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Inside Country Radio’s Dark, Secret History of Sex Misconduct

Scores of women looking for radio play and professional opportunities say they’ve been subjected to harassment during station visits, conventions.

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Published on January 16, 2018 at 9:54 pm by Turn Table3

Sister Rosetta Tharpe has today’s almost forgotten track

So inspired by the inclusion of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the Hall of Fame that I figured it was time to repost this clip from a sixties UK TV show…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

WEDNESDAY 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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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Rogers Signs to Acquire Clear Sky Radio’s Medicine Hat Station

“CJCY has earned a strong local listener base in the community, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to build on the station’s legacy and continue its success,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “Complementing our existing local station – 105.3 ROCK – this acquisition allows us to double down on our promise to offer high quality local programming across multiple platforms to listeners and better serve the community.”

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Published on at 2:58 pm by Voice Over

JJ Salutes Gary Michaels

When I got the call to go to CFGO radio, I knew Gary Michaels (Pictured) was on-air there, and was excited to meet him. I quickly blurted out the story about how I grew up listening to him. I told him what a career impact he had been on me, and how excited I was to be working with him at the same station

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Published on at 11:06 am by Voice Over

On Air Talent by Paul Kaye

How important is talent in today’s landscape? And, if it’s so important, how do we as an industry do a better job of providing opportunities for young talent to learn and grow?

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Published on January 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Spike TV Rebrands as ‘Paramount Network’ this Thursday evening

On Jan. 18, Spike TV will become the first major basic cable network to rebrand itself in the Peak TV era of nearly 500 scripted originals. “Premium TV without the premium price.”

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Published on at 1:50 pm by clockwatcher

Kirk Mason retires after 50 years

“It has been a sweet 50 year ride doing what I absolutely love with dozens of people I greatly admire.
So, to my radio family, my sincere thanks for being a very important part of my life,” Kirk wrote in a retirement announcement on Facebook.


Published on at 1:24 pm by Voice Over

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at age 46

On Twitter Monday, The Cranberries said that O’Riordan’s family members are “devastated” by the news and have requested privacy


Published on at 11:25 am by Voice Over

Corus Radio Launches New Late-Night National Talk Show “The Shift With Drex”

“It’s stories, it’s opinion, it’s culture, it’s irreverent and it’s Canadian,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice-President, Global News and Corus Radio. “The Shift with Drex will tap into the common humour, pride and honesty that pulls our country together.”


Published on at 10:43 am by Voice Over

After 42 Years as Talk Host, KGO’s Ronn Owens Moves to Commentator Role

Owens announced on Friday that he will move to a commentator role effective immediately. He will host a daily commentary airing from 12:50 to 1:00pm starting on Tuesday,


Published on January 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm by mikedup

Coast to Coast AM Officially Launches On Roundhouse Radio Monday at 10PM

Roundhouse Radio CEO Don Shafer told Puget Sound Radio,  George Noory’s Coast to Coast will be Officially Launched this coming Monday January 15th, 2018 at 10 PM on Roundhouse Radio 98.3


Published on at 11:08 am by Voice Over

Sportscaster Keith Jackson, Legendary Voice of US College Football, Dead at 89

Before he became a national treasure, Jackson was Sports Director at KOMO TV Seattle, and did radio playbyplay of the Seattle Rainiers minor league baseball team.


Published on January 13, 2018 at 9:49 am by Ron Robinson

Karen Steele, new Virgin PD in Toronto talks with Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Karen Steele is the new Program Director at 99.9 Virgin Radio in Toronto. She has worked in radio for over two decades and in this episode, she walks us through her impressive career, from small markets to big ones, from radio to film and back to radio again. She even throws out a couple dollops of advice along the way, so stay tuned, this one’s a keeper! 

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Published on January 12, 2018 at 10:22 am by Voice Over

Motorhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Dies at 67

With Motörhead, Clarke played with loose, rock & roll abandon, as his guitar roared around frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s lead bass; his guitar solos were like Chuck Berry at 78 R.P.M.

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Published on January 11, 2018 at 8:47 am by mikedup

Clear Sky seeks Senior Sales Rep in Cranbrook, BC

Clear Sky Radio is a dynamic, independently owned and operated radio company that operates
Summit 107 serving Cranbrook, Kimberley, Invermere, Fernie and Sparwood, BC

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Published on January 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm by Voice Over

Ian Power Takes Mornings at Surrey’s Pulse 107.7

The move allows Neil Morrison to return to hosting p.m. drive.


Published on at 10:19 am by Ron Robinson

CHEK-TV Honours Gordie Tupper on his Retirement

Through the years, Gordie hosted CHEK Around, GO Magazine, Island 30, countless parades and CHEK Charity Drive Thru’s, he did the weather, and he estimates, about 20,000 interviews.

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Published on January 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm by Ron Robinson

Oprah “Intrigued by the Idea” of Running for President

Gayle King said on ‘CBS This Morning’ that while Winfrey’s position hasn’t shifted, “You always have the right to change your mind.”


Published on at 10:25 am by clockwatcher

John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose on ‘CBS This Morning’

Dickerson hosts Face the Nation on Sunday mornings, and the network said he will leave that role “in the coming weeks.”

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Published on at 10:03 am by Turn Table3

Canadian TV Actor Donnelly Rhodes Loses Battle with Cancer, Aged 80

The Winnipeg-born actor received numerous accolades, including a Gemini award for his role as Det. Leo Shannon in the drama Da Vinci’s Inquest in 2002 and a Gemini Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.


Published on January 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm by mikedup

Tavis Smiley to Return to Hosting With The Word Network

Less than a month after PBS dropped his talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories.

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Published on at 2:24 pm by boredop

Perry Michael Simon (AllAccess) joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Perry Michael Simon is the News/Talk and Podcast contributor for We spent time looking back at the year in N/T Radio, the state of Sports Radio and Podcast, and then look ahead into 2018 which is certain to be all about what we can do with our smart speakers

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Published on at 11:18 am by Voice Over

US Northwest Leading the way in Low-Power FM Stations

Low-power nonprofit FM stations are the still, small voices of media. They whisper out from basements and attics, and from minuscule studios and on-the-fly live broadcasts.

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Published on January 7, 2018 at 2:28 pm by clockwatcher

Moody Blues star Ray Thomas dies suddenly aged 76

The singer, songwriter and musician was one of the founding members of the band, and remained with them until 2002 when he retired due to ill health.


Published on at 10:19 am by Radio Man

KING-TV Reporter Heather Graf Heads Home to WJLA-TV Washington DC

” I am a better journalist because of the five years I spent at KING 5.”

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Published on January 6, 2018 at 4:55 pm by boredop

Dick’s Younger Brother Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86

Jerry’s best known for his role on “Coach” … where he earned 4 Emmy nominations playing Asst. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson.

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Published on at 12:23 pm by Turn Table3

The Cowboy Rides Away – RIP Vern Traill

The word “legendary” is sometimes thrown around too freely.  In the case of Vern Traill, the word is barely adequate.

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Published on at 9:31 am by Radio Man

Frank Buxton, Writer & Director on ‘The Odd Couple’ & ‘Happy Days’, Dies at 87

Buxton battled heart issues for some time and died Tuesday at Harrison Medical Center on Bainbridge Island in Washington.

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Published on January 5, 2018 at 8:41 pm by clockwatcher

CFNY FM: ain’t your average radio clone…

What happened in the late 1970s, that made Toronto’s CFNY FM (today branded as: 102.1 The Edge), Canada’s most influential alternative rock station?

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Published on at 5:28 pm by Voice Over

Terry Dimonte joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Terry Dimonte is back for another Christmas episode. The CHOM 97.7 Morning man has a love for Christmas and radio

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Published on January 4, 2018 at 11:50 am by Voice Over

Celebration of Life Set for Seattle Radio Icon Jim French

A memorial service will be held for Jim Saturday January 13, 2018 at the South Bellevue Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, Washington, at 10:00 AM.

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Published on at 6:22 am by Turn Table3

Jim Shaw, Former CEO of Shaw Communications, Dead at 60

He joined the company founded by his father in 1982 as a cable installer. Shaw was CEO from 1998 until 2010, when he handed the reins to his younger brother, Brad.

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Published on January 3, 2018 at 10:11 pm by clockwatcher

JJ Jim Johnston Presents JJ-365 Salutes

While working in Renfrew Ontario doing mornings at CKOB (because no one else would, and that is the truth), I got to listen to a fellow doing evenings on CFRA. It was the Top 40 super pumped up days. This person was an amazing jock. Very entertaining, quick witted and funny, and he could say a lot with just a few words. His name is Tom Jeffries (Pictured)


Published on at 1:50 pm by Michael Easton

PROSALESGUY – A 5 Step Sales MBO To Reach 2018 Targets

  Success by design, not default.  At the start of 2018, that’s the message we’re communicating to all of our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto.  Your ability to reach your 2018 sales targets should be determined by careful thought, planning and structure.  While we will gladly accept the fortune of […]

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Published on at 10:52 am by Dave Warawa

New General Manager at Pattison Cranbrook Stations

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is delighted to announce that effective January 11, 2018 the new General Manager joining 102.9 The Drive and B-104 Total Country in Cranbrook and 99.1 The Drive in Fernie will be Marvin Perry (Pictured)

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Published on January 2, 2018 at 11:26 am by Michael Easton

Radio Sales & Marketing Position Open in Lethbridge

The successful candidate will represent both 94.1 CJOC and 98.1 The Bridge, responsible for growing revenue from existing accounts and developing new business

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Published on December 30, 2017 at 10:13 am by Voice Over

Research Director Inc. Analyzes Seattle PPM’s … Dec. 2017

Though Warm 106.9 (with its All-Christmas music) dominated the 12+ chart, Movin’ 92.5 again topped all the demo breakouts.

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Published on December 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm by boredop

Seattle Radio PPM’s .. Dec. 2017

All-Christmas Music again boosts Warm 106.9 by 60%, into Top Spot in the 6+ Dec. book.

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Published on December 27, 2017 at 2:21 pm by boredop

Surprise! Audio is Making a Huge Comeback!

From Audible’s new Canadian store to Pacific Content’s branded podcasts, listeners are lending their ears to new media.

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Published on December 19, 2017 at 11:31 am by mikedup

Coast to Coast GONE from CKNW (Update)

As of Sunday night Dec. 17th the show was replaced with classic OTR radio programs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.


Published on December 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm by Turn Table3

Spyro Gyra have today’s almost forgotten track

Every once in a long while a jazz song crosses over and becomes a success in the pop world, and such was the case with this song by Spyro Gyra…


Published on January 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY 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 network UPN (Universal-Paramount Network) began telecasting.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 16th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson