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Seattle Radio PPMs (Feb.) Analyzed by The Research Director Inc.

KISW posted a narrow lead over KQMV atop the 25-54 chart, otherwise Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) led in all demo breakouts.

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Published on March 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm by clockwatcher

The Pretty Things have today’s almost forgotten track

The Pretty Things were, to use a terrible phrase, a second level band…I hasten to point out that I do not mean to denigrate them by categorising them thus…musically, they were an A-level band through all their configurations, but in terms of international success, sadly, they didn’t reach the level of many of their peers, and many of those weren’t even marginally as good…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 22nd

IT WAS MARCH 22nd when NBC Radio’s “Voice of Firestone”, a 30-minute showcase of semi-classical music, became the first commercial radio program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM stations…
When Vancouver’s CFMI 101.1 FM signed on with an automated rock/country hybrid format …
When Barry Manilow made his first television appearance, performing “Mandy” and “It’s A Miracle” on ABC’s “American Bandstand”…
When Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash & Roger Miller guested on an ABC John Denver TV special …
and when two disparate music acts Bob Dylan and Liberace played NBC-TV’s Late Night with David Letterman.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Country KNUC Seattle Taps Michael Kraig Mason for Nights

Mason hosted afternoon drive at then-CLEAR CHANNEL Active Rock KFNK (FUNKY MONKEY 104.9)/SEATTLE for five years.

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Published on at 1:01 pm by Turn Table3

Seattle 6+ Radio PPMs (Feb): Movin’ 92.5 Returns to #1

KUOW drops to #2; KIRO-FM, KISW and KRWM round out the top 5.

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Published on at 11:20 am by clockwatcher

Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle Unveils New Lineup

The team of Chuck Powell and Bucky Jacobsen has been assigned the 6 – 10 am morning show, designed to return KJR sports radio to its former glories.

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Published on March 20, 2018 at 12:02 pm by Ron Robinson

Gregr, morning host at 107.7 The End joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Gregr is the morning show host at 107.7 The End in Seattle. Last summer at the Podcast Movement, Gregr shared the stage at Jacob’s Media’s Broadcaster meet Podcaster series. At dinner he had the deer in the headlights look.

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Published on at 9:02 am by Voice Over

Take that judgement out of here! By Paul Kaye

I’m often asked what the greatest mistake I see during concept sessions is. The answer is judgment. Judgement has no place in coaching. I find it interesting how some managers wear their job title like it’s a badge – a badge that allows them to make assumptions and judgments about those they manage. These managers don’t think twice about judging the work, intent, effort and/or performance of others

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Published on March 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Former CKWX/CKNW Open Liner/Politician Barrie Clark Has Died

Clark, who was also a Liberal MLA long before that conveyed any kind of power in the BC legislature, passed away Friday at age 86.


Published on at 10:53 am by Ron Robinson

CKNW Adds Global News Morning Simulcast at 5 am

This in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. Global TV News Hour.


Published on March 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm by Turn Table3

The Ventures’ Lead Guitarist Nokie Edwards, Dead at 82

The Ventures used the reverb-soaked 1960 recording of ‘Walk Don’t Run’ as a launch pad to become the most successful instrumental group in rock history.

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Published on March 17, 2018 at 11:17 am by Turn Table3

Journalists say Arrest of Radio Canada Reporter is Unacceptable

Antoine Trépanier was arrested this week after a harassment complaint from an investigation suspect.


Published on March 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – The Canada Job Grant Program For Sales Training

Educating your Salespeople and giving your Sales Managers the best tools to drive revenue not only increases top-line growth, it’s a key component in retaining your best people. The investment you make in your people increases their confidence, job satisfaction and shows your clients that you are making a commitment toward customer service

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Published on March 12, 2018 at 11:42 am by Dave Warawa

CFWE FM Calgary seeks Morning Man

We’re launching our new radio station in Calgary and are looking for a dynamic
broadcaster with a great work ethic to join the CJWE Radio Family as a morning host

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Published on March 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm by Voice Over

iHeart Skips Another Interest Payment; Approves Millions in Executive Bonuses

The Board of Directors of iHEARTCOMMUNICATIONS noted it elected not to make the payments, “as active discussions continue among its lenders, noteholders, and financial sponsors regarding a comprehensive debt restructuring.”

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Published on March 1, 2018 at 9:53 am by Turn Table3

Calgary Radio Host Accuses Hedley’s Hoggard of Sexual Misconduct

Katie Summers from Calgary radio show AMP Mornings with Katie and Ed at 90.3 AMP shared an experience she said happened about seven years ago when Jacob Hoggard was a guest at the station.


Published on February 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm by mikedup

Canadian Olympics TV Viewing was Up by a Healthy Margin

Although NBC suffered a substantial loss in viewership south of the border, the CBC says its English-language prime-time coverage of the Pyeongchang Games with partners TSN and Sportsnet drew an average of more than three million viewers per minute, up from 2.4 million in 2014.

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Published on at 9:29 am by clockwatcher

The ‘Sound Off’ Podcast: Chantal Desjardins – Who Am I?

Chantal Desjardins is a television and radio personality, stand-up comedian, voiceover actor and event host. Those are actually the words used in her bio and it’s all accurate

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Published on February 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm by Voice Over

Ryan Seacrest Responds to Accuser Going Public

“This person who has accused me of horrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars. I refused,” the TV personality stated.


Published on at 4:06 pm by Ron Robinson

Control Is Kryptonite To Creativity by Paul Kaye

You know how frustrating it is when you’re driving and there’s someone sitting in the back seat, wincing and groaning as you manoeuvre through traffic. They’re barking orders about which way to go, and when to move over into other lanes

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Published on February 26, 2018 at 9:17 pm by Voice Over

Norma Tanega has today’s almost forgotten track

The caption on this clip pretty much sums it up…”one of the most weird and forgotten singles of the mid 60s”…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Kelowna’s NEW Beach Radio, has a morning show!

From Beach Radio Program Director, Russell James: “It’s no secret that Beach Radio is quickly becoming Kelowna’s new favorite radio station, so it’s only right we give you a morning show as great as the station. We are set to deliver a fun, local, upbeat, energetic morning show with all the right ingredients!


Published on at 11:05 am by Voice Over

CBC Exclusive: Accused of Rape, Hedley Singer Says it was Consensual

The 24 year old Ottawa woman says she decided to share her story with CBC after drawing courage from the dozens of mainly anonymous women who have spoken out on social media about alleged negative experiences with the B.C. band.


Published on February 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm by mikedup

Petition Launched to Reinstate Hedley on Canadian Radio

It is addressed to Randy Lennox of Bell Media, Doug Murphy of Corus Entertainment and Hubert T. Lacroix of CBC Radio Canada, asking the companies to remove a ban on the band’s music following recent sexual misconduct allegations.

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Published on February 23, 2018 at 9:20 pm by Turn Table3

Maple Creek Radio Station Looking for Working Partners/Investment

Business Opportunity to get in on the ground floor on a new radio station in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

New radio station in Maple Creek is looking working partners/investor to help with further growth and development.

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Published on at 12:17 pm by Voice Over

Seattle Radio PPM Analysis & Demo Leaders .. Jan. 2018

A great book for KISW 99.9 which replaces Movin’ 92.5 as the leader in all demo breakouts.

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Published on at 8:33 am by boredop

Barbara Alston, Singer with 60’s Girl Group ‘The Crystals’, Dead of the Flu at 74

The Crystals, along with The Ronettes, were among the definitive girl groups of the 1960s and helped construct Phil Spector‘s Wall of Sound.

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Published on at 7:19 am by boredop

Jean-Marie Heimrath joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Jean-Marie Heimrath became interested in podcast sometime in November 2016. He has always been fascinated by the business side of the entertainment industry he has worked in

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Published on February 22, 2018 at 11:41 am by Voice Over

KUOW 94.9 (NPR) Grows Atop Seattle 6+ PPM Radio Book

KISW 99.9 continues its year-long climb, landing in a tie for 3rd with Warm 106.9, just behind Movin’ 92.5 in 2nd.


Published on February 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm by boredop

Radio’s Alltime #1 Evangelist, ‘America’s Pastor,’ Billy Graham Passes at 99

Graham counselled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit.

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Published on at 1:47 pm by mikedup

Polygraph Anti-Polyanna’s Doug Williams interview with Drex on The Shift

Drex talks with Doug Williams the anti polygraph guy. Included in the interview is about the polygraph recently given to Patrick Brown.

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Published on February 20, 2018 at 8:29 pm by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – 8 Ways To Deal With Change In The Workplace

Change in the workplace is something that all of us encounter on a regular basis.  Our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria are always looking for ways to best deal with it.  

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Published on at 12:29 pm by Dave Warawa

50-year reunion for NAIT’s Radio and Television alumni by Marty Forbes

People like Daryl McIntyre, Chris Scheetz, Josh Classen, Su-Ling Goh, Meg Morrison, Bryan Mudryk and Natasha Staniszewski from TSN, Jason Gregor, and Cam Moon (play-by-play for the Red Deer Rebels) are all grads of the course

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Published on at 9:00 am by Voice Over

Fox News to Launch ‘Fox Nation’ Streaming Service

The streaming service will not require a cable television log-in to access, and the content will not overlap with the network’s linear programming. The cost will be announced later.


Published on at 8:51 am by Turn Table3

J.J. Jim Johnston Salutes Jake Edwards

Bro Jake’s success over the years in morning radio is truly spectacular or as he would say, “WICKED!”.
I first met him at CITI-FM Winnipeg when he was the Morning guy. I was contemplating the afternoon drive shift after Terry Dimonte left. Steve Young had flown me in to take a look around and both he and Jake picked me up at the airport


Published on February 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm by Voice Over

Brad Phillips Upped to National Veep & FM Radio Boss for Corus Entertainment

Phillips has deep roots in broadcast management in both Vancouver and Victoria, and has been VP for Corus Radio West since April 2016.

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Published on at 11:10 am by mikedup

Jack Allen once worked at Seattle’s KVI

Seattle radio veteran Jack Allan talks about the good ole’ daze of radio. Jack was host of the popular Love Line , a match making program on KVI.


Published on at 10:34 am by Voice Over

Kiah Tucker to PM Drive at KiSS 104.9

Former Jack FM morning host Kiah Tucker will take over the KiSS Radio 104.9 PM drive show on Monday February 26th. 


Published on February 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm by clockwatcher

Radio’s Best Friend, Art Vuolo on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt Cundill

Art Vuolo was radio’s best friend long before Scott Shannon knighted him with that legendary slogan. Throughout the decades, Art has been a mainstay at conventions and in the hallways of radio stations with the latest video technology ready to capture incredible radio moments

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Published on February 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm by Voice Over

Jeffrey Tambor Officially Dropped from ‘Transparent’ in Wake of Harassment Claims

Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to Amazon Studios’ Transparent in the wake of sexual harassment claims and a subsequent internal investigation by the retail and streaming giant.


Published on at 8:19 am by Ron Robinson

The Iconic K brand returns to Kamloops As The New K-97 Today!

The New K97-5 features all of the great music you heard on the original K97! From ABBA to ZZ Top, the New K97-5 is all about the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You’ll hear an incredible variety of great songs spanning more than 30 years… Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Journey, John Mellencamp, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, The Eagles, Billy Idol, and many others. If you grew up in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, you’ll love the music on the New K97-5


Published on February 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm by Voice Over

Hedley Dropped from Over 100 Radio Stations & Junos Show Amid Misconduct Allegations

Edmonton-based Hot 107 is one of at least 40 radio stations which have temporarily stopped airing Hedley’s music.


Published on at 5:00 pm by boredop

Global News lays off 70 staff across country, 21 in Vancouver

Unifor says camera operators, reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew received layoff notices in newsrooms across Canada, with Vancouver taking the biggest hit with 21 job cuts


Published on at 1:38 pm by Voice Over

After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…

After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…
Defining a successful career….Forbes style


Published on at 10:47 am by Voice Over

Shaw Cutting 25% of its Workforce

About one-quarter of Shaw’s workforce have accepted buyouts and will be departing as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.


Published on at 7:05 am by mikedup

The 10th annual Steve Young Broadcaster Award. Nominations now wecome

Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award. If you could please publicize the following we would appreciate it

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Published on February 14, 2018 at 9:17 pm by Voice Over

Glenn Beck Selling His Troubled ‘The Blaze’

The people who head Ben Shapiro’s conservative news site are in talks to buy Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire TheBlaze.

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Published on February 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm by Turn Table3

JJ Johnston Salutes Dave Reynolds

I first knew Dave Walpole (yep that’s his real last name) when he was growing up in Ottawa. He was an avid listener when I was doing evenings at CFGO. He would call in for requests, to win and do bits. During his first time in the studio he said, “where is everybody?”

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Published on February 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm by Voice Over

Correction re CHEK Ownership: Employees Maintain Majority Ownership

A news story published here earlier today had the Sampson family now holding a majority of shares in CHEK, Not so, we’re told.


Published on February 8, 2018 at 6:27 pm by clockwatcher

Matt Cundill welcomes Sharon Taylor to the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Sharon Taylor’s radio career has criss-crossed the country from Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, London, Ottawa and Toronto. Her love and passion for radio programming has made her one of my calls I make when I need an opinion

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Published on February 7, 2018 at 11:03 am by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – Are You A Pushy Or Persistent Salesperson?

All of our sales training clients in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto constantly wrestle with the difference between being a pushy or persistent Salesperson.  While we know the key to success is to be persistent, when does that self-discipline get misinterpreted from the buyer’s perspective as being over-the-top?

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Published on February 6, 2018 at 11:56 am by Dave Warawa

Saskatchewan Broadcaster Manfred Joehnick Dies at 64

Long-time Saskatchewan journalist and MBC legislative correspondent Manfred Joehnck has passed away suddenly in the Battlefords

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Published on at 6:10 am by Voice Over

What’s Your Number 1 Priority? by Paul Kaye

We are in business to win. Winning is the only desirable outcome. The secret to winning, and to the continuation of winning, is to build the best team. It is essential to form a cohesive group of individuals all working to achieve the same goal

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Published on February 5, 2018 at 9:27 pm by Voice Over

JJ Johnston Salutes Keith James

In the MOFFAT Communication days which we all loved, all the markets generally did extremely well, including Calgary

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Published on February 3, 2018 at 11:31 am by Voice Over

Former BC Premier/Talk Show Host Dave Barrett Dead at 87

His short-lived government from September 1972 to December 1975 carried out reforms at a blistering pace including the creation of the Agricultural Land Reserve, the public auto insurance corporation ICBC, a provincial ambulance system and Pharmacare.


Published on February 2, 2018 at 8:06 pm by clockwatcher

Nominations Now Open for WAB 2018 Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Gold Medal Award recognizing Community Service, Leader of Tomorrow (under 30 years of age) and the most prestigious award, induction into the WAB Broadcast Hall of Fame

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Published on January 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm by Voice Over

Radio Icon Rob Christie calls it a day…

Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is long time broadcaster Rob Christie has called it quits


Published on January 29, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Voice Over

BCAB 71st Conference Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the BC Association of Broadcasters’ 71st Annual Conference, to be held May 15-17, 2018, at the beautiful Manteo Waterfront Hotel & Villas, in Kelowna, B.C

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Published on January 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm by Voice Over

Newcap’s New Look for Alberta…

We are very excited to announce a new look to the programming team in Alberta

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Published on January 22, 2018 at 6:15 pm by Voice Over

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

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


Published on at 6:43 am by Voice Over

Maple Ridge to Rename Street ‘Jim Robson Way’

On Jan. 27, the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary. As part of the event, the section of 105th Avenue that leads to Planet Ice and the Albion Fairgrounds will be rechristened Jim Robson Way.

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Published on January 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm by Ron Robinson

CNN’s ‘Woman Problem:’ Network Lags Behind in On-Air Talent

A look at weekday coverage between 4 a.m. and midnight on all three channels revealed that CNN has just three women serving in solo anchoring roles: Kate Bolduan, Brooke Baldwin and Erin Burnett.


Published on at 2:26 pm by boredop

JJ Johnston Salutes David Kaye!

I first met David in the late 80’s. He grew up in Peterborough and came to the West Coast from a stint on-air in London, Ontario. I was the CFOX Program Director and David was the midday jock at sister station at CKLG-AM. When Brad Phillips left to go head up the new FM station Z 95.3, I also became the PD of LG73

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Published on January 20, 2018 at 9:35 pm by Voice Over

Enrique Cerna Retires After 23 Years at Seattle’s PBS Station

Cerna began work in 1975 as a news reporter and anchor at KOMO Radio, and then moved to KOMO-TV and KING-TV before going to KCTS.


Published on at 9:29 pm by mikedup

PSR Blindbox Job Ad Seeks Sales Career minded individual in Edmonton

The option of being anonymous when advertising with Puget Sound Radio’s Blindbox…

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Published on January 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm by Voice Over

Coast to Coast GONE from CKNW (Update)

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


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

Bob Dylan has today’s almost forgotten track

to suggest that Bob Dylan has been somewhat prolific in his career is extremely deficient in accuracy…to date he has recorded about forty albums of original music, plus dozens of “bootlegs”, official and otherwise, have been released. Now if we were to average the number of songs available to us all through recordings, it would come to about 500 songs that were released as part of his albums and an equal number of out takes of those songs and others never released at the time of recording…

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Published on March 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 21st

IT WAS MARCH 21st .. when Portland radio station KGW began broadcasting….
When Shirley Booth (pictured) made her TV acting debut in “The Hostess with the Mostest” on Playhouse 90 on CBS….
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show starred Gary Lewis & the Playboys singing “This Diamond Ring”….
and when on the CBS-TV prime time soap “Dallas,” JR was shot.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson