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Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.
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Vancouver, BC

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Curiouscast

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Simi Sara is an award winning journalist, having spent 5 years with CKNW and more than 10 years in local television. She is personable, humble and real. She brings everyday common sense to Vancouver’s daily conversation. Simi’s passion for storytelling allows people to tell her what’s on their mind. Listen to The Simi Sara Show on 980 CKNW weekdays from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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@simisara980

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English

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Suite 2000 - 700 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC Canada V7Y 1K9 (604) 280-9898


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The Best of The Simi Sara Show

8/16/2019
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Chapter 1 🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥 ✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day The federal Green Party is calling for a nationwide ban on semi-automatic rifles and all handguns. Would you support such a move? Chapter 2 B.C. Speaker’s office under fire for spending $13,000 on 10-city tour to discuss security Questions are lingering as to why the chief of staff to B.C. Speaker Darryl Plecas, Alan Mullen, spent more than $13,000 in taxpayer money to travel to 10 different...

Duration:01:05:20

Bob Lenarduzzi out as Vancouver Whitecaps president

8/16/2019
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Sitting in last place in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer, the Vancouver Whitecaps have announced a front-office shakeup. The team is doing away with the President's job, but Bob Lenarduzzi is not leaving. Rather, the former player, coach, and executive is moving into a new role of club liaison. Meanwhile, an international search has begun to hire a Sporting Director for the team, who will lead the technical direction of the club and report to ownership. Bob Lenarduzzi has...

Duration:00:10:47

A tribute to CKNW’s most controversial commentator, Bruce Allen

8/16/2019
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There have been a handful of controversial voices on the airwaves over the course of CKNW’s 75th history. But one voice that continues to spark controversy in 2019 is Bruce Allen. Join Niki Reitmayer on a trip to Bruce’s office for a meeting with legendary (and always entertaining) Bruce Allen.

Duration:00:11:12

June was the lowest month for fatal overdoses in B.C. since Sept. 2016

8/16/2019
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Statistics on illicit drug deaths in June released by the BC Coroners Service on Friday show a significant drop in fatalities over June of last year. According to the service, there were 73 suspected illicit drug deaths in June 2019, the fewest of any month since September 2016. That number is down 35 per cent from June 2018, and down 15 per cent from May of this year. Guest: Andy Watson From the BC Coroners Service Communications Office

Duration:00:08:56

Man stabbed to death outside Semiahmoo Shopping Centre in South Surrey

8/16/2019
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There has been another murder in Surrey - and now a man is in police custody. When RCMP were called to the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre at 152nd Street and 18th Avenue shortly before 3am, they found a man suffering from apparent stab wounds. He later died and police say it does NOT appear to have been a random act. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is now leading the case. Sgt Frank Jang from IHIT has been updating reporters.

Duration:00:04:15

Greenland asserts that it is not for sale after U.S. President Trump muses about purchasing the country

8/16/2019
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The government of Greenland says it's happy that US President, Donald Trump, has taken an interest, but it's not for sale. Following reports that Trump had spoken about the notion of buying Greenland, the semi-autonomous Danish territory issued a short statement today to clarify it isn't on the market. A Trump ally told The Associated Press yesterday that the president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it. However, a Republican congressional aide says Trump brought up...

Duration:00:11:27

Abbotsford Police reporting an uptick in the numbers of young people joining gangs

8/16/2019
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Officers with the Abbotsford Police are out with a report on a disturbing criminal trend. In a recent news release, the police say they've noticed a recent increase of youth joining gangs. They say drug dealers are using "New" drivers to chauffeur them around as they conduct their drug trafficking business, and in most cases, the young drivers are using cars registered to their parents. Guest: Sgt. Judy Bird Abbotsford Police Department

Duration:00:10:01

B.C. Speaker’s office under fire for spending $13,000 on 10-city tour to discuss security

8/16/2019
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Questions are lingering as to why the chief of staff to B.C. Speaker Darryl Plecas, Alan Mullen, spent more than $13,000 in taxpayer money to travel to 10 different provincial capitals and state legislatures. Mullen went to government buildings in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington — all to discuss security at those buildings. Guest: Richard Zussman BC Legislature online reporter for Global News

Duration:00:11:48

🔥🔥 Hot question of the day 🔥🔥

8/16/2019
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✅ @SimiSara980’s 🔥 question of the day The federal Green Party is calling for a nationwide ban on semi-automatic rifles and all handguns. Would you support such a move?

Duration:00:01:51

Celebrating 75 years of CKNW

8/15/2019
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Chapter 1 Celebrating 75 years of CKNW with Frosty, Grohmann, Cox, and Metcalfe We are kicking off CKNW’s 75th Anniversary Special on the Simi Sara Show with some of the stations most memorable personalities…. For most of our listeners, our next guests need no introduction… GUESTS Brian ‘Frosty’ Forst - Former CKNW broadcaster (spent 40 years on air as the highest-rated radio personality in western Canada) Norm Grohmann - Former CKNW weatherman (1961-1999) Wayne Cox - Former CKNW...

Duration:01:36:22

Introducing BC’s Top Dog!

8/15/2019
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Guest: Carol Wilde Maggie’s owner GUEST: Claire Allen Simi Sara Show Contributor

Duration:00:04:20

Bill Good looks back at his 26 year career at CKNW

8/15/2019
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The voice of our next guest was heard on the CKNW airwaves for 26 years. During that time, he interviewed over 40,000 guests from all walks of life, and engaged with listeners as part of his popular call in segments. Of course, we are talking about Bill Good, host of the award winning Bill Good Show that aired on CKNW from 1988 until 2014. BIll initially held the afternoon slot then shifted into the 8:30 a.m. slot when Rafe Mair's show ended in 2003. Throughout his run, Bill had a prominent...

Duration:00:09:59

The pioneering women of CKNW radio

8/15/2019
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Before you heard the voices of Simi Sara, Lynda Steele and Jill Bennett on the CKNW airwaves, there was a group of women who were breaking broadcast barriers on CKNW radio. GUESTS: Shirley Stocker - Former CKNW talk show host & producer Doriana Temolo - Former news reporter on CKNW Shawn Webster - Former CKNW host for 10 years

Duration:00:10:01

How the CKNW newsroom tells the stories of our city

8/15/2019
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GUESTS: Gord Macdonald - CKNW News Anchor (recently celebrated 30 years with ‘NW) Janet Brown - CKNW Senior Reporter

Duration:00:16:21

A look back on behind the scenes at CKNW with former Program Director Tom Plasteras

8/15/2019
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Tom became the Program Director of CKNW while he was in his late 20s. What was it like to be program director of a station with such a lauded history and such powerful hosts? What is Tom most proud of during his time as Program Director at CKNW? Fun fact: Tom Plasteras hired Simi to be the host of CKNW’s midday program in 2011. At that time, Simi was on the air from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. Here is a promo from Simi’s first few days on CKNW… GUEST: Tom Plasteras Former CKNW Program Director

Duration:00:13:39

Jennifer Burke looks back at her time at CKNW

8/15/2019
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If you were listening to CKNW in the early 2000’s , you most likely heard our next guest during the afternoons! Jennifer Burke, then known as Jennifer Mather, hosted the The Jennifer Mather Show on CKNW until 2005. Here’s a clip from one of Jennifer’s editorials… Jennifer’s career at CKNW didn’t begin with her talk show. Before she was behind the mic, Burke sat behind the board as a sound engineer when she was only 19 years old! What was it like climbing the ranks at CKNW? What are some...

Duration:00:09:14

CKNW’s history in New Westminster

8/15/2019
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We are live on location at the New Westminster Anvil Centre celebrating our 75th anniversary! A little bit of background for you: CKNW began in New Westminster on August 15, 1944 at its original frequency of 1230 AM, under the ownership of Bill Rea's International Broadcasting Company. It was Vancouver's first country music station, the first in the region to provide hourly newscasts (between 6:00 a.m. and midnight) and the first in the province to broadcast 24 hours a day, beginning in...

Duration:00:07:10

Come join the fun at the Anvil Centre today!

8/15/2019
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We have some special guests joining us at the Anvil Centre today! Nin Rai is the President and Founder of Truffles Fine Foods, and they will be doing tastings throughout the day here at the Anvil Centre. Trevor Batstone is the Community Events Coordinator with the Transit Museum Society Of BC, and they brought down a restored 1954 fishbowl bus from Translink! We really encourage our listeners to come down and join us on location to check out the bus and sample some food from Truffles Fine...

Duration:00:07:27

Celebrating 75 years of CKNW with Frosty, Grohmann, Cox, and Metcalfe

8/15/2019
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We are kicking off CKNW’s 75th Anniversary Special on the Simi Sara Show with some of the stations most memorable personalities…. For most of our listeners, our next guests need no introduction… GUESTS Brian ‘Frosty’ Forst - Former CKNW broadcaster (spent 40 years on air as the highest-rated radio personality in western Canada) Norm Grohmann - Former CKNW weatherman (1961-1999) Wayne Cox - Former CKNW broadcaster

Duration:00:24:54