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Led Zeppelin Saga by Dick Curtis

  By Dick Curtis PSR Contributor Friday August 28th, 2015 Copyright © 2006 by Dick Curtis Speaking of weed brings to mind Tampa Stadium. This time I was on my own and flying into Tampa to meet with the Stadium authority about bringing Led Zeppelin to town. Terry Bassett had first come to know these […]

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Published on August 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm by Voice Over

The Left Banke have today’s almost forgotten track


There are many one hit wonders and, occasionally, two hit wonders…today’s band are part of the latter group but the vast majority of people, when hearing the name of The Left Banke, think only of Walk Away Renee…

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 28th

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IT WAS AUG. 28th .. when radio’s first commercial was heard on WEAF in New York, as announcer H.M. Blackwell touted Hawthorne Court, a group of apartment buildings in Queens. The realty company had bought 10 minutes of commercial air time for $100…
When 16 years after leaving the air Canada’s Happy Gang musical troupe reunited for two sold out reunion concerts at Toronto’s Canadian National Exhibition…
When the 40th Annual Emmy Awards gave top honors to 30something, The Wonder Years and Richard Kiley…
..and when The Jamie Foxx Show began its 4-and-a-half-year run on the WB network.
ALL the milestones for Aug. 28th INSIDE!

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Published on at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Virginia Reporter & Her Cameraman Shot Dead on Live TV


Police in Moneta, Va.,are searching for a suspect who opened fire on reporter Alison Parker,24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27.


Published on August 26, 2015 at 6:46 am by clockwatcher

Global BC’s Changing Lineup

Robin Stickley, Sophie Lui, Jay Durant and Anne Drewa all have new assignments.


Published on August 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm by boredop

Randy Lennox to be President, Entertainment Production & Broadcasting at Bell Media

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Lennox will oversee all of Bell Media’s English independent and in-house entertainment productions for conventional, specialty, pay television, and digital media,


Published on at 9:22 am by clockwatcher

CTV (& TSN) Sports President Phil King Leaving Bell Media


Since 2010, Mr. King had been president of CTV and sports programming for Bell, one of the most prominent jobs in Canadian media.

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Published on at 6:51 am by boredop

The Characteristics of Great Talent by Paul Kaye


How do you spot talent that has the potential to be great? It’s a question I get asked a lot; and the answers are plentiful;
Paul has the answers inside…

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Published on August 24, 2015 at 11:22 pm by Voice Over

Ross McLaughlin to Replace Lynda Steele as CTV Vancouver Consumer Guru

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 NEWS RELEASE  2015-08-24 courtesy BroadcasterMagazine.com Continuing its long tradition of helping viewers make informed decisions about the products and issues that affect their pocketbooks, CTV Vancouver today announced the launch of the all-new consumer news segment, “McLaughlin On Your Side”. Kicking off Tuesday, Sept. 8 on CTV News at Six, award-winning investigative and consumer affairs […]


Published on at 7:26 am by clockwatcher

Drew Dalby’s ‘Off-Mic Podcast’ talks with Adam Wylde


He claims that he’s not a talented guy, which is hard to believe considering the amount of success he’s had across Canada

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Published on August 23, 2015 at 11:12 pm by Voice Over

The Eagles Story by Dick Curtis


Over the years I worked three national tours for the band but the “Hotel California” tour was by far my favorite…
Joe Walsh left the group he’d formed in Colorado called “Joe Walsh & Barnstorm” and became a part of Eagles in the mid-seventies. (Dick Curtis)


Published on August 20, 2015 at 10:33 pm by Voice Over

“Clear Sky’s Summit is now testing…


Test, 123, test, test, test….

testing…. testing….. test, test, test….. soundin’ fine here Paul :)

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Published on August 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm by Voice Over

Jim Goddard talks with Brian ‘Frosty’ Forst about the Koenigsfest departure

Talk Digital Network’s Jim Goddard of the Goddard Report talks with Vancouver radio icon Brian Frosty Forst about what is going on in the industry today…  


Published on August 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm by Voice Over

CKNW Dumps Koenigsfest – Sean Leslie Quits


Puget Sound Radio was informed Brand Manager Ian Koenigsfest was escorted out of the Black Tower today to be replaced by an American Consultant name Larry Gifford…. read more inside…


Published on at 11:33 am by Voice Over

Rock101 updates its look & sound


Rock 101 Vancouver has dropped the “Classic” moniker


Published on July 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm by Dead Air Dave

Are Your People Safe?

In light of the tragic shooting in Roanoke yesterday, it’s important to remember to be vigilant and take precautions against attacks of all kinds. Broadcasters make very attractive targets for terrorists and others who want to make a statement.

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Published on August 27, 2015 at 9:11 am by Voice Over

Bob Dylan has today’s almost forgotten track


In 1965 Bob Dylan went to Britain for a legendary tour that earned him tons of press, much of it negative because he was touring with a band…

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Published on August 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 27th


IT WAS AUG. 27th … when CBLT Toronto moved down the dial from Channel 9 to Channel 6…
When the country program that had first showcased the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton and Lefty Frizell, ‘Louisiana Hayride,’ aired for the last time on KWKH/1130 AM in Shreveport…
When singer Connie Francis signed in as the celebrity mystery guest on CBS-TV’s panel show ‘What’s My Line?’…
..and when Diane Sawyer became the fifth reporter on the top-rated TV newsmagazine, ’60 Minutes,’ alongside (pictured) Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Harry Reasoner and Ed Bradley.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE!

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Published on at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

RIP CBC’s Bob Switzer, longtime Western Gardener/Canadian Gardener, Dead at 86

  Bob SWITZER.. Obit as appeared in Vancouver Sun/Province Aug. 26th August 26, 1928 – July 14, 2015 Bob Switzer, CBC’s beloved “Canadian Gardener” died on Gambier Island amidst the tenderness of family, his  flowers and hummingbirds. He had planned many more adventures with Joley, his wife of 32 years. His steadfastness, lively conversation and […]

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Published on at 10:46 am by boredop

The Fleetwoods have today’s almost forgotten track


The Fleetwoods didn’t have a lot of hits, but the ones they had them kept them working for decades.

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Published on August 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm by Greg Simpson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 26th

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IT WAS AUG. 26th … when pioneer Calgary radio station CHCQ became CFAC, its third set of new call letters in three months…
When Ted Rogers Sr. manufactured the world’s first commercial AC (alternating current) known tube…
When the radio program “Arch Oboler’s Plays” featured the NBC Symphony as the musical backdrop for the drama, “This Lonely Heart”….
..and when Red Barber (pictured) announced the first televised baseball games — on experimental TV station W2XBS in New York, the predecessor to WNBC. Brooklyn Dodgers hosted Cincinnati Reds in a doubleheader.
ALL the milestones for Aug. 26th INSIDE!

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Published on at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson