It was one heck of a run. Making television. And, they paid us. Not enough, but they paid us to overcome the incredible and the impossible and have a little fun doing it.
In the fall of last year (2011) I began rummaging through boxes of audio and video tapes from my days at the CBC in Toronto. Figuring I didn't have a heck of a lot of time before the tapes were no longer usable (either from deterioration of the tapes or, through old technology no longer available), I began to digitize and edit the material which dates back to 1983 when Henry Kowalski convinced me to move over to the dark side from CBC Radio.
Oh, if only I had paid more attention to Bob Hilscher, Jerry Borys and the gang in the edit suites this would have been a much simpler task!
As I scanned the material it became obvious very quickly that I should make an effort to retain a bit of the year-by-year history of CBLT. At least this 1983-1999 portion which marked my stint at the operation.
I thought if I was getting such a kick out of seeing the faces from the old masterpieces others might too!
Thus, the building of the web site to post the material. It is unfortunate I didn't record much more than some of my own items and a few segments of a couple of our shows (but very little of the entertainment section, Monitor, Fraser's Edge, CBLT Morning or the weekends).
Thus, there's lots missing -- especially photos of our cameramen/women, editors, producers. I've forgotten a few names and who did what certain years. Any chance you might have some stuff which can help fill in the blanks?
I apologize in advance for the quality of some of the photos, but almost all of them are taken from the on-air pieces.
We also need help filling in the year-by-year rosters, especially the last two, 1998 and 1999.
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