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- Conrad Black checks in with Joseph Planta, again... good, in-depth interview !
- SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 3rd
- CBC, 680 CJOB Hold the Line as Winnipeg’s Top Radio Stations
- Edmontonians help 95.7 CRUZ FM to Load The Limo!
- NTS MediaOnline To End Publication
- Art Bell Sues Michael Savage for Defamation
- Rita Coolidge has today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 2nd
- Victoria's 'The Ocean' 98.5 Goes All Christmas
- Rahim Ladhani New Co-Host of ‘CTV Morning Live’ Winnipeg
- Barbara Lewis has today's almost forgotten track
- THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 1st
- Alpha Media Snags Stanton As VP/Programming
- Charles Adler joins Matt Cundill on the 'Sound Off' Podcast
- Split Enz has today's almost forgotten track
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 30th
- Kelowna's Q103.1 changes includes Robin Farrell
- Ryan Carroll has a new radio gig
- Tom Clark Brings His Journalistic Career To A Close
- Tasha Kheiriddin named one of Canadas top 100 Most Powerful Women
- Trump to Prosecute Hillary, Recount, at War with MSM, and Fake - Michael Rivero & Jim Goddard
- Your Circle of Genius, by Paul Kaye
- Roger Miller has today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 29th
- CBC wants to dump ads, then bill us for another $400 Million!
The Commentaries Joseph Planta talks with Conrad Black about his latest book, and his comments on politics, especially about President-elect Donald J. Trump
Born this date were Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Connee Boswell, Jaye P Morgan, Daryl Hannah and Ozzie Osbourne,
‘The Voice of Firestone’ started a 35 year run on radio; Paul Harvey News & Comment began a 58 year run on ABC Radio; CTV’s Harvey Kirck (pictured) became the frst 20-year man anchoring a Canadian network newscast; the late New York disk jockey Alan Freed was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; and CBS-TV aired the 200th episode of ‘Knots Landing.’
Fraser Valley transmitters on the AM band fell silent, as the original stations in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope completed their transfer to the FM band,
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 3rd INSIDE.
CBC has well-positioned itself as the reigning leader of Winnipeg radio, both overall and in the morning.Fall radio ratings released this week show CBC going head-to-head with 680 CJOB to reel in the most listeners in the city
The holidays are the time of year where Edmonton’s Food Bank becomes the source for daily needs for many families. On November 28th, 95.7 CRUZ FM asked Edmontonians to help us “Load the Limo” with non-perishables to help those in need this time of year.
Broadcast industry veteran Al Peterson will publish the final editions of NTS MediaOnline Today and NTS MediaOnline Monthly, on Friday, December 16, 2016
The suit alleges that SAVAGE defamed Mr. & Mrs. Bell with the comment, “You say UFOs, you wind up in the PHILIPPINES with a 10-year-old hooker and you are off the radio after a number of years. You can’t do UFOs. That’s an in-joke, by the way, for people who understand the business.”
Yesterday we referenced those singers who, like the documentary on the subject of backup singers, were ten feet from stardom…
Ocean CIOC-FM 98.5 Victoria has moved to all Christmas as of 8:06 a.m. today with Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Buble. Thanks to Gord Lansdell at Northwest Broadcasters for bringing it to our attention.
A familiar face to CTV Winnipeg viewers is returning to the city to co-host “CTV Morning Live.”
Ronnie brings an international perspective, winning track record, great passion for the art of the product and stellar leadership traits
Charles Adler has made his way back to Corus Radio, the place he spent nearly a decade doing a national radio show from 2004 to 2013
Exciting times with the Pattison station, Q103.1 in Kelowna!
Ryan Carroll most recently of CFOX and Rock 101, announced on his Facebook page that he will be starting at 104.3 Fresh Radio Kingston on January 3rd.
With mixed emotions, Global News is announcing that Tom Clark, Chief Political Correspondent and Host of The West Block will end his career in journalism on January 1, 2017
The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) unveiled the list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, who will be recognized during a gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24.
At least 3 Million Illegal votes went to Hillary. Then there’s the almost 2 Million Republican voters who returned from their graves to vote Democrat this time! hmmmm
To unleash your inner genius you need to find what we call your ‘circle of genius’. Your circle of genius is the place where your top skill and passion collide.
So, CBC doesn’t want to carry any more advertising, instead they want all of us to fund them another $400 Million….
My family never envisioned living in the United States. My father was a very hard working plumber who built his own small to medium size company in Havana, just to have it taken away by Fidel Castro’s communist dictatorship who forever changed our way of life.
Thanks to Gord Lansdell at Northwest Broadcasters for his summary of today’s CRTC announcements concerning Lower Mainland ethnic broadcasters.
Give your clients exceptional creative and they’ll stick with you through a ratings slump.
Bob Lefsetz has set himself up as the conscience of the music industry for nearly 3 decades.
He hit the nail on the head this time.
Spirit 105.3 KCMS-FM Seattle and KWPZ Praise 106.5 Lynden went all-Christmas music on the US Thanksgiving weekend. It’s not the first time for either faith-based station to flip to the often successful seasonal format. And they have now been joined by AM 880 KIXI, playing Christmas pop classics.
Glass is believed to have died on Friday night at his home in Los Angeles.
Today on Maureen Holloway’s Facebook page she posted Goodbye to the Mighty Q after 17 years. Lots of love and laughter. I’ll see you down the dial.
Morning show host Paul Brown is heading to Hollywood. He is leaving The Bear in Edmonton at the end of December to take on the entertainment business.
It just started feeling a lot more like Christmas in Vancouver. 103.5 QM/FM flipped the official holiday switch at 8 a.m. Friday morning, changing formats to all-Christmas music.
Starting on December 5 Christy Farrell and Fraser Tuff move from Wild 95.3 mornings to 101.5 Kool FM mornings. Jonathan Best and Heather Prosak sign on as the new Wild 95.3 morning show hosts. Heather leaves Bell Media Winnipeg where she’s morning co-host and PD at 99.9 Bob FM (CFWM-FM). Jonathan Best joins the team as APD and music director.
Christopher Ward was one of the first Much Music VJ’s.
A great book for KBKS and KMPS, not so much for KZOK.
The latest episode of Saturday Night Live saw its ratings drop to a season low with the return of host Kristen Wiig and actor Alec Baldwin (pictured) as Donald Trump.
Two News-Talk Stations .. KIRO-FM and KUOW .. remain 2nd and 3rd.
It been a year ago yesterday, Marc (pictured) was let go by Bell Media’s Virgin radio in Calgary
“I don’t have time to teach them, I just need it fixed.” Those were the words that fell out of a manager’s mouth while we were discussing the performance of an individual on their team. Actually there was an expletive or two used but I have omitted those.
Radio companies stiffened their resolve in competing strategically for election money in 2016. What they didn’t anticipate was an election unlike any other. So, what lessons can one learn when the candidate who was averse to ad spending still won?
When Jack Bruce showed up in our lives alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker as part of Cream, we were all introduced to an amazing musician and vocalist…
Pick any sports team, in any sport, and you will see team fans proudly wearing their favorite team’s hats, shirts, colors.
“Find out how an abundance of fast talking ads are bad for advertisers, listeners and ultimately your station.”
In the last few weeks, more than 500 people have been arrested at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota as they protested against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
WARM 106.9 and STAR 101.5 both made the move to seasonal music in the past 48 hours.
In today’s multi platform news world radio stations and television stations are watching their viewers and listeners following the trend of disappearing newspaper readers.
One has to wonder if GLOBAL TV and CKNW radio went too far last month.
That’s right. Six percent. According to a survey by the American Press Institute in cooperation with the Associated Press, a mere six percent of Americans trust the mainstream/corporate media.
Edmonton, Winnipeg and London have Christmas stations already. November 12 starting at 12:01 am Fresh Radio stations
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)
Born this date were Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Lucy Liu, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ray Walston and Hy Gardner.
‘The Advenutres of Charlie Chan’ debuted on radio’s NBC Blue network; Don Imus brought his shock-jock radio schtick from Cleveland to New York’s WNBC; Jungle Jay Nelson (pictured) did his first morning show on Toronto’s CHUM radio; NBC-TV’s ‘This is Your Life’ surprised their subject of the week Bobby Darin; after nearly half a century the amazing Alan Waters stepped down as head of CHUM broadcasting; and Brian Williams took over the anchor chair at NBC’s Nightly News.
Celebrity deaths include folksinger Odetta, actors Robert Cummings and Desi Arnaz, jazz star Bob Haggart, actresses Gail Fisher and Roxie Roker, as well as Canada’s Fifi D’Orsay and broadcast magnate Ted Rogers Jr.
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 2nd INSIDE.
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