Bruce Allen cashes his final Reality Check after 17 years of outspoken commentary on CKNW

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      Bruce Allen, the high-profile Vancouver music-manager who guided the careers of such multiplatinum acts as Bryan Adams, BTO, Loverboy, and Michael Bublé, has filed his last Reality Check.

      For 17 years the brash, outspoken Allen could be heard five times a week on CKNW with short, precise rants that rarely went longer than two minutes.

      News of the cancellation came via a tweet sent out by Allen's daughter Claire.

      "Today marks my dad's final Reality Check on CKNW," Claire Allen tweeted. "A short-sighted decision by my former employer, but nonetheless, I'm proud of my dad for speaking his mind for the past 17 years.

      "You may not have agreed with him," she added, "but his commentary helped create a much needed dialogue about important issues in this province."

      In his final Reality Check, Allen took a few parting shots at the current state of his home city before adding: "I hope that we had a few laughs, a few head shakers, and a few fist pumps."

      You can listen to his last gasp here.