CFTR 680 - THE LEGEND

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Here I am in July of 1979, getting ready for a newscast in the old CFTR news booth. Back in those days, we used tape cartridges for the news clips.
That's me (on the left) with fellow newsman Mike Robbins. It's hard to see, but we're in the main CFTR newsroom. Two news editors usually worked along with an assistant while reporters busily came in and out.
Long before computers and the Internet, the newsroom had "wire" services - old teletype machines that printed stories from Canadian Press, Reuters and other news gathering agencies. The hair? Hey...that's how people looked back then!
A 1979 CFTR party. With me is Roger Ward (right) who later moved on to work for Canadian Press. The lady is an intern the station hired.