My Pillow Guy, Mike Lindell’s Incredible Testimony about his 40 year addiction to drugs…

My Pillow guy Mike Lindell visits Mark Levin and talks about his 40 year addiction to drugs and how he got out of it. An incredible story!

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Published on April 20, 2019 at 9:20 pm by Michael Easton

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Sam Cooke

Chain Gang Known as the King of Soul. Sam was shot & killed in 1964 at the age of 33. Chain Gang hit the airwaves in 1960. 1960 Sam Cooke … Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold […]

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EASTER SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. April 21st

IT WAS APRIL 21st .. when the quiz show with a top prize of $64, ‘Take it or Leave it” made its debut on CBS radio …
When ten-year old Leonard Ross became TV’s youngest big money prize winner with $100,000 won on NBC-TV’s“The Big Surprise”…
When Canada lost the original voice of hockey as Foster Hewitt died …
When the Beach Boys (pictured) appeared on ABC-TV’s pop music showcase “Shindig!” performing “Help Me Rhonda” and “Do You Wanna Dance”..
and when the final episode of “WKRP in Cincinnati” aired on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry kept everyone rockin’ and dancing in 1957 with School Days!

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Published on April 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. April 20th

IT WAS APRIL 20th … when Radio Specialties Ltd opened the predecessor to Vancouver’s C-FUN & CKMO using 40 watts of power on 450 meters (666 khz). The studios of CFCQ were at 791 Dunsmuir….
When “Your Hit Parade” debuted on NBC Radio as a one-hour Saturday night program, featuring 15 of the week’s top songs…
When “The Big Show” with hostess Talullah Bankhead (pictured) completed its two year run on NBC Radio…
and when the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting.
ALL the broadcast milestones for the date INSIDE.

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CRTC orders Quebecor to maintain TVA Sports signal to Bell subscribers

The CRTC held a hearing Wednesday to hear Quebecor’s justifications for scrambling the signal of TVA Sports to Bell subscribers on the first night of National Hockey League playoffs before a Quebec judge forced it to restore the signal last Friday.

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Author Ian Howarth – Montreal’s Rocking Radio Days

Ian Howarth taught in Montreal for many years, and one of his passions was radio. He knew one day he would want to write a book about all those wonderful moments and sounds that emanated from great radio stations like 1490 CFOX, 980 CKGM, and later CHOM 97.7 once AOR became a thing in the early 70’s

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National Enquirer Sold to US Magazine Distributor (US $100 Mill.)

AMI said it had reached an agreement in principle to sell the title’s US and UK editions, along with the Globe and National Examiner.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bill Haley and the Comets

Bill Haley and the Comets were formed in 1952. From 1954 to 1956 they placed 9 singles in the Top 20 including this one in 1954. Originally Haley was a country performer. He changed musical direction that became known as rock and roll.

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Published on April 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

GOOD FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. April 19th

IT WAS APRIL 19th … when the Chicago Barn Dance first aired on WLS. In a few short years it became the National Barn Dance on NBC radio…
When the ABC Television Network began operations, only in Philadelphia and Washington at first…
When New York AM station WINS became the world’s first all-news radio outlet…
and when our TV screens were filled with images of destruction from Oklahoma City, after a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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The Shakeup at 98.9 KNUC The Bull Continues

Morning host Tim Leary has rejected his suggested move to afternoons and will instead exit the station to pursue other opportunities.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis, formed this popular band. This Diamond Ring hit the harts in 1965.
1965

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Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. April 18th

IT WAS APRIL 18th … when future late night TV host Johnny Carson played a bored New Jersey husband with a gift for picking horse-racing winners, in a Playhouse 90 production on CBS-TV…
When the reality TV show “Real People” debuted, featuring John Barbour, Sarah Purcell, Byron Allen, Skip Stephenson, and Bill Rafferty…
When the TV movie “Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys” aired on ABC…
and when Arsenio Hall (pictured)l announced (for the first time) he would end his five-year-old late-night TV talk show the following month…
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Seattle Radio PPM’s: Research Director Inc. Breaks out the Demos

Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) dominates the demographic breakouts.

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Netflix adds 9.6 million subscribers in first quarter as competition heats up

The first-quarter surge left Netflix with nearly 149 million subscribers worldwide through March.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Neil Diamond

Neil a good composer, entertainer and singer with such a hit as Cracklin’ Rose from 1970

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Published on April 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 17th

IT WAS APRIL 17th .. when San Francisco radio station KPO (now KNBR) took to the airwaves with 50 watts of power…
When writer/producer Wyllis Cooper brought Lights Out to NBC radio for what would be acclaimed as the medium’s ultimate horror show…
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show featured Petula Clark singing “Sign of the Times’, and The Animals performing “Don’t Bring Me Down”…
and when comedian Joey Bishop (pictured) got the opportunity to try to unseat the king of late night, Johnny Carson, courtesy of ABC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Cumulus Sells KLOS Los Angeles for $43 million

“The sale of KLOS to MERUELO MEDIA at an attractive multiple allows us to generate substantial cash, which can be used to further pay down debt and invest in high-potential business opportunities.”

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Published on at 3:42 pm by Turn Table3

KUOW FM (NPR) Continues Atop Seattle Radio PPM’s

News/Talk KUOW edges Movin’ 92.5 for top spot, with KSWD The Sound consolidating its hold on 3rd place.

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Georgia Engel, who played Georgette on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ has Died, aged 70

The cause of death was undetermined, because Ms. Engel, a Christian Scientist, did not consult doctors.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Rooftop Singers

The singers were a progressive folk singing trio from the 1960’s. Best known for Walk Right In from 1963. Only active from 1962 to 1967. Group disbanded in 1967.

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Published on April 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 16th

IT WAS APRIL 16th … in the early years of radio when Vancouver’s CNRV became CRCV 1100 as the Canadian Radio Commission took over operations from the CNR…
When the soon-to-be highly popular “Fibber McGee & Molly” radio program debuted on the N-B-C Blue Network from Chicago…
When Polly Bergen (pictured) starred in “The Helen Morgan Story” on CBS TV’s live drama showcase Playhouse 90…
and when Walter Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchor of “The CBS Evening News.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere watched by Record 2.9 million Canadians

Sunday was also the biggest night for Crave’s digital platforms ever. The number of Crave sign-ups also spiked 1000 percent in the week leading up to the show’s debut.

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Radio host Delilah shares her private grief with listeners

Any given day, 55,000 people try to call in to vent, ask advice or dedicate a song to someone they love; her shows are a dialogue between Delilah and the 80 to 100 who actually get through. After listening to callers pour out their problems, Delilah finds a song that matches their situation.

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Hubbard/Seattle Names Fitz KNUC (The Bull) Morning Host

“The Country audience in SEATTLE has been without their favorite morning show host for too long. I believe the dynamic duo of FITZ, backed by SCOTT MAHALICK, will change the face of radio in SEATTLE.”

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Published on at 1:17 pm by mikedup

Vernon’s Sun-FM Gearing Up for Radiothon for VJH Maternity Ward

The 16th annual Sun FM Have a Heart Radiothon runs Thursday, April 25, with on-air personalities Jerhett Schafer and Betty Selin broadcasting live from the main entrance of the Village Green Centre from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Published on at 11:40 am by Turn Table3

Radio station rakes in revenue from ads it never aired

Numerous federal government departments and agencies revealed to Radio-Canada they have paid Rafale FM for advertising over the past four years. Walmart and Ford also purchased air time.

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Published on at 9:00 am by Ron Robinson

South Surrey’s Jim Hughson is the Canadian Voice of the NHL Postseason

“There are years where I’m out doing the playoffs and I haven’t got home for 35 days,” the 62-year-old Hughson told Black Press Media’s Indulge magazine, during a rare day off between broadcasts.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jay and the Americans

Popular in the 60’s the band were a rock group of six members. They were “discovered” at a university in New York in the 50’s. A number of hits in the top 10 were reached including this one from 1965. An active group from 1960 to 1973, and again from 2006 to the present

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Published on April 14, 2019 at 9:04 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. April 15th

IT WAS APRIL 15th .. when the world’s first all colour TV station was dedicated. Chicago’s WNBQ-TV has since evolved into WMAQ-TV…
When CFRO FM 102.7 Vancouver Co-Op Radio signed on, after three months of trials…
When “In Living Color,” FOX-TV’s sketch comedy show starring its creators Keenan Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans,and introducing Canadian Jim Carrey (pictured), began its four year run…
and when Bill Rancic beat out Kwame Jackson to win the first season of NBC’s “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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RIP Seattle Morning Man Frosty Fowler, 96

Fowler hosted a morning show in the 1960s on the old KING-1090 AM from a booth on the observation deck of the Space Needle, from which he could watch, and comment on, such sights as rush-hour traffic, and ships entering and leaving the port.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jerry Keller

A pop singer and songwriter. He is best know for this hit single from 1959. He ultimately became number-one-call vocalist for television jingles in the 70’s & 80’s. Jerry born June 1937

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Published on April 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. April 14th

IT WAS APRIL 14th .. when Robert Ripley hosted his first ‘Believe It or Not Broadcast’ on NBC, the beginning of an 18 year radio run…
When WGN radio carried the first play-by-play broadcast of a regular season Chicago Cub baseball game…
When Chilliwack’s CHWK moved up the dial from 1340 to 1230 KHz, enroute to its longtime home at 1270…
When piano virtuoso Van Cliburn appeared on US national TV for the first time, as Jack Paar’s guest on NBC-TV’s ‘Tonight Show’…
and when CBS-TV aired the Johnny Cash special ‘Spring Fever’ in prime time, with guests Waylon Jennings, June Carter Cash, and Rosanne Cash.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Judge orders Quebecor to reconnect TVA Sports signal for Bell TV subscribers

Bell lawyer Francis Rouleau said that Quebecor planned well in advance to cut the signal on Wednesday as the National Hockey League playoffs began.

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Dave “Bookie” Bookman is in hospital

“Bookie” (Dave Bookman) of indie 88 is now in hospital after not showing up for his midday shift on Friday. He was found in his home and rushed to the hospital

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Radio & Music man Bobby Gale killed in car crash

The radio and music industry lost a good one last night. Bobby Gale, the legend, a friend of thousands and a personal friend for 45 years was killed last night on the highway back from a concert in Montreal. He was devoted to music right to the end

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Published on at 2:04 pm by Voice Over

Inside Fox News, The TV Show

Built from journalist Gabriel Sherman’s 2014 book The Loudest Voice in the Room, the series will begin in the mid-1990s, when Roger Ailes hatched his plan for a conservative competitor to CNN and MSNBC.

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‘Trivago Guy’ Tim Williams arrested for DUI in Texas

The 52-year-old Houston native failed a field sobriety test and submitted to a blood draw to test for booze.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Glenn Miller

During WWII, Glenn Miller Orchestra entertained the troops with numbers like Chattanooga Choo Choo from 1941.

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Published on April 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. April 13th

IT WAS APRIL 13th .. when the weekly radio crime drama ‘Bulldog Drummond’ began its 8-year run on the Mutual Broadcast System…
When the CRTC’s first public hearings on Cable Television were held…
When “The Grand Ole Opry,” a Saturday night radio staple from Nashville that holds the longevity record for any live broadcast, came to cable TV (Nashville Network) …
and when the cast of “The Andy Griffith Show” reunited for the NBC-TV film “Return To Mayberry.” It attracted the largest audience of any TV-movie that year.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Disney+ Streaming Service Will be Coming to Canada

Disney held a major Investor Day webcast on April 11th to detail Disney+ which is coming to the United States first on November 12th, with a North American launch set for the first quarter of 2020. 

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Keynote Speaker Hayley Wickenheiser Joining Us at WAB 2019!

We are excited to extend a one-time special rate to NEW attendees to experience the WAB Conference in 2019

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Frankie Laine

Laine did not sing High Noon in 1952 for the movie of the same name, it was by Tex Ritter, though Laine’s became the biggest hit

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Published on April 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. April 12th

IT WAS APRIL 12th when Canadian broadcaster J. Frank Willis began his legendary 69 hour marathon coverage from a mine surface in Nova Scotia (pictured), after an explosion trapped three miners down below …
When ‘The Life of Riley’ family comedy was heard for the first time on the CBS radio network, as a Saturday morning half-hour…
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show featured Brook Benton singing his first hit, “It’s Just A Matter Of Time”…
and when the first episode of “21 Jump Street” starring a young Johnny Depp, aired on the Fox Network.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Sinclair Signs Lara Logan to Report on the Border

“Lara is a resilient force who represents the best of our industry, and we are beyond thrilled to have her join our award-winning news team.”

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CMW 2019 Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award Has Been Announced!

Brad Carp, is the chosen recipient. Brad is an amazing talent, who on his watch has became an important part of the fabric of Fort Mac, Alberta

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The McGuire Sisters

The trio performed from 1952 to 1968. McGuire Sisters hit big with Sugartime in 1958.

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Published on April 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. April 11th

IT WAS APRIL 11th .. when the first live sports event on radio, a boxing match, was heard blow-by-blow over Pittsburgh’s pioneer station KDKA…
When hockey play-by-play legend Danny Gallivan (pictured) was born in Montreal…
When Lesley Gore and Paul Anka headlined the final broadcast of NBC-TV’s pop music showcase, ‘Hullabaloo!’…
and when the Tommy Hunter Show, after a nearly 27 year run, was seen for the last time on CBC TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – The Sense of Urgency Closing Technique – Done The Right Way!

Sales closing techniques are always a contentious issue with our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.  Some Salespeople feel that they are a necessary part of the sales process

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Alyssa Page from 107.7 The End joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Alyssa Page grew up in Connecticut, found her way on to the radio by doing everything. Then worked her ass off to get to Atlanta and then a dream position on the legendary 107.7 The End in Seattle. This podcast marks the third member of the radio station to appear on the podcast, and with good reason.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bobby Vinton

Bobby Served in the United States Army. His most famous song was Blue Velvet 1963. Bobby was active from 1959 to 2015.

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Published on April 9, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 10th

IT WAS APRIL 10th .. when Art Baker hosted ‘People Are Funny’ in its debut on NBC radio …
When 16-year-old Ricky Nelson sang for the first time on his family’s radio show ‘The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet’ ..
When legendary Toronto newsman Dick Smythe ended an 18-year run at CHUM-FM and walked across the street to CFTR-FM…
and when Charles Kuralt (pictured) hosted his last broadcast of CBS-TV’s ‘Sunday Morning.’
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Sara Gilbert Leaving ‘The Talk’ After Co-Creating The Show 9 Years Ago

The “Roseanne” actress, who co-created and has been a host on the series since it started in 2010, announced the news on Tuesday’s show.

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The Former KPLU (NPR) Looks for a New News Director

After 22 Years it’s back to reporting for KNKX news director Erin Hennessey.

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Labor Lawyer Marie Kelly Replacing Top Canadian Actors Union Negotiator

Stephen Waddell, who is retiring, drove a hard bargain for local actors in labor talks with major Hollywood producers shooting in Canada.

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How Turner Classic Movies Built a Marquee Brand by Catering to Film Fans

TCM has spent 25 years building up a community of film fanatics who love the channel itself, not just the movies it screens.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Kenny Rogers

Singer, songwriter, actor, record producer. He has charted more than 120 singles across various music genres. The Gambler is from 1978

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Published on April 8, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 9th

IT WAS APRIL 9th … when Bob Hope made his network TV debut, hosting the 90-minute “Star-Spangled Review” on NBC…
When the Ed Sullivan Show’s eclectic playbill on CBS-TV included Zippy the Chimp rollerskating and riding a bike, a comedy routine by vaudeville veterans Smith & Dale, ventriloquist Ricky Layne & Velvel, singers Julie Wilson, Oscar Brown Jr. and Jan Peerce…
When The Rolling Stones made their first live TV appearance on ITV’s Friday night music showcase “Ready Steady Go!”…
and when CBS radio & MSNBC shock jock Don Imus was suspended (and later fired) after he jokingly referred to members of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos”.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Smallville TV Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty In Bizarre Case Of Secretive Sex Cult

Allison Mack Admits to Keeping a ‘Slave,’ Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Charges in NXIVM Case

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Investigative broadcast journalist Lara Logan speaks out on Life, Liberty & Levin!

What an incredible life this woman has had, something to be greatly admired. The interview ran last night on the Mark Levin show on Fox.

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Felicity Huffman to Plead Guilty in College Cheating Scandal

“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions.”

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What do these Broadcasters Have in Common?

Lots and lots of people in the industry have passed through these doors…

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Published on April 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm by Michael Easton

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Hilltoppers

The group was only active for five years: 1952 – 1957. Three students made up the Hilltoppers. A number of their recordings reached the Top 10, including this one from 1953

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. April 8th

IT WAS APRIL 8th … when the original radio voice of ‘The Lone Ranger,’ Ontario-born Earl Graser, was killed in an auto accident at age 32 …
When country singer Jimmy Dean began a morning show on CBS in what would be a futile effort to defeat NBC’s Today Show …
When UK singer Petula Clark starred in her own NBC-TV prime time special, with guest Harry Belafonte (pictured) …
and when the last original episode of ‘All in the Family’ aired on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bert Kaempfert Orchestra

German orchestra leader, music producer, arranger and songwriter. This instrumental was a big hit in 1960. Bert passed on at age 56 June 1980

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Published on April 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. April 7th

IT WAS APRIL 7th … when the first national rock and roll series, Alan Freed’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’, made its debut on the CBS Radio network…
When San Francisco deejay Tom Donahue (pictured) turned KMPX-FM into what is considered to be America’s first alternative “free-form” radio station, playing non-commercial music by album-oriented bands…
When Rickie Lee Jones was the musical guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, performing her soon-to-be smash hit “Chuck E’s In Love”…
and when the 100th episode of “Married With Children” aired on Fox TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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A Tory MP resigns then blows the lid on the myth of BBC impartiality

On 1 April, MP Nick Boles quit the Conservative Party. He claimed this was “because my party refuses to compromise”

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Bob Cole Hangs Up Mic After Saturday’s HNIC

The iconic voice millions of viewers in this country associate with hockey will hang up his microphone after calling Saturday’s regular-season finale between the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Creedence Clearwater Revival

Lead vocalist was John Fogerty, and others in the group included his brother Tom, plus Tom Cook and Doug Clifford.

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Published on April 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. April 6th

IT WAS APRIL 6th .. when the comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ came to life for the first time on NBC radio …
When ‘This is Your FBI’ debuted as a weekly 30-minute drama on ABC radio ..
When Swanson & sons introduced their frozen ‘TV Dinner’…
When Bob Hope (pictured) hosted the 31st Annual Academy Awards that named ‘Gigi’ best picture…
and when singers Peggy Lee & Tony Bennett, and comics Rodney Dangerfield & Joan Rivers headlined the Easter Sunday edition of CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Premier League Soccer moves to ‘Pay Streaming;’ other Sports Poised to Follow

If you’re a big soccer fan who lives in Canada and you don’t have a DAZN subscription, the company has pretty much forced your hand to fork over its $20/month fee ($150 if you buy a whole year).

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Published on at 6:36 pm by boredop

East Coast Canadian Radioman Arrested on US Sex Charge

Fredericton, N.B., radio morning show host Trevor Leslie Doyle of Capital FM has been arrested in Puerto Rico for the alleged attempted sexual enticement of a minor.

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N.Y. Sports Talker Gets ‘First time, Long Time’ from Judge, then Jail

When the judge got serious she sent Craig Carton to prison for 3 1/2 years for fleecing investors who gave him and his cohorts millions of dollars to buy and resell tickets to prominent concerts, musicals and sporting events.

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Published on at 3:16 pm by Ron Robinson

Former Winnipeg broadcaster gets prison time after admitting to bank holdups

A former Winnipeg television sports anchor has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of bank robberies in Saskatchewan. (Photo: Stephen Vogelsang)

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Times Colonist Publisher Buys Okanagan’s Castanet News & Radio Station

Glacier Media has acquired Castanet Media, a leading source of local media and related information in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.

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Published on at 1:33 pm by clockwatcher

Hallmark Channel and News Networks Reverse US Basic Cable’s Slide

Fewer and fewer Americans are watching cable entertainment programming on a live-plus-same-day basis these days, a fact which maims their Nielsen ratings.

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Brandi Olson graduated from WABC, now works @ Regina’s The Wolf 104.9

Lots of smiles over the airwaves from Western Academy Broadcasting College’s BRANDI OLSON powering up the hits at “The Wolf 104.9fm”.

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Published on April 4, 2019 at 9:33 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Eddie Cochran

Eddie performed rockabilly music like Summertime Blues in 1958. At age 21 Eddie died in Britain as a result of a car accident.

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. April 5th

IT WAS APRIL 5th … when less than five months after the first NBC network broadcast from New York, the Pacific Coast-based NBC ‘Orange’ network aired its first programmming from temporary studios in San Francisco….
When 19-year old Barbra Streisand (pictured) made her first network television appearance on NBC’s late night “Jack Paar Show” with guest host Orson Bean…
When the final episode of the original ‘Hawaii Five-0’ aired on CBS-TV…
and when the FOX Broadcasting Company debuted coast-to-coast in the US with two Sunday night comedy shows, Married..With Children and The Tracey Ullman Show.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

RIP Calgary broadcaster John Clark, 67

John started in broadcasting at CHNL Kamloops before moving to CKXL in 1974. and CJAY in the ’80’s.

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Western Academy Broadcasting College graduate Isaac Wihak covers news on 730 CKDM

One of our great sponsors is Don Scott and the Western Academy Broadcasting College who introduce one their recent graduates…

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Published on April 3, 2019 at 9:04 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Conway Twitty

Twitty was know more for country hits, but he rocked Mona Lisa in 1958

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Published on at 9:03 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. April 4th

IT WAS APRIL 4th .. when Kate Smith began a new daily quarter-hour talk show in the noon hour at CBS radio…
When the ill-fated CBC-FM Network signed on, with connected stations only in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal…
When Johnny Carson quit The Tonight Show in a salary dispute with NBC. He returned three weeks later with an additional $30,000 a week!…
and when, after six years, the final episode of the WWII prison camp sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes” aired on CBS TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

WAB Keynote Speaker Paul Jacobs on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt Cundill

Paul Jacobs – Stop Selling Radio

In this episode we spend time discussing the challenges involved with selling at a radio station in this digital revolution. His solution is rather simple: Stop Selling Radio

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Published on April 2, 2019 at 9:12 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Gale Storm

An actress and singer. Gale starred in two television programs: My Little Margie and the Gale Storm Show. Her hit Memories Are Made of This came out in 1956

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 3rd

IT WAS APRIL 3rd … when two staples of NBC radio made their debuts three years apart, ‘Mr. District Attorney,’ and ‘People Are Funny’…
When the comedy team of (Dean) Martin & (Jerry) Lewis (pictured) began their own weekly series on NBC radio …
When radio station CKSA Lloydminster had its official grand opening, with 1000 watts at 1450 KHz…
and when John Chancellor stepped down as anchor of the The NBC Nightly News, to be succeeded by the team of Roger Mudd and Tom Brokaw as coanchors.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Boyd Leader leaves CFWE for Kelowna and Bell Media

I am moving to Kelowna to take on the Group PD Role for Bell Media – BC Interior

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CHEK Manager Rob Germain to receive RTDNA Canada’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Rob Germain, the station manager for CHEK, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) west regional meeting.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

The Teenagers with Frankie Lymon were an American-Puerto Rican doo top group. They were rocks first all teenager act and still going today

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TUESDAY in Broadcasting History .. April 2nd

IT WAS APRIL 2nd .. when the newspaper-based docudrama ‘The Big Story’ began its 8-year run on NBC radio..
When two very successful & long-running daytime dramas ‘The Edge of Night’ and ‘As The World Turns’ premiered on the same day on CBS TV…
When CBS Radio began to produce News On the Hour 24/7…
When the sci-fi soap opera “Dark Shadows” concluded an almost 5 year run on ABC TV…
and when J.R. Ewing and the clan arrived at Southfork, as ‘Dallas’ debuted in prime time on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Chiffons

  He’s So Fine Chiffons 1963 The group originated in the Bronx of New York in 1960. They have been active since 1960 to the present. This was their biggest hit, in 1963. … Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he […]

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APRIL FOOLS’ DAY in Broadcast History .. Monday April 1st

On APRIL FIRST .. Victoria’s first radio station CFCL went on the air for the first time, broadcasting the Easter Sunday sunrise service from the top of Mt. Tolmie. The same day the predecessor to Vancouver’s CKWX went on the air in Nanaimo .. with a whopping 10 watts of power,
23 years later on April 1st, Port Alberni got its own 250 watter, CJAV AM 1240.
It was April 1st when Chet Huntley (pictured) began his career with NBC News..
and when ‘General Hospital’ began its record-setting run (56 years so far) as a key part of the ABC-TV daytime schedule.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Judge Jeanine Returns to Air on Fox News With No Mention of Her Two-Week Absence

Pirro’s show hasn’t aired since March 9, when she questioned on-air Rep. Ilhan Omar’s loyalty to America because she is a Muslim.
The comment sparked a bipartisan cascade of outrage, including from Fox News personalities, and the network condemned her.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Carl Douglas

Carl is a Jamaican born artist who came to prominence with this tune in 1974. He has been active from 1961 to the presen

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SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. March 31st

MARCH 31st … was the birthdate of legendary radio entertainers Arthur Godfrey (pictured) and Henry Morgan.
It was the date Quebec City FM radio station CJMF was ordered off the air by the CRTC for playing contemporary hit music in contravention of the terms of its licence.
And when Madonna’s appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman” caused headaches for C-B-S censors. The network deleted 13 offending words from the audio track before the show aired.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Zager and Evans

Zager & Evans never had another big hit after In The Year 2525 in 1969.

