Thursday, March 31, 2022

Former CBC host shares the story of Charles M Hays and Prince Rupert with Newfoundland readers

A former broadcaster in Prince Rupert, Russel Bowers
hasn't forgotten his time on the North Coast with a story
for a Newfoundland publication this week

A familiar name for Prince Rupert radio listeners has shared a familiar story for the North Coast with a news service audience in Newfoundland where he provides freelance contributions.

Russel Bowers was part of many daily routines for CBC listeners in Prince Rupert from 2003 to 2009, he stepped aside after a long run as the host of Daybreak Alberta and is now based in Newfoundland following a CBC career of 27 years. 

And this week, as part of his freelance writing, he has recounted the story of Charles M Hays, his fateful date with history on the Titanic and the impact of that on Prince Rupert and how it has served as somewhat of our narrative ever since.

His story weaves what are some clear remembrances of his time on the North Coast with the historical themes of the Hays story, along with the a nod to the perseverance of the community to gain its place among the global shipping communities.

You can review the piece published in the Newfoundland Herald here.

Upon his retirement from the CBC, he recounted many of his travels for the national broadcaster and clearly has fond memories of Prince Rupert, with a remembrance of the community included in his farewell of 2021.

To catch up on his work from the other side of the country his portfolio can be explored here.

More notes on media from the North Coast both current and past can be found here.

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