CJRB's Barry Lamb was recognized at yesterday's retirement party for his 43 years of dedication to Golden West, sharing thousands of stories from across the Westman Region over the 4+ decades from the CJRB recording studio.

It was standing room only as dignitaries who have shared their career paths with Lamb took to the microphone to wish Barry Lamb and his wife, Donna Jean, well in this next chapter of their lives.  Golden West CEO Elmer Hildebrand applauded Barry for his achievement of broadcasting over CJRB's radio waves over the 40+ years, as well as being inducted into Canada's Broadcasting Hall of Fame this past month.

As well, MP for Brandon-Souris, Larry Maguire, Spruce Woods Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier, Hon Cliff Cullen, and Boissevain-Morton Head of Council Mayor Judy Swanson took their turns at the podium to wish Barry well.

"A big thank you to everyone for showing up," shared Lamb from his turn at the mic.  "A lot of you have been interviewed by me over the years ... I'll start with the politicians; I like politics and our politicians for what they do in shaping our country and I've really enjoyed dealing with Cliff (Cullen), Merv (Tweed) and Larry (Maguire) over the years, and the civic leaders over the years as well, that was a pleasure."

"Farmers," he continued, "they're a group who are always fun, but sometimes it's after a storm and they don't want to talk that much, which you understand, but a lot of times it's just for a crop update and situations with ag policy, and farmers were always a great resource to go to, and they love their work with a passion."

Barry Lamb started his broadcast career in the early 80's, leaving for about 1 1/2 years to work for CKX Brandon, before returning back to Boissevain studios in 1984.

"It's been a great journey and I just want to thank everybody for listening all those early mornings, that's when I was in at 5:30-quarter to six, and I won't be missing that part of the job," he adds. "I just want to thank everyone.  It's been a fun ride. I look forward to seeing you out in the community!"