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Tribute to Dave ‘Ruby’ Rubenstein


Matti Antilla remembers ‘Ruby’….
Very few broadcasters called a game with as much passion as Ruby. RIP Dave. (Cam Drew – Drew family once owned CKAY)


Published on July 6, 2015 at 11:10 am by Voice Over

USA Women’s Win in Vancouver Sets Soccer TV Record

the game set a new record 15.2 rating among metered markets, the highest ever for a single network telecast of a soccer game in the U.S.

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Published on at 10:39 am by clockwatcher

Apple didn’t reinvent radio. It went back to the basics


“A global super-station is really exciting,” says Tommy McFly, host of the morning show on 94.7 Fresh FM in Washington. “But people come to radio because they want that local feel.

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Published on at 8:27 am by Voice Over

How/Why Media Hid KEY Part of Sinai Story From You


It’s been fashionable for years in left-wing media like the CBC National and BBC World etc to ignore multiple rocket attacks against Israel …until they shoot back …and then make it look like the Israelis are the aggressors.

But last week, there was an appalling cover-up of what was actually happening in the Sinai against Egypt by ISIS … because the story exposed the truth of what Hamas and other terrorist groups shielded there have actually been up to lately. Just ask Egypt’s 70 dead soldier


Published on at 8:10 am by Voice Over

Bob Dylan-1 by Dick Curtis


Our friend Dick Curtis last shared about his time as Frank Sinatra’s road manager, a story of so much wealth and mystique living among the elitists of artists…. Today Dick presents his next assignment, that as Bob Dylan’s road manager….

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Published on July 5, 2015 at 10:19 pm by Voice Over

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. July 6th


IT WAS JULY 6th … when Canadian soprano Sarah Fischer sang 30 minutes of excerpts from Carmen in the first opera telecast by the BBC…
When following on years in supporting radio roles with Rudy Vallee, Paul Whiteman and Edgar Bergen, Judy Canova (pictured) began her own weekly comedy-and-music show on CBS…
When a hidden microphone eavesdropped on unsuspecting people for the first time, as Candid Microphone hit the ABC radio airwaves. Allen Funt was the host…
..and when Karen & Richard Carpenter hosted the debut of their summer series, Make Your Own Kind of Music, on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

BBC Faces $1.01 Billion Bill as UK Gov’t Shifts Welfare TV License Fees


  JULY 4, 2015 | 10:19PM PT by Leo Barraclough, Variety.com The BBC is facing the prospect of absorbing £650 million ($1.01 billion) in lost income as the U.K. government seeks to make the public broadcaster pay for television licenses for the elderly. At present, the Department for Work and Pensions picks up the bill for the 4.5 million TV […]

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Published on at 7:11 am by clockwatcher

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

Concept isolated photo of cutting cable cord

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


Published on July 4, 2015 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.


Published on at 10:19 am by Ron Robinson

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


Colleagues are skeptical he will cut the cord


Published on at 9:53 am by Voice Over

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


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 July 3, 2015 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

The Impact Of Handwritten Thank-You Cards – PROSALESGUY

Thank You Note

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…


Published on July 2, 2015 at 9:33 am by Dave Warawa

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


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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Published on at 7:28 am by boredop

Taft returns next week with Greg Simpson


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


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


Published on at 10:37 am by Voice Over

Did Nielsen Kill The Radio Star?


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


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


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

CRTC Calls for New Vancouver Radio Applications


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

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. July 5th

my favorite husband

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