25 Most Recent Posts on PSR
- Celebrate Or Commiserate? It's Ratings Time!, by Paul Kaye
- Episode Six have today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 22nd
- Victoria Day Parade (Live Stream) from CHEK TV and Victoria Buzz
- Pat Metheny has today's almost forgotten track
- MONDAY in Broadcast History .. May 21st
- Edmonton Radio Reunion coming up!
- JJ-365 Salutes Matt Cundill
- SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. May 20th
- Matt's 'Sound Off' Podcast: Brian Munz and Don Scott on Humboldt bus accident
- Music Modernization Act Gains Momentum in US Senate
- SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 19th
- Fox News Beats Andrea Tantaros' Surveillance Lawsuit
- 'CHQT' to be re-branded as 'Global News Radio 880 Edmonton'
- For Traditional Radio, It's All About Harnessing the Power of Digital
- MTV Suspends 'Catfish' Over Nev's Sex Harassment Claims
- Thundermug have today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 18th
- Ratings Crisis: CNN Suffers Viewership Collapse of Nearly 30 Percent
- Mike and Helena out at Kiss 91.7
- Suzanne Scott Named CEO of Fox News
- Long time former TV News Journalist Harvey Oberfeld suffers heart attack
- Neil Diamond has today's almost forgotten track
- THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. May 17th
- In the UK, Digital Radio is now More Popular than FM and AM
I’ve never become comfortable around ratings releases. After a decade I thought I would have acclimatized just a little, but no. I start feeling anxious days ahead of the release. I often don’t sleep well – if at all – in the days leading up to ratings
Now here’s a rarity for you all…I went looking for the original version of this song which I know to be by The Tokens…
IT WAS MAY 22nd … when Jack Benny signed off his last live network radio broadcast after a run of 23 years…
When the Seattle-based Brothers Four sang “Greenfields” on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show. And Canada’s Wayne & Schuster did a skit from the Old West called “Frontier Psychiatrist” …
When the game show ‘To Tell the Truth’ aired its last weekly show on CBS-TV …
When New Westminster-born actor Raymond Burr (pictured) starred in the title role as the last original Perry Mason episode titled ‘The Case Of The Final Fade-Out’ began filming….
..and when ABC-TV’s ‘Hart to Hart’, and the NBC-TV sitcom ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ , as well as ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,’ aired their finales.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
live coverage of the Victoria Day Parade from CHEK with Stacy Ross and Ed Bain…. and Dana Hutchings and Gordie Tupper Live on Victoria Buzz…
Pat Metheny is one of the most unique musicians out there, and I recall finding room for him in our playlist in the 80s with this exceptional song…
Happy Victoria Day!!
IT WAS MAY 21st … when Kamloops B.C. got its first FM station as CFFM 98.3 signed on …
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show aired from Montreal’s Expo 67, and featured Petula Clark and The Seekers, with comedian Alan King…
When after 18 years of losing Susan Lucci finally won Best Daytime Actress Emmy ….
When after a 5 year run, the final episode of ‘Miami Vice’ aired on NBC-TV…
.. and when after 8 seasons the finale of the sitcom ‘Newhart’ was seen on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Edmonton Radio Reunion, past and present this June…
JJ- Salutes another one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Matt Cundill.
The Humboldt bus accident that claimed the lives’ of 16 people on April 6, 2018 led to a worldwide outpouring of grief and support. In the hours after the crash, the lives of players, coaches, team support staff like a statistician and therapist were also lost; as well as Tyler Bieber who was the play-by-play host and worked at 107.5 Bolt-FM in Humboldt
“It is not just about music,” Smokey Robinson told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “It is about lives — they could really use that money.”
A federal judge on Friday rejected a wiretapping claim that was premised on allegations of malware placed on Tantaros’ computer, attempts to wipe her Blackberry device, and surreptitious recording of women in the wardrobe department of the cable news network.
Edmonton Corus station CHQT to be rebranded….
Each traditional medium faces its own unique struggle to adjust to digital competition for audience and advertising dollars, and that’s certainly true for radio, challenged by online services like Pandora and more recently Spotify.
Nev Schulman denies the allegations, saying what he’s been accused of “did not happen”.
With week two of May 2018 now in the books, we find that CNN’s ratings have collapsed even more than last week, close to -30 percent in total viewers and an astonishing -35 percent in demo viewers
A shakeup on afternoons at Kiss 91.7 Edmonton has taken place.
“Suzanne has been instrumental in the success of FOX News and she has now made history as its first female CEO,” Lachlan Murdoch said in a prepared statement.
In Harvey’s latest column he talks about his health issues from deep within the hospital (system)
The FCC’s Republican majority claims that the rules were choking off investment and imposed service regulation on broadband akin to that placed on phone companies in the 1930s.
The CKNW Orphans’ Fund has been retitled the CKNW Kids’ Fund.
He’s in talks to head back to cable news in his old 8 p.m. slot, but at Newsmax TV, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
BBC radio is under threat from streaming giants and must reinvent itself to survive, the corporation’s most senior music executive Bob Shennan has said.
Movin’ 92.5 Drops to Fourth place behind #1 KUOW, #2 KISW and #3 KZOK.
Recently, I found myself quite unexpectedly faced with a difficult decision. I was stuck between a preverbal rock and hard place with a choice to be made. If I did what I felt was right that would mean letting people down
One might think those old radio hands would have their doubts, but in fact many share a sense that further consolidation might well be the industry’s best hope.
Both Kidder and Reeve, who played Superman, were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts, and neither saw many major roles afterward. Reeve died in 2004.
The BCAB 2018 Conference is 4 days away from happening on May 15-17, 2018, and we encourage you to download the official Conference App to have access to the most up to date program and speaker bios
Our friend Alex Hindmarch not only left Jack FM in Calgary awhile back, but exited Alberta for a new gig at Re-Wind in Sudbury, Ontario
Whatever the reason, audiences continue to discover and enjoy the masterful sitcom, one unlike any before it and the comedic Godfather of many since.
When company founder Ted Rogers was still alive, he would frequently dispatch Colette Watson to deal with problems that needed immediate attention, telling her, “Go fix this.” She did, with little fanfare and a single-minded approach to meeting her budget targets.
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries
Gord Leighton, former Sun-FM general manager and 50+-year broadcast veteran, is spearheading the drive to bring a community radio station to the North Okanagan by forming the Vernon Community Radio Society.
C2C is happy to announce a return to our longtime Vancouver, BC home, 1410AM, where we can be heard live nightly at 10pm! The station, now called ‘BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410’ also offers broadcasts at HDFM at 103.5FM HD2 and on the iHeartRADIO app.
The comedy special directed by Martin Scorsese will reunite former SCTV co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short , Dave Thomas, and now Rick Moranis.
TSN 1040 bills itself as the “Home of Whitecaps FC”, and the radio station has been covering Whitecaps games in one form or another since 2001
When Gerry Forbes announced his retirement, you can forgive CJAY 92’s competitors for letting out a silent cheer
Gord, the Northwest Broadcasters webmaster, who has been out of action for some three weeks fighting an intestinal disorder, is hoping to be released from hospital this weekend.
The decision to employ NBC’s own counsel Kim Harris contrasts sharply with Fox News — who investigated former network president Roger Ailes — with an outside law firm.
May marks seven years for Adrienne at CBC Edmonton. She first started as the late-night TV host, and then moved on to co-host the News at Six with Mark Connolly. Since 2015, Adrienne has been solo anchoring the TV News at Six.
The Victoria Buzz website will be streaming live via Facebook the annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade later this month, challenging the longtime CHEK monopoly on the event with two of their own most experienced commentators.
Avril will co-host a radio show with Jason Puckett called ‘”The Jason Puckett and Cliff Avril Show” on weekdays fro,m 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Around 1986 a woman by the name of Cathy Dryden booked an appointment with me at CITI-FM in Winnipeg. She was there on behalf of her son to inquire about how he might find his way into radio. This was obviously a very proud mom who professionally stepped me through her young son Brad’s already impressive history
It is with recognition of the talent & commitment to a career in broadcasting demonstrated by Humboldt Broncos play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber, that Western Academy Broadcasting College has created the Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship
Spirit Day on 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River raises $62,096 for the Spirit of The North Healthcare Foundation!
Mike Shumann has been radio silent since video surfaced of him stealing a Golden State Warriors staffer’s jacket.
Michelle Eliot steps in as host for call-in show BC Today, formerly known as BC Almanac.
What a reunion it was: In one corner NYPD Blue alumni Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz and Mark-Paul Gosselaar huddled together; in another stood an L.A. Law foursome of Corbin Bernsen, Susan Ruttan, Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry;
While the return of a series is meant to play off our appetite for nostalgia, revivals are often more about sizzle than substance.
NWCZRadio is proud to join forces with the Legendary Crow and unleash his Rock and Roll knowledge once again
The acquisition of Newfoundland Capital, which owns Newcap Radio, by Stingray Digital Group, isn’t expected to lead to format changes at the 72 stations involved.
Thoughts on what should replace Roundhouse Radio…
The lawsuit alleges that Rose habitually made sexually suggestive comments and engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with the three employees.
The buyer has yet to be announced, along with whether or not a new station brand and direction will take over Roundhouse’s signal or if they will continue with the name and mandate.
“We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice. We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music, we don’t want to play Kanye on our show, we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore.”
“I can no longer cycle, a flight of stairs is a challenge, a brisk walk is a distant memory,” Johnson says of the diagnosis of lupus he was given just a few years ago.
When Scott Howard made the change from on air to sales, he will be the first to tell you that he didn’t get it right away. His first opportunity came at WMUZ in Detroit where he freely admitted that he made a lot of mistakes
This track, to those who were there at the time, will never be forgotten, but there are many here who were not listening to the radio devotedly in the very early 60s, and this one might not have meant as much to them as children as it did to us who were already teens…
IT WAS MAY 4th …. when radio station KNX Los Angeles, the longtime West Coast flagship of the Columbia Broadcasting System, signed on for the first time…
When ABC-TV debuted the weekly “Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue,” which was cancelled after 4 episodes…
When Canada’s Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster (pictured) made their first of a record 67 appearances on CBS TV’s Ed Sullivan Show…
When the 100th episode of the syndicated TV musicfest ‘Soul Train’ aired …
..and when two long-running daytime TV dramas debuted on the same day. “Another World” on NBC, “As the World Turns” on CBS.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
The Tim Allen-fronted blue-collar comedy Last Man Standing may make Fox Broadcasting Co. its new network home after ABC abruptly canceled the successful series last year
“An iconic brand has been missing in SEATTLE radio,” iHEARTMEDIA/SEATTLE Region Pres. ROBERT DOVE said. “KUBE is a name that’s been part of SEATTLE’s music conscience and lifestyle for over 20 years.”
“A half-hour show will give me the time to do a higher percentage of the comedy in, and out, of the studio that I love and that seems to resonate in this new digital world.”
Russell started on the graveyard shift, and eventually ended up as Regional Cluster GM/GSM for all 10 Vista stations in Northern BC.
The 21st Century Fox-owned network has spent several weeks telling top media buyers that it intends to enact a massive 40% reduction in the number of TV ads it runs during its Sunday primetime schedule.
“Boy, do I have a story to tell you, starting MAY 9th! Go subscribe to the OPIE RADIO Podcast now so you’re the first to hear it.”
Montreal media company Stingray Digital Group Inc. is making a big bet on radio with the purchase of Newfoundland Capital Corp. Ltd., Canada’s second biggest private radio broadcaster
With the support of FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, we are excited to bring the rising Saskatchewan country act, the Hunter Brothers to Banff! Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty – a.k.a. The Hunter Brothers will perform exclusively for our delegates and guests at our President’s Dinner & Gold Medal Awards Gala on June 7, 2018. Don’t miss this fun evening!
“Brokaw made a pass at me 50 years ago in my rented hillside house . . . We talked and then, abruptly, he was embracing me and giving me a French kiss.”
Since the 2016 election Facebook has been cracking down on conservative and pro-Trump content
Upon completion of the restructuring process, Cumulus’s debt will have been reduced by more than $1 billion, and Cumulus will have greater financial flexibility with which to support its ongoing business transformation.
“The letter was being handed around the office and the unspoken threat was that if your name was not on it, there would be some repercussion down the road.”
The BCAB 2018 Conference is 2 weeks away from happening on May 15-17, 2018, if you haven’t registered yet or booked your rooms, please do so through the link below
There’s a new signal coming aross your FM Dial as Indigenous radio returns to Calgary for the first time in several years.
CJWE is testing its signal on 88.1 FM and will feature programming in Blackfoot, T’suutina, Nakoda and Cree as well as music that will include everything from country to hip hop and powwow songs
Today we are shining the light on Joe Aiello
We’re not exactly sure if Dean is coming aboard full time, but he will be joining Craig Venn & Lucky on Demand on 94.9 The Rock….
A cadre of female journalists including Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Maria Shriver have signed a letter characterizing the veteran journalist as “a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”
Podcasts are deliberately chosen and requested. Given that they’re speech, rather than music, they typically have the full attention of the listener. They’re mostly enjoyed on headphones, rather than speakers. It’s very different listening behavior.
The revered NBC News anchor accused of unwanted advances pens a strenuous denial and defense of his legacy.
“MIKE’S ON” will return to New York’s WFAN for 3-6:30p (ET), and will be accompanied by a mobile app and website, also called “MIKE’S ON.”
Former NBC correspondent Linda Vester and an anonymous source claim that the NBC News special correspondent made unwanted advances and acted inappropriately to them in the 1990s.
TV Station in Victoria looking for a General Manager
Andrea Constand, a Toronto-born former Temple University administrator, says Cosby drugged and molested her at his nearby home in January 2004.
“NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin Jost and Michael Che in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time.”
A Lifetime Achievement Award for Art Vuolo
By combining the JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH Nielsen PPM radio surveys to create a first-quarter data set, both Adult Contemporary (AC) and Classic Hits are seeing very strong results in 2018 compared to past years.
Ms. Kelly’s ratings are low in every regard: compared to her own viewership at Fox, compared to her competitors in the same time spot, and compared to her predecessors at NBC.
In what is being hailed as a historic day for music creators, theMusic Modernization Act paves the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era.
Power surge has damaged some equipment. We are off the air
Wendy Daniels, host of Boom 99.7’s midday show, was let go on Monday, with the station announcing the news on its Facebook page.
Lauryn Schaffner (Pictured) is a writer, blogger, YouTuber, and overall lover of Rock music. On this week’s show we ask how her passion for rock music took her down this path, and find out what role radio played in getting her there
Canadian audiences will now be able to access 20 primetime shows including Star Trek: Discovery, NCIS, Bull, Seal Team, MacGyver and Instinct, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast.
Roseanne isn’t just beating its competition on Tuesday nights, it’s beating the competition every other night of the week as well.
A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast Sinclair for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air.
If you tune into Kitchener radio station 107.5 Dave Rocks most afternoons, you’ll get a steady dose of mainstream rock music. If Craig Fee was on the air, you’ve also been getting some unexpected political commentary
The mission for Radio is simple (but not easy) “create compelling content and relevant brands.” Over the last few weeks we have been reminded of the importance of needing to “program in real time not on our own time” in order to be relevant
The funding is being provided by Ottawa under the Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting component of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program to the Tŝilhqot’in Community Radio project.
RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize journalistic excellence with the winners of the Prairie Region RTDNA Awards of Excellence.
RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.
Please join the Western Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors for a brilliant evening filled with entertainment, celebration and pride
After 14 years Cheryl is moving on, to assume a role in communications with (reportedly) the provincial government. She has delivered the 11 pm news weeknights on Victoria’s cable channel 12 for a decade.
This week from Europe with Matt Cundill (pictured)
“I call up Bob Willette at 94.9 The Rock in Oshawa and we nerd out of the branding history of Edge 102” come on inside and listen
Several of the big-name shows that were on 1410 will make the switch to TSN 1040.
A good book for Movin’ 92.5, KZOK and KNDD.
Entercom’s format switch (from KMPS Country) is paying off.
AM 1410 will become BNN Bloomberg Radio, Canada’s first business news radio station, launching in conjunction with the new brand on Monday, April 30.
Could Clear Sky Radio in the East Kootneys be looking you?
The independent station brought a refreshing collective of voices to Vancouver’s airwaves over the past two and a half years, broadcasting a variety of different perspectives and countless community stories from their studio in Railtown
Bolt FM personality and play-by-play broadcaster for the Humboldt Broncos Tyler Bieber has been confirmed as one of the people killed in a devastating collision between the team’s bus and a semi on a Saskatchewan highway late Friday afternoon.
Canadians are coming together to support the Humboldt Broncos after the tragic crash.
The newly rebranded Country station KNUC (The New 98.9 The Bull)/Seattle has completed its fulltime on-air roster with the addition of Corey Dillon for afternoons.
Dear broadcasters & friends, Just a reminder that the Regular Registration Deadline for the BC Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) 71st Annual Conference is TODAY, April 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST)
Lori Lewis knows how to deal with change, which makes her ideal to lead the way when it comes to navigating the murky waters of Facebook. From its changing algorithm to the overextension of selling your data to third party sources, Lori offers up her tips and expertise to great posting and audience engagement. We also touched on some best practices for Facebook Live which still remains a challenge for talent.
The show scored the biggest total viewer lift for any telecast on any network after three days of delayed viewing.
He was 74. Suffering with leukemia, Bochco received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old in late 2014.
Wilkerson joins the station from WCSC-TV Charleston, SC where she anchored both weather & traffic and was part of the team covering Hurricane Matthew in 2016. She got her start at KEPR-TV in Tri-Cities, WA as a feature reporter and weather anchor.
Gerry, and brothers Gord Forbes and Marty Forbes all come by their radio success honestly. Their dad Jerry Forbes was the legendary and fabulously successful GM of CHED in the 60’s and early 70’s and was an amazing man
At the end of that summer day, the 34-year-old said her heartfelt goodbyes to colleagues at a local news outlet where she spent 10 of her 14 years in journalism, a profession Nickel adored
The George Soros-financed Media Matters for America progressive activist group has been helping to fuel an advertising boycott targeting Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show.
Not so much a forgotten track today as a chance to, hopefully, turn those of you who don’t know him, on to Jerry Douglas…guaranteed, you’ve heard him over the years, but his role as a sideman doesn’t always put him in the spotlight…
The highway was closed for several hours after two vehicles lost control and crashed into a cube van, which then rolled onto its side.
This is a predictable outcome of the Shaw family–controlled Corus Entertainment taking over Shaw’s TV brands, including Global, in 2016.
In 1967 three men in Edmonton’s broadcasting industry had a dream to own their own radio station in Alberta. One worked at CHED, the two others at CFRN. Over long lunches they expanded their ideas and finally picked an area to apply for a radio station: That area was Edson
“There’s been nobody better on the radio than me… nobody ever did this, nobody. But it wasn’t me who did this… you know who I’m gonna miss? I’m gonna miss you (the listeners).”
We are off to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and catching up with Mark Burley (Pictured). (SUN-FM, AM 1150 & 101.5 EZ Rock)
ABC’s returning comedy averaged a whopping 18.1 million and an unbelievable 5.1 rating in the key demo.
A sister station in Ucluelet at 99.5 KHz, also licensed to McBride Communications, is unaffected, since it operates independently.
I thought I would write out some of the rumors regarding Rogers, City TV, and Steve Darling. If true we will see changes starting in the next month or so
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.
Nathan Carr who is currently the morning show host at Fresh Radio Cornwall is leaving to take a job at 89X in Windsor.
Today Corus laid off several staffers across the country. Some on air and some behind the scenes.
VOTING OPENS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2018 Click to register to vote If you have already been accepted and have a password you can begin voting here on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018. AND THE NOMINEES ARE…… BROADCAST FINAL MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR Amy “Race” Ballard – Hot 899 – Ottawa Brad Challoner – 103.5 QM/FM – Vancouver […]
After 11 seasons as the voice of the Blue Jays’ triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, Ben Wagner makes his Major League debut calling the Blue Jays’ season opener on Thursday, March 29.
Many who don’t really know radio contend the medium is dead or dying. But those who do know radio argue that it’s still every bit a vital medium.
My interest in radio began way back when in the days of turntables and cassette machines at age 12.
My father was a broadcaster and one of the best at radio station 630 CHED in Edmonton.
I was fortunate enough to get to work with him when I was a punk kid and loved everything I saw at the radio station. It was in my blood since birth.
City councillors at Kelowna City Hall have some favorite memories of the Kelowna-born ex-radio guy who served with them for nine years.
Roundhouse Radio aims to make Vancouver a better community. After shaking off some early setbacks, can the city’s newest station spin that social mission into listeners and advertisers?
Co-host Rod Kurtz steered the show to what the Radio Active crew had planned for weeks — a dedication to Portia’s time at CBC Edmonton.
Radio-Canada’s Marie-Maude Denis was told that she must identify the sources she used for a story that alleged collusion in the awarding of public contracts.
Hughes co-hosted mornings at KMPS 94,1 until its flip to AC last December.
Brown has appeared in 53 episodes of the NBC drama since it began in 2012.
Steve Darling packs in the new morning show on 650
“Did anybody at CNN, did any editor, any news person, any anchor, anybody get fired for the awful mess they made of the 2016 campaign which was a disgrace to journalism?”
Most of our Canadian friends will remember this one well, though its probably been awhile since they saw the video…The Odds were, and in a new lineup kinda way, are, a Vancouver band that actually did quite well the first time around…
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.
The CKNW news department will be moving in to the Global BC Burnaby studios in the next few months. The exact date has yet to be confirmed.
Seattle radio legend Gary Crow’s contract Not to be renewed with KZOK
In the interview, IMUS discusses his battles with HOWARD STERN, who he calls among the best radio hosts ever and adds, “He (STERN) had a big problem with me. I didn’t with him.”
KISW posted a narrow lead over KQMV atop the 25-54 chart, otherwise Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) led in all demo breakouts.
Mason hosted afternoon drive at then-CLEAR CHANNEL Active Rock KFNK (FUNKY MONKEY 104.9)/SEATTLE for five years.
KUOW drops to #2; KIRO-FM, KISW and KRWM round out the top 5.
The team of Chuck Powell and Bucky Jacobsen has been assigned the 6 – 10 am morning show, designed to return KJR sports radio to its former glories.
Gregr is the morning show host at 107.7 The End in Seattle. Last summer at the Podcast Movement, Gregr shared the stage at Jacob’s Media’s Broadcaster meet Podcaster series. At dinner he had the deer in the headlights look.
I’m often asked what the greatest mistake I see during concept sessions is. The answer is judgment. Judgement has no place in coaching. I find it interesting how some managers wear their job title like it’s a badge – a badge that allows them to make assumptions and judgments about those they manage. These managers don’t think twice about judging the work, intent, effort and/or performance of others
Clark, who was also a Liberal MLA long before that conveyed any kind of power in the BC legislature, passed away Friday at age 86.
This in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. Global TV News Hour.
Educating your Salespeople and giving your Sales Managers the best tools to drive revenue not only increases top-line growth, it’s a key component in retaining your best people. The investment you make in your people increases their confidence, job satisfaction and shows your clients that you are making a commitment toward customer service
We’re launching our new radio station in Calgary and are looking for a dynamic
broadcaster with a great work ethic to join the CJWE Radio Family as a morning host
From Beach Radio Program Director, Russell James: “It’s no secret that Beach Radio is quickly becoming Kelowna’s new favorite radio station, so it’s only right we give you a morning show as great as the station. We are set to deliver a fun, local, upbeat, energetic morning show with all the right ingredients!
The 24 year old Ottawa woman says she decided to share her story with CBC after drawing courage from the dozens of mainly anonymous women who have spoken out on social media about alleged negative experiences with the B.C. band.
It is addressed to Randy Lennox of Bell Media, Doug Murphy of Corus Entertainment and Hubert T. Lacroix of CBC Radio Canada, asking the companies to remove a ban on the band’s music following recent sexual misconduct allegations.
Business Opportunity to get in on the ground floor on a new radio station in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.
New radio station in Maple Creek is looking working partners/investor to help with further growth and development.
A great book for KISW 99.9 which replaces Movin’ 92.5 as the leader in all demo breakouts.
The Crystals, along with The Ronettes, were among the definitive girl groups of the 1960s and helped construct Phil Spector‘s Wall of Sound.
Jean-Marie Heimrath became interested in podcast sometime in November 2016. He has always been fascinated by the business side of the entertainment industry he has worked in
KISW 99.9 continues its year-long climb, landing in a tie for 3rd with Warm 106.9, just behind Movin’ 92.5 in 2nd.
Drex talks with Doug Williams the anti polygraph guy. Included in the interview is about the polygraph recently given to Patrick Brown.
Change in the workplace is something that all of us encounter on a regular basis. Our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria are always looking for ways to best deal with it.
People like Daryl McIntyre, Chris Scheetz, Josh Classen, Su-Ling Goh, Meg Morrison, Bryan Mudryk and Natasha Staniszewski from TSN, Jason Gregor, and Cam Moon (play-by-play for the Red Deer Rebels) are all grads of the course
The streaming service will not require a cable television log-in to access, and the content will not overlap with the network’s linear programming. The cost will be announced later.
Phillips has deep roots in broadcast management in both Vancouver and Victoria, and has been VP for Corus Radio West since April 2016.
Seattle radio veteran Jack Allan talks about the good ole’ daze of radio. Jack was host of the popular Love Line , a match making program on KVI.
Former Jack FM morning host Kiah Tucker will take over the KiSS Radio 104.9 PM drive show on Monday February 26th.
Art Vuolo was radio’s best friend long before Scott Shannon knighted him with that legendary slogan. Throughout the decades, Art has been a mainstay at conventions and in the hallways of radio stations with the latest video technology ready to capture incredible radio moments
Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to Amazon Studios’ Transparent in the wake of sexual harassment claims and a subsequent internal investigation by the retail and streaming giant.
The New K97-5 features all of the great music you heard on the original K97! From ABBA to ZZ Top, the New K97-5 is all about the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You’ll hear an incredible variety of great songs spanning more than 30 years… Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Journey, John Mellencamp, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, The Eagles, Billy Idol, and many others. If you grew up in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, you’ll love the music on the New K97-5
Edmonton-based Hot 107 is one of at least 40 radio stations which have temporarily stopped airing Hedley’s music.
Unifor says camera operators, reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew received layoff notices in newsrooms across Canada, with Vancouver taking the biggest hit with 21 job cuts
After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…
Defining a successful career….Forbes style
About one-quarter of Shaw’s workforce have accepted buyouts and will be departing as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.
Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award. If you could please publicize the following we would appreciate it
The people who head Ben Shapiro’s conservative news site are in talks to buy Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire TheBlaze.
I first knew Dave Walpole (yep that’s his real last name) when he was growing up in Ottawa. He was an avid listener when I was doing evenings at CFGO. He would call in for requests, to win and do bits. During his first time in the studio he said, “where is everybody?”
A news story published here earlier today had the Sampson family now holding a majority of shares in CHEK, Not so, we’re told.
Sharon Taylor’s radio career has criss-crossed the country from Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, London, Ottawa and Toronto. Her love and passion for radio programming has made her one of my calls I make when I need an opinion
All of our sales training clients in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto constantly wrestle with the difference between being a pushy or persistent Salesperson. While we know the key to success is to be persistent, when does that self-discipline get misinterpreted from the buyer’s perspective as being over-the-top?
Long-time Saskatchewan journalist and MBC legislative correspondent Manfred Joehnck has passed away suddenly in the Battlefords
We are in business to win. Winning is the only desirable outcome. The secret to winning, and to the continuation of winning, is to build the best team. It is essential to form a cohesive group of individuals all working to achieve the same goal
In the MOFFAT Communication days which we all loved, all the markets generally did extremely well, including Calgary
His short-lived government from September 1972 to December 1975 carried out reforms at a blistering pace including the creation of the Agricultural Land Reserve, the public auto insurance corporation ICBC, a provincial ambulance system and Pharmacare.
Nominations are being accepted for the Gold Medal Award recognizing Community Service, Leader of Tomorrow (under 30 years of age) and the most prestigious award, induction into the WAB Broadcast Hall of Fame
Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is long time broadcaster Rob Christie has called it quits
Registration is now open for the BC Association of Broadcasters’ 71st Annual Conference, to be held May 15-17, 2018, at the beautiful Manteo Waterfront Hotel & Villas, in Kelowna, B.C
We are very excited to announce a new look to the programming team in Alberta
“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.”
On Jan. 27, the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary. As part of the event, the section of 105th Avenue that leads to Planet Ice and the Albion Fairgrounds will be rechristened Jim Robson Way.
A look at weekday coverage between 4 a.m. and midnight on all three channels revealed that CNN has just three women serving in solo anchoring roles: Kate Bolduan, Brooke Baldwin and Erin Burnett.
I first met David in the late 80’s. He grew up in Peterborough and came to the West Coast from a stint on-air in London, Ontario. I was the CFOX Program Director and David was the midday jock at sister station at CKLG-AM. When Brad Phillips left to go head up the new FM station Z 95.3, I also became the PD of LG73
Cerna began work in 1975 as a news reporter and anchor at KOMO Radio, and then moved to KOMO-TV and KING-TV before going to KCTS.
The option of being anonymous when advertising with Puget Sound Radio’s Blindbox…
As of Sunday night Dec. 17th the show was replaced with classic OTR radio programs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
IT WAS MAY 20th … when the Canadian Marconi Company station X-W-A, later CFCF, in Montreal aired a musical concert, the first scheduled radio broadcast in North America, and possibly the world…
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show featured Peggy Lee, The Brothers Four (from Seattle), and retired baseball great Jackie Robinson ….
When the 25th Emmy Awards gave top honors to The Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore…
..and when the final episodes of ‘Barney Miller’ and the original run of ‘Roseanne’ aired on ABC-TV… and the ‘Cheers’ finale was seen on NBC.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
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