Don Gibson has today’s almost forgotten track

Don Gibson remains one of the best songwriters country music ever had, but these days, despite being in the country music Hall of Fame, is remembered by few…

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Published on July 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. July 24th

IT WAS JULY 24th .. when U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (pictured) stopped in the middle of his 4th ‘Fireside Chat’ on national radio and asked for a glass of water, which he then sipped…
When the melodramatic “Romance of Helen Trent” debuted on midwest regional radio before becoming a CBS network staple three months later, and running daily for the next 27 years!…
When NBC correspondent Edwin Newman became news anchor of the TV network’s ‘Today Show’….
..and when the independent sales of three BC radio stations.. CJAT Trail. CJAV Port Alberni, and CKAY Duncan .. were approved by the CRTC.
ALL the milestones for July 24th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. July 23rd

IT WAS JULY 23rd … when the Telstar communications satellite made possible the first live TV broadcast from the US to Europe…
When Toronto-born rocker Neil Young (pictured), at age 17, held his first recording session in the studios of Winnipeg radio station CKRC…
When the FCC approved the AM stereo radio system; KTSA in San Antonio was the first to go stereo…
..and when the three-year old television network FOX-TV topped ABC, NBC and CBS in the ratings for the 1st time, thanks to “America’s Most Wanted.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE. Also, on this day in 2011, Amy Whitehouse died.

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

Actor John Heard of ‘Sopranos,”Home Alone,”Prison Break’ Dead at 72.

Heard had a lengthy roster of film and television credits throughout a career spanning four decades, including playing the forgetful father in Home Alone and its sequel.

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Published on at 4:17 pm by Turn Table3

VIDEO: Radio Cowichan wins $1,000 in Laketown Ranch contest

Working together with local school, exciting projects earn Radio Cowichan big payday

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Published on at 2:05 pm by Voice Over

Boomer Public Radio

Canada’s #1 Premiere Boutique Radio Network dedicated to the 10 million Baby Boomers and Beyond who represent the fastest growing demographic in the country.

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Published on at 11:49 am by Voice Over

Megyn Kelly’s NBC Show Is Stuck In A Bad Pattern

NBC host Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night news magazine has lost viewers every week since its June debut, and last weekend’s episode was no exception.

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Published on July 21, 2017 at 2:25 pm by Voice Over

Canadian Rock Musician Kenny Shields Dies

The musician “passed away quietly and peacefully” on Friday at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg

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Published on at 10:32 am by Voice Over

Sonic’s Lauren talks Chester Bennington and her own journey

From the Sonic facebook page, evening host Lauren talked about the sad news of Chester Bennington taking his own life and her struggles. She gives hope to those who need it and she does a wonderful job

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Published on July 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm by Brian Cook

Quincy Jones Takes the Stand in Michael Jackson Royalties Trial

Jones says he’s owed tens of millions, his share of posthumous profits resulting from the exploitation of songs he produced.

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Published on at 4:41 pm by Turn Table3

Voice of Van. Giants Brendan Batchelor Appears to be New Voice of the Canucks

Batchelor, 28, has called Vancouver Giants’ games the past four seasons. He resigned from the WHL club on Monday and is refusing to say where he’s going, other than to admit he starts his new gig in August.

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Published on at 12:57 pm by boredop

Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide by Hanging

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead, Commits Suicide by Hanging

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Published on at 11:30 am by Voice Over

CBC’s Rick Cluff Recovering from Heart Surgery

Rick underwent heart surgery recently. He’s okay & will be back soon, but is taking the summer to recover.

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Published on July 19, 2017 at 10:18 pm by Ron Robinson

Canadian Radio Ad Revenues Took Nosedive in 2016

Operating revenues in private radio broadcasting fell 3.3% (-$52.5 million) from 2015 to $1.6 billion in 2016, Statistics Canada reports.

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Published on at 10:15 pm by mikedup

BBC Under Fire for Gender Pay Gap After Salaries Made Public

“Of the talent earning over £150,000, two thirds are men and one third are women,” director-general Tony Hall acknowledged.

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Published on at 4:47 pm by mikedup

PROSALESGUY – Siri, Make Me More Sales!

Our relationship with our sales training partners in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto is always a two-way street.  We help them drive sales and increase company revenues and they always teach us something new as well. A recent discussion with a tech-savvy Salesperson in Toronto gave me the insight to use a tool right at fingertips […]

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Published on at 3:55 pm by Dave Warawa

Full Time Radio Job Opening in Brandon, Manitoba…

News Anchor / Reporter – Q Country & 94.7 StarFM

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Published on at 11:58 am by Voice Over

Annoyed by Camera Ban, Fox News Guy Walks out of White House Briefing

John Roberts was stepping out to appear via satellite with FNC anchor Shepard Smith.

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Published on at 8:59 am by boredop

Veteran Telecom Exec Could Make CRTC Less Consumer Friendly, Advocates Warn

“Canadians were hoping for somebody with a strong consumer rights background, and will undoubtedly be disheartened to see the Trudeau government place someone from industry into the top decision-making position.”

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Published on July 18, 2017 at 8:28 pm by Turn Table3

Sinclair Exec Fights Back Against Criticism

“While it’s true Sinclair issues “must run” content, media reports which say they are of “poor quality” and “politically tilted” are not true, and that “must runs” amount to less than one hour per week, on average, of Sinclair stations coverage,”

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Published on at 11:50 am by boredop

Telecom Veteran Ian Scott to be New Head of the CRTC

Cabinet will also appoint Caroline Simard, a bureaucrat, as vice chair of broadcasting.

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Published on July 17, 2017 at 10:02 pm by Turn Table3

Setting your team up for success: The 3 things to do… by Paul Kaye

“Weak foundations are the most common cause for an eventual collapse; and you can’t easily fix the foundations once you’ve already started building!”

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Published on at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

KIRO 7 Celebrates Steve Raible’s 35 Years With the Station

Raible joined KIRO 7 in 1982, following a six-year career as a wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Published on at 1:03 pm by mikedup

Podcast host Ira Haberman joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Ira Haberman is the host of the Sound Podcast and passionate about storytelling, and the Grateful Dead. Put it together, and that’s a podcast

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Published on July 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm by Voice Over

Research Director Inc. Offers Demo Breakouts of Seattle Radio PPM’s

Movin’ 92.5 continues to dominate all demo breakout charts.

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Published on at 10:18 am by mikedup

CBS News Strikes Content-Sharing Deal with BBC

CBS News and BBC News unveiled an editorial and news gathering partnership that they said would “significantly enhance the global reporting capabilities” of both organizations.

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Published on July 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm by boredop

Latest Nielsen Radio PPM’s for Seattle-Tacoma

KJR-FM The Jet moves into a tie for second place, and KNKX-FM (the former KPLU) moves into a tie for fifth place, giving NPR news/talk two of the top five spots in Seattle radio.

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Published on at 3:02 pm by mikedup

CBC The National: Less News and More Propaganda by Harvey Oberfeld

Has the cash-strapped CBC SOLD OFF editorial control of their flagship news program The National to the federal NDP?   Or have they just GIVEN it to them?

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Published on July 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. July 22nd

IT WAS JULY 22nd … when the British sitcom that gave rise to CBS-TV’s ‘All in the Family’, ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ debuted on BBC-TV…
When a UK floating pirate radio station, “Swinging Scotland”, shut down for lack of funds…
When The Doors were guests on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand, performing “Crystal Ship” and “Light My Fire”…
.. and when a license for Kelowna’s second radio station CKIQ-1150 was approved by the CRTC.
ALL the milestones for July 22nd INSIDE.

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