Monday, August 24, 2015

Brad Keene in Canada

Man Behind the Mike
Wrestling Revue Magazine, April 1966

During the thirteen years that Brad Keene has been doing wrestling on TV he has given the audience some unusual exhibitions of his own.

Brad Keene
Some of the odd-ball things he's done to liven up the program are breaking a rock on the chest of Klondike Bill with a 16-pound sledge hammer; 'being held up in the air on one hand of Hercules Cortez while interviewing him; having Whipper Billy Watson demonstrate some of his favorite holds on him; taking on Hard Boiled Haggerty in a wrist-wrestling contest, and so forth.

Over the years he's interviewed most of the big names in pro wrestling both on radio and TV and knows the game inside out and backwards.

Brad has worked throughout West-ern Canada, handling shows in most of the big cities like Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver. He is currently doing a regular weekly wrestling show in Vancouver, B.C. for a tremendous viewing audience. This is one of the highest rated time periods art the Pacific Coast.

His station, Channel 8, also makes video tapes for other cities including, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Kitchener, Montreal, Halifax, Regina, Saskatoon and, for almost two years, Tacoma, Washington. Thus, Brad's shows reach a vast audience stretching all the way from the Atlantic to the Pacific on both sides of the U.S.A. - Canadian border.

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Occasionally the Studio Wrestling website will spotlight some of the great voices and TV hosts from territories across the wrestling landscape in the 1960s and 1970s.

Thanks to Carroll Hall for providing this article to the Mid-Atlantic Gateway.