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Published on March 29, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 30th

IT WAS MARCH 30th … when legendary deejay Red Robinson was born in Comox BC, 82 years ago today….
When Bette Davis starred on the premiere of the anthology series ‘Academy Award’ on CBS Radio…
When the TV game show ‘ Jeopardy,’ developed by Merv Griffin, began an 11 year daytime run on NBC…
When the final episode of “Police Woman” starring Angie Dickenson aired on NBC-TV…
and when the season-ending episode of CBS-TV’s ‘The Waltons’ featured the return to the household of Grandma after a stroke that had left her (actress Ellen Corby, pictured) virtually speechless.
ALL the milestones for March 30th INSIDE.

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TV Ratings: Sean Hannity’s Trump Interview Leads Big Night for Fox News

The show has its biggest audience in six weeks as the president called in to discuss the Mueller report and other matters.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Dinah Shore

Dinah was an accomplished singer, actor and Television personality. Many will remember her variety shows, sponsored by Chevrolet. One of her hits was Shoo-Fly Pie & Pan Dowdy from 1945.

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 29th

IT WAS MARCH 29th when Jack Benny appeared on radio for the first time, on newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan’s interview show in New York City…
When the melodramatic radio serial ‘Our Gal Sunday’ debuted at 12:45 ET on CBS Radio, where it would remain for the next 22 years!…
When the great frequency switch of 1941 sent Vancouver’s CKWX 950 to AM 980, CFCT 1450 Victoria became CJVI 1480, and Vancouver’s CBR 1100 moved to AM 1130….
When the CBC first announced it would be removing all commercials from its radio stations…
and when Jack Paar (pictured) left his wildly-popular NBC-TV ‘Tonight Show’ after five years.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Dying CNN Lost Almost 30% of Primetime Audience

In the arenas of credibility and viewership, CNN is a dying brand. Over the last week, the news has been especially bad for the far-left outlet. CNN chief Jeff Zucker (pictured)

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Irish Dave from U93 in South Bend, Indiana on The ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt

I missed my first chance to meet Irish Dave. I wasn’t going to miss my second. In the days after a Saint Patrick’s Day that fell on a Sunday, I caught up with the U93 morning show host and learned a lot about the show host I have listened to on and off over the last 6 months. Now I knew that he was marrying his co-host Christine, but learned more about how they met

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bill Haley & His Comets

Bill Haley & His Comets did rock ’n roll like no one else, with Rip It Up in 1956

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Published on March 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 28th

IT WAS MARCH 28th when one of Chicago’s great radio stations, WGN 720 first took to the air…
When the New York Times classical music station WQXR banned singing commercials from its schedule…
When UK pirate radio station Radio Caroline began broadcasting from a ship off the British coast ….
When we lost a Toronto radio legend Wally Crouter ….
And when New Westminster’s Raymond Burr (pictured) starred in an NBC movie ‘Ironside,’ which became (after Perry Mason) his second longrunning TV series.
ALL the milestones for March 28th INSIDE.

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Russia Hoax Queen Rachel Maddow’s Ratings Take 20% Dive

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow lost a whopping 20 percent, 500,000 viewers of her audience after the release of the Mueller Report proved she shamelessly deceived her audience for more than two years

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PROSALESGUY – Don’t Take Key Accounts For Granted

Storytelling is a key attribute we incorporate into our sales training programs in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. Great Salespeople tell great stories to communicate their message

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Fresh Radio Hamilton is done, will others follow?

Today marked the return of Energy 95.3 in Hamilton. But that leads to a big question. Will Energy return to Barrie, London, and other fresh stations?

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Published on March 26, 2019 at 9:10 pm by Brian Cook

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Blondie

Blondie was a band with lead singer Debbie Harry. Heart of Glass was a hit for the band in 1979.

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WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 27th

IT WAS MARCH 27th when ‘Blue Ribbon Town,’ the radio show that starred Groucho Marx was first heard on CBS….
When the daytime serial ‘Myrt & Marge’ ended its 11-year run on CBS radio
When a young Steve McQueen (pictured) made his network TV debut on NBC’s Goodyear Playhouse…
When a huge tsunami wave nearly demolished Port Alberni’s CJAV radio ..
When David Letterman hosted the 67th Academy Awards on ABC-TV …
and when Vancouver’s CFUN 1410 once more scrapped its music format to go all-talk under the slogan “Talk with Attitude.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Not Virgins Anymore…

Popular on-air personalities Scott Tucker and Maura Grierson make their triumphant return to morning radio today, as their new showTucker and Maura in the Morning kicks off the relaunch of much-loved Hamilton & GTA radio brand Energy 95.3

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Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against ‘Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett

“He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public causing an inappropriate rush to judgement.”

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Roy Orbison

Roy had a powerful voice as you can hear on this hit from 1964: Oh, Pretty Woman. Roy died at the age of 52 in December 1988.

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Published on March 25, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 26th

IT WAS MARCH 26th when comedian Red Buttons made his serious acting debut on CBS-TV’s Studio One…
When the TV special ‘Welcome Home Elvis,’ with Frank Sinatra as host, was taped in Miami Beach ….
When CBC Radio listeners chose Four Strong Winds written by Victoria’s Ian Tyson as the greatest Canadian song …
When the daytime drama ‘The Young & the Restless’ began its long run on CBS-TV …
When Johnny Carson was the headlining comedian on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show …
and when radio’s original Marshall Dillon on “Gunsmoke,” William Conrad (pictured) starred in the TV movie “Cannon” on CBS which spawned a weekly series.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Apple launches Apple TV+, its premium streaming service offering many new original TV shows and films

Apple revealed two major new products around video entertainment: Apple TV+, a premium video-streaming subscription service, and Apple TV Channels, a new offering inside the Apple TV app that offers à la carte subscriptions to existing television and film services.

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Former CTV Anchor Tamara Taggart Running for Fed Liberals in Van-Kingsway

“I do think a big part of being a good candidate is being able to communicate and being telegenic and all those sorts of things, and obviously someone like Tamara Taggart has all those qualities.”

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Dershowitz Rips Media That Misinformed The American Public: “A Very, Very Bad Day For CNN”

CNN’ — ‘They should be hanging their head in shame

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Connie Francis

Who’s Sorry Now….Connie was a top concert draw in the ’50’s and ’60’s. Hits like this in 1958 Who’s Sorry Now kept her on the pop charts.

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Published on March 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. March 25th

IT WAS MARCH 25th … when Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore (pictured) premiered their joint variety show on NBC radio, replacing another comedy team, Abbott & Costello…
When New York’s WNBC became the first radio station to ban Brewer and Shipley’s biggest hit “One Toke Over The Line” due to its apparent marijuana references…
When the 58th and final episode of “The Monkees” TV show aired on NBC…
When the final episode of “Bewitched” aired on ABC…
and when NBC aired the 136th and last episode of ‘Sanford & Son.’
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Rap Radio Is Playing More Women, But Streaming Playlists Lag Behind

In the wake of Cardi B, more women are are breaking nationally on rap radio than ever before. Streaming services are not, so far, catching up.

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Broadcasters Blast 2019 Canadian Budget as Unfair

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is disappointed that the federal government has excluded broadcast media from journalism support tax credits announced in Budget 2019.

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A Little Berner in the night to appear with Drex on Sunday Tonight!!!

Former all-night radio host David Berner joins Drex in studio on Sunday night 10pm to 2am

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Published on March 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bertie Higgins

Bertie had this #1 hit Key Largo in 1982. He is comfortable singing country, pop and soft rock. In recent years he has moved on to film production with his sons

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SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. March 24th

IT WAS MARCH 24th when one of the most powerful signals from the US mountain west, KSL radio of Salt Lake City began broadcasting….
When Major Bowes’ Original “Amateur Hour” went national on the NBC Radio Network, after a year airing locally on WHN New York…
When “Hannah Montana” with Miley Cyrus debuted on the Disney Channel in the US ..
When ABC’s late night Iran Hostage crisis program was renamed “Nightline with Ted Koppel”….
and when Whoopi Goldberg (pictured) was host for the 74th Academy Awards telecast.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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The American Media Destroyed Themselves over the Mueller Investigation

With only a few exceptions — Fox News, the editorial pages (not the front pages) of the Wall Street Journal, and a handful of websites — the better part of the American media has spent the last two years fulminating about Trump-Russia collusion we now know never existed.

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Talk Host Bill Carroll replacing Evan Solomon on Bell Media Talk Network .. on Fridays only

He sounds like he’s taking Solomon’s national slot. (But turns out it’s Friday only.)

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bobby Bare

Bobby is a country singer and songwriter. Active from 1956 to the present. He has recorded a multitude of albums and singles, including this hit from 1962

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Published on March 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 23rd

IT WAS MARCH 23rd .. when the Vancouver World newspaper launched the BC city’s third radio station…
When 20-year old Foster Hewitt (pictured) called his first hockey game over the Toronto Star’s pioneer radio station CFCA…
When two radio classics, ‘Truth or Consequences’ and ‘ Beat the Clock’ first appeared, ten years apart ..
When Elvis Presley auditioned (unsuccessfully) for Arthur Godfrey’a Talent Scouts on CBS radio & TV…
When after 15 years Hugh Downs hosted the final NBC episode of the daytime quiz show ‘Concentration’…
and when the 30-minute daytime drama “The Bold & the Beautiful” had its premiere on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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How Very Meredith Geddes of Her on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt

She answered the very first question I asked her correctly. She was supposed to get it wrong.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Rita Coolidge

Rita’s hits made it to charts like adult contemporary, jazz, country and pop. This tune from 1977. Won two Grammys with then husband Kris Kristofferson

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Published on March 21, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 22nd

IT WAS MARCH 22nd when NBC Radio’s “Voice of Firestone”, a 30-minute showcase of semi-classical music, became the first commercial radio program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM stations…
When Vancouver’s CFMI 101.1 FM signed on with an automated rock/country hybrid format …
When Barry Manilow made his first television appearance, performing “Mandy” and “It’s A Miracle” on ABC’s “American Bandstand”…
When Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash & Roger Miller guested on an ABC John Denver TV special …
and when two disparate music acts Bob Dylan and Liberace played NBC-TV’s Late Night with David Letterman.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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After 20 years in Edmonton, Stephen Keppler & wife are on the move, to Kelowna

We are uprooting and moving to the Okanagan!

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Research Director Inc’s Analysis of Seattle Radio PPM’s (Feb. 2019)

KQMV Movin 92.5 continues to dominate the demo breakouts.

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Published on March 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm by boredop

Rogers Media sells Maclean’s, Chatelaine and other magazines

Rogers has struck a deal with the company that publishes Toronto Life to sell the company’s remaining magazine brands for an undisclosed sum.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jack Scott

This Canadian started out in 1957 and still performing today. He had a number of hits including this one: Burning Bridges from 1960.

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 21st

IT WAS MARCH 21st .. when Portland radio station KGW began broadcasting….
When Shirley Booth (pictured) made her TV acting debut in “The Hostess with the Mostest” on Playhouse 90 on CBS….
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show starred Gary Lewis & the Playboys singing “This Diamond Ring”….
and when on the CBS-TV prime time soap “Dallas,” JR was shot.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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CHEK Loses Rising Star Ceildh (Kaley) Miller to Global Regina

CHEK’s weekend weather anchor, weekday community reporter and host of CHEK Around is leaving CHEK TV for a position with GLOBAL News Regina. The announcement was made at the end of CHEK’s Sunday newscast.

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Seattle Radio PPM’s for Feb. 2019

In the 12+ chart KUOW 94.9 (NPR) showed more audience growth in first place, followed by Movin 92.5 and KIRO News/Talk. KSWD The Sound jumps up to 4th.

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At Trudeau’s behest, Gould instructed Google News to limit Canadian access to foreign press

In the days approaching former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould‘s testimony to the House of Commons’ Justice Committee on February 27, at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s behest, Karina Gould, the Minister of Democratic Institutions, reached out to social media giant Google to pressure the firm to curtail political criticism of the Trudeau government on its platform.

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Published on March 19, 2019 at 9:31 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Frankie Ford

Best known as a rock ’n roll and rhythm and blues singer. Had this hit in 1959: Sea Cruise. Frankie died at the age of 76 in September 2015

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WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 20th

IT WAS MARCH 20th … when the original Lucky Strike Hit Parade premiered on NBC radio, featuring the top 15 tunes of the week…
When Eugene Ormandy conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS in the first symphony concert to be televised in North America…
When a protege of Dick Clark Bobby Rydell (pictured) made his first TV appearance, during the second season of Clark’s daily “American Bandstand” on ABC…
When Gibsons BC’s CKAY began testing at 91.7…
and when Edmonton public radio station CKUA went dark for five weeks after it ran out of money.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE;

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Global News Out First Revealing Alberta Election Coverage

Leading up to, during, and following election night, Global News Decision Alberta is the go-to destination for coverage, providing the full story across television on Global Calgary, Global Edmonton and Global Lethbridge; via radio on Global News Radio 770 CHQR, Global News Radio 880 Edmonton and 630 CHED.

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More US Households Subscribe to Streaming than Traditional TV

69% of respondents have at least one streaming video subscription, compared with 65% who have a traditional pay TV subscription. The finding underscores the continued popularity of services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.

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Campus radio stations in Ontario worry about losing funding

Campus radio stations in Ottawa — and across the province — are trying to determine how to survive if the Ontario government moves forward with its plan to slash the student fees that fund them.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Ray Charles

Born To Lose This hit Born To Lose in 1962 came from his best selling album Modern Sounds of Country and Western Music. 1962 DONE Ray Charles … Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now […]

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Published on March 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 19th

IT WAS MARCH 19th … when the first televised prize fight aired in ‘living color’ saw Joey Giardello knock out Willie Troy on NBC ….
When Vancouver’s C-FUN AM 1410 flipped to a Top 40 format ….
When singer Lesley Gore guest-starred on the last episode of the ABC-TV sitcom “The Donna Reed Show”…
And when the final episode of the iconic “Mary Tyler Moore Show” (pictured) aired on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jim Lowe

American singer, songwriter. Best remembered for this number one hit from 1956. He was also a disc jockey, and radio host.

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Published on March 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. March 18th

IT WAS MARCH 18th when a daytime drama based on the Bible “Light of the World” was first heard on NBC radio….
When Joan Rivers made the first of some 62 guest appearances with Johnny Carson on NBC-TV’s ‘Tonight Show’…
When the debut episode of “The Greatest American Hero” aired on ABC-TV…
When a KOMO-TV news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle, killing the pilot and a photographer..
and when Pat Cashman (pictured) left KJR-FM after 12 years doing morning drive at various Seattle stations.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Canadian-born YouTube star Lilly Singh to host NBC late-night show

With her new post-midnight show, Singh will become the only woman currently hosting a late-night show on broadcast TV.

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Dick Dale, Surf Guitar King, Dead at 81

Dale’s self-released records with his band the Deltones led the way for countless other acts — the Chantays, the Surfaris, Eddie and the Showmen and the Pyramids among them — who emulated his reverb-soaked, “wet” sound and aggressive attack.

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‘Fight hard for Jeanine Pirro!’ Trump calls on Fox News to ‘bring back’ the host

President Donald Trump has called on Fox News to ‘bring back’ Jeanine Pirro after her weekly show was replaced by a documentary following her remarks suggesting that Rep Ilhan Omar’s hijab meant that she subscribes to sharia law.

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Numeris to measure all radio markets year-round starting this summer

Data will be collected over 24 weeks, essentially every other week, excluding the last two weeks of December and first two weeks in January, during a 12-month period and reported in the Fall and Spring.

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Published on March 16, 2019 at 9:30 pm by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bobby Sherman

Bobby Sherman was considered a teen idol in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Had this hit in 1970. He retired in the 1970’s to become a paramedic, then later a police officer

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ST. PATRICK’s DAY in Broadcast History .. Sun. March 17th

IT WAS MARCH 17th when Kate Smith (pictured) came out of vaudeville to begin a 3-decade radio career with Kate Smith Sings, a quarter-hour several times a week on NBC.
When the live country TV program “Five Star Jubilee” premiered on N-B-C…
When Pres. George W. Bush took to TV to issue an ultimatum to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein ..
And when CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show featured singers Paul Anka, the Chad Mitchell Trio and the McGuire Sisters.
ALL the milestones for St. Patrick’s Day INSIDE.

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Corey Feldman: I can no longer defend Michael Jackson

Actor, Corey Feldman, a long-time friend of Michael Jackson tells HLN’s Mike Galanos about the man he knew and how that jibes with the startling allegations made in the controversial HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland.”

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Rock star Burton Cummings tells Moose Jaw dance studio to turn down the music

Fitness class operator says Cummings has called police several times and even gone to city council to get a zoning bylaw changed.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Returning to TV Following Sex Misconduct Investigation

The astrophysicist has been accused of inappropriate behavior by three women, but Nat Geo and Fox say they’re ready to put ‘StarTalk’ and ‘Cosmos’ back on their schedules.

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Published on March 15, 2019 at 9:33 pm by clockwatcher

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Beach Boys

Beach Boys were formed in 1961 in California, and became one of the most influential bands of all time. Original group consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; plus cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardin

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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 16th

IT WAS MARCH 16th … when the president’s daughter, Margaret Truman (pictured), made her professional singing debut in an ABC Radio broadcast from Detroit that attracted 15 million listeners ….
When the big winners at the Emmy Awards were The Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young and Loretta Young …
When the musical headliners on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show were singers Janis Joplin and Ed Ames, plus Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph…
And when Bell Canada acquired another 84 radio stations and 35 cable TV channels from Astral Media for $3.38 billion ….
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Steve Huber’s new radio station Cat Country has just launched

Friday at 1PM, our friend Steve Huber launched Cat Country 98! The Grand Opening and public access of the studio will be held in May (TBD) Come inside to hear the launch

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Another Firing at TSN 1040 .. Football Analyst Lowell Ullrich

After returning from a trip to Australia, Ullrich learned that he won’t be back in the TSN 1040 broadcast booth covering B.C. Lions football games.

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New TSN 1040 Sked Announced, Absent Dave Pratt

Mike Halford and Jason Brough will fill the void left when breakfast host Dave Pratt was fired midweek.

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Lori Loughlin fired by Hallmark over admissions bribing scandal

‘We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries.’

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‘Sound Off’ Podcast! Corey Dylan from Kicks 101.5 in Atlanta

Corey Dylan understands resilience. The longtime Tampa Bay radio personality was let go from Cox owned WFLA in the summer of 2016. In that time since, she continued working her voiceover clients, hosted a few television shows, and tried her hand at podcasting.

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Published on March 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Archies

The Archies a fictional garage band. Still they had a hit in 1969 with Sugar Sugar.

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 15th

IT WAS MARCH 15th… when BC got its second radio station, this one operated by The Vancouver Sun, two days after The Province station debuted…
When future Montreal rock radio powerhouse CFOX hit the airwaves, under the ownership of Gordon Sinclair Jr…
When CBS television introduced its ‘Morning Show’ (pictured), hosted by future iconic news anchor Walter Cronkite…
When the first episode of the sitcom ‘Mr. Belvedere’ aired on ABC…
and when CBS announced it was cancelling its Sunday night lynchpin ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ after 23 seasons.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Gerry Forbes to be inducted into Hall of Fame!

Our friend Gerry Forbes, of CJAY fame has announced on his facebook page, he will be inducted into The Canadian Broadcasting Hall of Fame!

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Published on March 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Frank Sinatra

Ol Blue Eyes does it again in 1957 with Witchcraft

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 14th

It was March 14th when Pete Parker, on radio station CKCK Regina, called the world’s first play-by-play of a complete professional hockey game, just days ahead of Foster Hewitt…
when comedians Fred Allen and Jack Benny (pictured) began their 12-year-long ‘feud’ in an NBC broadcast from the Hotel Pierre in New York City, attracting the second largest audience in the history of radio…
when Arthur Godfrey turned down the chance to sign Elvis Presley for his CBS TV Talent Scouts Show. Instead at the same audition he signed singer Pat Boone…
and when ABC-TV aired the final episode of the original Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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PROSALESGUY – Great Salespeople Paraphrase Feelings

Our sales training workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary always focus on the power of paraphrasing in understanding your buyer’s needs.  While repeating what your client said in your words is the definition of paraphrasing, capturing their feelings goes one step further.   It rises above the words to the heart of what your buyer is expressing.  […]

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TSN 1040’s Dave Pratt out as Bell Media makes cross-Canada cuts

Change is coming, again, to Vancouver sports radio. Pratt out at Bell, could he be heading to 650?

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Steve Young CMW Award deadline has been extended to this Saturday March 16th (midnight EST)

Thanks to those who have submitted and a reminder there is still time for the rest who haven’t. This is a great for you to honour your young talent. Thank you

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jo Stafford

You Belong To Me Jo Stafford again with You Belong To Me hit in 2952. 1952 … Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, […]

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Published on March 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 13th

It was a March 13th when the radio era officially began hereabouts as the Vancouver Province newspaper started testing its new 2000 watt radio service with music .. and a newscast at 8:30 pm…
…when the Manitoba Givernment Telephone service put Winnipeg’s CKY radio on the air for the first time ….
…when Edward R. Murrow (pictured) was first heard on radio, reporting for CBS from Vienna…
..when UK pop singer Tom Jones made his TV performing debut on the BBC
..and when the Merv Griffin TV Show made its debut in daytime syndication across the US. In Southwest BC it was seen in prime time via KVOS-TV Bellingham.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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CNN Sued for $250M, Accused of ‘Vicious’ Attack on Covington Student in MAGA Hat

Reports went out that Nick Sandmann and other schoolmates were confronting Native American activists and the Black Hebrew Israelites who were at rallies that day. However, after a later video surfaced, some called Sandmann a peace-maker for calmly attempting to ease the escalating tensions.

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TV Stars Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 indicted for College Entrance Bribery

The elaborate conspiracy involved cheating on the SAT and ACT and parents paying coaches of elite colleges and universities hundreds of thousands of dollars to accept students who fabricated their athletic credentials.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jerry Jeff Walker

Mr. Bojangles is the best known of his songs, reaching the charts in 1968. Jerry Jeff Walker started out in 1967 and is still entertaining today

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Published on March 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 12th

It was March 12th when the newly elected President of the US Franklin Roosevelt used radio to deliver his first Fireside Chat…
..when singer Fabian (pictured) was named “Most Promising New Talent” in a poll of “American Bandstand” viewers…
..when the TV movie “Wonder Woman” starring Cathy Lee Crosby came to ABC ..
..when Bob Dylan cancelled an “Ed Sullivan Show” television appearance after being told he could not sing “Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues” because it was too political…
..and when syndicated TV’s venerable Entertainment Tonight aired its 3,000th show.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Scott Fee Returns to CHEK-TV as News Director

Scott said farewell to his audience with the supper hour news at Global Calgary four days ago, making no secret of his returning to the warmer climes of Vancouver Island.

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CBC apologizes for broadcasting fake news on the Covington boys, upon request

In the January 20th edition of one of CBC’s flagship news programs, The Weekly, hosted by longtime CBC reporter Wendy Mesley, the national broadcaster falsely reported that the #MAGAKids were harassing and bullying a peaceful indigenous elder by crowding him and chanting, “Build that wall!”

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Steve Young Deadline tonite, Monday Mar 11 at midnight EST

Thanks to those who have submitted and a reminder there is still time for the rest who haven’t. This is a great for you to honour your young talent. Thank you.

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The ‘Sound Off’ Podcast – featuring Drex: Nothing to Lose

Drex joins Matt on this weeks podcast. By the way, Drex tells us his show is going well. Number 2 in Vancouver, Number ONE in Calgary and Edmonton. Congratulations!

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Published on March 10, 2019 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Hollies

A British rock group that charted many singles and albums, including this hit single from 1967. They started out with five members in 1962 and are still going strong today

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MONDAY in Broadcast History .. March 11th

It was a March 11th when Charles Van Doren (pictured) finally lost on NBC-TV’s rigged game show “21.” He left with $129,000. The scandal over leaked answers to Van Doren had not yet erupted…
When the FCC decreed that 8 to 11 pm would be TV’s prime time controlled and programmed by ABC, CBS and NBC…
When Aerosmith was featured on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes…
and when talk show host Glenn Beck singled out Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” as a perfect example of the progressive politics he said were destroying the country.
Details and many more milestones for the date INSIDE.

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CBC Singer/Actress Betty Phillips Dies at 95

She is remembered by most for the CBC Radio shows Make Mine Music, Leicester Square to Broadway, Betty Phillips Sings and the folk series CBC television production of Lolly-too-dum. 

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RIP CKNW Engineer John Mair

John worked at ‘NW and sister station CFMI from 1970 until the early 2000s. 

