25 Most Recent Posts on PSR
- Monday Morning Mic Shot is a Flashback!
- Lonnie Mack has today's almost forgotten tracks
- MEMORIAL DAY (US) in Broadcast History .. Mon. May 29th
- SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. May 28th
- Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69
- Newcap receives CRTC approval to sell CISL in Vancouver
- SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 27th
- A Blood bath at Jack FM Vancouver
- Victoria Radio Spring Ratings...
- Saskatoon Radio Spring Ratings...
- Winnipeg Radio Spring Ratings...
- Regina Spring Radio Ratings....
- Red Deer Spring Radio Ratings...
- Lethbridge Spring Radio Ratings
- Prince George Spring Radio Ratings
- Kamloops Radio Spring Ratings
- Kelowna Radio Spring Ratings...
- David Muir's ABC Newscast Wins Three Straight Sweeps; A First Since Peter Jennings
- Lower CRTC License Renewal Requirements 'Threaten Canadian Productions'
- The Yardbirds have today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 26th
- Ogden Has Left The Building, by Jason Remington
- Joseph Planta talks with George Orr about his video called 'Talk'
- Talk, Country Rule Winnipeg Airwaves in Spring Radio Ratings
- Mi-Jung Lee New Anchor of CTV Vancouver's Noon, 5 pm News
Toby now rules the airwaves on Virgin in Winnipeg…
Among all the great musicians who left this earth in 2016 were many superstars as we all know, but, also, a few less famous names who may have been as talented as any of the others…
IT WAS MAY 29th … when the soon-to-be-popular daytime soap ‘When a Girl Marries’ debuted on CBS Radio. It moved to NBC in 1941 and to ABC in 1951 for a total run of 18 years….
When Allen Funt’s “Candid Camera,” which began on radio as “Candid Microphone,” debuted on NBC TV….
When 20-year-old Barbra Streisand made an appearance on CBS TV’s “The Garry Moore Show”…
..and when 16-year-old Michael J. Fox (pictured) made his professional acting debut in the CBC TV series “Leo and Me.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
IT WAS MAY 28th … when The Temptations headlined CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, along with pop singers Robert Goulet and Jane Morgan …
When The Association made their TV debut on CBS’s ‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ …
When NBC announced that Brian Williams would succeed Tom Nrokaw as anchor of the network’s ‘Nightly News’ …
When Vancouver’s NW 2 AM 730 gave up its 15-months-long All-News radio battle with News 1130 ..
..and when bandleader Kevin Eubanks (pictured) left NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ after 16 years of supporting Jay Leno.
ALL the milestones for May 28th INSIDE.
The legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist and co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band endured heartbreaking tragedy and addiction during his life
Newfoundland Capital Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX: NCC.A NCC.B) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newcap Inc., has received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) to sell CISL, its AM station in Vancouver, British Columbia
Jack FM Vancouver has cleared the slate of on air personalities… They’re all gone…
CBC Radio One is strengthening its grip on #1 all persons. 100.3 the Q is #2, News Talk C-FAX is #3.
C-99 is on top of the heap, with Cool and Rock 102 to follow…
CBC Radio dominates the Winnipeg Market, followed by talk radio CJOB…
Z99 is in the lead, followed by Big Dog, with the Wolf in pursuit…
Real Country, Zed followed by Big 105…
Today’s Country in Lethbridge rules the roost
101.3 The River leaps into #1 spot (12+), while Radio One tumbles to 3rd.
CBC Radio One is #1, B100 comes in second, while 98.3 CIFM is third in the Spring 12+ book.
CBC Radio One leads Kelowna’s 12+ chart, followed by New Country 100.7 and Power 104.
Muir has taken “World News Tonight” viewers on 16 international reporting trips since taking the chair in 2014.
On Monday, as part of the five-year licence renewals of broadcasters Bell, Corus and Rogers, the CRTC set the trio’s minimum PNI (Progrms of National Interest) expenditure requirement at five per cent of revenue, down about 50 per cent.
Just before Led Zeppelin was formed Jimmy Page was working out his new ideas while still a member of The Yardbirds, including this song which became a major part of Zep’s repertoire…
Former owner of KRKO Everett, Sparky Taft, ever the snazzy dresser, seen here either fending off the paparazzi with his cane, or taking a selfie
Featuring the men and women of Radio News who made it flourish, rode it to fame and fortune, and then finally killed it off!
Commercial-free radio, news talk and country music round out the top three radio stations in Winnipeg
Lee has spent decades in the news business and won numerous awards for her reporting, including a 2017 Radio Television Digital News Association Award for her coverage of Vancouver’s opioid crisis.
“It seems like the era of peak TV driven by an explosion of cable originals is coming to an end,” Michael Nathanson, an analyst at MoffettNathanson, said earlier this month.
The Countdown is on…
2 Weeks Until WAB Conference
The CBS 11:35 p.m. series did most of its damage after Donald Trump entered office.
When factoring in the entire week and all-day viewership, Fox News averaged 1.4 million viewers compared to 1 million for MSNBC.
In addition to being the third Bond on the big screen (he replaced Sean Connery), Moore is also famous for playing Simon Templar on “The Saint,” which aired on TV from 1962 to 1969.
Do you remember your first sales call as a Professional Salesperson? We were discussing this with our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria recently. What was your most important goal in that meeting? As one Salesperson told me “I just wanted to get through it without throwing up!” Other than holding down […]
Coaches are called upon to help nurture, develop and grow performance, working with individuals to unlock their fullest – and often unrecognized – potential. Coaches with courage are confident in their approach and are willing to discuss the un-discussable with talent
The Smithereens are one of those bands who everybody loved, once heard, but seemed to forget about as soon as their time was up…an unjust fate in my opinion, as their recorded output was equal to all the standards of their day…
IT WAS MAY 23rd .. when pioneering Seattle radio station KOL first signed on ….
When CBS gave Johnny Carson a summer TV game show called ‘Earn Your Vacation’…
When ‘Star Trek: the Next Generation,’ ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and the ABC-TV sitcom ‘Full House’ aired their final episodes …
,,and when Jordin Sparks (pictured), at age 17, became the youngest-ever winner of FOX-TV’s American Idol on its season-ending telecast.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Fox News typically dominates cable news competition but MSNBC was the No. 2 most-watched network in all of basic cable for prime from May 15-19, behind only TNT’s NBA-playoff heavy schedule.
On the day Ailes died, Rupert Murdoch had been advised that a condolence call to Ailes’ wife would not be well received.
David Solano, who is half Mexican and African-American, values his ability to speak Spanish and English. His Spanish has been very helpful when working with professional athletes in Houston and Detroit.
His afternoon show on the legendary WCBS-FM is top rated because of the hard work he puts into the show, and the great programming team at the station
Good Monday Morning to Brayden (pictured), this weeks Mic Shot…
It’s a BCAB-Tini celebration from the third and last day of the 70th Annual BCAB Convention held this year in Osoyoos. Puget Sound Radio thanks our long time radio buddy Fraser McAlpine for his coverage. Just a note, some video coverage will be published on PSR next week…
I found myself on a CTV panel with my old friend Craig Oliver last week and he unctuously said “We have to stop this guy” (Trump). Why and how, I asked; no (coherent) answer came
The former ship-based pirate station, Radio Caroline, has been handed its first full-time AM broadcast licence
A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the mainstream media’s bias against Donald Trump.
On May 18th I woke up to very sad news. At first I didn’t believe it, I read the headline and was in disbelief. I probably stared at it for 10 minutes, saying over and over this isn’t real, its another twitter death hoax. Then I read the article and knew it was real. The headline said “Chris Cornell dead at 52. Suicide is suspected.” I knew that just 12 hours before I read that article they were on stage in Detroit, at the fabulous Fox Theatre. Which is why the video I posted was Soundgarden playing my favorite song by them, My Wave, for the last time.
Beckel was axed for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee.
Throughout the 12-minute long segment, Smith teared up several times, at one point having to stop to reach for tissues to wipe his tears.
Letterman reinvented late-night television with an ironic comic sensibility that ranged from his grabbing a phone on-air to call anybody, including his mother, or heading out of the New York studio to chat with souvenir shop owners.
The decision was a body blow to the FCC’s 2015 “Open Internet” ruling……
Cornell was found dead in the bathroom of his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel, after Cornell’s wife asked a family friend to check up on him
AILES left FOX NEWS CHANNEL last year in the wake of numerous allegations of sexual harassment.
Dressed for the occassion…
The rains didn’t prevent BCAB President Kevin Gemmell from indulging in his golf game, not by a long shot!
Published on 12 May 2017 Francis Richard Conolly will soon be crowd funding Part 2 of JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick; so be ready to donate!” A Note from Francis Richard Conolly to Puget Sound Radio The video has received over 1,000 Views through PSR… Dear Mr Easton I […]
The meetings come as the network has been rocked by a series of sexual harassment and racial discrimination lawsuits in recent months, culminating in last month’s departure of star anchor and one-time cable news ratings king Bill O’Reilly.
The “prize” was jokingly proposed by a former National Post editor, after the former editor of the Writer’s Union of Canada’s magazine Hal Niedzviecki said he didn’t believe in cultural appropriation.
While a student, Milt worked at KIRO Radio as a DJ, and KING Radio as a news reporter. He worked for United Press International (UPI) in Olympia following his graduation, then joined KIRO TV as a news reporter, and finally KOMO-TV as a reporter/anchor.
After three consecutive up books 25-54, KQMV finally hit a pothole.
ABC has reportedly cancelled Tim Allen’s sitcom, Last Man Standing (LMS), despite its continued high ratings into its 6th season.
Approximately 100 delegates are gathering here at the beautiful new Watermark Beach Resort Hotel right on the Okanagan Lake Waterfront.
KUOW consolidates its hold on #2, followed by KZOK, KRWM and KJR-FM
The secret to success in business is durable competitive advantage. Only products that demonstrate a desirable difference to their competitors are likely to win audience attention
Pat Holiday has spent 9 years away from work inside a physical radio station. In that time he has seen that its issues remain the same and there is both good and bad in that.
I am looking for help from the PSR community for a couple new features on PSR
Boothe won an Emmy for portraying Jim Jones and was well known for playing villains.
New Monday Morning Feature: PSR Seeks Your ‘mug’, or should I say, ‘Mic Shot’ & Bio – first up, Jon Ramer!
Hey there, On-Air Radio Talent, PSR would like your ‘mic-shot’
Lets see what you look like!
Trump himself told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro in an interview that aired Saturday night that it would be a “good idea” to end Spicer’s daily news briefing, replacing it with news conferences he hosted himself every two weeks or so
He was on-air in Vancouver as Andy Michaels during the 1970s, then was a communications professional and consultant in Vancouver and Edmonton.
The journalists at KOMO described small acts of rebellion, like airing the segments at times of low viewership or immediately before or after commercial breaks so they blend in with paid spots. They all spoke on condition of anonymity, citing fear of reprisal from the company.
Newfoundland Capital Corporation, also known as Newcap Radio has announced it’s purchase of NL Broadcasting and it’s three stations: CHNL-AM
Puget Sound Radio’s Fraser McAlpine will be attending this years BCAB Conference, providing Video, Still and Commentary of the three day event, which will then be published on PSR
This week Michael and Lisa go on a ride along with a couple who decided to hand out socks and sandwiches to the Homeless. Also, the young but very talented Lily Cave (Photo) sings us a song!
Deep purple, rightfully so, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a little more than a year ago, but the version of the band inducted paid homage, primarily to the Mk. II version of the band, who wrote and recorded dozens of classics
Robertson and Linda Cullen co-starred in the radio and TV series “Double Exposure” on the CBC and CTV in the 80’s and 90’s. He died suddenly in Nanaimo in March at age 71.
Over the years he’s worked for CHUM, Rogers, Astral, CTV and found the time to have his own (now mothballed) side-bar consultancy firm, Black Box Entertainment
A cause of death was not immediately available for Parks, who broke into the industry in the early 1960s with a number of TV roles.
Coleen Christie will be starting at…
IT WAS MAY 27th … when Frank Sinatra (pictured) made his TV debut as he guested on NBC’s “Star-Spangled Review,” hosted by another show biz legend, Bob Hope…
When Toronto’s CHUM AM 1050 became the first Canadian fulltime top-40 radio station and published its first hit record chart…
When the final episodes of the sitcoms “Mork and Mindy,” “Punky Brewster” & “Bosom Buddies” aired on ABC-TV…
..and when Jim & Tammy Bakker appeared on ABC’s “Nightline” following their evangelical TV scandal.
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