Finally, in 2001, Bud retired. . . . sort of.
Sandy Stewart, TV roducer ("Razzle Dazzle" "The Friendly Giant" and "Reach For the Top"
Click for page of Sandy's Here's Looking at Us
Dave interviewing author Bob Woodward,
or visit Bud Riley's "Friends" page
Alec enjoyed reporting on all forms of sports but his personal passion and pastime was tennis.
This book provides an explanation of Crime Stoppers and tells how programs operate around the world. Created in 1976 by Greg MacAleese, an Albuquerque, New Mexico detective, to solve the slaying of a 19-year-old college student, the concept has grown to a global network of independent Crime Stoppers programs dedicated to improving security in communities and keeping streets safe.
See a note on Cal's future project.
The following is a VOA report on Canada-Soviet relations after Canada ousted 19 Soviet diplomats and five Canadians were deported from the Canadian embassy staff in Moscow.
Jeffrey Crelinsten, was a key member of Bud's board of directors at the Science Writers Association. When Bud finished his tenure as president, Jeffery took over the helm for the next two years. Today, he runs his ownb science communications company as president of The Impact Group, specializes in science and technology communications and policy. He has worked as a consultant to firms, government agencies and associations, helping clients understand their customers and stakeholders and meet their strategic planning and communications needs. Jeffrey has also worked extensively in the formal and informal education sectors, developing programs and materials to promote science and technology to youth and adults.He is also President of Innovation Atlas Inc. He has been active as a science documentary writer for radio and television, a newsletter editor and an author of science books for children. He was on the board of the Canadian Science Writers Association for six years, serving two years as President and is currently on the Steering Committee of the Science and Technology Awareness Network (STAN). He has a doctorate in history of science and science policy from the University of Montreal, an M.Sc. in astronomy from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. in physics from McGill University. His new book, Einstein's Jury: The Race to Test Relativity is published by Princeton University Press
Russ McNeil was the treasurer for the Science Writers. In the early 70s he was a York University studet working on the development of the first lidar system designed for terrestrial atmospheric research. Many years later, it was fully developed and sent on its way to Mars aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. Today, Russ is a retired Malaspina University-College Physics professor in B.C. Russ McNeil has just written his first book, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius: Selections Annoted & Explained, reflecting on his many years in Physics and Liberal Studies at Malaspina.
Dr. June Engle was one of the founding members of the Canadian Science Writers Association. She was a biochemist who earned her PhD from University College in London, England. Her career in science led her to making scientific TV shows. Emigrating to Canada in 1965, she began working for CBC and the National Film Board. For more than 20 years, she edited the University of Toronto Health News and wrote many magazine articles on health. June Engle died on March 11, 2012 in Toronto.
Geoff Foulds was the editor of the The Canadian Science Writers Association monthly Science Link communication. Geoff is a prolific writer whose thoughtful opinions on many subjects are well respected. (sample his writing) Today he is the CMO for infiniD in Toronto aiding startup companies. His particular expertise is in computer software and hardware for both small teams and global enterprises.
Bud Riley hosted the weekly TV broadcasts of both the Empire Club and Canadian Club speeches from the Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto. Randy French was the camera man and on-site producer of the presentations. Randy started as a volunteer at Rogers before moving up to producer/director of mobile productions. Today he is a Technical Producer at Rogers Communications in Toronto.
Bud did not wait to retire to take up art (oil painting and sculpture), he started painting at the age of nine with a Christmas present of a box of oils and brushes. Click here to see a few samples of his work since then.
Note on the Broadcast Museum creation attempt.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Bud combined his radio work, teaching and participating in TV and Film production. These are just of few of the notable projects.
1987 The Return of the Six-Million Dollar Man and Woman
1987 Parents (TV movie)
1987 Friday's Curse (TV film)
1988 Emergency Room (TV series 3 episodes CHCH TV Hamilton production
1988 Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg film
1988 War of The Worlds
1988 The Best of SCTV (FCC/CRTC Governor)
1988 Short Circuit 2 (Robot comedy film)
1989 Love and Hate (CBC TV story of Colin Thacher murder case)
1990 Scales of Justice (CBC TV Barbara Turnbull STory (David Cronenberg
1991 Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg film.....Stand-in assignment
1991 This is My Life
1991 Grand Larceny (TV movie)
1991 Street Legal TV 3 episodes
Don Adams brought Bud Riley's weekly radio commentary on CJRT Radio to Rogers TV as Innis and Riley which eventually added a third member to the production in the person of Pete MCGarvey.
When Bud and Hugh showed up for an audition, they discovered that Don had built an entirely new set for them. The show began with two cameras with operators which lasted a year. The two camera people left for western Canada so Don set up stationary cameras and locked them in and he became producer/director, camera man and audio technician.
Don had been the unofficial Rogers archivist, collecting and maintaining a large number of Edward Samuel Rogers radio inventions, included the famed batteryless radio vacuum tube that for the first time, allowed the radio to be plugged into the house electrical outlet. When Rogers found a permanent home for his collection at Ryerson Politechnical, the CBC hired Don to also look after it's vast collection. Don retired from the CBC Museum in 2007.
Don died on July 30, 2022. Donald Bruce Adams obituary.