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Burl Ives

Singer actor, plays a banjo. Cigar and Pipe smoker.Worked in radio, television, theatre, and film. This tune from 1962. Died at the age of 85 on April 1995

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Published on March 9, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. March 10th

It was March 10th when 20-year old Julie Andrews (pictured) made her US television debut on NBC’s Ford Star Jubilee….
When Bobby Darin appeared on television for the first time, singing “Rock Island Line” on CBS-TV’s “Dorsey Brothers Stage Show”…
When Sonny and Cher guest-starred as “Jerry and Ramona” on ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ on NBC-TV….
and when Willard Scott became the weatherman on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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To Play King of Pop or not? A ‘Delicate Situation’ for Radio

“We’re not in the business of censorship and we’re not in the business of being the moral compass for the community standards. We try to be reflective of those things, not a dictator of them.”

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Vancouver Sun: Feature Story re George Garrett Autobiography

“It was a lot of luck, but I guess also I might have had an intuition on some things. Others were just pure serendipity that I happened to be there at the right time.”

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jo Stafford

Jo was a sometime actor, but most of her time was spent singing and making the charts, like Shrimp Boats in 1951.

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Published on March 8, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 9th

It was a March 9th (more than 9-and-a-half decades ago) when Seattle’s KJR began radio broadcasting…
when Edward R. Murrow on CBS-TV’s ‘See It Now’ exposed Senator Joseph McCarthy for the bullying fraud that he was…
when New York’s WNBT broadcast the first local TV commercials in colour…
when the Grand Old Opry aired its final Saturday night brodcast from the Ryman Auditorium …
and when Dan Rather took over as CBS-TV anchorman, replacing Walter Cronkite.
Specifics, and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts by Chicago Grand Jury

“Jussie Smollett knew that at the time … there was no reasonable ground for believing that such (hate crime) offenses had been committed,” according to section of the indictment cited by CBS Chicago News.

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Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of ‘Airwolf’ and ‘The Mechanic,’ Dies at 74

The actor passed away on Feb. 10.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Roger Williams

Roger was active from 1955 to 2011 when he died at the age of 87.  Autumn Leaves was a #1 hit for him in 1955.

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Published on March 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 8th

It was March 8th when ”Transit Through Fire: An Odyssey of 1942,” the first opera commissioned by the CBC, was aired on radio coast-to-coast.
When Vancouver’s CKWX adopted a country music format.
When CBS-TV’s General Electric Theatre featured the only joint television appearance by The Marx Brothers in an almost-silent 30-minute episode called “The Incredible Jewel Robbery.”
When the UK’s Dave Clark 5 made their first appearance on CBS TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show,” performing “Glad All Over.”
And when the last original episode of “The Brady Bunch” was televised on ABC.
Details and many more milestones for the date INSIDE.

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KGO AM 810 San Francisco Shuffles On-Air Lineup

KGO has revamped its on-air talk lineup, bringing in MARK THOMPSON to do 10a-noon, then moving PAT THURSTON to noon-3p and JOHN ROTHMAN to 6-9p.

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David Bray’s Radio PPM Analysis & Demo Breakouts

The breakout of leaders in all the demographic subgroups for Vancouver, Edmonton & Calgary.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline started her career in 1947 until her death at age 30 in 1963. She had many hits including Crazy in 1961.

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Published on March 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 7th

It was a March 7th when radio station KARI 550 signed on the air from Blaine, Washington with a Christian-spoken word format…
..when the “Beatles” made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio in England.
..when ”Peter Pan”, with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard, was presented as a live TV special on NBC’s Producer’s Showcase.
..when Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards telecast ..
..and when Vancouver’s CKWX 1130 dropped its adult contemporary music and became a country music station.
Specifics, and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Calgary Radio PPMs … Nov. 26 2018 – Feb. 24 2019

News/Talk CHQR is back in its familiar #1 spot, after one 12+ book where Country 105 took top honours. But Oldies XL 103 made the biggest gain, jumping into the #2 spot.

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Vancouver Radio PPMs Nov. 26 2018 – Feb. 24 2019

A great book for QM/FM which jumped to the top.

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Edmonton Radio PPMs – Nov. 26th – Feb 24th 2019

New Breeze format in Edmonton moves into first place, edging out Now who has held the reigns, it seems like forever…. CHED has dropped significantly.

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‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

“I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” the longtime Canadian-born host says in a video message.

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Sportsnet promotes Bart Yabsley to network president, succeeding Scott Moore

Sportsnet turned to an in-house successor to fill the vacancy created by Scott Moore’s departure by promoting Bart Yabsley to network president. Yabsley most recently served as senior vice-president of sports and entertainment partnerships and content distribution.

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Half of L.A.’s KROQ Morning Show ‘Kevin & Bean’ Leaving After 30 Years

On the air, Gene ‘Bean’ Baxter noted that he is a British citizen, having been born there, and visits England quite often given he has friends and family there.

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CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award Nominations – ‘Deadline is Monday March 11th midnight EST’

Please take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on one of your rising stars, as CMW and “Friends of Steve Young” once again salute Steve with the “Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award in Honour of Steve Young”. 

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In Gayle King CBS Interview, R. Kelly Screams “I’ve Been Assassinated”

The R&B singer — who is facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving three minors — broke his silence in an explosive interview where he denied the claims on ‘CBS This Morning.’ “I’m not a devil and by no means am I a monster,” he says.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Gordon Lightfoot

Black Day In July Gordon Lightfoot taking a bad day in Detroit . Recorded in 1968

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Published on March 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 6th

It was March 6th when the first US telecast from an airplane was aired from the skies over New York City…
when NBC-TV aired the musical special “An Evening With Diana Ross” (pictured) ….
when the 100th episode of “The Six Million Dollar Man” aired on ABC-TV…
and when Walter Cronkite signed off the CBS Evening News for the final time, to be replaced by Dan Rather.
Specifics, and many more March 6th milestones INSIDE.

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Three takeaways from Oprah Winfrey’s interview special with alleged Michael Jackson sex abuse survivors

Winfrey hosted the hour-long special “Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland,” in which she interviewed the two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, and director Dan Reed.

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The ‘Sound Off’ Podcast – Tom Leykis – Blow Me Up Tom

Tom Leykis understands how radio works. He understands people and how they engage with radio. The Long Island kid who spent his first radio show playing Glen Pitney (and loathing it), became one of America’s most renowned talk show hosts.

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Published on March 4, 2019 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

SNOPES throws in the towel with Facebook “fact checking” after being caught fabricating LIES and covering for fake news media

Snopes has announced that it is giving up “fact checking” for Facebook as controversy swirls over its handling of the Nathan Phillips case and other high-profile blunders

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Beatles

Can’t Buy Me Love
Beatles
1964
Another big hit: Can’t Buy Me Love from 1964 for the Beatles.

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TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 5th

It was a March 5th when Milton Berle was the mystery guest on CBS-TV’s ‘I’ve Got a Secret.’
When Dionne Warwick, Gwen Verdon, Rodney Dangerfield and Alan King headlined the Ed Sullivan Show.
When singer Smokey Robinson appeared in a dramatic role on NBC-TV’s ‘Police Story.’
When US President Jimmy Carter took 42 questions on a radio call-in program moderated by Walter Cronkite.
And when Vancouver radio legend Fred Latremouille (pictured) died at age 69.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Luke Perry, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Riverdale’ Star, Dies at 52

The actor was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke last Wednesday and had been under observation.

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The Intrepid Reporter George Garrett talks with the Commentary’s Joseph Planta

The legendary reporter George Garrett discusses his new memoir

This is George Garrett’s fifth appearance on the program. It was our mutual friend George Orr who said to me four years ago last month, you should talk to Garrett. I said, I admired and grew up listening to him, and Orr told me to contact him. A day or two later, I tweeted that I had just talked to George Garrett about setting up a time to meet, and that if somebody had told me that as a kid, I wouldn’t have believed it. Soon after George sat in front of me for a chat, as he does now, he emailed and said he was thinking of writing a memoir. And four years later that book is out. It’s aptly titled George Garrett: Intrepid Reporter. George wrote this book from memory from an illustrious career covering news in Vancouver and beyond. He was a good reporter, who broke stories big and small, who worked hard, and had the loyalty and trust of the listeners of radio station CKNW

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Rick Nelson

Rick was a rock ’n roll star, musician, singer songwriter and starred in the popular TV series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” Rick was active in the music business from 1949 to 1985. He died in a plane crash on New Years eve 1985 at the age of 45. His hit from those years included Teenage Idol from 1962.

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Published on March 3, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

BBC Radio Bans Michael Jackson’s Music

The nationwide UK radio station has “quietly dropped the King of Pop’s music from its playlists” due to the shocking allegations in “Leaving Neverland.”

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Are TV Networks Just Dreaming in an era of Streaming?

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have seemingly bottomless wallets and a stranglehold on how a new generation wants to consume television. For the first time, streaming services made more scripted shows than either broadcast or cable networks last year.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Della Reese

Della was a jazz and gospel singer as well as an ordained minister. Her career really took off with this hit in 1959. She charted many singles over the years. And you may remember from the television show “Touched By An Angel” that ran from 1994 to 2003. Della passed on at age 86 in November 2017

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Published on March 2, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. March 3rd

It was March 3rd when Detroit was first introduced to radio station WWJ.
When Elvis Presley made his TV debut on the syndicated ‘Louisiana Hayride’ (pictured).
When Vancouver’s CKWX AM 1130 published its last Top 40 Survey, relinquishing the field to CFUN 1410.
When Andy Griffith first introduced the character ‘Matlock’ on NBC-TV, and four years later the same network aired the 100th episode of ‘Alf.’
And when ‘Nova’ began its 45 year (so far) run on PBS.
Details and many more milestones for March 3rd INSIDE.

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Trailblazing Canadian television producer and philanthropist Sandra Faire has Died

Faire’s TV credits during a near-50 year career included So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Comedy Inc. and Comedy Now, which aired between 1997 and 2001.

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My Favorite Flashback with Coldplay…

The third single from Coldplay’s second album A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2005)

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Frankie Valli and the Four Season

Formed in 1960 and still going strong today under the leadership of Frankie Valli. Also known as the best selling musical group of all time, selling over 100 million records world-wide. Hit is from 1975. Members then and now include Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Guadio.

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Published on March 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 2nd

Howard Stern (pictured) started broadcasting at WWDC Washington DC, where he developed his ‘shock jock’ format.
The Beatles’ next smash hit ‘Let it Be’ was previewed via film on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.
‘The Barry Manilow Special’ aired on ABC-TV, attracting a viewership of 37 million.
The Supreme Court of Canada allowed its proceedings to be televised for the first time; a hearing on taxation.
And U2 began a five-night weeklong run on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman.
Details and many more milestones for March 2nd INSIDE.

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Mira Laurence returns to Vancouver Island to join New Pro Soccer Team

Former CTV Van. Island sportscastert and Sportsnet Vancouver Canucks’ reporter Mira Laurence is coming back to Victoria to lend her talents to Pacific FC as part of the soccer club’s management team.

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Darren “dude” o’Donnell of c103 moncton passed away after battling cancer…

Darren “dude” o’Donnell of c103 moncton passed away. He was a weekend guy. Was on air last weekend and passed away from his cancer battle

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Katherine Helmond, the Man-Crazy Mother on ‘Who’s the Boss?’ Dies at 89

Helmond earlier starred as the wide-eyed socialite sister Jessica Tate on another popular ABC daytime-serial spoof Soap. She died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Streaming Music Now Accounts For 75% Of U.S. Label Revenues

Monthly fees for SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC and other streaming services were the biggest moneymaker, at $4.66 billion, up 33%.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads

Johnnie died at age 63, but left us with a number of hits including Cry from 1951

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 1st

The radio sitcom based in a bar ‘Duffy’s Tavern’ began its 10-year run.
Vancouver saw Canada’s first jazz radio station hit the airwaves in CJAZ FM92.1
CHQB AM 1280 signed on in Powell River BC.
Seattle-Tacoma’s channel 11 (then KTNT) began operations as an independent station.
The 150th episode of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ aired on CBS-TV.
And The Beatles (on film) made their final appearance on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.
Details and many more milestones for March 1st INSIDE.

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Published on February 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Comedians Cheer as Sirius Radio Channel will Stay 100% Canadian

News that a channel called “Canada Laughs” was being re-tooled by Just For Laughs (JFL) to incorporate performers from the U.S. and around the world sent ripples of anxiety through the Canadian comedy industry over the past week.

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Pianist/composer Andre Previn, Master of Many Musical Genres, Dies at 89

The Oscar-winning composer and former husband of Mia Farrow turned his back on Hollywood and gained further renown as a conductor, composer and jazz pianist.

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Kelowna’s Power 104 Losing Morning Man Bob Mills

Mills (pictured w/former co-host Jasmine Doobay) will end 17 years doing mornings at CKLZ-FM in about six weeks on May 10.   Power 104 is planning a weeklong celebration of Bob’s 48 years in radio.

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Dean Blundell joins with Matt Cundell on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Dean Blundell was the host of the morning show on 102.1 the Edge in Toronto starting in 2001. As the internet age progressed, and social media took hold, the very things that elevated the Dean Blundell show to great heights became a part of its downfall

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Published on February 27, 2019 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Richie Valens

Ritchie was a Mexican American singer. His hit Donna in 1959 reached #2 on the charts. He died in a plane crash in February 1959 along with Buddy Holly and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 28th

A former favorite AM signal from Eastern Washington KHQ Spokane began broadcasting at 590 KHz.
The first basketball game to be televised was seen on only a handful of New York TV sets almost a decade before the so-called TV era began.
Some 125 million people were tuned in for the much anticipated finale of the TV series ‘M*A*S*H’ on CBS.
And the iconic ABC radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (pictured) signed off for the final time, dying at age 90.
Details and many more milestones for Feb. 28th INSIDE.

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Global News Radio 640 Toronto Announces New Programming Amidst PPM Ratings Success

A simulcast of Global News at 6, & new shows hosted by veteran broadcasters Alan Carter and Jeff McArthur to premiere March 4

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Frankie Laine

Moonlight Gambler became a hit for the late Frankie Laine in 1957. He had many more hits. He died at the age of 93 in February 2007

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Published on February 26, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 27th

The first CNR radio station, CNRO was opened in Ottawa. The CNR network would eventually evolve into the CBC.
The Rolling Stones’ rise to fame was underway as they appeared for the 2nd time on the BBC-TV’s ‘Top of the Pops’ (pictured).
The Supremes (with Diana Ross) were the mystery guests on CBS-TV’s ‘What’s My Line?’
And ABC aired Part One of their “The Beach Boys: An American Family” TV movie.
Details and many more Milestones for Feb 27th INSIDE.

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RIP Former CKWX/CJOR & Montreal Radioman Ross Crain, 86

The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale with an obituary to be published in the Vancouver newspapers.

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Toronto Radio’s Erin Davis pens book on Overcoming Loss

Davis’ daughter died in her sleep on May 11, 2015, Lauren, who was only 24 years old, left behind a seven-month-old son and her husband.

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101.5 Today Radio Signs on in Calgary, Replacing KooL FM

At 6 this morning Calgary’s CKCE ended its 8.5 years as KooL FM and was rebranded as 101.5 Today Radio.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Supremes

The Supremes were the premier act for Motown Records in the 1960’s. In fact, they rivalled the Beatles in popularity. The group disbanded in 1977. They had a good group popular hits including this one from 1964. They were active from 1959 to 1977

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Published on February 25, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 26th

Future TV stars Jackie Gleason, William Frawley and Tony Randall were born on this date.
The 100th episode of the original hit TV series ‘Macgyver’ aired on ABC.
Drew Lachey was declared winner of ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
And the CHUM group announced their intention to acquire Vancouver radio station ‘The Beat.’
Details and many MORE broadcast milestones INSIDE.

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US TV Ratings: Oscars Rebound with Double-Digit Gains

ABC’s broadcast of the awards averaged 29.6 million viewers, a 11.5 percent gain over a year ago.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Gene McDaniels

Gene was a singer & song writer. Greatest success came in the 1960’s including this hit from 1961. McDaniels lived as a self-described hermit in the State of Maine. He died at the age of 76 in July 2011.

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Published on February 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 25th

The US Federal Radio Commission issued the very first television license to an experimental laboratory in Washington D.C.
Still before WWII, in TV’s infancy, the first hockey game was televised in New York City, 12 years ahead of Canada’s first hockey telecast.
Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca (pictured) starred in the first ever ‘Your Show of Shows,’ which became a Saturday night sensation for NBC-TV.
A Led Zeppelin concert at the Paris Theatre in France was broadcast live on UK television.
And Frank Sinatra’s guest appearance as a retired detective gave CBS-TV’s ‘Magnum PI’ its highest rating ever.
Details and many more milestones for Feb. 25th INSIDE.

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Hundred Year old Former CKWX-er Dick Williams Passes

Dick Williamscelebrated his 100th birthday at Cherry Park Retirement Residence in Penticton last September. Earlier that month, he attended the Penticton Jazz Festival … all 3 days of it. It was a tradition with him.

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Interview: Bernier, Tyler Thompson discuss Burnaby South by-election with David Menzies

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping to finally win a seat. Meanwhile, this by-election also serves as the first true test for the brand new People’s Party of Canada.

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Cord Cutting Hits Another US Record, as Pay TV Begins to Unravel

About 985,000 more customers dropped cable or satellite in the quarter than signed up for new service industrywide.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Ames Brothers

Joe, Gene, Vic & Ed made up the Ames Brothers. They were famous in the 1950’s and had a good number of hits. And this hit came out in 1955. Ed Ames eventually went out on his own

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Published on February 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 24th

The Voice of America shortwave radio service signed on as a US propaganda tool during WWII and the Cold War.
Kay Starr, Bert Lahr and The Mills Brothers were the guests on NBC-TV’s hourlong ‘Perry Como Show.’
Talk show host Larry King was stricken with a major heart attack, and underwent quintuple by-pass surgery.
‘The Second Barry Manilow Special’ aired on ABC-TV with guest star Ray Charles.
And radio/TV headliners Dinah Shore, John Daly, Don Knotts, Dennis Weaver and Vancouver deejay Rick Honey (pictured) passed away.
Details and many more milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Alaska Governor would End Funding for Public Broadcasting

The governor’s press secretary said the cut is not based on the merits of the public broadcasting aid but is simply part of the governor’s effort to cut costs statewide amid a $1.6 billion budget deficit.

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Troy Reeb Upped to Executive Management Team at Corus

Troy Reeb has been promoted to Executive Vice President Broadcast Networks and joins Corus’ ELT. This new portfolio brings all of Corus’ broadcast networks under one umbrella to facilitate innovation and collaboration across its TV, Radio and digital platforms.

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People’s Party of Canada vs. Establishment Media Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson

Contentious By-election in Burnaby South Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson is the People’s Party of Canada Candidate for Burnaby South

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R. Kelly in Chicago court facing 10 Sex Abuse Charges

3 of 4 alleged victims were minors, but defence lawyer calls singer an’innocent man’.

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RIP Stanley Donen, Director of Golden Age Musicals Still All Over TV, 94

He helmed ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘On the Town’ with Gene Kelly as well as ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ and ‘Funny Face,’ taking his films beyond studio walls.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Buddy Holly & The Crickets with Oh Boy from 1957.

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Published on February 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 23rd

It was Feb 23rd when The Beatles made their third appearance in as many weeks on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show,
When The Fifth Dimension guested on ABC-TV’s action series ‘It Takes a Thief.’
When the first Juno Awards were handed out, celebrating the best in Canadian music. (The first year they were ‘The Gold Leaf Awards.)
And when 65 million Americans tuned in to NBC-TV for the Spielberg movie ‘Schindler’s List’ with minimal commercials.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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An Icon of Midwest Radio Ken Nordine Dead at 98

Nordine, of Edgewater, Ill., was famous for a velvet baritone voice that was featured in many commercial advertisements and movie trailers. He hosted the show “Word Jazz” on WBEZ in Chicago for 40 years.

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Only female and white candidate gets deplatformed from Breakfast Television appearance in Burnaby South byelection

PPC candidate Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson was excluded from a Thursday appearance on Breakfast Television Vancouver.

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Published on February 21, 2019 at 9:06 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Harry Belafonte

Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
One of the most successful Jamaican-American in history

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 22nd

One of the oldest three-letter call signs in the US, radio station WOR went on the air from studios in Newark N.J.
The first presidential address on radio from the White House was delivered by Calvin Coolidge.
Vancouver’s CKLG AM 730 dropped its experiment in talk radio and returned to contemporary hit music.
And Sportscaster Al Michaels (pictured) was at the mike as the USA scored its ‘Miracle on Ice,’ upsetting the USSR, enroute to Olympic hockey Gold. Bernie Pascall called the game live to Canada.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 22nd INSIDE.

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Seattle Radio PPM’s (Jan.) Analyzed by Research Director Inc.

KQMV Movin’ 92.5 retained its dominance in all the Demo breakouts.

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Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO for More Than $100 Million Over ‘Leaving Neverland’ Doc

“HBO will move forward with the airing of the two-part documentary on March 3 and 4. This will allow everyone the opportunity to assess the film and the claims in it for themselves.”

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Monkees Bassist Peter Tork Dies at 77

The musician was best-known as the wise-cracking dummy in the fictitious TV rock band. He became a teenage heartthrob in the late-1960s thanks to his endearing personality and lovable character.

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CBS considers replacing Jeff Glor with Norah O’Donnell as anchor of its evening news

O’Donnell would follow in the footsteps of Diane Sawyer at ABC and Katie Couric at CBS in the anchor seat of a top news show should the move go ahead.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Willie Nelson

Willie is a musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He started out in 1956 and is still entertaining audiences to this day. On The Road Again was a hit for him in 1976. Willie was born in April 1933.

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Published on February 20, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 21st

The first TV soap opera ‘A Woman to Remember’ debuted on the shortlived Dumont network.
The 200th episode of “Perry Mason” (starring New Westminster’s Raymond Burr) aired on CBS TV.
Neil Diamond’s first TV special aired on NBC-TV.
The 200th episode of the hit sitcom ‘The Jeffersons’ was seen on CBS-TV.
Montreal’s Leonard Cohen made a rare TV appearance guesting on NBC’s ‘Miami Vice.’
And David Letterman (pictured) returned to his CBS Late Show some five weeks after having emergency quintuple heart bypass surgery,
ALL the milestones for Feb. 21st INSIDE.

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‘Empire’s’ Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing a False Police Report

Such a charge occurs when a person makes a report of a crime to peace officer while knowing that the information isn’t true.

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NPR’s KUOW New #1 in Seattle PPM 6+ Chart

Perennial leader Movin’ 92.5 numbers grow, but not as much as KUOW 94.9. News Talk KIRO FM is in third place.

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Published on at 4:00 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – Smart Salespeople Use Technology To Make More Sales

Part of the sales training that we offer our clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto involves the use of technology to improve the likelihood of making sales now and in the future.  The latest advances offer many benefits to Salespeople

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Kolter Bouchard joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Kolter Bouchard was on the list to be on this podcast last summer. He had an interesting tale to tell about going from Dawson Creek to Dubai, and his program director Blair Bartrem was excited to get this talent on the air a Q107.

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Published on at 9:10 am by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Sarah Vaughan

Sarah was an American jazz singer. Won 4 Grammys including a Lifetime Achievement Award. She was active from 1942 to 1990.

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Published on February 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 20th

It was a Feb. 20th when 8-year-old Ricky Nelson and his older brother David began portraying themselves on ABC Radio’s ‘Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.’ Until then their roles had been played by actors.
When Vancouver’s CHQM AM 1320 dumped its ‘Lite 1320’ format for ‘Memory Music’ from the 1930s to the ’60s.
When The Platters made their only appearance on Dick Clark’s ‘American Bandstand.’
When the Dave Clark Five and The Supremes headlined CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.
And when the original host of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ David Hartman (pictured) left the daily program.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 20th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Ex-CBS Reporter Lara Logan Praises Fox News and Breitbart in New Interview

Logan also criticized what she said was the lowering of newsroom standards during the Trump era, in particular, the practice of publishing articles based on single anonymous administration sources.

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Published on at 6:22 pm by Radio Man

Retiring Voice of the LA Clippers Ralph Lawlor Wins Hall of Fame Honor

“As we celebrate Ralph’s final season calling Clippers games, it is only fitting that we also get to celebrate him as a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award,” said Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer.

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The Red & Al Show

Interview with Al Murdoch recorded Friday!

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Netflix to Make Toronto a Major Production Hub

The Canadian expansion comes after the streamer in 2017 committed to investing $500 million (Canadian) in content production in the country over a five-year period — a goal Netflix says it’s on track to exceed.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Barbra Streisand

This talented singer is a songwriter, actress and filmmaker. Still very active today. This popular song probably the most associated with Barbara and was a hit in 1964

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Published on February 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 19th

It’s the date the late iconic voice of the Seattle Mariners, Dave Niehaus was born.
Sammy Davis Jr. kissed the biggotted Archie Bunker to great hilarity on CBS-TV’s ‘All in the Family’ (pictured).
Dick Clark staged the first “American Music Awards” on ABC TV.
The Four Tops, Pat Boone and Pearl Bailey headlined ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on CBS-TV.
Toronto radio station CFRB was officially launched.
And Calgary was introduced to radio station Q-107 as CKIK-FM switched to Classic Hits.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 19th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Media needs to listen to Maxime Bernier answer the questions – Could this man be Canada’s Next Prime Minister?

Maxime Bernier to campaign in Burnaby South by-election

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Grand Jury convenes to Hear Case Against R. Kelly re 14-Yr. Old Girl

A grand jury has been convened to hear evidence against R. Kelly in the wake of a new sex tape that reportedly shows him having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

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George Garrett Autobiography Due in Two Weeks

In this memoir, Garrett shares the behind-the-scenes tales of his harrowing, humorous and occasionally humiliating investigative tactics for CKNW, and delves into the personal details of his life.

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Published on at 9:55 am by boredop

KJR FM (The Jet) Interviews Legendary Radio Man Pat O’Day

Radio royalty Pat O’ Day is visiting the 95.7 The Jet (KJR FM) studio. He interviewed the biggest stars in music history

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Published on February 17, 2019 at 9:10 pm by Michael Easton

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Ian & Sylvia

A Canadian rock & country duo (with Victoria roots) who started out in 1959. They married in 1964 (the year this single hit the charts) and divorced & stopped performing together in 1975.

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FAMILY DAY/PRESIDENTS’ DAY in Broadcast History .. Mon. Feb. 18th

Canadian-born movie star Glenn Ford was the subject of NBC-TV’s ‘This is Your Life.’
The Everly Brothers sang their latest hit. ‘Cryin’ in the Rain’ on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.
Career broadcasters Harvey Kirck and Harry Caray died, while Gordon Lightfoot was falsely reported to have died.
A US religious group cancelled Pat Boone’s weekly gospel music show after he appeared in black leather and fake tattoos on the American Music Awards show.
And the mini-series ‘Roots: the Next Generation’ began its 7-night run on ABC-TV.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 18th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Gene Kiniski – J B Shayne & John Tanner. THEN & NOW

1980s Vancouver personalities Canadian wrestler Gene Kiniski and the “Nite Dreams” TV team of Vancouver deejays J.B.Shayne and John Tanner are interviewed

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Gay Star of “Empire” Denies Orchestrating an Attack on Himself

Multiple sources said Jussie Smollett orchestrated his own assault in Chicsago’s tony Streeterville neighborhood. Also on Saturday, CNN reported a story with their own sources stating belief that Smollett’s account was untrue and he allegedly paid two men money to stage the attack.

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Bob Costas: “Criticizing NFL safety got me pulled from NBC Super Bowl coverage.”

An NBC spokesman told ESPN: “We have historically given our commentators a lot of leeway to speak on our air about issues and controversies, and Bob has benefited most from this policy. We’re very disappointed that he has chosen to mischaracterize and share these private interactions.”

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Youngbloods

Group consisted of Jesse Colin Young, Jerry Corbitt, Lowe Levinger and Joe Bauer. Never to receive widespread popularity in the US. However one hit, this one from 1967 make it on the charts.

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Published on February 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 17th

Johnny Cash was Ralph Edwards’ surprised guest of honor on NBC-TV’s ‘This Is Your Life’ (pictured).
After five years on Minnesota radio only, Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” was first broadcast nationally on NPR.
Aerosmith were the musical guests on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live.
An L.A. radio station played two unreleased Rolling Stone songs non-stop for 48 hours.
And FOX-TV attracted 40 million viewers for its finale of the reality series ‘Joe Millionaire.’
ALL the milestones for Feb. 17th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Evening Anchor Amanda Grace Leaves KING TV

 Yesterday she worked her final shift at the station after 4.5 years in Seattle.

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Buzz Knight: Healthy Paranoia and the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt Cundill

Beasley Media Group EVP Strategy & Innovation, Buzz Knight (Photo)

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Rod Stewart

Rod is a singer & songwriter. Born in London in January 1945, he is one of the best selling artists of all time. Sold over one million records including this one from 1970

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Published on February 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 16th

It was Feb. 16th when Foster Hewitt broadcast his very first hockey play-by-play, Toronto Argonauts vs. the Kitchener Greenshirts, over the Toronto Star’s pioneer radio station CFCA.
When Vancouver’s (predecessor to CBU Radio) CRCV increased power from 500 to 5,000 watts, and moved into new studios in the new Hotel Vancouver,
When for the first time host John Daly presided over an early TV Sunday night institution, ‘What’s My Line?’ It lasted 17 years!
And when during a week co-hosting the syndicated ‘Mike Douglas Show,’ John Lennon sang two duets with his hero, Chuck Berry.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Cox Sells Majority Stake in KIRO-TV & its 13 Other TV Stations

Private equity giant Apollo Global Management has cut a deal with Atlanta-based CoxEnterprises to buy a majority stake in Cox’s 13 TV stations as well as three newspapers and a handful of radio stations in Ohio.

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Published on at 3:42 pm by boredop

‘Cosmos’ Bumped from Fox as Neil deGrasse Tyson Investigation Continues

Two women, Dr. Katelyn Allers and Ashley Watson, have accused Tyson of inappropriate sexual advances.

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Us and Them premieres on CHEK

CHEK is donating the airtime and studio time and using sponsorship from the Victoria Foundation and Island Health to cover the license fee and to advertise widely the showing of the film.

Victoria is dealing with a housing crisis and an opioid epidemic. This film and the panel discussion aim to help the community understand those problems better and to aid in the search for solutions.

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 15th

On this date ‘My True Story’ began its daily, almost 19-year run on ABC Radio.
“The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beechnut Show,” a musical variety half-hour, debuted on ABC-TV.
Vancouver’s CFBT-FM (The Beat, now Virgin Radio)) first began testing its transmitter on 94.5 KHz.
The ‘Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special’ aired on NBC-TV.
And one of the stars of the CBS- TV sitcom M*A*S*H, McLean Stevenson (pictured), suffered a fatal heart attack at age 68.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 15th INSIDE.

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Published on February 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

The deeper reason for drug ads on television, by Jon Rappoport

Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma.  It’s a flood

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New Content Manager for Vista Radio’s Vancouver Island stations

Kent Schumaker takes over as of March 4th.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Mills Brothers

Originally known as the Four Kings of Harmony. They were active from 1928 to 1982. They made more than 2,000 recordings, sold about 50 million copies and achieved at least a dozen gold records. Get A Job is one of them from 1958

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Published on February 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

VALENTINE’s DAY in Broadcast History .. Thurs. Feb. 14th

It’s the date that Vancouver’s CKMO AM 1410 became C-FUN, under new ownership.
The first lady, Jacqueliine Kennedy gave a televised tour of the White House to both CBS and NBC.
CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite, the ‘most trusted man in America,’ announced his retirement.
The musical special, ‘Barbra Streisalnd: Timeless’ aired in prime time on FOX.
John and Yoko were in Philadelphia to begin a week co-hosting “The Mike Douglas Show.”
And music legend Frank Zappa appeared on NBC-TV’s “Miami Vice” playing the head of a drug ring.
ALL the milestones for Feb 14th INSIDE.

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The Pac-12 TV Networks are Struggling Worse than you Imagine

Some schools are receiving annual payouts from the networks that are a fraction of what they’d hoped for — and a fraction of what has been reported in the media.

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Published on at 6:39 pm by Ron Robinson

A Fond Farewell to Ed Jurak, He Kept Vancouver’s KHz Humming

The beloved engineer had a MacGyver-like talent for keeping stations on air.

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Published on at 6:20 pm by Ron Robinson

Our fellow broadcaster and friend, Gord Leighton needs our support with his new project

I am asking a favour of my broadcasting colleagues, whether retired or still working, young or old, rookie or seasoned  After 53-years in commercial broadcasting, my position was eliminated two years ago.  One door closed, but another opened!

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Today, Feb. 13, is World Radio Day. Hug a DJ.

World Radio Day is a UNESCO-sponsored event that acknowledges the effect, impact and importance radio has had on society since it emerged as a consumer technology more than a hundred years ago.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Roy Hamilton

Active from 1947 until his death at age 40 in July 1969. He had charted songs on the Billboard R&B and popular charts. This one from 1958

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Published on February 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 13th

Jack Webb’s (pictured) first popular radio series, ‘Pat Novack for Hire,’ went national on ABC, following a successful West Coast run.
The pre-school children’s show ‘Mr. Dressup’ with Ernie Coombs began a nearly 30 year run on CBC-TV.
ABC-TV announced it had renewed ‘NYPD Blue’ for a tenth seaason.
And campus radio station CJSF FM 90.1 signed-on from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 13th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

David Spade’s New post-“Daily Show” Program will Trend Away from Politics

Spade and a rotating group of his comedian and celebrity friends will break down the pop culture news of the day.

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Sean Dilworth from 99.9 BOB-FM in Winnipeg joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Sean Dilworth is half the man he used to be. Figuratively only. In whole, he is stronger, smarter and more confident than ever. He made a life decision to get physically stronger, which led to a number of other changes in his life.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Everly Brothers

Duo consists of Don and Phil. Phil pass on in January 2014 at the age of 74. The brothers caught the eye of one Chet Akins, and the run of hits began

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Published on February 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 12th

It’s the date that Calvin Coolidge made the first US presidential political speech on radio.
When Winnipeg’s CKY moved up the dial from 910 KHz to 780.
When Vancouver’s CKWX was authorized to increase power from 100 watts to a whopping 1,000 watts.
When the comic strip superhero ‘Superman’ made his first appearance on radio via New York’s WOR.
And when actor Nicholas Colasanto (pictured), who played Coach on NBC-TV’s Cheers, died of a heart ailment partway through the the third season of the sitcom at age 61.
Details and ALL the milestones for Feb.12th INSIDE.

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CBC’s Joe Schlesinger, one of Canada’s foremost journalists, has died at 90

He covered some of the key events of the 20th century as a foreign correspondent for CBC News: the Iranian Revolution, the Contra war in Nicaragua, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Persian Gulf war, among many others.

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Published on at 7:16 pm by boredop

Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande: ‘We Were Bullied’ by the Grammys Producer

Nicki Minaj is speaking out against Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich just days after Ariana Grande called him out for statements regarding her not performing at this year’s Grammy Awards.

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Published on at 3:37 pm by mikedup

US Talk Hall Of Famer Bruce Williams Dies, 86

Williams was 81 years old when he hung up his head phones for the final time in 2013, signing off as he always did by saying, “Keep in touch.”

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A Chicago Vinyl Factory is Making Records for the First Time in Decades

Inside the former Hammond Organ Factory on Chicago’s North Side is the city’s first vinyl pressing plant in decades.

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Grammys: Ryan Seacrest slammed for Cringeworthy Lady Gaga interview

It didn’t take long for the presenter to be roasted on social media.

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It’s the return of Flow 93.5

It’s back. That’s right, Flow 93.5 is back after a nearly three year absence. Congrats to everyone at Stingray Toronto on bringing back this legendary station.

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Published on at 4:00 am by Brian Cook

Chuck’s Classics, featuring B.J. Thomas

Thomas had hits in the 60’s and 70’s. They were reached on the pop, country and Christian charts. And Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head hit is from 1970

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Published on February 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 11th

Two memorable series from Old Time Radio debuted on this date .. ‘The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’ on NBC, and ‘Yours Truly Johnny Dollar’ on CBS.
Jack Paar (pictured) walked off NBC-TV’s ‘Tonight Show’ because the network had censored his bathroom joke.
The 100th episode of ‘Ironside’ aired, starring New Westminster’s Raymond Burr.
And Kurt Russell’s TV-movie titled ‘Elvis!’ debuted on ABC.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 11th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Is a change coming to The Move in Toronto?

Are the rumors true? Is my source accurate? Word is Flow is coming back to Toronto and replacing the Move

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Published on at 7:57 pm by Brian Cook

RIP Broadcaster Mike Cleaver, Newsman Extraordinaire, Aged 72

Mike had been fighting kidney disease for the past few months and it finally claimed his life this morning.

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My Favourite Flashback with Paul Young

Paul turned into a 1980s teen idol by subsequent solo success. He is famous for hit singles such as “Love of the Common People”, “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, “Come Back and Stay”, “Every Time You Go Away” and “Everything Must Change

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Published on February 9, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 10th

It was Feb 10th when the Saturday morning TV series ‘My Friend Flicka’ (starring a 12 year old Canadian) debuted on CBS.
When the UK singing duo Chad & Jeremy played dramatic roles on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’
When NBC-TV aired the 100th episode of ‘Miami Vice.’
And when Vancouver actor Robert Clothier, who played the loveable rogue ‘Relic’ on the CBC series ‘The Beachcombers,’ died at age 77.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

The Canadian Press cuts jobs to deal with declining revenue

The Canadian Press is cutting six editorial positions, mostly in the news agency’s Atlantic bureau in Halifax.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Sly & The Family Stone

A San Francisco Group formed in 1966. The helped pioneer the so-called “psychedelic soul sound”. Hot Fun In The Summertime a hit in 1968.

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Published on February 8, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 9th

It was a Feb. 9th when Vancouver’s CHQM AM 1320 ended 34 years of nostalgic/easy listening music and morphed into all-Chinese-language CHMB.
When AM 730 switched from a MOJO talk radio format to become Vancouver’s first All-Sports station.
When The Beatles made their first of three appearances on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ (pictured).
And when the 100th episode of ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ aired on FOX.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Calgary’s Country 105 Radiothon sets New Record for the Alberta Children’s Hospital

With matching funds added, this year’s total donations for the Alberta Children’s Hospital reached a North American milestone. This brings the overall Radiothon total since 2003 to more than $31.1 million.

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Published on at 8:58 pm by Radio Man

Bell to Launch STARZ in Canada March 1st

Starz will become available directly across Canada as an add-on to Crave for an extra $6 a month.

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Published on at 12:57 pm by clockwatcher

Veteran CBC Announcer Laurie Mills (Prince Rupert/Calgary) Dead at 80

Laurie was an announcer with the CBC for 35 years, He retired after 23 years at CBC Calgary in 1996.

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Published on at 10:40 am by mikedup

Victoria’s KOOL FM becomes 107.3 Virgin Radio

Victoria’ s hit music station is getting a makeover

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Published on at 9:19 am by Voice Over

UK’s Albert Finney, Chameleon-Like Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 82

The actor who played Winston Churchill in a TV film was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007.

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Published on at 9:10 am by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bobby Bare

Bobby is a country singer having hits on rock ’n roll as well. He has won an Grammy, after that he had hits hitting the charts like 500 Miles Away From Home in 1963.

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Published on February 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 8th

It was a Feb 8th when President Warren G. Harding had the first radio installed in the White House.
When Prince George got its first radio station… CKPG with 250 watts at 1230 KHz.
When Seattle’s KIRO TV channel 7 (CBS) began broadcasting.
When Johnny Cash (pictured) made his one-and-only appearance on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
And when ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ ended its 6-and-a-half-year run on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Troy McCallum joins with Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Troy McCallum had it all figured out. He listened to the episode with Gruff Gushnowski and knew that doing the podcast in the car would be a fitting place to talk radio. After all, he spends up to 3 hours a day in the car listening to the radio on the way to work as program director at Boom 97.3 in Toronto

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Published on February 6, 2019 at 9:12 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Gene Pitney

Gene charted 16 top hits. One such hit was (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance in 1962
1962

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 7th

Jane Fonda made her TV acting debut in the NBC’ movie for television ‘A String of Beads,’ which she credits for being considered for more serious bigscreen roles.
The 100th episodes of two iconic CBS-TV series, ‘Barnaby Jones’ and ‘Magnum PI’ aired, eight years apart.
Comedian Richard Pryor guested on Tom Jones’ first variety hour for ATV in the UK.
Gladys Knight and the Pips (pictured), Carol Channing and Sid Caesar headlined ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on CBS-TV.
And Robin Williams starred in the pilot movie about ‘Mork & MIndy.’ The ABC-TV series began the following September.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 7th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

TV Ratings: 46.8 Million Watch State of the Union, Up a Little vs. 2018

Just under 46.8 million people — 46.79 million, to be precise — watched President Trump’s address to Congress across 12 networks, about 3 percent more than watched a year ago.

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Anonymous DJ Donates $100K for Move of Port Townsend Station

To cover the costs of constructing state-of-the-art studios at Fort Worden and securing a permanent transmitter site, the “KPTZ 2.0” capital campaign aims to raise $986,000.

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Published on at 3:01 pm by boredop

Longtime WABC Weather Anchor is Suddenly Gone

Bill Evans, the weather personality at the New York City ABC flagship is no longer on Facebook. His bio has been removed from the station’s website and his title of WABC forecaster has been removed from his Twitter bio.

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Published on at 10:38 am by Radio Man

Behind the Scenes of TV’s Most Influential Show Ever

As Sesame Street celebrates five decades with 150 million viewers, its producers offer The Hollywood Reporter extraordinary access to Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the minds behind one of media’s only universally loved franchises — and reveal how a $100 million-a-year mainstay nearly went out of business.

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Published on at 8:56 am by clockwatcher

iHeartMedia CEO: Alexa Is The New Radio

Despite the fact that radio stations are in daily competition at the local level, Bob Pittman says we are all together when we try to get advertisers to appreciate the benefits of audio.

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Published on at 8:40 am by mikedup

“Save Cold Lake Radio”! (Stingray is Killing it.)

This is the second purge that Newcap (previous owner) and Stingray (current owner) have done with radio stations in the Lakeland. This purge has now cut all ON-AIR talent to ONE person per station.

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Published on February 5, 2019 at 9:25 pm by boredop

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Platters

(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch

1956

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 6th

Frank Sinatra debuted as star of the ‘Lucky Strike Hit Parade’ on CBS radio,
Two dramatic half-hours ‘Dangerous Assignment’ and ‘Nightbeat’ were introduced on the same night on NBC Radio.
The final episode of the talking horse comedy ‘Mr. Ed’ (with Vancouver’s Alan Young) aired on CBS-TV.
One of OTR’s last dramatic gasps ‘CBS Mystery Theatre’ (airing 5 times a week) had its premiere.
And Simon Fraser University’s CJSF-FM began testing at 90.1 MHz; its official launch was a week later on Valentines Day.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 6th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – The Top 10 Things Great Salespeople Don’t Do

Many articles have been written about what great Salespeople do.  In our discussions with our sales training partners in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto we often approach it the other way by revealing what Great Salespeople don’t do

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Sonny James

Known as the “Southern Gentleman”.21 of his albums reached the Country top 10. This tune from 1957. Sonny died at the age of 87 February 2016

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Published on February 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb 5th

88 years ago today comedian Eddie Cantor’s illustrious radio career got underway as he made an appearance on Rudy Vallee’s “The Fleischmann Hour” on NBC.
Two decades later the Fifth Emmy Awards gave top honors to I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell and Helen Hayes.
Also this date ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Show’ (pictured) debuted on CBS-TV,
the 200th episode of ‘Married with Children’ aired on FOX-TV,
and the 50th ‘Andy Griffith Show’ was seen on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 5th INSIDE.

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Dragons’ Den’s 2019 audition tour to include Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, and more

The CBC TV series Dragons’ Den will be launching a cross-country audition tour in Toronto on March 2 to find business pitchers for Season 14.

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Kristoff St. John dead: ‘Young & the Restless’ star was only 52

The soap-opera actor played character Neil Winters for 28 years on Young & the Restless.’ He allegedly died of a possible alcohol overdose.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Chuck Berry

A singer, songwriter and one of the great pioneers of rock and roll. He developed his music style that included guitar solos and showmanship. He was a major influence on subsequent rock music. This is one of his monster hits from 1955

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Published on February 3, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 4th

Baseball’s Jackie Robinson (pictured) signed a contract with NBC’s New York radio & TV stations as Director of Community Activities, thus becoming the first black broadcast executive.
Elvis Presley made his second appearance on CBS-TV’s ‘Dorsey Brothers Stage Show.’
ABC-TV aired a 25th anniversary salute to Dick Clark’s ‘American Bandstand.’
And Katie Couric’s “All Access Grammy Special” aired on CBS-TV, featuring interviews with Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 4th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Hundreds gathered in Kamloops to remember radio icon Angelo Iacobucci

Iacobucci, also known as “Bootch” was remembered fondly by the many dignitaries, friends, and family members who took the stage to speak of him. He had died suddenly seven weeks ago just shy of his 61st birthday.

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Daniel Greenfield’s article: The Fall of the Media Temple

The media sold off its own temple last week and no one noticed.

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Published on at 10:36 am by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Tony Bennett

A Singer of most any genre. His first hit Because of You came out in 1951. Many more followed including I Left My Heart in San Francisco in 1962

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SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 3rd

The third of WXYZ Detroit’s kids radio adventure shows ‘Challenge of the Yukon’ debuted… for a Michigan audience only.
The comedy team of Abbott and Costello (pictured) joined the cast of CBS radio’s ‘Kate Smith Hour.’
The mischievous chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs became a regular on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
And Vancouver radio station C-ISL got the okay to move down the AM dial from 940 to 650 KHz and increase power to 10,000 watts.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 3rd INSIDE.

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Published on at 7:13 am by Ron Robinson

Victoria’s KOOL FM Teasing a Change

“On February 8th, Victoria gets its newest radio station.”

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Published on February 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm by Radio Man

‘This Week in Money’ Featuring former White House adviser Anthony Scaramucci ‘The Mooch’

Anthony Scaramucci ‘The Mooch’ former White House staffer, founder of Sky Bridge Capital and author of Trump, the Blue Collar President

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Published on at 4:32 pm by Voice Over

Lianne Laing joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Lianne Laing knew there was a moment when she would have to make the jump. After many years battling a 3:40am wake call to fulfill a role in television secondary to her original passion sports, change was inevitable. In November 2017, she left on her own accord and launched her website Lianne Laing – complete with a weekly podcast and You Tube Channel

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Published on at 10:24 am by Voice Over

Nearly a Decade Later, Peach City Radio has Gone Live on FM

Volunteers have been operating a 24/7 online stream of radio content since 2014 and this will continue in tandem with the FM signal.

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Published on at 9:59 am by Ron Robinson

The Future of Super Bowl Ads Doesn’t Include TV .. or Football

Skittles’ 2019 Super Bowl commercial is not only not during the Super Bowl, it’s not televised at all. It’s not even an ad: It’s a live musical skewering its own industry.

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Published on at 9:09 am by Turn Table3

Choked-up Miller ready to say goodbye to golf’s broadcast booth

After three decades of analysis Johnny Miller will step aside after the third round at TPC Scottsdale, ceding the Sunday spotlight to the tournament leaders and his successor, Paul Azinger.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Glenn Miller

I am going out on a “limb” just in case there is young ones who do not know of Glenn Miller. This is one of best ones from 1945 (I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo

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Published on February 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 2nd

The parlour game ‘Twenty Questions’ began its 8-year run on the Mutual radio network.
Radio station CKLG signed on at 1070 KHz licensed to serve Vancouver’s North Shore.
‘What’s My Line’ (pictured) began a 17 year run Sunday nights on CBS-TV.
NBC-TV debuted the 90-minute musical ‘Midnight Special,’ which would run for almost nine years in the late Friday 1 am slot following Johnny Carson.
And Britney Spears was both the host and performing musical guest on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’
ALL the milestones for Feb, 2nd INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Sunday may be the Last Super Bowl with US Ads in Canada

Rule preventing ‘simsub’ set to be rescinded by the government following changes to trade agreement with U.S.

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Published on at 6:39 pm by clockwatcher

How one tiny Ontario radio station keeps listeners tuning in

At Amherst Island’s CJAI 92.1 FM, volunteers host shows, work the mixing board, and woo advertisers — it’s just one of many small local radio stations across the province trying to do more with less.

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Published on at 3:32 pm by boredop

Trudeau’s Taskforce To Secure Your Smartphone!

What is the motivation behind Trudeau’s “fake news” alert system so close to the Canadian election?

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Published on at 1:58 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Clarence “Frogman” Henry

An American R&B singer & pianist best known for his hit of 1961 (I Don’t Know Why) But I Do. He has been active since 1952 and still performing today

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Published on January 31, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 1st

This was the date 66 years ago when both ‘Private Secretary’ (with Ann Sothern) and ‘General Electric Theatre’ (hosted by Ronald Reagan) debuted on CBS-TV.
The date when 26-year-old Toronto-born Peter Jennings (pictured) became anchorman at ABC News for the first time.
The TV mini-series that introduced Nick Nolte, ‘Rich Man Poor Man’ began on ABC.
And 37 years ago today NBC-TV’s ‘Late Night with David Letterman’ debuted in the hour following Johnny Carson.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 1st INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

CRAZY: Trudeau-Appointed CBC President (Who Previously Lived In New York) Compares Netflix To Colonial “Empire”

Catherine Tait – the Trudeau-appointed head of the CBC – made an absolutely absurd and crazy comparison while speaking to a media panel

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Published on at 2:36 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Mills Brothers

This popular foursome had many hits between 1928 and 1982. They had a number of #1 hits including Be My Life’s Companion in 1952.

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Published on January 30, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 31st

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.”
“The Wonder Years” began its 115 episode run on ABC-TV.
And newsman Edwin Newman retired after 35 years with NBC Radio & TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 31st INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Natasha Gargiulo: Hustle and Heart on Matt’s ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

My New Year’s resolution is to call more people and speak to them, rather than pretend I know what’s going on in their lives because I follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Natasha was my first victim

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Elvis Presley

All Shook Up in 1957 as Elvis continued to put out more and more #1 hits.

