Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Giving Brian Peckford his due

    According to Brian Peckford himself, Frank Moores called him “Pecky.” What Peckford may not know is that some media types had a ...

  • Hockey night in Flatrock

    Like a multitude of Newfoundlanders, I’ve had an unabashed love affair with hockey forever and a day. Admittedly, my actual playing career was ...

  • Stay for the show

    I don’t know whether reporters react today the same way that newsroom types of my era did whenever we were blessed with incidents of political ...

  • 40 and counting

    I have an anniversary this week. Nothing, mind you, that calls for a flag ceremony at the former Press Club on Water Street West, or the ...

  • Required reading

    I have a feeling I would have enjoyed a journalistic assignment to interview Peter Cashin, to shadow “The Fighting Major,” as he was called, and ...

  • Unleashing the Muskrat dogs

    About a year ago, my wife and I were forced to end the 16-year life of a wonderful mutt named Bucko, the friendliest, warmest and affectionate ...

  • Put a gull in Government House

    Although a visit to our humble domicile atop the Flatrock hills by a sister from the mainland (and a delightful sibling she is) necessitated a ...

  • Newfoundland Jeopardy

    This isssssssss “Jeopardy!” In another example of public broadcasting spending at its best, we present “Jeopardy.” And here, as part of our ...

  • Looking at both sides

    Watching that wildcat skirmish develop at Long Harbour this past week, I couldn’t help but think about the very subjective and biased perspective ...

  • The rise of the rubberbooters

    One evening during the 1976 by-election campaign in St. John’s West, an eternity ago, I was getting half-shot (perhaps it was three-parts shot) ...