SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 23rd


Happy Birthday to Weird AL Yankovic, Dwight Yoakam, Cat Deeley, Nancy Grace, and Vancouver’s Ryan Reynolds. It’s also the date of birth of the late Johnny Carson, CNN’s John Holliman, and actor James Daly.
Comedian FRED ALLEN and his wife Portland (pictured) made their radio debut on CBS; Jonathan Winters became a TV star with his first special on NBC; and rocker Axl Rose gave his first live interview in years on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Vernon B.C.’s radio station CICF started broadcasting on 1050KHz; Allen Freed’s All Star Rock ‘n’ Roll Show played Vancouver’s Georgia Auditorium, tickets cost $2.50; and 12 year old ‘Little’ Stevie Wonder recorded his first Motown single.
Obits on Oct. 23rd include Al Jolson, country music’s Maybelle Carter, NBC newswoman Jessica Savitch, CBS News boss William Leonard, and baritone Robert Merrill.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on October 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Dear Mainstream Media

  Please be WARNED, includes some strong language, which could be offensive.    

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Published on at 4:03 pm by Voice Over

Trump comes out swinging against ‘Comcast/NBC/CNN Deal’ in Gettysburg speech “Drain the Swamp!”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during a campaign event at the Trump Soho Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump will put an end to Deregulation in the broadcast industry, for starters…

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Published on at 2:41 pm by Voice Over

Matt Cundill talks with Shawn Smith of Broadcast Dialogue on his ‘Sound Off’ Podcast


Shawn Smith is the owner of Momentum Media and the new publisher of Broadcast Dialogue. He tells us what’s in store for the future, and he shares his thoughts on the state of radio.

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Published on at 11:25 am by Voice Over

Broadcast Winners of the Jack Webster Awards 2016

The Jack Webster Foundation – recognizing outstanding journalism in British Columbia for over 25 years.  The 2016 awards were handed out Thursday evening in Vancouver.   2016 Jack Webster Awards Winners Best News Reporting of the Year – Radio Winner Bob Keating CBC Nelson Season of Fire winner photo Finalists Megan Thomas – CBC Radio […]

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Published on at 11:13 am by clockwatcher

Red Robinson’s book, ‘The Last Deejay’ has now been released


Robinson’s vast career highlights are remarkable, from introducing The Beatles to the stage, ushering Randy Bachman to the status of superstardom, and as part of EXPO ’86, presenting The Legends of Rock’n’Roll featuring Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Righteous Brothers.

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Published on at 10:29 am by Voice Over

AT & T Acquires Time Warner: ‘Biggest Media Merger in Years’

  Deal valuing Time Warner at $85 billion was Confirmed by WSJ at 10 am Saturday PDT   Trump Vows to Block It (if Elected)   AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner, a deal that would create a major media conglomerate which combines wireless and pay-television subscribers with extensive content from HBO […]

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Published on at 10:27 am by mikedup

Update on Katfish Morgan of Live 88.5


Katfish had been off since April and according to live 88.5 he had been taking some well deserved time off.


Published on October 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm by Transmitter Terry

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 22nd


It’s the date MARIE OSMOND (pictured) fainted during a live telecast of ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’; Alan Freed brought his all-star rock ‘n’ roll show to Portland; and the Kingston Trio guested on NBC-TV’s WWII drama ‘Convoy.’
Tommy Edwards scored his biggest selling #1 ‘It’s All in the Game,’ and ten years later to the day, passed away. The Beach Boys released their next Chart Topper ‘Good Vibrations,’ while Chubby Checker did ‘The Twist’ on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Happy Birthday to Vancouver breakfast broadcaster Kim Seale and to Howard Stern’s mother, while at the other end, obits for Oct. 22 include Soupy Sales, Cleavon Little, Mary Wickes, Melfort Sask.’s Arthur Hill, sportscaster Red Barber, and CBS Newsman Robert Pierpoint.
Details & ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

FULL: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Speech at Prestigious Catholic Dinner

Trump the Roastmaster General.
He reached out to shake Hillary’s hand twice.
She shook hands, but was not happy !


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Vancouver Sun and Province combine newsrooms as part of Postmedia downsizing

The two newspapers have been sharing content for a while, but this is the first time that there’s word of an actual shared newsroom.


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Widespread Internet Outage KO’s Reddit, Twitter, Netflix etc.

A government official said the U.S. is “looking at all possible scenarios including possible cyber activity.”

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Published on at 2:24 pm by mikedup

New Voice Over Showcase with Ross Huguet


Ross checks in to let us know what kind of activity and voice production his recently been involved with
Mr. Pro, all the way, thanks for sharing Ross.

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Published on at 9:11 am by Voice Over

The Raspberries have today’s almost forgotten track


The Raspberries were a band out of Cleveland put together by the leaders of various bands to become some sort of Ohio supergroup and, soon enough, were all over the charts with Go All the Way and others…among their membership was Eric Carmen who became a solo star…they were definitely Beatles influenced and presented a […]

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Published on October 20, 2016 at 9:13 pm by Voice Over

Michael Rivero- US Election Rigging Confirmed By Court Cases


we learn from CNN, its illegal for us to read the Wikileaks files, because CNN claims they are the only one who can tell you about the truth …. this sounds more like roman catholic doctrine, which doesn’t match the Holy Bible scriptures

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Published on at 7:38 pm by Voice Over

Global News Hour to be Simulcast on CKNW AM980


Starting Nov. 7, CKNW listeners will be able to hear Chris Gailus, Sophie Lui, Kristi Gordon and Squire Barnes every weeknight at 6 p.m. on the radio.


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Matt Cundill and Fred Patterson, of Humble & Fred on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast


An anniversary for Humble & Fred. Five years ago they rolled the dice and took a chance that their radio brand still had cache. It was a great gamble.

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Published on at 11:36 am by Voice Over

KING-TV Announces New Evening News Anchor Lineup


The schedule went into effect this week after David Espinosa-Hall joined the station earlier this month and all the anchors got back from vacation.

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Published on at 11:05 am by mikedup

Campbell River to get First Nations Radio Station

The station will feature 126 hours of local weekly programming with a minimum of six hours in the K’omoks language, and with 10 per cent of its music to be performed or composed by Aboriginal artists.

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Published on at 7:14 am by boredop

Randene Neill Leaving Global News


Randene graduated from BCIT in 1996, and shortly thereafter began her rapid ascent to the Global anchor chair.


Published on October 19, 2016 at 9:27 am by clockwatcher

Wikileaks: Journalists Dined at Top Clinton Staffers’ Homes Days Before Hillary’s Campaign Launch


Wednesday October 18, 2016

Several top journalists and TV news anchors RSVPed “yes” to attend a private, off-the-record gathering at the New York home of Joel Benenson, the chief campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton, two days before she announced her candidacy in 2015, according to emails Wikileaks has published from John Podesta’s purported accounts.


Published on October 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm by News Beat

Don Imus renews contract with Cumulus


Don extends his contract with Cumulus

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Published on at 12:36 pm by Voice Over

Radio Promotions: Why are we getting them so wrong? by Paul Kaye


I believe promotions can be part of what your radio station does, but we have to (a) understand the true purpose behind radio promotions and (b) address the disproportionate amount of importance we put on promotions and contesting.


Published on at 9:18 am by Voice Over

Democrats Admit To Inciting Violence And ‘Anarchy’ At Trump Rallies – Update!

The practice of birddogging is best summed up in an exchange between a Project Veritas Journalist and Scott Foval, the National Field Director for a non-profit organization named Americans United for Change:


Published on October 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm by News Beat

Ian Jessop is back, with ‘Cannabis Health Radio’ Podcast


A daily podcast informing listeners of the Miraculous health benefits of medical cannabis including compelling stories from those were saved by cannabis. .


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Rogers CEO Guy Laurence Ousted; Ex-Telus Boss Joe Natale to Replace Him


Natale can’t come on board just yet, as he is still bound by the terms of the non-compete clause he signed with Telus when he left. It pledges he is not allowed to work for a rival for an undisclosed period of time.


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It takes more than “being creative” to keep your seat on the bus. – by Ryan Ghidoni


The very best writers in radio today, the ones who will always have work, have one thing in common…they’ve all realized that it takes more than “being creative” to thrive at this job.

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Published on October 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

James ‘Gruff’ Gushnowski is Moving on up with Blackgold Broadcasting


Starting tomorrow, Gruff returns to The One in Leduc, with added duties and responsibilities

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Published on at 10:35 am by Transmitter Terry

Michael Rivero joins Jim Goddard this week about Dark Secrets, including a Vancouver Radio Station – Hillary vs Donald


What an eye-opener! Michael Rivero has a pulse on what is going on, especially, Politically
You’ll be shocked to find who actually counts US votes


Published on October 14, 2016 at 8:04 pm by News Beat

Alan Cross joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast


Alan Cross wears many hats and has many titles. My favourite two are historian and author. His perspective on music’s intersection with the digital world is refreshing. Every day he works to find the answers to what ails two of his great passions, music and radio.

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Published on at 1:22 pm by Voice Over

Media Ignores Latest BATCH of Wikileaks?


If you get most of your news from the old media establishment consisting of newspapers and TV network news, you’d be forgiven for not knowing about the damaging information contained in the latest batch of hacked emails publicly released by the whistleblower site WikiLeaks.


Published on October 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm by News Beat

Stirling Faux Returns to CKNW


Stirling Faux is back in the game…


Published on at 2:01 pm by News Beat

PROSALESGUY – How To Respond To The Client With No Set Budget

clients with no set budget

All of our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto experience the same challenge when dealing with the “What’s your budget” question.

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Published on at 12:00 pm by Dave Warawa

Ian Power Exits CKNW


Neil O’Brien is also out from am 730, due to Restructuring?


Published on at 11:19 am by News Beat

Aircheck(s) with the late Norm Edwards CJAY 92 in Calgary


Norm Edwards (pictured) with another 2 airchecks from the late 80’s on CJAY 92

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Published on October 10, 2016 at 3:44 pm by Voice Over

Fearless Fred talks with Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast


As I listened to Fred recount his radio adventures across Canada, I discovered that two of the greatest things going for Fred were his ability to remain unaware of certain things, while having the ability to listen and react accordingly when someone is giving you advice.

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Published on October 8, 2016 at 11:11 am by Voice Over

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 29th


Born this date were Gene Autry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bryant Gumbel, Gwen Ifill, Madeline Kahn and MASH’s Larry Linville.
The daytime radio game show Double or Nothing got its start on Mutual; Lowell Thomas (pictured) began his 46-year career of nightly radio news broadcasts; and the Adventures of Sam Spade began its Sunday night run on CBS Radio. Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, a radio hit, got its start on CBS-TV. Also debuting on the Tiffany network were the TV hits Designing Women, My Favorite Martian, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Alice, and The Judy Garland Show.
Sept. 29th was also the date a number of ABC-TV hits debuted, including Love American Style, My Three Sons, Make Room for Daddy, thirtysomething, Macgyver and Grace Under Fire.
And CBR-FM signed on for the first time at 102.1 on Calgary’s radio dial.
ALL the milestones for this date INSIDE.

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Published on September 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Who Is Hillary Rodham Clinton?


With the first Presidential debate coming up this Monday. Its time to take a look at the Clintons, and politics, Clinton Style! Banned Documentaries – Episode 1: The Hillary Files      


Published on September 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm by News Beat

Puget Sound Radio Job Opportunities Ads Relaunched


Puget Sound Radio is the most read radio board in Canada with over 2 million annual page views
On average we surpass 60,000 Sessions with over 30,000 ‘Unique’ monthly users (Source: Google Analytics)

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Published on December 9, 2015 at 11:13 am by Voice Over