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Jack Carbutt Collection
General material designation
- Sound recording
- Moving images
- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the name of the collector.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1959-1979, 2001, - predominant 1959 - 1964. (Creation)
- Carbutt, Jack
Physical description area
21 audio reels and other material.
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Archival description area
Name of creator
Known in Central British Columbia as "Mr. Radio," Jack E. Carbutt made enormous contributions to the broadcasting history of both Prince George and the province of British Columbia.
Born on April 13, 1917 in Vancouver, Jack Carbutt began his career in radio in July 1940 at Vancouver station CKMO as an announcer, operator, singer and organist. Three years later, Jack moved to Kamloops where he worked at CFJC as an announcer, production, program and sales manager. After World War II, Carbutt moved to Prince George where he joined station manager Cecil J. Elphicke and engineer R.J. Tate to establish Prince George’s first radio station, CKPG. This fledgling station began broadcasting from the Ritts-Kiefer Building on George Street on February 8th, 1946. Initially, Carbutt worked as the Sales and Program Manager, but soon became an announcer before moving on to station manager. In 1953 CKPG moved to its present Sixth Avenue location. Carbutt’s unique style and pioneering radio efforts lead him to also be known as the "Voice of the North". Jack Carbutt produced a popular weekly radio program titled "Reveries" during which he read poetry, sang, and interviewed local personalities.
In addition to being a popular radioman, Jack Carbutt was involved in various community projects. He helped to start the Kinsmen Radio Day and El-Ro-Ki. The latter was a fundraiser for the Elk's Lodge, Rotary, and Kinsmen Club which ultimately grew into what is now known as the Rotary Auction, a major charity fundraising event in Prince George. Jack Carbutt passed away on August 20th, 1990, at the age of 73.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of audio reels and dubbed audio cassettes of a radio programs hosted by Jack Carbutt at CKPG Radio in Prince George, and includes transcriptions in electronic and textual format. This collection has been divided into the following three series: "Audio Recordings" (2000.21.1); "Transcriptions" (2000.21.2); and "Miscellaneous Materials" (2000.21.3).
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Northern BC Archives and Special Collections.
Availability of other formats
Professionally digitized copies [.MP3 and .WAV preservation format] of all audio recordings were created in 2013.
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright of recordings still held by CKPG. Contact Archivist for more information.
Item lists available.
No further accruals expected.
Collection includes 21 audio reels, 39 audio cassettes, 15 CDs, 1 VHS tape, and 6.5 cm of textual records.