25 Most Recent Posts on PSR
- Quicksilver Messenger Service has today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 20th
- Familiar voices on Okanagan Oldies
- Calgary Stampede Legend Joe Carbury, Sportscaster, Dies at 91
- Michel Polnareff has today's almost forgotten track
- THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 19th
- Ricky Gervais Preps Eclectic SiriusXM Radio Show
- PROSALESGUY - Sales Success With A Balanced Account Base
- Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Dead at 53
- Dave Clark Five have today's almost forgotten track
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 18th
- Aboriginal Multi Media Society Bursary/Internship Award: CFWE Radio
- KING5 Anchor Shares Personal Tale of Sexual Harassment
- Matt's podcast this week features Sheri Lynch from the Bob and Sheri Show
- Netflix to Spend US$8 Billion to Make its Library 50% Original by 2018
- Actor Who Played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys' Dead at 71
- The Andy Griffith Show has today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 17th
- Vancouver's KiSS RADiO Becomes First Ever Fully Interactive Music Radio Station
- Rafe Mair Funeral Announcement
- Chicago has today's almost forgotten track
- MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 16th
- Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says
- SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 15th
- Remembering Rafe Mair on the Commentary...
Many rock acts owe a lot to Bo Diddley, from Ronnie Hawkins to the Stones, but one band that returned to him as often as any other had to be Northern California’s Quicksilver Messenger Service…
Happy Birthday to actor Viggo Mortensen, ‘The Waltons’ Eric Scott, ‘The Office’s John Krasinski, country music’s Wanda Jackson, plus the late Tom Petty, Jerry Ohrbach, Arlene Francis, Grandpa Jones, Dr. Joyce Brothers (pictured) and Will Rogers Jr.
Lee DeForest demonstrated his major invention, the electric vacuum radio tube; radio’s ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ debuted on the NBC Red network; ironman news anchor Robert Trout joined CBS radio;’Break the Bank’ debuted on Mutual radio; Walter Cronkite debuted the CBS-TV documentary series, ‘The Twentieth Century’, and Canada’s first private TV station signed on in Sudbury Ontario.
Signing off forever were actors Burt Lancaster and Jane Wyatt, plus country music’s Merle Travis.
See ALL the milestones for Oct. 20th INSIDE.
Okanagan Oldies is pleased to announce the hiring of three experienced on-air voices for its November launch
“He’s a Stampede legend,” said Billy Melville, chuckwagon historian and colour commentator on CBC-TV and radio. “His voice defined chuckwagon racing and the Calgary Stampede.”
The birthday of Jim Reeves, the Kingston Trio’s Dave Guard, actors Robert Reed and John Lithgow, Canada’s Tommy Ambrose, Nashville’s Charlie Chase, and TV builder extraordinaire Ty Pennington.
Arthur Godfrey fired singer Julius LaRosa (both pictured) live on CBS Radio; ‘Big Town’ starring Edward G. Robinson debuted on CBS radio; Henry Ford made his first speech on early radio; Florence Henderson joined NBC’s Today Show, and CKEK signed on 570 kc. to give Cranbrook BC its own radio service.
Obits Oct. 19th include Phillips H. Lord who created radio hits ‘Gangbusters’ and ‘Mr. District Attorney’; plus Tom Bosley, Martha Raye, Phyllis Kirk, and Noel Harrison.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
“Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius” will feature conversations about music, science, art,& ethics.
While many Salespeople are eager to land big accounts with high annual investments, we have all had the experience of seeing some of these clients cancel, leaving massive amounts of attrition in their wake. Here’s how smart Salespeople structure their account base to ensure they’re in the best position at all times.
Downie had an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which he discovered after a seizure in December 2015.
At least 80% of The Dave Clark Five’s hits were rockers, but their ballads deserve to be remembered too…
This Bursary is intended to assist students in the 2nd or subsequent years of a degree/certificate program in a multi-media discipline
“He made her do things in exchange for candy he kept high on a shelf that she was too little to reach.”
Sheri will share the reasons why you might want to start downa similar road; or at the very least understand just what digital properties you own, and which one belong to your employer
With Disney and other high-profile names increasingly moving content into closed garden ecosystems, Netflix’s future lies in making sure it controls its own destiny.
John Dunsworth acted in numerous CBC radio dramas and had many starring roles in stage productions at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax.
The radio station is now allowing listeners to select the music played, all day, every day, through the KiSS RADiO app and website.
A funeral service for the late Rafe Mair will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.
as their career developed Chicago became one of the great middle of the road pop groups of all time, but when they began they were a rock band with a social conscience, as this performance from the early days demonstrates…
“Unless the industry is set to make peace with a long and inevitable decline, radio needs to invest in strong and compelling digital services,” the report concludes
The late Rafe Mair, broadcaster, writer, environmentalist and former BC cabinet minister, is remembered by his friend and former producer Shiral Tobin, and former CKNW reporter George Garrett, with clips from interviews Mair did with host Joseph Planta
George Clooney has been accused of helping “blacklist” an actress after she complained of sexual and racial harassment
“We got a lot of support from the community — we got a ton of support from our viewers, who wrote letters and made it clear to Canwest that they were interested in the station staying on.”
Voice-tracking has a bad reputation, and I can understand why.
When the NFL announced they had a partnership with a British company to carry what was NFL Sunday Ticket via streaming, major alarm bells sounded in my head
KING FM now has more than 15,000 members and last year garnered $4.4 million in revenue, up from $2.1 million in 2010, according to the station.
Congratulations Nick Frost and Castanet on the purchase of Juice 103.9
Farrow’s New Yorker piece includes harrowing descriptions of Harvey Weinstein’s behavior from women including Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino. Weinstein was fired by the board of the Weinstein Company on Sunday, in the wake of allegations revealed in the New York Times that he had been harassing women for many years
Throughout these three decades, according to those who have just come forward, Harvey allegedly harassed, groped, and even raped numerous young women, many of them employed by his company in various capacities, including as actresses. Other alleged victims claim he used the promise/threat of employment to lure them into compromising situations.
Many critics had called for a so-called “Netflix tax” to charge the company a special levy when it offers its services in Canada, because Canadian alternatives may suffer as a result. But the details the company trumpeted Tuesday make clear that there was no taxation deal made as part of its Canadian plans.
Remembering Rafe with clips from his interviews on The Goddard Report
The label coach is thrown around a lot in business. Managers seem quick to describe themselves as a coach just because they are responsible for overseeing a team
It’s been revealed that Perquita Burgess, the woman who accused former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment earlier this year (she claims that he called her “hot chocolate” and made “grunting noises” in her direction), was arrested in 2015 in Detroit for telling police her boyfriend hit her with a nonexistent gun
“I am a prickly, hard-to-get-along-with bugger with an excess of pride and, I suppose, ego,” he acknowledged in his memoir.
We use radio the majority of the time in morning and afternoon drive. We try to stay on the radio Tuesday through Friday, with some exposure on Saturday. We believe in the model of using DJ endorsements because they involve the customer in the spot, as opposed to a spot that is just price payment
The announcement comes less than two months after Levy was reportedly caught in a prostitution sting in Bellevue.
The single most important thing that radio can do is to focus on creating engaging commercials. That is where the money is. Everything else pales in comparison to how engaging the radio commercial is.
CBC has sent stars from two of its series — “Murdoch Mysteries” and “Kim’s Convenience” — to various Canadian cities in an attempt to strengthen connections with their viewers.
The controversial Howard Stern leads the pack once again with a $90 million haul, earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before taxes and management fees. Rush Limbaugh is second, and Ryan Seacrest is third.
Part of the problem is that talent has gravitated to social media, preferring the instant, real-time feedback they get on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And sales departments have traditionally struggled to monetize station sites.
Okanagan Oldies 103.9 FM is launching this fall in Kelowna, BC. They’re currently seeking a Radio Sales Representative to join the team that will bring a fresh new sound to the city’s airwaves
Talk about timing… first getting hitched up, then securing a full time job in one of British Columbia’s wonderlands, the Okanagan Valley…
Donna Halper is an associate professor of media at Lesley University. She is also in the process of leading an incredible life in radio as a music director, later as a consultant, and now as a professor of media
The 25-54 game continued to be hotly contested. KQMV (Movin’ 92.5) won again but was also down for the fourth book in a row.
The “Free Fallin’” singer was taken to UCLA Medical Center early Monday morning but could not be revived, Tony Dimitriades, the band manager said in a statement.
When I took on my first PD role, I thought I had all the answers. In fact I made it known to anyone who would listen that I had all the answers.
Sheldon Mack (pictured), son of former CTV Vancouver Island anchor and news director Hudson Mack, was wounded when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets at the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night
Matty B crosses the street for a new gig…
Monty Hall, renowned for his charity work, co-created the game show and appeared on more than 4,700 episodes, spanning five decades.
Rudy Buttignol said the recent policy announcement allows Netflix to continue operations in Canada entirely tax free and outside regulations set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC
If you are adept in radio – on the air, in production, writing, promotion, marketing, music scheduling, and talent coaching, then we want to hear from you!
Lauren Hunter from Sonic 102.9 in Edmonton is in the hot seat this week. Apart from a brief stint in Kelowna, she has been in Edmonton her whole life and knows the city well
In 1964, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones.
Pretty sure it’s safe to say that France did not, ever, create any major stars that broke through in the Americas, other than Quebec, in the rock era, but I’ve always felt that Michel Polnareff, and this song, could have been a breakthrough…
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