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Published on January 29, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 30th

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.
Kevin Eubanks took over the band on Jay Leno’s ‘Tonight Show,’ while Kevin Newman left ABC News for Vancouver and the ‘Global National’ anchor slot.
And Mutual radio began airing ‘The Larry King Show’ from midnight to 5:30 am Eastern.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 30th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Pot TV: Bringing Canadians Marijuana Programming

The company behind shows like The Amazing Race Canada and Top Chef Canada is getting into the cannabis TV business.

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Published on at 4:44 pm by boredop

As Podcasts Continue To Grow, Who Listens Most?

A new study finds that 24% of those surveyed have now tuned into one or more podcasts, while a formidable 15% listen either daily or weekly.

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James Ingram, Grammy-Winning R&B Singer, Dies at 66

Ingram’s friend and creative partner Debbie Allen announced the news on Tuesday.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Beatles

Beatles formed in 1960 in Liverpool with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr. They built their reputation by playing in clubs.

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Published on January 28, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 29th

Victoria’s former CJVI (AM900) changed from playing Top 40 music to the ‘Jack FM’ format, ‘playing what we want’ on 103.1 MHz.
Veteran CKNW beat reporter George Garrett retired after 43 years in radio.
Lionel Barrymore was conscripted to host CBS’s ‘Lux Radio Theatre’ after star host/producer C.B. DeMille refused to join the performer’s union.
Gossip columnist Walter Winchell made his first appearance on radio.
The ‘Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’ premiered on CBS-TV.
And the ‘Crook & Chase’ talk show debuted on cable TV’s Nashville Network.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 29th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Former Announcer/Engineer Ed Jurak Dies at age 75

He was engineering for the CHUM Radio group in Vancouver from 2002 to 2004 when he retired.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Kingston Trio

The Trio helped launch the fold revival of the 1950’s and early 1960’s with their classic Tom Dooley in 1958.

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Published on January 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 28th

Garry Moore (pictured) was the MC as ‘Beat the Band’ debuted on NBC Radio.
The very first Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles.
The zany ‘Goon Show’ ended its 9-year run on BBC Radio.
‘Barnaby Jones’ starring Buddy Ebsen began its 8 season run on CBS-TV.
Correspondent/anchor Roger Mudd left NBC News after seven stormy years.
And ‘Fantasy Island’ began its 6-year-long Saturday night run on ABC-TV.
All the milestones for Jan. 28th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

More on Victoria’s KOOL FM Morning Show Changes

A staff member at Bell Media confirmed to Victoria Buzz that Paul Allen and Heather Palak have been let go by the company – an announcement that came with no further explanation.

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Former CKNW Copy Chief Copywriter Tony Antonias Dies at 89

He is fondly remembered as the creator of the longrunning Woodward’s $1.49 Day jingle.

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Published on at 10:29 am by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Pat Boone

Pat Boone had a number of hits, but he was up against Elvis. Don’t Forbid Me was a hit in 1956

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Published on January 26, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 27th

The highbrow drama series ‘CBS Radio Workshop’ debuted on the radio network.
Much lower on the intellectual scale was the debut of the ABC-TV sitcom ‘Davis Rules’ featuring Jonathan Winters.
Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Senor Wences headlined CBS-TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.’
The hour-long ‘Singalong with Mitch’ began its 3-year run on NBC-TV.
And two decades later the sitcom ‘Laverne & Shirley’ (pictured) debuted on ABC-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 27th INSIDE.

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Russell Baker, 2nd host of ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ & Pulitzer Prize Winner, dies at 93

The Pulitzer Prize-winning and longest serving New York Times columnist and humorist died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from complications after a fall.

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Calgary & Saskatchewan Broadcaster John Himpe Dies at 38

“We are all utterly heartbroken,” said Kenton Boston, Corus vice president of news & information. “Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family as they say goodbye to a remarkable man. We are all struggling with what has happened.”

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Published on January 25, 2019 at 9:57 pm by clockwatcher

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Four Preps

The Preps started out in 1956 and they are still entertaining today. Originally started at a high school in Hollywood. In 1958 they had the hit Big Man

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 26th

The medium of television was first demonstrated on Jan. 26th, in London by John L Baird.
Singer & radio star Jack Smith took over from Art Baker as host of one of early TV’s most popular shows, “You Asked for It.”
The Global Television Network began operations as a six-transmitter regional service covering southern Ontario.
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ made its debut on ABC-TV in the post-midnight slot formerly filled by Bill Maher.
And we lost the long-faced Abe Vigoda (pictured) who added so much to ABC’s ‘Barney Miller’ police station sitcom.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 26th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Catholics Hire Attorney to Sue “Fake News” Media for Libel

In a major warning to purveyors of fake news, Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann and his family have hired a high-powered attorney who specializes in suing the media for libel and slander

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Matt Cundill talks with Jim JJ Johnston on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

JJ “Jim” Johnston did something rather extraordinary last year. He committed to writing a blog everyday saluting someone in the radio or music industry

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Published on at 2:23 pm by Voice Over

Research Director Inc: Demo Leaders & PPM Analysis for Seattle

Warm 106.9 KRWM dominated the Demo breakouts for the Holiday period, just as it blanketted the 6+ chart.

KRWM’s All Xmas format helped it dominate in all Demo breakouts during the Holiday survey period.

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Published on at 11:25 am by boredop

Oakland A’s vs. Radio

A’s President Dave Kaval insists he will have a radio partner when the team starts the 2019 season. The team is looking at several apps to carry the broadcasts.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Everly Brothers

Another of the duo’s many hits from 1957: Bye Bye Love.

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Published on January 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 25th

The daytime soap opera. ‘The Guiding Light,’ began its 72-year broadcast run on this date on NBC radio, later moving to CBS-TV.
Vancouver’s CBR 1130 moved down the dial & became CBU AM 690.
B.J. Thomas sang his current Top 20 hit “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
President John F. Kennedy’s first press conference became the first such event to be carried live on radio & TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 25th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Victoria’s KOOL FM Fires Morning Show

Word on the street in Victoria is that Paul Allen and Heather Palak were fired from Bell Media’s KOOL FM breakfast show this morning. Anyone know more?

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Published on at 12:14 pm by Turn Table3

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Sonny and Cher

They were the husband & wife duo that had I Got YOU Babe on the charts in 1965, and became the biggest hit of their career. Sonny & Cher ended their act in 1976

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Published on January 23, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 24th

Vancouver radio station CKWX (AM980) opened a new 5,000 watt transmitter on Lulu Island (now Richmond.)
The UK’s ‘The Animals’ and ventriloquist Shari Lewis headlined CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
The short-lived Norman Lear sitcom, “Hot-L Baltimore” debuted on ABC TV.
The O.J. Simpson murder trial got underway, making CNN must-see TV for the next 8 months.
It was also Jan. 24th when legendary Canadian broadcaster and author Peter Gzowski (pictured) lost his battle with emphysema at age 67.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 24th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

All-Xmas keeps KRWM Atop Seattle Radio PPM’s (6+ Chart)

KIRO-FM drops to 5th, while Movin’ KQMV 92.5 moves up into 3rd. KUOW remains 2nd.

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Published on at 3:52 pm by Ron Robinson

Sean Hannity’s Radio Monologues To Live Stream On Fox Nation Subscription Service

The show, which will be a live stream of HANNITY’s opening PREMIERE NETWORKS radio monologue at 3p (ET) weekdays, will launch on JANUARY 30th.

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Published on at 1:42 pm by mikedup

National Music Centre’s new lounge is a Salute to Radio’s 1st Hundred Years

Depending on how old you are, it might seem a bit disconcerting that a portable CD player is now being proudly displayed at Calgary’s National Music Centre as an artifact from our distant past.

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Published on at 11:25 am by Radio Man

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Art & Dottie Todd

Husband & wife duo considered “One Hit Wonders”. This hit came about in 1957. Dotty died in December 2000 at the age of 87, Art in October 2007 at the age of 93.

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Published on January 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 23rd

The outstandingly popular miniseries “Roots” by Alex Haley debuted on ABC and ran for 8 consecutive nights.
Radio station WOR moved from Newark New Jersey to New York City.
What would become an iconic police station sitcom, ‘Barney Miller’ premiered on ABC-TV.
Mr. T became a TV action celebrity as ‘The A Team’ began its 5-year run on NBC.
The ‘Donny & Marie’ variety show debuted on ABC-TV.
The sitcom ‘about nothing’ Seinfeld’ began a nine-year run on NBC-TV.
And it’s the date we lost TV superstars Johnny Carson and Bob Keeshan (Capt.Kangaroo.).
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Actress/singer/comedienne Talk show guest Kaye Ballard Dies at 93

Kaye Ballard, the singer, actress and comedienne best known for starring as one of the meddling title characters on the 1960s NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law, has died.

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Published on at 1:19 pm by clockwatcher

Changes at iHeartRadio stations in Kingston

Back in November at least 5 staff at Kingston’s 98.3 Fly FM were let go. All the on-air shows were quickly replaced mostly by out of town voicetrackers. The ones that were let go were morning show co-host/news anchor Susan Amos, program director Jacquie Beckett, midday host/music director Lindsey Young and two sales reps. 

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Published on January 21, 2019 at 11:55 pm by Brian Cook

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Four Tops

The Four Tops were part of the popular “Motown Sound” out of Detroit, Michigan. I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) was there hit in 1965.

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 22nd

CKNW threw the switch boosting power from 250 to 1,000 watts on 1320 KHz.
One of Irna Phillips’ early daytime dramas ‘The Right to Happiness’ moved from the NBC Blue network to CBS radio.
The hilarious ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In’ began as a weekly series on NBC -TV.
And New Westminster’s Raymond Burr starred for the 1st time as Captain Lee Quince in the debut of “Fort Laramie” on CBS radio.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 22nd INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Real Country 95.5 Red Deer Morning Show goes Alberta-wide

Stingray has just announced that The Real Wake Up with Vinnie and Randi, the breakfast show on Red Deer’s Real Country 95.5, is going province-wide on 15 Stingray stations serving rural Alberta, in both the Real Country and Boom brand formats.  The change takes place today, Jan. 21.

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Published on at 11:48 am by Ron Robinson

Fans start petition in support of fired P.E.I. radio host

Joee Adams was fired from the Charlottetown-based classic rock radio station Q93 on Jan. 18 after four years as the morning radio host.

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Published on at 11:36 am by boredop

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Dave Dudley

American country music singer. Famous for his truck-driving anthems including this Six Days On The Road in 1963. Dave died at the age of 75 in 2003

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Published on January 20, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 21st

It’s the date the legendary deejay Wolfman Jack (pictured) was born.
The portly detective show ‘The Fat Man’ began its 5-year run on ABC radio,
Patsy Cline sang ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ on ‘Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts’ on CBS and became the winner for the week.
ABC-TV aired the debut of ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ in a regular season primetime slot, after 15 successful weeks as a summer replacement.
And singer Jackie Wilson and Canadian comedians Wayne & Schuster headlined ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 21st INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Salt Spring Island Still Wants a Local Radio Station

It could take a year for the licence to be approved, and society members may have to attend a hearing in Ottawa as part of the process. Some existing stations have the right to object if they feel a Salt Spring-based station could interfere with their signals.

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Published on at 11:51 am by Radio Man

Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios in DC

The fire caused the cancellation of C-SPAN’s popular phone-in program, and forced “Fox News Sunday” to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate’s studio.

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Published on at 9:18 am by boredop

My Favourite Flashback by Michael Jackson

“Billie Jean” is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released in January 1983 as the second single from his sixth album Thriller. It was written and composed by Jackson and produced by Quincy Jones and Jackson.

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Published on January 19, 2019 at 9:29 pm by Radio Man

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 20th

Radio Tuktoyaktuk went on the air, serving the Northwest Territories in English and Inuktutuk.
This was the date a US television show was transmitted live through an outlet in Canada for the first time, when CBS TV’s “Studio One” was fed from Buffalo to CBLT in Toronto.
Singers Sonny James and Ivory Joe Hunter headlined the ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
And Fred Silverman (pictured) quit as boss of programming at ABC-TV to become president of CBS.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 20th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones

Group were formed in South Carolina, USA. Active from 1956 to 1961. Black Slacks was a hit for them in 1957.

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Published on January 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 19th

Joe Chesney (pictured) got his own Langley (BC) radio station CJJC on the air at 850 KHz.
The first episode of the soon-to-be-iconic ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ was filmed.
68% of all US TV sets were tuned in as Lucy gave birth on CBS-TV’s ‘I Love Lucy.’
Two years later, CBS-TV debuted ‘The Millionaire” with Marvin Miller.
And three decades later, that same network introduced the first edition of the newsmagazine show ’48 Hours.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 19th INSIDE.

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Longtime Alberta broadcaster Peter Watts dies at 68

Watts, the 20-year host of Alberta Morning News on the Corus Radio Network, was a voice heard across the province on weekday mornings.

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Sony and R. Kelly Part Ways

This comes on the heels of the Lifetime documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ which details allegations against the singer of domestic abuse and having sex with minors.

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Updates on Stingray changes

Well I was wrong with a couple things and was given updates on my previous article regarding Stingray. Lots of moves in a short time and it is exciting times. Sadly there were a few layoffs today.

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Published on January 17, 2019 at 11:27 pm by Brian Cook

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Doris Day

Doris is an actress, singer and animal welfare activist. She began her career with big bands, and her first hit recording was in 1945 Sentimental Journey

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 18th

This was the date that Canadian content music quotas first came into effect for AM radio stations.
Victoria’s second radio station CKDA started broadcasting, some 27 years after the first station debuted.
Lee Majors’ starring vehicle, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ premiered on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV aired the 100th episodes of both the sitcom ‘Good Times’ and ‘Northern Exposure,’ 17 years apart.
And prolific producer Norman Lear scored yet another sitcom spinoff as ‘The Jeffersons’ (as pictured) debuted on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 18th INSIDE.

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Netflix Grows Subscriber Base to 139 Million Worldwide

Two days after announcing that the price of its most popular U.S. plan would go up by $2, Netflix revealed that it has grown its subscriber base by 8.84 million, or nearly 26 percent.

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Halifax Listeners Adjusting to Two New Radio Formats

Reaction was mixed, with many expressing disappointment over the disappearance of Rock 105 in favour of lighter hits. On Twitter, @matthfx called it “a sad day for Halifax radio.”

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Murray Battle Leaves BC’s Knowledge Network

After 11 years with Knowledge Network, Murray Battle, the public broadcaster’s director of original documentaries and brand, is leaving his post.

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My observations for radio so far in 2019

So far in the early part of 2019, we have seen 2 format changes a day apart in Halifax and on boxing day 2 more format changes. 3 stations owned by one company and the other station owned by another. What were the differences between the changes and what else can we expect this year?

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Fats Domino

Fats a pianist, singer songwriter. Sold more than 55 million records. Between 1955 and 1960 he had 11 top 10 hits.

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Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 17th

A full page newspaper ad heralded C-FUN AM1410’s move to 1900 West 4th Avenue.
Robert Blake starred as ‘Baretta’ debuted on ABC-TV.
Garth Brooks’ first TV special aired in NBC prime time.
‘Larry King Live’ gave way to a notable CNN failure, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight.’
The journalistic series ‘Frontline’ made its first appearance on PBS.
And after 29 years on the air, Phil Donahue (pictured) announced that his syndicated talk show would end at the end of the season.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 17th INSIDE.

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Sinclair Joins Streaming War With Launch of Free TV Service ‘STIRR’

The rollout of the service begins with 20 networks, including Cheddar and the Dove Channel, with plans to grow to more than 50 channels by year end. Users can also access national and local news channels where Sinclair has existing stations

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Bob Costas Splits with NBC but Not Retiring

The 66-year old sportscaster has reached an agreement to end his time at NBC, but will continue work at MLB Network and pursue other projects.

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Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against Seattle’s KUOW

SAG-AFTRA has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against NPR news/talk KUOW regarding the dismissal of seven employees in April 2018.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Kay Starr

Kay had two #1 hits: Wheel of Fortune (1951) and Rock and Roll Waltz (1955)/ Billie Holiday said Kay was the “only white woman who could sing the blues

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Published on January 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 16th

The pioneering sci-fi series ‘The Outer Limits’ aired for the final time on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV’s Ed Sulllivan Show featured songs by Mike Douglas and The Lettermen, with comedy by impressionist Frank Gorshin, and Vancouver’s Mimi Hines teamed with husband Phil Ford.
After 15 years in the spot Terry Reid left the QM/FM morning show.
Five years after he retired polls declared CBS anchorman emeritus Walter Cronkite to STILL be the ‘most trusted man in America.’
And America’s 6th national TV network UPN (Universal-Paramount Network) began telecasting.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 16th INSIDE.

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Netflix Announces its Biggest US Streaming Price Boost Ever

The company’s standard plan in the US, which had cost $11 per month, will now set you back $13 per month. Its premium option, which doubles the number of screens you can watch Netflix programming on
will now cost $16 per month, up from $14.

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Stingray Launches 96.5 The Breeze in Halifax

“On Thursday, January 17th, a warm new breeze will arrive in Halifax as Stingray launches 96.5 The Breeze…Halifax’s Relaxing Favourites.”

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‘Hello Dolly’ Legend Carol Channing Dead at 97

The Seattle-born Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last year.

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KING 5 Loses its News Director .. courtesy FTV Live

After 3 years in the News Director’s job, Cheryl Carson’s last day was Friday.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Buddy Knox

A singer & songwriter. Best known for this hit from 1957. He had other hits like Ling Ting Tong, or Hula Love & others. Buddy moved to British Columbia in 1992 where he was a partner in a nightclub. He moved again in 1997 to Port Orchard, Washington. Buddy died at the age of 65 in February 1999

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Published on January 14, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 15th

CKNW moved its studios from downtown New Westminster to a former Safeway location at 815 McBride Boulevard.
Saskatchewan-born Art Linkletter (pictured) introduced his longrunning (22 years) daytime hit ‘House Party’ on CBS radio.
Ed Sullivan insisted that the Rolling Stones change the lyrics of their hit ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ or they’d be banned from his CBS-TV Sunday night showcase.
The retro sitcom ‘Happy Days’ started its memorable 11 year run on ABC-TV.
And Gene Shalit started his 37-year career as movie critic on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 15th INSIDE.

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BC Radio guy & former premier Bob Rae label true Canadian Patriots Yellow Vests as Brownshirts, Conspiracy Theorists and More!!!

Canada’s mainstream media’s new ‘Narrative’ for Canadian Patriots participating with ‘Yellow Vests’ movement, ‘Extreme’!

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Former Vancouver & Montreal Radioman Bob Gillies Dead at 84

Following his work in Vancouver in the 1950’s at CJOR and CKWX, he was prominent at CKGM and CFCF radio and TV Montreal before moving to the U.S.

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Shirley Boone, wife of singer Pat Boone, dead at 84

The 1950/60’s hitmaker Pat Boone confirmed his wife’s death to People, saying they’d shared “a wonderful, blessed life together for 65 years.”

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Tammy Wynette

One of the best known artists and biggest selling female singer. Married 5 times, including to country star George Jones. She had many #1 hits on the country charts including this one from 1968. She was active from 1966 to 1998. Her passing occurred April 1998 at the age of 55.

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Published on January 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 14th

67 years ago today, NBC-TV aired the premiere ediition of the longrunning ‘Today Show,’ hosted by the legendary Dave Garroway (pictured).
‘The Bionic Woman’ starring Lindsay Wagner debuted on ABC-TV, while ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ started its run on CBS.
One billion viewers worldwide watched the live TV special, ‘Elvis – Aloha from Hawaii.’
David Letterman announced his pending departure from NBC, and then 7 years later to the date underwent emergency open heart surgery.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 14th INSIDE.

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They Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye: the Abrupt End of the Ron and Don Show

After nearly 13 years in drive time for KIRO-FM, “The Ron & Don Show” was abruptly, and without explanation, canceled on Thursday. The staff was notified 11 minutes after the show ended that day at 7 p.m.

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Canadians Struggling to Find a TV Service that Suits Them

One in eight Canadians have stopped or suspended their television subscriptions — traditional or streaming — to switch over to a different media service, with the plan to switch back at some point.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Billy Williams

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
Fats Waller did I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter, and Billy Williams made it a hit again in 1957.

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Published on January 12, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 13th

After more than 13 years on ABC-TV’s daytime schedule ‘Ryan’s Hope’ aired its final episode.
The Canadian band Rush headlined a “Canada for Asia” tsunami-relief CBC telethon in Toronto.
The ‘made-in Canada’ action series ‘La Femme Nikita’ debuted on the USA cable channel.
The 100th episode of NYPD Blue aired on ABC.
Samantha (Eliz. Montgomery) gave birth to baby Tabitha on ABC-TV’s ‘Bewitched.’
And we lost two luminaries of early CBC television as comedian Frank Shuster and news anchor Earl Cameron died.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 13th INSIDE.

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As a former CEO/President, Chuck Camroux weighs in on Jazz FM 91 today…

For those unaware, a short (well not really) recap. As CEO/President of the station in the late 90’s and early 2000’s — six years — I changed the station format from heavy professorial talk/lectures and classical music with a few hours of specialty music, to mostly JAZZ, no lectures and a few hours of related music features every week.

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CRTC wants legislation to optimize competition, encourage CanCon, enable affordable access

According to the CRTC, new broadcasting legislation should encourage the production and consumption of Canadian content (CanCon),

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Crave Movie Channels are in Free Preview Mode This Weekend

The preview weekend will offer a sample of Crave’s various films and TV series, including, most notably, the third season of HBO’s True Detective crime drama. The first two episodes of the series are set to premiere back-to-back on HBO and Crave on Sunday.

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Astrid Braunschmidt of CTV Vancouver Island Has Delivered Her Last Weather Forecast

After 17 years with Victoria’s second television station, Astrid is leaving .. for a position handling Media Relations with BC Ferries.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Jimmy Clanton

Jimmy was known as the “swamp pop R & B teenage idol”. He is still active today. He also starred in a couple of movies and from 1972 to 1976 he was a disc jockey

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Published on January 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 12th

‘Sam ‘n’ Henry,’ the local Chicago series that set the pattern for the legendary national radio hit, ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy’ debuted on WGN.
Another Chicago origination, the hit children’s puppet show ‘Kukla Fran & Ollie’ had its premiere on NBC-TV.
The live-action (Pow! Zonk!) ‘Batman’ series debuted on ABC-TV.
And ‘All in the Family’ episode 1 was seen on CBS, featuring TV’s first toilet flush.
Happy Birthday to Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, and Christiane Amanpour!
ALL the milestones for Jan. 12th INSIDE!

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Legislature Bureau in Victoria Heads News 1130 Changes

Liza Yuzda (pictured) leaves CKNW AM 980 Vancouver to launch a B.C. Legislative bureau in Victoria for News 1130.

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KIRO Radio Turfs Long-Running Afternoon Ron & Don Show

After nearly 13 years as an afternoon fixture on KIRO FM, Ron & Don have been shown the door.

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Global TV, W Network audience success help Corus Q1 ad revenue

Corus Entertainment Inc. reported its first-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as its revenue edged higher, boosted by gains in television advertising. 

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San Diego-Based KUSI: CNN Disinvited Our Journalist Because We Reported Border Wall ‘Does Work

CNN requests KUSI to cover Wall Story, but rejected the story because it didn’t match the Fake News Networks Narrative

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Edmonton Radio Sports Talker Thrilled with Play-by-Play Assignment in Europe

Dustin Nielson has his own successful radio morning show but in his heart of hearts he’s a hockey play-by-play man who was asked out-of-the-blue if he might want to call the Spengler Cup tournament in Switzerland.

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Fox Nation to Air Documentary on Anchor Dan Rather: ‘The Birth of Fake News’

The special — “Black Eye: Dan Rather and the Birth of Fake News” — will focus on a story that was published regarding George W. Bush, alleging that he had received special treatment during his time in the Texas Air National Guard.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Asleep At The Wheel

A country music group has won 9 Grammys. Charted our 20 singles included this one from 1974.s Founded by Ray Benson & Luck Oceans. They have had a number of different members over the years. They are still active today,

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Published on January 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 11th

Victoria’s first radio station, then known as CFCT 1450, upped its power to 500 watts.
Lloyd Bridges starred for the first time in his syndicated TV action hit “Sea Hunt.”
16 years later on this date, ‘Love American Style’ aired for the final time on ABC-TV.
And 8 years later, CBC Television moved the National News up an hour to 10 pm, followed by ‘The Journal’ hosted by the incredible Barbara Frum (pictured).
ALL the milestones for Jan. 11th INSIDE.

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Fox Seattle Aired Doctored Video of Trump Border Speech That Made President Look Weird

Fox affiliate Q13 (KCPQ-TV) in Seattle broadcast a doctored video of President Trump giving his Oval Office address to the nation Wednesday during the intro to their 10 p.m. news show.

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Published on January 9, 2019 at 9:59 pm by Michael Easton

Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Champs

This group took their name from Gene Autry’s horse! This number from 1958 was to be the throwaway number.

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 10th

NBC-TV aired the pilot for a US version of a hit BBC satirical news show, ‘That Was the Week that Was,’ with David Frost hosting as he had in the UK. It quickly became a weekly series.
Canada’s comedy team Wayne & Schuster guest-hosted on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ and performed a Professor Von Gartner skit.
The ethnic radio soap opera, ‘The Goldbergs,’ for 20 years a hit daytime strip, became a 30-minute weekly primetime TV show on CBS.
And the first-ever episode of ‘Masterpiece Theatre’ aired on PBS, with Alistair Cooke (pictured) as on-screen host.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Fresh abuse investigations launched after (Lifetime’s) R Kelly documentary

Prosecutors in Chicago and Atlanta appeal for new information after allegations of abuse are made in a documentary about the R&B star, who has long denied wrongdoing

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Angelo Iacobucci Celebration of Life set for Feb. 2nd

It will be held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre at 2 pm on Saturday Feb. 2nd

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VICE Media Launches Legal Battle to Protect Journalist’s Materials

VICE Media Canada is urging an Ontario court to revoke a previous court order that would compel journalist Ben Makuch to give the RCMP any notes and communications between Makuch and an alleged Islamic State fighter.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring The Village People

Known as disco group, and really famous or their costumes. The album “Village People” was put together and aimed for the gay audience.

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Published on January 8, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 9th

Eleven months before the sneak attack on Pearl Harbour, CBS demonstrated small screen color television.
Clint Eastwood (pictured) began his ascent of the star ladder as the western series ‘Rawhide’ had its premiere on CBS-TV.
NBC-TV debuted a future sitcom hit ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’;
Pat Sajak became the latest challenger to Johnny Carson with a late night talk show on CBS-TV;
The same network introduced “The Late Late Show” post midnight, hosted at first by Tom Snyder;
And the ethnic sitcom ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’ debuted on CBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 9th INSIDE.

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What They Aren’t Showing You on BBC and other networks. Are We Seeing This?

Not being on cable, have any of you mainstream media watchers seen any of the above from any of the networks, here in Canada and United States? What else are we being prevented from seeing? The People Are Standing Up to the corruption of government     

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Published on at 5:51 pm by Michael Easton

Kelowna Radio Host Sidelined by Health Issues

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November and had surgery a week before Christmas. Andy and I found out today (Jan. 7) that I have more battles ahead. I’ve never felt more scared and more loved, all at the same time.”

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Top Priority for Woman Appointed CBS News Chief: Repair Morale

Susan Zirinski is the first woman to lead the division, and her ascension comes as CBS News has endured unprecedented roiling amid the #MeToo reckoning, which first hit the division more than a year ago with a flurry of serious misconduct allegations.

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RIP Famed Sports Columnist Jim Taylor, 82

“Jim Taylor had the best wit in Canadian sportswriting and loved to tell the story of how he started in the biz reviewing records for the Victoria Times and once wrote a column explaining why one guy would never make it. Elvis Presley.”

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15 Truths for Talent in 2019 by Paul Kaye

As we begin a New Year, I wanted to share some truths for on air performers in 2019.  These are my beliefs. You may not agree with me and that’s fine

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Published on January 7, 2019 at 9:20 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Hank Williams Jr.

He is the son of legendary country star Hank Williams. Jr has been active from 1957 until the present time. #1 hits were many on the US country charts including this one from 1982

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 8th

Edmonton’s adopted son Robert Goulet (pictured) made his US TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on CBS, singing “If Ever I Would Leave You.”
The PBS children’s show headliner Mister Rogers was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And the NBC-TV drama series Providence, which introduced Melina Kanakaredes in her first TV lead role, made its debut.
ALL milestones for Jan. 8th INSIDE.

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Stingray Buys CHOO-FM Drumheller

“The acquisition of CHOO-FM offers an excellent opportunity for Stingray to add an FM station in Drumheller that will perfectly complement our Real Country-branded CKDQ-AM.”

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Brother-Sister Act Debuts on Toronto’s CFNY 102.1

Toronto alternative station, 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) has a new morning show: Mornings With Ruby & Alex, hosted by sister-brother duo Ruby and Alex Carr weekdays, 5:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. ET.

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Christine McGuire, Eldest of ‘McGuire Sisters’ Singing Group, Dies at 92

Christine McGuire, whose pop hits propelled her and her singing sisters to many radio and television appearances, died Dec. 28 in Las Vegas,

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Roy Orbison

Roy died at the young age of 52, but left us a load of his hits including Candy Man from 1961.

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Published on January 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 7th

Red Skelton got his first weekly starring vehicle on the NBC Red radio network.
The well-remembered OTR ‘squeaky door’ show ‘Inner Sanctum Mysteries’ debuted on NBC Blue.
For the first time TV cameras were allowed inside the House of Commons in Ottawa.
The Peoples Choice Awards named ‘Deal or No Deal’ with Canada’s Howie Mandel (pictured) as favorite game show.
And ‘Midday’ with Valerie Pringle and Bill Cameron debuted on CBC Television as a daytime version of ‘The Journal.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 7th INSIDE.

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Chris Kennedy Salutes Jim JJ Johnston, the 365 day man

Here we are. It’s January 2019 with a fresh start for a new year. 365 new days. For those of us in radio, it’s back to business as usual – where we bring our best content to our audiences every day 24/7.

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93-year-old DJ Art Laboe: a Voice for the Humble

The 93-year-old DJ based in Palm Springs, Calif., credits one group of listeners for keeping him on the air after 75 years: family members who want to send messages to loved ones in prison.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Johnny Horton

Battle Of New Orleans a big hit for Johnny Horton in 1959. Johnny died at age 35.
1959

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Published on January 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 6th

Ronald Colman (pictured with wife Benita Hume) debuted in their own weekly NBC radio series, ‘The Halls of Ivy.’
The Global Television Network began with a toehold in Southern Ontario;
That same day the CBS Radio Mystery Theater with host E.G. Marshall began its 9-year run;
And zookeeper Marlin Perkins introduced his wildlife TV series that would run for 25 years, ‘Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 6th INSIDE.

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MARTY FORBES: Changes on Edmonton’s Radio Dial

Capital FM is no longer oldies and has switched to the Adult Contemporary format called The Breeze 96.3. It’s a soft A/C format which has not been available on Edmonton radio in years.

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Toronto radio veterans launch new online station, JAZZCAST

Dani Elwell, Garvia Bailey and Heather Bambrick, all recently of Jazz.FM91, are behind the new stream. Expect podcasts, live performances, interviews and more

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Neil Sedaka

Neil still active since 1957 as a pianist, vocalist, composer and record produced. He wrote songs for the likes of Connie Francis.

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Published on January 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 5th

Radio’s longrunning mystery show ‘The Shadow’ began its 22 year run on the networks.
Vancouver’s Alan Young (pictured) starred in episode 1 of TV’s talking horse show ‘Mr. Ed.’
Pat Boone signed in as the mystery guest on CBS-TV’s ‘What’s Mty Line’;
And the ABC daytime drama ‘All My Children’ debuted.
ALL the milestones for Jan, 5th INSIDE.

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All-Xmas KRWM Doubles Listenership to Dominate Seattle PPM

Two news/talk outlets, KUOW (NPR) and news/talk KIRO FM are second and third in the 6+ chart.

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Der Spiegel media scandal proves that corporate-run media celebrates journalists who fake news stories with fabricated sources

What do you have to do to earn accolades as a journalist and win awards? The less disillusioned among us might say you need to be a good and engaging writer who secures authentic sources and shares exhaustively confirmed information with readers

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Hagood Hardy

This tune was used for the 1972 television commercial for Salada Tea. Originally a hit in 1975. 1992 saw him receive the Order of Canada. Hagood died at the age of 59 in January 1997.

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Published on January 3, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 4th

It’s the date that NBC debuted one of radio’s first variety shows, ‘The Dodge Victory Hour’ starring Will Rogers and Al Jolson.
Bob Hope (pictured) made his first national radio appearance on NBC’s ‘The Intimate Review.’
Victoria’s CHEK-TV left the CBC and became a fulltime CTV affiliate;
and several lengthy TV runs came to a close on CBS Jan. 4th, ‘Rawhide’ (which introduced Clint Eastwood) and ‘The Twentieth Century,’ hosted by Walter Cronkite.

Come INSIDE for ALL the milestones.

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Montreal Radio’s Nat Lauzon is in a Battle Against her own Ears

The host of Feel Good Weekends on The Beat 92.5 in Montreal, Lauzon suffers from vertigo, tinnitus and hearing loss. But a hearing aid and some research are helping her fight back.

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Gene Okerlund, WWE wrestling interviewer, dead at 76

The wrestling world has been rocked by the death of “Mean” Gene Okerlund, the veteran interviewer who was as much a part of WWE as Spandex and chokeholds.

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Chuck’s Classics featuring Billy Swan

Billy is a country singer songwriter. Has had number of hits including this one from 1974. He has two daughters in the music business. Active from 1962 to the present. Born May 1942.

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Published on January 2, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 3rd

Happy Birthday to Dabney Coleman, Van Dyke Parks, Mel Gibson and Stephen Sills.
On this date William S Paley (pictured) incorporated the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS.)
And a future General Manager of the station Hal Davis joined CKNW as Chief Copywriter.
The 100th episode of ‘The Jeffersons’ aired on CBS, and ABC telecast the 100th episode of ‘Hart to Hart.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 3rd INSIDE.

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Daryl Dragon, Captain of The Captain and Tennille, Dies at 76

Dragon came from a musical family. His father was an Academy Award-winning composer and conductor and his mother was a singer who worked on Bing Crosby recordings among many others.

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Okanagan Oldies goes Soft Rock!

New Year brings a fresh feel to Okanagan Oldies – we’re now “SOFT 103.9, familiar favourites.

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Published on at 11:55 am by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – Are Your 2019 Sales Targets Too High?

As we start a new year, here’s the advice we’ve offered many of our sales training partners in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, and Calgary.   If you’re a Professional B2B Salesperson with a 2019 sales target that seems unreachable, don’t panic. 

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Bob Einstein of ‘Super Dave Osborne’ & ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ Dies at 76

Richard Lewis, Einstein’s Curb co-star, said he was in shock about the actor’s passing. “I knew him forever,” Lewis wrote on Twitter. “His long career is hard to match. His role on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly brilliant! Our cast and crew will be devastated.”

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Calgary’s Ron Tarrant Scores Again…

Ron reached out to PSR yesterday saying, “He’s very honored to be the new voice of Rogers-rock radio stations across Canada with Bif Naked.

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The Night Show with Katie & Ed – press release

On January 7, 2019, one of Canada’s most engaging  new radio teams will take their show to a national audience for the first time. Katie & Ed, the morning team from 90.3 AMP Radio in Calgary, will launch a new national evening show on stations from Vancouver to St. John’s.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bobby Darin

Singer, songwriter, played many instruments, actor. Started out writing for Connie Francis. A number of hits including this one from 1958.

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Published on January 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 2nd

Happy Birthday to Cuba Gooding Jr, Taye Diggs, Jack Hanna, Dax Shepard, and Kate Bosworth.
Bing Crosby began his 10-years as host of NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall’;
the CBC opened its second national AM hookup, the ‘Dominion Network.’
‘The Life of Riley’ with William Bendix came to NBC-TV,
and two years later so did ‘The Bob Cummings Show.’
Nanaimo’s CHUB AM 1570 was flipped to FM, becoming THE WAVE 102.3.
As we neared the end of the network radio era, CBS dropped ‘The Road of Life’, ‘Our Gal Sunday,’ and two other longrunning soaps.
Jan. 2nd obits include Dick Powell, Alan Hale Jr, Anne Francis, CNN’s Jim Huber, and Manitoba’s Jack Carson (pictured).
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Classics featuring Elvis Presley

This is his first hit for RCA Records back in 1956. That year Elvis made his film debut in “Love Me Tender”. On he went to become of the worlds greatest singers of rock ’n roll

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Published on December 31, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

NEW YEAR’s DAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 1st

Jan. 1st saw many broadcast firsts, including the debut of the Canadian ‘Bravo’ cable channel, the start of VH1 in the US, the debut of ESPN Radio and the CBS-TV series ‘ Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman’ (pictured).
The first broadcast of the Rose Bowl game was heard on KHJ Los Angeles, and 4 years later, the Rose Bowl went coast-to-coast on NBC radio.
Lorne Green was named voice of the new CBC national news service;
Vancouver’s CKNW moved from 1230 to 1320 KHz with 250 watts of power,
CKWX Radio went to 24 hour service with ‘Concert Under the Stars’ from midnight to 5,
and CHQM amended its Easy Listening music format to include Light Rock.
The final episode of ABC-TV’s ‘Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet’ was filmed,
and CBS-TV’s ‘The Karen Carpenter Story’ became the most-watched TV movie of the year.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 1st INSIDE.

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Dame June Whitfield, Star of ‘The Glums’ in the 50’s, Dies at 93

She became a national favourite playing the eternal fiancée Eth, coaxing her dozy Ron Glum (played by Dick Bentley) towards the altar in the Frank Muir-Denis Norden 1950s radio series Take It From Here.

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Remembering Barb McLintock

A reputation for delivering scoops, first for the Victoria Daily Colonist and then for The Province of Vancouver, continued at The Tyee, where McLintock’s presence helped provide this site with journalistic credibility in its early months.

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JJ-365 Salutes Terry Reid Hubbard

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we have paid tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today on our SECOND LAST 365’er of the 2018 series, we are shining the light on Terry Reid Hubbard

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Oliver

Member of two music groups prior to going out on his own. This hit from 1969. Died at age 54 in February 2000

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Published on December 30, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

NEW YEAR’S EVE in Broadcast History .. Mon. Dec 31st

Happy Birthday to Burton Cummings, Ben Kingsley, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer and Bebe Neuwirth.
Seattle radio station KOMO debuted at 980 KHz;
Guy Lombardo played ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on CBS radio to bring in 1930, and a tradition was born;
‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve’ debuted on NBC-TV (it moved to ABC two years later);
CNN’s second channel ‘Headline News’ debuted on US cable systems;
the BBC began using the chimes of Big Ben as its ID;
and ‘The Doctors’ ended its 19 year run on NBC-TV.
Among the obits for Dec. 31 are Vancouver big bandleader Dal Richards, Nashville pianist Floyd Cramer, Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan, pop singers Rick Nelson and Natalie Cole, and actress Eileen Heckart.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Elvis Presley

Not much one can say about Elvis. He turned out many many hits like this one from 1956: Blue Suede Shoes

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Published on December 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 30th

Happy Birthday to Tracey Ullman, Meredith Vieira, Sean Hannity and sitcom guru James Burrows.
Also born this day were Bert Parks, Jack Lord, Dennis Morgan and Jeannette Nolan.
Canada’s first radio network hooking up Monteal with Ottawa broadcast the CNR’s Anniversary Show;
the famous Jack Benny feud with Fred Allen kicked off on NBC radio;
the first black and white TV sets sold for $1,175 US;
James Arness, soon to be Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke, made his TV acting debut on the Lux Video Theatre;
‘Let’s Make a Deal’ with Winnipeg’s Monty Hall (pictured) debuted on NBC-TV;
and the same network, after 25 years, cancelled ‘The Wonderful World of Disney.’
Among the obits for Dec. 30th were composer Richard Rodgers, bandleader Ralph Flanagan, and ’60/’70’s Seattle radio DJ Lan Roberts.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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RIP Former Ace Reporter, Coroner’s Spokesperson Barb McLintock, 68

She died on Saturday from complications related to recently-diagnosed thyroid cancer. She was a former award-winning political journalist and Victoria bureau chief with The Province newspaper.

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JJ-365 Salutes Valerie Ambrose

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Valerie Ambrose.

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Neil Diamond

Singer-songwriter, 38 songs in the top 10, sold more than 100 Million records.

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Published on December 28, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 29th

Happy Birthday to Ted Danson, Jon Voight, Mary Tyler Moore, Dinah Christie, Patricia Clarkson and Ashleigh Banfield.
Radio soap favorite ‘Young Dr. Malone’ began 4 seasons on CBS-TV;
WMCA’s Good Guys became the first N.Y. radio station to play ‘The Beatles’;
Jane Pauley ended her 13 years as co-host of NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show”;
and Sly and the Family Stone headlined CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
And passing away at age 77 was the ‘King of Jazz,’ Paul Whiteman (pictured).
ALL the milestones for Dec. 29th INSIDE.

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Beloved KTLA Morning Anchor Chris Burrous Dead After Possible Overdose: Police

Detectives are currently investigating the death of the popular Los Angeles news personality, who was found unresponsive in a Glendale, California Days Inn.

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Viewers Ask Where KCPQ Morning Meteorologist Is After Arrest

Katie Boer got physical after attending a holiday party hosted by station colleagues. She attempted to drive after drinking at the event and when friends tried to stop her from driving she punched one of them.

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RIP OTR writer/actor/director Herb Ellis, aged 96

“Never have so many owed so much to one man. He never sought credit. But did so much behind the scenes.”

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Marty Robbins

Singer, songwriter, actor & racing driver. Active from 1948 to 1982. recorded 52 albums, 100 singles and 17 reached #1 on Billboards Country Top 100, and 82 Top 40 Singles Chart. This single from 1957. Marty died at the age of 57 in December 1982

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Published on December 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 28th

Happy Birthday to Dame Maggie Smith, Denzel Washington, Seth Meyers,, Nichelle Nichols and John Legend.
The last episode of ‘Ding Dong School’ with Miss Frances aired on NBC-TV;
trumpeter Hugh Masekela guested on CBS-TV’s ‘To Tell the Truth’;
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau gave a year’s end interview to CTV;
‘The Edge of Night’ wrapped up its 28 year run on CBS and later NBC-TV;
CNN boss Ted Turner was named TIME Magazine’s Man of the Year;
and Ed Bradley interviewed an emotional Michael Jackson on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes.
Dec. 28th obits include Clayton Moore (TV’s Lone Ranger), Jerry Ohrbach of ‘Law & Order,’ William Demarest (‘My Three Sons’), music men Billy Taylor and Freddie King, and singer/comedienne Kaye Stevens.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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JJ-365 Salutes Ronnie Stanton

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Ronnie Stanton

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Chubby Checker

Singer and a dancer. Known mainly for popularizing the twist style of dancing. The Twist became a national hit in 1960.

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Published on December 26, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 27th

Happy Birthday to broadcast journalists Savannah Guthrie, Cokie Roberts and Arthur Kent. It’s also the date when the late Sydney Greenstreet and Oscar Levant were born.
‘The Glenn Miller Show’ began its 3-year, 3-times a week run on CBS radio;
C-ISL AM 650 became Vancouver’s Oldies Station, and CKKS became ‘JACK FM.’
Don McNeill’s ‘Breakfast Club’ ended its 35 year run on ABC Radio;
‘Howdy Doody Time’ (pictured) started its 13 year run on NBC-TV;
the prime time soap ‘Knot’s Landing’ debuted on CBS-TV,
and The Doors played ‘Light My Fire’ on CBS-TV’s ‘Jonathan Winters Show.’
Among those departing forever Dec. 27th were Vancouver’s first TV anchorman, Tom Robinson, and music men Hoagy Carmichael, Freddie King and Vancouver’s Chris Gage.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 27th INSIDE;

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JJ-365 Salutes Danny Kingsbury

  JJ-365 Salutes December 26, 2018   Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Danny Kingsbury. I have a bunch of friends that are born around Christmas day. They all have one thing in common, they feel like throughout their […]

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Seattle Broadcast Media, by Sparky Taft

In recent years, Seattle radio and TV has changed dramatically and not necessarily for the better. Changes started to appear during the 2008/09 recession with numerous layoffs, especially with the radio groups. More recently, there has been a tidal wave of mergers and broadcast station sales that have highly impacted the broadcast stations. Again, not necessarily for the better

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Andy Williams breaks a most wonderful “Billboard” chart record with his Christmas classic

The late Andy Williams has just landed at #10 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 with his 1963 Christmas classic, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

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Published on December 25, 2018 at 9:30 pm by boredop

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Tommy Edwards

An R&B singer best known for this hit in 1958.  Other songs he recorded never reached the peak this one did

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BOXING DAY in Broadcast History .. Wed. Dec. 26th

Boxing Day saw the birth of funny men Steve Allen and Alan King, actors Jared Leto and Eden Sher, musicians Bob Carpenter and Chris Daughtry, and ‘America’s Most Wanted’ host John Walsh.
The WSM Barn Dance began a Saturday night tradition on Nashville radio, soon becoming the ‘Grand Ole Opry.’
‘Big Sister’ ended its 16 year run as a daytime soap on CBS Radio;
Victoria’s 107.3 switched off the Christmas music, and introduced KOOL-FM, with ‘Today’s Best Music’;
‘The Shadow’ ended its 24-year radio run;
and ‘Search for Tomorrow’ ended its 35 year run on first CBS-TV, and for the last five years, NBC.
Obits Dec. 26th include Jack Benny, Jason Robards, Nigel Hawthorne, Fontella Bass, wrestler Gorgeous George, and LA sportscaster Stu Nahan.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Ray Conniff

Santa Claus Coming to Town Ray Conniff (1959)

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Published on December 24, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

CHRISTMAS DAY in Broadcast History .. Tuesday Dec. 25th

Born on Xmas Day were Rod Serling, Jimmy Buffett, WKRP’s Gary Sandy, Barbara Mandrell, Sissy Spacek, and bandleader Leighton Noble, who lived out his retirement years in Victoria BC.
Trail BC got its own radio station when the experimental 10AT signed on;
Milton Cross hosted the first Metropolitan Opera broadcast;
Bing Crosby performed ‘White Christmas’ for the first time on NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall’;
and Walt Disney made his first foray into TV.
Obits this day include Dean Martin, W.C. Fields, Eartha Kitt, Joan Blondell, and the ‘Godfather of Soul’ James Brown.
ALL the milestones for Christmas Day INSIDE.

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JJ-365 Salutes Chuck McCoy

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Chuck McCoy.

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Kevin Spacey Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

The alleged assault on a male victim took place at a Nantucket bar in July 2016.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Sleigh Ride

Sleigh Ride Johnny Mathis (1958)   Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for […]

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CHRISTMAS EVE in Broadcast History .. Monday Dec. 24th

Happy Birthday to Ryan Seacrest, Ricky Martin, Canadian Steve Smith (whom you know better as Red Green), and actor Mark Valley.
The BBC aired radio’s first play, ‘The Truth About Father Christmas’;
the ‘Voice of Firestone’ began its 27 years of light classical music on US Monday night radio;
Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ starring Lionel Barrymore (pictured) began its long run each yuletide on the radio networks;
a Midnight Mass was televised for the first time on NBC, beginning a 70 year tradition thus far;
and Perry Como made his TV debut as NBC televised his ‘Chesterfield Supper Club.’
Checking out on Christmas Eve over the decades were actors Jack Klugman, Charles Durning and Peter Lawford, CBS president Frank Stanton and producer James Komack.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Winner of CNN’s ‘Journalist of the Year’ Award Faked Stories for Years

German magazine Der Spiegel apologised to readers on Wednesday for publishing “invented stories” and content with “distorted facts” by one of its reporters

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Chucks Christmas Classics, featuring Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells – Mitch Miller & The Gang

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Published on December 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 23rd

It’s the day when Don McNeill of radio’s ‘Breakfast Club’ and James Gregory of TV’s ‘Barney Miller’ were born. As well it’s Happy Birthday to Harry Shearer, Susan Lucci, Patrick Watson and Eddie Vedder.
The BBC began regular daily radio newscasts;
NBC began programming its national radio network;
the first complete opera (Hansel & Gretel) was televised on WRGB Schenectady;
Swift Current got local TV service as CJFB signed on;
the daytime soap ‘The Young and the Restless’ premiered on CBS-TV;
and the ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ cartoon was televised for the first time.
Obits for Dec. 23 include Dragnet’s Jack Webb, Canadian jazzman Oscar Peterson, comic pianist Victor Borge and actor Charlie Ruggles.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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CBS & NBC: their Ups and Downs After Firing Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose

Momentum at “CBS This Morning,” the most buzzworthy morning show for a handful of years, stopped dead with Rose’s firing.

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Paul Larsen named news director and station manager for Global Okanagan

Paul Larsen will assume the role of news director and station manager for Global Okanagan, effective Jan. 8.

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Published on December 21, 2018 at 9:23 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (Original) 1957

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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 22nd

It’s the birthdate of actors Ralph Fiennes and Hector Elizondo, Diane Sawyer of ABC News, the late announcer and game show host Gene Rayburn, and singer Jordin Sparks.
Pioneer New York radio station WEAF aired the first ever broadcast of a boxing match;
the first experimental TV signals were aired from the top of the Empire State Building, two decades before the TV era began;
Monty Hall presided over his last ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ on ABC-TV;
Archie Bunker became a grandfather on CBS-TV’s “All in The Family’;
and Conan O’Brien and Jack Black (pictured) engaged in a guitar duel on TBS’ late night ‘Conan.’
Among the obits for Dec. 22nd are bigtime (old time) radio announcer Jimmy Wallington, legendary soap opera creator Irna Phillips, and the great Lone Ranger narrator/announcer Fred Foy.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 22nd INSIDE.

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Victoria Times Colonist Cancels Pre-Xmas Friday Paper

Today, Friday Dec 21, the entire press run was cancelled due to a lack of power at the printing plant in Ladysmith following Thursday’s wind storm.

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WAB holds 85th Annual Conference in June!

We are excited to extend a one-time special rate to NEW attendees to experience the WAB Conference in 2019

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Chucks Christmas Classics, featuring Frank Sinatra

Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra (1957)

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Published on December 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 21st

Happy Birthday to Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Romano, Phil Donahue, Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson and Andy Dick.
Vancouver’s CKST 1040 was sold to Grand Slam Radio, setting the stage for BC’s first all-sports format;
the CRTC licensed a new Kelowna FM’er, CILK to Nick Frost;
Wilf Ray (pictured) landed a morning slot on CKMO 1410, beginning an incredible 63-year career in local radio;
David Crosby guest starred on ABC-TV’s sitcom’Roseanne’;
and Diana Ross sang with The Supremes one final time on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.”
Signing off forever were actors Richard Long, William Lundigan, and Calgary’s Rod Cameron.
ALL the milestones for Dec 21st INSIDE.

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‘The Breeze’ Arrives in Vancouver at 104.3

Listeners can expect a broad playlist spanning five decades, from the 1970s, ‘80s, ‘90s, the ‘00s, and today. 104.3 The Breeze will feature artists like Lionel Richie, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Whitney Houston, Sara McLachlan, Billy Joel, and Adele

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‘The Breeze’ Arrives in Edmonton at 96.3

96.3 The Breeze (CKRA-FM) will offer Edmonton listeners something new that has been missing on the dial for many years. With easy, relaxing, and familiar favourites, 96.3 The Breeze will provide an oasis from today’s extremely noisy and busy world.

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JJ-365 Salutes Steve Parsons

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Steve Parsons

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Radio Silence: Major Stations Set to Dump Michael Savage

Talk-radio host Michael Savage’s long-time nationally syndicated show is about to go dark in major markets, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington DC.

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Published on December 19, 2018 at 9:48 pm by boredop

Chucks Christmas Classics, featuring Harry Simeone Chorale

Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 20th

It’s the birthdate of Jonah Hill, Uri Geller, Irene Dunne, John Hillerman, Pamela Austin, and the late MP and CKWX (later CBC) Open Liner Judy Lamarsh.
Radio Australia began shortwave transmission, identified by the cry of the Kookabura bird;
Vancouver’s CKWX was approved for an FM sister station, C-JAZ (it is now JACK FM at 96.9);
Kelowna’s CILK FM was approved for sale to Standard Radio (later Astral, now Bell);
and NBC-TV experimented with no announcers on a Jets-Dolphins football telecast. It was not considered a success.
Bowing out forever on Dec. 20th were Carl Sagan, Foster Brooks, Arnold Stang, Brittany Murphy, Steve Landesberg, and the first black anchor on a network (ABC) newscast, Max Robinson.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Maria Bartiromo’s Fox Business Morning Show Beats CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ for First Year Ever

“Maria” averaged 105,000 total viewers per day compared to 103,000 for “Squawk.” The numbers reflect a 22 percent increase in total viewers for Bartiromo compared to her 2017 performance.

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Blaine’s Two AM Stations Now Have FM Translators

Licenses to cover were issued this week to Way Broadcasting for both of their AM stations in Blaine, KARI & KVRI.

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Feature: Masters Of the Mic Forecast Radio’s Next Frontier

“I’m most worried about the Canadian industry coming together to ensure that we can successfully migrate our over the air stations (especially the AM band) to digital, as they’ve done in Europe.”

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JJ-365 Salutes Jesse Dylan

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Jesse Dylan

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Johnny Mathis

Silver Bells Johnny Mathis (1958)

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Published on December 18, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 19th

Happy Birthday to Alyssa Milano, Elaine Joyce, Jennifer Beals, and illusionist Cris Angel.
Pioneer Vancouver radio station CNRV was hooked up nationally via the CNR network;
the BBC inaugurated shortwave radio service;
New Westminster’s CKNW moved into new studios at 227 Columbia;
the CBS-TV movie ‘The Homecoming’ first introduced America to ‘The Waltons’;
and the musical special ‘The Carpenters: a Christmas Portrait’ aired in prime time on ABC-TV.
Obits this date include Mike Clarke of ‘The Byrds’, Page Cavanaugh of ‘The Page Cavanaugh Trio,’ radio actor Les Tremayne and TV actress Hope Lange.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 19th INSIDE.

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BCAB Revises Format & Timing of Annual Conference

The 72nd Annual BCAB Conference will now take place Oct. 2-3, 2019, with the revamped event condensed from three days to one and a half. The host location will be Victoria’s The Inn at Laurel Point.

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CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120M US severance

The former chief executive has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.

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New Christian Music Radio Station for Kelowna & Kamloops

The station is the first in Western Canada by International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc., which operates three stations in Halifax, Moncton and Charlottetown.

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Craig Mills Named next GM of 99.3 County FM, Prince Edward County

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY—After an extensive search, 99.3 County FM announced today the appointment of Craig Mills as General Manager. Mr. Mills will assume responsibility for the County’s community non-profit station early in 2019.

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PROSALESGUY – Read These Sales Books in 2019

We constantly promote active reading to our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.  There is no doubt that leaders are readers.  Huge reading advocates include Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, and Tony Robbins –

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Penny Marshall, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star Turned Director, Dies at 75

The younger sister of the late writer-director-producer Garry Marshall and the first wife of actor-director Rob Reiner, Marshall died from complications from diabetes.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Andy Williams

Silver Bells Andy Williams (1965)

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Published on December 17, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 18th

Happy Birthday to Steven Spielberg, Leonard Maltin, Rachel Griffiths, Ron White, Christine Aguilera, and Katie Holmes.
‘To Tell the Truth’ debuted in prime time on CBS-TV;
NBC aired the 50th episode of ‘The A Team;’
‘Wonder Woman’ had its premiere on ABC-TV;
the classic Christmas episode of ‘I Love Lucy’ aired for the first time in 30 years on CBS-TV;
and ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ was seen for the 1st time on CBS.
Obits include Larry Lujack, Dave Abbott, Mavor Moore, Zsa Zsa Gabor (pictured), Mark Goodson and Chris Farley.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 18th INSIDE.

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Galt MacDermot, Montreal-born Composer of Broadway’s ‘Hair,’ Dies at 89

MacDermot’s career kicked off in the early 1960s when he won two Grammys for his composition “African Waltz.” He made a name for himself on the Great White Way two years later when he wrote the music for ‘Hair.’

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Vista Radio Buys Clear Sky Radio (Cranbrook and Lethbridge)

Vista Radio has entered into an agreement to purchase Clear Sky Radio, operator of Summit 107 in Cranbrook and 94.1 CJOC and 98.1 The Bridge in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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CRTC forcing Bell, Rogers and Telus to offer up cheaper mobile data plans

“While the new lower-cost data-only plans represent a step in the right direction and provide more choice for Canadians, we remain concerned by the overall condition of the market,” said Ian Scott, CEO of the CRTC.

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JJ-365 Salutes Ross Winters

Pictured, Kevin Bennett, Ross Winters and Daryl Bennett.

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CFAX Santas Anonymous Radiothon raised $585,016.97

The 12-hour radiothon has raised more than $2 million for CFAX Santas Anonymous in the past four years.
The radio station has run the event for 41 years.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics featuring Jimmy Boyd

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1952 – 1953

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Published on December 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 17th

Happy Birthday to Eugene Levy, Bill Pullman, Chris Mathews, and Art Neville of The Neville Bros..
‘The Simpsons’ began their 29 year (so far) run on FOX;
Edgar Bergen made his national debut with Charlie McCarthy, as pictured, on NBC radio;
Moose Jaw’s only radio station got official ‘commercial’ status as CHAB, after 11 years in the experimental stage;
Wayne & Shuster and Paul Anka were headliners on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’;
and Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky were wed to much national acclaim on Johnny Carson’s ‘Tonight Show.’
Obits include Don Chevrier, Dana Andrews, Rex Allen Sr., performance artist Captain Beefheart and muckraker Jack Anderson.
Details and ALL the Dec. 17th milestones INSIDE.

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Could FM Radio be Past its Peak?

Why does it seem like manufacturers are increasingly reluctant to include FM in their phones?

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Chucks Christmas Classics, featuring Gene Autry

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry (1949

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Published on December 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 16th

Happy Birthday to Lesley Stahl, JB Smoove, Jon Tenney and ABBA’s Benny Andersson.
‘One Day at a Time’ began its 9-year run on CBS-TV; the same network aired the 50th episode of ‘All in the Family’;
Vancouver’s first TV station CBUT began transmitting from Mount Seymour;
Jack Webb’s ‘Dragnet’ got a sneak preview on NBC-TV’s ‘Chesterfield Sound Off Time’;
and Howard Stern did his last terrestrial broadcast before moving to Sirius Satellite Radio.
Obits Dec. 16 include Dan Fogelberg, the West Wing’s John Spencer, Kojak’s Dan Frazer, Arthur Godfrey’s Haleloke, plus actresses Madlyn Rhue, and Nicolette Larson.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Edmonton’s HOT 107 plays “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” non-stop to drive coat donations

“After the news came out that CBC had decided to re-add the song to its playlists, our morning show did a poll on whether we should add it to our Christmas playlist, and the response was overwhelming.”

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Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, Dies at 81

Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to Little Green Apples and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.

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Published on December 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm by Ron Robinson

Chucks Christmas Classics, featuring Nat King Cole

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth Nat King Cole (1949)

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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec 15th

Happy Birthday to Tim Conway, Don Johnson, Michelle Dockery, Helen Slater, Dave Clark of the ‘Dave Clark Five’,and ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson.
‘Captain Midnight’ aired for the last time, after 10 years thrilling young radio audiences;
‘Davey Crockett Indian Fighter’ debuted on the Walt Disney Sunday night hour on ABC-TV;
Elvis Presley sang for the last time on the Shreveport radio program that first gave him wide exposure, ‘Louisiana Hayride’;
Joe Garagiola joined NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show’ as co-host and interviewer;
and Melissa Etheridge made her national TV debut on Dave Letterman’s late night NBC show.
Celebrities bowing out this date include Walt Disney (pictured), Jan Peerce, Fats Waller, Charles Laughton, Chill Wills, and televangelist Oral Roberts.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 15th INSIDE.

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Kamloops mourns loss of local radio news icon Angelo Iacobucci

Iacobucci covered Kamloops city hall for decades and was well-known for having nearly unparalleled connections in the BC legislature.

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Olivia de Havilland won’t give up her fight with FX. Will the U.S. Supreme Court hear her case?

The two-time Oscar-winning actress is refusing to back down in her year-and-a-half-long battle with FX Networks, alleging the 21st Century Fox-owned cable network never obtained her permission and defamed her in the Ryan Murphy-produced limited series ‘Feud.’

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Shakeup at Seattle’s Star 101.5 KPLZ

Morning co-host Alan Budwill To Retire, Curt And Corine (pictured) Moving To Mornings, Kent Phillips To Afternoons

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Cybil Shepherd Claims Les Moonves Axed her Show After She Rejected His Advances

The actress says that the former CBS chief once made a pass at her during a dinner. And when she declined his advances, her sitcom was canceled shortly thereafter.

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Actress got secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS after accusing ‘Bull’ star of sexual harassment

Actress Eliza Dushku accused ‘Bull’ co-star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment and was written off the series before she was granted a secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS, The New York Times reports.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Nat King Cole

Deck The Halls Nat King Cole (1960)

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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 14th

Entertainers born this date Dan Dailey, Charlie Rich, Patty Duke, Spike Jones, Morey Amsterdam, Lee Remick, and Miss Frances Bavier, who was ‘Aunt Bee’ on the Andy Griffith Show.
80-year-old Frank Sinatra appeared in his last TV special on ABC;
The Jackson Five’ made their national TV debut on CBS’ ‘Ed Sullivan Show’,
CFYK 1340 Yellowknife became the first radio station in the Northwest Territories;
and after 14 years, Howard Cosell (pictured) retired from ABC-TV’s ‘Monday NIght Football.’
Dec. 14th claimed the lives of Peter O’Toole, William Bendix, Arthur Treacher, Verna Felton, Myrna Loy, Norman Fell, singer Dinah Washington, and game show producer John Guedel.
Specific details, and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Radio pioneer Al Helfer wins Baseball Hall of Fame’s Frick Award

Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the “Mutual Game of the Day” in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting,

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JJ-365 Salutes Dave Farough

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018 we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones.” Today we are shining the light on Dave Farough

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Longtime Montreal radio newscaster Tom Armour dies at age 79

Armour began his radio career in 1959 before moving to Montreal and joining CFCF radio in 1961. He moved to CJAD in 1965, and continued on and off for the next 50 years.

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RIP Longtime Seattle/Tri-Cities Newsman Dennis Shannon, 68

Cherry Creek Media Tri-Cities is hosting the memorial gathering for Dennis Shannon at the Pasco Eagles’ Lodge on Saturday, December 15 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Another Great Christmas Classic….

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 13th

Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer, Ted Nugent and Wendie Malick.
The clear channel sound of Denver radio station KOA AM 850 was heard for the first time;
‘Allen’s Alley’ (pictured) debuted on the Fred Allen radio show;
the TV rights to the first four ‘Suoer Bowls’ went to NBC & CBS for $9.5 million;
Infinity Broadcasting was fined $600,000 for the potty mouth of Howard Stern on the radio;
and NBC-TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ instituted a time delay system because of foul-mouthed guest host Richard Pryor.
Dec. 13th claimed two leading men of TV’s ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ first Tim Moore (Kingfish Stevens) and 11 years later to the day, Spencer Williams Jr. (Andy Brown) passed away.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring lL Divo

Simon Cowell’s “man band” creation Il Divo bring their perfect hair and immaculate throats into the crowded holiday genre with the creatively titled Christmas Collection, a heavily decorated box of yuletide favorites that dutifully showcases each tenor’s captivating voice.

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Published on December 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 12th

It’s the day Frank Sinatra was born 103 years ago, and the evening Mae West got so suggestive on NBC Radio’s ‘Charlie McCarthy Show’ that she was banned from the network for 15 years.
In Cleveland, Mike Douglas began a daytime variety TV show that went national for the next 21 years.
And Marie Osmond debuted her prime time NBC variety show that was cancelled before the season was out.
Robin Williams (pictured), Dionne Warwick, Clint Black and Denver Pyle all received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And Canada’s Bell Globemedia changed its name to CTVglobemedia.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 12th INSIDE.

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CBC Gem Streaming Service to Launch w/Exclusive Content, Ad-Free Movies

The CBC has launched a new video streaming service featuring live and on-demand programming for free as well as an option to upgrade to an ad-free premium membership for a monthly fee of $4.99.

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Ex CTV Vancouver Anchor Tamara Taggart to Seek Federal Liberal nomination

Former CTV News at Six anchor Tamara Taggart told the Georgia Straight that she is seeking the Liberal nomination in Vancouver Kingsway.

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CBC Reinstates ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

The 1944 duet will be back on two of CBC’s holiday streaming playlists where it had been removed, according to a statement sent Tuesday by head of public affairs Chuck Thompson.

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RIP Lyman Potts, 102, a Founding Father of Canada’s Music Industry

Potts built the foundations for the Canadian music industry by creating domestic content for radio stations, recording bands and singers in a collection called the Canadian Talent Library.

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JJ-365 Salutes Roy Hennessy

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on “The Real” Roy Hennessy.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Ray Conniff

Frosty The Snowman Ray Conniff Singers (1959)

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TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec 11th

Happy Birthday to Brenda Lee, Jermaine Jackson, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Teri Garr and comedienne Mo’Nique.
Radio around the world carried the abdication speech of the UK’s King Edward VIII;
Alan Waters purchased Totonto’s CHUM 1050;
Victoria’s CFMS was transformed into ‘The Ocean 98.5’;
the CBC announced the cutting of 378 jobs;
ABC-TV aired the first of Bing Crosby’s 17 Christmas TV Specials;
and Tom Selleck was seen for the first time as the original ‘Magnum PI’ on CBS-TV.
Notable obits include sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, radio & TV host Robert Q. Lewis, and Canadian TV vocalist Wally Koster,
Details and ALL the Dec 11th milestones INSIDE.

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Former Calgary Hockey radio voice Peter Maher recalls lifetime of memories in new memoir

” I grew up in a town in New Brunswick, Campbellton, population about 7,000 or 8,000 people. I started off when I was 14, doing some of the public address announcing the games of the local softball league, for a radio station manager named Sidney Lee.”

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KNUC/Seattle Night Host Michael Kraig Mason is Out

HUBBARD BROADCASTING Country KNUC (THE NEW 98.9 THE BULL)/SEATTLE night host MICHAEL KRAIG MASON has exited the company after over two years (NET NEWS 8/11/16). KNUC PD LISA ADAMS will handle nights in the interim.

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News/Talk Radio The Most Popular US Format Yet Again, Per Nielsen PPM

For the eighth year in a row, News/Talk reigned supreme among 6+ listeners.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Frank Sinatra

The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) by Frank Sinatra  
Written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

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Published on December 9, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

JJ-365 Salutes Pat Bohn

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Pat Bohn.

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My Favorite Flashback, featuring Manfred Mann – Midnight Special

Manfred Mann – Blinded by the Light
Midnight Special

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Published on December 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

Dean Martin’s daughter vows to continue Singing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

“’Baby It’s Cold Outside’ is a cute, flirtatious and romantic song written by Frank Loesser in 1944,” Deana Martin told Fox News. “This song is included in Dad’s very successful 1959 ‘Winter Romance’ album and I’m very proud that it has become an evergreen favorite that is played every holiday season.”

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My Favorite Flashback with John Lennon

“(Just Like) Starting Over” is a song written and performed by John Lennon for his album, Double Fantasy. . One of Radio Man’s most favorites with John Lennon… Enjoy, RM    

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Published on December 7, 2018 at 9:02 pm by Radio Man

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 8th

Happy Birthday to Kim Basinger, Teri Hatcher, Wendell Pierce, Sinead O’Connor and Jerry Butler.
FDR (pictured) gave his iconic ‘Date that will live in infamy’ address one day after the Pearl Harbor attack; Americans coast-to-coast heard Red Barber call the first NFL championship game via Mutual radio ;
Ringo Starr hosted ‘Sat. Night Live’ on NBC-TV;
the last ‘Wiseguy’ episode aired on CBS-TV;
and the Bravo channel debuted on US cable systems.
Canadian radio stations CJAD Montreal and Edmonton’s Magic 99 signed on.
John Lennon was shot dead by Mark Chapman; other Dec. 8th deaths include singers Marty Robbins, Martha Tilton, and John Mills Sr. of ‘The Mills Brothers,’ plus actors Robert Prosky, Howard Rollins Jr., Luther Adler, Slim Pickens and Anne Seymour.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Google Launches an On-Demand Customized Audio News Service

Google is hoping to address these concerns with a new experiment, announced today, that will deliver more personalized audio news feeds through Google Assistant.

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Cochrane will have its own, official radio station in 2019

Golden West adds Cochrane to their slate

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These Are The Highest-Paid US Radio Hosts

Combined, the top five on Forbes’ list, all men, made nearly $300 million. The King-of-All-Media is still number one.

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CNN New York Offices Evacuated After Bomb Threat

UPDATE: CNN’s New York staff is being let back in to the network’s headquarters after being evacuated late Thursday night due to a bomb threat.

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Published on December 6, 2018 at 9:26 pm by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring ‘Baby, Its Cold Outside’

Dean Martin, one of many pop artists who recorded this, NOW, because of political correctness, has become a controversial Christmas song

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DECEMBER 7th in Broadcast History .. Friday

Dec. 7th gave us radio’s king of horror writing Arch Oboler, Mary Tyler Moore’s TV newsman Ted Knight, music men Tom Waits and Harry Chapin, and actors Rod Cameron and Ellen Burstyn.
Radio brought us the news of Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor;
KCTS signed on on Seattle channel 9 bringing Public Television to the Northwest;
CHPQ AM1370 in Parksville signed on; some 35 years later KSQM 91.5 Sequim Wash. signed on;
Instant Replay was used for the first time on CBS-TV’s telecast of the Army-Navy football game;
the Christmas special ‘Frosty the Snowman’ (pictured) debuted on CBS-TV;
and The Beatles were seen for the first time on North American television.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 7th INSIDE.

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’60 Minutes’ Workplace Culture “Permitted Misconduct,” Leaked CBS Report Finds

Investigators disclosed instances of misconduct on the part of Jeff Fager, the 60 Minutes executive producer first accused of ignoring and enabling bad behavior in a July 27 New Yorker story.

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Bray & Partners PPM Breakout for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton .. Dec 2018

Analysis and demo category leaders in the most recent Numeris radio ratings.

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Heather Conway Departs the CBC with a Vigorous Defense

The CBC English Services EVP, in her last week on the job, has responded to a column entitled “Really want to help print journalism, Ottawa? Stop CBC from undercutting us.” 

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics featuring Dean Martin

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 

Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Dean Martin

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Published on December 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 6th

It’s the date of birth for the late Agnes Moorehead, Wally Cox and Bobby Van.
Calvin Coolidge gave the first presidential address to be carried on radio;
‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ was seen for the first time on NBC;
‘Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,’ already a hit on radio, became a simulcast on CBS-TV;
psychologist Joyce Brothers (pictured) won the top prize on CBS-TV’s ‘$64,000 Question’;
and Moose Jaw’s pioneer radio station CHAB moved to its current dial position at 800 KHz.
Obits include singer Roy Orbison, actor Don Ameche, puppeteer Burr Tillstrom of Kukla, Fran and Olly, and ‘Aunt Bee’ of ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Frances Bavier.
ALL the milestones for Dec 6th INSIDE.

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Vancouver Radio PPMs … Aug. 27th – Nov. 25th 2018

CBU continues to lead the 12+ chart, followed by NW and QM/FM.

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Calgary Radio PPMs… Aug. 27th – Nov. 25th 2018

Country 105 rules the roast, with Newstalk 77 coming in second place

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Edmonton Radio PPMs – Aug. 27th – Nov 25th 2018

Now still retains the overall number one spot, with CBC moving up into second place. Up, is down….

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RIP Vancouver Radio Salesman John Donaldson

He started as the all-night host at CJOR Vancouver in the 1960s, becoming sales manager first at CKNW, then at CHQM.

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KOSI/Denver Listeners Demand To Hear ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

“The majority of our listeners have expressed their interpretation of the song to be non-offensive.”

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CTV Launches New Free Streaming Service Thursday

Launching Dec. 6, CTV Movies and CTV Throwback will unlock thousands of hours of movies and TV.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics featuring Burl Ives

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Burl Ives

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Published on December 4, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcasting History .. Dec. 5th

Happy Birthday to singer Little Richard, comedian Margaret Cho and actor Frankie Muniz.
Bing Crosby (pictured) took over the hosting of NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall;
“The Green Hornet’ aired its last original episode after 15 years on network radio;
Jack Webb’s ‘Dragnet’ debuted on NBC-TV;
and Bob Dylan gave a rare interview to CBS-TV’s ’60 Minutes.’
Obits Dec. 5th include Canadians Art Hallman and Wilf Carter, Roone Arledge of ABC News, and jazz giant Dave Brubeck.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Moonves Misbehaviour While CBS CEO Worse than Earlier Revealed

Investigators received “multiple reports” about a network employee who was “on call” to perform oral sex on Moonves, The New York Times reported late Tuesday.

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CBC, ‘The Ocean’ & ‘QM/FM’ Join the Ban on ‘Baby It’s Cold Outusde’

CBC Radio says it’s joining at least two other broadcasters in the country, Rogers Media and Bell Media, in pulling the controversial Christmas favourite out of their rotations this year.

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PROSALESGUY – The Role Of Influencers In The Sales Process

The sales training we provide our partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto goes beyond understanding the role of the decision maker. Very seldom does the person making the final decision do so without input from other key individuals.

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Liberty Media angling to snag post-bankruptcy iHeartMedia

The Denver-based media tycoon John Malone is angling to take control of the broadcasting behemoth — whose more than 800 stations include New York’s Z100 and 103.5 KTU — as soon as it gets out of bankruptcy early next year

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Playing The Game As An Underdog, by Paul Kaye

The business world is fierce. Every day is a battle. Marketplaces are competitive. It’s a never ending cycle of trial and error. You gain an inch, you lose an inch. You gain some ground and you lose some ground. Each industry has a top dog and underdogs… And it’s certainly a dog eat dog world

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Published on December 3, 2018 at 9:46 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Christmas Classics featuring Mel Torme

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Enjoy this classic with Mel Torme 

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TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 4th

It’s the birth date of actors Jeff Bridges, Donnelly Rhodes, Marisa Tomei, Patricia Wettig and Victor French; of the music world’s Dennis Wilson, Deanna Durbin, Chris Hillman, Freddy Cannon and Eddie Heywood; and of broadcasters Wink Martindale and Alan Jackson.
‘The Eveready Hour’ began its pioneering radio variety show run on New York’s WEAF;
Walter Winchell began his longrunning Sunday night news and gossip radio show on NBC Blue;
the iconic radio soap ‘Ma Perkins’ moved from Cincinnati’s WLW to the NBC Red network;
Frank Reynolds co-anchored his final ABC-TV evening newscast;
and ‘Falcon Crest’ began its 9-year prime time run on CBS-TV.
It’s also the date we lost iconic Calgary sportscaster Ed Whalen (pictured).
Details and ALL the Dec 4th milestones INSIDE.

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CHUM Legend Roger Ashby Retiring after 50 Years with ‘Mixed Emotions’

“I’m looking forward to having a flexible schedule and not having the daily responsibility of having a morning show, not having to get up at four o’clock. But on the other hand I’m going to miss it because it’s what I love,” said Ashby, who says he’s been asked by Bell Media to stay on in a part-time capacity to do some work for the iHeartRadio app.

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Glenn Beck Merges with Mark Levin to form Conservative Media Powerhouse

Insiders say Blaze Media will reach 165 million people via television, digital platforms and social media.

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Former KGO talk radio host Ray Taliaferro found Dead in Kentucky

His son tells ABC7 News his father’s body was found behind Brooks Stadium in Paducah Ky. Taliaferro had been missing for three weeks.

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Chuck’s Classics goes Christmas with Brenda Lee

Chuck starts off the Christmas Season with Brenda Lee and this classic

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Published on December 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 3rd

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.

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WABC was the doorway to the Industry for Marty Martinson

Marty Martinson — He’s got the sport guy’s dream job. Western Academy Broadcasting College’s Marty Martinson is sportscaster and play-by-play guy at 1050C CJNB

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When a Morning Radio Host Had to Talk to Himself

CBC North host Loren McGinnis talks about the show that no one heard when The Trailbreaker lost its signal.

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Ken Berry, Star of ‘F Troop’and ‘Mama’s Family,’ Dies at 85

The song-and dance-man, who received a career boost from Leonard Nimoy, also toplined the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ spinoff ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’

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My favorite Flashback, feature Phil Collins

“Another Day In Paradise” was the first single to be released from Phil Collins’ number-1 1989 album ‘…But Seriously’.

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SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 2nd

Born this date were Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Lucy Liu, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ray Walston and Hy Gardner.
‘The Adventures 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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Morning Host Jon McComb Celebrates 35 Years at CKNW

“I leave for work at about 4:15, which means I get up at quarter after three,” says McComb. “I’m 65-years old and I tell you, sometimes when that alarm goes off at 3:15, it’s a huge challenge to get up. Before accepting the job, I described it to my wife as a total lifestyle commitment.”

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‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ pulled from Cleveland radio station amid #MeToo movement

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been a source of debate  for the past few years. Some argue it displays key signs of rape culture.

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My Favorite Flashback, featuring The Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977

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Published on November 30, 2018 at 9:03 pm by Radio Man

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 1st

Born Dec. 1st were Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Dick Shawn, David Doyle, Mary Martin, Lou Rawls, Bette Midler, Treat Williams and Sarah Silverman.
Victoria’s CHEK-TV signed on, becoming the first private TV station in Western Canada;
Tom Brokaw (pictured) stepped down after two decades as anchor at NBC News;
‘Edge of Night’ became the first TV soap to switch networks, from CBS to ABC;
CKWX became the first radio station in Western Canada to afiliate with a US network (Mutual- Don Lee);
Gene Autry took a job at WLS radio in Chicago, singing for $35 a week;
’The Abbott and Costello Show’ began its 52-episode run in syndicated TV;
and ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ began its 20-year run as a popular US daytime variety show.
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 1st INSIDE.

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98.9 The Bull vs. 100.7 The Wolf: How do Seattle’s country radio stations stack up?

One year after 98.9 FM’s country makeover — and subsequent rebrand — we look at how Seattle-Tacoma’s dueling country radio stations compare.

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Research Director Inc. Analyzes Seattle PPMs .. Nov. 2018

Movin 92.5 again dominated the demo breakouts. And 94.1 The Sound was up for its sixth book in a row.

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A “dark day for press freedom” as SCOC rules against reporter’s right to protect source

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) ruled unanimously today that a VICE Media reporter will have to turn over the notes of his conversations with an alleged ISIS member to RCMP.

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Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91 Faces Third Lawsuit

This brings to three the number of legal cases the troubled Toronto-based not-for-profit radio station is facing after its former CEO stepped down last May in the wake of allegations of workplace bullying and sexual harassment.

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After 51 years, Ken Singer steps away from radio life

A man with over five decades invested in radio is calling it quits.

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Netflix Canada is hiking prices in its biggest increase yet

Netflix says the move will help fund upcoming TV series and films as well as overall improvements to the Netflix platform.

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Chuck’s Classics featuring Elvis Presley

This is his first hit for RCA Records back in 1956. That year Elvis made his film debut in “Love Me Tender”. On he went to become of the worlds greatest singers of rock ’n roll. Elvis died in August 1977 age the age of 42

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Published on November 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 30th

It’s a day that brought us a wealth of talent, Dick Clark, Richard Crenna, Ben Stiller, Colin Mochrie, Mandy Patinkin, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brownie McGhee, Kaley Cuoco, Allan Sherman and Johnny Horton.
CBS-TV first used videotape for the West Coast delayed airing of the Evening News;
after 74 straight wins Ken Jennings lost on ‘Jeopardy’;
Eric Sevareid retired from CBS News;
the critically-acclaimed ‘Brian’s Song’ (pictured) was the Movie of the Week on ABC;
David Bowie dueted with Bing Crosby on CBS-TV on a Christmas special taped before Crosby’s death 6 weeks earlier;
and Whistler BC got its own FM station, CISQ debuting at 104.9.
Taking a final bow were Evel Knievel, Pierre Berton, Tiny Tim, and the Phillip Morris poster boy, Johnny Roventini.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 30th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Prince George Fall Radio Diary Ratings .. Sept 3-Oct 28 2018

CBC & The Drive were the big winners in the 12+ chart, while The Goat was a HUGE loser, plummeting from #1 to last place.

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Kamloops Fall Radio Diary Ratings Sept 3 – Oct 28 2018

CBC continues to grow its share atop the 12+ chart. The biggest winner year over year was K 97.

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Seattle Radio PPM Ratings for November 2018

Movin 92.5 returns as #1 in Seattle’s PPM Radio Ratings. And The Sound 94.1 makes its first Top 5 appearance.

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Published on at 6:16 pm by Ron Robinson

Kelowna Fall Radio Diary Ratings .. Sept. 3 – Oct. 28 2018

CBC leads, followed by the big winner in this book Beach Radio 103.1, which jumps from last to 2nd.

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Published on at 2:59 pm by boredop

Victoria Fall Radio Diary Ratings Sept. 3 – Oct. 28 2018

CBC’s share grows in the 12+ book, followed by The Q and C-FAX.

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Red Deer Fall Radio Ratings.. November 2018

Real Country continues to lead, with the Big 105 following this time around…

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Published on at 11:55 am by Voice Over

Lethbridge Fall Radio Ratings.. November 2018

Good gain for CJOC. The Bridge has seen brighter days…

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Published on at 11:47 am by Voice Over

Saskatoon Fall Ratings… September 3 – October 28, 2018

Source: Numeris
Survey Period: Radio Diary Survey September 3 – October 28, 2018
Demographic: A12+
Area: 7109 (Saskatoon Ctrl)
Daypart: Monday-Sunday 5am-1am

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Published on at 11:35 am by Voice Over

Regina Fall Radio Ratings…. September 3 – October 28, 2018

Z99  14.6 Wolf  13.0  Big Dog 11.0                           

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Published on at 11:30 am by Voice Over

Winnipeg Radio Fall Ratings (Diary) September 3 – October 28, 2018

Radio One rules in Winnipeg, with Newstalk CJOB coming in second place. Significant gains for Virgin and Power

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Published on at 11:22 am by Voice Over

KING 5 Reporter Elisa Hahn Signs Off

After 22 years at KING 5, I have decided to hang up my yellow jacket and press pass. My last day at KING 5 was Wednesday, November 28th.

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Published on at 10:10 am by Radio Man

Chuck’s Classics featuring Jerry Lee Lewis

He is one of the pioneers of rock and rockabilly. Started out in 1954 and his biggest hit was this Great Balls Of Fire from 1957

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Published on November 28, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 29th

Many entertainers were born this date including Vin Scully, Howie Mandel, Don Cheadle, Diane Ladd, Garry Shandling, Merle Travis, Dagmar, Tom Sizemore, Denny Doherty, and TV newsman Frank Reynolds.
NBC radio began using the 3-note chimes;
the early radio crime show ‘Calling All Cars’ debuted on the CBS West Coast network;
the Chicago puppet show ‘Kukla Fran & Ollie’ (pictured) moved to the NBC-TV network;
the Metropolitan Opera was first televised on WJZ-TV;
for the first time the ‘Grammy Awards’ made it to TV;
and PBS televised a taped concert honoring Bruce Springsteen.
Obits for Nov. 29th include Natalie Wood, George Harrison, Gene Rayburn, Ray Smith and Godfrey Cambridge.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

South Fraser Broadcasting to Buy Defunct Roundhouse Radio for $600K

The deal is contingent on a requested exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections CIRH-FM would have to play.

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Published on at 8:34 pm by clockwatcher

New Moonves Sexposé Could Cost Former Mogul $120 Million

A New York Times story on Wednesday suggests that CBS head honcho Les Moonves and agent Marv Dauer had sought to keep quiet a woman Moonves feared could cause his downfall.

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Chuck’s Classics features Glenn Miller Orchestra

  String Of Pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra 1945 A big band trombonist, arranger, composer and band leader during the swing era. For those too young to know this music, you would be wise to learn of it, so you can see the evolution through the years. Glenn was a big part of the Big Band […]

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Published on November 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 28th

Happy birthday to Jon Stewart, Paul Schaeffer, Randy Newman, Ed Harris, S. Epatha Merkerson and Berry Gordy Jr.
It’s the date William Boyd brought his ‘Hopalong Cassidy’ movies to TV;
when the Grand Ole Opry debuted on WSM Nashville as ‘The WSM Barn Dance’;
the 200th Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS-TV;
a few years later CBS broadcast the last live TV soap operas before tape took over;
and Phil Donahue (pictured) moved his TV talk show from Chicago to New York.
This was the date we lost entertainment giants Garry Moore and Leslie Nielsen.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 28th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Creator Dies at 57, Victim of ALS

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the megahit Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday. He was 57.

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Published on at 1:44 pm by boredop

‘Fox Nation’ Subscription Streaming Service Launches Today

The service from Fox News, called Fox Nation, offers commentary programs, specialty shows and documentaries that feature familiar personalities including Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy, Laura Ingraham and Dana Perino.

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Published on at 10:31 am by Ron Robinson

KOMO-TV’s Morgan Chesky Hired Away by NBC News

Award winning anchor/reporter Morgan Chesky says he’s leaving KOMO 4 to join NBC News as a national correspondent in December.

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Published on at 10:13 am by boredop

Chuck’s Classics featuring Etta James

Etta started her career in 1954, lasting until 2012. She died January 2013 at the age of 73. This tune is now part of a Heinz commercial and was a hit in 1960.

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Published on November 26, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 27th

t’s the date of birth of pioneer sportscaster Ted Husing (pictured), Chick Hearn of the LA Lakers, the music world’s Jimi Hendrix, Jack Kane and Eddie Rabbitt, Howdy Doody’s ‘Buffalo Bob’ Smith, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Radio’s drama anthology ‘First Nighter’ debuted on NBC;
CBS Radio cancelled ‘Have Gun Will Travel’;
singer Frankie Avalon guest starred on ABC-TV’s ‘It Takes a Thief’;
the same network introduced us to a young Tom Hanks in episode one of ‘Bosom Buddies,’
while episode 200 of ‘The Waltons’ aired on CBS-TV.
Bowing out Nov. 27th were actor John Carradine, singers Joe Jones and Al Alberts, and Canada’s first anchorman Larry Henderson.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Former KGO All Night Host Ray Taliaferro Missing in Kentucky

Kentucky police say that TALIAFERRO may be experiencing “disorientation and signs of dementia.”

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Published on at 1:24 pm by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Classics featuring David Rose

Born in London, England, David was a songwriter, composer. This tune from 1962. Rose won 4 Emmys. He died at the age of 80 in August 1990

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Published on November 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 26th

It’s the date that brought us Rich Little, Robert Goulet, Ernie Coombs, Tina Turner, Charles Schulz (‘Peanuts’ cartoonist), and Eric Sevareid of CBS News.
The CRTC introduced ‘simultaneous substitution’ of US programming to Canadian cable systems;
NBC premiered a 30-minute ‘Price is Right’ game show hosted by Bill Cullen;
the CBC televised the Grey Cup Game for the first time;
Elton John (pictured) guested on FOX-TV’s ‘Ally McBeal’;
and ABC telecast the TV special ‘Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York.’
Details and ALL the Nov. 26th milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

‘The Breeze’ May Blow to a Radio Near You

Sacramento, Detroit, Philadelphia… just a few of the radio markets where “The Breeze” has recently blown into town.

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Published on at 6:17 pm by Ron Robinson

Roseanne Barr says she’s ‘fine’ after heart attack rumors

The rumors were sparked when a man claiming to Barr’s agent said on a popular online radio show the star had suffered an alleged heart attack and was being rushed to the Emergency Room.

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Published on at 7:42 am by clockwatcher

My Favorite Flashback featuring Hall & Oates

The year was 1982, the song, ‘Private Eyes’

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Published on November 24, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 25th

Happy Birthday to John Laroquette, Jill Hennessy, Christina Applegate, Amy Grant, and Bing Crosby’s widow Kathryn.
Texas radio station WTAW aired the first football play-by-play;
four decades later, CBS telecast the first NFL game in color;
and decades later, CBC-TV aired the Grey Cup game for the last time.
Also on this date Seattle got its first TV station, in fact the first station north of San Francisco;
CBS cancelled the last 5 daytime serials on radio;
Michael J. Fox revealed he had Parkinson’s disease and would be leaving ‘Spin City’;
and CBS televised the TV special ‘Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing.’
Obits for Nov. 25th include Canadian TV chef Madame Benoit, comedian Flip Wilson, actor Jack Albertson (pictured), dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson, and onetime CKNW staff singer Alberta Slim.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

KING 5 is 70 Years Old Sunday (Nov. 25) w/ 9:30 pm Retrospective

The hour-long salute to KING’s longevity, with many commemorative segments, has now been uploaded to YouTube.

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Published on at 5:49 pm by boredop

Turner Streams Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson PPV Match for Free After Technical Difficulties

The event was billed as golf’s first pay-per-view broadcast, but it was marred by issues, with some viewers unable to view it on their televisions after paying $19.99.

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Published on at 8:08 am by Turn Table3

My Favorite Flashback, featuring The Hollies

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” was a song by the rock and roll group, The Hollies, and released on February 1, 1972 as a single on the Parlophone Records label.

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Published on November 23, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 24th

Happy Birthday to Katherine Heigl, Colin Hanks, Sarah Hyland, Billy Connolly, Pete Best, and the late Howard Duff.
It was the day JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald himself was shot dead by Jack Ruby;
radio station KVI started serving Tacoma with 50 watts at 1280 KHz;
CBC Vancouver opened its new radio-TV headquarters on Hamilton Street;
the private eye show ‘Simon & Simon’ debuted on CBS-TV;
Dusty Springfield and The Muppetts were featured on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show;
and Frank Sinatra ended 2 years in retirement with the NBC-TV special ‘Old Blue Eyes is Back’.
The music world lost Freddie Mercury, Big Joe Turner, and Kiss drummer Eric Carr, and actors Richard Carlson and Pat Morita also passed.
Details and ALL the Nov. 24 milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

RIP Rick Meaney, Co-Founder of Calgary’s Country 105 & GM for 18 Years

During Rick Meaney’s tenure Country 105 became the #1 Country Music Station in Canada.

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Published on at 2:08 pm by Radio Man

PROSALESGUY – Sales Superstars Need This One Attribute

When we discuss common attributes of success in our sales training workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto many different qualities are considered.  The so-called soft skills for Salespeople are often the determining factor in winning the trust of clients

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Published on at 10:47 am by Dave Warawa

JJ-365 Salutes Terry Evans

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Terry Evans

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Published on at 9:26 am by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics featuring The Byrds

The Byrds were formed in 1964 with frontman Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke

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Published on November 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 23rd

It’s the date that gave birth to Miley Cyrus, Robin Roberts, John Dehner, Ruth Etting and Boris Karloff.
The forerunner to Vancouver’s CKWX radio was licensed as CFDC in Nanaimo;
already a hit on TV, ‘Have Gun Will Travel’ debuted on CBS Radio;
Bob Hope’s final TV special aired on NBC-TV;
‘Doctor Who’ had its premiere on BBC-TV;
Ronald and Nancy Reagan co-starred in a 30-minute ‘GE Theatre’ on CBS-TV;
and Bon Jovi played three numbers on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
Passing away were Larry Hagman, Gloria Gordon (Our Miss Brooks), Marie Wilson (My Friend Irma) (pictured), western swing’s Spade Cooley, and country music’s Roy Acuff.
Details and ALL the Nov. 23rd milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

All-Christmas Music Begins on Seattle & Vancouver Radio

As per our friends at Northwest Broadcasters, the switch to Christmas music on local stations is underway.

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Chuck’s Classics features Billy Paul

Soul singer. Won a Grammy for this tune plus several Ebby awards from Ebony magazine. He had a hit with this one in 1972. Billy died at the age of 81 in April 2016

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Published on November 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

US THANKSGIVING in Broadcast History .. Thurs. Nov. 22nd

Happy Birthday to Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mariel Hemingway, Terry Gilliam, Richard Kind and Steve Van Zandt.
President Kennedy was assassinated, and broadcasters went to wall-to-wall coverage for 4 days;
the first televised interracial kiss occurred on NBC’s Star Trek;
Woody Allen was the subject of a 60 Minutes interview about his affair with Mia Farrow’s adoptive daughter;
Ted Koppel anchored his final ‘Nightline’ on ABC-TV; and the same network aired the 100th episode of ‘Who’s the Boss.’
Obits include Parley Baer, Michael Conrad, Jazz’s Norman Granz, and down east musician John Allan Cameron.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 22nd INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Trudeau Government Announces $600 MILLION Media Bailout ??? Buying Votes!

Instead of letting the Canadian People pick and choose which media companies to support freely, the Trudeau Liberals are forcing you to bail out the media that they pick – using your tax dollars to do it.

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Published on at 3:25 pm by Voice Over

Popular Former Ontario Radio Personality Mourned

The airwaves, Internet and social media were all buzzing yesterday with memories of George Jonescu, who, at age 84, was one of the longest-serving Canadian announcers still doing a regularly scheduled broadcast.

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KING 5 Reporter Leaves for Network Job in Washington, D.C.

KING political reporter Natalie Brand is leaving Washington state for Washington, D.C.

She joined the Tegna-owned station in Seattle in 2015 and says it’s time to chase her next dream.

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JJ-365 Salutes Don Shafer

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Don Shafer

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Published on at 9:17 am by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics featuring Conway Twitty

Conway was a country singer, who also had some popular charted singles. He was active from 1955 to 1993. Twitty was an avid baseball player and was offered a contract with a professional team.

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Published on November 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Bell’s Virgin Radio Toronto & Edmonton Cutting Staff

Virgin Toronto has dumped most of its local on-air lineup, as changes happen there will they happen across the virgin network? Word is Bell is changing all the virgin stations now that the contract is up. Will we see lineup changes in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton? Word is we will in all 3. Minimally in Vancouver and Calgary. Full changes in Edmonton is possible.

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JJ-365 Salutes Dan McAllister

Another one of those people you like instantly. I got to know Dan through many colleagues in the business that worked with him or around him. He is known as a gem of a person; everyone wanted to work for him and felt privileged to have him as their leader

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Published on at 12:12 pm by Voice Over

Radio Cite 97.9 FM Edmonton – Press Release

It is finally here! 69 years after the opening of the first Edmonton French radio, that eventually became Radio-Canada (CBC), a new radio station will open. On October 6 at 5:30 pm, the Société de la radio communautaire du Grand Edmonton Society, will launch Radio Cité on the grounds of the Cité francophone d’Edmonton. The radio will unite under a same frequency the francophones and Francophiles of greater Edmonton. Three studios are installed at the ground level of the building with the offices on the first floor

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Published on at 10:11 am by Radio Man

Montreal sports broadcaster Randy Tieman dead at 64

Tieman had a 34-year career with CTV Montreal, up until this past June, when he was part of layoffs at Bell Media that saw the CFCF-TV sports department eliminated.

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Published on November 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm by mikedup

Phoenix Anchor Preston Phillips Joins KOMO 4 in Seattle

After three years doing mornings at KPHO Preston will be anchoring evenings at KOMO-TV.

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Published on at 11:16 am by clockwatcher

Another WABC Graduate enters the industry as a Broadcast Journalist

Enjoying the busy life of a broadcast journalist

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Published on November 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm by Voice Over

Conflicts of interest threaten Canadian journalism

Attacks against the media pose a threat to democracy, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Published on November 17, 2018 at 9:16 pm by Radio Man

Barbara Frum’s legacy — she ‘never lost her cool’

David Frum talks about his mom’s legacy as one of As It Happens’ most beloved hosts.

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Published on at 9:38 am by clockwatcher

Rogers denies pushing Winnipeg radio host Dave Wheeler to be controversial

Rogers Media has filed its statement of defence to a lawsuit filed by Dave Wheeler, the former host of 92 CITI FM’s Wheeler in the Morning, who was fired in July over on-air comments he made about the transgender community.

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Published on at 9:05 am by mikedup

This is Where Global’s Lynn Colliar Has Gone

“I’ve decided to step away from journalism for a while – to focus on my career as a Mum!” 

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Published on November 16, 2018 at 6:50 pm by boredop

Seattle’s ‘Warm 106.9’ KRWM Has Gone All-Christmas

WARM 106.9/SEATTLE has just flipped (as of Thursday) to all the holiday hits as “SEATTLE’s CHRISTMAS Station.” The jingle bells will be ringing through DECEMBER 25th.

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Published on at 1:33 pm by Radio Man

JJ-365 Salutes Eric Samuels

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Eric Samuels

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Published on at 10:02 am by Voice Over

CNN & Jim Acosta 1, White House 0

A District Court judge has granted a motion made by CNN and White House reporter Jim Acosta, temporarily returning the reporter’s suspended press pass while the case proceeds.

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Published on at 8:39 am by boredop

Chuck’s Classics present Bob B. Soxx

Group made up of Bobby Sheen lead, and two girls Darlene Love & Fanita James. Not any notable success after this hit.

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Published on November 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Country Star Roy Clark Dies at 85

The guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV show ‘Hee Haw’ for nearly a quarter century died Thursday.

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CBC’s ‘As It Happens’ Marks its 50th Anniversary Friday

CBC Radio One’s current affairs show As It Happens will mark its 50th anniversary with a special hour-and-a-half-long episode featuring highlights from the program’s five-decade history.

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Published on at 8:25 am by boredop

Mandy James joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Mandy James is the morning show host with Pat PT Thomas and Mike Dubs on Entercom’s Buz’n @ 102.9 in Minneapolis. I’ve gotten to know Mandy over the last few years at the Conclave Summer Learning Conference. I watched as she bravely networked her way through the room in 2017, eventually giving me a gift bag complete with a Conclave survival kit which include a small bottle of something flavourful when 5pm kicked in

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Published on November 14, 2018 at 9:28 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary became popular in the 1950’s even though she as active 1946 to 2001. Her nephew is George Clooney, the actor

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Edmonton’s 92.5 the Chuck Goes All-Xmas This Friday

  Corus Radio stations flip the switch to Christmas Christmas is coming early to 92.5 The ‘CHUCK! Listeners will wake up in the holiday spirit this Friday after the station transforms overnight into Edmonton’s Christmas station, starting November 16 at 12:01 a.m. MT. Other stations across the Corus Radio network continue the tradition, flipping to […]

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Published on at 9:01 pm by Radio Man

Laura Ingraham To End Radio Show, Shift To Podcasting

“While hosting a prime-time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” said INGRAHAM.

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Published on at 3:23 pm by Ron Robinson

Global/Corus Edmonton Leading the Celebration of 2018 Grey Cup Week

“Our stations are proud to stand with Edmontonians to create a memorable experience as host city for one of the greatest events in professional sport.”

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Published on at 2:28 pm by Turn Table3

Producer Behind CBC’s Beachcombers, Dr. Bundolo Dead at 80

In 1991, Don S. Williams turned to television acting and guest-starring engagements in a number of Vancouver-shot programs leading to a recurring role as The First Elder in The X-Files, the role for which he would be best known.

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Published on at 1:00 pm by clockwatcher

Fox News Supports CNN Lawsuit Against White House

Fox News was the first television network to announce an intention to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting CNN.

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Chuck’s Classic’s featuring Jim Croce

Folk and Rock Singer. Had a number of hits. He was killed in a plane crash in September 1973. He was just 30 years of age.

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Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

America’s Most Trusted TV News Anchors Revealed (Exclusive Poll)

According to a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey of about 2,200 adults, NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt is the most trusted television news personality in America, trusted “a lot” by 32 percent of respondents and “some” by 30 percent.

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