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- NBC's $69 Million Bet on Megyn Kelly Looks Like a Disaster
- Climax Blues Band have today's almost forgotten track
- THURSDAY in Broadcast News .. April 26th
- Music Modernization Act Unanimously passes US House
- CKPM FM (The Point) is off the air...
- Genesis have today's almost forgotten track
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 25th
- Corus Radio Turfs Ottawa Music Host on Eve of 30 Year Anniversary
- Lauryn Schaffner joins Matt on the 'Sound Off' Podcast
- CBS All Access Launches in Canada
- Delayed Viewing Enhances 'Roseanne's' Ratings Dominance
- Sinclair Stations Air Self-Criticism Via Paid Spots
- Kitchener DJ’s political antics prompt complaints
- Real-time programming, by Paul Kaye
- Bad Company have today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. April 24th
- New First Nations BC Radio Station Granted $180,500
- RTDNA Canada Announces Prairie Region Award Winners
- 2018 RTDNA Awards – WEST Region Winners
- Announcing 2018 WAB Hall of Fame Inductees
- The Eagles have today's almost forgotten track
- MONDAY in Broadcast History .. April 23rd
- JJ-365 Salutes Crosby McWilliam
- SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. April 22nd
- Cheryl Bloxham Leaving CTV Vancouver Island
Ms. Kelly’s ratings are low in every regard: compared to her own viewership at Fox, compared to her competitors in the same time spot, and compared to her predecessors at NBC.
Sonny Geraci was blessed with a great voice, and had hits with two different bands without many people remembering he was in either…
IT WAS APRIL 26th … when the Ozarks comedy ‘Lum & Abner’ was broadcast for the first time on Arkansas radio station KTHS…
When the daytime drama ‘Lorenzo Jones’ debuted on NBC radio…
When ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ appeared in prime time on NBC-TV, starring former Beatle Ringo Starr…
When John Wayne, Bob Hope, and Tom Jones were guests of Raquel Welch on her NBC-TV special …
.. and when the 200th episode of ‘The Simpsons’ aired on FOX-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
In what is being hailed as a historic day for music creators, theMusic Modernization Act paves the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era.
Power surge has damaged some equipment. We are off the air
Wendy Daniels, host of Boom 99.7’s midday show, was let go on Monday, with the station announcing the news on its Facebook page.
Lauryn Schaffner (Pictured) is a writer, blogger, YouTuber, and overall lover of Rock music. On this week’s show we ask how her passion for rock music took her down this path, and find out what role radio played in getting her there
Canadian audiences will now be able to access 20 primetime shows including Star Trek: Discovery, NCIS, Bull, Seal Team, MacGyver and Instinct, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast.
Roseanne isn’t just beating its competition on Tuesday nights, it’s beating the competition every other night of the week as well.
A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast Sinclair for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air.
If you tune into Kitchener radio station 107.5 Dave Rocks most afternoons, you’ll get a steady dose of mainstream rock music. If Craig Fee was on the air, you’ve also been getting some unexpected political commentary
The mission for Radio is simple (but not easy) “create compelling content and relevant brands.” Over the last few weeks we have been reminded of the importance of needing to “program in real time not on our own time” in order to be relevant
The funding is being provided by Ottawa under the Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting component of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program to the Tŝilhqot’in Community Radio project.
RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize journalistic excellence with the winners of the Prairie Region RTDNA Awards of Excellence.
RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.
Please join the Western Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors for a brilliant evening filled with entertainment, celebration and pride
After 14 years Cheryl is moving on, to assume a role in communications with (reportedly) the provincial government. She has delivered the 11 pm news weeknights on Victoria’s cable channel 12 for a decade.
This week from Europe with Matt Cundill (pictured)
“I call up Bob Willette at 94.9 The Rock in Oshawa and we nerd out of the branding history of Edge 102” come on inside and listen
Several of the big-name shows that were on 1410 will make the switch to TSN 1040.
A good book for Movin’ 92.5, KZOK and KNDD.
Entercom’s format switch (from KMPS Country) is paying off.
AM 1410 will become BNN Bloomberg Radio, Canada’s first business news radio station, launching in conjunction with the new brand on Monday, April 30.
Could Clear Sky Radio in the East Kootneys be looking you?
The independent station brought a refreshing collective of voices to Vancouver’s airwaves over the past two and a half years, broadcasting a variety of different perspectives and countless community stories from their studio in Railtown
Bolt FM personality and play-by-play broadcaster for the Humboldt Broncos Tyler Bieber has been confirmed as one of the people killed in a devastating collision between the team’s bus and a semi on a Saskatchewan highway late Friday afternoon.
Canadians are coming together to support the Humboldt Broncos after the tragic crash.
The newly rebranded Country station KNUC (The New 98.9 The Bull)/Seattle has completed its fulltime on-air roster with the addition of Corey Dillon for afternoons.
Dear broadcasters & friends, Just a reminder that the Regular Registration Deadline for the BC Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) 71st Annual Conference is TODAY, April 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST)
Lori Lewis knows how to deal with change, which makes her ideal to lead the way when it comes to navigating the murky waters of Facebook. From its changing algorithm to the overextension of selling your data to third party sources, Lori offers up her tips and expertise to great posting and audience engagement. We also touched on some best practices for Facebook Live which still remains a challenge for talent.
Bliss alleges Bridget Brown defamed him, and CTV then published and broadcast defamatory statements in its coverage of the woman’s allegations and Bliss’ suspension.
Yesterday marks the 25th Anniversary with CKPG and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Prince George!
One newsroom employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation said employees were “completely surprised” and “many people left in tears.”
He spent many years as a talk radio host in the Lower Mainland before being elected MLA for Richmond in the 1970s.
Since 2014 she has become a prominent member of the Ruby, Leslie and Scooter morning show on Z-95 (CKZZ-FM),
Corus Radio has hired its first ever head of podcasting. Chris “Dunner” Duncombe has been appointed to the newly-created role of Director, Streaming and Podcasting
Roseanne Conner and her sister Jackie had been almost inseparable for the nine seasons of Roseanne. They laughed, schemed, cried, bickered and fought. But whatever it was, good or bad, they did it together, as a team and as family
Bev made his mark at CFCW in Camrose, Alberta where he spent 30 years behind the microphone. As the morning host, he began the still-popular Mystery Artist Request Line and his famous Knee-Slapper jokes.
The station is still committed to playing more new country than any other country station in Seattle, with an emphasis on today’s top country artists.
Every one of our sales training clients in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto have heard this from their buyers. Yet, it holds no geographic barriers. It’s one of the most frustrating sales objections you can hear as a Professional Salesperson. Your first thought is to reply “So, what is it you need to think […]
Tait says she will work toward connecting the broadcaster with more audiences, taking advantage of ‘the power of digital’ in an age where ‘we’re flooded with content from outside Canada.’
“I do believe that fake news is a problem. I don’t think there’s much question that false stories are a real issue.”
Sinclair Broadcast Group responded to reports that it has been doing President Trump’s bidding by forcing anchors at news stations it owns to read a script on the air criticizing bias in the media.
“These radio stations represent exactly what we look for when buying,” said DAVID STEPHENS. “A diverse portfolio of formats, a strong commitment to the community, and an accomplished team already in place…..”
Fox News is standing by its embattled host, who has seen advertisers flee her show over a tweet aimed at Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor David Hogg.
I had dinner with a colleague this week. As you would expect between acquaintances working in the same industry, our conversation touched on our current work-related experiences, our challenges, our hopes and our fears for the years ahead. My friend spoke at length about their current struggle; a boss that loves control. A boss comfortable issuing directives, orders and instructions
The show scored the biggest total viewer lift for any telecast on any network after three days of delayed viewing.
He was 74. Suffering with leukemia, Bochco received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old in late 2014.
Wilkerson joins the station from WCSC-TV Charleston, SC where she anchored both weather & traffic and was part of the team covering Hurricane Matthew in 2016. She got her start at KEPR-TV in Tri-Cities, WA as a feature reporter and weather anchor.
Gerry, and brothers Gord Forbes and Marty Forbes all come by their radio success honestly. Their dad Jerry Forbes was the legendary and fabulously successful GM of CHED in the 60’s and early 70’s and was an amazing man
At the end of that summer day, the 34-year-old said her heartfelt goodbyes to colleagues at a local news outlet where she spent 10 of her 14 years in journalism, a profession Nickel adored
The George Soros-financed Media Matters for America progressive activist group has been helping to fuel an advertising boycott targeting Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show.
Not so much a forgotten track today as a chance to, hopefully, turn those of you who don’t know him, on to Jerry Douglas…guaranteed, you’ve heard him over the years, but his role as a sideman doesn’t always put him in the spotlight…
The highway was closed for several hours after two vehicles lost control and crashed into a cube van, which then rolled onto its side.
