If you weren't able to make it down to the CBC Kamloops open house on Tuesday, Oct. 9, you can recreate the experience through the photos and comments we got through the day:
View the story "CBC Kamloops opening and open house" on Storify] CBC Kamloops opening and open house The CBC's new radio and digital operation in Kamloops, B.C., is the broadcaster's first new station in 14 years.
Storified by Jackie Sharkey · Tue, Oct 09 2012 15:19:42
After months of planning, CBC Kamloops opened its doors and hit the airwaves for the first time Oct. 9, 2012 broadcasting from its new station at 218 Victoria St. in downtown Kamloops.
Rise and shine Kamloops! @CBCKamloops we're on air 6 am. Come down for #cbcday open house until 2 pm. @AndrewAllenLive @graham714 @cbcquirksCBC Vancouver
We even have our own @cbckamloops @blendzcoffee sleeves! Come down for a free java! #cbcday http://pic.twitter.com/9ecqi6tNJackie Sharkey
But work must continue behind the scenes as news anchor Doug Herbert works to get the big local stories of the day on the air for the inaugural broadcast.
Just prepping ahead of our 6am kick off @CBCKamloops. The bureau is already getting packed! #CBCDAYDoug Herbert
@cbckamloops intrepid reporter Doug Herbert prepares for 1st day Daybreak Kamloops. http://pic.twitter.com/Zkn0JXqlTom Friedman
Musical guests Andrew Allen and Dan Oldfield perform though the live broadcast of CBC Kamloops, the early hours a bit of a switch for the Vernon artists.
Yup. This is the earliest I've ever performed. Fact. @cbckamloops @danoldfield7 @lifebyjulia (@ CBC Kamloops) http://4sq.com/QasMIVAndrew Allen
@andrewallenlive live from @cbckamloops #cbcday http://pic.twitter.com/CbCpMCPGWendy D
It's 7:10am and @AndrewAllenLive and I have already played a few songs here at the opening of @cbckamloops! Come on down and join us!Dan Oldfield
Well would you look at that. @cbckamloops @joshreports @danoldfield7 http://instagr.am/p/QkDEtMKH8Y/Andrew Allen
@AndrewAllenLive @CBCKamloops @joshreports @DanOldfield7 I'm looking! I'm looking! I'm liking!Leigh Buchan
Listeners of the Kamloopsian variety (and beyond) seemed to enjoy our new show, with many promising to stop by.
Woke up and turned on @CBCKamloops right away. I think I could get used to this new morning habit. Welcome to #Kamloops CBC!Amy Berard
Good morning @CBCKamloops! Enjoying the debut show & plan to pop by today to snoop around!! #CBCCaitlin Johnson
Congrats! #kamloops is now part of the national conversation @cbckamloopsTRU Newsroom
Well you know you've hit the big time when @CBCkamloops & @DHerbertCBC are doing Kamloops traffic reports. Love it.Evan Fitzer
There once was a bank /It left, now Blendz Coffee and /@CBCKamloopsKamloopsHaiku
@CBCKamloops great to be part of your opening show. So much excitement having CBC here. Even folks fr Salmon Arm came to join in celebrationNancy Bepple
So pleased to listen to local CBC coverage this morning in Kamloops. Welcome @CBCKamloops #kamloopsChristine Adam
Good news for local news RT @arjunsingh: Excited about the launch of @CBCKamloops! #KamloopsEmile Scheffel
@morgasmtheory tune into @CBCKamloops while reading...just saying!Duncan Robertson
So geeked-out about @CBCKamloops this morning, I'm forcing my coworkers to listen with me. Great job, Shelley Joyce & crew!Reagan Day
Colin Smith and Tim Bozon go live on @cbckamloops in minutes. Grand opening in Kamloops. http://instagr.am/p/QkK8PZSoRb/Kamloops Blazers
#swag @cbckamloops http://instagr.am/p/QkJcbMEsTA/Dan Oldfield
CBC Kamloops breaking news after just hours on the air, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation, and Technology John Yap reveals big news for the Thompson Rivers University law school in Kamloops.
.@John_Yap interviewing with reporter @joshreports from new @cbckamloops bureau- @terrylakemla http://yfrog.com/nypkqvfjRishi Sharma
Min. of Advanced Education John Yap says funding announcement will be made at TRU today. Hints the funding will go to the new law school.CBC Kamloops
Spot that celebrity: It's Heartland's Graham Wardle, and Quirks and Quarks host Bob McDonald.
I hear girls screaming. Is it @graham714 from @HeartlandOnCBC or Bob from @cbcquirks ? They're both @CBCKamloops http://pic.twitter.com/28xdFtOuCBC Vancouver
Benjamin Friedman and CBC Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald @CBCQUIRKS #CBCDAY http://pic.twitter.com/glsrYCNGTom Friedman
Bob McDonald from @CBCQuirks undoubtably explaining something sciency to Heartland's @graham714 at @cbckamloops opening http://pic.twitter.com/Vkqzs6FFJackie Sharkey
Apologies to teachers in #kamloops who are missing female students #cbcday @cbckamloops w/ @heartlandoncbc @graham714 http://pic.twitter.com/hI9y9c3MJohnny Michel
To top off the celebrations, official opening and ribbon cutting, mayor Peter Milobar declared Oct. 9, 2012 "CBC Day" in Kamloops.
In addition to being our grand opening of @cbckamloops Mayor Milobar has also declared jt #cbcday in #kamloops http://pic.twitter.com/A0x11ymJJackie Sharkey
#cbcday in Kamloops! @CBCKamloops is in the house and thrilled to be on air and online! http://bit.ly/PMwVRJ http://pic.twitter.com/GRifXQg0Johnny Michel
http://yfrog.com/klbbysxj And the ribbon is cut. #kamloops @cbckamloopsRogue Towel
Just because the ribbon's cut doesn't mean the party stops! Blendz supplies the coffee and sandwiches, Tiller's Folley plays us through the day, and B.C. Almanac airs live at 12 p.m. PT.
The festivities aren't over yet!! Tiller's Folley live @cbckamloops until 2PM at 218 Victoria in #kamloops http://pic.twitter.com/oAu4SxLrJackie Sharkey
Wow! Mark from @bcalmanac is sitting at my desk @CBCKamloops ! He is live at noon http://pic.twitter.com/RXNVQATeJosh Pagé