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Michel Polnareff has today’s almost forgotten track

Pretty sure it’s safe to say that France did not, ever, create any major stars that broke through in the Americas, other than Quebec, in the rock era, but I’ve always felt that Michel Polnareff, and this song, could have been a breakthrough…

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Published on October 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 19th

The birthday of Jim Reeves, the Kingston Trio’s Dave Guard, actors Robert Reed and John Lithgow, Canada’s Tommy Ambrose, Nashville’s Charlie Chase, and TV builder extraordinaire Ty Pennington.
Arthur Godfrey fired singer Julius LaRosa (both pictured) live on CBS Radio; ‘Big Town’ starring Edward G. Robinson debuted on CBS radio; Henry Ford made his first speech on early radio; Florence Henderson joined NBC’s Today Show, and CKEK signed on 570 kc. to give Cranbrook BC its own radio service.
Obits Oct. 19th include Phillips H. Lord who created radio hits ‘Gangbusters’ and ‘Mr. District Attorney’; plus Tom Bosley, Martha Raye, Phyllis Kirk, and Noel Harrison.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Ricky Gervais Preps Eclectic SiriusXM Radio Show

“Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius” will feature conversations about music, science, art,& ethics.

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Published on at 4:32 pm by mikedup

PROSALESGUY – Sales Success With A Balanced Account Base

While many Salespeople are eager to land big accounts with high annual investments, we have all had the experience of seeing some of these clients cancel, leaving massive amounts of attrition in their wake. Here’s how smart Salespeople structure their account base to ensure they’re in the best position at all times.

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Published on at 9:52 am by Dave Warawa

Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Dead at 53

Downie had an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which he discovered after a seizure in December 2015.


Published on at 7:17 am by Ron Robinson

Dave Clark Five have today’s almost forgotten track

At least 80% of The Dave Clark Five’s hits were rockers, but their ballads deserve to be remembered too…


Published on October 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 18th

Happy Birthday to sportscaster Keith Jackson, musician Wynton Marsalis, actors Joe Morton, Zac Efron, Pam Dawber, Erin Moran, and former broadcaster & BC Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo (pictured).
‘Perry Mason’ debuted on CBS radio daytime, the sitcom ‘Roseanne’ premiered on ABC-TV, the Jackson 5 made their TV debut on ABC-TV’s ‘Hollywood Palace,’ Lloyd Robertson joined Harvey Kirck on CTV National News, and Pamela Martin joined Bill Good Jr. on the anchor desk at CTV Vancouver,
Deaths this date include inventor Thomas Alva Edison, actresses Julie London and Gwen Verdon, NBC newswoman Nancy Dickerson, and singer Dee Dee Warwick.
ALL the milestones for Oct. 18th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Roundhouse Radio Wants To Invite You To Their Birthday Party

It’s a casual affair, no need to RSVP, just pop by the station for a bite to eat, enjoy a drink with Staff, have a listen and meet our newest Roundhouse Radio on air Hosts

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Published on at 12:52 pm by Voice Over

Aboriginal Multi Media Society Bursary/Internship Award: CFWE Radio

This Bursary is intended to assist students in the 2nd or subsequent years of a degree/certificate program in a multi-media discipline

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Published on at 12:25 pm by Voice Over

KING5 Anchor Shares Personal Tale of Sexual Harassment

“He made her do things in exchange for candy he kept high on a shelf that she was too little to reach.”

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Published on at 10:03 am by mikedup

Matt’s podcast this week features Sheri Lynch from the Bob and Sheri Show

Sheri will share the reasons why you might want to start downa similar road; or at the very least understand just what digital properties you own, and which one belong to your employer

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Published on at 9:12 am by Voice Over

Netflix to Spend US$8 Billion to Make its Library 50% Original by 2018

With Disney and other high-profile names increasingly moving content into closed garden ecosystems, Netflix’s future lies in making sure it controls its own destiny.

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Published on October 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm by boredop

Actor Who Played Jim Lahey on ‘Trailer Park Boys’ Dead at 71

John Dunsworth acted in numerous CBC radio dramas and had many starring roles in stage productions at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax.


Published on at 9:49 pm by Turn Table3

Vancouver’s KiSS RADiO Becomes First Ever Fully Interactive Music Radio Station

The radio station is now allowing listeners to select the music played, all day, every day, through the KiSS RADiO app and website.


Published on at 2:07 pm by mikedup

Rafe Mair Funeral Announcement

A funeral service  for the late Rafe Mair will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

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Published on at 9:15 am by boredop

Chicago has today’s almost forgotten track

as their career developed Chicago became one of the great middle of the road pop groups of all time, but when they began they were a rock band with a social conscience, as this performance from the early days demonstrates…

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Published on October 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says

“Unless the industry is set to make peace with a long and inevitable decline, radio needs to invest in strong and compelling digital services,” the report concludes


Published on at 10:47 am by Voice Over

Remembering Rafe Mair on the Commentary…

The late Rafe Mair, broadcaster, writer, environmentalist and former BC cabinet minister, is remembered by his friend and former producer Shiral Tobin, and former CKNW reporter George Garrett, with clips from interviews Mair did with host Joseph Planta

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Published on October 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm by Voice Over

George Clooney Accused of Helping Blacklist Actress Who Complained of Sexual Harassment

George Clooney has been accused of helping “blacklist” an actress after she complained of sexual and racial harassment


Published on October 13, 2017 at 6:47 pm by Voice Over

CHEK: A Model for Independent Media

“We got a lot of support from the community — we got a ton of support from our viewers, who wrote letters and made it clear to Canwest that they were interested in the station staying on.”


Published on at 2:09 pm by boredop

Voice Tracking: Bad for Radio?

Voice-tracking has a bad reputation, and I can understand why.

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Published on at 12:23 pm by Ron Robinson

The DAZN Dzaster on the ‘Sound Off Podcast’ with Matt Cundill

When the NFL announced they had a partnership with a British company to carry what was NFL Sunday Ticket via streaming, major alarm bells sounded in my head

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Published on October 12, 2017 at 12:11 pm by Voice Over

San Francisco’s Brenda Barnes New CEO at Classical KING FM

KING FM now has more than 15,000 members and last year garnered $4.4 million in revenue, up from $2.1 million in 2010, according to the station.

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Published on at 10:49 am by Turn Table3

CRTC Approves OKanagan Oldies 103.9

Congratulations Nick Frost and Castanet on the purchase of Juice 103.9

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Published on at 2:25 am by Voice Over

Weinstein Sex Scandal: ‘I Was Threatened With a Lawsuit’ : Ronan Farrow

Farrow’s New Yorker piece includes harrowing descriptions of Harvey Weinstein’s behavior from women including Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino. Weinstein was fired by the board of the Weinstein Company on Sunday, in the wake of allegations revealed in the New York Times that he had been harassing women for many years


Published on October 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm by Voice Over

Disney, Weinstein Company Could Face Harassment Lawsuits as Scandal Widens

Throughout these three decades, according to those who have just come forward, Harvey allegedly harassed, groped, and even raped numerous young women, many of them employed by his company in various capacities, including as actresses. Other alleged victims claim he used the promise/threat of employment to lure them into compromising situations.

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Published on at 4:30 pm by Radio Man

Netflix Defends Itself to Critics of $500M Canadian Deal

Many critics had called for a so-called “Netflix tax” to charge the company a special levy when it offers its services in Canada, because Canadian alternatives may suffer as a result. But the details the company trumpeted Tuesday make clear that there was no taxation deal made as part of its Canadian plans.

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Published on October 10, 2017 at 10:24 am by mikedup

A Salute to BC Broadcasting Legend Rafe Mair…

Remembering Rafe with clips from his interviews on The Goddard Report

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Published on October 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm by Voice Over

Your title doesn’t make you a coach by Paul Kaye

The label coach is thrown around a lot in business. Managers seem quick to describe themselves as a coach just because they are responsible for overseeing a team

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Published on at 9:26 pm by Voice Over

Bill O’Reilly’s Accuser Arrested for False Allegation of Crime

It’s been revealed that Perquita Burgess, the woman who accused former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment earlier this year (she claims that he called her “hot chocolate” and made “grunting noises” in her direction), was arrested in 2015 in Detroit for telling police her boyfriend hit her with a nonexistent gun


Published on at 9:15 pm by Radio Man

Vancouver Talk Show Giant Rafe Mair Dead at 85

“I am a prickly, hard-to-get-along-with bugger with an excess of pride and, I suppose, ego,” he acknowledged in his memoir.


Published on at 9:44 am by boredop

Why This Auto Dealer Dominates Radio

We use radio the majority of the time in morning and afternoon drive. We try to stay on the radio Tuesday through Friday, with some exposure on Saturday. We believe in the model of using DJ endorsements because they involve the customer in the spot, as opposed to a spot that is just price payment

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Published on at 8:55 am by Voice Over

Mitch Levy Announces his Departure from KJR After 23 Years

The announcement comes less than two months after Levy was reportedly caught in a prostitution sting in Bellevue.

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Published on October 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm by boredop

Battling Radio’s 35% Churn Rate in Advertisers

The single most important thing that radio can do is to focus on creating engaging commercials. That is where the money is. Everything else pales in comparison to how engaging the radio commercial is.


Published on at 11:05 am by mikedup

Canadian TV Networks Bring Stars to Fans, Hoping to Boost Sagging Ratings

CBC has sent stars from two of its series — “Murdoch Mysteries” and “Kim’s Convenience” — to various Canadian cities in an attempt to strengthen connections with their viewers.

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Published on October 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm by Turn Table3

The World’s Highest-Paid Radio Hosts 2017

The controversial Howard Stern leads the pack once again with a $90 million haul, earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before taxes and management fees. Rush Limbaugh is second, and Ryan Seacrest is third.

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Published on October 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm by Ron Robinson

Make Radio Websites Great (Again)

Part of the problem is that talent has gravitated to social media, preferring the instant, real-time feedback they get on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  And sales departments have traditionally struggled to monetize station sites.

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Published on at 1:16 pm by Turn Table3

Okanagan Oldies 103.9 FM is launching this fall

Okanagan Oldies 103.9 FM is launching this fall in Kelowna, BC.  They’re currently seeking a Radio Sales Representative to join the team that will bring a fresh new sound to the city’s airwaves

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Published on October 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm by Voice Over

A Double Win for Russell James!

Talk about timing… first getting hitched up, then securing a full time job in one of British Columbia’s wonderlands, the Okanagan Valley…

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Published on at 1:35 pm by Michael Easton

Donna Halper joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Donna Halper is an associate professor of media at Lesley University. She is also in the process of leading an incredible life in radio as a music director, later as a consultant, and now as a professor of media

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Published on at 9:06 am by Voice Over

Seattle Radio PPM’s Analyzed by The Research Director Inc.

The 25-54 game continued to be hotly contested. KQMV (Movin’ 92.5) won again but was also down for the fourth book in a row.

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Published on October 3, 2017 at 9:16 am by boredop

Tom Petty Dead at 66 After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

The “Free Fallin’” singer was taken to UCLA Medical Center early Monday morning but could not be revived, Tony Dimitriades, the band manager said in a statement.


Published on October 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm by mikedup

Evaluating your Morning Show, by Paul Kaye

When I took on my first PD role, I thought I had all the answers. In fact I made it known to anyone who would listen that I had all the answers.

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Published on at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Son of former CTV anchor Hudson Mack wounded in Las Vegas attack

Sheldon Mack (pictured), son of former CTV Vancouver Island anchor and news director Hudson Mack, was wounded when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets at the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night


Published on at 2:48 pm by Michael Easton

Matty B takes over mid-days at KiSS Vancouver

Matty B crosses the street for a new gig…

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Published on at 12:23 pm by Brian Cook

Winnipeg’s Monty Hall, Original ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ Host, Dies at 96

Monty Hall, renowned for his charity work, co-created the game show and appeared on more than 4,700 episodes, spanning five decades.

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Published on September 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm by Turn Table3

B.C. Knowledge Network president raises concerns over Netflix deal

Rudy Buttignol said the recent policy announcement allows Netflix to continue operations in Canada entirely tax free and outside regulations set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC

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Published on at 8:52 am by Voice Over

The Sound Off Media Company looking for Program Director

If you are adept in radio – on the air, in production, writing, promotion, marketing, music scheduling, and talent coaching, then we want to hear from you!

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Published on September 29, 2017 at 12:25 pm by Voice Over

Matt Cundill welcomes Sonic’s Lauren Hunter on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Lauren Hunter from Sonic 102.9 in Edmonton is in the hot seat this week. Apart from a brief stint in Kelowna, she has been in Edmonton her whole life and knows the city well

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Published on September 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm by Voice Over

How Britain’s Pirate Radio Ships Spurred the Rock Revolution

In 1964, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones.


Published on at 9:00 am by Turn Table3