This is a predictable outcome of the Shaw family–controlled Corus Entertainment taking over Shaw’s TV brands, including Global, in 2016.
In 1967 three men in Edmonton’s broadcasting industry had a dream to own their own radio station in Alberta. One worked at CHED, the two others at CFRN. Over long lunches they expanded their ideas and finally picked an area to apply for a radio station: That area was Edson
“There’s been nobody better on the radio than me… nobody ever did this, nobody. But it wasn’t me who did this… you know who I’m gonna miss? I’m gonna miss you (the listeners).”
We are off to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and catching up with Mark Burley (Pictured). (SUN-FM, AM 1150 & 101.5 EZ Rock)
ABC’s returning comedy averaged a whopping 18.1 million and an unbelievable 5.1 rating in the key demo.
A sister station in Ucluelet at 99.5 KHz, also licensed to McBride Communications, is unaffected, since it operates independently.
I thought I would write out some of the rumors regarding Rogers, City TV, and Steve Darling. If true we will see changes starting in the next month or so
IT WAS MARCH 28th when one of Chicago’s great radio stations, WGN 720 first took to the air…
When the New York Times classical music station WQXR banned singing commercials from its schedule…
When UK pirate radio station Radio Caroline began broadcasting from a ship off the British coast ….
When we lost a Toronto radio legend Wally Crouter ….
And when New Westminster’s Raymond Burr (pictured) starred in an NBC movie ‘Ironside,’ which became (after Perry Mason) his second longrunning TV series.
ALL the milestones for March 28th INSIDE.
Nathan Carr who is currently the morning show host at Fresh Radio Cornwall is leaving to take a job at 89X in Windsor.
Today Corus laid off several staffers across the country. Some on air and some behind the scenes.
VOTING OPENS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2018 Click to register to vote If you have already been accepted and have a password you can begin voting here on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018. AND THE NOMINEES ARE…… BROADCAST FINAL MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR Amy “Race” Ballard – Hot 899 – Ottawa Brad Challoner – 103.5 QM/FM – Vancouver […]
After 11 seasons as the voice of the Blue Jays’ triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, Ben Wagner makes his Major League debut calling the Blue Jays’ season opener on Thursday, March 29.
Many who don’t really know radio contend the medium is dead or dying. But those who do know radio argue that it’s still every bit a vital medium.
My interest in radio began way back when in the days of turntables and cassette machines at age 12.
My father was a broadcaster and one of the best at radio station 630 CHED in Edmonton.
I was fortunate enough to get to work with him when I was a punk kid and loved everything I saw at the radio station. It was in my blood since birth.
City councillors at Kelowna City Hall have some favorite memories of the Kelowna-born ex-radio guy who served with them for nine years.
Roundhouse Radio aims to make Vancouver a better community. After shaking off some early setbacks, can the city’s newest station spin that social mission into listeners and advertisers?
Co-host Rod Kurtz steered the show to what the Radio Active crew had planned for weeks — a dedication to Portia’s time at CBC Edmonton.
Radio-Canada’s Marie-Maude Denis was told that she must identify the sources she used for a story that alleged collusion in the awarding of public contracts.
Hughes co-hosted mornings at KMPS 94,1 until its flip to AC last December.
Brown has appeared in 53 episodes of the NBC drama since it began in 2012.
Steve Darling packs in the new morning show on 650
“Did anybody at CNN, did any editor, any news person, any anchor, anybody get fired for the awful mess they made of the 2016 campaign which was a disgrace to journalism?”
Most of our Canadian friends will remember this one well, though its probably been awhile since they saw the video…The Odds were, and in a new lineup kinda way, are, a Vancouver band that actually did quite well the first time around…
IT WAS MARCH 23rd .. when the Vancouver World newspaper launched the BC city’s third radio station…
When 20-year old Foster Hewitt (pictured) called his first hockey game over the Toronto Star’s pioneer radio station CFCA…
When two radio classics, ‘Truth or Consequences’ and ‘ Beat the Clock’ first appeared, ten years apart ..
When Elvis Presley auditioned (unsuccessfully) for Arthur Godfrey’a Talent Scouts on CBS radio & TV…
When after 15 years Hugh Downs hosted the final NBC episode of the daytime quiz show ‘Concentration’…
and when the 30-minute daytime drama “The Bold & the Beautiful” had its premiere on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
The CKNW news department will be moving in to the Global BC Burnaby studios in the next few months. The exact date has yet to be confirmed.
Seattle radio legend Gary Crow’s contract Not to be renewed with KZOK
In the interview, IMUS discusses his battles with HOWARD STERN, who he calls among the best radio hosts ever and adds, “He (STERN) had a big problem with me. I didn’t with him.”
KISW posted a narrow lead over KQMV atop the 25-54 chart, otherwise Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) led in all demo breakouts.
Mason hosted afternoon drive at then-CLEAR CHANNEL Active Rock KFNK (FUNKY MONKEY 104.9)/SEATTLE for five years.
KUOW drops to #2; KIRO-FM, KISW and KRWM round out the top 5.
The team of Chuck Powell and Bucky Jacobsen has been assigned the 6 – 10 am morning show, designed to return KJR sports radio to its former glories.
Gregr is the morning show host at 107.7 The End in Seattle. Last summer at the Podcast Movement, Gregr shared the stage at Jacob’s Media’s Broadcaster meet Podcaster series. At dinner he had the deer in the headlights look.
I’m often asked what the greatest mistake I see during concept sessions is. The answer is judgment. Judgement has no place in coaching. I find it interesting how some managers wear their job title like it’s a badge – a badge that allows them to make assumptions and judgments about those they manage. These managers don’t think twice about judging the work, intent, effort and/or performance of others
Clark, who was also a Liberal MLA long before that conveyed any kind of power in the BC legislature, passed away Friday at age 86.
This in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. Global TV News Hour.
Educating your Salespeople and giving your Sales Managers the best tools to drive revenue not only increases top-line growth, it’s a key component in retaining your best people. The investment you make in your people increases their confidence, job satisfaction and shows your clients that you are making a commitment toward customer service
We’re launching our new radio station in Calgary and are looking for a dynamic
broadcaster with a great work ethic to join the CJWE Radio Family as a morning host
From Beach Radio Program Director, Russell James: “It’s no secret that Beach Radio is quickly becoming Kelowna’s new favorite radio station, so it’s only right we give you a morning show as great as the station. We are set to deliver a fun, local, upbeat, energetic morning show with all the right ingredients!
The 24 year old Ottawa woman says she decided to share her story with CBC after drawing courage from the dozens of mainly anonymous women who have spoken out on social media about alleged negative experiences with the B.C. band.
It is addressed to Randy Lennox of Bell Media, Doug Murphy of Corus Entertainment and Hubert T. Lacroix of CBC Radio Canada, asking the companies to remove a ban on the band’s music following recent sexual misconduct allegations.
Business Opportunity to get in on the ground floor on a new radio station in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.
New radio station in Maple Creek is looking working partners/investor to help with further growth and development.
A great book for KISW 99.9 which replaces Movin’ 92.5 as the leader in all demo breakouts.
The Crystals, along with The Ronettes, were among the definitive girl groups of the 1960s and helped construct Phil Spector‘s Wall of Sound.
Jean-Marie Heimrath became interested in podcast sometime in November 2016. He has always been fascinated by the business side of the entertainment industry he has worked in
KISW 99.9 continues its year-long climb, landing in a tie for 3rd with Warm 106.9, just behind Movin’ 92.5 in 2nd.
Drex talks with Doug Williams the anti polygraph guy. Included in the interview is about the polygraph recently given to Patrick Brown.
Change in the workplace is something that all of us encounter on a regular basis. Our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria are always looking for ways to best deal with it.
People like Daryl McIntyre, Chris Scheetz, Josh Classen, Su-Ling Goh, Meg Morrison, Bryan Mudryk and Natasha Staniszewski from TSN, Jason Gregor, and Cam Moon (play-by-play for the Red Deer Rebels) are all grads of the course
The streaming service will not require a cable television log-in to access, and the content will not overlap with the network’s linear programming. The cost will be announced later.
Phillips has deep roots in broadcast management in both Vancouver and Victoria, and has been VP for Corus Radio West since April 2016.
Seattle radio veteran Jack Allan talks about the good ole’ daze of radio. Jack was host of the popular Love Line , a match making program on KVI.
Former Jack FM morning host Kiah Tucker will take over the KiSS Radio 104.9 PM drive show on Monday February 26th.
Art Vuolo was radio’s best friend long before Scott Shannon knighted him with that legendary slogan. Throughout the decades, Art has been a mainstay at conventions and in the hallways of radio stations with the latest video technology ready to capture incredible radio moments
Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to Amazon Studios’ Transparent in the wake of sexual harassment claims and a subsequent internal investigation by the retail and streaming giant.
The New K97-5 features all of the great music you heard on the original K97! From ABBA to ZZ Top, the New K97-5 is all about the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You’ll hear an incredible variety of great songs spanning more than 30 years… Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Journey, John Mellencamp, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, The Eagles, Billy Idol, and many others. If you grew up in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, you’ll love the music on the New K97-5
Edmonton-based Hot 107 is one of at least 40 radio stations which have temporarily stopped airing Hedley’s music.
Unifor says camera operators, reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew received layoff notices in newsrooms across Canada, with Vancouver taking the biggest hit with 21 job cuts
After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…
Defining a successful career….Forbes style
About one-quarter of Shaw’s workforce have accepted buyouts and will be departing as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.
Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award. If you could please publicize the following we would appreciate it
The people who head Ben Shapiro’s conservative news site are in talks to buy Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire TheBlaze.
I first knew Dave Walpole (yep that’s his real last name) when he was growing up in Ottawa. He was an avid listener when I was doing evenings at CFGO. He would call in for requests, to win and do bits. During his first time in the studio he said, “where is everybody?”
A news story published here earlier today had the Sampson family now holding a majority of shares in CHEK, Not so, we’re told.
Sharon Taylor’s radio career has criss-crossed the country from Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, London, Ottawa and Toronto. Her love and passion for radio programming has made her one of my calls I make when I need an opinion
All of our sales training clients in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto constantly wrestle with the difference between being a pushy or persistent Salesperson. While we know the key to success is to be persistent, when does that self-discipline get misinterpreted from the buyer’s perspective as being over-the-top?
Long-time Saskatchewan journalist and MBC legislative correspondent Manfred Joehnck has passed away suddenly in the Battlefords
We are in business to win. Winning is the only desirable outcome. The secret to winning, and to the continuation of winning, is to build the best team. It is essential to form a cohesive group of individuals all working to achieve the same goal
In the MOFFAT Communication days which we all loved, all the markets generally did extremely well, including Calgary
His short-lived government from September 1972 to December 1975 carried out reforms at a blistering pace including the creation of the Agricultural Land Reserve, the public auto insurance corporation ICBC, a provincial ambulance system and Pharmacare.
Nominations are being accepted for the Gold Medal Award recognizing Community Service, Leader of Tomorrow (under 30 years of age) and the most prestigious award, induction into the WAB Broadcast Hall of Fame
Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is long time broadcaster Rob Christie has called it quits
Registration is now open for the BC Association of Broadcasters’ 71st Annual Conference, to be held May 15-17, 2018, at the beautiful Manteo Waterfront Hotel & Villas, in Kelowna, B.C
We are very excited to announce a new look to the programming team in Alberta
“It’s stories, it’s opinion, it’s culture, it’s irreverent and it’s Canadian,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice-President, Global News and Corus Radio. “The Shift with Drex will tap into the common humour, pride and honesty that pulls our country together.”
On Jan. 27, the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary. As part of the event, the section of 105th Avenue that leads to Planet Ice and the Albion Fairgrounds will be rechristened Jim Robson Way.
A look at weekday coverage between 4 a.m. and midnight on all three channels revealed that CNN has just three women serving in solo anchoring roles: Kate Bolduan, Brooke Baldwin and Erin Burnett.
I first met David in the late 80’s. He grew up in Peterborough and came to the West Coast from a stint on-air in London, Ontario. I was the CFOX Program Director and David was the midday jock at sister station at CKLG-AM. When Brad Phillips left to go head up the new FM station Z 95.3, I also became the PD of LG73
Cerna began work in 1975 as a news reporter and anchor at KOMO Radio, and then moved to KOMO-TV and KING-TV before going to KCTS.
The option of being anonymous when advertising with Puget Sound Radio’s Blindbox…
As of Sunday night Dec. 17th the show was replaced with classic OTR radio programs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
It’s not often one gets to include Genesis in a category called “almost forgotten” but we’re going back today to the time long before they became the massive success they did become…the first few albums were so progressive that only the most eclectic radio stations found room for them in their playlists, and it remained that way until Selling England By the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway…
IT WAS APRIL 25th .. when the future iconic broadcast news pioneer Edward. R. Murrow (pictured) was born in North Carolina…
When the New York experimental TV station that preceded WCBS aired the first circus on television….
When Vancouver’s CKST AM 1040 dropped its adult contemporary music format and began airing commercial free Classic Rock, enroute to adopting an all-sports format two weeks later…
and when the TV-movie “Dukes Of Hazzard: Reunion!” aired on CBS, 12 years after the series left the air.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
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