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Little Known South African Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart at ‘Daily Show’

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In choosing Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old of mixed-race parentage, Comedy Central is banking that following a tried-and-true formula will keep the program that is arguably the linchpin of its schedule top of mind among its core audience of young male viewers

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Published on March 30, 2015 at 8:21 am by boredop

Howling Smoke Smokestack has today’s Almost forgotten track

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few musicians in our lifetime have been as influential as Howlin’ Wolf…he was a Chicago bluesman and along with Chuck Berry

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Published on March 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. March 30th

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IT WAS MARCH 30th … when Bette Davis starred on the premiere of the anthology series ‘Academy Award’ on CBS Radio…
When the TV game show ‘ Jeopardy,’ developed by Merv Griffin, began an 11 year daytime run on NBC…
When the final episode of “Police Woman” starring Angie Dickenson aired on NBC-TV…
and when the season-ending episode of CBS-TV’s ‘The Waltons’ featured the return to the household of Grandma after a stroke that had left her (actress Ellen Corby, pictured) virtually speechless.
ALL the milestones for March 30th INSIDE.

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Published on at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

BBC Director-General Receives Death Threats After Jeremy Clarkson Firing

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“Police in Westminster are investigating an allegation of threats to kill,” Metropolitan Police told CNN in a statement Sunday.

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Published on at 10:37 am by Voice Over

RTDNA British Columbia Awards Night April 18th

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CTV Vancouver News Director Les Staff is organizing this years event coming up in Vancouver in a few weeks.

Come Inside and Register…

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Published on at 10:19 am by Voice Over

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. March 29th

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IT WAS MARCH 29th when Jack Benny appeared on radio for the first time, on newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan’s interview show in New York City…
When the melodramatic radio serial ‘Our Gal Sunday’ debuted at 12:45 ET on CBS Radio, where it would remain for the next 22 years!…
When the great frequency switch of 1941 sent Vancouver’s CKWX 950 to AM 980, CFCT 1450 Victoria became CJVI 1480, and Vancouver’s CBR 1100 moved to AM 1130….
When the CBC first announced it would be removing all commercials from its radio stations…
and when Jack Paar (pictured) left his wildly-popular NBC-TV ‘Tonight Show’ after five years.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on March 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Jim Pattison and other investors see radio as better business than TV

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“Radio has treated us well through the years,” Jim Pattison Group owner Jim Pattison told Business in Vancouver.

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Published on at 10:39 am by Voice Over

Mornings with Ian MacKinnon & Chelsea Bird on Virgin Radio Edmonton

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Ian MacKinnon from SUN FM Kelowna is heading to Edmonton to join co-host Chelsea Bird as the new morning team on 104-9 Virgin Radio

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Published on March 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm by Voice Over

CBC Sheds More Than 140 Jobs in Local News

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“Where we’re going with our local services is really prioritizing towards digital,” said CBC News general manager Jennifer McGuire. “That’s in recognition of where the audience is going – they’re migrating to digital, as we know in the news business.”

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Published on at 11:40 am by boredop

Brendan Seeley to KG Country Red Deer

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Go West Young Man…. Brendan left Central Canada for Alberta to start his radio career…

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Published on at 10:06 am by Voice Over

Doc Harris talks with The Commentary’s Joseph Planta

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Legendary Vancouver Broadcaster Doc Harris takes time to talk and reflect back on his career and his thoughts on the Industry today…

Come Inside Listen and Enjoy….

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Published on March 25, 2015 at 1:42 pm by Voice Over

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 28th

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IT WAS MARCH 28th when one of Chicago’s great radio stations, WGN 720 first took to the air…
When the New York Times classical music station WQXR banned singing commercials from its schedule…
When UK pirate radio station Radio Caroline began broadcasting from a ship off the British coast ….
And when New Westminster’s Raymond Burr (pictured) starred in an NBC movie ‘Ironside,’ which became (after Perry Mason) his second longrunning TV series.
ALL the milestones for March 28th INSIDE.

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Published on March 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

KING-FM Enlists Cello Star for Audience-Expansion Effort

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Former Seattle Symphony cellist Joshua Roman and the classical station’s new-music Web channel plan to increase the channel’s presence with new repertoire and performances, as well a beefier profile on social media.

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Published on at 11:14 am by Ron Robinson

Luther Ingram has Today’s almost Forgotten Track

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Most people who know this song know it through the cover version by Barbara Mandrell and assume it’s about extra marital affairs when, truthfully, it’s about something quite different from that…though the protagonist may be married, it’s not about sneaking off somewhere with the neighbour’s wife, but more about him sneaking off with the neighbour’s […]

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Published on March 26, 2015 at 10:24 pm by Greg Simpson