Koko Taylor has today’s almost forgotten track

Koko Taylor was a BLUES woman, by any measure…

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

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 23rd

IT WAS AUG. 23rd …when singers Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, “The Happiness Boys”, first appeared on New York’s WEAF radio, sponsored by Happiness Candy stores.,,
When the BBC’s experimental TV service featured the first televised boxing match between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri, almost 15 years before the TV era began …
When Seattle radio station KKND “The End” FM 107.7 was born, billing its music as “The Cutting Edge of Rock.” The format helped give birth to Seattle’s famed Grunge movement…
..and when Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on the first season of CBS’ “Survivor.”
ALL the milestones for Aug. 23rd INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Jay Stone has moved on up!

Jay hasn’t just moved on up, but home to Edmonton… Good on Jay!

As Jay says, ‘It is said that the best journeys in life lead you home.’

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Published on at 11:41 am by Voice Over

The Rebel disrupted as it loses its domain provider – Are we looking at The Rebel’s Demise?

It’s the latest blow for the Rebel, which last week lost three regular contributors in the aftermath of a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12.

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Published on at 11:07 am by Voice Over

Bootsauce has today’s almost forgotten track

Montreal band Bootsauce had an obsession, lyrically, with things that should, by most measures, remain private matters, but it is a total fact that they may have been the funkiest band this country ever produced…

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Published on August 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 22nd

IT WAS AUG. 22nd … when the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began its first experimental TV broadcasting from London…
When “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy” became a three-times-a-week 30-minute feature on ABC radio, after 14 years as a daily quarter-hour strip…
When Toronto’s CBLT-TV Channel 9 did its first test broadcast, covering the opening of the 73rd Canadian National Exhibition…
..and when Vancouver radio station CKLG dropped it’s Middle-Of-The-Road programming and switched to a Top 40 format in direct competition with C-FUN.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Reporter Who Exposed BBC Pedophilia Cover Up Found Dead

Liz MacKean (pictured), the former British investigative reporter who exposed Jimmy Savile and the culture of pedophile protection at the BBC, has been found dead

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Published on at 4:35 pm by Voice Over

TV/Radio Fave Norman Ruff of UVic Dead at 78

The political scientist who witnessed almost 50 years of drama in B.C. politics, died after a long battle with cancer.


Published on at 3:51 pm by boredop

Another View of Vancouver’s All-Sports Radio Wars

The number one sports brand in this city and province is the Vancouver Canucks and now that brand is on Sportsnet — TV, radio, digital and the Hockey Night in Canada tie-in.


Published on at 12:57 pm by Turn Table3

Updated: Changes at Jump Ottawa

Updates on Johnny Novak and Gord St. Denis of Jump radio Ottawa

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Published on August 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm by Brian Cook

Marty Forbes: CityNews replacing Dinner TV

Before there was CITY TV in Edmonton there was A-Channel, owned out of Manitoba before being sold to CHUM Toronto. Some very good and successful broadcasters spent time at the station — including Ryan Jespersen, Stacey Brotzel, Michael Kuss, Dawn Chubai, Ashla Tomlinson, Jennifer Martin, Adam Cook, Mark Scholz, Carla Turner, Gene Principe, Daren Drager, Rob Brown, Kristi Gordon, Janice Mackie-Frayer, Julie Nolan, Jamie Thomas, Alan Carter, and the inimitable Bridget Ryan to name just a few.


Published on at 9:21 pm by Voice Over

End of FOX NEWS Monopoly? About To Get Some SERIOUS Competition!

Axios’ Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he’s going to start a network

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Published on at 2:40 pm by Voice Over

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor,” has died…


Published on at 11:22 am by Voice Over

TSN 1040 new lineup has been announced

With all the attention surrounding Sportsnet 650 launching in early September, TSN radio has announced new midday and afternoon shows.


Published on August 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm by Brian Cook

Dick Gregory, Trailblazer of Stand-Up Comedy, Dies at 84

He broke ground at the Playboy Club in Chicago and on Jack Paar’s ‘Tonight Show,’ then became a potent activist for civil rights.

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Published on at 8:48 pm by mikedup

Talk Host Jason Rantz Leaves KIRO-FM Evenings for KTTH-AM Mornings

“Starting Sept. 5, I will help you get you through your morning commute as I host weekday mornings 6-9am on KTTH, which can be heard on 770 AM and 94.5 FM on the greater east side.”

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Published on August 18, 2017 at 11:00 am by boredop

YouTube TV Expands to Seattle & 13 Other New US Markets

The company has announced that the service will be available in 14 new US markets, which means 50 percent of US households have access to the $35 a month service.

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Published on at 10:04 am by Turn Table3

“New Country 103-1” Arrives in Kamloops!

This morning listeners to 103.1 FM woke up to a slightly different sound on their radios. Country 103 was rebranded today as “New Country 103-1”

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Published on at 9:48 am by Voice Over

Channel lineup changes at SiriusXM

In mid July SiriusXM Faction channel 41, temporarily went on hiatus and in its place was Guns & Roses radio. Needless to say the feedback on the official Faction facebook page was not favourable. Starting at 12:01am ET on August 17, Faction comes back, as an online only station. Turbo a hard rock station featuring […]

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Published on August 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm by Brian Cook

Laura Ingraham Headed to Fox News Channel?

The two sides are believed to be in early talks, and no decision has been made regarding the time slot Ingraham might anchor, or even when she might join the company in the new role.


Published on at 4:21 pm by Turn Table3

From ‘Radio Ink’: Meet Radio’s Goal Smasher

Bill Hendrich didn’t plan to be in radio when he started his career. In his early 20s, he was running a travel agency in Mobile, AL, and the local radio stations would call on him to sell him advertising.

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Published on at 11:35 am by boredop

Lineup changes at Calgary’s Wild 95.3

Gone from the Wild website is any mention of the Casey Clarke show, and there has been a slight lineup change.


Published on August 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm by Brian Cook

Success in Country Music Radio? Fewer Female Singers

Country music is something of a boy’s club, especially on the radio.

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Published on at 3:20 pm by boredop

Is The Radio Industry Too Selfish? by Mark Ramsey

For years now, many in the radio industry have viewed the challenges they face from technology and consumer trends all wrong.

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Published on at 1:10 pm by Voice Over

Great Interview with the late Glen Campbell by Red Robinson

Hearing that one of my favourite performers had died shook me. I knew Glen Campbell had dementia and it would eventually take his life, but the reality of his passing hit me hard.

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Published on at 11:28 am by Michael Easton

Q & A with Canucks’ New Radio Voice, Brendan Batchelor

“I’m very excited. This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid.”

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Published on August 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm by mikedup

It’s Official: Canucks’ All-New Radio Play-by-Play Team

Brendan Batchelor and Corey Hirsch form the new play-by-play team when Sportsnet 650 starts broadcasting Vancouver Canucks games next month.


Published on at 9:07 am by mikedup

Old Farts Club gathering in Seattle for 2017

A wonderful annual event is our luncheon of former and current radio personalities and record industry stars of the past.

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Published on August 13, 2017 at 10:44 am by Voice Over

Summer TV Ratings Slump in Canada .. Much More So in the US

Average minute audiences during prime time on conventional and specialty channels in Canada have been down nine per cent between the end of May through mid-July, compared to the same period last year.

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Published on at 9:35 am by Turn Table3

Kasia Bodurka joins Global BC As New Weekend Weather Specialist

We’re thrilled to announce Global BC has hired Kasia Bodurka as the new weekend weather specialist


Published on August 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm by Voice Over

Red Welcomes Entertainment Industry Legend Bruce Allen to join him on his final show on CISL

Bruce Allen has accepted Red’s invitation to join him on his final Red Diner on CISL 650 am


Published on at 12:08 pm by Michael Easton

Seattle Radio Legend Pat O’Day to join Red Robinson on Final CISL Red’s Diner

Pat O’Day will be my guest on the final Red Rock Diner show Sunday, August 27 from 12-4pm on CISL


Published on at 11:02 am by Voice Over

Rob Greenlee of “Spreaker” Speaks with Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Rob Greenlee is the Head of Content at Spreaker. Recently, I spoke with him on a panel at the Conclave Radio Learning Conference in Minneapolis

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Published on August 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm by Voice Over

Eh Canada! Get Ready to Pay More for Netflix

Netflix says that it will notify current subscribers via email when their price increase goes into effect, and that all current customers should receive a notification by the end of August.


Published on at 11:36 am by mikedup

Analysis/ Demo Leaders of Seattle’s July Radio PPM’s

Movin’92.5 continues to lead most demo categories, but sister Hubbard station Warm106.9 (KRWM) had a very strong book.

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Published on August 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm by boredop

Eric Bolling Sues HuffPost Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Story

Yashar Ali wrote an Aug. 4 story for HuffPost claiming that more than a dozen sources told him the Fox News host sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.”


Published on at 7:23 pm by Turn Table3

Changes at Energy & Hot Winnipeg

Steve Adams tweeted on August 4th that he has done his last Midday show at Energy 106. He will be taking afternoon drive from Adam West who will be sliding into the Midday show. 


Published on at 6:17 pm by Brian Cook

Calgary’s 101.5 Kool FM new lineup has started

August 8 saw the start of the new Kool lineup. As reported before Christy and Fraser are 5:30-10, Kristen and Jeff are 10-3 Rob and Joelle are 3-7 and Taylor Daniels is 7-12

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Published on at 8:40 am by Brian Cook

Canadians Get Another TV Streaming Service with Launch of CBS All Access

The Tiffany network will make CBS All Access available in Canada in early 2018. It’s the first international foray for its three-year-old streaming service, which CBS estimates will have 4 million subscribers by the end of 2017.

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Published on August 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm by Turn Table3

Seattle Radio PPM’s by Neilsen .. July 2017

KRWM crawls to within a tenth of a point of previously dominant 6+ leader Movin’ 92.5.

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Published on at 2:47 pm by boredop

Glen Campbell, Who Beautifully Blended Country Music with Pop, Dead at 81

The boyish singer-guitarist whose perfect blend of country and pop made for such hits as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” has died after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for years.


Published on at 2:16 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – Five Steps To Close Sales In The Summer

  This is the biggest challenge currently experienced by our sales training partners in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.  Midsummer and B2B decision-making don’t tend to be synonymous with each other. After leaving many phone messages and sending emails, it’s easy to get frustrated and start to question your next step.  No smart Salesperson wants […]

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Published on at 12:14 pm by Dave Warawa

A Suggestion for Tweaking Radio’s CanCon Music Rules

Indie Pool suggests changing how CanCon is measured. They suggest a credit system, where songs by established artists count less toward CanCon percentages and lesser known artists count more.


Published on August 7, 2017 at 11:09 am by mikedup

Country 101.1 Ottawa announces new morning show

When Kenny Jones left the Unbalanced Breakfast show he cohosted with Big Ginger, to come back to Vancouver and Jack FM, it left a hole in the morning show.

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Published on August 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm by Brian Cook

What apps do you use to listen to radio?

What are the best streaming apps for a smartphone? What apps do you use? Is there a must have?


Published on August 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm by Brian Cook

Possible changes coming to Z?

Changes at Vancouver’s Z95.3 today. Afternoon host Matty B is out and on air shifts are changed.


Published on August 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm by Brian Cook

No More Shaw4/Corus Deal Stinks!, by Harvey Oberfeld

The CRTC has allowed Corus/Shaw to shut down its Community TV stations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary in mid August … once more putting corporate profits ahead of public interest …


Published on July 31, 2017 at 9:45 am by Voice Over