TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 28th


IT WAS JUNE 28th … when an old favorite of radio audiences ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy’ made the switch to TV. Two years later, criticism from the NAACP about ‘stereotyping’ forced CBS-TV to drop the show…
When ‘The Quiz Kids’ began a 13-year run on radio as a summer replacement for the blind piano virtuoso Alec Templeton…
When ‘The Alan Young Show’ debuted on NBC radio featuring the Vancouver-raised comedian. He would later be the human star of the talking horse TV show, ‘Mr. Ed’…
..and when “The Helen Reddy Show” debuted as an eight-week summer replacement series on NBC-TV, with Flip Wilson, The Pointer Sisters, and Seals & Croft as guests.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on June 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Rogers makes Hockey night in Canada changes


  By David Shoalts Monday June 27, 2016   Rogers Media cut a wide swath through its hockey broadcast personnel on Monday, dismissing at least six on-air personalities including Glenn Healy, who was the between-the-benches analyst on Hockey Night in Canada’s No. 1 crew. P.J. Stock, Billy Jaffe, Chantal Desjardins, Corey Hirsch and Leah Hextall […]

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Ron Maclean Officially Back, But He Can’t Cure All at HNIC

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Sportsnet confirmed Monday that the veteran broadcaster will replace George Stroumboulopoulos in the main chair of Hockey Night in Canada next season, returning to a role he held for nearly 30 years.

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Joseph Planta talks with Judi Tyabji about her latest book on BC Premier Christy Clark


The author and former politician Judi Tyabji (Pictured) discusses her biography of the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark: Behind the Smile (Heritage House, 2016), with Joseph Planta.

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Published on at 4:27 pm by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – The Six Levels of Sales Questioning Part Two

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Our sales training clients in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto believe that making more sales rests on the ability of their Salespeople to ask great questions.  In last week’s PROSALESGUY BLOG, we shared the first three levels of questioning – Discovery, Pain/Reward and Paraphrase Questions.  Let’s educate you on the last three – Significance, Realization […]

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Published on at 2:29 pm by Dave Warawa

JRfm Turns 30! by Gerry Siemens


Veteran Broadcaster Gerry Siemens looks back over the years while he was at the helm of JR Country, and before. He shares some great stories about going up against Jimmy Pattison, who was applying for the license at the time and what Harvey Gold said to Gerry’s group before the license had even been granted. So much history…
Also thanks to Ted over at Radio West for supplying us with an aircheck of the launch of JRfm….


Published on June 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm by Ben Katz

Van Morrison has today’s almost forgotten track


Almost everybody I know owns a copy of The Band’s The Last Waltz…

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MONDAY in Broadcast History .. June 27th

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JUNE 27th is the birthdate of Captain Kangaroo and Khloe Kardashian, and also gave birth to an ABC-TV soap called “Loving.”
Red Robinson held his first rock concert at the Kerrisdale Arena starring Bill Haley, Elvis began taping his first TV special, and Billy J. Kramer guested on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Hugh Grant was arrested for ‘lewd behaviour’ with an L.A. prostitute, and John Lennon was finally granted his Green Card.
Gale Storm and Don Grady and Canadian teen idol Terry Black breathed their last, as did the TV shows Miami Vice, The Flip Wilson Show (pictured), and the NBC Matinee Theatre.
Details of these and dozens more milestones for June 27th INSIDE.

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Published on at 8:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Harvey Oberfeld talks with Jim Goddard about Brexit


Harvey joins Jim Goddard of the Goddard Report on the Talk Digital Network

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Published on at 10:16 am by Voice Over

CTV Vancouver, C-FAX 1070 Win National Murrow Awards

courtesy BroadcasterMagazine.com  June 24, 2016 CTV News and Bell Media Radio are proud to be honoured with prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the U.S. arm of the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), including an historic win for Overall Excellence by CTV Vancouver – a first for a Canadian Large Market television station […]

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Published on June 25, 2016 at 12:06 pm by clockwatcher

C-FAX Talk Show Shakeup

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Pamela McCall moves from 10-noon to Jessop’s old 1-3 pm slot. TV anchor Joe Perkins continues in the 12-1 time period. And returning to host his old 9-noon schedule is Adam Stirling (pictured) who was Joe Easingwood’s original successor.


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Meanwhile back at Roundhouse with Stirling Faux and Red Robinson


Stirling Faux shows up on Roundhouse with old friend Red Robinson

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Published on at 10:36 am by Voice Over

CRTC commissioner departs after more than a year of legal battles


Before the cabinet order, Mr. Shoan was one of eight commissioners, including the chairman. Commissioners at the regulator take part in public hearings and vote on policies and applications

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Published on June 24, 2016 at 9:12 am by Voice Over

Russell James gone from Rogers Vancouver, plus…


Russell James is now history in Vancouver since being bounced from Rogers


Published on June 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm by Voice Over

Red Robinson Appointed to Order of British Columbia

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Red started working as a disc jockey at the age of 16 at CJOR Vancouver, and was was one of the first DJs to play Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly…


Published on at 9:10 am by boredop

The Benefits of CONSISTENCY in Radio Advertising by Ryan Ghidoni


“Great radio advertising requires consistent tone, voice, music, sound effects, characters, and most importantly…a consistent core message. Businesses that bounce around and switch these elements up will get information across but they will never develop an identity in the mind of the consumer.”

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Published on June 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

Roundhouse Radio seeks General Sales Manager


Our friends at Roundhouse Radio are on the search for a General Sales Manager

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Published on at 3:08 pm by Voice Over

Jennifer Thomson, Others ‘Restructured’ Out at Corus Vancouver

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It appears another Corus ‘Blood Bath’ now taking place right across Canada…


Published on at 2:15 pm by Ron Robinson

Talk Show Host Ian Jessop Out at C-FAX 1070

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The talk show host in the 1-3 pm slot M-F has in recent months had his show repeated daily from 6- 8 pm. So one would assume he had been held in somewhat high esteem.


Published on June 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm by boredop

Winnipeg’s Chris D Relaunches New Website!


The look and feel of ChrisD.ca has changed to make it even easier for audiences to get their news and entertainment fix.

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Published on June 20, 2016 at 10:30 am by Voice Over

Stroumbo Out, Ron McLean to Return to Old ‘Hockey Night’ Role

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George Stroumboulopoulos was originally hired to draw younger viewers, but his ouster may mark a return to the show’s old ways


Published on June 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm by boredop

Kevin Calabro hired by Portland Trail Blazers as New TV Voice

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Calabro, who lives in Seattle, has deep ties to the Northwest. He spent 21 years working in radio and television for the Seattle SuperSonics and notably turned down the chance to move to Oklahoma City when the team fled the Northwest in 2008.


Published on June 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm by boredop

Tragically Hip Final Concert LIVE on All CBC Platforms


August concert in Kingston, Ont., will be live on CBC-TV, Radio One, Radio 2, cbcmusic.ca and YouTube.

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Published on June 17, 2016 at 8:52 am by clockwatcher

These radio ad formats need to DIE – by Ryan Ghidoni


In this first AD SLAP we take a closer look at some tired old ad formats you need to avoid.

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Published on June 15, 2016 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – The Six Levels of Sales Questioning Part One


We’ve all experienced the frustration of waiting for an answer from a decision maker who seems disengaged after appearing so eager to do business with us. If this happens to you, then use The Six Levels of Sales Questioning to assist in developing a sense of sales intuition INSIDE

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Published on June 14, 2016 at 12:38 pm by Dave Warawa

Vancouver PPMs: February 29, 2016 – May 29, 2016 (Numeris)


QM/FM’s tumble leaves CBC Radio One with the only double-digit share. Good book 6+ for JR Country, LG 104.3, and CBC Radio Two.


Published on June 9, 2016 at 7:53 am by Voice Over

Is Talk Radio To Blame For The Rise of Trump?


While McConnell did not mention anyone by name, Limbaugh has repeatedly said Republicans should not be afraid to shut down the government. It’s also important to note that Limbaugh never endorses a candidate running for election in a primary despite being lobbied by many of them. (Pictured – Sean Hannity)


Published on June 8, 2016 at 11:20 am by Voice Over

Sonia Deol Out! Randene Neill NEW co-host? Global Morning News with Steve Darling


Global Morning News says good bye to Sonia Deol (pictured) who moves into News Hour reporting as well as the evening Weekend Anchor Desk


Published on June 2, 2016 at 10:35 am by Voice Over

Former Fire Chief Demands Mars Water Bomber be Used


We could become another Fort Mc, says former Ladysmith fire chief. Talk Digital Network’s Jim Goddard of the Goddard Report talks with the former chief


Published on May 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm by Voice Over

JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick


The Bush family political dynasty is about as wicked and corrupt a regime that you could imagine. Starting with Prescott Bush who made his fortune working with and helping Adolf Hitler and his Nazi demons come to power. To George H.W. Bush who told us to prepare for the ‘coming New World Order‘ he and his NeoCons were creating, to George W. Bush who invaded Iraq and plunged the U.S.A. into endless foreign wars. George W. Bush, who has remained defiantly silent all during these Obama years, never once uttering a word of rebuke or criticism for the Marxist disaster in the White House.


Published on May 13, 2016 at 11:50 am by Voice Over

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. June 26th

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IT WAS JUNE 26th … when Ted Rogers Sr. invented the alternating-current tube which facilitated plug-in batteryless radios. Until then, all radios had been battery operated…
When comedian Fred Allen ended his 17-year run as host of his own radio show. Allen was (unsuccessfully) attempting a transition to TV…
When Canadian folksinger/songwriter Joni Mitchell guested on ABC’s Mama Cass TV special from Los Angeles…
..and when CKNW ‘s Bill Hughes (pictured, right) qualified for the Guiness Book of World Records as he broadcast the 12,000th edition of “Roving Mike.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on June 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson