Conrad Black checks in with Joseph Planta, again… good, in-depth interview !

The Commentaries Joseph Planta talks with Conrad Black about his latest book, and his comments on politics, especially about President-elect Donald J. Trump

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Published on December 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm by Voice Over

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 3rd

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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.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

CBC, 680 CJOB Hold the Line as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Stations

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CBC has well-positioned itself as the reigning leader of Winnipeg radio, both overall and in the morning.Fall radio ratings released this week show CBC going head-to-head with 680 CJOB to reel in the most listeners in the city

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Published on at 5:37 pm by Voice Over

Edmontonians help 95.7 CRUZ FM to Load The Limo!

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The holidays are the time of year where Edmonton’s Food Bank becomes the source for daily needs for many families. On November 28th, 95.7 CRUZ FM asked Edmontonians to help us “Load the Limo” with non-perishables to help those in need this time of year.

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Published on at 3:29 pm by Voice Over

NTS MediaOnline To End Publication

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Broadcast industry veteran Al Peterson will publish the final editions of NTS MediaOnline Today and NTS MediaOnline Monthly, on Friday, December 16, 2016

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Published on at 11:49 am by Voice Over

Art Bell Sues Michael Savage for Defamation

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The suit alleges that SAVAGE defamed Mr. & Mrs. Bell with the comment, “You say UFOs, you wind up in the PHILIPPINES with a 10-year-old hooker and you are off the radio after a number of years. You can’t do UFOs. That’s an in-joke, by the way, for people who understand the business.”

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Published on at 9:40 am by mikedup

Rita Coolidge has today’s almost forgotten track

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Yesterday we referenced those singers who, like the documentary on the subject of backup singers, were ten feet from stardom…

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Published on December 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm by Greg Simpson

Victoria’s ‘The Ocean’ 98.5 Goes All Christmas

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  Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria has moved to all Christmas as of 8:06 a.m. today with Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Buble.  Thanks to Gord Lansdell at Northwest Broadcasters for bringing it to our attention. 

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Published on at 3:23 pm by clockwatcher

Rahim Ladhani New Co-Host of ‘CTV Morning Live’ Winnipeg

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A familiar face to CTV Winnipeg viewers is returning to the city to co-host “CTV Morning Live.”

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Published on at 10:12 am by Voice Over

Alpha Media Snags Stanton As VP/Programming

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Ronnie brings an international perspective, winning track record, great passion for the art of the product and stellar leadership traits

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Published on November 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm by Voice Over

Charles Adler joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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Charles Adler has made his way back to Corus Radio, the place he spent nearly a decade doing a national radio show from 2004 to 2013

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Published on at 11:39 am by Voice Over

Kelowna’s Q103.1 changes includes Robin Farrell

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Exciting times with the Pattison station, Q103.1 in Kelowna!

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Published on November 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm by Transmitter Terry

Ryan Carroll has a new radio gig

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Ryan Carroll most recently of CFOX and Rock 101, announced on his Facebook page that he will be starting at 104.3 Fresh Radio Kingston on January 3rd.

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Published on at 10:59 am by Transmitter Terry

Tom Clark Brings His Journalistic Career To A Close

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With mixed emotions, Global News is announcing that Tom Clark, Chief Political Correspondent and Host of The West Block will end his career in journalism on January 1, 2017

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Published on at 9:16 am by Transmitter Terry

Tasha Kheiriddin named one of Canadas top 100 Most Powerful Women

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The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) unveiled the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, who will be recognized during a gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24.

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Published on at 9:06 am by Transmitter Terry

Trump to Prosecute Hillary, Recount, at War with MSM, and Fake – Michael Rivero & Jim Goddard

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At least 3 Million Illegal votes went to Hillary. Then there’s the almost 2 Million Republican voters who returned from their graves to vote Democrat this time! hmmmm

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Published on November 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm by Voice Over

Your Circle of Genius, by Paul Kaye

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To unleash your inner genius you need to find what we call your ‘circle of genius’. Your circle of genius is the place where your top skill and passion collide.

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Published on at 9:21 pm by Voice Over

CBC wants to dump ads, then bill us for another $400 Million!

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So, CBC doesn’t want to carry any more advertising, instead they want all of us to fund them another $400 Million….

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Published on at 5:43 pm by Radio Man

“He Is Burning In Hell, And That’s A Good Thing” says broadcaster forced to flee Cuba

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My family never envisioned living in the United States. My father was a very hard working plumber who built his own small to medium size company in Havana, just to have it taken away by Fidel Castro’s communist dictatorship who forever changed our way of life.

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Published on at 4:49 pm by News Beat

600 AM to Return to Life!

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Thanks to Gord Lansdell at Northwest Broadcasters for his summary of today’s CRTC announcements concerning Lower Mainland ethnic broadcasters.

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Published on at 12:38 pm by mikedup

Is your account list RATINGS PROOF? – by Ryan Ghidoni

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Give your clients exceptional creative and they’ll stick with you through a ratings slump.

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Published on November 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

The News by Bob Lefsetz

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Bob Lefsetz has set himself up as the conscience of the music industry for nearly 3 decades.
He hit the nail on the head this time.

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Published on at 12:29 pm by Voice Over

Two, now 3 More Washington State Stations go All-Xmas

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Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle and KWPZ Praise 106.5 Lynden went all-Christmas music on the US Thanksgiving weekend.  It’s not the first time for either faith-based station to flip to the often successful seasonal format. And they have now been joined by AM 880 KIXI, playing Christmas pop classics.

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Published on at 11:11 am by boredop

Ron Glass, of TV’s Barney Miller & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Dies at 71

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Glass is believed to have died on Friday night at his home in Los Angeles.

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Published on November 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm by clockwatcher

Maureen Holloway to replace Erin Davis?

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Today on Maureen Holloway’s Facebook page she posted Goodbye to the Mighty Q after 17 years. Lots of love and laughter. I’ll see you down the dial.

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Published on November 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm by Transmitter Terry

Paul Brown leaving the Bear

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Morning show host Paul Brown is heading to Hollywood. He is leaving The Bear in Edmonton at the end of December to take on the entertainment business.

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Published on at 10:34 am by Transmitter Terry

QM/FM is all Christmas music (so is C-ISL)

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It just started feeling a lot more like Christmas in Vancouver. 103.5 QM/FM flipped the official holiday switch at 8 a.m. Friday morning, changing formats to all-Christmas music.

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Published on at 10:12 am by Transmitter Terry

Confirmed Calgary Pattison Changes

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Starting on December 5 Christy Farrell and Fraser Tuff move from Wild 95.3 mornings to 101.5 Kool FM mornings. Jonathan Best and Heather Prosak sign on as the new Wild 95.3 morning show hosts. Heather leaves Bell Media Winnipeg where she’s morning co-host and PD at 99.9 Bob FM (CFWM-FM). Jonathan Best joins the team as APD and music director.

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Published on at 9:36 am by Transmitter Terry

Christopher Ward talks with Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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Christopher Ward was one of the first Much Music VJ’s.

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Published on November 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm by Voice Over

Research Director’s PPM Analysis for SEATTLE: Movin’ 92.5 Again Tops All Demos

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A great book for KBKS and KMPS, not so much for KZOK.

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Published on at 11:54 am by clockwatcher

SNL’ Ratings Hit Season Low With Return of Alec Baldwin as Trump

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The latest episode of Saturday Night Live saw its ratings drop to a season low with the return of host Kristen Wiig and actor Alec Baldwin (pictured) as Donald Trump.

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Published on November 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm by Voice Over

KQMV Movin’ 92.5 Extends Lead Atop Seattle PPM’s 6+

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Two News-Talk Stations .. KIRO-FM and KUOW .. remain 2nd and 3rd.

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Published on at 4:28 pm by Ron Robinson

Marc Michaels resurfaces at X 92.9

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It been a year ago yesterday, Marc (pictured) was let go by Bell Media’s Virgin radio in Calgary

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Published on at 2:57 pm by Voice Over

‘Coach, don’t command’ by Paul Kaye

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“I don’t have time to teach them, I just need it fixed.” Those were the words that fell out of a manager’s mouth while we were discussing the performance of an individual on their team. Actually there was an expletive or two used but I have omitted those.

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Published on November 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Trump Success Doesn’t Tell The Story of Broadcast Ad Impact!

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Radio companies stiffened their resolve in competing strategically for election money in 2016. What they didn’t anticipate was an election unlike any other. So, what lessons can one learn when the candidate who was averse to ad spending still won?

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Published on at 9:24 pm by Voice Over

Jack Bruce has today’s almost forgotten track

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When Jack Bruce showed up in our lives alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker as part of Cream, we were all introduced to an amazing musician and vocalist…

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Published on at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson

‘The Magic Hat’, A lesson for radio stations, by Dick Taylor

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Pick any sports team, in any sport, and you will see team fans proudly wearing their favorite team’s hats, shirts, colors.

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Published on at 2:25 pm by News Beat

The speed of sound – by Ryan Ghidoni

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“Find out how an abundance of fast talking ads are bad for advertisers, listeners and ultimately your station.”

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Published on November 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Aboriginal TV network seeks U.S. expansion

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In the last few weeks, more than 500 people have been arrested at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota as they protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Published on November 19, 2016 at 10:55 am by News Beat

Two Seattle Stations go All-Christmas

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WARM 106.9 and STAR 101.5 both made the move to seasonal music in the past 48 hours.

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Published on at 10:14 am by Ron Robinson

Global/CKNW: They’re Still Calling It News, by David Chesney

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In today’s multi platform news world radio stations and television stations are watching their viewers and listeners following the trend of disappearing newspaper readers.

One has to wonder if GLOBAL TV and CKNW radio went too far last month.

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Published on November 18, 2016 at 11:52 am by Voice Over

Corporate Media: Six Percent Credibility?? by Byron Christopher

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That’s right. Six percent. According to a survey by the American Press Institute in cooperation with the Associated Press, a mere six percent of Americans trust the mainstream/corporate media.

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Published on November 17, 2016 at 4:19 pm by Michael Easton

It’s beginning to sound like Christmas

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Edmonton, Winnipeg and London have Christmas stations already. November 12 starting at 12:01 am Fresh Radio stations

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Published on November 12, 2016 at 12:18 am by Transmitter Terry

Puget Sound Radio Job Opportunities Ads Relaunched

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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

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 2nd

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Born this date were Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Lucy Liu, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ray Walston and Hy Gardner.
‘The Advenutres 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.

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Published on December 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson