SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 23rd

TV stars Jason Alexander and Chi McBride were born on this date, along with Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, Julio Iglesias and John Coltrane.
Hank Williams made his final recordings, ‘That’ll Be the Day’ by Buddy Holly & the Crickets was #1, pay-TV got started with the Rocky Marciano/Jersey Joe Walcott fight; Matlock (pictured) and Marcus Welby MD debuted on ABC, and two Ken Burns epics (The Civil War and The War) debuted on PBS.
Leaving this ‘vale of tears’ Sept. 23rd were Canadians Henry Champ and Chief Dan George, actors Cliff Arquette and Mary Frann, country music’s Jimmy Wakely and broadcaster Bill Ballance.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on September 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Four more today! So far, twelve have been let go from Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

eight staffers let go the other day, then four more yesterday from the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group


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Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

This week Jason Barrett from Barrett Sports Media joins us after a tumultuous summer that saw Sports and Politics further collide

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CTV MORNING LIVE VANCOUVER delivers a 20th anniversary special Today

CTV Vancouver marks a major milestone this week, as the station celebrates its 20th anniversary on the air on Friday, Sept. 22.

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Bell Media Winnipeg staff honoured at recent BAM awards

Our friend Troy Scott,  pd at Bob and Virgin in Winnipeg wanted to share the news of two of their employees who were honoured at the recent Broadcasters Association of Manitoba (BAM) meeting, when 99.9 BOB FM’s Beau and 103.1 Virgin Radio’s Mandy Shew were presented their awards

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Published on September 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm by Voice Over

Steve Winwood has today’s almost forgotten track

If there exists a better example of a band that made only one brilliant studio album and then broke up, other than Blind Faith, I don’t know who it could be…


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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 22nd

It’s the date that brought us Meryl Streep, Debby Boone, Joni James, Bonnie Hunt, Martha Scott and CBS newsman Richard C. Hottelet.
Maverick, Lost and (pictured) Fulll House debuted on ABC-TV; Friends, Baywatch and Man From Uncle had their premieres on NBC Television; the Everly Brothers performed together for the first time in 10 years; The Supremes recorded their next smash ‘I Hear a Symphony,’ and Bob Dylan played Carnegie Hall…
.. and CIVT became Vancouver’s newest station, a UHF license that would be viewed by most on cable channel 9.
Obits include music makers Irving Berlin, Harry Warren and Eddie Fisher; actors George C. Scott, Gordon Jump, Edward Albert and Jackie Burroughs; and Laugh-In’s Dan Rowan.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 22nd INSIDE.

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Vancouver Canucks Radio Network Expands to 24 Stations

Sportsnet 650 is the new exclusive radio home of Vancouver Canucks hockey, broadcasting every game live.  And 24 radio stations around the province will form the Canucks’ netwprk.


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Nielsen: Radio Sways ‘Undecided’ Car Shoppers in L. A.

Nielsen says undecided car shoppers cited radio as more influential on purchasing decisions than local TV, newspapers or digital media.

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Published on September 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm by mikedup

Nardwuar Celebrates 30 Years at UBC’s CiTR

Listen live at starting on Thurs. Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. to Fri. Sept, 22 at 5 p.m. for the Nardwuar marathon.

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CFWE Radio Bingo – $50,000 Bonanza

CFWE Radio Bingo, which already gives away $150,000 dollars a month, is celebrating our birthday in a BIG WAY

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Bill O’Reilly Calls Fox Firing a ‘Political & Financial Hit Job’

In his first TV interview since being fired in April, O’Reilly said he was brought down by sponsor boycotts and wider business decisions at Twenty-First Century Fox.


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WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 20th

Sept. 20th brought us Sophia Loren, Gogi Grant, Gary Cole, orchestra leader Frank Devol, Northern Exposure’s Peg Phillips (Photo) and Leah Pinsent.
The Calgary station now known as City TV signed on, while Vancouver’s CKLG 73 ended 29 years of rock music and switched fulltime to talk.
Jimmy Stewart debuted a radio western ‘The Six-Shooter’ on NBC,; the ‘Bill Cosby Show’ began its popular 8-year run on NBC-TV, while ‘You’ll Never Get Rich’ with Phil Silvers, and the original ‘Hawaii Five-Oh’ had their premieres on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 20th INSIDE.

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Published on September 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Dealing with Difficult Personalities, by Paul Kaye

Great talent is the engine that propels our business forward. Talent who can see the opportunities the rest of us are blind to are essential for any company’s future growth


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Confirmed: Laura Ingraham to Host 10 p.m. ET slot on Fox News

Ingraham, a longtime contributor to Fox News, will be the weeknight host of “The Ingraham Angle,” at 10 p.m. ET. Sean Hannity on Sept. 25 will move to 9 p.m. ET, replacing “The Five,” which will return to its 5 p.m. slot.

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Published on at 10:57 am by boredop

Susan Knight heads back to Victoria for a new gig with Rogers

Word reached us a few days ago, Susan Knight (pictured), current PD and mid-day host with Pattison’s Q103 in Kelowna, will be not only be heading back to Victoria for a second time, but also returning to Rogers for a second time working at the Ocean, as the new PD, and pm drive host

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Published on September 18, 2017 at 7:02 am by Michael Easton

Indigenous radio station hitting Vancouver airwaves next summer

An Indigenous radio station is set to hit Vancouver’s airwaves next summer, one of five launching across Canada after receiving approval from the CRTC


Published on September 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm by Radio Man

Nielsen: Classic Rock Format Enjoys Biggest US Audience Growth of the Summer

For the second straight year, Classic Rock saw the most growth in audience share in the SUMMER months of JUNE, JULY and AUGUST.

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Published on September 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Clear Sky Radio seeks Receptionist / Traffic Manager – Lethbridge, AB

Clear Sky Radio’s CJOC and The Bridge have an opening for Traffic/Receptionist

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T.Rex featuring Marc Bolan has today’s almost forgotten trac,

Despite massive success at home in the UK, T. Rex, featuring Marc Bolan only had a couple on this side of the Atlantic…


Published on September 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Jody Vance to Middays at Vancouver’s Roundhouse Radio

Jody will host middays for Roundhouse Radio 10am-1pm starting Sept. 25.


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Gene Valaitis is the New Morning Host on Roundhouse Radio

Roundhouse Radio, 98.3 is enhancing their weekday programming with the addition of award winning broadcaster Eugene (Gene) Valaitis (Pictured) taking on the role as Morning Show Host starting Monday September 18th, 2017


Published on September 13, 2017 at 2:39 pm by Voice Over

Castanet FM Seeks Radio Sales Rep

Radio Sales Representative for Castanet FM Radio in Kelowna

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Published on at 12:09 pm by Voice Over

Why Radio Can’t Accommodate Today’s Hit Music

After an analysis of four major radio formats (Top 40, Country, Urban, Rock) in 143 markets, it is clear that radio is not reflecting the streaming consumption patterns of its listeners.

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Published on at 12:05 pm by Turn Table3

SoCast and XAPPmedia Partner to Bring Radio to Voice-Activated Devices

XAPPmedia and SoCast have launched a new partnership to integrate XAPPmedia on SoCast’s digital platform for radio

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Published on September 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm by Michael Easton

Eric Clapton on Rock Music Now: “Maybe the Guitar is Over”

Clapton admitted to his Toronto audience to having lost track of the rock music business as it continues to face digital disruption.

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Published on at 12:52 pm by mikedup

Jamie Watson is Voice Boy and Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Jamie Watson is more than a station voice. He works with imaging producers, program directors, and morning shows.

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Published on September 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Former NBC Sports & Entertainment Exec Don Ohlmeyer a Lung Cancer Victim

Ohlmeyer who coined the phrase ‘Must See TV’ and famously fired Norm Macdonald from Saturday Night Live for too many off-color OJ Simpson jokes dies aged 72.

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2017 CCMA Award Winners Including Radio Awards


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Toronto Adman David Bray Reviews August PPM Demos

102.3 NOW is dominant in Edmonton, Country 105 had a great book in Calgary, but in Vancouver, a handful of different stations get to claim their share of PPM dominance.

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Published on September 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm by Turn Table3

KIRO 7 Launching 7 pm Newscast Monday

KIRO 7 at Seven, which will be anchored by Steve Raible, Monique Ming Laven, Jesse Jones and Morgan Palmer, will replace The Insider, which is ending its 13-year syndicated run.

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Published on at 12:16 pm by Turn Table3

Vancouver Radio PPM’s .. May 29 – Aug. 27 2017 (Numeris)

CBU (Radio One) continues its stranglehold on #1 in the Lower Mainland. QM/FM lost more than a point to fall out of 2nd place. CFBT Virgin had a very good 12+ book to land in 5th place.


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Edmonton Radio PPMs.. May 29 – Aug 27, 2017 (Numeris)

NOW is once again back in the lead, with CHED following in second place. The Bear has made significant strides moving into fourth place…

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Calgary Radio PPM’s .. May 29 – Aug. 27, 2017 (Numeris)

Country 105 took a nice jump to #1 (12 plus), while CBR (Radio One) dropped to third. C-JAY 92 was another big winner, moving up from tenth to #5.


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Make Personalities Your One Thing by Paul Kaye

When you think about your fondest memories of radio, I would take a gamble and say, I bet you think of a specific personality, a show or a moment created by talent.

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Published on September 4, 2017 at 9:14 pm by Voice Over

Hank Ballard has today’s almost forgotten tracks…

One of the most often overlooked of rock and roll’s architects has to be Hank Ballard…he wrote and recorded many hits, including the original version of The Twist, which Chubby Checker copied almost note for note…

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Published on September 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm by Greg Peacock

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 21st

Born this date were Bill Murray, Fannie Flagg, Ricki Lake, Cheryl Hines, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bill Kurtis, and Canadian performers Leonard Cohen, Tommy Common, and Air Farce’s John Morgan.
Kelowna’s CHBC-TV signed on, Monday Night Football and NYPD Blue debuted on ABC TV, Bing Crosby taped his Philco Radio Time in Vancouver, Raymond Burr (pictured) starred for the 1st time as Perry Mason on CBS-TV, The Jack Paar Show debuted in prime time on NBC-TV, and John & Yoko guested on ABC-TV’s late night Dick Cavett Show.
Checking out permanently were Walter Brennan, Arthur Godfrey singer Lu Ann Simms, Canadian bandleader Johnny Burt, televangelist Rex Humbard, and Old Time Radio’s Rye Billsbury.
Details and ALL the Sept. 21st milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson