680 CJOB founder’s daughter visits the station

The name of Jack Blick is hard to avoid around 680 CJOB.The Winnipeg talk radio station’s office and studios are located on Jack Blick Avenue, Blick’s face appears throughout the building in framed photos of CJOB’s history, and even his initials – ‘JOB’ for ‘John Oliver Blick’ – are in the station’s call sign.Although Blick died in 1981, CJOB staff received a first-hand connection to Winnipeg radio history Wednesday when Blick’s daughter, Barbara Berg, made her first-ever visit to the station.Berg, who currently lives in Manhattan, N.Y., was visiting her old hometown, and decided to stop in to check out the current iteration of her dad’s creation – where she was greeted with a large, framed photo of the man himself.

Barbara Berg and Geoff Currier look at a photo of her father, 680 CJOB founder Jack Blick.

Barbara Berg and Geoff Currier look at a photo of her father, 680 CJOB founder Jack Blick.Global News / Sam ThompsonView link »