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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 1st

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It’s the date Tempestt Bledsoe of The Cosby Show was born, along with rocksters Jerry Garcia and Tim Bachman, plus actors Arthur Hill and Henry Jones,
CKWX signed on in Vancouver from the Belmont Hotel, CKDA Victoria moved down the dial to 1280 Khz, Duncan’s CKAY Radio became SUN-FM, Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records, ‘Good Times’ aired its final episode on CBS-TV, and WMCA radio in New York City published its first record chart.
The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Days Night’ was #1, the Rolling Stones played the London Palladium for the first time, and Roy Orbison recorded his future smash, ‘Oh Pretty Woman.’
Details and ALL the milestones for Aug. 1st INSIDE.

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Published on July 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

The Gap Band – Today’s Almost Forgotten Track

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In Greg Simpson’s series…
The Wilson Brothers, who were the heart of The Gap Band, signed to a larger label

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Published on at 9:58 pm by Greg Simpson

Darren Brown Moves from APD/MD To PD at CRUZ

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A big congrats to Darren Brown who is set to take over the PD role at CRUZ Edmonton, where he’s currently APD/MD.

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Published on at 5:13 pm by Dead Air Dave

CRTC Approves Clear Sky Radio’s Acquisition of CKVN-FM Lethbridge, Alberta

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Paul Larsen and Clear Sky Radio are on a roll… CRTC approves another application

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Published on at 11:40 am by Voice Over

(Programming) 40 Secrets from Successful Morning Shows

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Steve Reynolds shares tips with RadioInk about successful morning radio shows
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Published on at 11:35 am by Voice Over

This Mortal Coil – Today’s Almost Forgotten Track

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The emergence of the 4 a.d. label in the 80s represented the production of music that had a sound outside the mainstream but, somehow, it became one of the most successful and influential labels of that decadeā€¦among the hits was this remake of a Tim Buckley song by This Mortal Coil which elevated it into […]

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Published on July 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm by Greg Simpson

Kelsey Lehman Moves To Middays At Virgin 104.9

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Congrats to Kelsey who announced the move on her Facebook page. “Pumped to say I have a new home on 104.9 Virgin Radio! When I got into radio, I made a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in my career, and I can now say I just crossed off the top goal on that […]

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Published on at 7:09 pm by Dead Air Dave

Andrew Chang Replacing Gloria Macarenko as CBC Vancouver TV News Anchor

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CBC Vancouver is making changes to its local TV newscast, announcing today that Andrew Chang, who recently left the anchor desk at CBC News Montreal, will become the anchor of the supper hour broadcasts, replacing longtime staple Gloria Macarenko.

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Published on at 11:39 am by Ron Robinson

Job Interviews are a Two Way Street

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Dave Warawa our ProSalesGuy talks about the Questions….

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Published on at 8:43 am by Dave Warawa

Clear Sky Radio Awarded new FM Radio Station in Cranbrook and the East Kootenay

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Clear Sky moves into British Columbia’s Kootenays!

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Published on July 29, 2014 at 9:19 am by Voice Over

Bill Good Retires from CKNW

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After 26 years at CKNW, Bill Good today announced his retirement

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Published on July 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm by Dead Air Dave

Philip Till To Retire from CKNW

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After 25 years at CKNW, Phillip Till is Retiring.

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Published on July 2, 2014 at 11:08 am by Dead Air Dave

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. July 31st

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It’s the date of birth for Dallas Cowboy’s’ owner Mark Cuban, actors Don Murray and Dean Cain, singer Gary Lewis and sportscaster Curt Gowdy.
‘Jack Armstrong the All-American Boy’ debuted on the radio, Leeza Gibbons debuted on TV’s Entertainment Tonight, Vancouver’s AM 600 debuted a new Standards format, CBC Newsworld debuted on Canadian cablesystems, anchor Chet Huntley reitred from NBC-TV, and Alanis Morissette started a Canadian tour in Vancouver.
Signing off for the last time were Mitch Miller, singers Jim Reeves and Anne Shelton, bandleader Enoch Light, and Bill Raisch, the one-armed man on TV’s The Fugitive.
See all the July 31st milestones INSIDE.

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Published on July 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Oberfeld: EVERYONE Who Truly Supports Democracy Should Back Israel Against Terrorists

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War IS hell ! It is brutal; it is ugly; it takes the greatest toll on civilians; but, sometimes it IS necessary
Premier Christy Clark has publicly voiced her support for Israel in the war against Hamas in Gaza.

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Published on at 1:37 pm by Voice Over