Mr. PSR, Michael Easton, says Goodbye and Hello to Easton Spectator

Thursday, March 23, 2017 Change is good, especially when you have a plan, and Easton Spectator, connecting the dots… has not only been a pland, but on the drawing board for a number of years. Timing is very good, and there’s nothing like now, which is what this announcement is all about. When I teamed […]

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Published on March 24, 2017 at 6:00 am by Michael Easton

Ruth Brown has today’s almost forgotten track

It’s safe to say that if the Ertegun brothers and their partners hadn’t formed Atlantic Records that the history of pop music might have been very different indeed

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Published on March 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY 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 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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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

TJ Connors joins the Sound Off Podcast

TJ Connors has come full circle. The station he grew up around is now his afternoon home

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Published on March 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm by Brian Cook

Research Director Inc’s PPM Analysis (& Demo Leaders) for Seattle (Feb. 2017)

KHTP (HOT 103.7) is making waves in the younger demos, takes over as #1 18-34

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Published on at 10:21 am by boredop

Subway seeking $210-million in lawsuit against CBC after ‘factually incorrect’ chicken report

Subway is looking for a whole lotta bread from CBC for a report that suggested roughly half of the fast-food chain’s chicken wasn’t, in fact, chicken.

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Published on at 10:10 am by Michael Easton

Chuck Barris, TV Game Show Creator & Host, Dies at 87

As host of “The Gong Show,” Barris introduced amateur performers to three celebrity judges, who could put a stop to terrible performances by striking the gong.

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Published on at 9:44 am by Turn Table3

Front Page Challenge’s Betty Kennedy Dead at 91

In her CFRB radio show’s 27 years, Kennedy got to talk to 25,000 guests, from celebrities and politicians to community builders.

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Published on at 9:18 am by clockwatcher

Vancouver Officially Proclaims March 30th, 2017 Red Robinson Day

Red Robinson is turning 80 years old and to celebrate the occasion, the City of Vancouver officially proclaims Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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Published on March 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm by Brian Cook

David Bowie has today’s almost forgotten track

David Bowie, like many another superstar, had so many hits that other possibly equal, tracks get left behind

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Published on at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson

BREAKING: Fox pulls Napolitano off air – Nunes Confirms Surveillance of Trump

BREAKING: Devin Nunes Confirms Surveillance of Trump Transition Team in November, December and January

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Published on at 5:40 pm by Michael Easton

NPR’s KUOW Jumps to 2nd in Seattle PPM’s (Feb.)

Movin 92.5 continues to lead the 6+ chart, followed by KUOW, The Jet KJR-FM, KRWM and KZOK.

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Published on at 3:41 pm by boredop

Talent Tips You Need To Know By Paul Kaye

I’m a talent guy. I find radio stations that put the effort into finding entertaining and/or interesting people and focus on creating space for them to perform, tend to leave a better impression with me

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Published on at 2:50 pm by Brian Cook

Peter Jackson, PJ the Dj has passed

Peter passed away peacefully on March 7th in Victoria, BC. Born in Hong Kong, Peter’s family moved to Canada and settled in West Vancouver where Peter was raised. After graduation, he began a successful career in radio broadcasting, moving to Winnipeg in the 60’s where he achieved fame as PJ the DJ.

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Published on at 11:59 am by Michael Easton

Veteran Canadian Comedian/Broadcaster Bob Robertson Dead at 71

Robertson met his wife and comedy partner Linda Cullen at radio station CKNW where they both worked. Bob was a weatherman on the Frosty Forst morning show, where he used his knack for vocal impersonations to spoof many a public figure.

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Published on March 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm by boredop

Canadian media is pushing us all to be Liberal

Indeed, anytime Conservatives or New Democrats stray too far from Liberal orthodoxy, media-types condemn them swiftly and savagely as if they were political heretics.

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Published on March 18, 2017 at 12:51 pm by Michael Easton

Get a grip McComb!

Courtesy of Radio West…   Get a grip McComb! by Jim Walters » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:16 pm You’d think an on air/news person who’s been in the market since the Viet Nam war would be able to get the name of a regular guest correct. At first I thought the CKNW Facebook post […]

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Published on March 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm by Michael Easton

TALK! Radio held Vancouver’s rapt attention for fifty years

Decades of scoop journalism, blunt spoken truth to power!

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Published on at 9:00 am by Voice Over

Josie Dye joining Indie 88 March 20

Toronto’s Indie88 (88.1 FM) is excited to announce a new morning show program, The Josie Dye Show

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Published on March 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm by Brian Cook

The Courageous Coach by Paul Kaye

Coaches are called upon to help nurture, develop and grow performance, working with individuals to unlock their fullest – and often unrecognized – potential. Coaches with courage are confident in their approach and are willing to discuss the un-discussable with talent.

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Published on March 14, 2017 at 8:36 am by Michael Easton

Dave Brubeck Quartet has today’s almost forgotten track

Dave Brubeck’s emergence on the pop charts as the fifties became the sixties was a giant leap forward for those who had placed limits on their own musical appreciation

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Published on March 22, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY 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 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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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson