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SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. July 5th

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IT WAS JULY 5th … when Ann Southern starred on CBS Radio as Maisie for the first time, beginning a six-year run ….
When “My Favorite Husband”, starring Lucille Ball (pictured), debuted on CBS Radio, laying the groundwork for the redhead’s later superstardom on TV…
When Anne Murray hosted “The Midnight Special” on NBC-TV, singing five songs including “You Won’t See Me,” “Robbie’s Song For Jesus” and “He Thinks I Still Care”….
..and when the pilot episode of the landmark TV comedy”Seinfeld” aired on NBC.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE>

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Published on July 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Report Finds 16% of Canadians have Cut the Traditional TV Cord

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With the prevalence of TV content on the Internet and Netflix, Canadians are seeing less need to have a TV subscription.

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Published on at 3:58 pm by boredop

Veteran Vancouver Radio Newsies Brian Brenn & Terry Donnelly Hang Up Their Mics

Brian Brenn has given up his weekend co-hosting duties at News 1130, the station where it all began 51 years ago. And Terry Donnelly has retired from CBC Radio Vancouver where he has been a fixture for nearly 40 years.

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Published on at 10:19 am by Ron Robinson

Prince George’s Community Radio Station Grows Up

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A new transmitter has been installed on a tower with the help of the Prince George Amateur Radio Club, so the signal got boosted to 500 watts. The whole city can now pick up CFIS on home and vehicle FM radios.

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Published on at 10:17 am by boredop

Prime Time Sports host Bob McCown ‘is a little bit bored,’ plans to call it quits

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Colleagues are skeptical he will cut the cord

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Published on at 9:53 am by Voice Over

JULY the FOURTH in Broadcast History

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IT WAS JULY 4th … when the radio panel show Life Begins at 80, with host Jack Barry, debuted on Mutual…
When L.A. deejay Casey Kasem (pictured) launched the longrunning ‘American Top 40′ as a weekly four hour syndicated radio feature…
When the third episode of CBS-TV’s Sunday night talent showcase ‘Toast of the Town” hosted by Ed Sullivan, starred baseball icon Joe DiMaggio and dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson…
… and when the “Tony Orlando and Dawn” TV show debuted as a summer replacement for Sonny & Cher.
ALL the milestones for July the 4th INSIDE!

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Published on July 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Jim Goddard talks with Jordan Bateman re: Translink ‘No’ vote

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The People Have Spoken – Democracy in Action!
Talk Digital Networks Jim Goddard of The Goddard Report talks with the man behind the Translink 62% NO Vote, Jordan Bateman, B.C. Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

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Published on at 9:49 am by Voice Over

‘Canada in the Rough’ Banned on Canadian TV Because They Are All About Hunting & Guns

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Despite the valued assistance of Brian Burk, President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, the Beasley Brothers still cannot find a Canadian television network willing to sell them airtime for their 100% Canadian content television show.

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Published on at 9:19 am by Voice Over

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. July 3rd

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IT WAS JULY 3rd … when “Hawaii Calls” began its 60 years of radio broadcasts from the Moana Hotel on the beach at Waikiki. At its peak it aired on 600 radio stations around the world…
When the comic strip character, Blondie was first heard on CBS radio, starring Penny Singleton & Arthur Lake …
When the legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted their own network radio show on NBC…
..and when “The Andy Williams Show” debuted as a summer replacement series on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on July 2, 2015 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

The Impact Of Handwritten Thank-You Cards – PROSALESGUY

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While the practice of sending mail might seem dated in light of current technology, here’s why such an easy, inexpensive gesture has returned to make such a big impact…

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Published on at 9:33 am by Dave Warawa

Calgary’s NEW 50,000 Watt AM Station, ‘The Light’

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AM700 The Light Calgary, with a 50,000- watt daytime signal and owned by Touch Canada Broadcasting, launched June 29, six years after receiving CRTC approval.

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Taft returns next week with Greg Simpson

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Computer virus takes out taft contributor Greg Simpson this week…. Greg returns on Monday…

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Published on July 1, 2015 at 10:46 am by Voice Over

Flag Flap Pulls ‘Dukes’ from TV Land

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The Dukes of Hazzard originally aired on CBS from 1979-1985.

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Published on at 10:37 am by Voice Over

Did Nielsen Kill The Radio Star?

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Did the smooth jazz format not encode properly for the PPM devices to properly detect?

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Published on at 10:02 am by Voice Over

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver Announces Senior News Team

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Marcella Bernardo and Kerry Marshall are among the new faces joining Vancouver’s brand new radio station Roundhouse Radio…

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Published on June 29, 2015 at 12:48 pm by Voice Over

CRTC Calls for New Vancouver Radio Applications

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The Commission’s preliminary view is that the Vancouver market would best be served by proposals targeting the ethnic communities. However, it does not preclude any other types of applications.

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Published on at 11:01 am by boredop

Sinatra Stories-3 by Seattle Radio Icon/Promotor Dick Curtis

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Seattle radio icon and heavy duty promoter Dick Curtis presents the 3rd of 3 articles detailing his life as Frank Sinatra’s road manager…. his next assignment is Bob Dylan…

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Published on June 28, 2015 at 11:13 pm by Voice Over

Ouch!! 30 Rock Becomes the ‘Comcast Building’

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Comcast’s logo, facing the north and south, is 12 feet tall, and includes an 11-foot NBC Peacock. The western front has an 18-foot high NBC Peacock.

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Published on July 3, 2015 at 8:00 am by boredop