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CRTC says no to Internet fast and slow lanes: Geist


The CRTC ruled that mobile television services effectively invoke both broadcast and telecom regulation, since a data connection is required to access the service

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Published on January 31, 2015 at 9:55 am by Voice Over

PSR ProSalesGuy Dave Warawa talks with Joseph Planta


Dave Warawa talks about his new Sales Book, plus sends out invitations to those who want to join in with our Free Webinar this Wednesday February 4th, at 12 NOON

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Published on at 9:39 am by Voice Over

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 31st

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Three years and a day after the radio debut of ‘The Lone Ranger,’ WXYZ Detroit introduced ‘The Green Hornet,’ which ran weekly for 16 years.
11-year-old Brenda Lee (pictured) made her T-V debut on ABC’s “Junior Ozark Jubilee.”
Julie Andrews, Henry Fonda, Rex Harrison and Jackie Gleason appeared in a two-hour CBS-TV special titled, “The Fabulous Fifties.”
And and newsman Edwin Newman retired after 35 years with NBC Radio & TV.
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Published on January 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Corus Winnipeg Launches 97.5 BIG FM with Commercial-Free Weekend

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97.5 BIG FM will feature a classic mix of artists from the late ‘60s to the ‘90s that will include Manitoba natives Neil Young, The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Tom Cochrane, as well as an extensive rock playlist from Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, U2, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp and many more.

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Published on at 12:13 pm by clockwatcher

Danny Gatton has Today’s Almost Forgotten Track


Danny Gatton was a pretty hot guitarist but, sadly, died way too soon…

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Published on at 11:23 am by Greg Simpson

Winnipeg Powers down tonight for BiG 97.5


Corus moves and flips out of Manitoba…

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Published on January 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm by Voice Over

Dennis Rimmer digs up some Saskatchewan radio history


Our friend and long time radio man Dennis Rimmer reports from the Saskatchewan prairies

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Published on at 10:35 am by Voice Over

CRTC To Announce New Regs for Local TV


Owners of local stations have long argued the economic model for this service is badly broken. Advertising dollars alone, they say, are no longer sufficient to keep these stations profitable. The answer, they argue, is to allow owners of local channels to charge carriage fees to distributors.


Published on January 28, 2015 at 6:35 pm by boredop

Taylor Smith moves up to Edmonton’s SONIC FM


From Nait to Corus Edmonton, and now over to Rogers…

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Published on at 9:38 am by Voice Over

Whatcom County Upholds Denial of Radio Towers at Pt. Roberts


The Whatcom County council announced that it was upholding a decision by the county hearing examiner to reject an application to build several radio transmission towers in Point Roberts, near the Tsawwassen border.

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Published on at 8:42 am by clockwatcher

Sun News Network Breathing its Last Gasps?

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Multiple sources tell CANADALAND that Sun News Network (SNN), the Quebecor-owned cable news channel that launched in 2011, is on the verge of closing.

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Published on January 27, 2015 at 9:28 am by boredop

Chilliwack has Today’s Almost Forgotten Track


founded as the Collectors, then a name change to Chilliwack
Greg Simpson presents this ‘gem’ from yesteryear

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Published on January 24, 2015 at 12:02 pm by Greg Simpson

Ian Slipp gets Pink Slipped @Victoria’s Jack FM


Ian Slipps off the Jack FM webpage

Victoria Morning Man Slipps has been fired!


Published on January 13, 2015 at 2:39 pm by Voice Over

Seattle-based Talk Show Host Michael Medved Has Stage Three Cancer

Some of us know Michael Medved as a movie critic, others have been listening daily to his Salem Radio Network talk show, which originates in Seattle, and is carried there on KTTH AM 770, as well as a hundred other stations from Hawaii to the US East Coast.  Today he announced that a serious health […]

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Published on January 30, 2015 at 4:47 pm by clockwatcher

KGO Radio Taps ‘another’ ‘DreX’ For New Talk Show


“Drex brings a unique perspective to the News/Talk format and an uncanny ability to entertain and inform in his own engaging style.”

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Published on at 1:22 pm by Voice Over

Rap Mogul Suge Knight Charged with Murder After Running Over a Man

By Anita Bennett, TheWrap.com  January 30, 2015 Getty Images/Instagram .After arriving at the LA Police Department’s West Hollywood station with his attorney at 12:30amPT to speak with detectives, Knight was booked at 3amPT, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirms to TheWrap.  His bail was set at $2 million. Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight argued with two men […]

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Published on at 7:20 am by boredop

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 30th

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This was the date ‘The Lone Ranger’ aired for the first time, from Detroit’s WXYZ radio.
Vancouver got its second TV station (first privately-owned) in CHAN, now known as Global TV.
NBC-TV introduced the anthology series ‘Robert Montgomery Presents’; the hour-long show would continue for 8 years.
And Mutual radio began airing ‘The Larry King Show’ from midnight to 5:30 am Eastern.
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Published on January 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm by Ron Robinson