Podcast

Rob Jonas, president of the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: A chat with Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association president Rob Jonas

Podcast: Discussion includes COVID-19 issues, programs offered and more

Rob Jonas, president of the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Mike Benusic, medical health officer for central Vancouver Island. (Photo submitted)
Do you remember your first TV set? (AP file photo)

PQBeat: Do you remember your first television set?

Sharing memories of TV shows past and present

Do you remember your first TV set? (AP file photo)
PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, bottom row, left, in Southdale Elementary School in Dartmouth, N.S. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat: Food fights, favourite teachers, the back of the bus and more

Sharing memories as school returns for another year

PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, bottom row, left, in Southdale Elementary School in Dartmouth, N.S. (Photo submitted)
Dr. Keven Elder visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: SD69 superintendent of schools Dr. Keven Elder

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19 protocols, plans for returning students and more

Dr. Keven Elder visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville and Qualicum Beach, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with Parksville/Qualicum Beach fire chief Marc Norris

LISTEN: Talk includes recruitment, fire safety, COVID-19 and more

Marc Norris, fire chief for Parksville and Qualicum Beach, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: A chat with music promoter and business owner Doug Pickard

LISTEN: Talk includes COVID-19, future of live performances and more

Music promoter and businessman Doug Pickard visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Who’s ready for a little NHL action in August?

Podcast: Preview of Stanley Cup ‘play-in’ series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Who’s ready for a little NHL action in August?

Podcast: Preview of Stanley Cup ‘play-in’ series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, hauls down St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) in front of goalie Jacob Markstrom, back, of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday November 5, 2019. The Canucks meet the Minnesota Wild in 2020 ‘play-in’ series action. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Ed Mayne talks COVID-19, potential pool for Parksville

Mayor returns to ‘PQB News’ studios to detail summer plans

Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Golfer Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Golf course reviewer Bill Flower

Discussing a game for all ages

  • Jun 16, 2020
Golfer Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
VI Free Daily senior writer and content editor John McKinley in the PQB News/VIFD studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: COVID-19 coverage on Vancouver Island

Philip Wolf, John McKinley discuss what’s been learned, what’s to come

  • Jun 9, 2020
VI Free Daily senior writer and content editor John McKinley in the PQB News/VIFD studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Phil Dwyer visited the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Michael Briones photo)

PQBeat: Qualicum Beach musician, lawyer Phil Dwyer

Juno Award winner talks music legends, ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’ and more

  • Jun 1, 2020
Phil Dwyer visited the PQB News/VI Free Daily studios. (Michael Briones photo)
Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach visited the PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Pro hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach

Listen: Netminder talks BCHL, college, pros and training during a pandemic

  • May 25, 2020
Professional hockey goalie Connor LaCouvee of Qualicum Beach visited the PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat Podcast: Canadian broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall

Listen: Olympics, Canada Cup, Flin Flon and more

  • May 18, 2020
Broadcasting legend Bernie Pascall in the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
PQBeat Podcast: What are your Top 3 favourite music albums of all-time?

PQBeat Podcast: What are your Top 3 favourite music albums of all-time?

Listen: Mix tapes, crooners, rap, country and more

  • May 8, 2020
PQBeat Podcast: What are your Top 3 favourite music albums of all-time?
Bobby Orr, left, and Mario Lemieux are near the of most lists when discussing the best NHL players of all-time. (File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill)

PQBeat Podcast: Who is the best NHL player of all-time?

Listen: Hockey talk includes Gretzky, Orr, Lemieux and Mr. Hockey

  • Apr 26, 2020
Bobby Orr, left, and Mario Lemieux are near the of most lists when discussing the best NHL players of all-time. (File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mark J. Terrill)
What is your favourite chocolate bar? (Philip Wolf photo)

PQBeat Podcast: What’s your favourite chocolate bar?

Listen: The merits of minis, the divisive powers of a Cherry Blossom and more

  • Apr 19, 2020
What is your favourite chocolate bar? (Philip Wolf photo)
PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, sporting an impressive 1970s hairdo, and his old 240Z. (Photo submitted)

PQBeat Podcast: Talking cars with Philip Wolf and Peter McCully

Listen: Chat includes best and worst vehicles, dream rides and more

  • Mar 29, 2020
PQB News/VI Free Daily publisher Peter McCully, sporting an impressive 1970s hairdo, and his old 240Z. (Photo submitted)
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns (Photo submitted)

Podcast: A chat with Gord Johns, MP for Courtenay-Alberni

Listen: VIFD editor Philip Wolf and Johns talk COVID-19, fisheries, Indigenous issues and more

  • Mar 22, 2020
Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns (Photo submitted)