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Bruce Gray, Canadian Star of ‘Traders’ and ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ Dies at 81

Gray passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a bout with brain cancer.

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Published on December 15, 2017 at 6:45 pm by Turn Table3

CKNW AM 980 Changes Branding, Logo

The change in logo and imaging to Global News Radio falls in line with sister stations in Calgary and Winnipeg, as well as joining Corus Ontario news/talk stations.

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Published on at 11:53 am by boredop

Premier Horgan Rips CBC for Sacking Zussman

The Province columnist Mike Smyth writes about CBC firing reporter Richard Zussman for co-writing a book on B.C. politics without receiving proper approval. Premier John Horgan harshly criticizes the decision in an interview.

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Published on at 11:37 am by Ron Robinson

‘Why Rupert’s Really Splitting Up the Family Business’: Opinion

When the media titan unloads the bulk of Fox to Disney rather than letting it pass to his heirs, it proves he has always has had a favorite Murdoch — himself.

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Published on at 9:07 am by Turn Table3

Lee Andrews & The Hearts have today’s almost forgotten track

regular visitors to this page know that I have a very soft spot in my heart for doo wop music…so much so that I know I have to hold back from featuring it too often, as there are other genres and sub-genres in the long history of rock and roll music that move me as well…

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Published on December 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec 15th

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.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 15th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC voted 3-2 to accept Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to take broadband out from under Title II of the Telecommunications Act and sweep away measures that prohibit ISPs from blocking and throttling content.

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Published on at 4:25 pm by clockwatcher

Vernon’s NEW 107.5 Beach Radio has now launched!

107.5 is already Vernon and the North Okanagan’s ‘big’, full-service radio station with a large, qualified audience.  Today we are building upon our continued service to the community, commitment to local news and sports by focusing our music on the most popular music of the 80’s 90’s and early 2000’s

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Published on at 12:19 pm by Voice Over

Disney Buys Much of 21st Century Fox in US$52 Billion Takeover

Fox News and most other TV channels are not included, to be spun off in a separate deal.

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Published on at 9:56 am by mikedup

ABC Pulls ‘Great American Baking Show’ Amid Judge’s Harassment Claims

ABC has pulled The Great American Baking Show from its schedule in the wake of the multiple sexual harassment allegations against one of the show’s judges, Johnny Iuzzini.

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Published on December 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm by mikedup

The Strange, Sad Case of Richard Zussman, Ex-CBC Vancouver

Mr. Zussman was recently fired for collaborating with Vancouver Sun reporter Rob Shaw on a book about the fall of B.C. Liberal premier Christy Clark and the rise of the NDP under John Horgan.

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Published on at 4:52 pm by Ron Robinson

PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley Show Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

The decision comes after the public broadcaster conducted an investigation into Smiley and found “credible allegations” of inappropriate behavior.

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Published on at 4:32 pm by clockwatcher

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues Among 2018 Rock Hall of Fame inductees

“Livin’ on a Prayer” rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next April.

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Published on at 10:30 am by boredop

Amber de la Garza, a productivity specialist joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Amber De La Garza is a productivity specialist and the host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast. She helps businesses and entrepreneurs get their act together and not waste time

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Published on December 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm by Voice Over

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 13th

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.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Fox News is Again the Most-Watched Basic Cable Channel of the Year

FNC’s President of Programming Suzanne Scott said, “Throughout this past year, FOX News has continued to prove its dominance in the television landscape despite many changes and one of the most intense news years on record.”

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Published on at 1:14 pm by mikedup

Disney to Buy Fox for $60 Billion on Thursday: report

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to close a deal valued at as much as $60 billion to acquire much of 21st Century Fox’s assets, according to CNBC..

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Published on at 11:44 am by clockwatcher

RIP Former CKNW Production Director Kenny Harris, in his Late 80’s

He was CKNW Production Director from 1977 through the early 1980s.

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Published on December 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm by Turn Table3

Cliff Richard and the Shadows have today’s almost forgotten track

Our American friends in the 60s were living a life bereft, generally speaking, of one of the great pop acts in the history of music…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY in Broadcasting History .. Dec. 12th

It’s the day Frank Sinatra was born 102 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.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 12th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

News from the Oceanside Media Club

News update from our radio friend Chuck Benson of the Oceanside Media Club and organizer Jim Archibald…

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Published on at 3:34 pm by Voice Over

CNN Suspends Ryan Lizza Amid ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’ Probe

In addition to being a frequent presence on CNN, Lizza had been The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent since 2007. On Monday, seemingly out of the blue, the magazine announced Lizza’s termination.

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Published on at 3:09 pm by clockwatcher

Stephen Quinn to Be Next ‘Early Edition’ Host at CBC Vancouver

Starting Jan. 2, CBC’s Stephen Quinn steps into the hosting chair of flagship morning show The Early Edition, while Gloria Macarenko helms the popular afternoon show On The Coast.

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Published on at 10:55 am by boredop

Signing Off After 25 Years Delighting Calgary in the Mornings

After a quarter of a century as Calgary’s favourite morning radio trio, Don Stevens, Joanne Johnson and Jamie (the Coach) Herbison are splitting up.

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Published on at 10:39 am by Ron Robinson

Boyd Leader gives us an update of on-air personnel at CFWE

Wally Desjarlais has taken a medical leave and as a result we have made some line-up changes.

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Published on at 10:37 am by Voice Over

MARTY FORBES: Mourning local greats

We lost a couple of very good ones in Edmonton over the past few weeks. If I listed all their accomplishments in this column I’d need the full Page 6 and likely half of Page 7, too.

Chuck Chandler was one of Edmonton’s most colourful media guys … and he worked at several radio stations in town but his main claim to fame was working with the powerhouse 630 CHED in the heyday of Top 40 radio. Also Fil Fraser, (pictured)

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Published on December 10, 2017 at 10:11 pm by Voice Over

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 11th

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 ‘Magnum PI’ on CBS-TV.
Notable obits include sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, radio & TV host Robert Q. Lewis, and Canadian TV vocalist Wally Koster,
Details and ALL the Dec 11th milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Former Global Calgary Anchor Amber Schinkel Joins CTV Vancouver Island

The very capable Amber Schinkel signed off from the Global Calgary morning show Nov. 10th, and began working the anchor desk at CTV Vancouver Island earlier this week. She is currently working the weekend news shift previously handled by Yvonne Raymond, and doing general reporting the rest of the week.  Welcome to Victoria, Amber!

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Published on December 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm by boredop

Alex Pierson has joined Global News Radio to host a nightly live talk

With over 20 years in the field and behind an anchor desk, Pierson is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability

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Published on at 1:24 pm by Voice Over

BC Sports Hall of Fame Salutes ‘Sports Page’s’ Glory Days

The show is still popular enough that this Saturday the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is opening Sports Page: The Exhibit. It’s a salute to the 40th anniversary of the program’s debut.

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Published on December 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm by clockwatcher

Passing of Neil O’Brien draws his radio friends together

O’Brien had been suffering from complications due to diabetes for years, she said, but had been working all the while, even lately as he was dealing with kidney disease

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Published on at 3:10 pm by Voice Over

Dave Sheldon Leaves Pulse 107.7 for Evenings on Sportsnet 650

Could Dave Sheldon’s next address be 650 AM

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Published on at 11:51 am by Turn Table3

‘Sound Off Media Company’ Seeks Talent for Clients : Radio Annoucer Halifax

Radio Consultant Matt Cundill of the Sound Off Media Company looking for talent, this time to fill the job of radio announcer in Halifax…

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Published on December 7, 2017 at 10:07 pm by Voice Over

David Bray’s PPM Demo Breakouts .. CALGARY Nov. 2017

Country 105 is the leader with Calgary women, while CJAY92 takes the top spot with men.

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Published on at 7:40 am by Ron Robinson

David Bray’s PPM Demo Breakouts .. EDMONTON Nov. 2017

NOW! radio takes the top spot with men & women 25-54, while Sonic is the favorite station with those aged 18-34.

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Published on at 7:36 am by mikedup

David Bray’s PPM Demo Breakouts .. VANCOUVER Nov. 2017

QM/FM is the favorite station with women 25-54, while Z95 leads the way with younger women 18-34. The Fox is #1 in hours tuned with both age groups of men.

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Published on at 7:22 am by Ron Robinson

‘Osgood File’ Marks 50th Anniversary; Charles Signs Up for More

“I’ve been broadcasting THE OSGOOD FILE since 1967,” said CHARLES OSGOOD, who recently was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.

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Published on December 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm by Ron Robinson

RIP Longtime KOMO-TV Sportscaster Bruce King, 83

“He was about doing what he loved and about doing it well,” said former co-worker Connie Thompson. “But he was also about loving life and joy.”

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Published on at 2:40 pm by clockwatcher

Calgary Radio PPM’s .. Aug. 28 – Nov. 26 2017

Country 105 takes a hit in the 12+ book, allowing CHQR to return to #1.

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Published on at 12:06 pm by Ron Robinson

Edmonton PPM Radio Ratings .. Aug. 28 – Nov. 26 2017

lots of changes in the Edmonton market, Now drops to number two while CHED holds the lead. Finally Cruz appears to be moving up a few notches…. KiSS, formerly Bounce also seems to be picking up steam…

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Published on at 11:06 am by Voice Over

Vancouver PPM Radio Ratings .. Aug. 28 – Nov. 26 2017

#1 CBC Radio One continues to grow; QM/FM edges NW for 2nd place 12+.

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Published on at 10:53 am by Ron Robinson

Democratic Women Demand Sen. Al Franken Resign After New Sex Allegation

Half a dozen female Democratic senators called on Al Franken to resign as another woman stepped forward to accuse the Minnesota Democrat of sexually inappropriate behavior.

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Published on at 10:04 am by mikedup

Vancouver’s Radio Traffic Man Neil O’Brien dies

One of the most familiar voices in radio traffic has now been silenced. RIP Neil O’Brien (Pictured)

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Published on December 5, 2017 at 8:29 pm by Voice Over

NBC Sunday Night Football With Seahawk Upset Rises 14%

The underdog Seahawks proceeded to clip the NFC-leading Eagles 24-10, handing Philadelphia just its 2nd loss of the season.

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Published on at 3:03 pm by boredop

Bell’s Latest Privacy Solution: Enhance Internet Privacy By Blocking Access to It

The Canadaland report on Bell’s plans to apply to the CRTC to create a website blocking agency unsurprisingly sparked immediate widespread concern – Michael Geist (Photo)

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Published on at 2:14 pm by Voice Over

Blair Bartrem from Q 107 joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Blair Bartrem is the program director at Toronto’s Q107. Over his 30 plus year’s in radio, Blair has worked in promotions and as program director at legendary brands like CHOM-FM, Q107, Mix 96 & Mix 99.9 in Montreal and Toronto.

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Published on at 9:22 am by Voice Over

Edmonton-based Film Producer/Broadcaster ‘Fil’ Fraser Dies at 86

He was cited as Canada’s first black broadcaster when he was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1991.

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Published on December 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm by boredop

Rick Cluff Retiring from CBC Vancouver’s ‘Early Edition’

Cluff officially signs off one last time from the hosting chair on Friday, December 22, 2017.

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Published on at 1:19 pm by mikedup

Seattle’s KMPS Flips to A/C, KVRQ Goes Country

KMPS flipped to AC today (12/4), branding as “THE NEW 94.1, THE SOUND,” launching with “10,000 in a row, guaranteed.”Concurrently, HUBBARD has flipped crosstown Rock station KVRQ Country, as “COUNTRY 98.9,” with a slogan, “Nobody Plays More New Country.”

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Published on at 1:00 pm by clockwatcher

Celebration of Life for Lloyd Colthorp Dec. 10

It will be held next Sunday from 2 – 5 at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Everyone is welcome.

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Published on December 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm by Ron Robinson

New York’s TV Industry Riddled by Harassment Allegations

“New York is where the power is and this is fundamentally a scandal about power and the abuse of power in sexual ways.”

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Published on at 11:05 am by boredop

CBC Saskatchewan Radio Host Signing Off After 24 Years

Sheila Coles will host her last broadcast of The Morning Edition Dec. 15.

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Published on at 10:36 am by Ron Robinson

ABC Suspends Brian Ross Four Weeks Without Pay for Massive ‘FAKE’ News Report about Trump

Late Saturday, ABC News announced it was suspending network investigative reporter Brian Ross (Pictured) four weeks without pay for an inaccurate report that aired Friday

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Published on December 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm by Voice Over

The Dirty Little Secrets That Keep Morning Radio Thriving in Seattle

Gregr (Pictured) —who bills himself as a “nerdy” host and focuses on subject matter like gadgets, Star Wars news, and other entertaining geek-out territory—says he tries to connect his audience with what’s going on in the world via short bursts of information. “Basically, my job comes down to this: Read More Inside…

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Published on at 1:05 pm by Voice Over

Seattle PPM Demographic Breakouts Courtesy Research Director Inc.

Movin’ 92.5 is still dominant in the important demos for November.

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Published on December 1, 2017 at 2:15 pm by boredop

Treena Wood Leaving News 1130 for CBC Vancouver

Treena has been the News 1130 News Director since 2010. She leaves to join CBC Vancouver in January.

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Published on at 10:39 am by clockwatcher

Obit: BCTV programming VP Lloyd Colthorp, 87

Lloyd started at CHAN-TV as traffic manager in 1960, and worked his way up to programming VP which he remained until his retirement in 1987, 30 years ago.

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Published on at 9:00 am by Ron Robinson

Dave Bannerman joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Dave Bannerman was the Program Manager of the station I worked at in 1989. (Yes, back then there was a Program Manager AND a Program Director) He was a great teacher of radio who allowed me to try out things that I thought might work.

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Published on November 30, 2017 at 9:50 pm by Voice Over

Sportnet’s Baseball Commentator Gregg Zaun Fired for ‘Inappropriate Behaviour’

Rogers Sportsnet says Toronto-based baseball insider Gregg Zaun has been fired after complaints by multiple female employees about inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.

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Published on at 4:04 pm by Turn Table3

Seattle PPM Radio Ratings .. Nov. 2017

Talk radio takes the top of the 12+ chart, with KUOW #1, and KIRO-FM tied for #2,

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Published on at 2:19 pm by boredop

Winnipeg Fall Ratings.. November 2017

CBC continues to dominate the market, CJOB up, Country QX down slightly. Peggy, formerly Fresh wallows around the basement

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Published on at 1:59 pm by Voice Over

Saskatoon Fall Ratings.. November 2017

C- 95 continues to rule the roost; Newstalk CKOM is up

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Published on at 12:21 pm by Voice Over

Regina Fall Ratings.. November 2017

Zed is up, Big Dog takes a Dive… Wolf down a notch

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Published on at 11:47 am by Voice Over

Nanaimo BC Fall Radio Ratings .. Nov. 2017

CKWV (The Wave) dropped since last year at this time, while CKWF (The Wolf) picked up very nearly what the other station dropped.

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Published on at 11:38 am by Ron Robinson

Kamloops BC Fall Radio Ratings .. Nov. 2017

98.3 CIFM Kamloops Best Rock was the big winner and leads the local 12+ book, followed by News/Talk CHNL. CBC Radio One took a big hit.

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Published on at 11:29 am by Ron Robinson

Prince George BC Fall Radio Ratings .. Nov. 2017

Active rock formatted 94.3 The Goat dominates the 12+ book, with the remaining 4 stations in a virtual tie. Country 97 made nice strides.

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Published on at 11:28 am by Ron Robinson

Lethbridge Fall Radio Ratings.. November 2017

CKBD The BRidge has made significant gains from last place to fourth following CHLB, CJOC and KiSS

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Published on at 11:06 am by Voice Over

Kelowna BC Fall Radio Ratings .. Nov. 2017

CBC Radio One continues strong atop Kelowna 12+ listening chart. EZ Rock 101.5 (CILK) and Power 104 (CKLZ) made HUGE gains.

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Published on at 11:03 am by Ron Robinson

Red Deer Fall Radio Ratings.. November 2017

Real Country continues to hold the top spot with Big 105 coming in second place knocking The Drive down a few notches… Cruz continues its basement performance…

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Published on at 10:46 am by Voice Over

Victoria Fall Radio Ratings .. Nov. 2017

CBC Radio One & The Q dominate Victoria radio listening, nearly doubling the third place station C-FAX.

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Published on at 10:43 am by Ron Robinson

Jim Nabors, ‘Gomer Pyle’ Star, Dead at 87

The Alabama native had a long career that featured TV and movie roles, more than two dozen albums and numerous concert appearances, including long-running shows in Las Vegas and Hawaii.

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Published on at 10:24 am by clockwatcher

‘Variety’ Magazine Releases more Matt Lauer Details

Variety has talked to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, and their stories have been corroborated by friends or colleagues that they told at the time.

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Published on November 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm by boredop

Garrison Keillor Fired Over Alleged Improper Behaviour

Keillor retired last year from hosting his longtime Prairie Home Companion radio show, but still produced The Writer’s Almanac for syndication.

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Published on at 10:32 am by boredop

Matt Lauer Fired by NBC Over Sexual Misbehaviour

“While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

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Published on at 7:22 am by Ron Robinson

Canadians Angered by Internet, Wireless Services

For the 12-month period ended July 31, customers raised concerns about internet service 5,800 times, up 38 per cent from the 2015-16 report.

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Published on November 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm by Turn Table3

Chuck Chandler dies in Victoria

Chuck had cancer and received a prognosis of 6-9 months about a month ago. Last week he broke his leg. Surgery for that went well, but took the last bit of his strength. He died last night peacefully and content.

Chuck was 73 years old.

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Published on at 1:41 pm by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – The Top 10 Things I Learned As A Sales Manager

Many of the people we offer sales training to in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria entertain the idea of becoming a Sales Manager at some point in their career.  For those of you thinking of such a move, ask your Sales Manager what he or she wishes they would’ve known from the start of their […]

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Published on November 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm by Dave Warawa

KCTS Host/Fundraiser George Ray Dies at 85

With his salt-and-pepper hair and mustache, glasses and a familiar baritone, Ray was a reason thousands took his nudge to go to the phones and support KCTS.

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Published on November 26, 2017 at 7:24 pm by clockwatcher

Christmas Parade ‘Live’ from CHEK TV

Island Farms and Country Grocer presents the Christmas Parade in Victoria…

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Published on November 25, 2017 at 5:50 pm by Voice Over

Roundhouse Radio Stuffs The Truck for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society!

Roundhouse Radio, in partnership with Urban Fare will be kicking off their “Stuff-The-Truck” Campaign benefiting the Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society this upcoming weekend

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Published on at 1:23 pm by Voice Over

Your Favorite Radio Hits Could Go Silent

Songwriters threaten to withhold their music if US stations don’t give them a bigger share of revenue.

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Published on November 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm by Turn Table3

Courtenay Radio Pioneer Norma Browne has Passed On

Together with her husband Billy Browne beginning in 1959 she brought local radio service to many communities on Northern Vancouver Island.

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Published on at 3:16 pm by mikedup

Radio Talk Star Mark Levin Gets Weekend Fox News TV Spot

The show, titled “Life, Liberty & Levin,” will air Sunday nights at 10 p.m.

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Published on November 21, 2017 at 8:41 am by clockwatcher

A commentary on the CBS-Entercom merger in the US

So as everyone knows, that follows media in Canada and the US, that the merger of CBS and Entercom was completed Friday. It was almost immediate that the effects of that merger were felt, not necessarily in layoffs, although I am sure those will come, but in format changes. 92.3 Amp Radio was the first format change I heard about, it flipped to ALT 92.3 bringing Alternative back to New York City for the first time in 6 years.

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Published on November 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm by Brian Cook

Peter Weissbach, Edmonton/Vancouver/Seattle/Portland Talk Radio Host, Died Nov. 10th

Standing no taller than five foot six, yet so full of life’s fire, so intense was his inquisitiveness, so forceful was his personality, one could not fail to notice his presence fill any room he walked into.

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Published on November 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm by clockwatcher

What is happening to local TV news?

taking a look at CHEK and CTV Vancouver Island…

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Published on October 26, 2017 at 10:20 am by Voice Over

Ester Phillips has today’s almost forgotten track

Beatles covers have been rife since the day they first entered the music industry’s consciousness, and many tracks have been dubbed “the best Beatles cover” often by the artists and producers who recorded them…but what did the Beatles themselves think?…John Lennon liked this one, and so do I…Esther Phillips, previously known as Little Esther when […]

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Published on December 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm by Voice Over