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- Sean Hannity's Radio Monologues To Live Stream On Fox Nation Subscription Service
- National Music Centre's new lounge is a Salute to Radio's 1st Hundred Years
- Chuck's Classics, featuring Art & Dottie Todd
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 23rd
- Actress/singer/comedienne Talk show guest Kaye Ballard Dies at 93
- Changes at iHeartRadio stations in Kingston
- Chuck's Classics, featuring The Four Tops
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 22nd
- Real Country 95.5 Red Deer Morning Show goes Alberta-wide
- Fans start petition in support of fired P.E.I. radio host
- Chuck's Classics, featuring Dave Dudley
- MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 21st
- Salt Spring Island Still Wants a Local Radio Station
- Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios in DC
- My Favourite Flashback by Michael Jackson
- SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 20th
- Chuck's Classics, featuring Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones
- SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 19th
- Longtime Alberta broadcaster Peter Watts dies at 68
- Sony and R. Kelly Part Ways
- Updates on Stingray changes
- Chuck's Classics, featuring Doris Day
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 18th
- Netflix Grows Subscriber Base to 139 Million Worldwide
- Halifax Listeners Adjusting to Two New Radio Formats
The show, which will be a live stream of HANNITY’s opening PREMIERE NETWORKS radio monologue at 3p (ET) weekdays, will launch on JANUARY 30th.
Depending on how old you are, it might seem a bit disconcerting that a portable CD player is now being proudly displayed at Calgary’s National Music Centre as an artifact from our distant past.
Husband & wife duo considered “One Hit Wonders”. This hit came about in 1957. Dotty died in December 2000 at the age of 87, Art in October 2007 at the age of 93.
The outstandingly popular miniseries “Roots” by Alex Haley debuted on ABC and ran for 8 consecutive nights.
Radio station WOR moved from Newark New Jersey to New York City.
What would become an iconic police station sitcom, ‘Barney Miller’ premiered on ABC-TV.
Mr. T became a TV action celebrity as ‘The A Team’ began its 5-year run on NBC.
The ‘Donny & Marie’ variety show debuted on ABC-TV.
The sitcom ‘about nothing’ Seinfeld’ began a nine-year run on NBC-TV.
And it’s the date we lost TV superstars Johnny Carson and Bob Keeshan (Capt.Kangaroo.).
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Kaye Ballard, the singer, actress and comedienne best known for starring as one of the meddling title characters on the 1960s NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law, has died.
Back in November at least 5 staff at Kingston’s 98.3 Fly FM were let go. All the on-air shows were quickly replaced mostly by out of town voicetrackers. The ones that were let go were morning show co-host/news anchor Susan Amos, program director Jacquie Beckett, midday host/music director Lindsey Young and two sales reps.
The Four Tops were part of the popular “Motown Sound” out of Detroit, Michigan. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) was there hit in 1965.
CKNW threw the switch boosting power from 250 to 1,000 watts on 1320 KHz.
One of Irna Phillips’ early daytime dramas ‘The Right to Happiness’ moved from the NBC Blue network to CBS radio.
The hilarious ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In’ began as a weekly series on NBC -TV.
And New Westminster’s Raymond Burr starred for the 1st time as Captain Lee Quince in the debut of “Fort Laramie” on CBS radio.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 22nd INSIDE.
Stingray has just announced that The Real Wake Up with Vinnie and Randi, the breakfast show on Red Deer’s Real Country 95.5, is going province-wide on 15 Stingray stations serving rural Alberta, in both the Real Country and Boom brand formats. The change takes place today, Jan. 21.
Joee Adams was fired from the Charlottetown-based classic rock radio station Q93 on Jan. 18 after four years as the morning radio host.
American country music singer. Famous for his truck-driving anthems including this Six Days On The Road in 1963. Dave died at the age of 75 in 2003
It’s the date the legendary deejay Wolfman Jack (pictured) was born.
The portly detective show ‘The Fat Man’ began its 5-year run on ABC radio,
Patsy Cline sang ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ on ‘Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts’ on CBS and became the winner for the week.
ABC-TV aired the debut of ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ in a regular season primetime slot, after 15 successful weeks as a summer replacement.
And singer Jackie Wilson and Canadian comedians Wayne & Schuster headlined ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 21st INSIDE.
It could take a year for the licence to be approved, and society members may have to attend a hearing in Ottawa as part of the process. Some existing stations have the right to object if they feel a Salt Spring-based station could interfere with their signals.
The fire caused the cancellation of C-SPAN’s popular phone-in program, and forced “Fox News Sunday” to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate’s studio.
“Billie Jean” is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released in January 1983 as the second single from his sixth album Thriller. It was written and composed by Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones and Jackson.
Radio Tuktoyaktuk went on the air, serving the Northwest Territories in English and Inuktutuk.
This was the date a US television show was transmitted live through an outlet in Canada for the first time, when CBS TV’s “Studio One” was fed from Buffalo to CBLT in Toronto.
Singers Sonny James and Ivory Joe Hunter headlined the ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
And Fred Silverman (pictured) quit as boss of programming at ABC-TV to become president of CBS.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 20th INSIDE.
Group were formed in South Carolina, USA. Active from 1956 to 1961. Black Slacks was a hit for them in 1957.
Joe Chesney (pictured) got his own Langley (BC) radio station CJJC on the air at 850 KHz.
The first episode of the soon-to-be-iconic ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ was filmed.
68% of all US TV sets were tuned in as Lucy gave birth on CBS-TV’s ‘I Love Lucy.’
Two years later, CBS-TV debuted ‘The Millionaire” with Marvin Miller.
And three decades later, that same network introduced the first edition of the newsmagazine show ’48 Hours.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 19th INSIDE.
Watts, the 20-year host of Alberta Morning News on the Corus Radio Network, was a voice heard across the province on weekday mornings.
This comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ which details allegations against the singer of domestic abuse and having sex with minors.
Well I was wrong with a couple things and was given updates on my previous article regarding Stingray. Lots of moves in a short time and it is exciting times. Sadly there were a few layoffs today.
Doris is an actress, singer and animal welfare activist. She began her career with big bands, and her first hit recording was in 1945 Sentimental Journey
This was the date that Canadian content music quotas first came into effect for AM radio stations.
Victoria’s second radio station CKDA started broadcasting, some 27 years after the first station debuted.
Lee Majors’ starring vehicle, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ premiered on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV aired the 100th episodes of both the sitcom ‘Good Times’ and ‘Northern Exposure,’ 17 years apart.
And prolific producer Norman Lear scored yet another sitcom spinoff as ‘The Jeffersons’ (as pictured) debuted on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 18th INSIDE.
Two days after announcing that the price of its most popular U.S. plan would go up by $2, Netflix revealed that it has grown its subscriber base by 8.84 million, or nearly 26 percent.
Reaction was mixed, with many expressing disappointment over the disappearance of Rock 105 in favour of lighter hits. On Twitter, @matthfx called it “a sad day for Halifax radio.”
After 11 years with Knowledge Network, Murray Battle, the public broadcaster’s director of original documentaries and brand, is leaving his post.
So far in the early part of 2019, we have seen 2 format changes a day apart in Halifax and on boxing day 2 more format changes. 3 stations owned by one company and the other station owned by another. What were the differences between the changes and what else can we expect this year?
Fats a pianist, singer songwriter. Sold more than 55 million records. Between 1955 and 1960 he had 11 top 10 hits.
A full page newspaper ad heralded C-FUN AM1410’s move to 1900 West 4th Avenue.
Robert Blake starred as ‘Baretta’ debuted on ABC-TV.
Garth Brooks’ first TV special aired in NBC prime time.
‘Larry King Live’ gave way to a notable CNN failure, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight.’
The journalistic series ‘Frontline’ made its first appearance on PBS.
And after 29 years on the air, Phil Donahue (pictured) announced that his syndicated talk show would end at the end of the season.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 17th INSIDE.
The rollout of the service begins with 20 networks, including Cheddar and the Dove Channel, with plans to grow to more than 50 channels by year end. Users can also access national and local news channels where Sinclair has existing stations
The 66-year old sportscaster has reached an agreement to end his time at NBC, but will continue work at MLB Network and pursue other projects.
SAG-AFTRA has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against NPR news/talk KUOW regarding the dismissal of seven employees in April 2018.
Kay had two #1 hits: Wheel of Fortune (1951) and Rock and Roll Waltz (1955)/ Billie Holiday said Kay was the “only white woman who could sing the blues
The pioneering sci-fi series ‘The Outer Limits’ aired for the final time on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV’s Ed Sulllivan Show featured songs by Mike Douglas and The Lettermen, with comedy by impressionist Frank Gorshin, and Vancouver’s Mimi Hines teamed with husband Phil Ford.
After 15 years in the spot Terry Reid left the QM/FM morning show.
Five years after he retired polls declared CBS anchorman emeritus Walter Cronkite to STILL be the ‘most trusted man in America.’
And America’s 6th national TV network UPN (Universal-Paramount Network) began telecasting.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 16th INSIDE.
The company’s standard plan in the US, which had cost $11 per month, will now set you back $13 per month. Its premium option, which doubles the number of screens you can watch Netflix programming on
will now cost $16 per month, up from $14.
“On Thursday, January 17th, a warm new breeze will arrive in Halifax as Stingray launches 96.5 The Breeze…Halifax’s Relaxing Favourites.”
The Seattle-born Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last year.
After 3 years in the News Director’s job, Cheryl Carson’s last day was Friday.
A singer & songwriter. Best known for this hit from 1957. He had other hits like Ling Ting Tong, or Hula Love & others. Buddy moved to British Columbia in 1992 where he was a partner in a nightclub. He moved again in 1997 to Port Orchard, Washington. Buddy died at the age of 65 in February 1999
CKNW moved its studios from downtown New Westminster to a former Safeway location at 815 McBride Boulevard.
Saskatchewan-born Art Linkletter (pictured) introduced his longrunning (22 years) daytime hit ‘House Party’ on CBS radio.
Ed Sullivan insisted that the Rolling Stones change the lyrics of their hit ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ or they’d be banned from his CBS-TV Sunday night showcase.
The retro sitcom ‘Happy Days’ started its memorable 11 year run on ABC-TV.
And Gene Shalit started his 37-year career as movie critic on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 15th INSIDE.
BC Radio guy & former premier Bob Rae label true Canadian Patriots Yellow Vests as Brownshirts, Conspiracy Theorists and More!!!
Canada’s mainstream media’s new ‘Narrative’ for Canadian Patriots participating with ‘Yellow Vests’ movement, ‘Extreme’!
Following his work in Vancouver in the 1950’s at CJOR and CKWX, he was prominent at CKGM and CFCF radio and TV Montreal before moving to the U.S.
The 1950/60’s hitmaker Pat Boone confirmed his wife’s death to People, saying they’d shared “a wonderful, blessed life together for 65 years.”
One of the best known artists and biggest selling female singer. Married 5 times, including to country star George Jones. She had many #1 hits on the country charts including this one from 1968. She was active from 1966 to 1998. Her passing occurred April 1998 at the age of 55.
67 years ago today, NBC-TV aired the premiere ediition of the longrunning ‘Today Show,’ hosted by the legendary Dave Garroway (pictured).
‘The Bionic Woman’ starring Lindsay Wagner debuted on ABC-TV, while ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ started its run on CBS.
One billion viewers worldwide watched the live TV special, ‘Elvis – Aloha from Hawaii.’
David Letterman announced his pending departure from NBC, and then 7 years later to the date underwent emergency open heart surgery.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 14th INSIDE.
After nearly 13 years in drive time for KIRO-FM, “The Ron & Don Show” was abruptly, and without explanation, canceled on Thursday. The staff was notified 11 minutes after the show ended that day at 7 p.m.
One in eight Canadians have stopped or suspended their television subscriptions — traditional or streaming — to switch over to a different media service, with the plan to switch back at some point.
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Fats Waller did I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter, and Billy Williams made it a hit again in 1957.
After more than 13 years on ABC-TV’s daytime schedule ‘Ryan’s Hope’ aired its final episode.
The Canadian band Rush headlined a “Canada for Asia” tsunami-relief CBC telethon in Toronto.
The ‘made-in Canada’ action series ‘La Femme Nikita’ debuted on the USA cable channel.
The 100th episode of NYPD Blue aired on ABC.
Samantha (Eliz. Montgomery) gave birth to baby Tabitha on ABC-TV’s ‘Bewitched.’
And we lost two luminaries of early CBC television as comedian Frank Shuster and news anchor Earl Cameron died.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 13th INSIDE.
For those unaware, a short (well not really) recap. As CEO/President of the station in the late 90’s and early 2000’s — six years — I changed the station format from heavy professorial talk/lectures and classical music with a few hours of specialty music, to mostly JAZZ, no lectures and a few hours of related music features every week.
According to the CRTC, new broadcasting legislation should encourage the production and consumption of Canadian content (CanCon),
The preview weekend will offer a sample of Crave’s various films and TV series, including, most notably, the third season of HBO’s True Detective crime drama. The first two episodes of the series are set to premiere back-to-back on HBO and Crave on Sunday.
Jimmy was known as the “swamp pop R & B teenage idol”. He is still active today. He also starred in a couple of movies and from 1972 to 1976 he was a disc jockey
‘Sam ‘n’ Henry,’ the local Chicago series that set the pattern for the legendary national radio hit, ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy’ debuted on WGN.
Another Chicago origination, the hit children’s puppet show ‘Kukla Fran & Ollie’ had its premiere on NBC-TV.
The live-action (Pow! Zonk!) ‘Batman’ series debuted on ABC-TV.
And ‘All in the Family’ episode 1 was seen on CBS, featuring TV’s first toilet flush.
Happy Birthday to Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, and Christiane Amanpour!
ALL the milestones for Jan. 12th INSIDE!
Liza Yuzda (pictured) leaves CKNW AM 980 Vancouver to launch a B.C. Legislative bureau in Victoria for News 1130.
After nearly 13 years as an afternoon fixture on KIRO FM, Ron & Don have been shown the door.
Corus Entertainment Inc. reported its first-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as its revenue edged higher, boosted by gains in television advertising.
CNN requests KUSI to cover Wall Story, but rejected the story because it didn’t match the Fake News Networks Narrative
Dustin Nielson has his own successful radio morning show but in his heart of hearts he’s a hockey play-by-play man who was asked out-of-the-blue if he might want to call the Spengler Cup tournament in Switzerland.
The special — “Black Eye: Dan Rather and the Birth of Fake News” — will focus on a story that was published regarding George W. Bush, alleging that he had received special treatment during his time in the Texas Air National Guard.
A country music group has won 9 Grammys. Charted our 20 singles included this one from 1974.s Founded by Ray Benson & Luck Oceans. They have had a number of different members over the years. They are still active today,
Victoria’s first radio station, then known as CFCT 1450, upped its power to 500 watts.
Lloyd Bridges starred for the first time in his syndicated TV action hit “Sea Hunt.”
16 years later on this date, ‘Love American Style’ aired for the final time on ABC-TV.
And 8 years later, CBC Television moved the National News up an hour to 10 pm, followed by ‘The Journal’ hosted by the incredible Barbara Frum (pictured).
ALL the milestones for Jan. 11th INSIDE.
Fox affiliate Q13 (KCPQ-TV) in Seattle broadcast a doctored video of President Trump giving his Oval Office address to the nation Wednesday during the intro to their 10 p.m. news show.
This group took their name from Gene Autry’s horse! This number from 1958 was to be the throwaway number.
NBC-TV aired the pilot for a US version of a hit BBC satirical news show, ‘That Was the Week that Was,’ with David Frost hosting as he had in the UK. It quickly became a weekly series.
Canada’s comedy team Wayne & Schuster guest-hosted on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ and performed a Professor Von Gartner skit.
The ethnic radio soap opera, ‘The Goldbergs,’ for 20 years a hit daytime strip, became a 30-minute weekly primetime TV show on CBS.
And the first-ever episode of ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ aired on PBS, with Alistair Cooke (pictured) as on-screen host.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta appeal for new information after allegations of abuse are made in a documentary about the R&B star, who has long denied wrongdoing
It will be held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre at 2 pm on Saturday Feb. 2nd
VICE Media Canada is urging an Ontario court to revoke a previous court order that would compel journalist Ben Makuch to give the RCMP any notes and communications between Makuch and an alleged Islamic State fighter.
Known as disco group, and really famous or their costumes. The album “Village People” was put together and aimed for the gay audience.
Eleven months before the sneak attack on Pearl Harbour, CBS demonstrated small screen color television.
Clint Eastwood (pictured) began his ascent of the star ladder as the western series ‘Rawhide’ had its premiere on CBS-TV.
NBC-TV debuted a future sitcom hit ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’;
Pat Sajak became the latest challenger to Johnny Carson with a late night talk show on CBS-TV;
The same network introduced “The Late Late Show” post midnight, hosted at first by Tom Snyder;
And the ethnic sitcom ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’ debuted on CBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 9th INSIDE.
Not being on cable, have any of you mainstream media watchers seen any of the above from any of the networks, here in Canada and United States? What else are we being prevented from seeing? The People Are Standing Up to the corruption of government
“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November and had surgery a week before Christmas. Andy and I found out today (Jan. 7) that I have more battles ahead. I’ve never felt more scared and more loved, all at the same time.”
Susan Zirinski is the first woman to lead the division, and her ascension comes as CBS News has endured unprecedented roiling amid the #MeToo reckoning, which first hit the division more than a year ago with a flurry of serious misconduct allegations.
“Jim Taylor had the best wit in Canadian sportswriting and loved to tell the story of how he started in the biz reviewing records for the Victoria Times and once wrote a column explaining why one guy would never make it. Elvis Presley.”
As we begin a New Year, I wanted to share some truths for on air performers in 2019. These are my beliefs. You may not agree with me and that’s fine
He is the son of legendary country star Hank Williams. Jr has been active from 1957 until the present time. #1 hits were many on the US country charts including this one from 1982
Edmonton’s adopted son Robert Goulet (pictured) made his US TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on CBS, singing “If Ever I Would Leave You.”
The PBS children’s show headliner Mister Rogers was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And the NBC-TV drama series Providence, which introduced Melina Kanakaredes in her first TV lead role, made its debut.
ALL milestones for Jan. 8th INSIDE.
“The acquisition of CHOO-FM offers an excellent opportunity for Stingray to add an FM station in Drumheller that will perfectly complement our Real Country-branded CKDQ-AM.”
Toronto alternative station, 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) has a new morning show: Mornings With Ruby & Alex, hosted by sister-brother duo Ruby and Alex Carr weekdays, 5:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. ET.
Christine McGuire, whose pop hits propelled her and her singing sisters to many radio and television appearances, died Dec. 28 in Las Vegas,
Roy died at the young age of 52, but left us a load of his hits including Candy Man from 1961.
Red Skelton got his first weekly starring vehicle on the NBC Red radio network.
The well-remembered OTR ‘squeaky door’ show ‘Inner Sanctum Mysteries’ debuted on NBC Blue.
For the first time TV cameras were allowed inside the House of Commons in Ottawa.
The Peoples Choice Awards named ‘Deal or No Deal’ with Canada’s Howie Mandel (pictured) as favorite game show.
And ‘Midday’ with Valerie Pringle and Bill Cameron debuted on CBC Television as a daytime version of ‘The Journal.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 7th INSIDE.
Here we are. It’s January 2019 with a fresh start for a new year. 365 new days. For those of us in radio, it’s back to business as usual – where we bring our best content to our audiences every day 24/7.
The 93-year-old DJ based in Palm Springs, Calif., credits one group of listeners for keeping him on the air after 75 years: family members who want to send messages to loved ones in prison.
Battle Of New Orleans a big hit for Johnny Horton in 1959. Johnny died at age 35.
Ronald Colman (pictured with wife Benita Hume) debuted in their own weekly NBC radio series, ‘The Halls of Ivy.’
The Global Television Network began with a toehold in Southern Ontario;
That same day the CBS Radio Mystery Theater with host E.G. Marshall began its 9-year run;
And zookeeper Marlin Perkins introduced his wildlife TV series that would run for 25 years, ‘Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 6th INSIDE.
Capital FM is no longer oldies and has switched to the Adult Contemporary format called The Breeze 96.3. It’s a soft A/C format which has not been available on Edmonton radio in years.
Dani Elwell, Garvia Bailey and Heather Bambrick, all recently of Jazz.FM91, are behind the new stream. Expect podcasts, live performances, interviews and more
Neil still active since 1957 as a pianist, vocalist, composer and record produced. He wrote songs for the likes of Connie Francis.
Radio’s longrunning mystery show ‘The Shadow’ began its 22 year run on the networks.
Vancouver’s Alan Young (pictured) starred in episode 1 of TV’s talking horse show ‘Mr. Ed.’
Pat Boone signed in as the mystery guest on CBS-TV’s ‘What’s Mty Line’;
And the ABC daytime drama ‘All My Children’ debuted.
ALL the milestones for Jan, 5th INSIDE.
Two news/talk outlets, KUOW (NPR) and news/talk KIRO FM are second and third in the 6+ chart.
Der Spiegel media scandal proves that corporate-run media celebrates journalists who fake news stories with fabricated sources
What do you have to do to earn accolades as a journalist and win awards? The less disillusioned among us might say you need to be a good and engaging writer who secures authentic sources and shares exhaustively confirmed information with readers
This tune was used for the 1972 television commercial for Salada Tea. Originally a hit in 1975. 1992 saw him receive the Order of Canada. Hagood died at the age of 59 in January 1997.
It’s the date that NBC debuted one of radio’s first variety shows, ‘The Dodge Victory Hour’ starring Will Rogers and Al Jolson.
Bob Hope (pictured) made his first national radio appearance on NBC’s ‘The Intimate Review.’
Victoria’s CHEK-TV left the CBC and became a fulltime CTV affiliate;
and several lengthy TV runs came to a close on CBS Jan. 4th, ‘Rawhide’ (which introduced Clint Eastwood) and ‘The Twentieth Century,’ hosted by Walter Cronkite.
Come INSIDE for ALL the milestones.
The host of Feel Good Weekends on The Beat 92.5 in Montreal, Lauzon suffers from vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. But a hearing aid and some research are helping her fight back.
The wrestling world has been rocked by the death of “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the veteran interviewer who was as much a part of WWE as Spandex and chokeholds.
Billy is a country singer songwriter. Has had number of hits including this one from 1974. He has two daughters in the music business. Active from 1962 to the present. Born May 1942.
Happy Birthday to Dabney Coleman, Van Dyke Parks, Mel Gibson and Stephen Sills.
On this date William S Paley (pictured) incorporated the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS.)
And a future General Manager of the station Hal Davis joined CKNW as Chief Copywriter.
The 100th episode of ‘The Jeffersons’ aired on CBS, and ABC telecast the 100th episode of ‘Hart to Hart.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 3rd INSIDE.
Dragon came from a musical family. His father was an Academy Award-winning composer and conductor and his mother was a singer who worked on Bing Crosby recordings among many others.
New Year brings a fresh feel to Okanagan Oldies – we’re now “SOFT 103.9, familiar favourites.
As we start a new year, here’s the advice we’ve offered many of our sales training partners in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, and Calgary. If you’re a Professional B2B Salesperson with a 2019 sales target that seems unreachable, don’t panic.
Richard Lewis, Einstein’s Curb co-star, said he was in shock about the actor’s passing. “I knew him forever,” Lewis wrote on Twitter. “His long career is hard to match. His role on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly brilliant! Our cast and crew will be devastated.”
Ron reached out to PSR yesterday saying, “He’s very honored to be the new voice of Rogers-rock radio stations across Canada with Bif Naked.
On January 7, 2019, one of Canada’s most engaging new radio teams will take their show to a national audience for the first time. Katie & Ed, the morning team from 90.3 AMP Radio in Calgary, will launch a new national evening show on stations from Vancouver to St. John’s.
Singer, songwriter, played many instruments, actor. Started out writing for Connie Francis. A number of hits including this one from 1958.
Happy Birthday to Cuba Gooding Jr, Taye Diggs, Jack Hanna, Dax Shepard, and Kate Bosworth.
Bing Crosby began his 10-years as host of NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall’;
the CBC opened its second national AM hookup, the ‘Dominion Network.’
‘The Life of Riley’ with William Bendix came to NBC-TV,
and two years later so did ‘The Bob Cummings Show.’
Nanaimo’s CHUB AM 1570 was flipped to FM, becoming THE WAVE 102.3.
As we neared the end of the network radio era, CBS dropped ‘The Road of Life’, ‘Our Gal Sunday,’ and two other longrunning soaps.
Jan. 2nd obits include Dick Powell, Alan Hale Jr, Anne Francis, CNN’s Jim Huber, and Manitoba’s Jack Carson (pictured).
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
This is his first hit for RCA Records back in 1956. That year Elvis made his film debut in “Love Me Tender”. On he went to become of the worlds greatest singers of rock ’n roll
Jan. 1st saw many broadcast firsts, including the debut of the Canadian ‘Bravo’ cable channel, the start of VH1 in the US, the debut of ESPN Radio and the CBS-TV series ‘ Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman’ (pictured).
The first broadcast of the Rose Bowl game was heard on KHJ Los Angeles, and 4 years later, the Rose Bowl went coast-to-coast on NBC radio.
Lorne Green was named voice of the new CBC national news service;
Vancouver’s CKNW moved from 1230 to 1320 KHz with 250 watts of power,
CKWX Radio went to 24 hour service with ‘Concert Under the Stars’ from midnight to 5,
and CHQM amended its Easy Listening music format to include Light Rock.
The final episode of ABC-TV’s ‘Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet’ was filmed,
and CBS-TV’s ‘The Karen Carpenter Story’ became the most-watched TV movie of the year.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 1st INSIDE.
She became a national favourite playing the eternal fiancée Eth, coaxing her dozy Ron Glum (played by Dick Bentley) towards the altar in the Frank Muir-Denis Norden 1950s radio series Take It From Here.
A reputation for delivering scoops, first for the Victoria Daily Colonist and then for The Province of Vancouver, continued at The Tyee, where McLintock’s presence helped provide this site with journalistic credibility in its early months.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we have paid tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today on our SECOND LAST 365’er of the 2018 series, we are shining the light on Terry Reid Hubbard
Member of two music groups prior to going out on his own. This hit from 1969. Died at age 54 in February 2000
Happy Birthday to Burton Cummings, Ben Kingsley, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer and Bebe Neuwirth.
Seattle radio station KOMO debuted at 980 KHz;
Guy Lombardo played ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on CBS radio to bring in 1930, and a tradition was born;
‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve’ debuted on NBC-TV (it moved to ABC two years later);
CNN’s second channel ‘Headline News’ debuted on US cable systems;
the BBC began using the chimes of Big Ben as its ID;
and ‘The Doctors’ ended its 19 year run on NBC-TV.
Among the obits for Dec. 31 are Vancouver big bandleader Dal Richards, Nashville pianist Floyd Cramer, Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan, pop singers Rick Nelson and Natalie Cole, and actress Eileen Heckart.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Not much one can say about Elvis. He turned out many many hits like this one from 1956: Blue Suede Shoes
Happy Birthday to Tracey Ullman, Meredith Vieira, Sean Hannity and sitcom guru James Burrows.
Also born this day were Bert Parks, Jack Lord, Dennis Morgan and Jeannette Nolan.
Canada’s first radio network hooking up Monteal with Ottawa broadcast the CNR’s Anniversary Show;
the famous Jack Benny feud with Fred Allen kicked off on NBC radio;
the first black and white TV sets sold for $1,175 US;
James Arness, soon to be Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke, made his TV acting debut on the Lux Video Theatre;
‘Let’s Make a Deal’ with Winnipeg’s Monty Hall (pictured) debuted on NBC-TV;
and the same network, after 25 years, cancelled ‘The Wonderful World of Disney.’
Among the obits for Dec. 30th were composer Richard Rodgers, bandleader Ralph Flanagan, and ’60/’70’s Seattle radio DJ Lan Roberts.
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She died on Saturday from complications related to recently-diagnosed thyroid cancer. She was a former award-winning political journalist and Victoria bureau chief with The Province newspaper.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Valerie Ambrose.
Singer-songwriter, 38 songs in the top 10, sold more than 100 Million records.
Happy Birthday to Ted Danson, Jon Voight, Mary Tyler Moore, Dinah Christie, Patricia Clarkson and Ashleigh Banfield.
Radio soap favorite ‘Young Dr. Malone’ began 4 seasons on CBS-TV;
WMCA’s Good Guys became the first N.Y. radio station to play ‘The Beatles’;
Jane Pauley ended her 13 years as co-host of NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show”;
and Sly and the Family Stone headlined CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
And passing away at age 77 was the ‘King of Jazz,’ Paul Whiteman (pictured).
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Detectives are currently investigating the death of the popular Los Angeles news personality, who was found unresponsive in a Glendale, California Days Inn.
Katie Boer got physical after attending a holiday party hosted by station colleagues. She attempted to drive after drinking at the event and when friends tried to stop her from driving she punched one of them.
“Never have so many owed so much to one man. He never sought credit. But did so much behind the scenes.”
Singer, songwriter, actor & racing driver. Active from 1948 to 1982. recorded 52 albums, 100 singles and 17 reached #1 on Billboards Country Top 100, and 82 Top 40 Singles Chart. This single from 1957. Marty died at the age of 57 in December 1982
Happy Birthday to Dame Maggie Smith, Denzel Washington, Seth Meyers,, Nichelle Nichols and John Legend.
The last episode of ‘Ding Dong School’ with Miss Frances aired on NBC-TV;
trumpeter Hugh Masekela guested on CBS-TV’s ‘To Tell the Truth’;
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau gave a year’s end interview to CTV;
‘The Edge of Night’ wrapped up its 28 year run on CBS and later NBC-TV;
CNN boss Ted Turner was named TIME Magazine’s Man of the Year;
and Ed Bradley interviewed an emotional Michael Jackson on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes.
Dec. 28th obits include Clayton Moore (TV’s Lone Ranger), Jerry Ohrbach of ‘Law & Order,’ William Demarest (‘My Three Sons’), music men Billy Taylor and Freddie King, and singer/comedienne Kaye Stevens.
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Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Ronnie Stanton
Singer and a dancer. Known mainly for popularizing the twist style of dancing. The Twist became a national hit in 1960.
Happy Birthday to broadcast journalists Savannah Guthrie, Cokie Roberts and Arthur Kent. It’s also the date when the late Sydney Greenstreet and Oscar Levant were born.
‘The Glenn Miller Show’ began its 3-year, 3-times a week run on CBS radio;
C-ISL AM 650 became Vancouver’s Oldies Station, and CKKS became ‘JACK FM.’
Don McNeill’s ‘Breakfast Club’ ended its 35 year run on ABC Radio;
‘Howdy Doody Time’ (pictured) started its 13 year run on NBC-TV;
the prime time soap ‘Knot’s Landing’ debuted on CBS-TV,
and The Doors played ‘Light My Fire’ on CBS-TV’s ‘Jonathan Winters Show.’
Among those departing forever Dec. 27th were Vancouver’s first TV anchorman, Tom Robinson, and music men Hoagy Carmichael, Freddie King and Vancouver’s Chris Gage.
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JJ-365 Salutes December 26, 2018 Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Danny Kingsbury. I have a bunch of friends that are born around Christmas day. They all have one thing in common, they feel like throughout their […]
In recent years, Seattle radio and TV has changed dramatically and not necessarily for the better. Changes started to appear during the 2008/09 recession with numerous layoffs, especially with the radio groups. More recently, there has been a tidal wave of mergers and broadcast station sales that have highly impacted the broadcast stations. Again, not necessarily for the better
The late Andy Williams has just landed at #10 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 with his 1963 Christmas classic, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”
An R&B singer best known for this hit in 1958. Other songs he recorded never reached the peak this one did
Boxing Day saw the birth of funny men Steve Allen and Alan King, actors Jared Leto and Eden Sher, musicians Bob Carpenter and Chris Daughtry, and ‘America’s Most Wanted’ host John Walsh.
The WSM Barn Dance began a Saturday night tradition on Nashville radio, soon becoming the ‘Grand Ole Opry.’
‘Big Sister’ ended its 16 year run as a daytime soap on CBS Radio;
Victoria’s 107.3 switched off the Christmas music, and introduced KOOL-FM, with ‘Today’s Best Music’;
‘The Shadow’ ended its 24-year radio run;
and ‘Search for Tomorrow’ ended its 35 year run on first CBS-TV, and for the last five years, NBC.
Obits Dec. 26th include Jack Benny, Jason Robards, Nigel Hawthorne, Fontella Bass, wrestler Gorgeous George, and LA sportscaster Stu Nahan.
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Santa Claus Coming to Town Ray Conniff (1959)
Born on Xmas Day were Rod Serling, Jimmy Buffett, WKRP’s Gary Sandy, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, and bandleader Leighton Noble, who lived out his retirement years in Victoria BC.
Trail BC got its own radio station when the experimental 10AT signed on;
Milton Cross hosted the first Metropolitan Opera broadcast;
Bing Crosby performed ‘White Christmas’ for the first time on NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall’;
and Walt Disney made his first foray into TV.
Obits this day include Dean Martin, W.C. Fields, Eartha Kitt, Joan Blondell, and the ‘Godfather of Soul’ James Brown.
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Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Chuck McCoy.
The alleged assault on a male victim took place at a Nantucket bar in July 2016.
Sleigh Ride Johnny Mathis (1958) Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for […]
Happy Birthday to Ryan Seacrest, Ricky Martin, Canadian Steve Smith (whom you know better as Red Green), and actor Mark Valley.
The BBC aired radio’s first play, ‘The Truth About Father Christmas’;
the ‘Voice of Firestone’ began its 27 years of light classical music on US Monday night radio;
Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ starring Lionel Barrymore (pictured) began its long run each yuletide on the radio networks;
a Midnight Mass was televised for the first time on NBC, beginning a 70 year tradition thus far;
and Perry Como made his TV debut as NBC televised his ‘Chesterfield Supper Club.’
Checking out on Christmas Eve over the decades were actors Jack Klugman, Charles Durning and Peter Lawford, CBS president Frank Stanton and producer James Komack.
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German magazine Der Spiegel apologised to readers on Wednesday for publishing “invented stories” and content with “distorted facts” by one of its reporters
Jingle Bells – Mitch Miller & The Gang
It’s the day when Don McNeill of radio’s ‘Breakfast Club’ and James Gregory of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ were born. As well it’s Happy Birthday to Harry Shearer, Susan Lucci, Patrick Watson and Eddie Vedder.
The BBC began regular daily radio newscasts;
NBC began programming its national radio network;
the first complete opera (Hansel & Gretel) was televised on WRGB Schenectady;
Swift Current got local TV service as CJFB signed on;
the daytime soap ‘The Young and the Restless’ premiered on CBS-TV;
and the ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ cartoon was televised for the first time.
Obits for Dec. 23 include Dragnet’s Jack Webb, Canadian jazzman Oscar Peterson, comic pianist Victor Borge and actor Charlie Ruggles.
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Momentum at “CBS This Morning,” the most buzzworthy morning show for a handful of years, stopped dead with Rose’s firing.
Paul Larsen will assume the role of news director and station manager for Global Okanagan, effective Jan. 8.
Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (Original) 1957
It’s the birthdate of actors Ralph Fiennes and Hector Elizondo, Diane Sawyer of ABC News, the late announcer and game show host Gene Rayburn, and singer Jordin Sparks.
Pioneer New York radio station WEAF aired the first ever broadcast of a boxing match;
the first experimental TV signals were aired from the top of the Empire State Building, two decades before the TV era began;
Monty Hall presided over his last ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ on ABC-TV;
Archie Bunker became a grandfather on CBS-TV’s “All in The Family’;
and Conan O’Brien and Jack Black (pictured) engaged in a guitar duel on TBS’ late night ‘Conan.’
Among the obits for Dec. 22nd are bigtime (old time) radio announcer Jimmy Wallington, legendary soap opera creator Irna Phillips, and the great Lone Ranger narrator/announcer Fred Foy.
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Today, Friday Dec 21, the entire press run was cancelled due to a lack of power at the printing plant in Ladysmith following Thursday’s wind storm.
We are excited to extend a one-time special rate to NEW attendees to experience the WAB Conference in 2019
Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra (1957)
Happy Birthday to Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Romano, Phil Donahue, Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson and Andy Dick.
Vancouver’s CKST 1040 was sold to Grand Slam Radio, setting the stage for BC’s first all-sports format;
the CRTC licensed a new Kelowna FM’er, CILK to Nick Frost;
Wilf Ray (pictured) landed a morning slot on CKMO 1410, beginning an incredible 63-year career in local radio;
David Crosby guest starred on ABC-TV’s sitcom’Roseanne’;
and Diana Ross sang with The Supremes one final time on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.”
Signing off forever were actors Richard Long, William Lundigan, and Calgary’s Rod Cameron.
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Listeners can expect a broad playlist spanning five decades, from the 1970s, ‘80s, ‘90s, the ‘00s, and today. 104.3 The Breeze will feature artists like Lionel Richie, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Whitney Houston, Sara McLachlan, Billy Joel, and Adele
96.3 The Breeze (CKRA-FM) will offer Edmonton listeners something new that has been missing on the dial for many years. With easy, relaxing, and familiar favourites, 96.3 The Breeze will provide an oasis from today’s extremely noisy and busy world.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Steve Parsons
Talk-radio host Michael Savage’s long-time nationally syndicated show is about to go dark in major markets, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington DC.
Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
It’s the birthdate of Jonah Hill, Uri Geller, Irene Dunne, John Hillerman, Pamela Austin, and the late MP and CKWX (later CBC) Open Liner Judy Lamarsh.
Radio Australia began shortwave transmission, identified by the cry of the Kookabura bird;
Vancouver’s CKWX was approved for an FM sister station, C-JAZ (it is now JACK FM at 96.9);
Kelowna’s CILK FM was approved for sale to Standard Radio (later Astral, now Bell);
and NBC-TV experimented with no announcers on a Jets-Dolphins football telecast. It was not considered a success.
Bowing out forever on Dec. 20th were Carl Sagan, Foster Brooks, Arnold Stang, Brittany Murphy, Steve Landesberg, and the first black anchor on a network (ABC) newscast, Max Robinson.
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“Maria” averaged 105,000 total viewers per day compared to 103,000 for “Squawk.” The numbers reflect a 22 percent increase in total viewers for Bartiromo compared to her 2017 performance.
Licenses to cover were issued this week to Way Broadcasting for both of their AM stations in Blaine, KARI & KVRI.
“I’m most worried about the Canadian industry coming together to ensure that we can successfully migrate our over the air stations (especially the AM band) to digital, as they’ve done in Europe.”
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Jesse Dylan
Silver Bells Johnny Mathis (1958)
Happy Birthday to Alyssa Milano, Elaine Joyce, Jennifer Beals, and illusionist Cris Angel.
Pioneer Vancouver radio station CNRV was hooked up nationally via the CNR network;
the BBC inaugurated shortwave radio service;
New Westminster’s CKNW moved into new studios at 227 Columbia;
the CBS-TV movie ‘The Homecoming’ first introduced America to ‘The Waltons’;
and the musical special ‘The Carpenters: a Christmas Portrait’ aired in prime time on ABC-TV.
Obits this date include Mike Clarke of ‘The Byrds’, Page Cavanaugh of ‘The Page Cavanaugh Trio,’ radio actor Les Tremayne and TV actress Hope Lange.
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The 72nd Annual BCAB Conference will now take place Oct. 2-3, 2019, with the revamped event condensed from three days to one and a half. The host location will be Victoria’s The Inn at Laurel Point.
The former chief executive has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.
The station is the first in Western Canada by International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc., which operates three stations in Halifax, Moncton and Charlottetown.
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY—After an extensive search, 99.3 County FM announced today the appointment of Craig Mills as General Manager. Mr. Mills will assume responsibility for the County’s community non-profit station early in 2019.
We constantly promote active reading to our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. There is no doubt that leaders are readers. Huge reading advocates include Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, and Tony Robbins –
The younger sister of the late writer-director-producer Garry Marshall and the first wife of actor-director Rob Reiner, Marshall died from complications from diabetes.
Silver Bells Andy Williams (1965)
Happy Birthday to Steven Spielberg, Leonard Maltin, Rachel Griffiths, Ron White, Christine Aguilera, and Katie Holmes.
‘To Tell the Truth’ debuted in prime time on CBS-TV;
NBC aired the 50th episode of ‘The A Team;’
‘Wonder Woman’ had its premiere on ABC-TV;
the classic Christmas episode of ‘I Love Lucy’ aired for the first time in 30 years on CBS-TV;
and ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ was seen for the 1st time on CBS.
Obits include Larry Lujack, Dave Abbott, Mavor Moore, Zsa Zsa Gabor (pictured), Mark Goodson and Chris Farley.
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MacDermot’s career kicked off in the early 1960s when he won two Grammys for his composition “African Waltz.” He made a name for himself on the Great White Way two years later when he wrote the music for ‘Hair.’
Vista Radio has entered into an agreement to purchase Clear Sky Radio, operator of Summit 107 in Cranbrook and 94.1 CJOC and 98.1 The Bridge in Lethbridge, Alberta.
“While the new lower-cost data-only plans represent a step in the right direction and provide more choice for Canadians, we remain concerned by the overall condition of the market,” said Ian Scott, CEO of the CRTC.
Pictured, Kevin Bennett, Ross Winters and Daryl Bennett.
The 12-hour radiothon has raised more than $2 million for CFAX Santas Anonymous in the past four years.
The radio station has run the event for 41 years.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1952 – 1953
Happy Birthday to Eugene Levy, Bill Pullman, Chris Mathews, and Art Neville of The Neville Bros..
‘The Simpsons’ began their 29 year (so far) run on FOX;
Edgar Bergen made his national debut with Charlie McCarthy, as pictured, on NBC radio;
Moose Jaw’s only radio station got official ‘commercial’ status as CHAB, after 11 years in the experimental stage;
Wayne & Shuster and Paul Anka were headliners on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’;
and Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky were wed to much national acclaim on Johnny Carson’s ‘Tonight Show.’
Obits include Don Chevrier, Dana Andrews, Rex Allen Sr., performance artist Captain Beefheart and muckraker Jack Anderson.
Details and ALL the Dec. 17th milestones INSIDE.
Why does it seem like manufacturers are increasingly reluctant to include FM in their phones?
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry (1949
Happy Birthday to Lesley Stahl, JB Smoove, Jon Tenney and ABBA’s Benny Andersson.
‘One Day at a Time’ began its 9-year run on CBS-TV; the same network aired the 50th episode of ‘All in the Family’;
Vancouver’s first TV station CBUT began transmitting from Mount Seymour;
Jack Webb’s ‘Dragnet’ got a sneak preview on NBC-TV’s ‘Chesterfield Sound Off Time’;
and Howard Stern did his last terrestrial broadcast before moving to Sirius Satellite Radio.
Obits Dec. 16 include Dan Fogelberg, the West Wing’s John Spencer, Kojak’s Dan Frazer, Arthur Godfrey’s Haleloke, plus actresses Madlyn Rhue, and Nicolette Larson.
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“After the news came out that CBC had decided to re-add the song to its playlists, our morning show did a poll on whether we should add it to our Christmas playlist, and the response was overwhelming.”
Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to Little Green Apples and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth Nat King Cole (1949)
Happy Birthday to Tim Conway, Don Johnson, Michelle Dockery, Helen Slater, Dave Clark of the ‘Dave Clark Five’,and ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson.
‘Captain Midnight’ aired for the last time, after 10 years thrilling young radio audiences;
‘Davey Crockett Indian Fighter’ debuted on the Walt Disney Sunday night hour on ABC-TV;
Elvis Presley sang for the last time on the Shreveport radio program that first gave him wide exposure, ‘Louisiana Hayride’;
Joe Garagiola joined NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show’ as co-host and interviewer;
and Melissa Etheridge made her national TV debut on Dave Letterman’s late night NBC show.
Celebrities bowing out this date include Walt Disney (pictured), Jan Peerce, Fats Waller, Charles Laughton, Chill Wills, and televangelist Oral Roberts.
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Iacobucci covered Kamloops city hall for decades and was well-known for having nearly unparalleled connections in the BC legislature.
The two-time Oscar-winning actress is refusing to back down in her year-and-a-half-long battle with FX Networks, alleging the 21st Century Fox-owned cable network never obtained her permission and defamed her in the Ryan Murphy-produced limited series ‘Feud.’
Morning co-host Alan Budwill To Retire, Curt And Corine (pictured) Moving To Mornings, Kent Phillips To Afternoons
The actress says that the former CBS chief once made a pass at her during a dinner. And when she declined his advances, her sitcom was canceled shortly thereafter.
Actress Eliza Dushku accused ‘Bull’ co-star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment and was written off the series before she was granted a secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS, The New York Times reports.
Deck The Halls Nat King Cole (1960)
Entertainers born this date Dan Dailey, Charlie Rich, Patty Duke, Spike Jones, Morey Amsterdam, Lee Remick, and Miss Frances Bavier, who was ‘Aunt Bee’ on the Andy Griffith Show.
80-year-old Frank Sinatra appeared in his last TV special on ABC;
The Jackson Five’ made their national TV debut on CBS’ ‘Ed Sullivan Show’,
CFYK 1340 Yellowknife became the first radio station in the Northwest Territories;
and after 14 years, Howard Cosell (pictured) retired from ABC-TV’s ‘Monday NIght Football.’
Dec. 14th claimed the lives of Peter O’Toole, William Bendix, Arthur Treacher, Verna Felton, Myrna Loy, Norman Fell, singer Dinah Washington, and game show producer John Guedel.
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Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the “Mutual Game of the Day” in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting,
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Dave Farough
Armour began his radio career in 1959 before moving to Montreal and joining CFCF radio in 1961. He moved to CJAD in 1965, and continued on and off for the next 50 years.
Cherry Creek Media Tri-Cities is hosting the memorial gathering for Dennis Shannon at the Pasco Eagles’ Lodge on Saturday, December 15 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Another Great Christmas Classic….
Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer, Ted Nugent and Wendie Malick.
The clear channel sound of Denver radio station KOA AM 850 was heard for the first time;
‘Allen’s Alley’ (pictured) debuted on the Fred Allen radio show;
the TV rights to the first four ‘Suoer Bowls’ went to NBC & CBS for $9.5 million;
Infinity Broadcasting was fined $600,000 for the potty mouth of Howard Stern on the radio;
and NBC-TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ instituted a time delay system because of foul-mouthed guest host Richard Pryor.
Dec. 13th claimed two leading men of TV’s ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ first Tim Moore (Kingfish Stevens) and 11 years later to the day, Spencer Williams Jr. (Andy Brown) passed away.
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Simon Cowell’s “man band” creation Il Divo bring their perfect hair and immaculate throats into the crowded holiday genre with the creatively titled Christmas Collection, a heavily decorated box of yuletide favorites that dutifully showcases each tenor’s captivating voice.
It’s the day Frank Sinatra was born 103 years ago, and the evening Mae West got so suggestive on NBC Radio’s ‘Charlie McCarthy Show’ that she was banned from the network for 15 years.
In Cleveland, Mike Douglas began a daytime variety TV show that went national for the next 21 years.
And Marie Osmond debuted her prime time NBC variety show that was cancelled before the season was out.
Robin Williams (pictured), Dionne Warwick, Clint Black and Denver Pyle all received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And Canada’s Bell Globemedia changed its name to CTVglobemedia.
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The CBC has launched a new video streaming service featuring live and on-demand programming for free as well as an option to upgrade to an ad-free premium membership for a monthly fee of $4.99.
Former CTV News at Six anchor Tamara Taggart told the Georgia Straight that she is seeking the Liberal nomination in Vancouver Kingsway.
The 1944 duet will be back on two of CBC’s holiday streaming playlists where it had been removed, according to a statement sent Tuesday by head of public affairs Chuck Thompson.
Potts built the foundations for the Canadian music industry by creating domestic content for radio stations, recording bands and singers in a collection called the Canadian Talent Library.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on “The Real” Roy Hennessy.
Frosty The Snowman Ray Conniff Singers (1959)
Happy Birthday to Brenda Lee, Jermaine Jackson, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Teri Garr and comedienne Mo’Nique.
Radio around the world carried the abdication speech of the UK’s King Edward VIII;
Alan Waters purchased Totonto’s CHUM 1050;
Victoria’s CFMS was transformed into ‘The Ocean 98.5’;
the CBC announced the cutting of 378 jobs;
ABC-TV aired the first of Bing Crosby’s 17 Christmas TV Specials;
and Tom Selleck was seen for the first time as the original ‘Magnum PI’ on CBS-TV.
Notable obits include sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, radio & TV host Robert Q. Lewis, and Canadian TV vocalist Wally Koster,
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” I grew up in a town in New Brunswick, Campbellton, population about 7,000 or 8,000 people. I started off when I was 14, doing some of the public address announcing the games of the local softball league, for a radio station manager named Sidney Lee.”
HUBBARD BROADCASTING Country KNUC (THE NEW 98.9 THE BULL)/SEATTLE night host MICHAEL KRAIG MASON has exited the company after over two years (NET NEWS 8/11/16). KNUC PD LISA ADAMS will handle nights in the interim.
For the eighth year in a row, News/Talk reigned supreme among 6+ listeners.
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) by Frank Sinatra
Written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Pat Bohn.
Manfred Mann – Blinded by the Light
“’Baby It’s Cold Outside’ is a cute, flirtatious and romantic song written by Frank Loesser in 1944,” Deana Martin told Fox News. “This song is included in Dad’s very successful 1959 ‘Winter Romance’ album and I’m very proud that it has become an evergreen favorite that is played every holiday season.”
“(Just Like) Starting Over” is a song written and performed by John Lennon for his album, Double Fantasy. . One of Radio Man’s most favorites with John Lennon… Enjoy, RM
Happy Birthday to Kim Basinger, Teri Hatcher, Wendell Pierce, Sinead O’Connor and Jerry Butler.
FDR (pictured) gave his iconic ‘Date that will live in infamy’ address one day after the Pearl Harbor attack; Americans coast-to-coast heard Red Barber call the first NFL championship game via Mutual radio ;
Ringo Starr hosted ‘Sat. Night Live’ on NBC-TV;
the last ‘Wiseguy’ episode aired on CBS-TV;
and the Bravo channel debuted on US cable systems.
Canadian radio stations CJAD Montreal and Edmonton’s Magic 99 signed on.
John Lennon was shot dead by Mark Chapman; other Dec. 8th deaths include singers Marty Robbins, Martha Tilton, and John Mills Sr. of ‘The Mills Brothers,’ plus actors Robert Prosky, Howard Rollins Jr., Luther Adler, Slim Pickens and Anne Seymour.
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Google is hoping to address these concerns with a new experiment, announced today, that will deliver more personalized audio news feeds through Google Assistant.
Golden West adds Cochrane to their slate
Combined, the top five on Forbes’ list, all men, made nearly $300 million. The King-of-All-Media is still number one.
UPDATE: CNN’s New York staff is being let back in to the network’s headquarters after being evacuated late Thursday night due to a bomb threat.
Dean Martin, one of many pop artists who recorded this, NOW, because of political correctness, has become a controversial Christmas song
Dec. 7th gave us radio’s king of horror writing Arch Oboler, Mary Tyler Moore’s TV newsman Ted Knight, music men Tom Waits and Harry Chapin, and actors Rod Cameron and Ellen Burstyn.
Radio brought us the news of Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor;
KCTS signed on on Seattle channel 9 bringing Public Television to the Northwest;
CHPQ AM1370 in Parksville signed on; some 35 years later KSQM 91.5 Sequim Wash. signed on;
Instant Replay was used for the first time on CBS-TV’s telecast of the Army-Navy football game;
the Christmas special ‘Frosty the Snowman’ (pictured) debuted on CBS-TV;
and The Beatles were seen for the first time on North American television.
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Investigators disclosed instances of misconduct on the part of Jeff Fager, the 60 Minutes executive producer first accused of ignoring and enabling bad behavior in a July 27 New Yorker story.
Analysis and demo category leaders in the most recent Numeris radio ratings.
The CBC English Services EVP, in her last week on the job, has responded to a column entitled “Really want to help print journalism, Ottawa? Stop CBC from undercutting us.”
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Dean Martin
It’s the date of birth for the late Agnes Moorehead, Wally Cox and Bobby Van.
Calvin Coolidge gave the first presidential address to be carried on radio;
‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ was seen for the first time on NBC;
‘Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,’ already a hit on radio, became a simulcast on CBS-TV;
psychologist Joyce Brothers (pictured) won the top prize on CBS-TV’s ‘$64,000 Question’;
and Moose Jaw’s pioneer radio station CHAB moved to its current dial position at 800 KHz.
Obits include singer Roy Orbison, actor Don Ameche, puppeteer Burr Tillstrom of Kukla, Fran and Olly, and ‘Aunt Bee’ of ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Frances Bavier.
ALL the milestones for Dec 6th INSIDE.
CBU continues to lead the 12+ chart, followed by NW and QM/FM.
Country 105 rules the roast, with Newstalk 77 coming in second place
Now still retains the overall number one spot, with CBC moving up into second place. Up, is down….
He started as the all-night host at CJOR Vancouver in the 1960s, becoming sales manager first at CKNW, then at CHQM.
“The majority of our listeners have expressed their interpretation of the song to be non-offensive.”
Launching Dec. 6, CTV Movies and CTV Throwback will unlock thousands of hours of movies and TV.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Burl Ives
Happy Birthday to singer Little Richard, comedian Margaret Cho and actor Frankie Muniz.
Bing Crosby (pictured) took over the hosting of NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall;
“The Green Hornet’ aired its last original episode after 15 years on network radio;
Jack Webb’s ‘Dragnet’ debuted on NBC-TV;
and Bob Dylan gave a rare interview to CBS-TV’s ’60 Minutes.’
Obits Dec. 5th include Canadians Art Hallman and Wilf Carter, Roone Arledge of ABC News, and jazz giant Dave Brubeck.
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Investigators received “multiple reports” about a network employee who was “on call” to perform oral sex on Moonves, The New York Times reported late Tuesday.
CBC Radio says it’s joining at least two other broadcasters in the country, Rogers Media and Bell Media, in pulling the controversial Christmas favourite out of their rotations this year.
The sales training we provide our partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto goes beyond understanding the role of the decision maker. Very seldom does the person making the final decision do so without input from other key individuals.
The Denver-based media tycoon John Malone is angling to take control of the broadcasting behemoth — whose more than 800 stations include New York’s Z100 and 103.5 KTU — as soon as it gets out of bankruptcy early next year
The business world is fierce. Every day is a battle. Marketplaces are competitive. It’s a never ending cycle of trial and error. You gain an inch, you lose an inch. You gain some ground and you lose some ground. Each industry has a top dog and underdogs… And it’s certainly a dog eat dog world
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Enjoy this classic with Mel Torme
It’s the birth date of actors Jeff Bridges, Donnelly Rhodes, Marisa Tomei, Patricia Wettig and Victor French; of the music world’s Dennis Wilson, Deanna Durbin, Chris Hillman, Freddy Cannon and Eddie Heywood; and of broadcasters Wink Martindale and Alan Jackson.
‘The Eveready Hour’ began its pioneering radio variety show run on New York’s WEAF;
Walter Winchell began his longrunning Sunday night news and gossip radio show on NBC Blue;
the iconic radio soap ‘Ma Perkins’ moved from Cincinnati’s WLW to the NBC Red network;
Frank Reynolds co-anchored his final ABC-TV evening newscast;
and ‘Falcon Crest’ began its 9-year prime time run on CBS-TV.
It’s also the date we lost iconic Calgary sportscaster Ed Whalen (pictured).
Details and ALL the Dec 4th milestones INSIDE.
“I’m looking forward to having a flexible schedule and not having the daily responsibility of having a morning show, not having to get up at four o’clock. But on the other hand I’m going to miss it because it’s what I love,” said Ashby, who says he’s been asked by Bell Media to stay on in a part-time capacity to do some work for the iHeartRadio app.
Insiders say Blaze Media will reach 165 million people via television, digital platforms and social media.
His son tells ABC7 News his father’s body was found behind Brooks Stadium in Paducah Ky. Taliaferro had been missing for three weeks.
Chuck starts off the Christmas Season with Brenda Lee and this classic
Born this date were Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Connee Boswell, Jaye P Morgan, Daryl Hannah and Ozzie Osbourne,
‘The Voice of Firestone’ started a 35 year run on radio;
Paul Harvey News & Comment began a 58 year run on ABC Radio;
CTV’s Harvey Kirck (pictured) became the frst 20-year man anchoring a Canadian network newscast;
the late New York disk jockey Alan Freed was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame;
and CBS-TV aired the 200th episode of ‘Knots Landing.’
Fraser Valley transmitters on the AM band fell silent, as the original stations in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope completed their transfer to the FM band,
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 3rd INSIDE.
Marty Martinson — He’s got the sport guy’s dream job. Western Academy Broadcasting College’s Marty Martinson is sportscaster and play-by-play guy at 1050C CJNB
CBC North host Loren McGinnis talks about the show that no one heard when The Trailbreaker lost its signal.
The song-and dance-man, who received a career boost from Leonard Nimoy, also toplined the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ spinoff ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’
“Another Day In Paradise” was the first single to be released from Phil Collins’ number-1 1989 album ‘…But Seriously’.
Born this date were Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Lucy Liu, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ray Walston and Hy Gardner.
‘The Adventures of Charlie Chan’ debuted on radio’s NBC Blue network;
Don Imus brought his shock-jock radio schtick from Cleveland to New York’s WNBC;
Jungle Jay Nelson (pictured) did his first morning show on Toronto’s CHUM radio;
NBC-TV’s ‘This is Your Life’ surprised their subject of the week Bobby Darin;
after nearly half a century the amazing Alan Waters stepped down as head of CHUM broadcasting;
and Brian Williams took over the anchor chair at NBC’s Nightly News.
Celebrity deaths include folksinger Odetta, actors Robert Cummings and Desi Arnaz, jazz star Bob Haggart, actresses Gail Fisher and Roxie Roker, as well as Canada’s Fifi D’Orsay and broadcast magnate Ted Rogers Jr.
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 2nd INSIDE.
“I leave for work at about 4:15, which means I get up at quarter after three,” says McComb. “I’m 65-years old and I tell you, sometimes when that alarm goes off at 3:15, it’s a huge challenge to get up. Before accepting the job, I described it to my wife as a total lifestyle commitment.”
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been a source of debate for the past few years. Some argue it displays key signs of rape culture.
Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977
Born Dec. 1st were Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Dick Shawn, David Doyle, Mary Martin, Lou Rawls, Bette Midler, Treat Williams and Sarah Silverman.
Victoria’s CHEK-TV signed on, becoming the first private TV station in Western Canada;
Tom Brokaw (pictured) stepped down after two decades as anchor at NBC News;
‘Edge of Night’ became the first TV soap to switch networks, from CBS to ABC;
CKWX became the first radio station in Western Canada to afiliate with a US network (Mutual- Don Lee);
Gene Autry took a job at WLS radio in Chicago, singing for $35 a week;
’The Abbott and Costello Show’ began its 52-episode run in syndicated TV;
and ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ began its 20-year run as a popular US daytime variety show.
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 1st INSIDE.
One year after 98.9 FM’s country makeover — and subsequent rebrand — we look at how Seattle-Tacoma’s dueling country radio stations compare.
Movin 92.5 again dominated the demo breakouts. And 94.1 The Sound was up for its sixth book in a row.
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) ruled unanimously today that a VICE Media reporter will have to turn over the notes of his conversations with an alleged ISIS member to RCMP.
This brings to three the number of legal cases the troubled Toronto-based not-for-profit radio station is facing after its former CEO stepped down last May in the wake of allegations of workplace bullying and sexual harassment.
A man with over five decades invested in radio is calling it quits.
Netflix says the move will help fund upcoming TV series and films as well as overall improvements to the Netflix platform.
This is his first hit for RCA Records back in 1956. That year Elvis made his film debut in “Love Me Tender”. On he went to become of the worlds greatest singers of rock ’n roll. Elvis died in August 1977 age the age of 42
It’s a day that brought us a wealth of talent, Dick Clark, Richard Crenna, Ben Stiller, Colin Mochrie, Mandy Patinkin, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brownie McGhee, Kaley Cuoco, Allan Sherman and Johnny Horton.
CBS-TV first used videotape for the West Coast delayed airing of the Evening News;
after 74 straight wins Ken Jennings lost on ‘Jeopardy’;
Eric Sevareid retired from CBS News;
the critically-acclaimed ‘Brian’s Song’ (pictured) was the Movie of the Week on ABC;
David Bowie dueted with Bing Crosby on CBS-TV on a Christmas special taped before Crosby’s death 6 weeks earlier;
and Whistler BC got its own FM station, CISQ debuting at 104.9.
Taking a final bow were Evel Knievel, Pierre Berton, Tiny Tim, and the Phillip Morris poster boy, Johnny Roventini.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 30th INSIDE.
CBC & The Drive were the big winners in the 12+ chart, while The Goat was a HUGE loser, plummeting from #1 to last place.
CBC continues to grow its share atop the 12+ chart. The biggest winner year over year was K 97.
Movin 92.5 returns as #1 in Seattle’s PPM Radio Ratings. And The Sound 94.1 makes its first Top 5 appearance.
CBC leads, followed by the big winner in this book Beach Radio 103.1, which jumps from last to 2nd.
CBC’s share grows in the 12+ book, followed by The Q and C-FAX.
Real Country continues to lead, with the Big 105 following this time around…
Good gain for CJOC. The Bridge has seen brighter days…
Survey Period: Radio Diary Survey September 3 – October 28, 2018
Area: 7109 (Saskatoon Ctrl)
Daypart: Monday-Sunday 5am-1am
Z99 14.6 Wolf 13.0 Big Dog 11.0
Radio One rules in Winnipeg, with Newstalk CJOB coming in second place. Significant gains for Virgin and Power
After 22 years at KING 5, I have decided to hang up my yellow jacket and press pass. My last day at KING 5 was Wednesday, November 28th.
He is one of the pioneers of rock and rockabilly. Started out in 1954 and his biggest hit was this Great Balls Of Fire from 1957
Many entertainers were born this date including Vin Scully, Howie Mandel, Don Cheadle, Diane Ladd, Garry Shandling, Merle Travis, Dagmar, Tom Sizemore, Denny Doherty, and TV newsman Frank Reynolds.
NBC radio began using the 3-note chimes;
the early radio crime show ‘Calling All Cars’ debuted on the CBS West Coast network;
the Chicago puppet show ‘Kukla Fran & Ollie’ (pictured) moved to the NBC-TV network;
the Metropolitan Opera was first televised on WJZ-TV;
for the first time the ‘Grammy Awards’ made it to TV;
and PBS televised a taped concert honoring Bruce Springsteen.
Obits for Nov. 29th include Natalie Wood, George Harrison, Gene Rayburn, Ray Smith and Godfrey Cambridge.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
The deal is contingent on a requested exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections CIRH-FM would have to play.
A New York Times story on Wednesday suggests that CBS head honcho Les Moonves and agent Marv Dauer had sought to keep quiet a woman Moonves feared could cause his downfall.
String Of Pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra 1945 A big band trombonist, arranger, composer and band leader during the swing era. For those too young to know this music, you would be wise to learn of it, so you can see the evolution through the years. Glenn was a big part of the Big Band […]
Happy birthday to Jon Stewart, Paul Schaeffer, Randy Newman, Ed Harris, S. Epatha Merkerson and Berry Gordy Jr.
It’s the date William Boyd brought his ‘Hopalong Cassidy’ movies to TV;
when the Grand Ole Opry debuted on WSM Nashville as ‘The WSM Barn Dance’;
the 200th Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS-TV;
a few years later CBS broadcast the last live TV soap operas before tape took over;
and Phil Donahue (pictured) moved his TV talk show from Chicago to New York.
This was the date we lost entertainment giants Garry Moore and Leslie Nielsen.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 28th INSIDE.
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the megahit Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday. He was 57.
The service from Fox News, called Fox Nation, offers commentary programs, specialty shows and documentaries that feature familiar personalities including Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy, Laura Ingraham and Dana Perino.
Award winning anchor/reporter Morgan Chesky says he’s leaving KOMO 4 to join NBC News as a national correspondent in December.
Etta started her career in 1954, lasting until 2012. She died January 2013 at the age of 73. This tune is now part of a Heinz commercial and was a hit in 1960.
t’s the date of birth of pioneer sportscaster Ted Husing (pictured), Chick Hearn of the LA Lakers, the music world’s Jimi Hendrix, Jack Kane and Eddie Rabbitt, Howdy Doody’s ‘Buffalo Bob’ Smith, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Radio’s drama anthology ‘First Nighter’ debuted on NBC;
CBS Radio cancelled ‘Have Gun Will Travel’;
singer Frankie Avalon guest starred on ABC-TV’s ‘It Takes a Thief’;
the same network introduced us to a young Tom Hanks in episode one of ‘Bosom Buddies,’
while episode 200 of ‘The Waltons’ aired on CBS-TV.
Bowing out Nov. 27th were actor John Carradine, singers Joe Jones and Al Alberts, and Canada’s first anchorman Larry Henderson.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Kentucky police say that TALIAFERRO may be experiencing “disorientation and signs of dementia.”
Born in London, England, David was a songwriter, composer. This tune from 1962. Rose won 4 Emmys. He died at the age of 80 in August 1990
It’s the date that brought us Rich Little, Robert Goulet, Ernie Coombs, Tina Turner, Charles Schulz (‘Peanuts’ cartoonist), and Eric Sevareid of CBS News.
The CRTC introduced ‘simultaneous substitution’ of US programming to Canadian cable systems;
NBC premiered a 30-minute ‘Price is Right’ game show hosted by Bill Cullen;
the CBC televised the Grey Cup Game for the first time;
Elton John (pictured) guested on FOX-TV’s ‘Ally McBeal’;
and ABC telecast the TV special ‘Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York.’
Details and ALL the Nov. 26th milestones INSIDE.
Sacramento, Detroit, Philadelphia… just a few of the radio markets where “The Breeze” has recently blown into town.
The rumors were sparked when a man claiming to Barr’s agent said on a popular online radio show the star had suffered an alleged heart attack and was being rushed to the Emergency Room.
The year was 1982, the song, ‘Private Eyes’
Happy Birthday to John Laroquette, Jill Hennessy, Christina Applegate, Amy Grant, and Bing Crosby’s widow Kathryn.
Texas radio station WTAW aired the first football play-by-play;
four decades later, CBS telecast the first NFL game in color;
and decades later, CBC-TV aired the Grey Cup game for the last time.
Also on this date Seattle got its first TV station, in fact the first station north of San Francisco;
CBS cancelled the last 5 daytime serials on radio;
Michael J. Fox revealed he had Parkinson’s disease and would be leaving ‘Spin City’;
and CBS televised the TV special ‘Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing.’
Obits for Nov. 25th include Canadian TV chef Madame Benoit, comedian Flip Wilson, actor Jack Albertson (pictured), dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson, and onetime CKNW staff singer Alberta Slim.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
The hour-long salute to KING’s longevity, with many commemorative segments, has now been uploaded to YouTube.
The event was billed as golf’s first pay-per-view broadcast, but it was marred by issues, with some viewers unable to view it on their televisions after paying $19.99.
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” was a song by the rock and roll group, The Hollies, and released on February 1, 1972 as a single on the Parlophone Records label.
Happy Birthday to Katherine Heigl, Colin Hanks, Sarah Hyland, Billy Connolly, Pete Best, and the late Howard Duff.
It was the day JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald himself was shot dead by Jack Ruby;
radio station KVI started serving Tacoma with 50 watts at 1280 KHz;
CBC Vancouver opened its new radio-TV headquarters on Hamilton Street;
the private eye show ‘Simon & Simon’ debuted on CBS-TV;
Dusty Springfield and The Muppetts were featured on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show;
and Frank Sinatra ended 2 years in retirement with the NBC-TV special ‘Old Blue Eyes is Back’.
The music world lost Freddie Mercury, Big Joe Turner, and Kiss drummer Eric Carr, and actors Richard Carlson and Pat Morita also passed.
Details and ALL the Nov. 24 milestones INSIDE.
During Rick Meaney’s tenure Country 105 became the #1 Country Music Station in Canada.
When we discuss common attributes of success in our sales training workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto many different qualities are considered. The so-called soft skills for Salespeople are often the determining factor in winning the trust of clients
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Terry Evans
The Byrds were formed in 1964 with frontman Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke
It’s the date that gave birth to Miley Cyrus, Robin Roberts, John Dehner, Ruth Etting and Boris Karloff.
The forerunner to Vancouver’s CKWX radio was licensed as CFDC in Nanaimo;
already a hit on TV, ‘Have Gun Will Travel’ debuted on CBS Radio;
Bob Hope’s final TV special aired on NBC-TV;
‘Doctor Who’ had its premiere on BBC-TV;
Ronald and Nancy Reagan co-starred in a 30-minute ‘GE Theatre’ on CBS-TV;
and Bon Jovi played three numbers on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
Passing away were Larry Hagman, Gloria Gordon (Our Miss Brooks), Marie Wilson (My Friend Irma) (pictured), western swing’s Spade Cooley, and country music’s Roy Acuff.
Details and ALL the Nov. 23rd milestones INSIDE.
As per our friends at Northwest Broadcasters, the switch to Christmas music on local stations is underway.
Soul singer. Won a Grammy for this tune plus several Ebby awards from Ebony magazine. He had a hit with this one in 1972. Billy died at the age of 81 in April 2016
Happy Birthday to Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mariel Hemingway, Terry Gilliam, Richard Kind and Steve Van Zandt.
President Kennedy was assassinated, and broadcasters went to wall-to-wall coverage for 4 days;
the first televised interracial kiss occurred on NBC’s Star Trek;
Woody Allen was the subject of a 60 Minutes interview about his affair with Mia Farrow’s adoptive daughter;
Ted Koppel anchored his final ‘Nightline’ on ABC-TV; and the same network aired the 100th episode of ‘Who’s the Boss.’
Obits include Parley Baer, Michael Conrad, Jazz’s Norman Granz, and down east musician John Allan Cameron.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 22nd INSIDE.
Instead of letting the Canadian People pick and choose which media companies to support freely, the Trudeau Liberals are forcing you to bail out the media that they pick – using your tax dollars to do it.
The airwaves, Internet and social media were all buzzing yesterday with memories of George Jonescu, who, at age 84, was one of the longest-serving Canadian announcers still doing a regularly scheduled broadcast.
KING political reporter Natalie Brand is leaving Washington state for Washington, D.C.
She joined the Tegna-owned station in Seattle in 2015 and says it’s time to chase her next dream.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Don Shafer
Conway was a country singer, who also had some popular charted singles. He was active from 1955 to 1993. Twitty was an avid baseball player and was offered a contract with a professional team.
Virgin Toronto has dumped most of its local on-air lineup, as changes happen there will they happen across the virgin network? Word is Bell is changing all the virgin stations now that the contract is up. Will we see lineup changes in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton? Word is we will in all 3. Minimally in Vancouver and Calgary. Full changes in Edmonton is possible.
Another one of those people you like instantly. I got to know Dan through many colleagues in the business that worked with him or around him. He is known as a gem of a person; everyone wanted to work for him and felt privileged to have him as their leader
It is finally here! 69 years after the opening of the first Edmonton French radio, that eventually became Radio-Canada (CBC), a new radio station will open. On October 6 at 5:30 pm, the Société de la radio communautaire du Grand Edmonton Society, will launch Radio Cité on the grounds of the Cité francophone d’Edmonton. The radio will unite under a same frequency the francophones and Francophiles of greater Edmonton. Three studios are installed at the ground level of the building with the offices on the first floor
Tieman had a 34-year career with CTV Montreal, up until this past June, when he was part of layoffs at Bell Media that saw the CFCF-TV sports department eliminated.
After three years doing mornings at KPHO Preston will be anchoring evenings at KOMO-TV.
Enjoying the busy life of a broadcast journalist
Attacks against the media pose a threat to democracy, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
David Frum talks about his mom’s legacy as one of As It Happens’ most beloved hosts.
Rogers Media has filed its statement of defence to a lawsuit filed by Dave Wheeler, the former host of 92 CITI FM’s Wheeler in the Morning, who was fired in July over on-air comments he made about the transgender community.
“I’ve decided to step away from journalism for a while – to focus on my career as a Mum!”
WARM 106.9/SEATTLE has just flipped (as of Thursday) to all the holiday hits as “SEATTLE’s CHRISTMAS Station.” The jingle bells will be ringing through DECEMBER 25th.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Eric Samuels
A District Court judge has granted a motion made by CNN and White House reporter Jim Acosta, temporarily returning the reporter’s suspended press pass while the case proceeds.
Group made up of Bobby Sheen lead, and two girls Darlene Love & Fanita James. Not any notable success after this hit.
The guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV show ‘Hee Haw’ for nearly a quarter century died Thursday.
CBC Radio One’s current affairs show As It Happens will mark its 50th anniversary with a special hour-and-a-half-long episode featuring highlights from the program’s five-decade history.
Mandy James is the morning show host with Pat PT Thomas and Mike Dubs on Entercom’s Buz’n @ 102.9 in Minneapolis. I’ve gotten to know Mandy over the last few years at the Conclave Summer Learning Conference. I watched as she bravely networked her way through the room in 2017, eventually giving me a gift bag complete with a Conclave survival kit which include a small bottle of something flavourful when 5pm kicked in
Rosemary became popular in the 1950’s even though she as active 1946 to 2001. Her nephew is George Clooney, the actor
Corus Radio stations flip the switch to Christmas Christmas is coming early to 92.5 The ‘CHUCK! Listeners will wake up in the holiday spirit this Friday after the station transforms overnight into Edmonton’s Christmas station, starting November 16 at 12:01 a.m. MT. Other stations across the Corus Radio network continue the tradition, flipping to […]
“While hosting a prime-time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” said INGRAHAM.
“Our stations are proud to stand with Edmontonians to create a memorable experience as host city for one of the greatest events in professional sport.”
In 1991, Don S. Williams turned to television acting and guest-starring engagements in a number of Vancouver-shot programs leading to a recurring role as The First Elder in The X-Files, the role for which he would be best known.
Fox News was the first television network to announce an intention to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting CNN.
Folk and Rock Singer. Had a number of hits. He was killed in a plane crash in September 1973. He was just 30 years of age.
According to a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey of about 2,200 adults, NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt is the most trusted television news personality in America, trusted “a lot” by 32 percent of respondents and “some” by 30 percent.
“If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers elected officials,” CNN said of the decision to suspend Acosta’s “hard pass.”
I have not yet met anyone who didn’t want to be successful, but I have met many who don’t know how to get there. I remind myself of that sentiment often
The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ’nuff said.
Bowen had a front seat to the wild Leaf 1980’s era in which just about everything happened except a Stanley Cup. Bowen survived the surly Harold Ballard, many white knuckle plane trips, a series of unpredictable colour analysts from Bill Watters to Jim Ralph and a few brushes with getting fired.
“We are building SEATTLE’s next great morning show and looking to add to the CARLA MARIE AND ANTHONY cast. While we are flooded with local SEATTLE entries, anyone nationwide is open to apply with a :60 video at www.kissfmseattle.com”
The year was 1973 when Maureen McGovern released this Classic, The Morning After
Rain trained at the Old Vic Theatre in London, performed in a host of Shakespearean plays at the Stratford Festival and received a Tony Award nomination in 1972 for his turn opposite Claire Bloom in Robert Bolt’s Vivat! Vivat Regina!.
Only 16 when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943, ‘Big Al’ was still a teenager when he was sent overseas to serve with the 438 Wildcat Squadron.
It appeared on Facebook. Word that Dez & Jay will host the new KiSS 103.1 morning show beginning Nov. 19. So this should cool that speculation we were hearing about a flip to Country or All-Sports. Sorry about that……..
Medved had previously been rumored to be on the outs with the network due to his status as the host most critical of President TRUMP on the schedule.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Shawn Smith
The proposed new station has been assigned the call letters CFAN-FM by Industry Canada and has been branded as “Valley FM” by the non-profit Community Radio Society.
The tower carries the signals of iHeart stations KSWD-FM 94.1, KBKS-FM 106.1 and KJAQ-FM 96.5; Hubbard stations KNUC-FM 98.9 and KQMV-FM 92.5, and Entercom’s KZOK 102.5.
The Reference Radio “hybrid” prototype is multiplatform, able to play DAB digital radio, FM, and internet radio streams.
Sinatra recorded the song again with the arrangement by Nelson Riddle
All Access Canada is “off to a solid start,” said the interim CEO, while in the fourth quarter CBS will be launching Network 10, its streaming product in Australia.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages.
Do you remember Blacksmith Blues?
Jim Acosta’s White House press pass has been suspended following the incident wherein he assaulted a female White House staffer on Wednesday
He was convicted of misleading investors in his ticket resale business, with proceeds used to pay gambling debts and pay off earlier investors.
Tune-in for Tuesday night’s election returns was up by significant margins from the last midterm, with cable news viewership alone up a strong 64 percent from 2014.
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Cable news ratings will likely surpass those of these three networks; those numbers will be out later Wednesday.
Amanda Logan headed west in 2008 to Regina, Saskatchewan where she did evenings at 104.9 The Wolf. Amazingly, we still have audio from that era and it makes an appearance in this podcast. A few weeks ago, The evening personality at Toronto’s Z103.5, got married and in lieu of a wedding present, I figured a podcast appearance would suffice
The Year was 1951, the song is called, ‘Sound Off’ (Duckworth chant) and the singer, Vaughn Monroe
Munroe died May 1973 at the age of 61
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Pat Holiday
Merv Griffin was a singer, but was better known for the creation of the TV game shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune
She led network’s English services, including digital, TV and radio.
As of Nov. 19 Mike Killeen and Anita Bathe will host CBC Vancouver News at 6.
Talk show host Lars Larson has been working with Sleep Number Bed for two decades, and he reached out to Radio Ink to let us know how consistent radio advertising and great storytelling with live reads can be a gold mine for advertisers.
Happy Birthday to Bryan Adams, Elke Sommer, Art Garfunkel, Tatum O’Neal and Sam Rockwell.
The comic strip ‘The Gumps’ debuted as a series on CBS radio;
‘The Big Show’ debuted as a Sunday night 90-minute radio spectacular on NBC;
Vancouver’s CKNW increased power from 1,000 watts to 5,000 at 1320 kc;
the ‘Nat King Cole Show’ debuted on NBC-TV;
Tom Jones guested on the soundtrack of Fox-TV’s ‘The Simpsons’;
and Kenny Rogers and The First Edition made their TV debut on CBS-TV’s ‘Smothers Bros. Comedy Hour.’
Those bowing off the world stage Nov. 5th include Fred MacMurray, Johnny Horton, Bobby Hadfield of the Righteous Bothers, Bobby Nunn and Billy Guy of ‘The Coasters’ (16 years apart); bandleader Guy Lombardo (pictured), and career Canadian broadcasters Norm Marshall and Sid Boyling.
ALL the milestones for the date are found INSIDE.
Summit 107 FM in Cranbrook is looking for our next Creative “Master” to write and produce commercials for our many local clients.
Go Your Own Way is the ultimate breakup song. The song tells the story of the broken hearts of Stevie Nicks and bandmate Lindsey Buckingham at the conclusion of their tumultuous romance.
Mad Max, the man who could become our next Prime Minister
Sad word has arrived from the UK that longtime C-FAX announcer/engineer Dave Shearer has passed at age 89.
Picture of Tom McGouran and Larry Updike
“Eye in the Sky” is a 1982 song by the British rock band The Alan Parsons Project from the album Eye in the Sky.
Canadians will no longer have to have a cable subscription to stream HBO.
Bell Media is rebranding The Movie Network (TMN), HBO Canada and CraveTV into one streaming service, that will simply be known as Crave.
Eddie Cochran sang directly to the American teen over his thick guitar sound. While his career and life were tragically cut short, his influence on rock music is everlasting.
The company was expected to earn $1.22 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion, but it posted $1.24 on $3.26 billion.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Ray Raymond Ramsay
What does Jann Arden, Michael Buble and Ray have in common beyond music? When young they all worked on the commercial Salmon boats (Ray’s family had 3) and was a way of clearing his head. This is something he’s done since he was two years old.
Skip ahead to Apr 1st of 1968 when he says he started as a nineteen-year old at distributor TPC/Quality as a warehouse ‘hump’, making him the April Fools boy. He thinks they hired him to stop him from phoning them. In 1970 he quickly rose to Promo/Sales Rep and eventually just Promotions for British Columbia.
It was 1957, The Diamonds, from Canada (no cancon during those years) released their classic hit, Little Darlin’ in the United States.
KBKS GM ROBERT DOVE announced at 4p PT that while the station won’t change formats, it will continue to be “under construction.”
“106.1 KISS FM is dead serious about finding Seattle’s Funniest person.”
Movin’ 92.5 topped all the Demo charts. And News-Talk KIRO-FM had a good book too.
The station is running spooky recorded liners saying “KISS IS DEAD” asking listeners to “listen at 4p.”
Nat Lauzon has been a mainstay on Montreal radio for almost 20 years. Her career path has moved in somewhat tidy cycles, spending her teen years working on air in her hometown of Timmins, Ontario while in high school. Then she worked at Toronto’s Mix 99.9 while she was finishing her degree at Ryerson Polytechnic. In 1999, she jumped at the opportunity to move to Montreal to with Blair Bartrem at Mix 96
The song ranked No. 158 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Among the issues the sides are haggling over: money and a non-disclosure and non-disparagement clause.
‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Modern Family’ are clearly breaking banks.
Western Canada’s preeminent journalism awards were presented Monday evening at the 2018 Jack Webster Awards, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver. The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C.
Premier John Horgan and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson’s debate will be broadcast live on CBC and Global TV networks, and CKNW Radio, starting at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 8.
The desperate networks are grasping at straws. Their ratings reflect a continuing audience exodus
“A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and joked their way through a discussion on political impact of terror was bizarre,” Drudge wrote on Twitter. “Check your soul in the makeup chair.”
“The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market,” said IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. “IBM will become the world’s #1 hybrid cloud provider.”
It began with a microphone malfunction and ended, nearly two hours later, with KDIA, the powerful R&B station of the ’60s, being represented by … no one.
While Media Technology Monitor says other services show more potential for growth, 93 per cent of music streaming service listeners are using YouTube, up slightly from 85 per cent last year.
Before the 2018-19 season — Cole’s 50th in the play-by-play broadcaster’s chair — Rogers Sportsnet announced Cole, 85, would call 10 games this season and then unplug his microphone for the final time.
Media yawned when real ricin packages were mailed to Trump and leading Republicans a mere 4 weeks ago
Tom Mark has signed-off on his last newscast
The hearings on misleading and aggressive sales practices by the country’s telecom providers concluded Friday, with Shaw, Rogers and Bell disputing that questionable sales practices are a systemic issue.
Rupert could pull off an amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions!
The deal makes Stingray the owner of two TV stations and 101 radio licences across the country,
“Jeanne is an exceptional radio talent and we are happy to have her join The Sound’s air team because of her deep understanding of the values of the Adult Contemporary format.”
It’s the first time any NBC News property has acknowledged the star anchor is likely to leave NBCUniversal in the wake of a heated controversy that erupted this week.
In 2002, he left Canada for Dubai, United Arab Emirates to act as station manager and morning host at Channel 4 FM.
Toronto radio icon to retire from CHUM 104.5 morning show after 50 years with the station –
Morning co-host BENDER was let go Wednesday after 17 years and the station is running jockless and without the usual IDs. A page hidden on the station’s website was headlined, “KISS IS DEAD.”
“The bomb scare comes on the heels of suspected IEDs mailed to the home former President Obama in Washington, D.C. and the New York state homes of former President Clinton Clinton and major Democratic Party donor George Soros
The catchy ditty celebrating “the good ol’ hockey game” will be honoured on Saturday as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
CORUS does not plan to replace Ms. WILLIAMS and will not be appointing a new COO.
Emily has been handling the morning news on CBC Radio One in Victoria for the past couple of years.
Prospecting for new business is a necessity. Our sales training workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary always drill this into the minds of Professional Salespeople. No one ever disagrees. In fact, when I ask the question “Who prospects for new business?” everyone’s hands go up. “Now keep your hand in the air if you have a specific […]
Bell will have the title of executive in charge for the late-night franchise, which has been running behind CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in the ratings in the last year.
It’s common knowledge that teams like the C’s pay for their radio time, and use the ad spots to recoup costs. You can bet they’re doing the same with this TV deal.
Mulholland is the new Market Manager for Hubbard’s 5 radio stations in Seattle, replacing Marc Kaye who announced his retirement, after 45 years, this past July.
Ms. Kelly has now repeatedly apologized for suggesting that “blackface” might be OK on Halloween.
The NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME has announced the eight finalists for the 2019 FORD C. FRICK Award honoring excellence in baseball broadcasting.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Clay St. Thomas
Jon James McMurray died Saturday filming a project he had been working on for months, performing while walking on the wing of a plane.
The CRTC approval means Stingray, a Montreal-based international music service provider, will become Canada’s largest public independent media company.
The secret to success in business is durable competitive advantage. Only products that demonstrate a desirable difference to their competitors are likely to win audience attention. Our brains act like filters that protect us from too much information
Government-ordered hearings into complaints about Canada’s largest telecommunications providers got underway Monday with an industry-funded ombudsman saying his group has limited insight into problem sales practices.
The banner along the bottom of the screen was breaking results in a timely manner .. and they had reporters checking in frequently from the various Metro Vancouver headquarters with timely reaction to the available numbers.
PSR extends congratulations to longtime Duncan radio newsman Al Siebring (pictured), who defeated the incumbent by a margin of just ten votes!
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Marty Forbes
Tarrah Harvey (pictured), Jon Szekeres and Monika Gul have new duties at Vancouver’s all-news radio station.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Jan Evanski
One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18.
From 500 watts, KIRO ultimately beat every other station in the Northwest and went to 50,000 watts during the summer of 1941. To accomplish the boost, KIRO built a glamorous new transmitter building and antenna array on Vashon/Maury Island.
Gray was PD at Vancouver’s Team 1040 (now TSN 1040) from 2001-11 before moving to the national position in Toronto.
Current morning news reporter Jordan Armstrong is heading to the weekend evening anchor desk at Global BC, with Neetu Garcha taking his spot in the morning.
Bryan Hall is celebrated for 65 years in the Edmonton media on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.Greg Southam/Postmedia
Through the first six weeks of the 2018 campaign, NFL games have collectively averaged 15.6 million viewers, which is pacing 4 percent ahead of last season (15.0 million), according to Nielsen.
We have immediate openings for On-Air hosts on both of our Peace River based stations – the newly branded River Country, and, KIX FM.
In late August, Jesse and Jenna from Jump 106.9 in Ottawa were restructured out of their jobs. That’s probably not news as it is a regular occurrence in radio. However, their replacements were a syndicated U.S. show out of Seattle
Moose FM seeks On-Air Personality and Copywriter… A Great Opportunity
Caroll Spinney, 84, announced Wednesday that he’s handing over Big Bird and his other character, Oscar the Grouch, to younger performers.
An Ontario Superior Court judge has declined to hear Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy’s complaint against Bell Media for refusing to run her election ads
ROBERTSON, 89, began calling COUGARS football as radio play-by-play voice in 1964, moving to analyst in 2012; He called 589 COUGARS games in that stretch.
Pereira, who got her TV start at Victoria’s CHEK-TV, will leave the network, along with Ashleigh Banfield and Carol Costello.
The two-hour weekly event will tap into the worldwide phenomenon of medical crowdsourcing, with Curry reporting true stories of medical mysteries and crowdsourcing for doctors.
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and chaired Vulcan Inc., died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Rogers Media is the second broadcast outlet to reject election ads from Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy.
“We have made the difficult decision to cease broadcasting operations in PANAMA CITY. HURRICANE MICHAEL did catastrophic damage to our physical plant to the point that rebuilding was uneconomic.”
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Graham Hatch
Very sad to have to report the sudden passing of our dear friend, CAPITOL SVP/Pop Promotion & Marketing, JOE RAINEY on FRIDAY evening
John will be delivering newscasts during Charles Adler Tonight and The Shift with Drex evenings and overnights across Canada on the Global News radio network.
After 17 years with Victoria’s second television station, Astrid is leaving .. for a position handling Media Relations with BC Ferries.
I really love Thanksgiving. In Canada we celebrate it as a tribute to the bountiful harvest. There are a lot of people who enjoy it morning than Christmas which gets lost in a sea of wrapping paper and Amazon deliveries.
The latest information available from the Federal Communications Commission shows 27 FMs, 3 FM translators and 4 AMs are off the air.
The MMA is a comprehensive bill that aims to reform the US’s music licensing system and give music creators an opportunity to obtain compensation that more accurately reflects the value of music.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Tom Milroy
George shares his storied career at CKNW…
Group was up in arms over the rapper’s scheduled meeting with the president — and went after him with outrageous language
Andy Hall very kindly supplied the photos, unfortunately the poster could only put names to a handful of participants.
Salespeople need to respond to sales leads immediately. All our sales training participants in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto would agree. Who wouldn’t? Yet, the response time to sales leads for many companies ranges from OK to downright horrible
Toronto mayoral candidate and former Rebel Media contributor Faith Goldy has hired constitutional law and civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby to represent her in a suit she’s launching against Bell Media for refusing to run her election ads
“I want my people to be better. All of my people. I want to start with those who have the responsibility for coaching and developing other employees.”
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Ted Farr
It’s the public radio station that Seattle almost snapped up, but was saved by its jazz-loving listeners world-wide who raised some 8 million dollars.
His first film was ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ and he also stood out in ‘The Ninth Configuration,’ ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘Monster.’
Canada’s first-ever Trust in News survey finds that online news is the leading go-to medium for news audiences, while radio scored top points for credibility.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Dave Spence
SWANSON (pictured right) was PD at KGO and KSFO from 1994 to 2011, during some of the best years at the then preeminent Bay Area talkers.
Julie Judge of Hubbard Seattle is the 2018 Radio Ink Radio Wayne Award winner in the National Sales Manager category.
Graham Mosimann does evenings at Calgary’s alternative X92.9. I hired Graham back in 2014 to work at Power 97 in Winnipeg and decided to call him up and see how he was doing
In the Sept. PPM’s KISW topped the 18-49 demo and 25-54, while KPLZ was #1 18-34.
“Peggy Sue” namesake went to same Lubbock high school as the rocker, and married Crickets drummer Jerry Allison
KUOW (NPR) narrowly edges KIRO-FM for #1.
Multiple NCIS: New Orleans sources said that Kern harassed and unfairly penalized women, repeatedly bullied a nursing mother and made racially insensitive statements, among other allegations.
A popular-song stylistic, Aznavour was a charismatic stage presence, despite his 5-foot 3-inch height and pedestrian appearance.
While much of the focus is on the dairy industry, dispute resolution, and the auto sector, the agreement will have significant implications for intellectual property, digital policy, and broadcasting
It’s no secret that media downsizing has had a profound effect on radio, television, and print over the past several years
Radio station 92.1 CITI-FM announced it has hired a replacement for morning show DJ Dave Wheeler, who filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against Rogers Media after he was fired.
The awards have been renamed the Tammy Moyer Woman of Worth Awards, paying tribute to the single mother from Maple Ridge and morning anchor on News1130, who enjoyed the role of Master of Ceremonies at Woman of Worth events for years.
Jessop says he’s seeking a seat on council to support Mayor Richard Atwell, who he feels has found himself at odds with the rest of council.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Mark Burley
The hit comedy series Last Man Standing posted a historic viewing during its Friday night debut on Fox, averaging a whopping 8 million viewers in the all-important 18-49 demo.
A few bad apples with narcissistic tendencies can ruin station’s ratings, revenue base, and morale. Sam Weaver of All Access knows this all too well.
LBD is one of the three most common forms of dementia affecting 1.5 million Americans, including the late Robin Williams, but it is often misdiagnosed.
Attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts.
More than 11 million people tuned in to cable news Thursday. Fox News Channel was the clear winner in terms of TV ratings, with its average of 5.7 million total viewers beating CNN and MSNBC’s hauls combined.
Steve was diagnosed with prostate cancer and, he will be away from KOMO for treatment.
TYLER BIEBER The newspaper headline read “Hockey Heartbreak”. The news of the horrific accident that claimed 16 lives of the Humboldt Broncos hockey players, coaches and staff quickly spread worldwide within hours.
104.5 FM More Country was officially launched yesterday (Thursday) morning
Fred Jacobs was a guest on Episode 53 in a preview to the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters sessions at Podcast Movement in 2017. I have always wanted to do an episode where we looked back at the evolution of his company and a tweet on the 35th anniversary of the company’s creation reminded me that it’s a good time to have that chat.
The 85 year old Cole is scheduled to call 10 games, starting with the Montreal-Pittsburgh matchup Saturday, Oct. 6. Sportsnet says the games will all be in the first half of the 2018-19 season.
Nicholson, who has been reporting and anchoring, joined NW in Mar. 2016 as an intern.
Celebrities born this date include Randy Bachman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jayne Meadows, William Conrad, Greg Morris, Wilford Brimley, and Meat Loaf.
John Palmer replaced Chris Wallace as news anchor of NBC’s Today Show;
Steve Allen (pictured) started his run as first host of NBC’s Tonight Show;
Dolly Parton’s short-lived variety show debuted on ABC-TV;
Patti Page had the #1 song with ‘I Went to Your Wedding’;
the Beach Boys performed on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show;
and Bob Dylan had a concert at Carnegie Hall.
Taking their final curtain call Sept. 27th were actors Lloyd Nolan and Robert Montgomery, song and dance man Donald O’Connor, British entertainer Gracie Fields, and John Facenda, the mellifluous original voice of NFL films.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
As sales trainers and revenue growth specialists, its our job to be aware of consultative selling techniques and approaches
Memories shared on Facebook of Norm Gregory, who died Saturday at age 74, were from a generation that remembered a disc jockey who, from the late 1960s to 2000, was part of their lives at Seattle radio stations KJR-AM, KZOK, KOMO and KJR-FM
Rob Berg’s love for radio started much like everyone else’s, by listening to it from the cab of his truck. Rob’s first “career” was a truck driver, where he listened to radio for hours as he made his hauls up and down the roads in and around Edmonton
The bill, which has just passed unanimously in the House of Representatives, will bring about the most sweeping changes to archaic copyright laws.
When the ruling came down, a woman in the courtroom shot her fist into the air and whispered, “Yessss!”
The label means Cosby, 81, must undergo counselling for life and appear on the sex offenders’ registry.
Very sorry to get the word of Terry Moore‘s passing today in Victoria, following a short battle with cancer. Terry had a long history of broadcasting, mostly as a talk show host, in Vancouver, Cakgary, Edmonton and Victoria. He was the regular relief talk host at C-FAX 1070 until very recently, following his retirement from a regular on-air assignment in 2016.
Wendy Mesley was clearly on a mission to demonize Bernier, throwing wild conspiracy theories at him rather than actually conducting a legitimate interview.
SCOTT is a SEATTLE native with background in radio, TV and voiceover at stations such as KPLZ (Star 101.5), KOMO, NEWSRADIO, KVI, KIRO and KISM. His TV and Entertainment Correspondent experience includes time at THE DAILY BUZZ national TV show, NORTHWEST CABLE NEWS, CELEBRITY PAGE TV, and others.
Today we are shining the light on Jeff Vilder, who is having a birthday today
Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera will be joining WTAM AM1100 this coming Monday to host Geraldo in Cleveland. The one-hour program will air weekdays at 9 a.m.
It seems there is a bit of a domino effect happening right now across Corus. It started earlier this year when, as a company it was decided to let go of a bunch of on air talent across Ontario. Veteran broadcasters such as Andy Frost, Al Joynes and John Scholes were let go from Q107 in Toronto and then in Hamilton Ben McVie was let go from Y108 mornings. Other notable positions that were dumped were middays and evenings at Y108 about a week before Ben was let go. Afternoons at 91.5 the Beat were cut. Lots of people lost jobs.
Comcast won with an offer worth $29 per-share, which values Sky at just over $39.2 billion. The best Fox/Disney bid was $26.40 per share.
Farr will be reading radio news for the first time in 37 years at AM 1150 in the midday time slot.
Norm arrived at KJR AM, Seattle, first doing early evenings and then afternoons
Bill Gable was best known as Brother Bill, during his early years in broadcasting at CKLW, or the Big 8, in Windsor.
Andy Lack is being accused of overlooking complaints of sexual misconduct made during his tenure as chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
Grant spent 50 years in the broadcast industry as a host, sales manager, programmer, and operations executive and played an integral role in the growth of ZoomerMedia.
Matt Cundill works with radio groups on digital strategies and talent coaching. He recently started the Sound Off Podcast: The Podcast about Broadcast”
A former Winnipeg radio host fired by Rogers Media after controversial on-air comments he made about transgender people is suing his old employer for more than $1.4 million
It is the first auction showdown between competing suitors set by Britain’s Takeover Panel since 2008.
It was particularly shocking to see Ticketmaster directly encouraging the use of bots — automated programs that can scoop up tickets far faster than a human at a keyboard, given the company’s long-held public position on the issue.
Ian Buruma says he lost his job after an intense backlash to the article by Ghomeshi from social media and magazine advertisers.
Toronto’s alternative station, 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) have named Ruby Carr and Alex Carr as the new hosts of the station’s morning show, debuting January 2019. A dynamic sister and brother duo, Ruby and Alex will become the first pair of siblings to permanently co-host an FM radio morning show in Canada.
“Today is a momentous day for songwriters, artists, composers, producers, engineers and the entire industry that revolves around them.”
All Los Angeles Kings games – including preseason, regular season and postseason contests – will now stream live on the new official LA Kings Audio Network, a custom station available on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service
NBC’s broadcast of the 70th awards falls short of the previous year and records its smallest audience ever.
The Nighttime podcast is an award-winning audio documentary series covering unique stories from across Canada; hosted, written and produced by its creator Jordan Bonaparte. Topics range from true crime and mysteries to the paranormal or the just plain weird.
My mind instantly started acting like one of those old fashioned rolodexes, quickly flicking through all the possibilities. Mentally I was scrolling at pace through the endless mistakes and failings we all make when starting out. I am sure I am not close to mastering many of them, even now. Then my mind came stretching to a halt. I had my answer… courage
McGouran will be taking over for the late Tyler Bieber, who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan.
BURNS rejoined KIRO in SEPTEMBER 2016 to co-host nights, first with JASON RANTZ and later with GEE SCOTT.
The co-founder of Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, and his wife are personally buying Time for US$190m.
‘Egypt Station’ also gives the ex-Beatle his first debut at No. 1 and first chart-topper since ‘Tug of War’ in 1982.
I recently spent time with two veteran broadcasters, both radio reporters. One was an old friend, the other a foe.
And they had the same address … 2502 Sparrow Drive, Nisku — site of a rural cemetery.
The actor, the nephew of Oscar winner Robert Donat and ex-husband of Michael Learned of ‘The Waltons,’ also was in ‘The Godfather: Part II.’
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Rob Gray.
Ralph Lawler has announced nearly every Clippers game — both on TV and on radio — since the franchise moved from Buffalo, New York.
The day’s activities include a meet and greet with CBC Victoria hosts (such as Gregor Craigie, pictured) and a free concert at Alix Goolden Performance Hall.
Disgraced former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi has penned a personal essay in which he expresses “deep remorse” for the way he treated some people, admitting he was “demanding on dates” and “emotionally thoughtless.”
The Sports Radio Special!
Jason Barrett from Barrett Sports Media.
CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan revealed Fager’s threatening text messages to her.
The premium, ad-free service will continue to cost $4.99 per month.
The exec had been at CBS News for 36 years and has been a leading figure at the news division for decades.
99.3 County FM, a non-profit community radio station serving Prince Edward County Ontario, seeks a General Manager
Macdonald drew criticism for saying he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit,” and speaking about friends and fellow comics Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K.
What happens When Life Gives You Parkinson’s? That’s the question Larry Gifford (pictured) is working to answer in a new podcast venture with Corus Entertainment’s CuriousCast and Parkinson Canada
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Birthday Boy, Garth Buchko
Tim was a Northwest radio fixture for decades, producing for Larry Nelson and the KOMO Radio Morning show, along with his 19-year run at 92.5-KLSY, where he was the funny middle-man of the Murdock, Hunter & Alice morning show.
The CRTC has approved another FM radio station for Regina. The new station will offer a specialty Christian music format
Multiple on-the-record claims of misconduct and harassment helped spur the decision for the CBS network chief to step down from a role he has held for more than a decade.
Six more women claim Moonves forced them into unwanted sexual situations and allegedly retaliated when they refused.
Daily, who employed Bob Newhart as his accountant in Chicago before the two went on to show-business fame, died Tuesday of natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
IT WAS SEPT. 8th … when The Hoboken Four, featuring a 19-year old Frank Sinatra as lead singer, appeared on Major Bowes Amateur Hour on WOR radio, and won the week …
When Canada’s first English-language TV station, CBLT in Toronto started operations… two days after Montreal’s French-language CBC station…
When “Bat Masterson,” a western starring Gene Barry, began its 108-episode run on NBC-TV…
..and when the pioneering space series “Star Trek,” starring Montreal-born William Shatner, debuted on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 8th INSIDE!
The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C. and all finalists will be celebrated, and the one winner in each category will be announced at the October 29th awards dinner to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver.
He had been open about his struggles previously, referencing drug abuse and death in his music, particularly in the largely autobiographical 2014 mixtape “Faces.”
Calgary: Country 105 leads the way for A12+ with a 9.7% (up from 8.3% last time out). Country 105 is popular with the ladies, taking #1 spot for F25-54 delivering a 13.1% share (up from 10.2%). For M25-54, X92.9 is #1 with a 10.8% (down from 11.0%). CJAY 92 takes top spot for M18-34 delivering an 11.4%. Country105 […]
Edmonton: The Bear passes NOW! for #1 with A12+ posting a 9.3% share of hours tuned (up from 5.8% last time out). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 22.0% share (up from 19.5%). NOW tops the list for M25-54 with a 12.5% share (flat with the last book). For M18-34, NOW leads the way posting a […]
Vancouver: CBC Radio One grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with an 12.3% share of hours tuned (down from 15.3% ). Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 17.7% share (up from 16.5% last time out). CFOX grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 13.0% share (down from 13.8 %). The FOX is well out […]
CBU Radio One loses 20% of its audience but continues to lead the 12+ chart, with CKNW and QM/FM in their usual runnerup positions.
Unlike sister station CHED in Edmonton, Calgary’s Newstalk 77 holds the number one spot in Calgary, with Country 105 jumping up to second. Also a nice gain for CJAY 92.
CHED is now coming in 5th spot. Now continues to hold the reign as the leader
Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor with the disarming smile and trademark mustache who starred in iconic films including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Longest Yard” has died, Fox News confirms. He was 82.
Although Movin’ 92.5 topped the Seattle 6+ chart, KISW was again king of the demos.
“Just took 106.9 off my presets in the car and at home. Not supporting an American morning show or your station. Corus has dumped on Ottawa talent too many times and this is the straw that breaks the camels back for me,” wrote one listener.
The sources say the board wants the right to claw back some of that compensation if sexual harassment allegations against Moonves are confirmed.
KQMV drops 1.4 but still sports a substantial lead as #1 in the 6+ chart. KIRO FM jumps to #2, KUOW is #3.
In his nearly 48 years in radio Tom held positions at a number of Vancouver radio stations, notably News Director at News 1130 CKWX from 1996-2001 and morning news anchor at CKNW from 2001-14.
The reporter has not spoken in detail about his dealings with NBC News over the Harvey Weinstein story, but posted a response on Twitter, saying the memo by NBC News chief Andy Lack contains numerous false or misleading statements.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, which took place just before 7 a.m. ET.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Bob Saye
With four months left in 2018, our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto are refocusing on what they can do to drive more sales into this year. Keeping things simple is always a great idea. Let’s give you a clear direction going forward. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in. When it […]
Matt Sutton comes from Australia. There was a time when having people with funny accents was novelty. Then it became common place. With the advent of Youtube, Facebook and people consuming their media globally, it’s not a thing anymore. In 2012
can you give me a hint?
For the first time, Taggart opens up about her unexpected departure from CTV, its life-changing impact and what’s next.
CBC’s TV Ratings Are A Disaster
Great talent makes the difference. It’s undeniable. Great talent gives your brand a point of difference. They get you noticed and talked about
Lots happening in the local media as everybody ramps up for ratings season. Here’s a brief description of some of the activity going on in town
Jim started his broadcast career at CHAT 1270 in his hometown of Medicine Hat, AB in June of 1977, hired by local Hat broadcasting legend Orv Kope. On his first on-air break he was so nervous that when he looked up at the big clock with the sweep hand he suddenly lost the ability to tell time!! He was still living at home at the time, so his Mom was the the only person that really knew HOW nervous he was. Why? “Because she still did my laundry” he says!
A funeral will be held at the Christ Church Cathedral on Sept. 29. His companion of 10 years said the 58-year-old died in their Vancouver home on Aug. 14 of an apparent heart attack.
Pat (seen here with Jimi Hendrix) was the king of Seattle Top 40 radio from 3 to 6 weekdays in the Sixties. The jingle he wrote for his station is nostalgic catnip to hundreds of thousands of aging Puget Sound baby boomers. They can intone it on cue: “KJR Seattle, Channel 95!”
Groups in both the English and French market will be required to allocate an average of $5.5 million a year to support the production of musical programs.
Both HBO & Cinemax have phased out content including Taxicab Confessions, Real Sex and Cathouse as well as other adult movies.
Nearly seven years after getting approval to operate an English-language commercial AM radio station, Elliott Kerr says the station is ready to launch Sept. 4 and deliver news of interest to the local market.
Rich McHugh, a former producer at NBC News’ investigative unit, says the order to stymie the investigation came from “the very highest levels of NBC.”
Pat MacPherson succumbed to cancer August 28, just three days before her 90th birthday.
Previously, Ms. RUIZ was MD/on-air at Top 40/Rhythmic sister KSFM/SACRAMENTO.
National Association of Broadcasters Award-winning radio hosts Brooke Fox and Jubal Flagg have co-hosted Brooke & Jubal In The Morning together since 2011, with the show launching into national syndication in 2015.
After a year in Edmonton, he got offered the operations manager gig at CKRY-FM in Calgary. It was a fairly new station and not doing as well as expected. He felt that if you can’t have a successful Country FM in Calgary you shouldn’t be programming radio so naturally he took the gig. He was there for about 5 years with General Manager Rick Meaney and it became a great success
Firings at K-97 and Capital FM
Also gone GSM Kelly Walters
(Photo: Melissa Wright)
Costas, 66, told USA Today that “what was once a perfect fit no longer fits that description.”
“Joe brings a great mixture of skills ideally suited for this day part,” said John Vos, Director of Talk and Talent at Corus Radio Calgary
By Connie Thiessen, Editor, Broadcast Dialogue August 28, 2018 . Mark Carcasole . Global Toronto reporter Mark Carcasole has been named the new Global News weekend anchor, effective Sept. 15. Carcasole will anchor the weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts across multiple markets, including Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Peterborough, Kingston, and Winnipeg. Carcasole started his broadcast career in 2005 as an […]
Kumar Sharma, a program host on Calgary’s Fairchild Radio FM 94.7 who says he was the victim of a swarming attack, says he believes he was targeted because of an unfavourable post he shared on social media involving an aspiring UCP nomination candidate.
James Cridland is a radio futurologist. He will tell you he got that name because he printed it on his business cards, but he does possess a keen eye to where radio is headed. He is the man behind Podnews, a daily e-news letter and companion 2 minute podcast delivered daily
CNN caught red-handed fabricating fake news, fake sources… Watergate legend Carl Bernstein complicit… refuses to retract news HOAX
In a bombshell media scandal that’s growing by the hour, the tag-team of CNN and Watergate-fame journalism legend Carl Bernstein have been caught red-handed fabricating utterly fake news in a desperate effort to cast criminal blame upon President Donald J. Trump
We’re constantly providing sales tips to our sales training colleagues in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. We’re happy to pass many of them on to our blog readers. Here’s one of the most important. Face to face meetings are always the best way to establish strong relationships with buyers. Shaking your buyer’s hand and […]
On June 2nd I saluted Larry Hennessey from ‘Larry and Willy’, the famous Vancouver radio wake up team. I then told the story of how Ross Winters(now VP Programming Pattison Radio) came forward with a demo package from a couple of young guys in Thunder Bay. The pouch included a random thatch of jumbled reel to reel tape, and as added incentives they threw in shampoo samples and burger coupons. We laughed out loud at this different and fresh approach
The addition of former Calgary Sun writer Eric Francis sparked controversy.
There are many people who do good work, sometimes even great work, and yet managers overlook them. Their talents go unrecognized. Their results go barely acknowledged. Their contribution goes unrewarded. The promotion they dream of isn’t on the horizon
“In the golden era, you could get upwards of 80 per cent of your financing in Canada.”
The daughter of Canadian billionaire Allan Slaight is behind a major push to gain control of JAZZ.FM, a Toronto radio station mired in scandal.
Jesse grew up playing hockey with the son of Paul-Carol Mott, the Mott’s (1010 CFRB) and was intrigued with radio from the first time he saw them broadcast their show at one of their hockey tournaments. They would let him come and intern with them in the summers while he was in highschool. The second he walked into the radio station for the first time he knew it was what he wanted to do
Beginning in the 1960s, Simon could guarantee good Broadway advance sales, a rare feat for a writer. He had more than 30 plays mounted on Broadway, including four that ran simultaneously in 1966: “Sweet Charity,” “The Star-Spangled Girl,” “The Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park.”
The owner of the Swan River station says it has been the subject of several attempted break-ins and a threat to burn it down in recent weeks.
Ottawa’s Country 101.1 FM plans to launch a “girl-power hour” starting Monday that’s dedicated to giving women a brighter spotlight.
Former WSU quarterback Alex Brink will take over as the network’s radio analyst for home and away football broadcasts, replacing fellow Cougar record-holder Jason Gesser, who’d held the position the last four years.
The C’s will honour Russell Saturday at The Nat with a spot in their broadcast and journalism hall of fame. There will be a ceremony before the 7:05 p.m. game against the Boise Hawks.
The veteran journalist had been working as a celebrity columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
When I was Program Director for Vancouver’s LG/73 and CFOX, and National Program Director for Moffat Communications, a young fellow from AM 106 in Calgary came to see me. He was the nighttime DJ there and when I asked him how his ratings were doing he said he had a 75% share of the Calgary audience at night. I was like, really, but stayed polite and we continued on
The cause of death was not given, but King had been suffering from–and was recently hospitalized for–lung cancer.
Doing play-by-play HIS way is part of why Fai wants to stay with the local baseball club.
The anchor spots at six opened up when Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart were released in a round of Bell Media budget cuts in April.
Greg was crying like a baby on this day back then. That’s because he was a baby, being born on this day in 1948. He came out talking and has been vocal ever since. His first few words were “I love music and radio”. Okay not true but could be!
When comparing which platforms reach the most Americans today, legacy platforms lead the way, with radio and TV topping the list, followed by smartphones.
“Bob (Lamey) does want to acknowledge that while repeating a story while off-the-air last week to a (black) friend at a local radio station, he used an inappropriate word that had been used in the story.”
Job Posting: General Manager Location: 38 Cold Storage Road, Picton Ontario Start Date: January 2, 2019 Position type: Full-time Mission Statement: 99.3 County FM is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven, community funded radio station. Connecting the County, this essential service reflects and contributes to the cultural richness, diversity and vitality of Prince Edward County. 99.3 County […]
She was a bright young person full of energy and hope, and jumped at the chance to start over from her time in Edmonton
He joins Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie who will play Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and an associate producer, respectively.
Jonathan West is a passionate about a few things, including two of our favourites, hockey and radio. We eliminated all the hockey talk from the podcast but I will bring him back at some point on “The Other” podcast to chat it up in February when the playoff races take hold
The event falls short of the 2017 ceremony, which had the previous record-low audience.
The switch to Black’s state-of-the-art press facility in Ladysmith will mean more colour pages in the T/C. No word on how any traffic problems on the Malahat will delay delivery.
The turmoil caused by Netflix’s meteoric rise is all that media moguls could talk about last month during their annual conclave at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Several inventors had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800s and not just one person can be credited with its beginning.
The Portland law firm’s founder Rick Jones says at first the company used yellow pages to reach men but then turned to radio which appealed to him for its reach and price.
Never one to miss where the money is to be made, Canadian label 604 Records — which bills itself as “Canada’s Greatest Indie Music Label” — appears poised to add “where you go to hear comedy” to its tag line.
Summit 107 FM serves the East Kootenay region of British Columbia including Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood and Invermere.
The Aboriginal Multi Media Society of Alberta’s Radio Division is growing and we are looking to expand our First Nation and Metis talent bank.
Boyd and I worked in Moffat Communications and CORUS off and on. All of us would congregate at the infamous Moffat Moose Jaw ball tournaments and that’s where we all got to know each other. If you want to build trust in an organization, it’s key to get people together outside of the normal work day. Photo: Boyd with Lloyd Robertson
Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group — publisher of The Okanagan Weekend, The Daily Courier in Kelowna, Penticton Herald, Courier Extra and Herald Extra papers — is preparing to launch OkanaganValleyRadio.com on Monday at 9 a.m.
It’s a lengthy film — almost two hours. It was late in the evening and I was feeling drowsy when I started watching. But it grabbed my attention immediately, and held it through to the end.
The band will be the first ever to perform on the Space Needle’s brand-new “Loupe,” the world’s first and only revolving glass floor located 500 feet in the air
Two-thirds of British Columbians (66%) say their smartphone plays a “very important” part in their lives, a significantly higher majority than what was revealed in our 2014 Smartphone Insights Report (57%).
A lawsuit filed this week accuses Liberty Radio of operating at 90.1 FM in Austin Tx without federal authority since at least 2013,
Tim James will join Alison Bailey as co-anchor of the midday run on News 1130 Vancouver, starting next month.
The legendary singer from Detroit earned 20 Grammys on the strength of such hits as the anthem “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” “Think” and “Spanish Harlem.”
“With our sale of these 19 stations (for $47 million), SCRIPPS has completed the sale of our entire radio station group.”
The judge ruled that Red River College did not violate Martin Boroditsky’s rights when they cancelled The Great Canadian Talk Show from the college’s Kick FM radio station in 2010.
On Wednesday (today) DAZN will announce a three-year Canadian rights deal to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series, a high-level pro tournament that used to air on Super Channel.
Logan Anderson is the host of the Say the Damn Score Podcast. He loves being a sports broadcaster and found out that podcast was a great way to network and meet new people in his field. Guests have largely been the familiar voices that call games for places like Fresno State, South Dakota, Ball State, and Bradley
Darling announced his intentions on Facebook. It is his second try at politics.
The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership (Pattison) and Fabmar Investments Ltd. (Fabmar) today jointly announced Pattison’s acquisition of Fabmar Communications Ltd. and it’s four radio station licences (and related assets) located in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, subject to CRTC approval
Fager, the executive producer of the venerable CBS newsmagazine, has returned to work as a corporate investigation into the culture of the parent company and its news division continues.
Killeen anchored the CTV News at Six with Tamara Taggart from 2011 until they were released in April.
It’s a warmhearted animal-centric show filmed at and near Calgary Alberta, and is aimed at a family audience.
Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman, who first reported the news on Sunday, said the Queen of Soul’s family is “asking for prayers and privacy.”
Many of us from the Great White North are shocked and disappointed at the depth to which our friends in US radio are allowing the degradation of those (mostly) shared beliefs and values, and the speed at which this disassembly process of our industry is occurring.
Boyd retired, after 60 years on the radio just a few weeks back. Tony Mario Mariani and a number of folks suggested him as a 365’er and they were quite right in that this fellow is truly one of the good ones. He has owned the Winnipeg radio market for decades
There’s little funnier on live radio than when things go wrong, listeners absolutely love those moments, says BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Penk.
David Espinosa Hall is out at KING TV, less than two years after he was hired to much publicity as evening anchor.
Citing sources from inside Facebook, The New York Times reported on the process that led to Jones’ suspension.
The $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.
Bill Wattenburg, a former nuclear weapons designer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who hosted a popular late-night show on KGO radio for 39 years, has died of cancer at age 82
More documents unearthed by Prof. Michael Geist point towards Bell lobbying Canadian post-secondary institutions.
America’s largest owner of local TV stations may try to make a deal with a different company.
Movin 92.5 may look good 6+, but KISW cleaned up in all the important demo categories. And KJR The Jet made great strides.
“We are investing in our local content and programming teams to continue to earn the trust of our loyal audience.”
Jonny Staub got his big break when James Stewart offered him a job at Calgary top rated Power 107 shortly after we all calmed down from the Y2K problem. Jonny had some an incredible start to his career with big ratings at an early age at big radio stations in big markets
KJR-FM The Jet has a great 6+ book in second place, while KISW and KUOW continue to be tied for third.
The report from law firm Proskauer Rose had been expected to be released in August.
How you chose to approach the day has a significant impact not only on your own performance but also on the performance of others. Each morning you have a choice to make – to be positive or negative – to see the glass half full or half empty
When in Vancouver on my second watch there, the job was as GM of the CORUS Radio Network and the four radio stations. On the FM it was ROCK 101 and the FOX, and on the AM it was CKNW and AM 730
The bubbly comic actress, who endeared herself to a generation of TV fans as the affable Mrs. Garrett on the long-running NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles.
IT WAS AUG. 6th … when one of radio’s first serials, Real Folks debuted on NBC radio…
When singer Dinah Shore started her own Sunday evening show on the NBC Blue radio network. Later Dinah would also have a successful TV career spanning more than three decades…
When Chubby Checker appeared on Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beechnut Show (ABC TV) and introduced ‘The Twist’…
When Jon Stewart closed out his 16 years as host of ‘The Daily Show’ …
When MOJO RADIO debuted in Vancouver on AM730 with “talk radio for guys” (which would prove to be a mistake)…
..and after establishing himself on Mexican border powerhouses, Wolfman Jack (pictured) debuted on WNBC Radio New York.
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A recent New Yorker expose included claims of misconduct by Fager and that he ignored and enabled bad behavior by two high-ranking male producers.
Orignally he wanted to be a TV cameraman so he applied to the TV and Radio program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary and they said ”sorry, try again next year.“
IT WAS AUGUST 5th .. when KDKA Pittsburgh aired the first-ever baseball play by play, with pioneering announcer Harold Arlin at the mike …
When the daily radio drama “Backstage Wife” first aired on a network (Mutual), after proving popular for a few months on Chicago’s WGN. It moved to NBC a year later, and to CBS two decades later!…
When after becoming a huge TV hit in Philadelphia, Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” made its debut on ABC…
.. and when Prince George (BC) got its second private radio station as CJCI 620 signed on the air. “C.I.” stood for Central Interior…
ALL the milestones for Aug. 5th INSIDE!
“I came up here not expecting to stay, and fell in love with the people, the area, everything about Cape Breton Island.”
Radio began to interest Gerry in high school. He used to listen most nights to Vancouver’s Top 40 powerhouses CKLG 73 and 14 CFUN, as well as LG-FM and Jack Cullen on CKNW
Both KGO and KSFO, now owned by Cumulus Media, are doing only so-so these days, but the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will recognize several of their most prominent personalities, from when they were the toast of the Bay Area.
Breaking what is generally regarded as a cardinal rule of journalism — if perhaps unwritten — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has made himself the center of the story on multiple occasions this week instead of simply reporting the story in an objective manner
“Moonves is defiant, rejects the Ronan Farrow story as lies, and is determined to hang on. And he has many supporters inside CBS.”
It will be held next Thursday, August 9th from 2 – 5 p.m. at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Road in White Rock, BC.
Buff up the Talus balls and grab a green onion cake. Corus Radio is bringing a new feel to the Edmonton airwaves today with the launch of 92.5 The ‘Chuck. Rebranded from Fresh Radio, The ‘Chuck is giving listeners more music variety full of hits and surprises, interspersed with irreverent slices of this city that we love.
“There isn’t a situation he hasn’t faced. There isn’t the pressure of a story that he hasn’t faced in order to guide you and help you.”
He succeeds longtime anchor Reaon Ford, who was part of a handful of layoffs in the newsroom in June.
“Tony Tighe’s stellar reporting and support for community organizations have changed our city for the better,” Global Calgary news director and station manager Chris Bassett said.
As a broadcaster with Sportsnet since its launch in 1998, there’s not many people more closely associated with the network than Daren Millard.
An autopsy found the 72-year-old Bell’s death April 13 at home in rural Pahrump was from “multiple drug intoxication from his own lawfully prescribed prescriptions.”
Ryan Wrecker hosts Overnight America on 1120AM KMOX in St. Louis. It has been the radio home of the St. Louis Cardinals since the mid 50’s when Jack Buck became synonymous with both the team, and radio station across North America. Remember, the signal would carry for miles from Canada to Mexico, extolling the exemplary play of Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith, Dizzy Dean an Stan Musial. I wanted to ask Ryan questions about what it is like to work after 10pm in a radio station. Is the coffee still awful at that hour?
On Sunday New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger complained to President Trump about “potential” violence against reporters. The New York Times has ignored the hundreds of violent attacks against Trump supporters.
Fox News Channel continues to “be best” when it comes to drawing viewers across the 24-hour day.
The announce talent were notified of their termination and the format change while on the air at the Sally Ann remote via text message.
Along with anchoring morning newscasts on 88.1 he will also be the new play-by-play announcer for broadcasts of the Spruce Grove Saints hockey team.
Embattled CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves has been accused of destroying evidence relevant to his legal battle with the company’s controlling shareholder, the Shari Redstone-led National Amusements.
Brian Martin will be moving crosstown to join Beach Radio from his current spot at Sun FM.
Aaron plans to move to the Phoenix area where he’ll pursue his broadcast career and continue to expand his pub trivia company, Fame Trivia USA, to Arizona restaurants and bars.
Assiniboia is soon to have its very own radio station
CBS board of directors is selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation of allegations of personal misconduct against their CEO.
IT WAS JULY 31st … when the announcer introduced for the first time ‘Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy!’ on CBS radio…
When TV news anchor Chet Huntley (pictured) retired from NBC, ending “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” after 14 years…
When Leeza Gibbons made her first appearance on TV’s Entertainment Tonight, where she remained for 11 years…
..and when CBC Newsworld made its debut on Canadian cable. Today it is labelled CBC News Network.
ALL the milestones for July 31st INSIDE.
Last week NuVoodoo Media revealed one of the new findings in our latest Ratings Prospects Study. Almost half the respondents in our latest sample of 3,049 persons 14-54 from all PPM markets across the country agree with the statement: “Radio stations don’t play a big variety of songs so they can save money on licensing fees.” It’s not true, of course, but the belief is widespread – especially among younger listeners.
I often find myself curious about why we do things in Radio. I often worry that we’re just doing things without stopping to evaluate the strategic value gained from our actions
The board will also discuss whether to appoint someone as a temporary leader while Moonves is under investigation.
Former talk show broadcaster Dave Rutherford and long-time Member of Parliament, Jay Hill, Dave and Jay will be provocative, compelling, and contrary – and want to get you engaged in the issues that matter to Canadians
What’s exciting is that this convention is filled with invigorated people, and sponsors clamoring to spend money. This is a conference filled with happy, upbeat people, and podcast listening has been soaring.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on the legendary Dr. Red Robinson, who is still rocking after all these years. Photo: Red with Pat O’Day
Cox Media Group said it may sell 14 stations in U.S. cities including Seattle, Boston, Orlando, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Together, they reach more than 31 million viewers.
A cold-hearted thug walked through a Toronto neighbourhood and opened fire at innocent civilians enjoying a warm summer evening. He murdered a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old young woman. He deserves our scorn, not our sympathy.
On-the-record accusers in the story include actress Illeana Douglas, writer Janet Jones, producer Christine Peters and writer Dinah Kirgo.
WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco repeatedly used the term ‘turban man’ to describe New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
Just imaging living in Victoria, British Columbia and working in television
Sarah Burke has been the new girl at Sirius XM for about 18 months. After a decade at London, Ontario’s heritage rock brand FM96, Sarah moved back to Toronto to work at Sirius XM’s the Verge and later take on weekend duties at Indie 88. If you pay attention closely to this interview, you’ll note […]
The world learned on Wednesday morning that the Islamic State took responsibility for the Danforth shooting that left two dead and 13 injured.
Canadians could be forgiven, however, for not knowing that the deranged Islamist death cult claimed to have had a hand in the Toronto massacre. Most Canadian media outlets decided to ignore the news altogether
Within minutes of the first news reports alleging bad behavior on the part of Moonves, the stock took a nosedive on surging volume.
We went on the air late last week and are testing at 105.7 – 100,000 watts erp
PSR Congratulates former Bear morning cohost Steve Huber on being granted a new radio license in Saskatchewan
The CRTC approved Saskatchewan’s newest FM radio station. The CRTC approved 98.1 CHOG-FM for the community of Assiniboia and region.
local Victoria recording artist Tom Middleton mad his mark in Canadian music…
IT WAS JULY 27th .. when Moose Jaw radio station CJRM signed on with 500 watts at 665 KHz. It was later moved to Regina and became CKRM ….
When Okanagan Broadcasters Ltd. was incorporated, as Kelowna’s first radio station (CKOV) was moving from experimental to commercial status….
When Steve Allen (pictured) began a local late-night TV talk show in New York City that the following year went national on NBC-TV as ‘The Tonight Show’ ….
When a summer replacement series “Dean Martin Presents The Bobby Darin Amusement Company” debuted on NBC-TV…
.. and when NBC-TV removed the daily Dinah’s Place from its programming roster. The move brought Dinah Shore’s 23-year association with the Peacock Network to a close.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
The drop in the price of the stock cost Facebook founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg more than $15 billion.
The state broadcaster continues pushing the propaganda narrative of the Trudeau government, and truth is left far behind
Rogers is investing in Alberta businesses and communities with ongoing network improvements and the purchase ofCJCY-FM Popular Classic Hits.
The ban on White House reporter Kaitlan Collins sparked outcry from traditional rival Fox News and the White House Correspondents Association, which called the decision “wrong-headed, and weak”.
IT WAS JULY 26th .. when the Abe Burrows Show premiered on CBS radio, as the comedy writer got his own 15 minute program…
When UBC radio station CiTR was approved for operation on 650 KHz via AM carrier current, to cover the Point Grey campus only….
When the ABC-TV daytime soap General Hospital taped its 7,000th episode…
..and when legendary radio personality Don Percy (pictured) did his last morning show on Vancouver’s oldies station CISL AM 650, before returning to Winnipeg.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
After an internal investigation into allegations by actress and ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra of sexual assault and emotional abuse, Hardwick will return as host of Talking Dead when the post-show series returns Aug. 12.
Chuck Kaiton Leaves After 39 Years As Voice of Carolina Hurricanes Club Opts for TV Sound Simulcast on Radio July 25, 2018 at 8:02 AM (PT) courtesy AllAccess.com . Kaiton Longtime CAROLINA HURRICANES radio play-by-play voice CHUCK KAITON is exiting after 39 years after he and the NHL team could not reach agreement on a […]
For nearly 11 seasons, broadcaster Dan Marshall has painted a gripping and exciting picture of what’s happening on the ice with the Nanaimo Clippers. He’ll now call games with a prestigious new medal sitting in his trophy case.
MPR severed ties with Garrison Keillor over “allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.” Two months later, MPR CEO Jon McTaggart said the company had received further allegations of dozens of other sexually inappropriate incidents involving Keillor.
Cox Enterprises says it is exploring a sale of its 14 television stations or a merger of them into a larger group. The company says it has decided its TV group “will need to be part of a larger entity to thrive in the future.”
Why are the Canadian Media Covering up the Facts of the Toronto Terrorist Attack, because that is exactly what it was…. we’re being fed lies…. Wake up Canada!
99.3 County FM, a non-profit community radio station serving Prince Edward County Ontario, seeks a General Manager.
In a YouTube documentary about the singer that debuted last fall called Simply Complicated, she opened up about her past drug use, which began when she was 17
KRKO is the oldest radio station in the State of Washington and has a proud history
Daily News staff members were notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company’s human resources department. The note also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on breaking news, particularly stories about crime, civil justice and public responsibility.
Hoggard, a 34-year old Vancouver resident, is facing a charge of sexual interference as well as two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm. Two women are the complainants.
Dave Wheeler was back behind a microphone Monday morning, less than a week after he was axed from Winnipeg airwaves for making controversial comments about transgender people.
“John was very generous with his time and talents and put his legendary voice behind many of our projects,” says Royal Columbian Foundation President and CEO Jeff Norris. “More importantly, John fully put his heart into his work in support of Royal Columbian.”
KYYX-FM was my friend, Pat O’Day’s brain child in the early 1980’s. “New Wave” music, top air personalities, massively big client promotions, an unlimited hydroplane, limousines and much more
Owner of company (Jimmy Pattison) involved in fatal duck boat sinking says they ‘shouldn’t have been out on the water’
“This business has been operating for 47 years and we’ve never had an incident like this or anything close to it,” Ripley Entertainment President Jim Pattison Jr. told CBS This Morning on Friday.
Donabie was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2013.
It appears Dave Wheeler will soon be back behind a microphone, barely a week after being banished from the airwaves in Winnipeg
Mendel’s 3rd Rock co-star Jim Beaver paid tribute to the actress on Twitter, recalling Wendel’s “raucous” personality and “terribly sweet” demeanor.
“As soon as you meet Marc Kaye, two things strike you…he’s all in for radio, and he’s great at what he does. The passion, the enthusiasm and the experience all shine through. You can’t ask for much more than that.”
An estimated 200 broadcasters, Canucks and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation representatives, family and friends were in attendance.
A source tells DailyMail.coim that Guilfoyle will not be appearing in The Five and given the chance to say goodbye after 12 years with the network.
Rival TSN 1040 will tell you that strong daily programming is the key and they have the more recognizable personalities in those slots, with the likes of Don Taylor and David Pratt
Sources say the inciting incident occurred during a studio notes call for Paramount Network’s First Wives Club reboot, which is being penned by Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver and will feature a predominantly black cast.
As well as 60 Minutes exec. producer Jeff Fager, Clare Locke also did work for former Today show host Matt Lauer and current New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush, three sources say. The latter two were accused in news publications of sexually harassing women.
JUDGE JEANINE: Whoopi Goldberg Started Cursing at Me! She Said F-You! F-You! Get the F-ck Out of This Building! (VIDEO)
The idiots on The View picked the wrong one to abuse and berate
IT WAS JULY 20th … when NBC radio debuted ‘G-Men’ as a Saturday night feature. For most of its 20-year run the title was ‘Gangbusters’…
When “The Arthur Murray Party” premiered on ABC TV, featuring the man behind a nationwide chain of dance schools and his wife Kathryn. As it continued its 10-year run on the tube it would move to DuMont, CBS, & NBC…
When UBC’s student-operated radio station CiTR-FM broadcast in stereo for the first time….
..and when Vancouver-born actor James Doohan (pictured), best known for playing Scotty on Star Trek, died at his home in suburban Seattle at age 85.
ALL the milestones for July 20th INSIDE.
The woman claims, “WFAN was run like a frat house, with drinking by employees starting as early as 10 a.m. and executives condoning buying prostitutes for ad clients.”
West offered up a resignation after screenshots of him sexting with a woman, while on set, surfaced online.
CNN president Jeff Zucker informed network staffers on Thursday morning that he’s taking leave for six weeks to undergo heart surgery to address a heart condition he has had for 10 years.
Chris McCloy is leaving his production director gig at X92.9 (CFEX-FM) Calgary after 12 years to move into the voiceover industry full-time.
Dave Beasing is the known for many things including a ten year run as program director at 100.3 the Sound in Los Angeles, (R.I.P.) as a broadcast consultant at Jacobs Media, and most recently as a part of the team that created the highly successful Inside Trader Joe’s podcast. His company Sound That Brands has […]
The sports broadcasting legend will become the new radio play-by-play voice of the Raiders, starting this season. He’ll have a three-year deal, with the final year coming in the Raiders’ first season in Las Vegas.
Sinclair, the top U.S. TV broadcast group, said it will drop plans to divest stations in Dallas, Chicago and Houston to “expedite” the transaction after the FCC suggested that under its plan the company would still control the stations.
As the car rolls to a halt in Vancouver I find myself reflecting. We have just watched the odometer click over to 4437KM after our drive from Toronto back to the West Coast and I’m pretty exhausted. However, in this moment of stillness I find myself ruminating on the many thoughts and observations about the radio I heard as I drove
In 1997, KAYE began managing Sandusky’s five-station cluster in SEATTLE, which were then sold to HUBBARD. He is stepping down for personal reasons after 45 years in the broadcast business.
Dave Wheeler of 92 CITI-FM was fired from his morning show, a day after making comments about transgender people that Rogers Media said were contrary to its “standards and core values.”
If Sinclair management wants to fashion their stations after FOX News, and hire talking heads that support Trump and the Conservative agenda, that is their prerogative
Michelle Rempel voices the frustrations of many Canadians tired of being forced to pay for leftist propaganda
The streaming giant added 5.15 million subscribers during the period, fewer than the 6.2 million it had forecast in April.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Don Kay
The New Jersey natives were married from 1939-51 and had three kids. Ten days after their divorce, he married Hollywood glamour girl Ava Gardner.
IT WAS JULY 14th … when satirist Stan Freberg (pictured) debuted a weekly sketch comedy series on CBS Radio; it ran for 15 unsponsored weeks….
When one of the shock jock’s early forays into TV, “The Howard Stern Summer Show” premiered on WWOR-TV in New York City…
When TV trash-talk show host Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio…
..and when two distinguished network news anchors, CBS’s Douglas Edwards and NBC’s John Chancellor, were born.
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The veteran character actor who guest-starred on a memorable episode of the original Star Trek and portrayed headmaster Charles Parker on The Facts of Life, died after a battle with prostate cancer,
While local TV news still barely beats the internet as the top source of news for Americans, viewership and revenue continued to slide in 2017, But Americans are still strongly drawn to audio content.