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- Chuck's Classics, featuring Ray Charles
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 19th
- Chuck's Classics, featuring Jim Lowe
- MONDAY in Broadcast History .. March 18th
- Canadian-born YouTube star Lilly Singh to host NBC late-night show
- Dick Dale, Surf Guitar King, Dead at 81
- 'Fight hard for Jeanine Pirro!' Trump calls on Fox News to 'bring back' the host
- Numeris to measure all radio markets year-round starting this summer
- Chuck's Classics, featuring Bobby Sherman
- ST. PATRICK's DAY in Broadcast History .. Sun. March 17th
- Corey Feldman: I can no longer defend Michael Jackson
- Rock star Burton Cummings tells Moose Jaw dance studio to turn down the music
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson Returning to TV Following Sex Misconduct Investigation
- Chuck's Classics, featuring The Beach Boys
- SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 16th
- Steve Huber's new radio station Cat Country has just launched
- Another Firing at TSN 1040 .. Football Analyst Lowell Ullrich
- New TSN 1040 Sked Announced, Absent Dave Pratt
- Lori Loughlin fired by Hallmark over admissions bribing scandal
- 'Sound Off' Podcast! Corey Dylan from Kicks 101.5 in Atlanta
- Chuck's Classics, featuring The Archies
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 15th
- Gerry Forbes to be inducted into Hall of Fame!
- Chuck's Classics, featuring Frank Sinatra
- THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 14th
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 […]
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.
American singer, songwriter. Best remembered for this number one hit from 1956. He was also a disc jockey, and radio host.
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.
With her new post-midnight show, Singh will become the only woman currently hosting a late-night show on broadcast TV.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
Fitness class operator says Cummings has called police several times and even gone to city council to get a zoning bylaw changed.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Mike Halford and Jason Brough will fill the void left when breakfast host Dave Pratt was fired midweek.
‘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.’
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.
The Archies a fictional garage band. Still they had a hit in 1969 with Sugar Sugar.
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.
Our friend Gerry Forbes, of CJAY fame has announced on his facebook page, he will be inducted into The Canadian Broadcasting Hall of Fame!
Ol Blue Eyes does it again in 1957 with Witchcraft
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.
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. […]
Change is coming, again, to Vancouver sports radio. Pratt out at Bell, could he be heading to 650?
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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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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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!
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
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.
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.
John worked at ‘NW and sister station CFMI from 1970 until the early 2000s.
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
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.
“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.”
“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.”
Jo was a sometime actor, but most of her time was spent singing and making the charts, like Shrimp Boats in 1951.
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.
“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.
The actor passed away on Feb. 10.
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.
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.
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.
The breakout of leaders in all the demographic subgroups for Vancouver, Edmonton & Calgary.
Patsy Cline started her career in 1947 until her death at age 30 in 1963. She had many hits including Crazy in 1961.
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.
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.
A great book for QM/FM which jumped to the top.
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.
“I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” the longtime Canadian-born host says in a video message.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Black Day In July Gordon Lightfoot taking a bad day in Detroit . Recorded in 1968
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.
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.
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.
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
Can’t Buy Me Love
Another big hit: Can’t Buy Me Love from 1964 for the Beatles.
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.
The actor was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke last Wednesday and had been under observation.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
The third single from Coldplay’s second album A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2005)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Monthly fees for SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC and other streaming services were the biggest moneymaker, at $4.66 billion, up 33%.
Johnnie died at age 63, but left us with a number of hits including Cry from 1951
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
A simulcast of Global News at 6, & new shows hosted by veteran broadcasters Alan Carter and Jeff McArthur to premiere March 4
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
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.
The funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale with an obituary to be published in the Vancouver newspapers.
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.
At 6 this morning Calgary’s CKCE ended its 8.5 years as KooL FM and was rebranded as 101.5 Today Radio.
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
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.
ABC’s broadcast of the awards averaged 29.6 million viewers, a 11.5 percent gain over a year ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About 985,000 more customers dropped cable or satellite in the quarter than signed up for new service industrywide.
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
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.
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.
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.
Contentious By-election in Burnaby South Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson is the People’s Party of Canada Candidate for Burnaby South
3 of 4 alleged victims were minors, but defence lawyer calls singer an’innocent man’.
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.
Buddy Holly & The Crickets with Oh Boy from 1957.
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.
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.
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.
Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
One of the most successful Jamaican-American in history
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.
KQMV Movin’ 92.5 retained its dominance in all the Demo breakouts.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Such a charge occurs when a person makes a report of a crime to peace officer while knowing that the information isn’t true.
Perennial leader Movin’ 92.5 numbers grow, but not as much as KUOW 94.9. News Talk KIRO FM is in third place.
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
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.
Sarah was an American jazz singer. Won 4 Grammys including a Lifetime Achievement Award. She was active from 1942 to 1990.
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.
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.
“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.
Interview with Al Murdoch recorded Friday!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Radio royalty Pat O’ Day is visiting the 95.7 The Jet (KJR FM) studio. He interviewed the biggest stars in music history
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.
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.
1980s Vancouver personalities Canadian wrestler Gene Kiniski and the “Nite Dreams” TV team of Vancouver deejays J.B.Shayne and John Tanner are interviewed
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Yesterday she worked her final shift at the station after 4.5 years in Seattle.
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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
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.
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.
Two women, Dr. Katelyn Allers and Ashley Watson, have accused Tyson of inappropriate sexual advances.
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.
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.
Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma. It’s a flood
Kent Schumaker takes over as of March 4th.
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
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.
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.
The beloved engineer had a MacGyver-like talent for keeping stations on air.
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!
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.
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
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.
Spade and a rotating group of his comedian and celebrity friends will break down the pop culture news of the day.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Inside the former Hammond Organ Factory on Chicago’s North Side is the city’s first vinyl pressing plant in decades.
It didn’t take long for the presenter to be roasted on social media.
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.
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
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.
Are the rumors true? Is my source accurate? Word is Flow is coming back to Toronto and replacing the Move
Mike had been fighting kidney disease for the past few months and it finally claimed his life this morning.
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
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.
The Canadian Press is cutting six editorial positions, mostly in the news agency’s Atlantic bureau in Halifax.
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.
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.
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.
Starz will become available directly across Canada as an add-on to Crave for an extra $6 a month.
Laurie was an announcer with the CBC for 35 years, He retired after 23 years at CBC Calgary in 1996.
Victoria’ s hit music station is getting a makeover
The actor who played Winston Churchill in a TV film was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007.
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.
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.
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
Gene charted 16 top hits. One such hit was (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance in 1962
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The soap-opera actor played character Neil Winters for 28 years on Young & the Restless.’ He allegedly died of a possible alcohol overdose.
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
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.
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.
The media sold off its own temple last week and no one noticed.
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
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.
“On February 8th, Victoria gets its newest radio station.”
Anthony Scaramucci ‘The Mooch’ former White House staffer, founder of Sky Bridge Capital and author of Trump, the Blue Collar President
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
Volunteers have been operating a 24/7 online stream of radio content since 2014 and this will continue in tandem with the FM signal.
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.
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.
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
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.
Rule preventing ‘simsub’ set to be rescinded by the government following changes to trade agreement with U.S.
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.
What is the motivation behind Trudeau’s “fake news” alert system so close to the Canadian election?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
All Shook Up in 1957 as Elvis continued to put out more and more #1 hits.
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.
The company behind shows like The Amazing Race Canada and Top Chef Canada is getting into the cannabis TV business.
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.
Ingram’s friend and creative partner Debbie Allen announced the news on Tuesday.
Beatles formed in 1960 in Liverpool with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr. They built their reputation by playing in clubs.
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.
He was engineering for the CHUM Radio group in Vancouver from 2002 to 2004 when he retired.
The Trio helped launch the fold revival of the 1950’s and early 1960’s with their classic Tom Dooley in 1958.
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.
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.
He is fondly remembered as the creator of the longrunning Woodward’s $1.49 Day jingle.
Pat Boone had a number of hits, but he was up against Elvis. Don’t Forbid Me was a hit in 1956
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.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning and longest serving New York Times columnist and humorist died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, from complications after a fall.
“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.”
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
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.
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
JJ “Jim” Johnston did something rather extraordinary last year. He committed to writing a blog everyday saluting someone in the radio or music industry
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.
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.
Another of the duo’s many hits from 1957: Bye Bye Love.
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.
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?
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
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.
KIRO-FM drops to 5th, while Movin’ KQMV 92.5 moves up into 3rd. KUOW remains 2nd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joee Adams was fired from the Charlottetown-based classic rock radio station Q93 on Jan. 18 after four years as the morning radio host.
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Group were formed in South Carolina, USA. Active from 1956 to 1961. Black Slacks was a hit for them in 1957.
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.
Watts, the 20-year host of Alberta Morning News on the Corus Radio Network, was a voice heard across the province on weekday mornings.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
After 11 years with Knowledge Network, Murray Battle, the public broadcaster’s director of original documentaries and brand, is leaving his post.
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?
Fats a pianist, singer songwriter. Sold more than 55 million records. Between 1955 and 1960 he had 11 top 10 hits.
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.
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
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.
SAG-AFTRA has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against NPR news/talk KUOW regarding the dismissal of seven employees in April 2018.
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
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.
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.
“On Thursday, January 17th, a warm new breeze will arrive in Halifax as Stingray launches 96.5 The Breeze…Halifax’s Relaxing Favourites.”
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.
After 3 years in the News Director’s job, Cheryl Carson’s last day was Friday.
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
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.
