 P.M. JAZZ BOULEVARD

JAZZ BOULEVARD WITH MOZ TAYLOR

 JAZZ BOULEVARD is a weekly award-winning 2-hour jazz radio show produced in jazzy Montreal Quebec, Canada. On-air since 2004, each week host Moz Taylor mixes up a blend of the best jazz (the latest releases to classic tracks) with roots blues, acid jazz, and world music. The program is syndicated to community radio stations in Canada. 

 1:00 A.M. BEST SMOOTH JAZZ FROM LONDON

BEST SMOOTH JAZZ HOST ROD LUCAS

 From London host Rod Lucas plays more instrumental soulful Smooth Jazz grooves. In this Rodcast you’ll new music including the new album from Nick Colionne (April) and Chris Standring plus more. Also check out those super classic soft jazz vibes. This is a 3 hour show first broadcast on BSJ.FM 12th March 2016 Rod plays 5 decades of smooth jazz, special music form Work, Rest and Play.  

SUNDAYS ON BPR

6:00 A.M.-THE SUNDAY SPA 

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Music For Meditation, relaxation, massage and Yoga

7:00 A.M. THINKING WITH SOMEBODY ELSES’ HEAD WITH RICHARD LLOYD JONES

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8:00 A.M DEMOCRACY NOW

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Independent, weekday global news hour anchored by Amy Goodman and Juan González. Airs on 1,400+ TV/radio/internet stations in the United States and around the world.

9:00 A.M. Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

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Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don’t know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you. The show will feature interviews with the top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.

10:00 A.M.  RADIO DELUXE

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Among radio’s greatest pleasures is each weekly instalment of Radio Deluxe, two hours of great jazz and smart, sassy repartee from John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, the hippest husband-and-wife team since Louis Prima and Keely Smith.”

Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli has enjoyed visits by many memorable guests since its first show on December 3, 2005. Regis Philbin dropped by on Christmas weekend; Janis Siegel, of the Manhattan Transfer, brought biscotti; Margaret Whiting broke into a live song about her “Uncle Johnny” Mercer;

Liza loved what John and Jessie had done with the apartment; Keely Smith told about being engaged to Frank Sinatra; and Stacey Kent revealed her favorite ski resorts and why none of them are in Holland. Other guests have been Tony Danza, Steve Tyrell, Kenny Rankin, Peter Cincotti, Ann Hampton Callaway, and of course, the members of the John Pizzarelli Quartet, along with daughter Madeline Pizzarelli and her grandfather, Bucky Pizzarelli.

12:00 P.M. BIG BAND BASH WITH FRANK MILLER-

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The Sounds of the Great Big Bands from Yesterday and Today . CHECK OUT FRANK’S BLOG AT http://bigbandbashfm.blogspot.ca/

1:00 P.M.  SITTIN IN WITH THE COOOL CAT WITH LISA DAVIS

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1:24 P.M. THE SUNDAY PUZZLE

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NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz, The New York Times’ crossword editor and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster, play this week’s puzzle with Jonas Singer of Washington, D.C.

1:30 P.M. CAR TALK

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America’s funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don’t have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest. 

2:30 P.M BOOMER BOULEVARD

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Come take a trip down Boomer Boulevard: it’s Memory Lane for Baby Boomers — but everyone is welcome! Listen to stories, nostalgia and old time radio programs we actually remember — shows like Gunsmoke, Our Miss Brooks, Have Gun-Will Travel, Ozzie & Harriet and many more! Your host Bob Bro is a story-teller and nostalgia buff whose shows have been featured on numerous venues since 2008. Join Bob as he shares his favorite memories about growing up in the 1950s & ’60s. Come along and cruise with us down Boomer Boulevard!

4:30 P.M BOOMERTOWN (REWIND)

5:30 P.M AT THE CROSSROADS BLUES RADIO (REWIND)

6:30 P.M. In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond WITH KEN LASTER-

 

IN THE GROOVE

 From Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion. No smooth jazz here

 

7:30 P.M.  PIANO JAZZ SHORTS

 

 

 

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Conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.

     8:00 P..M. JAZZORAMA
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 Jazz-O-Rama is an hour of vintage records – the lighter side of early jazz–presented by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev)–from his personal 78rpm record collection

9:00 P.M. OLD TIME RADIO HOUR WITH JUSTINE WARD .

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Welcome to the world of Old Time Radio! Travel back in time and listen to great radio mysteries, dramas and comedies from yesteryear.

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With the world in crises, a couple of nut bars playing “chicken” with nuclear codes, hurricanes invading countries with catastrophic devastation, wildfires torching the Western U.S. and British Columbia, is it any wonder that we need to find a safe house somewhere.

Might I suggest our home here in Boomerville that is filled with laughter from a bygone era and a time when everything made sense and life seemed to flow in a natural way.

This week on A Boomer Home Companion we remember Shelley Berman and other comedians who made us laugh from the simple things. And we’ve got Tom Hanks hosting a game show..surprise!! You’ll love the music too, even if I picked it for you. Plus all kinds of Boomer stuff..so as Tom Bodett would say; “I’m Tom Bodett for Motel 6, and we’ll leave the light on for you.”

 

WALTER BECKER- STEELY DAN

Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67.

“I intend to keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the Steely Dan band,” Fagen promises of Becker’s legacy
Becker’s official site announced the death; no cause of death or other details were provided.

“Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967,” Donald Fagen wrote in a tribute to Becker. “He was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny.”

Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers

It’s hard to think of an artist who’s brought more joy to more people, across more generations — and in more ways — than Steve Martin. In the 1970s, he won the hearts of young children for his playful appearances with The Muppets while simultaneously charming legions of older fans with his subversive standup routines. Later, as an actor, he wrote and starred in some of the most memorable comedies (and a few dramas) of all time, while writing books, plays and even a Broadway musical.

Throughout his 50-year career, one constant in Steve Martin’s life has been the banjo. It was a staple of his early standup shows and even fans who only wanted to laugh couldn’t help but marvel at his playing. Over the years, he’s continued to perform and record with country and bluegrass luminaries like Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill and others.

These days Martin is working on music full-time. He’s just released a stellar bluegrass album he recorded with The Steep Canyon Rangers called (perfectly) The Long-Awaited Album, a record filled with often hilarious story songs and world-class performances.

Martin’s set with The Steep Canyon Rangers at the Tiny Desk was at times thrilling, particularly his opening solo for the song “So Familiar.” But it was also playful, comical and a joy to witness. At the end of the typical three-song performance, the group graciously decided to do one more called “Caroline,” a hilarious, first-person account of how not to handle a breakup.

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Our Final Show Of The Summer of 2017- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

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We invented this term, not Donald Trump. Each day we’ll just pop in and post a show on our live stream. So be sure and check it out after you surf this page.

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THE LONGEVITY REVOLUTION AND THE EMERGING ECONOMY 

 Andy Sieg, Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and Age Wave CEO Ken Dychtwald teamed up to deliver the keynote “The Longevity Revolution and the Emerging Economy” at last month’s annual IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics—the largest worldwide conference on aging hosted over 6,000 professionals in gerontology and geriatrics.

With the advent of global demographic aging and many people living and working longer, issues pertaining to longevity, funding for later years, and discussions of life priorities in the next phase of their lives are coming to the fore. Together, Sieg and Dychtwald imparted significant insights on how the changing culture of aging is generating exciting possibilities for individuals and opportunities for business and investors in the massive, growing and global longevity economy. Kevin Crain, Head of Workplace Financial Solutions at Merrill Lynch facilitated a lively discussion between the two on ways the private and not-for-profit sectors can collaborate to help people live long, healthy, and productive lives.

Here is the entire presentation. Enjoy freely!

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Thanks for arriving at Canada’s ALL BOOMER radio network!

Welcome to the home of “A Boomer Home Companion”, Canada’s #1 Podcast for Boomers and Beyond!

EVERY THURSDAY MORNING AT 9:00 A.M pst YOU CAN JOIN ALLAN LIVE IN THE CHAT ROOM.

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It’s a cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and music from the jukebox of your life. North America’s #1 Podcast for Boomers and Beyond.

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  • After one of the craziest days in Donald Trump’s presidency, Jimmy Kimmel delivers a message to those who voted for him and presents a plan that could solve all of our problem.
  • 40 years ago yesterday on August 16th, 1977, Elvis Presley died. This is a report from a news  anchor Jim Mitchell who made the trip down to Memphis for the funeral. He even found local people from Kentuckiana who made the trip.

  • And we have a very rare  and intimate concert  from June 1, 1957 that Elvis had with a few of his friends where he sings and recalls where it all started for him.

  • Red Robinson was the first Canadian disc jockey to play rock and roll music in Vancouver, B.C. At the age of 16, he started working at radio station CJOR and was one of the first DJs to play Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.

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Yesterday was  the 40th Anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. We found this rare up close and personal intimate concert with a few of his friends. I think you’ll love it!

You’re Never Too Old To Boogie Woogie!!

 

 

  BPR ON THE WEEKEND

 Join us on Boomer Public Radio Weekends  starting at 9:00 a.m. pacific  on Saturday with Canada’s #1 Podcast For Boomers and Beyond. “A Boomer Home Companion” hosted by veteran radio guy, Allan Holender.

Followed by Canada’s #1 Nostalgia Podcast, BoomerTown with Barry Bowman and Roger Currie. And then we’ve got golden oldies with Frank Allan from NYC and the best damn Blues show in Canada hosted by BPR’s resident Blues guy, Brant Zwicker.

Check out the rest of our weekend program lineup of Jazz on The Rocks with Shelley G. and of course our Sunday prime time morning show at 10:00 a.m. pst RADIO DELUXE with John and Jessica. 

Enjoy the weekend, stay safe, drive carefully and remember what Smokey The Bear says;

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONY !

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We celebrated Tony Bennett’s 91st birthday on a recent show- the man and his music on a very special  BOOMER HOME COMPANION SHOW that day. Here is the podcast and script for that show.

But first a shout out to all of our fans and friends in Kamloops BC who listen to us on Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m on 92.5 FM THE X. On behalf of all British Columbians and Canadians we thank your for being such gracious hosts to the thousands who have been displaced by the hundreds of wildfires still burning in our province. 

Six years ago the truly legendary American singer celebrated his 85th birthday in fine style, with a special concert at the historic London Palladium. Accompanied by his quartet, Tony Bennett moves effortlessly through a repertoire spanning 60 years, with songs such as Steppin’ Out With My Baby, The Good Life, Smile and his favourite, I Left My Heart In San Francisco.  We will be hearing excerpts from that concert as well as tributes and interviews with Tony and of course Tony at his best SINGING AND SWINGING ! Click to listen below.

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WEEKEND PROGRAM GUIDE

SATURDAY

9:00 A.M.  A BOOMER HOME COMPANION WITH ALLAN HOLENDER

A cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and music from the jukebox of your life. North America’s #1 Podcast for Boomers and Beyond.

11:00 A.M.  BOOMERTOWN WITH BARRY BOWMAN AND ROGER CURRIE (Guest legendary DJ Red Robinson) 

Canada’s #1 Nostalgia Podcast

12:00 NOON MUSIC BEAT

Fifties, Rock & Roll, Soul, R & B, and Motown direct from New York City hosted by the legendary DJ Frank Allan.

4:00 P.M.  AT THE CROSSROADS BLUES RADIO

A weekly 60 minute program,, hosted by 30 year radio veteran Brant Zwicker and launched in 2003, that focuses upon the irresistible earthiness of blues music and the various genres-soul, R&B , swing, delta,zydeco and many others-that fit under its umbrella.

5:00 P.M. AMERICA’S OLDIES BUT GOODIES

6:00 P.M. SILVER FOX PODCAST

6:30 P.M.  SITTIN IN WITH THE CAT WITH RAY WHITE- Interviews with Music Legends

7:00 P.M.  JAZZ ON THE ROCKS WITH SHELLEY G. -A syndicated Jazz show originating from Kamloops that is gaining accolades from radio station managers and Jazz musicians across North America

9:00 P.M. OLD TIME RADIO HOUR WITH JUSTINE WARD  

11:00 P.M. JAZZ AFTER DARK

SUNDAY

6:00 A.M. THE SUNDAY SPA  

We gently wake you up with soothing relaxing music for you to meditate to, stretch to, do yoga to, or just chill out with a glass of orange juice, herbal tea, or coffee on the patio

8:00 A.M. THINKING WITH SOMEBODY ELSE’S HEAD WITH RICH JONES

Thinking with Somebody Else’s Head will make you look where you’re going by investigating the ground you’re standing on. This is a radio program that helps you understand the world by questioning the ideas you have about it. 

9:00 A..M  DEMOCRACY NOW  

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts

10 :00 A.M.   RADIO DELUXE WITH JOHN PIZZARELI AND JESSICA MOLASKEY-Fabulous music, legendary guests, entertaining chatter with New York’s coolest couple broadcasting from their Lexington Avenue apartment. This week  John and Jessica honor that day in New York, on August 1, 1998, when they were wed. They celebrate it every year, with favorite music and dinner out. It’s all very deluxe.

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Tuesday marks the first of five nights at Birdland in Manhattan for John, Jessica, Maddie, Daniel Jobim (grandson of Antonio Carlos Jobim), and other excellent Brazillian musician

 

12:00  P.M.  THE SUNDAY AFTERNOON BANDSTAND

 1:00   P.M. SITTIN IN WITH THE COOOL CAT- LISA DAVIS

1:24   P.M. THE SUNDAY PUZZLE (from New York)

Each week a new puzzle  and a new contestant  hosted by the New York Times Puzzler. Play along and test your puzzle skills

1:30  P.M.  BEST OF CAR TALK (from NPR)

America’s funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don’t have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

2:30 P.M.  BOOMER BOULEVARD

4:30  P.M.  BOOMERTOWN (REWIND) 

5:30 P.M.    AT THE CROSSROADS BLUES RADIO (REWIND)

7:00 P.M.    JAZZ ON THE ROCKS (REWIND)

9:00 P.M. THE OLD TIME RADIO HOUR WITH JUSTINE WARD

11:00 P.M. SIGN OFF

BOOMER HOME COMPANION PODCAST  7. 29. 17 “A SWINGIN SUMMER

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 This year marks the 150th anniversary of our nation’s birth free and proud, The Great North deserves something truly special to commemorate this incredible milestone. What better than a new Canadian Radio Station for a new generation of Boomers. 

 

BIG NEWS

PRESS RELEASE

Boomer Public Radio looks to build a better radio network.

Veteran broadcast executive  Allan Holender brings a fresh take to the radio of the future.

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Allan Holender is the founder of Boomer Public Radio

The first internet radio broadcast in Canada was in 1997, and Allan Holender was behind the microphone in a little studio at Dowco Entertainment in Burnaby, B.C. That was exactly 20 years ago. So it’s fitting that some of the most creative experiments in the growing medium of radio online were developed by Holender over that time by building five global online radio networks.

Boomer Public Radio, a year-old company headquartered in West Kelowna , is trying to build a better listening experience for the underserved 98,000 Boomers in the Okanagan Valley and the 10 million Baby Boomers and beyond in Canada that are “hungry” for a radio network  they can call their own. One that will remove nagging roadblocks for creative broadcast professionals and listeners alike. That puts the startup in competition with terrestrial radio stations both AM/FM with their default way of listening to radio in cars and at home on old style radios. BPR now is on the virtual dial streaming live.

If chief executive Allan Holender seems unfazed, it’s probably because he’s not new to the task. As the founder of terrestrial radio station C-ISL 650 in Richmond founded 37 years ago (see original owners above) that was just sold to Rogers,  and online radio networks like Media On Tap, Positive World Radio, Conscious Planet Radio,and recently Okanagan & Peachland Radio.COM, Holender’s  been working in the field since radio first crossed paths with the Internet.

“If you were to build radio now,” he says, “this is how you’d do it.”

 OUR ONE BIG DREAM

“Our ONE big Dream is to be the preferred media choice for connecting the voices of Boomers from around the Okanagan, Canada, U.S. and the world where imagination and ideas flourish. Boomer Public Radio will be the #1 digital source for news, information,stories, conversations, entertainment, and music for the 10 million baby boomers in Canada and 80 million in the U.S.  Boomers represent the fastest growing demographic in North America, and the most valuable generation in the history of marketing” according to Forbes Magazine”.-Allan Holender, Founder

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“Boomer The Beaver” invites you to the Great Canadian Beach party every weekend this summer.

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EVERY WEEKEND  TILL SEPTEMBER  TUNE IN TO OUR LIVE STREAM:

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THE OKANAGAN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!  

All the Mayors in the Okanagan have asked everyone to let the world know that we are open for business . LET’S INVITE THE WORLD TO THE OKANAGAN!

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Then it doesn’t get any more Canadian than Roger Currie in Winnipeg and Barry Bowman in Victoria as they team up to host Boomertown, the #1 nostalgia podcast in Canada.

Then we head to New York City, where Frank Allan takes over the airwaves for four hours of unforgettable music from the 50’s , 60’s, Motown, Doowap, R & B.

Brant Zwicker in Kamloops than steps in to host the best damn Blues show in Canada. “At The Crossroads. Check it out and you’ll give it two big thumbs up!

Then grab your gal or guy and head  down to your favourite Malt Shop. Don’t forget to bring a bunch of quarters  for the old juke box, as it’s time for America’s Oldies But Goodies as we bring  back the music of the fifties , sixties, and more.  It’s an hour of milkshakes and memories .

We close out our day of programming with the Okanagan’s little secret, but no longer. BPR is proud to introduce listeners around the world to the voice of Shelley G from Kamloops as she hosts two hours of a Jazz Show that is getting rave reviews from Jazz aficionados everywhere.

And then it’s time to put your transistor radio under your pillow as we bring back those golden days of  The Old Time Radio Theatre. From Fibber Magee and Molly to Suspense Theatre, it’s all guaranteed to bring you back to those days when radio was king and the airwaves were filled with the “theatre of the mind”.

 

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PODCAST 6.17.17

PODCAST 6.10.17

PODCAST 6.3.17

About the show

HIGHLIGHTS:

THE HISTORY OF THE DJ American Radio 40’s – 50’s

American Rock ‘N’ Roll DJ’s The Top 40 radio format developed at WINS in New York, just as the transistor radio was invented. Teenagers gathered around coffee shop jukeboxes listening to Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, whilst America’s radio stations responded to rock and roll’s popularity by releasing the coolest and wildest DJs they could find onto their airwaves. Dick Biondi, Wolfman Jack, Casey Kasem, Jerry Blavet, Jocko, Murray the K, Dick Clark, The Real Don Steele each commanded enormous audience ratings on America’s top radio stations.

 

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And check out these tunes from the Jukebox of your life:

  1.  CHUCK BERRY                                          SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN
  2.  TERRY STAFFORD                                     SUSPICION
  3. THE DIAMONDS                                         LITTLE DARLIN
  4. THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE              THE CASINOS
  5. LITTLE BOB AND THE LOLLIPOPS                 I CAN’T TAKE IT
  6. THE CHI-LITES                                           HAVE YOU SEEN HER
  7. THE DAUGHTERS OF EVE                             HEY LOVER
  8. FRANKIE VALLE & THE FOUR SEASONS         CHERI
  9. MACOYS                                                      HANG ON SLOOPY
  10. T-REX                                                          GET IT ON
  11. DORIS TROY                                                 JUST ONE LOOK
  12. CANNED HEAT                                           LET’S WORK TOGETHER
  13. ALLMAN BROTHERS                                     MIDNIGHT RIDER
  14. ALLMAN BROTHERS                                   RAMBLIN MAN
  15. JIVE BUNNY                                                LET’S SWING AGAIN

A RETRO WEEKEND

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TODAY YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE REWIND OF THE BEST OF BPR 5.27.17

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/your-big-boomer-saturday-2/

VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND SPECIAL REWIND

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CLICK AND LISTEN

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/the-big-boomer-long-weekend/

   Just turn on your computer, bring your speakers outside and start the party. You can even pretend your I-Pad is a transistor radio and listen to the tunes on your patio.

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ON A BOOMER HOME COMPANION  5.20.17

(VOICE TRACK) YES , I AM CLAIRES LITTLE BOY FROM EDMONTON, AND I ‘M SURE THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE LOST THEIR MOTHERS MOSTLY DUE TO OLD AGE WILL FIND TODAY’S SHOW INTERESTING. MY MOM WAS 96 WHEN SHE PASSED ON, AND I’M SURE SOME OF OUR LISTENERS HAVE MOMS THAT ARE STILL LIVING, SOME EVEN CELEBRATING THEIR 100TH BIRTHDAY. SO TODAY WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THE “LONGEVITY REVOLUTION”

Two-thirds of all the people who have ever lived past the age of 65 in the entire history of the world are alive today. For a more local reference, when The U.S.  Constitution was crafted, the average life expectancy in the U.S. was barely 36 years and the median age was a mere 16.

During the time of CANADA’S  founding fathers, there was no anticipation of an “age wave.” In this regard, we are living in truly unchartered territory and longevity is humanity’s new frontier. As the baby boomers turn 70 at the rate of 10,000 a day, America andCANADA is becoming a “gerontocracy.” Already, 42% of the entire federal budget IN THE U.S. is spent on Medicare and Social Security. In the 2012 election, older adults out-powered all other age groups with 72% of men and women 65+ voting, while only 45% of those 18-29 did. IN BC’S RECENT ELECTION 46% OF THE VOTES CAST WERE FROM OLDER ADULTS.

This demographic transformation will create new lifestyle, social contribution, and marketplace opportunities as well as potentially devastating medical, fiscal, and intergenerational crises. Are we prepared? NO. Are CHRISTY CLARK OR JOHN HORGAN   addressing this “age wave” and offering innovative solutions? NO. Has the political media of all persuasions been covering this issue and all its facets in proportion to its social, political and economic importance? NO. I watched every minute of every debate this past election in the Okanagan and I am outraged that these core issues have not been meaningfully covered.

 One of my heroes who I have known since he began 36 years ago to prepare the world for the “AGE WAVE, will join us today.

KEN DYCHWALD

Ken Dychtwald, President and CEO of Age Wave, delivers a keynote on “The Longevity Economy” to an elite group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors focusing on products and services for Boomers and older adults.

ALSO ON THIS SPECIAL VICTORIA DAY  WEEKEND WE REMEMBER SOME OF THE LEGENDS IN MUSIC, FILM AND COMEDY.

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LIKE THE GREAT COMEDY DUO OF CANADA’S OWN WAYNE AND SHUSTER  -AND BECAUSE YOU’LL PROBABLY BE TRAVELLING THIS LONG WEEKEND. IT’S THEIR BIT ON CANADIAN TOURISTS . 

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To mark legendary CANADIAN jazz musician Peter Appleyard’s  album, ‘Sophisticated Ladies’ he stopped in to CBC Studio 211 with some guests. WE’LL HEAR  ‘Georgia on My Mind’ featuring Jackie Richardson 

AND AFTER YOUVE GONE WITH VOCALISTS MOLLY JOHNSON

AND A SPECIAL RENDITION OF TANGERINE 

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WE REMEMBER ELLA

Writer-director Charlotte Zwerin’s documentary on jazz vocal icon Ella Fitzgerald was originally produced for Public Television’s American Masters series. The 1999 film, narrated by Tony Bennett, shoWcases the “First Lady of Song” through archival footage of early performances and television appearances. WE’LL HEAR PORTIONS OF THAT FILM.

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AND LAST WEEK WE WERE’NT ABLE TO PLAY FOR YOU THE INTERVIEW JOHNNY CARSON HAD WITH SCREEN STAR DORIS DAY

AND AS LONG AS WE ARE REMEMBERING THIS WEEKEND…HOW ABOUT DEAN MARTIN– THE KING OF COOL

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 We’ll have  A fascinating portrait of the ‘King of Cool,’ from his humble beginnings in Steubenville, OH (USA) to his death in 1995. (Think of it as ‘Dean Martin 101.’)

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AND WE EVEN HAVE A RARE RECORDING OF WHAT ELSE FRANK  AND DEAN AT THE BAR SINGING IMPROMPTU.

YOU CAN HEAR IT ALL . JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO LISTEN 

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/the-big-boomer-long-weekend/

 

BLAST FROM THE PAST ( BEST)

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BABY BOOMERS PUSH RETIREE GROWTH RATE TO HIGHEST IN 70 YEARS

Baby boomers push retiree growth rate to highest in 70 years

CANADA’S OLDEST TOWNS OFFER LESSONS FOR AN AGING NATION

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/retirement/canadas-oldest-towns-offer-lessons-for-an-aging-nation/article27170484/

Census 2016: The growing age gap, gender ratios and other key takeaways

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/census-2016-statscan/article34882462/

 BPR REWIND 5.13.17

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THE END OF AN ERA

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C-ISL AM 650 SOLD TO ROGERS FOR AN ALL SPORTS STATION

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THE STATION I HELPED START IN RICHMOND. B.C. BACK IN 1980

HERE’S THE HISTORY

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HERE ARE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS  (I’m the handsome guy with the moustache)

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Left to right; Tom Sponarski, Allan Holender,Michael Dickinson, Leon Geyser

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ON THE AIR WITH CANADA’S ONLY RADIO NETWORK FOR BOOMERS

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Every Saturday is BPR’s National Day Of Recognition For Boomers.

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THE BP 

 BIG NEWS

Tell your friends in Kamloops….

A Boomer Home Companion can now be heard Saturdays from 7:00-9:00 a.m. in Kamloops on 92.5 The X – CFBX-FM http://www.thex.ca/ 

The local campus and community radio station. We LOVE Community Radio!

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(VOICE TRACK) HI EVERYBODY AND WELCOME BACK TO THE ONE RADIO PROGRAM YOU CAN COUNT ON TO BRING BACK A MEMORY  OR TWO, A SONG THAT IS FAMILIAR, A MOVIE YOU CAN REMEMBER, AN OLD RADIO SHOW YOU LISTENED TO, A FAVOURITE COMMERCIAL YOU HEARD ON THE RADIO AS A KID, A TIME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN RADIO WAS YOUR HOME COMPANION, AND WITHOUT TELEVISION, YOU EXPERIENCED THE GREATEST JOY OF ALL “THE THEATRE OF THE MIND”. IT’S MY PLEASURE TO BRING BACK THOSE FEELINGS FOR YOU EACH WEEK, TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THE CRAZINESS THAT FILLS THE MEDIA SPACES, WHETHER IT’S T.V., RADIO, NEWSPAPERS, OR THE INTERNET. THE WHOLE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS PRE-OCCUPIED WITH WHAT I CALL CNN–[CONSTANT NEGATIVE NEWS). IT’S NOT HEALTHY FOR YOUR BODY OR YOUR MIND.  HOPEFULLY WE CAN BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE AND A WARM AND FUZZY FEELING IN YOUR HEART.

HERE’S A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THIS WEEK’S SHOW FOR YOUR EARS ONLY!

LAST WEEK’S BOOMER HOME COMPANION

 A BOOMER HOME COMPANION FROM TWO WEEK’S AGO

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SPECIAL SUNDAY FEATURE

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SATURDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME NOW THAT YOU FOUND CANADA’S PREMIERE RADIO NETWORK FOR BOOMERS AND BEYOND! JUST TUNE IN ON THE DIGITAL RADIO DIAL ON SATURDAYS FROM 9:00 A.M. PACIFIC

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HERE IS OUR LIVE STREAM

http://edge.mixlr.com/channel/jioou

 

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RECORD PARTY FOR EVENT PIC

IF YOU MISSED  THE BIG BOOMER RECORD PARTY  HERE IS THE LINK TO THE FULL 12 HOUR LINEUP OF MEMORABLE MUSIC AND AWARD WINNING HOSTS: http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/the-big-boomer-record-party/

A REWIND OF SATURDAY’S BOOMER HOME COMPANION WITH ALLAN HOLENDER

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CLICK ON  THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO THE REWIND OF PROGRAMS

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/an-easter-bunny-boomer-saturday/

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LISTEN TO  A SPECIAL EASTER BUNNY  BOOMER HOME COMPANION

CLICK ON THE LINK TO LISTEN TO THE REWIND OF OUR PROGRAMMING FOR 4.8.17.

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/saturdays-with-boomer-music-and-memories/

 

A WONDERFUL STORY TO SHARE

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CLICK ON THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO  LAST SATURDAY’S ALL DAY PROGRAMMING

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/the-big-boomer-radio-spring-broadcast/

 

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9:00 A.M. A BOOMER HOME COMPANION WITH ALLAN HOLENDER  

A cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and music from the jukebox of your life.

On one of our shows we  interviewed Herb Gross from the famous rock band of the sixties,The Invictas,

 

 

 

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SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSPAPER WITH ALL THINGS BOOMER

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Allan Holender, Founder & CEO

A nice article in the Kelowna Capital News on Boomer Public Radio. Here is the link:

 http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/412431043.html

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HEY BOOMER HOME COMPANION FANS! WANT TO HEAR  AND SEE A SONG YOU HEARD ON ONE OF THE SHOWS. ALL THE MUSIC VIDEOS FROM THE SHOW ARE ON OUR BLOG AThttp://boomerpublicradio.blogspot.ca/

 

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A CANADIAN CBC RADIO LEGEND PASSES AWAY

STUART MACLEAN R.I.P

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A BIG THANKS TO THE 583 LISTENERS WHO TUNED INTO OUR VIRTUAL LAUNCH PARTY  FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO LISTEN. HERE IS THE ORIGINAL 12 HOUR BROADCAST:

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/showreel/the-big-boomer-radio-broadcast/

THIS WAS OUR MID WINTER  BHC SHOW LINK

http://mixlr.com/boomerradioguy/events/a-boomer-home-companion-mid-winter

 A BOOMER HOME COMPANION SAMPLE SHOW (North America’s #1 podcast for Boomers and Beyond )

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  • What happens when your Doctor Retires?

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  • In the War Room, the U.S President (Peter Sellers) is making a phone call to the U.S.S.R President. From Dr. Strangelove 1964. Fast forward to Trump calling Putin

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  • There’s no way that this act could be done today. Our politically correct society would scream “racism.” The truth is that Frank, Dean and Sammy loved each other as brothers in the truest sense of the word.   Frank and Dean refused to perform at any casino that refused Sammy a room.  Sammy never complained back then and just performed. But then again this was a different time and Sammy, Dean and Frank had class, character and were real men. JOHNNY CARSON hosts this rare live show with the Rat Pack. It’s vintage COOL!

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  • Mel Tormé – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore [outtake] (The Judy Garland Show) with June Allyson

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  • From the old time radio vault: Fibber Magee and Molly look for Maple Syrup in the 1940’s and Canada’s own The Happy Gang from 1950

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  • Vintage Jack Webb with “Just The Facts Maam”

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  • And then there is Kelly Ann Conway being interviewed on her  version of “alternate facts”

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  • A tribute to Mary Tyler Moore

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  • Bill Mahr on Donald Trump

PREVIOUS SHOW

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As we shiver and shudder our way into 2017, the world around us looks a bit scary. Time to look back at those warm and fuzzy times, because they ain’t comin back Boomers.   Roxanne and I are now binge watching Leave It To Beaver episodes to help us remember how GREAT and simple life was back then.

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Enough depressing talk, we’ve got some exciting news to share that will make you want to come back again and again to Boomer Public Radio, just so you can feel good about everything again.  I’ll be unveiling our NEW program lineup for 2017 and you’ll get a sneak peek into the shows and meet the hosts. Hey, I might even dig up an old LITB episode so you we can channel Ward, June, Wally and the Beave.  

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Lots of Hot Jazz for a Cool Winter Day. Test your Boomer trivia, and we’ll spotlight some of the great articles from our Boomer Gazette newspaper.   So stop shovelling the snow, come in from the cold, put a log on the fire, warm up the hot chocolate and snuggle up to those new speakers you bought for your computer, so you can now listen to us in digital static free hi-def sound.  We’ll be waiting for you, so just knock three times, or was that the secret code to Hernandos Hideaway…just testing….. now you just have to click and play…nice and simple just like the old days.

Your humble radio DJ…

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ALL PAST SHOWS ARE ARCHIVED HERE. CLICK TO LISTEN.

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 ” A BOOMER HOME COMPANION ” is a cornucopia of fireside memories, mindful chatter, and  music from the jukebox of your life”, host  and producer Allan Holender says. “Do you remember the songs you listened to, danced to, kissed to, and cherish”? The program also features  candid and insightful interviews with prominent boomers from all walks of life. Allan will be inviting  a whole range of interesting folks from around the world to pull up a chair to the big breakfast table and engage in conversation. There’s lots of room for you too!”  The show airs LIVE on the BPR Network and is also available later as a podcast.

  ALLAN HOLENDER BEST PIC FOR BOOK 

Holender, born in Edmonton,Alberta was an early pioneer of Internet broadcasting in Canada with over 40 years in the broadcasting industry. Allan has been a producer, nationally syndicated host and  co-founder of a terrestrial radio station in the lower mainland of British  Columbia. As an early adapter, Allan was at the forefront of developing content rich programming for digital online radio networks in both Canada and the U.S.;  Media On Tap, Positive World Radio, Conscious Planet Radio,  Peachland Radio  and Okanagan Radio . He was one of the first in Canada to broadcast using the internet in 1997.

 

 

 

  “I’d  like to start a new conversation about active aging in Canada”. We’ll be talking to fellow Boomers from B.C. to Newfoundland about what it means to be getting older, while at the same time, re-inventing, rejuvenating, and re-designing their lives with innovative and creative ideas.””All Boomers have one thing in common”, says Holender. “We all grew up with the radio as our companion in life. We had it by our bedside, in our kitchen, our living room, our rumpus/rec room, our garage, in our cars, at the beach, and at work.” Many Boomers lament that it is difficult nowadays to find a radio station that really cares or caters to their lost generation.

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Holender says ” We can fill that gap  through NarrowCasting, which allows us to communicate  our content to a specific group of Boomers simultaneously over our unique boutique Boomer Public Radio Network”.

 Although the program will originate from Canada, the topics and discussions will be general enough to appeal to the 80 million Boomers in the U.S. and around the world.   14936374-world-globe-with-some-webcam-and-stylized-people-around-it-3d-render

That’s the beauty of this new media platform, says Holender, you can go LIVE and within seconds people from around the world are listening to you on their internet connection.” I love the idea of bringing back the way radio used to sound with new technology

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Holender says this about the future of Boomer Public Radio;”Our ONE big Dream is to be the preferred media choice for connecting the voices of Boomers from around the world where imagination and ideas flourish. Boomer Public Radio can be the #1 source for news, information,stories, conversations, and entertainment for the 80 million baby boomers  in the U.S. and 10 million in Canada. 

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We are also integrating  a daily digital newspaper “The Boomer Gazette” into our new media platform, which allows Boomers to have instant access to news, information,  and stories all about their generation.” 

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