Author: Glenn Buckley  -   2007-12-06 19:57:30    
I loved listening to this radio station as a young kid from 1965-69. We had a family friend who was a DJ there. His name was Bob but his last name
eludes me. Valliquette? Not sure. I used to write my letters to Santa every December and they were read on the air. I would sit with my parents radio
for hours on end and listen to music and other broadcasts from the station. It really kept me in touch with modern music and, I believe, was an early
influence for my future career in the Music industry. One day while plugging in the radio I accidentally got a shock from the electrical cord. Even though
it scared me, it fascinated me at the same time. From there, I was always interested in electronics and, in fact, studied exactly that in high school and
college. My career now involves electronics and music!
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Author: mcgill  -   2006-03-28 11:12:03    
Very good site, congratulations!
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Author: Craig Senior  -   2006-03-25 19:14:06    
I am a friend of Barclay McMillan here in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Barclay now teaches voice discovery and development and has helped many people discover themselves by discovering their voice in through workshops.

Visit his fairly new web site at:

http://www.voiceemergent.com
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Author: Al Thorburn  -   2005-11-13 02:56:02    
Hi, just came accross this site while browsing.. What a surprise.. I worked at CAE 196162 as a technician(RC Sigs)...
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Author: John O`Meara  -   2005-07-21 02:29:31    
Hello, I just came across your website by a stroke of luck. I was the operator at the Globe, Fort Chambly From 1961 to 1965 (Bill Henderson). I also worked at the Fort Prince of Wales Globe during 1959 (Mr Moody). I also did a week or so at Fort York (Burt Holstead) during 1964. But I cant ever recall being at Fort St Louis, any idea of the managers name? Regards John O`Meara (AKC 1959-1965)
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Author: Gabrielle Folange-Feuerhe  -   2005-03-09 15:17:52    
I was Script-Secretary at CFN/RFC in Lahr. I hope all my colleagues are well and happy. Wish you were all back here, in Lahr, where I got sort of "stuck.." God bless ! Gabrielle
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Author: GILBERT (GIL) SCHRAMM  -   2004-07-25 21:00:27    
This experience in Lahr was one of very rich and deep cultural discovery for most of us. I was a volunteer at CFN/RFC in the late 70's and I thank the Canadian Forces for the many opportunities and support I was provided.(S)
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Author: lloyd Arsenault  -   2004-03-15 14:40:29    
Hi fort victoria was posted to Germany from 1959 /1962 and from 1967/1970 had A good time which I enjoyed hile on piquet used to go and talk to the operators or announcers at the back window of C.A.E. building used to fly model aeroplaines around the transmitting tower well I must go so long for now lloyd
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Author: Chuck Davis  -   2004-02-14 08:06:35    
Hello! Looking over the messages here I realize I'm the earliest CAE staffer on the list! I was a private in the first battalion of the PPCLI and began at CAE on February 1, 1956 . . . even before we signed on. Our first day on the air was March 21, 1956. The two other announcers were Pte. Fred Straw, from my same unit, and Pte. Frank Pavlick, whose unit I confess I forget. The manager was Jack Craine, who later became the senior figure at CBC Radio in Toronto (Jack's no longer with us) and program director was Andre Hebert. The technicians were Dieter Hesse and Walther Ziebahrt. Our secretary was the gorgeous Rosemarie Haemmerich, later Djabadary. Frank was a C&W fan and started Western Express. We all did news, program intros, DJ shows and the like. I loved working at CAE and continued in radio when I was discharged and back in Canada. I still do occasional radio gigs after 48 years!
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Author: Chris Rodger  -   2004-02-09 17:03:59    
I was a CFN volunteer announcer from 1989 to 1992. It was a great and fun experience for me. The memories are indeed fond. While in Germany I was with 444 Tactical Helicopter Squadron. Feel free to contact me if you know me! Cheers...
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Author: Hyphen  -   2004-02-08 15:09:16    
I was a volunteer at CFN from 1982 through 1986 producing the show "The Rock Café." I enjoyed working with the other announcers and interviewing the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Boy George, Rush, Deep Purple, etc. I also produced several Coffee Houses with live bands.
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Author: Bryon Ross  -   2004-01-13 12:44:03    
A great site! It brought back memories of my time in Germany. I was a guest on the show Teen Town in 1963 with host Vaughn Guy. It would be great to hear some clips from that program.
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Author: Mike Mulvihill  -   2004-01-07 00:00:00    
Came across this site searching for info on the Lahr 2004 reunion. Sure does bring back fond memories. I was stationed in Soest, and Werl, '66 - '70 close-out. CAE was a great link to home, and local news. Nice to see a site dedicated to it.
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Author: Ted Wood  -   2003-08-20 22:10:21    
I heard that the Canadian Military Communications Centennial 2003 is being held in Kingston on the Labour Day weekend. Many of us who worked at CAE & CFN will remember the great work that members of the Signals/Comm. groups did for the stations we remember well. Thanks to them, it's not forgotten. Vielen dank....
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Author: Ted Wood/Cammie McKay  -   2003-07-29 03:02:15    
We are sitting here at home in Quispamsis, NB and having a great time talking about the good old days at CAE. They were all good times and we wish everyone good health. Nice to see the pictures and will always remember the place. Good luck to all and never forget CAE. Cheers from Cammie and Ted
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Author: Gary Keene  -   2003-07-15 19:13:18    
Interesting site
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Author: Ron Eaton  -   2003-02-18 18:40:50    
Can't believe the memories you young cats have brought back.. I was an announcer from 67-69 at the little station that could and did.. hosted the "Best of the West and Western Express shows".. Also did the brigade hockey games. The pics sure bring back a lot of laughs and shaking of the the head. Keep up the great work.. Big hi to "The Bear, Texas Heinz, Wayne" and all the old (young) guns I hav'nt mentioned... ramblin ron
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Author: Spr Chief Miller  -   2003-02-17 16:15:35    
I was stationed at Ft Victoria 59 to 63 and tried out for announcer but was beaten out by a QOR who could talk faster then I. Great part of my life in Germany, "Turn Table Sentry" & "Red Patch Roundup". Great comfort during the "crisis" of Cuba and the Wall. Remember a Signalman Wong who worked at the Stn. Can't recall the crazy announcer who brought the two best programs at 6:30 am and 5:pm. Radio CAE brought memories of home when we needed it and provided us with hours of entertainment giving us a little bit of this great country we left behind.
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Author: George Sansom  -   2003-01-08 03:39:05    
Hi All, I worked as an announcer/operator at CFNZ in Zweibruken from 1968 until we were moved to Lahr when the base closed. Until a year or so ago (when it finally fell apart) I had the CFNZ sign that was attached to the wall of the Radio Station. It was manufactured by Wayne Pratt's father-in-law who was a WO (I think) in the refinishing section. I was in Lahr for a year or so and then went on to Baden and CFNS for the rest of my tour. I was Program Director there for a while. I remember us having the only Canadian Hockey teams in Europe at that time. Pete McBride and the rest of the hockey crew took great pleasure in broadcasting the 4 Wing Flyer games. This is a great site, I learned about it from a CBC broadcast last week. I have lots of photos from the old 4 Wing days. I'll try to get them on here. 73 de VE3GWS
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Author: Helmut Runge  -   2002-11-25 21:24:21    
Hello CAE friends, I was born in 1951 at Lippstadt, so I can say that I, like many other German teenagers in the 60s, grew up with Radio CAE. For us it was the best radio station in the world. I can still remember how sad I was when the station closed down in October 1970. BFBS was no substitute for CAE. I also still have the verification letter (unfortunately CAE had no QSL cards) signed by Barclay McMillan which I got from the station for a reception report I had sent on October 12th, 1970. Memories will always remain. Greetings, Helmut Runge
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Author: pk  -   2002-10-25 19:25:23    
Hello, Manfred, you don`t know me, but my friend Don`s told me about the site, and I though I`d take a look , very good all the best ...pk ( don`s friend, in Plymouth. all the best, and good luck....paul
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Author: Ted Wood  -   2002-09-27 13:06:50    
Hello CAE friends.... I am just back from a very exciting trip to Werl/Soest/Hemer and all the places we knew so well. This is to let you know that CAE had another round of interviews from the 'old studio', though on tape, and I hope to share them with all of you at some time soon. We walked the halls and rooms of CAE and, believe it or not, you were all with us. Thanks are not enough to say but we were in the good company of Eroc, Manfred and Helmuth Euler, so it was wonderful. Eroc and I too had a wonderful visit with Texas Heinz and his wife Marlene at their home in Cologne. We came away with some special memories and stories of CAE, just like old times. Vielen vielen Dank, also from my wife Monika and our son Clayton, who were with us to share some of these special moments. More to follow later. Ted
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Author: Jack Mitchell  -   2002-08-27 23:45:55    
The site is super and commented as such by all the friends i have sent it too... A big well done and regards to all who have made Radio CAE an institution... Special hello to all that i have been with during my stint as the techy from Sigs during 65 to 68 and whoever is in contact with Cammy.... Tell him my talkin and eating teeth are doin fine... Hope to hear from all...
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Author: Squirrel Switzer  -   2002-08-18 11:39:24    
By visiting another site I happened across a link to this site so thought I would put in a few comments. I served with 1 Tpt Coy RCASC in Soest from 1961 to 1964, and enjoyed listening to CAE while there. I liked especially the broadcasts of the hockey games between units. The 1 broadcast I will never forget is the fog bowl of 1962. Any one else remember that one. Took 2 days to get the Grey Cup game. I also served with Base and 1 RCHA from 1978 to 1982 and listened to CFN and especially liked the Sunday night broadcast of any musician which I would tape to a cassette at that time. It was a wonderful experience to listen to a true Canadian tradition for radio.
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Author: Ted Wood  -   2002-06-25 02:22:45    
Hello everyone !!! I would like to take this opportunity to pass along birthday greetings to someone who has had a long and continuing contact with Radio CAE, past and present. You should know that Barclay McMillan, who served as Program Director and, later, as Station Manager, is observing his 70th birthday today, June 25th. I'm sure that all who read this will join in wishing him all the best for the day. Too, especially since he will be in Werl shortly to re-connect with many old friends who remember the Voice of Canada in the Werl Stadtwald from earlier years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UND HERZLICHEN GLUECKWUNSCH ZUM GEBURTSTAG, BARCLAY.. Enjoy your times with old and new friends ... from Canada and in Germany, while in Stadt Werl.
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Author: Ed Melanson  -   2002-06-19 15:58:18    
Hello to all !! Many thanks to Eroc and many others who have worked so hard to bring back WUNDERBAR memories. Because of this website I have made contact with people that I lost contact with so long ago. It was due to my first introduction to radio at CAE that I was able to continue this "hobby" throughout my travels and postings in the military. I look forward to continuing these renewed associations and making many more as this website grows. Radio CAE was the foundation and "Big Sister" of the CFN. I had many great experiences working at both of these facilities. I can remember being in Cyprus and hearing one of my Western Express programmes on the BFN. Best of wishes to all who view this website. I hope you are able to get even a percentage of the vast enjoyment I have experienced. I have put the idea of a reunion forward on other CF websites. Perhaps CAE and CFN cronies could all meet and reminice...
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Author: Doug Aldridge  -   2002-06-18 17:11:57    
I was a staff announcer/reporter at CFN-Lahr, 1971-73 and 1978-92. Serving the Canadian Community and helping folks adapt to their "home away from home" was very rewarding. Don McGibbon understood this and always put the community first. Along with the regular broadcast duties, I was fortunate enough to broadcast CFE Hockey for 14 seasons. Fond memories of most of the staff and volunteers.
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Author: Gdsm Ray Treby  -   2002-02-13 20:43:22    
Hello, Ted Wood contacted me yesterday, Feb12, he gave me the website address and I enjoyed comments and pictures very much. I was in Germany in 1961-62, worked at the station under the name of "Jack of the Wax" with program Club 50-50 and late show "Night Piquet". I have a reel to reel tape of a Night Piquet program of Sept 12-62 with technician Texas Heinz. Sure enjoyed seeing his photo after 40 years. Please give him my regards if you are in touch with him. Good luck to you all. Ray (Jack of the Wax).
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Author: Ric Awde  -   2002-02-08 02:39:09    
WOW....what a pleasant, great surprise to view this site. I replied to the Web Meister yesterday and have received two replies. I will forward tapes and photos that can be included on this site, for everyone to remember the great times from C.A.E. and our gracious German hosts. CHEERS........Ric
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Author: Ken Johnson  -   2002-00-06 20:05:29    
So good to see this marvelous homepage on CAE and CFN Radio. I was an announcer on CFN in Lahr/Schwarzwald from 1986 to 1990 and had the pleasure of knowing and working with the likes of Harry Purdy, Jeff Gilhooly, Kieth Randall, Bill Gillespe, Phil Mossman and many other employees and volunteers of CFN-Lahr. What a great memory. It was my first "real radio" job and I'll never forget the good times. I have a couple of small reel to reels with some of my exploits on CFN RADIO if you would like them. My fondest memories are with those I worked with in Lahr. Keep up the good work!! I'll check in often to see whats new...
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Author: Hans R Konow  -   2001-12-21 16:52:11    
I am impressed and delighted with the site. I particularly enjoyed the audio clips. It includes the only voice recording I have heard of my father who truly loved his time in Germany and the "little stations that could". Congratulations Eroc. Best regards, Hans
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Author: Ted Wood  -   2001-10-18 23:37:50    
Hello All, I had some pleasant talks a while back, with Camie McKay, who I keep in touch with from N.S. I sent some pictures of Radio CAE which he hadn't had. His voice is very familiar from the old days. This week I also contacted the last Stn Mgr Barclay McMillan and he was also glad to hear some of the latest news. I told him of the CD programs which are circulating from the days when we were there... and are they great! He was pleased to hear the latest. I also chatted with Wayne Barr, tech at CAE and I gave him more news of what is going on. He had his name mentioned with Pte Rick Awde on a Music in the Night program, which I remember well. Finally, thanks to Eroc, I saw some recent photos of our old friend, Texas Heinz Gunesson, who is alive and well and living in Koln. I hope to hear from more in the days ahead as there are great memories coming from that little station in the Stadtwald. Take care. Bis spater. Ted
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Author: Harry Purdy  -   2001-09-08 00:52:58    
I was a regular listener to Radio CAE when I was stationed at Brigade Headquarters at Fort Henry (Soest) from 1957-1960 and then in Hemer from 1964-1967 with 2RCHA. I was a listener and volunteer announcer at CFN Lahr from 1971 to 1976 and then a staff announcer from 1976 to 1988. It was the best time of our lives. Spoke with Cammy McKay recently. Harry
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Author: Ted Wood  -   2001-07-04 21:54:06    
Hallo von Kanada. Diese gastebuchbeitrag ist wunderbar. I was a Program Director at CAE from the Fall of 1967 to Early 1970, just before its closing. I still keep in touch with old staff from the 'little voice of Canada' in Germany. It's wonderful that this special radio station has not been forgotten. Vielen dank fur eine gute idee. Take care. Ted
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