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’!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the CRTC, new broadcasting legislation should encourage the production and consumption of Canadian content (CanCon),
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.
After 17 years with Victoria’s second television station, Astrid is leaving .. for a position handling Media Relations with BC Ferries.
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
‘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!
Liza Yuzda (pictured) leaves CKNW AM 980 Vancouver to launch a B.C. Legislative bureau in Victoria for News 1130.
After nearly 13 years as an afternoon fixture on KIRO FM, Ron & Don have been shown the door.
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.
CNN requests KUSI to cover Wall Story, but rejected the story because it didn’t match the Fake News Networks Narrative
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
This group took their name from Gene Autry’s horse! This number from 1958 was to be the throwaway number.
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.
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
It will be held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Convention Centre at 2 pm on Saturday Feb. 2nd
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.
Known as disco group, and really famous or their costumes. The album “Village People” was put together and aimed for the gay audience.
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.
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
“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.”
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.
“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.”
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
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
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.
“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.”
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.
Christine McGuire, whose pop hits propelled her and her singing sisters to many radio and television appearances, died Dec. 28 in Las Vegas,
Roy died at the young age of 52, but left us a load of his hits including Candy Man from 1961.
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.
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.
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.
Battle Of New Orleans a big hit for Johnny Horton in 1959. Johnny died at age 35.
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.
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.
Dani Elwell, Garvia Bailey and Heather Bambrick, all recently of Jazz.FM91, are behind the new stream. Expect podcasts, live performances, interviews and more
Neil still active since 1957 as a pianist, vocalist, composer and record produced. He wrote songs for the likes of Connie Francis.
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.
Two news/talk outlets, KUOW (NPR) and news/talk KIRO FM are second and third in the 6+ chart.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year brings a fresh feel to Okanagan Oldies – we’re now “SOFT 103.9, familiar favourites.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Singer, songwriter, played many instruments, actor. Started out writing for Connie Francis. A number of hits including this one from 1958.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Member of two music groups prior to going out on his own. This hit from 1969. Died at age 54 in February 2000
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.
Not much one can say about Elvis. He turned out many many hits like this one from 1956: Blue Suede Shoes
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.
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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.
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.
Singer-songwriter, 38 songs in the top 10, sold more than 100 Million records.
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).
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Detectives are currently investigating the death of the popular Los Angeles news personality, who was found unresponsive in a Glendale, California Days Inn.
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.
“Never have so many owed so much to one man. He never sought credit. But did so much behind the scenes.”
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
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.
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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
Singer and a dancer. Known mainly for popularizing the twist style of dancing. The Twist became a national hit in 1960.
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.
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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 […]
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
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.”
An R&B singer best known for this hit in 1958. Other songs he recorded never reached the peak this one did
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.
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Santa Claus Coming to Town Ray Conniff (1959)
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.
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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.
The alleged assault on a male victim took place at a Nantucket bar in July 2016.
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 […]
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.
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German magazine Der Spiegel apologised to readers on Wednesday for publishing “invented stories” and content with “distorted facts” by one of its reporters
Jingle Bells – Mitch Miller & The Gang
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.
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Momentum at “CBS This Morning,” the most buzzworthy morning show for a handful of years, stopped dead with Rose’s firing.
Paul Larsen will assume the role of news director and station manager for Global Okanagan, effective Jan. 8.
Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (Original) 1957
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.
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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.
We are excited to extend a one-time special rate to NEW attendees to experience the WAB Conference in 2019
Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra (1957)
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale
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.
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“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.
Licenses to cover were issued this week to Way Broadcasting for both of their AM stations in Blaine, KARI & KVRI.
“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.”
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
Silver Bells Johnny Mathis (1958)
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.
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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.
The former chief executive has been accused of sexual harassment and assault that allegedly took place before and after he joined the company.
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.
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.
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 –
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.
Silver Bells Andy Williams (1965)
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.
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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.’
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.
“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.
Pictured, Kevin Bennett, Ross Winters and Daryl Bennett.
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.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1952 – 1953
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.
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Why does it seem like manufacturers are increasingly reluctant to include FM in their phones?
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry (1949
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.
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“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.”
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.
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth Nat King Cole (1949)
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.
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Iacobucci covered Kamloops city hall for decades and was well-known for having nearly unparalleled connections in the BC legislature.
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.’
Morning co-host Alan Budwill To Retire, Curt And Corine (pictured) Moving To Mornings, Kent Phillips To Afternoons
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.
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.
Deck The Halls Nat King Cole (1960)
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.
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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,
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
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.
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.
Another Great Christmas Classic….
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Former CTV News at Six anchor Tamara Taggart told the Georgia Straight that she is seeking the Liberal nomination in Vancouver Kingsway.
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.
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.
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.
Frosty The Snowman Ray Conniff Singers (1959)
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,
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” 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.”
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.
For the eighth year in a row, News/Talk reigned supreme among 6+ listeners.
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) by Frank Sinatra
Written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
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.
Manfred Mann – Blinded by the Light
“’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.”
“(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
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.
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Google is hoping to address these concerns with a new experiment, announced today, that will deliver more personalized audio news feeds through Google Assistant.
Golden West adds Cochrane to their slate
Combined, the top five on Forbes’ list, all men, made nearly $300 million. The King-of-All-Media is still number one.
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.
Dean Martin, one of many pop artists who recorded this, NOW, because of political correctness, has become a controversial Christmas song
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.
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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.
Analysis and demo category leaders in the most recent Numeris radio ratings.
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.”
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Dean Martin
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.
CBU continues to lead the 12+ chart, followed by NW and QM/FM.
Country 105 rules the roast, with Newstalk 77 coming in second place
Now still retains the overall number one spot, with CBC moving up into second place. Up, is down….
He started as the all-night host at CJOR Vancouver in the 1960s, becoming sales manager first at CKNW, then at CHQM.
“The majority of our listeners have expressed their interpretation of the song to be non-offensive.”
Launching Dec. 6, CTV Movies and CTV Throwback will unlock thousands of hours of movies and TV.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Burl Ives
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Enjoy this classic with Mel Torme
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.
“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.
Insiders say Blaze Media will reach 165 million people via television, digital platforms and social media.
His son tells ABC7 News his father’s body was found behind Brooks Stadium in Paducah Ky. Taliaferro had been missing for three weeks.
Chuck starts off the Christmas Season with Brenda Lee and this classic
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.
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
CBC North host Loren McGinnis talks about the show that no one heard when The Trailbreaker lost its signal.
The song-and dance-man, who received a career boost from Leonard Nimoy, also toplined the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ spinoff ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’
“Another Day In Paradise” was the first single to be released from Phil Collins’ number-1 1989 album ‘…But Seriously’.
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.
“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.”
“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.
Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977
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.
One year after 98.9 FM’s country makeover — and subsequent rebrand — we look at how Seattle-Tacoma’s dueling country radio stations compare.
Movin 92.5 again dominated the demo breakouts. And 94.1 The Sound was up for its sixth book in a row.
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.
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.
A man with over five decades invested in radio is calling it quits.
Netflix says the move will help fund upcoming TV series and films as well as overall improvements to the Netflix platform.
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
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.
CBC & The Drive were the big winners in the 12+ chart, while The Goat was a HUGE loser, plummeting from #1 to last place.
CBC continues to grow its share atop the 12+ chart. The biggest winner year over year was K 97.
Movin 92.5 returns as #1 in Seattle’s PPM Radio Ratings. And The Sound 94.1 makes its first Top 5 appearance.
CBC leads, followed by the big winner in this book Beach Radio 103.1, which jumps from last to 2nd.
CBC’s share grows in the 12+ book, followed by The Q and C-FAX.
Real Country continues to lead, with the Big 105 following this time around…
Good gain for CJOC. The Bridge has seen brighter days…
Survey Period: Radio Diary Survey September 3 – October 28, 2018
Area: 7109 (Saskatoon Ctrl)
Daypart: Monday-Sunday 5am-1am
Z99 14.6 Wolf 13.0 Big Dog 11.0
Radio One rules in Winnipeg, with Newstalk CJOB coming in second place. Significant gains for Virgin and Power
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.
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
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.
The deal is contingent on a requested exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections CIRH-FM would have to play.
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.
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 […]
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.
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the megahit Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday. He was 57.
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.
Award winning anchor/reporter Morgan Chesky says he’s leaving KOMO 4 to join NBC News as a national correspondent in December.
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.
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.
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Kentucky police say that TALIAFERRO may be experiencing “disorientation and signs of dementia.”
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
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.
Sacramento, Detroit, Philadelphia… just a few of the radio markets where “The Breeze” has recently blown into town.
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.
The year was 1982, the song, ‘Private Eyes’
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.
The hour-long salute to KING’s longevity, with many commemorative segments, has now been uploaded to YouTube.
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.
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.
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.
During Rick Meaney’s tenure Country 105 became the #1 Country Music Station in Canada.
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
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
The Byrds were formed in 1964 with frontman Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke
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.
As per our friends at Northwest Broadcasters, the switch to Christmas music on local stations is underway.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
After three years doing mornings at KPHO Preston will be anchoring evenings at KOMO-TV.
Enjoying the busy life of a broadcast journalist
Attacks against the media pose a threat to democracy, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
David Frum talks about his mom’s legacy as one of As It Happens’ most beloved hosts.
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.
“I’ve decided to step away from journalism for a while – to focus on my career as a Mum!”
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.
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
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.
Group made up of Bobby Sheen lead, and two girls Darlene Love & Fanita James. Not any notable success after this hit.
The guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV show ‘Hee Haw’ for nearly a quarter century died Thursday.
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.
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
Rosemary became popular in the 1950’s even though she as active 1946 to 2001. Her nephew is George Clooney, the actor
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 […]
“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.
“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.”
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.
Fox News was the first television network to announce an intention to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting CNN.
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.
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.
“If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers elected officials,” CNN said of the decision to suspend Acosta’s “hard pass.”
I have not yet met anyone who didn’t want to be successful, but I have met many who don’t know how to get there. I remind myself of that sentiment often
The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ’nuff said.
Bowen had a front seat to the wild Leaf 1980’s era in which just about everything happened except a Stanley Cup. Bowen survived the surly Harold Ballard, many white knuckle plane trips, a series of unpredictable colour analysts from Bill Watters to Jim Ralph and a few brushes with getting fired.
“We are building SEATTLE’s next great morning show and looking to add to the CARLA MARIE AND ANTHONY cast. While we are flooded with local SEATTLE entries, anyone nationwide is open to apply with a :60 video at www.kissfmseattle.com”
The year was 1973 when Maureen McGovern released this Classic, The Morning After
Rain trained at the Old Vic Theatre in London, performed in a host of Shakespearean plays at the Stratford Festival and received a Tony Award nomination in 1972 for his turn opposite Claire Bloom in Robert Bolt’s Vivat! Vivat Regina!.
Only 16 when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943, ‘Big Al’ was still a teenager when he was sent overseas to serve with the 438 Wildcat Squadron.
It appeared on Facebook. Word that Dez & Jay will host the new KiSS 103.1 morning show beginning Nov. 19. So this should cool that speculation we were hearing about a flip to Country or All-Sports. Sorry about that……..
Medved had previously been rumored to be on the outs with the network due to his status as the host most critical of President TRUMP on the schedule.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Shawn Smith
The proposed new station has been assigned the call letters CFAN-FM by Industry Canada and has been branded as “Valley FM” by the non-profit Community Radio Society.
The tower carries the signals of iHeart stations KSWD-FM 94.1, KBKS-FM 106.1 and KJAQ-FM 96.5; Hubbard stations KNUC-FM 98.9 and KQMV-FM 92.5, and Entercom’s KZOK 102.5.
The Reference Radio “hybrid” prototype is multiplatform, able to play DAB digital radio, FM, and internet radio streams.
Sinatra recorded the song again with the arrangement by Nelson Riddle
All Access Canada is “off to a solid start,” said the interim CEO, while in the fourth quarter CBS will be launching Network 10, its streaming product in Australia.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages.
Do you remember Blacksmith Blues?
Jim Acosta’s White House press pass has been suspended following the incident wherein he assaulted a female White House staffer on Wednesday
He was convicted of misleading investors in his ticket resale business, with proceeds used to pay gambling debts and pay off earlier investors.
Tune-in for Tuesday night’s election returns was up by significant margins from the last midterm, with cable news viewership alone up a strong 64 percent from 2014.
Our individualized sales training workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are a great opportunity for us to interact with Salespeople and learn how to best provide them with what they need to be successful
Cable news ratings will likely surpass those of these three networks; those numbers will be out later Wednesday.
Amanda Logan headed west in 2008 to Regina, Saskatchewan where she did evenings at 104.9 The Wolf. Amazingly, we still have audio from that era and it makes an appearance in this podcast. A few weeks ago, The evening personality at Toronto’s Z103.5, got married and in lieu of a wedding present, I figured a podcast appearance would suffice
The Year was 1951, the song is called, ‘Sound Off’ (Duckworth chant) and the singer, Vaughn Monroe
Munroe died May 1973 at the age of 61
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 Holiday
Merv Griffin was a singer, but was better known for the creation of the TV game shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune
She led network’s English services, including digital, TV and radio.
As of Nov. 19 Mike Killeen and Anita Bathe will host CBC Vancouver News at 6.
Talk show host Lars Larson has been working with Sleep Number Bed for two decades, and he reached out to Radio Ink to let us know how consistent radio advertising and great storytelling with live reads can be a gold mine for advertisers.
Happy Birthday to Bryan Adams, Elke Sommer, Art Garfunkel, Tatum O’Neal and Sam Rockwell.
The comic strip ‘The Gumps’ debuted as a series on CBS radio;
‘The Big Show’ debuted as a Sunday night 90-minute radio spectacular on NBC;
Vancouver’s CKNW increased power from 1,000 watts to 5,000 at 1320 kc;
the ‘Nat King Cole Show’ debuted on NBC-TV;
Tom Jones guested on the soundtrack of Fox-TV’s ‘The Simpsons’;
and Kenny Rogers and The First Edition made their TV debut on CBS-TV’s ‘Smothers Bros. Comedy Hour.’
Those bowing off the world stage Nov. 5th include Fred MacMurray, Johnny Horton, Bobby Hadfield of the Righteous Bothers, Bobby Nunn and Billy Guy of ‘The Coasters’ (16 years apart); bandleader Guy Lombardo (pictured), and career Canadian broadcasters Norm Marshall and Sid Boyling.
ALL the milestones for the date are found INSIDE.
Summit 107 FM in Cranbrook is looking for our next Creative “Master” to write and produce commercials for our many local clients.
Go Your Own Way is the ultimate breakup song. The song tells the story of the broken hearts of Stevie Nicks and bandmate Lindsey Buckingham at the conclusion of their tumultuous romance.
Mad Max, the man who could become our next Prime Minister
Sad word has arrived from the UK that longtime C-FAX announcer/engineer Dave Shearer has passed at age 89.
Picture of Tom McGouran and Larry Updike
“Eye in the Sky” is a 1982 song by the British rock band The Alan Parsons Project from the album Eye in the Sky.
Canadians will no longer have to have a cable subscription to stream HBO.
Bell Media is rebranding The Movie Network (TMN), HBO Canada and CraveTV into one streaming service, that will simply be known as Crave.
Eddie Cochran sang directly to the American teen over his thick guitar sound. While his career and life were tragically cut short, his influence on rock music is everlasting.
The company was expected to earn $1.22 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion, but it posted $1.24 on $3.26 billion.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Ray Raymond Ramsay
What does Jann Arden, Michael Buble and Ray have in common beyond music? When young they all worked on the commercial Salmon boats (Ray’s family had 3) and was a way of clearing his head. This is something he’s done since he was two years old.
Skip ahead to Apr 1st of 1968 when he says he started as a nineteen-year old at distributor TPC/Quality as a warehouse ‘hump’, making him the April Fools boy. He thinks they hired him to stop him from phoning them. In 1970 he quickly rose to Promo/Sales Rep and eventually just Promotions for British Columbia.
It was 1957, The Diamonds, from Canada (no cancon during those years) released their classic hit, Little Darlin’ in the United States.
KBKS GM ROBERT DOVE announced at 4p PT that while the station won’t change formats, it will continue to be “under construction.”
“106.1 KISS FM is dead serious about finding Seattle’s Funniest person.”
Movin’ 92.5 topped all the Demo charts. And News-Talk KIRO-FM had a good book too.
The station is running spooky recorded liners saying “KISS IS DEAD” asking listeners to “listen at 4p.”
Nat Lauzon has been a mainstay on Montreal radio for almost 20 years. Her career path has moved in somewhat tidy cycles, spending her teen years working on air in her hometown of Timmins, Ontario while in high school. Then she worked at Toronto’s Mix 99.9 while she was finishing her degree at Ryerson Polytechnic. In 1999, she jumped at the opportunity to move to Montreal to with Blair Bartrem at Mix 96
The song ranked No. 158 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Among the issues the sides are haggling over: money and a non-disclosure and non-disparagement clause.
‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Modern Family’ are clearly breaking banks.
Western Canada’s preeminent journalism awards were presented Monday evening at the 2018 Jack Webster Awards, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver. The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C.
Premier John Horgan and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson’s debate will be broadcast live on CBC and Global TV networks, and CKNW Radio, starting at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 8.
The desperate networks are grasping at straws. Their ratings reflect a continuing audience exodus
“A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and joked their way through a discussion on political impact of terror was bizarre,” Drudge wrote on Twitter. “Check your soul in the makeup chair.”
“The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market,” said IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. “IBM will become the world’s #1 hybrid cloud provider.”
It began with a microphone malfunction and ended, nearly two hours later, with KDIA, the powerful R&B station of the ’60s, being represented by … no one.
While Media Technology Monitor says other services show more potential for growth, 93 per cent of music streaming service listeners are using YouTube, up slightly from 85 per cent last year.
Before the 2018-19 season — Cole’s 50th in the play-by-play broadcaster’s chair — Rogers Sportsnet announced Cole, 85, would call 10 games this season and then unplug his microphone for the final time.
Media yawned when real ricin packages were mailed to Trump and leading Republicans a mere 4 weeks ago
Tom Mark has signed-off on his last newscast
The hearings on misleading and aggressive sales practices by the country’s telecom providers concluded Friday, with Shaw, Rogers and Bell disputing that questionable sales practices are a systemic issue.
Rupert could pull off an amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions!
The deal makes Stingray the owner of two TV stations and 101 radio licences across the country,
“Jeanne is an exceptional radio talent and we are happy to have her join The Sound’s air team because of her deep understanding of the values of the Adult Contemporary format.”
It’s the first time any NBC News property has acknowledged the star anchor is likely to leave NBCUniversal in the wake of a heated controversy that erupted this week.
In 2002, he left Canada for Dubai, United Arab Emirates to act as station manager and morning host at Channel 4 FM.
Toronto radio icon to retire from CHUM 104.5 morning show after 50 years with the station –
Morning co-host BENDER was let go Wednesday after 17 years and the station is running jockless and without the usual IDs. A page hidden on the station’s website was headlined, “KISS IS DEAD.”
“The bomb scare comes on the heels of suspected IEDs mailed to the home former President Obama in Washington, D.C. and the New York state homes of former President Clinton Clinton and major Democratic Party donor George Soros
The catchy ditty celebrating “the good ol’ hockey game” will be honoured on Saturday as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
CORUS does not plan to replace Ms. WILLIAMS and will not be appointing a new COO.
Emily has been handling the morning news on CBC Radio One in Victoria for the past couple of years.
Prospecting for new business is a necessity. Our sales training workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary always drill this into the minds of Professional Salespeople. No one ever disagrees. In fact, when I ask the question “Who prospects for new business?” everyone’s hands go up. “Now keep your hand in the air if you have a specific […]
Bell will have the title of executive in charge for the late-night franchise, which has been running behind CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in the ratings in the last year.
It’s common knowledge that teams like the C’s pay for their radio time, and use the ad spots to recoup costs. You can bet they’re doing the same with this TV deal.
Mulholland is the new Market Manager for Hubbard’s 5 radio stations in Seattle, replacing Marc Kaye who announced his retirement, after 45 years, this past July.
Ms. Kelly has now repeatedly apologized for suggesting that “blackface” might be OK on Halloween.
The NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME has announced the eight finalists for the 2019 FORD C. FRICK Award honoring excellence in baseball broadcasting.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Clay St. Thomas
Jon James McMurray died Saturday filming a project he had been working on for months, performing while walking on the wing of a plane.
The CRTC approval means Stingray, a Montreal-based international music service provider, will become Canada’s largest public independent media company.
The secret to success in business is durable competitive advantage. Only products that demonstrate a desirable difference to their competitors are likely to win audience attention. Our brains act like filters that protect us from too much information
Government-ordered hearings into complaints about Canada’s largest telecommunications providers got underway Monday with an industry-funded ombudsman saying his group has limited insight into problem sales practices.
The banner along the bottom of the screen was breaking results in a timely manner .. and they had reporters checking in frequently from the various Metro Vancouver headquarters with timely reaction to the available numbers.
PSR extends congratulations to longtime Duncan radio newsman Al Siebring (pictured), who defeated the incumbent by a margin of just ten votes!
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Marty Forbes
Tarrah Harvey (pictured), Jon Szekeres and Monika Gul have new duties at Vancouver’s all-news radio station.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Jan Evanski
One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18.
From 500 watts, KIRO ultimately beat every other station in the Northwest and went to 50,000 watts during the summer of 1941. To accomplish the boost, KIRO built a glamorous new transmitter building and antenna array on Vashon/Maury Island.
Gray was PD at Vancouver’s Team 1040 (now TSN 1040) from 2001-11 before moving to the national position in Toronto.
Current morning news reporter Jordan Armstrong is heading to the weekend evening anchor desk at Global BC, with Neetu Garcha taking his spot in the morning.
Bryan Hall is celebrated for 65 years in the Edmonton media on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.Greg Southam/Postmedia
Through the first six weeks of the 2018 campaign, NFL games have collectively averaged 15.6 million viewers, which is pacing 4 percent ahead of last season (15.0 million), according to Nielsen.
We have immediate openings for On-Air hosts on both of our Peace River based stations – the newly branded River Country, and, KIX FM.
In late August, Jesse and Jenna from Jump 106.9 in Ottawa were restructured out of their jobs. That’s probably not news as it is a regular occurrence in radio. However, their replacements were a syndicated U.S. show out of Seattle
Moose FM seeks On-Air Personality and Copywriter… A Great Opportunity
Caroll Spinney, 84, announced Wednesday that he’s handing over Big Bird and his other character, Oscar the Grouch, to younger performers.
An Ontario Superior Court judge has declined to hear Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy’s complaint against Bell Media for refusing to run her election ads
ROBERTSON, 89, began calling COUGARS football as radio play-by-play voice in 1964, moving to analyst in 2012; He called 589 COUGARS games in that stretch.
Pereira, who got her TV start at Victoria’s CHEK-TV, will leave the network, along with Ashleigh Banfield and Carol Costello.
The two-hour weekly event will tap into the worldwide phenomenon of medical crowdsourcing, with Curry reporting true stories of medical mysteries and crowdsourcing for doctors.
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and chaired Vulcan Inc., died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Rogers Media is the second broadcast outlet to reject election ads from Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy.
“We have made the difficult decision to cease broadcasting operations in PANAMA CITY. HURRICANE MICHAEL did catastrophic damage to our physical plant to the point that rebuilding was uneconomic.”
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Graham Hatch
Very sad to have to report the sudden passing of our dear friend, CAPITOL SVP/Pop Promotion & Marketing, JOE RAINEY on FRIDAY evening
John will be delivering newscasts during Charles Adler Tonight and The Shift with Drex evenings and overnights across Canada on the Global News radio network.
I really love Thanksgiving. In Canada we celebrate it as a tribute to the bountiful harvest. There are a lot of people who enjoy it morning than Christmas which gets lost in a sea of wrapping paper and Amazon deliveries.
The latest information available from the Federal Communications Commission shows 27 FMs, 3 FM translators and 4 AMs are off the air.
The MMA is a comprehensive bill that aims to reform the US’s music licensing system and give music creators an opportunity to obtain compensation that more accurately reflects the value of music.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Tom Milroy
George shares his storied career at CKNW…
Group was up in arms over the rapper’s scheduled meeting with the president — and went after him with outrageous language
Andy Hall very kindly supplied the photos, unfortunately the poster could only put names to a handful of participants.
Salespeople need to respond to sales leads immediately. All our sales training participants in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto would agree. Who wouldn’t? Yet, the response time to sales leads for many companies ranges from OK to downright horrible
Toronto mayoral candidate and former Rebel Media contributor Faith Goldy has hired constitutional law and civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby to represent her in a suit she’s launching against Bell Media for refusing to run her election ads
“I want my people to be better. All of my people. I want to start with those who have the responsibility for coaching and developing other employees.”
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Ted Farr
It’s the public radio station that Seattle almost snapped up, but was saved by its jazz-loving listeners world-wide who raised some 8 million dollars.
His first film was ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ and he also stood out in ‘The Ninth Configuration,’ ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘Monster.’
Canada’s first-ever Trust in News survey finds that online news is the leading go-to medium for news audiences, while radio scored top points for credibility.
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 Spence
SWANSON (pictured right) was PD at KGO and KSFO from 1994 to 2011, during some of the best years at the then preeminent Bay Area talkers.
Julie Judge of Hubbard Seattle is the 2018 Radio Ink Radio Wayne Award winner in the National Sales Manager category.
Graham Mosimann does evenings at Calgary’s alternative X92.9. I hired Graham back in 2014 to work at Power 97 in Winnipeg and decided to call him up and see how he was doing
In the Sept. PPM’s KISW topped the 18-49 demo and 25-54, while KPLZ was #1 18-34.
“Peggy Sue” namesake went to same Lubbock high school as the rocker, and married Crickets drummer Jerry Allison
KUOW (NPR) narrowly edges KIRO-FM for #1.
Multiple NCIS: New Orleans sources said that Kern harassed and unfairly penalized women, repeatedly bullied a nursing mother and made racially insensitive statements, among other allegations.
A popular-song stylistic, Aznavour was a charismatic stage presence, despite his 5-foot 3-inch height and pedestrian appearance.
While much of the focus is on the dairy industry, dispute resolution, and the auto sector, the agreement will have significant implications for intellectual property, digital policy, and broadcasting
It’s no secret that media downsizing has had a profound effect on radio, television, and print over the past several years
Radio station 92.1 CITI-FM announced it has hired a replacement for morning show DJ Dave Wheeler, who filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against Rogers Media after he was fired.
The awards have been renamed the Tammy Moyer Woman of Worth Awards, paying tribute to the single mother from Maple Ridge and morning anchor on News1130, who enjoyed the role of Master of Ceremonies at Woman of Worth events for years.
Jessop says he’s seeking a seat on council to support Mayor Richard Atwell, who he feels has found himself at odds with the rest of council.
Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Mark Burley
The hit comedy series Last Man Standing posted a historic viewing during its Friday night debut on Fox, averaging a whopping 8 million viewers in the all-important 18-49 demo.
A few bad apples with narcissistic tendencies can ruin station’s ratings, revenue base, and morale. Sam Weaver of All Access knows this all too well.
LBD is one of the three most common forms of dementia affecting 1.5 million Americans, including the late Robin Williams, but it is often misdiagnosed.
Attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts.
More than 11 million people tuned in to cable news Thursday. Fox News Channel was the clear winner in terms of TV ratings, with its average of 5.7 million total viewers beating CNN and MSNBC’s hauls combined.
Steve was diagnosed with prostate cancer and, he will be away from KOMO for treatment.
TYLER BIEBER The newspaper headline read “Hockey Heartbreak”. The news of the horrific accident that claimed 16 lives of the Humboldt Broncos hockey players, coaches and staff quickly spread worldwide within hours.
104.5 FM More Country was officially launched yesterday (Thursday) morning
Fred Jacobs was a guest on Episode 53 in a preview to the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters sessions at Podcast Movement in 2017. I have always wanted to do an episode where we looked back at the evolution of his company and a tweet on the 35th anniversary of the company’s creation reminded me that it’s a good time to have that chat.
The 85 year old Cole is scheduled to call 10 games, starting with the Montreal-Pitt