Elite TV news anchors are gone: hypnotic effect crumbling, by Jon Rappoport

There are many reasons why viewers are deserting mainstream news. This article is about one reason that has been overlooked. One vital reason…

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Published on June 27, 2017 at 10:45 am by Voice Over

Seattle’s KHTP (Hot 103.7) names Eric Powers PD: Adds Sir Mix-a-Lot as Morning Host

POWERS previously has been PD at crosstown stations KUBE and KBKS.

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Published on at 10:37 am by mikedup

Undercover Video: CNN Producer Says #TrumpRussia Hoax Is ‘Mostly Bull****’

Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide, is directing his company’s furthering of the Russia-related narrative, added Bonifield

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Published on at 10:21 am by Voice Over

Radio’s Weekly Audience is Large .. and Growing

US radio has remained largely immune to the disruption wrought by the internet on other traditional media types: recent estimates suggest that radio listening time has remained steady over the past 5 years, while AM/FM listeners themselves say they’re tuning in more.

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Published on at 9:52 am by Turn Table3

Why Positivity, by Paul Kaye

The best performers are positive. They have a fundamentally positive outlook on life. They laugh and smile more, they bitch and whine less and they are better at dealing with change

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Published on June 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm by Voice Over

Boz Scaggs has today’s almost forgotten track

It may just be my imagination, but I believe that, with a couple of exceptions, the majority of Boz Scaggs’ incredible stream of hits in the 80s seems to have fallen through the cracks…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 27th

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 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Three CNN Journalists Resign After Russia Story Snafu

Three experienced journalists involved with the story — Thomas Frank, who wrote the piece; the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lichtblau, who edited the piece; and Lex Haris, executive editor of CNN Investigatives — resigned from the network.

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Published on at 5:52 pm by Turn Table3

PROSALESGUY – Incentives for all Staff to Drive Sales

In Part One of our post, we shared many incentive-based techniques we’ve created for our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria.  Let’s give you some specific examples to get everyone motivated to drive sales. If you missed it, here is Part One of  Driving Sales with the Right Culture.  Click the link to learn […]

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Published on at 12:50 pm by Dave Warawa

BCAB Humanitarian Award Gastrointestinal Society

British Columbians will soon be invited to get Good Advice about their gut at Badgut.org, thanks to a generous airtime donation by the province’s broadcasters. The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) announced its members have chosen the GI (Gastrointestinal) Society and its associated registered charity, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, as this year’s Humanitarian Award recipient.

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Published on at 12:05 pm by Voice Over

Ty Jordan joins Winnipeg’s Power 97

He’s worked in various formats, Rock, Country and Top 40 and has made stops in Brooks, at country station Q105.7 and rock station Z99 in Red Deer, but he’s most passionate about rock!

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Published on at 10:11 am by Voice Over

The End of the Mansbridge Era

The National host is in the midst of a long goodbye, set to give his final broadcast on Canada Day.

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Published on June 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm by mikedup

Another successful radiothon by Marty Forbes

The Bear also welcomes newcomer Christopher Johnston (Aka Toby), who returns to Alberta from doing afternoons at Virgin Winnipeg. Born and raised in Red Deer, he is anxious to get back home

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Published on at 10:19 am by Voice Over

Host Quits After Being Told to Follow The Format

Bond is no stranger to controversy. According to Pennlive.com he was hired at WTPA about three years ago. He returned to PA in 2013, after a two-year prison sentence for a $4.3 million forged check scheme.

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Published on June 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm by News Beat

Megyn Kelly: did NBC hire her to destroy FOX?

NBC execs are either dumb as rocks, or it’s part of a plan to send FOX down the drain

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Published on at 12:10 pm by Voice Over

Fred Jacobs joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Jacobs Media went all-in on podcasting a few years ago and I met up with Fred Jacobs and Seth Resler at Podcast Movement 16 in Chicago

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Published on at 10:55 am by Voice Over

Legendary Local New York TV Reporter Gabe Pressman Dead at 92

To generations of mayors, governors and ordinary New Yorkers, he was Gabe: the short, rumpled, pushy guy from Channel 4 who seemed always on the scene, elbowing his way to the front and jabbing his microphone in the face of a witness or a big shot.

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Published on at 9:30 am by mikedup

Producer Satiar Shah Leaves TSN 1040 for Host Gig at Sportsnet 650??

Some in the know in the media think he’s getting a host spot. Some think he’s going for a similar type role he had at 1040.

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Published on June 22, 2017 at 9:12 pm by boredop

Roundhouse Radio’s CEO Don Shafer talks about Local versus National with Jim Goddard

Great interview with Don Shafer, founder and CEO of Roundhouse Radio…

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Published on at 3:51 pm by Voice Over

Retired from TV, John Daly Takes on a Weekly Radio Show

John’s new radio talk show, Back on the Beat, will air on Saturdays at 11 a.m. on CKNW AM980.

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Published on at 1:50 pm by Turn Table3

HBO, Host John Oliver Sued Over Segment/Skit on Coal Mining

HBO has been hauled into court over a June 18 broadcast of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which covered President Donald Trump’s generous treatment of the coal industry.

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Published on at 8:21 am by boredop

Apple Putting Big Bucks into TV Content Production

When something deemed dangerous and worrisome fails to materialize, people begin to make fun of it. It’s a natural defense mechanism that helps them pretend they’ve beaten “the big bad.”

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Published on June 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm by Ron Robinson

CTV Montreal Joins National Trend to Drop Local Sportscasts

Sportscasters Brian Wilde, Randy Tieman (pictured) and Sean Coleman are being laid off as the CTV outlet in Montreal drops the local sports segments.

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Published on June 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm by mikedup

Success is a choice, by Paul Kaye

Success is a word that gets thrown around a lot. People talk about being successful. The desire to be successful is easy to proclaim.

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Published on June 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm by Michael Easton

Michael Kuss to join Paul Brown Mornings on JACK FM Vancouver (Update!)

Its True, Michael Kuss will be joining Paul Brown on June 26th, as the new morning team of JACK FM 96.9

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Published on at 9:56 am by Michael Easton

Comedian/writer Bill Dana, a/k/a Jose Jimenez, Dies at 92

He became a ‘mascot’ for the Mercury astronauts, wrote jokes for Steve Allen and Don Adams and penned one of the funniest ‘All in the Family’ episodes.

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Published on at 9:11 am by Turn Table3

Voice Over Showcase by Ross Huguet

A message and update from one of our favourite Puget Sound Radio clients, voice over/actor, Ross Huguet

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Published on June 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm by Voice Over

Mistrial Declared in Cosby Sex Assault Trial

By Joseph Ax, Reuters    June 17 2017 . Getty Images  . Judge Steven O’Neill made the decision after six days in court. Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges ended without a verdict Saturday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision in a case that helped destroy the 79-year-old comedian’s image as “America’s […]

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Published on at 8:15 am by Ron Robinson

POLL: Canadians OPPOSE Media Bailout

Conservatives were the most opposed, with 64% against any federal involvement, followed by the Liberals with 55% opposed. Among the NDP, 51% support federal involvement, while 49% are against it

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Published on June 16, 2017 at 10:49 am by Voice Over

Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary etc Awarded Indigenous Radio Licenses

The CRTC has awarded radio licenses in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto to three Indigenous communications companies. The Vancouver station will operate at 106.3 MHz.

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Published on June 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm by mikedup

Research Director Inc. Offers PPM Analysis (& Demo Leaders) for Seattle

HUBBARD Top 40/M KQMV (MOVIN) continues to dominate all demo breakouts.

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Published on June 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm by Ron Robinson

US Cable News Wars: The Unprecedented Battle for Viewers in the Trump Era

In this endless cycle of breaking political headlines, television news is facing its biggest moment of opportunity since Fox News Channel and MSNBC came on the scene 21 years ago.

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Published on at 11:23 am by Ron Robinson

New co-host of Breakfast Television announced

Tara-Jean Stevens formerly one half of the Morning Glory show on Jack has been announced as new Co host of City TV’s Breakfast Television. She starts at her new position Monday June 19

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Published on at 10:20 am by Brian Cook

This Year’s WAB Gold Medal Awards 2017

The Awards Gala was hosted by Gord Gillies and celebrated the best and brightest in Prairie broadcasting.  Joining in the celebration was the talented Nuela Charles (pictured), an alternative/soul artist from Edmonton, Alberta.

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Published on at 9:40 am by Michael Easton

WAB Announces Next Years KeyNote Speaker Mark Ritson…

Mark Ritson is the adjunct professor at Melbourne Business School and everyone’s favourite contrarian.  He thinks the value of social media is grossly overstated

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Published on June 13, 2017 at 9:31 am by Voice Over

Updates to some radio news

Newish morning show at Z, updates to The Peak and X92.9, Virgin leaving? Major shakeup at TSN radio with Sportsnet Radio coming?

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Published on June 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm by Brian Cook

Global News Morning’s Scott Fee to Join Linda Olsen On Calgary’s #1 Global News Hour At 6

Scott Fee moves from mo;rning news in Calgary to the # 1 Global News Hour at six pm…

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Published on at 2:59 pm by Voice Over

Documentary chronicles Vancouver’s radio days

Intrepid reporter George Garrett (pictured) reports from outside Empire Stadium. Garrett’s 43 years on the air are featured in the George Orr documentary Talk!

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Published on June 3, 2017 at 2:14 pm by Voice Over

The Peak Welcomes Tyler and Lynch to mornings in Vancouver

Tyler and Lynch will host the morning show on 102.7 THE PEAK followed by a brand new line up featuring Jason Manning in the midday, James Sutton and Casey-Jo in the afternoon drive and Clinton Herman bringing it home on the evening show

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Published on June 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm by Brian Cook

Global Edmonton News Anchor Gord Steinke receives award from Governor General

Dozens of Albertans received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on Monday, including Global Edmonton’s Gord Steinke, from the Governor General of Canada.

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Published on June 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm by Voice Over

Western Association of Broadcasters Registration Is Still Open!

The Countdown is on…
2 Weeks Until WAB Conference

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Published on May 29, 2017 at 11:48 pm by Michael Easton

Broadcasting legend Fiona Forbes looks forward and back

The Vancouver broadcaster was once a student well on her way to a career in law when her father encouraged her to volunteer at a local community TV station (then Rogers, now Shaw) as a way to overcome her fear of public speaking

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Published on at 11:04 am by Michael Easton

A Blood bath at Jack FM Vancouver

Jack FM Vancouver has cleared the slate of on air personalities… They’re all gone…

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Published on May 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm by Michael Easton

Newcap receives CRTC approval to sell CISL in Vancouver

Newfoundland Capital Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX: NCC.A NCC.B) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newcap Inc., has received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) to sell CISL, its AM station in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Published on May 27, 2017 at 11:39 am by Michael Easton

Regina Spring Radio Ratings….

Z99 is in the lead, followed by Big Dog, with the Wolf in pursuit…

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Published on May 26, 2017 at 11:15 am by Michael Easton

Red Deer Spring Radio Ratings…

Real Country, Zed followed by Big 105…

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Published on at 11:10 am by Michael Easton

Lethbridge Spring Radio Ratings

Today’s Country in Lethbridge rules the roost

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Published on at 11:08 am by Michael Easton

Prince George Spring Radio Ratings

101.3 The River leaps into #1 spot (12+), while Radio One tumbles to 3rd.

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Published on at 11:06 am by Ron Robinson

Kamloops Radio Spring Ratings

CBC Radio One is #1, B100 comes in second, while 98.3 CIFM is third in the Spring 12+ book.

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Published on at 11:05 am by Ron Robinson

Chris Cornell – A Tribute

On May 18th I woke up to very sad news. At first I didn’t believe it, I read the headline and was in disbelief. I probably stared at it for 10 minutes, saying over and over this isn’t real, its another twitter death hoax. Then I read the article and knew it was real. The headline said “Chris Cornell dead at 52. Suicide is suspected.” I knew that just 12 hours before I read that article they were on stage in Detroit, at the fabulous Fox Theatre. Which is why the video I posted was Soundgarden playing my favorite song by them, My Wave, for the last time.

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Published on May 19, 2017 at 10:01 am by Brian Cook

Coleen Christie lands a new gig

Coleen Christie will be starting at…

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Published on April 12, 2017 at 11:05 am by Brian Cook

Jerry Howarth, Voice of the Blue Jays, Returns After Health Scare

Venerable broadcaster, who’s called Toronto games for half of his life, has made lifestyle changes after cancer surgery and a bout of laryngitis.

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Published on June 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm by boredop