A documentary that pays tribute to the life and work of Peggy Miller-Day, a Canadian pioneer in radio and broadcasting.
Focusing on the 1940s to the 1970s, this film documents Peggy's journey as a switchboard operator and receptionist to becoming a writer and continuity editor at CJCA, a local radio station in Edmonton, Alberta. Her creative talents didn’t go unnoticed and soon she would go on to write scripts for radio programs, commercials for local business sponsors and lyrics for special events. Later in her career at CJCA, she worked with several community organizations promoting their causes and sitting on their committees. Aside from broadcasting, she was responsible for writing the lyrics to both the Edmonton Eskimos and BC Lions cheer songs, which continue to be sung to this day during home games. She took self-proclaimed credit for putting the word “broad” into broadcasting.
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Peggy helped pave the way for women in radio and broadcasting in Western Canada.
CJCA station was heavily involved in promoting the Edmonton Eskimos Football team. The Ladies Quarterback Club was formed in 1949 where women could learn more about the game. Peggy joined this club and became a lifelong fan. During the Grey Cup in 1954, Peggy went on a train trip to Toronto and Montreal to help promote Canadian football. She was responsible for writing the lyrics to both the Eskimos fight song in 1953 and later on the BC Lions fight song. Both songs are still sung today during home games.
Peggy was the first female to be made an Honorary Citizen and was given the key to the city of Edmonton in 1968 for her work in radio and her involvements within the community. Some of those involvements include her long association with the Edmonton Eskimos Football Team, the Edmonton Klondike Days Association, an active role on the Boards of Edmonton and Vancouver United Ways, the Cystic Fibrosis Association, the Easter Seals Campaign and the Winifred Stewart School just to name a few.