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SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 7th

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Jane Fonda made her TV acting debut in the NBC’ movie for television ‘A String of Beads,’ which she credits for being considered for more serious film roles.
Comedian Richard Pryor guested on Tom Jones’ first variety hour for ATV in the UK.
Gladys Knight and the Pips (pictured), Carol Channing and Sid Caesar headlined ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on CBS-TV.
And Robin Williams starred in the pilot movie about ‘Mork & MIndy.’ The ABC-TV series began the following September.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 7th INSIDE.

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Published on February 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Bombshells from the Ghomeshi Defence

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Sad to say, Lucy DeCoutere let us down. But so, too, did the Crown and the police who did a disastrous job in preparing this case for trial.


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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 6th

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Frank Sinatra debuted as star of the ‘Lucky Strike Hit Parade’ on CBS radio,
The final episode of the talking horse comedy ‘Mr. Ed’ (with Vancouver’s Alan Young) aired on CBS-TV.
One of OTR’s last dramatic gasps ‘CBS Mystery Theatre’ (airing 5 times a week) had its premiere.
And Simon Fraser University’s CJSF-FM began testing at 90.1 MHz; its official launch was a week later on Valentines Day.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 6th INSIDE.

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Published on February 5, 2016 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

CKLW Aircheck late 60’s early 70’s – Wow!


Thanks to James Knight and Radio Jingles and Airchecks for this CKLW Aircheck…. its no wonder the Big Eight was Solid Number ONE! The late Byron MacGregor, brother of Hudson Mack is also heard doing one of his newscasts…. enjoy!

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Clear Sky Cranbrook seeks News Supervisor/Anchor/Reporter


Summit 107 is Cranbrook’s new radio station serving the East Kootenay, Elk Valley and Columbia Valley with dedicated FM frequencies in Cranbrook/Kimberley, Invermere, Fernie and Sparwood, BC.

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Second Ghomeshi Complainant Admits Friendly Post-Assault Contacts

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Lucy DeCoutere has testified that the 48-year-old CBC Radio host started choking and slapping her in the face without warning while they were kissing at his home in the summer of 2003.


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JP Relaunches CHIQ as 94.3 The Drive in Winnipeg


From FAB to The Drive will continue to deliver all of the greatest hits from the 70s and 80s, and you can look forward to being entertained every day by the NEW morning show team, Kerri Salki and Trevor Gowen. Mid-days will be hosted by Alix Michaels and the Drive hosted by veteran Kelly Parker. The Drive promises to be fun, interactive upbeat, energetic, and local. And in addition to great music, 94.3 The Drive is committed to making a lasting impression on Winnipeggers by connecting to our community.

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Published on at 10:04 am by Greg Simpson

Jesse Colin Young has today’s almost forgotten track


Most people, if pressed, would only be able to come up with one song by The Youngbloods, and little wonder as Get Together was and remains an all time classic and standard, but Jesse Colin Young and his bandmates had a few others, most notably this one, which has been covered by a number of fine performers…

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Published on February 4, 2016 at 10:11 pm by Greg Simpson

CFNY FM; ain’t your average radio clone


David Marsden, CFNY FM’s program director (1978-1987) Watch the documentary, CFNY FM: ain’t your average radio clone: by Karim Mosna

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Published on at 11:43 am by Voice Over

Al Ford, Treena Wood Acquire National Responsibilities


Al Ford in Vancouver takes oversight on all Rogers stations with the Jack format and Sonic 102.9. Treena Wood in Vancouver heads up the News format on six Rogers stations.

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Published on at 7:06 am by clockwatcher

Donovan features Red Robinson early day airchecks this week


We’re now into week 4 of this feature, and let me start off with a request to the listening audience. So far, I’ve pulled material from my collection of scoped airchecks. While there’s more to come, a good number of my offerings are unscoped. Some radio historians and aircheck purists prefer it this way, but the bulk of aircheck aficionados couldn’t be bothered with the music


Published on February 1, 2016 at 11:30 pm by Voice Over

Why are you in such a rush? by Paul Kaye


More people will notice you when you succeed at what you’re doing now than when you accept a promotion that came too early

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Published on at 11:00 pm by Voice Over

Open House to Highlight NEWS 1130’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

P. R. News Release courtesy  2016-02-01 After joining the airwaves in February 1996 as Vancouver’s first 24-hour news station, NEWS 1130 continues to be the Lower Mainland’s go-to source for breaking news, traffic, weather, and sports. Beginning Friday, Feb. 5, the station will kick off a month-long celebration to commemorate its 20 years on […]


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PROSALESGUY – 8 Ways To Fight A Sales Slump

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If you’re like many of our online sales training clients in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, you’re doing your best to deal with a challenging economy. Low commodity prices are having an impact in virtually every industry across Western Canada.

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Published on at 10:38 am by Dave Warawa

Western Canada Aircheck history special with Donovan Tildesley

This week, we take a radio journey across Western Canada, starting in 1977 and ending in 1988 with these radio personalities, Michael W. Morgan, Sean Rosvold, Dan Williams and Len Thuesen


Published on January 25, 2016 at 11:15 pm by Voice Over

CKPG Radio Celebrates 70 years of broadcasting in Prince George


Radio legends like Don Prentice, Brian “Frosty” Forst and the late Bob Harkins began their broadcast careers at the station


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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

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 5th

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85 years ago today comedian Eddie Cantor’s illustrious radio career got underway as he made an appearance on Rudy Vallee’s “The Fleischmann Hour” on NBC.
Two decades later the Fifth Emmy Awards gave top honors to I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell and Helen Hayes.
Also this date ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Show’ debuted on CBS-TV, and the 200th episode of ‘Married with Children’ aired on FOX-TV.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 5th INSIDE.

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Published on February 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White Passes

courtesy   February 4, 2016 at 3:05 PM (PT)          Maurice White EARTH, WIND & FIRE Co-Founder MAURICE WHITE died in his sleep THURSDAY morning at the age of 74, TMZ and other media outlets report. He fought a long battle with PARKINSON’s, which was originally diagnosed in 1992 and forced […]

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