Erin Moran, of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi,’ Dead at 56

An autopsy is pending, according to the Harrison County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Department by Rosemary Rossi, | April 22, 2017 @ 6:24 PM . Erin Moran, best known as Ron Howard’s kid sister in the classic sitcom “Happy Days,” has died.  EMTs were called at 4 p.m. Saturday Eastern time to an Indiana home to tend […]

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Published on April 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm by mikedup

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. April 23rd

IT WAS APRIL 23rd .. when Lucille Ball made the first of her 34 appearances on the cover of TV Guide …
When Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and Vicki Carr, with comedian Bob Newhart were Glen Campbell’s guests on his weekly CBS-TV variety show…
When NBC-TV aired the pilot of ‘Baywatch,’ the show that introduced the world to Ladysmith BC’s Pamela Anderson …
and when Toronto-born conductor/composer Robert Farnon (pictured), who got his start in the 1930’s playing trumpet on CBC Radio’s “Happy Gang,” died in England at age 87.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Voice of UW Huskies Bob Rondeau to Retire after “One More Year”

He will retire as the second-longest tenured football play-by-play radio broadcaster in the Pac-12.

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Published on at 8:32 am by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. April 22nd

IT WAS APRIL 22nd … when the Army-McCarthy hearings became a big hit in the daytime for peviously little-watched ABC-TV….
When Barbara Walters was officially named a co-host of NBC-TV’s Today Show, after doing the job without the title for 5 years…
When the final episode of the “All in the Family” spinoff, “Maude” aired on CBS-TV…
and when Johnny Carson gave advance notice that he intended to retire from NBC-TV’s “Tonight Show” the following year.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on April 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Forbes and Marshall welcome former CFAX ‘Morning Mayor’ Barry Bowman

This time around we try the new Starbucks Unicorn Frapp, the legendary Barry Bowman joins us and the KARMA BROTHERS wrote us a song!

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Published on April 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm by Michael Easton

Dusty Springfield has today’s almost forgotten track

Catching up last week on my British music mag reading and came across an article on the recording of the Dusty in Memphis album

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Published on at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. April 21st

IT WAS APRIL 21st .. when the quiz show with a top prize of $64, ‘Take it or Leave it” made its debut on CBS radio …
When ten-year old Leonard Ross became TV’s youngest big money prize winner with $100,000 won on “The Big Surprise”…
When Canada lost the original voice of hockey as Foster Hewitt died …
When the Beach Boys (pictured) appeared on ABC-TV’s pop music showcase “Shindig!” performing “Help Me Rhonda” and “Do You Wanna Dance”..
and when the final episode of “WKRP in Cincinnati” aired on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

89X Windsor/Detroit new lineup

Recently 89X closed the Detroit offices and let go of a few on air staff including Cal Cagno, Gillian Reilly, afternoon drive host Reed Petitpren and Phil “PK” Kukawinski.

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Published on at 5:52 pm by Brian Cook

All the winners from the 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place April 20, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries.

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Published on at 5:36 pm by Brian Cook

Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Golden Parachute’ Reportedly $25M.

21st Century Fox and O’Reilly’s representatives will not acknowledge the existence of a payout. A confidentiality agreement limits what the two sides can say.

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Published on at 4:22 pm by Turn Table3

Bill O’Reilly: Fox News Ouster ‘Tremendously Disheartening,’ based on “Unfounded Claims’

“It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims.”


Published on April 19, 2017 at 4:59 pm by boredop

Movin’ 92.5 Dominates Seattle Radio PPM’s March 2017

Good book for KZOK, KISW.

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Published on at 3:07 pm by clockwatcher

It’s Official: Bill O’Reilly is Out at Fox News

After a “thorough and careful” review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel. He will be replaced by Tucker Carlson.

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Published on at 11:45 am by Ron Robinson

Genesis has today’s almost forgotten track

Posting this one today in memory of one of my greatest friends who passed away half a dozen years ago this month…he and I attended a concert at Massey Hall many years ago…the headliner was Lou Reed

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Published on April 18, 2017 at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 19th

IT WAS APRIL 19th … when the Chicago Barn Dance first aired on WLS. In a few short years it became the National Barn Dance on NBC radio…
When the ABC Television Network began operations, only in Philadelphia and Washington at first…
When New York AM station WINS became the world’s first all-news radio outlet…
and when our TV screens were filled with images of destruction from Oklahoma City, after a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Murdoch Sons Want Bill O’Reilly Gone from Fox News

Bill O’Reilly’s reign as the undisputed king of cable news could be coming to an end as pressure on the Murdoch family to decide what to do with the embattled host intensifies.

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Published on at 3:15 pm by boredop

From Global Calgary, Paul Haysom returns to Global BC

Global News BC is thrilled to announce that Paul Haysom is returning to BC to join the Global News Morning team in a brand new role as News Anchor. Haysom rejoins the BC team from Global News Calgary where he anchored Calgary’s #1 late night newscast,Global News at 11 for the past few years.


Published on at 11:11 am by Michael Easton

Do you think like a winner? by Paul Kaye

Do you think like a winner?

Having a winning mindset is the most powerful tool in achieving success!

Often you see and hear sport coaches and athletes talk publically – and proudly – about the need to develop a winning mindset; the need to have a “positive mental attitude.” It has always surprised me that outside of sports this way of thinking – and its importance – is not understood and often quickly dismissed. Declaring the importance of having a winning mindset in the office can get you dismissed as soft. Everyone is so busy trying to get things done that they reject anything that sounds idealistic. But… Here is the truth, battles are won and lost in people’s minds long before they are fought! I can think of one team of content creators who have talked themselves into defeat. They think they are being beaten and it is that mindset alone that is causing them to misstep.

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Published on April 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm by Brian Cook

PROSALESGUY – Four Steps To Close Pending Business

Great Salespeople consistently add new opportunities to their sales pipeline.  Our sales training clients in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary are learning that closing pending business is even more important.  Otherwise, Salespeople can easily have a sales funnel that is stuck with hundreds of thousands of dollars in pitched business.  If this sounds like your […]

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Published on at 12:13 pm by Dave Warawa

JC Douglas joins the Sound Off Podcast

It takes a whole conversation with J.C. Douglas to realize that the journey lies somewhere between the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin'” (What a Long Strange Trip it’s been…) and Motley Crue’s Wild Side.

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Published on at 9:10 am by Brian Cook

Cancer claims life of CTV Vancouver Island reporter Jett Bassi

Jett joined CTV Vancouver Island in 2012, moving his family from the Lower Mainland to Nanaimo, to serve the mid-island region as a News Reporter and Videographer.


Published on April 15, 2017 at 11:24 am by Michael Easton

Fired Because he ‘Outed’ Transgender Fellow ‘Survivor’ Competitor

Former news anchor Jeff Varner says he has lost his real estate job over the media uproar.

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Published on at 10:18 am by Turn Table3

Jordan Steele is KING-TV’s New Chief Meteorologist

Jordan Steele is joining KING in Seattle as Chief Meteorologist from KEYE in Austin Texas.

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Published on April 13, 2017 at 10:09 am by boredop

As Advertisers Flee his Fox News Show, O’Reilly Goes on Vacation

Bill O’Reilly announced on The O’Reilly Factor Tuesday night that he’s taking a totally planned vacation, land he wants to make clear that even though it looks like a suspension, it’s definitely not a suspension.

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Published on at 8:48 am by Ron Robinson

Veteran Vancouver Newsies John Daly, Cecilia Waters to be Honoured

They will be presented with their RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Awards during the BC Regional Meeting on Apr. 22.

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Published on at 7:05 am by Turn Table3

Coleen Christie lands a new gig

Coleen Christie will be starting at…


Published on April 12, 2017 at 11:05 am by Brian Cook

Jian Ghomeshi’s New Podcast Hits Roadblock

A San Francisco-based software company, Art19, was an audio host which fed the podcast for distribution on iTunes. Faced with a torrent of complaints, it withdrew its support.


Published on at 9:14 am by Turn Table3

Ronnie Stanton on the Sound Off Podcast

New Podcast with Former Rock 101/CFOX PD Ronnie Stanton

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Published on April 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm by Brian Cook

Consultants Roundtable at Canadian Music Week April 20th

JJ Johnston is looking for people to join the consultants roundtable on April 20 at 8:15 AM at Canadian Music Week

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Published on at 7:16 pm by Brian Cook

The Late Gary Russell to be Honoured at CMW

He worked from 1972 to 77 at CKLG, and nearly 20 years later became GM of CKZZ and C-ISL Radio Vancouver from 1996 to 2007.

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Published on April 2, 2017 at 11:25 am by Ron Robinson

Brent Shearer Out at CTV Vancouver

Brent had been with the station since 2010. He had co-anchored the CTV Vancouver morning news show since 2014.


Published on March 31, 2017 at 10:00 am by clockwatcher

Jesse Modz winner of this year’s Alan Watters Young Broadcaster of the Year

Jesse is a great example of today’s young broadcasters or his on-air performance and his master grasp of social networking in which his viral exploits have been covered by major networks like CNN, Huffington Post, CTV, Global News, Much Music and Aux TV.

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Published on March 30, 2017 at 9:19 am by Radio Man