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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 21st

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It’s a brthday for Kenny Rogers, Jackie DeShannon, newsman Harry Smith and Canadian Kim Cattrall, plus the late US sportscasters Chris Schenkel and Jack Buck.
Benny Goodman began the Swing Era with a national radio band remote from Hollywood; Fats Waller recorded his iconic ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’; Patsy Cline recorded her classic ‘Crazy’, Clint Eastwood was honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; the sale of Victoria radio stations CKDA and CFMS was approved, and Johnny Cash was busy with what turned out to be his final recording session.
ALL the milestones for August 21st INSIDE.

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Published on August 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Bill Durst – Today’s Almost Forgotten Track

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Greg Simpson’s feature presentation is Bill Durst, who will be gigging on Vancover Island Tomorrow (Friday August 22nd at the ‘Rod and Gun’ in Parksville, British Columbia

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Published on at 9:59 pm by Greg Simpson

CNN’s Ferguson Coverage Propels it to #1

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Thanks to the unrelenting state of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., CNN has been top dog in the key cable news demo for the last two days.

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Published on at 6:25 pm by Ron Robinson

Time for the CRTC ‘REVIEW OF RADIO’ to take place…. by Marty Forbes

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There hasn’t been a review of the rules in our country in well over a decade.
Canadian Content rules haven’t been adjusted in that time period as well. Not having an active Canadian Association of Broadcasters hasn’t helped either.
And digital is ‘here.’
Marty Forbes
Come Inside and Read More…

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Published on at 7:37 am by Voice Over

Another Vancouver Sportscaster is Heading to TSN Toronto

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“His sportscasts aren’t about “him”, which is a refreshing change in today’s marketplace.”
Greg Douglas, aka Dr. Sport in comments Inside…

“Kelsey has exuded class on air”
Bernie Pascall

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Published on August 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm by Ron Robinson

Calgary’s 90.3 AMP drops short song format

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As Gary Russell said a long time ago, “When you’re in radio, you think everybody listens to the radio.” No they don’t.
- Doc Harris in comments section Inside…

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Published on at 2:13 pm by Voice Over

Longtime 630 CHED Radio Newsman Ed Mason to retire

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Ed Mason epitomizes what a newsman is.
- Primeau

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Published on at 10:42 am by Voice Over

Help! My Client is EMOTIONAL!

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Have you ever had a client flip out over an issue that you had no control over? ProSalesGuy Dave Warawa has More Inside…

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Published on August 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm by Dave Warawa

Man Behind C-FAX Infomercial Guilty of Massive Fraud

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A Vancouver Island man has been found guilty by the British Columbia Securities Commission of perpetrating a massive fraud, affecting hundreds of British Columbians, many of them seniors. David Michael Michaels testified that he used the C-FAX infomercials to draw the public to investment seminars,

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Published on August 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm by clockwatcher

Presidential Politics and Saturday Night Live

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An updated new edition of retired Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales’ book about Saturday Night Live is due out next month. The Hollywood Reporter has published a lengthy article headed “‘SNL’ Political Secrets Revealed” which we are pleased to be able to link you to. INSIDE.

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Published on August 20, 2014 at 8:46 am by boredop

Casey Kasem’s Family, Friends Fight Planned Burial in Norway

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Relatives and friends of Casey Kasem are pleading with the Norwegian government to deny a request by the late DJ’s wife to bury him in the capital of Oslo.

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Published on at 8:04 am by Ron Robinson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. August 20th

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It’s the birth date of broadcasters Al Roker and Connie Chung, singers Jim Reeves, John Hiatt, Demi Lovato and Robert Plant, as well as the outstanding radio actress Lurene Tuttle.
Abbotsford B.C. got its own radio station, Prince George B.C. got its own TV station, Detroit radio station WWR began operations, and the Dumont TV network debuted in New York City.
Deaths on Aug. 20 include comedienne Phyllis Diller, singer Ross Barbour (of the Four Freshmen), and jazz pianist Marian McPartland.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on August 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

a twofer with Ray Charles – Today’s Almost Forgotten Track

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Greg Simpson presents another round of Ray Charles
Come Inside and Listen…

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Published on at 9:59 pm by Greg Simpson

Another Radio Station Jingle Package by Mark Summers

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Radio Station Jingles from across Canada, including, CKDA 1220 ‘Golden Sound Radio’ in Victoria, CKWX, CJCA and many more from throughout the Great USA and around the world
come inside and enjoy…

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Published on at 7:47 pm by Voice Over