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Garry Moir -- Book Launch

Tuesday May 12 2015 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
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Launch of On the Air: The Golden Age of Manitoba Radio (Great Plains Publications).

Before the internet, before TV, Manitoba was a hotbed for innovation in radio. These innovations range from the first publicly-owned radio station to the first play-by-play broadcast of women’s hockey. During World War II, a Winnipeg broadcaster was as well-known in England as Churchill. And Neil Young’s very first recording was done at a local station. These are but a few of the stories of early radio in Manitoba. In its first half century, the medium was a powerful, revolutionary force that touched and linked virtually everyone in the province.

Garry Moir has had a career in broadcasting that spans more than 40 years, and includes work at CBC radio and several other private radio and television stations. He has served as a correspondent for Maclean’s magazine, a contributor to Time, and broadcasting instructor at Red River College.