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- Bruce Gray, Canadian Star of 'Traders' and 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding,' Dies at 81
- CKNW AM 980 Changes Branding, Logo
- Premier Horgan Rips CBC for Sacking Zussman
- 'Why Rupert's Really Splitting Up the Family Business': Opinion
- Lee Andrews & The Hearts have today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec 15th
- FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules
- Vernon’s NEW 107.5 Beach Radio has now launched!
- Disney Buys Much of 21st Century Fox in US$52 Billion Takeover
- Ester Phillips has today's almost forgotten track
- THURSDAY in Broadcasting History .. Dec. 14th
- ABC Pulls 'Great American Baking Show' Amid Judge's Harassment Claims
- The Strange, Sad Case of Richard Zussman, Ex-CBC Vancouver
- PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley Show Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims
- Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues Among 2018 Rock Hall of Fame inductees
- Amber de la Garza, a productivity specialist joins Matt on the 'Sound Off' Podcast
- The Mahavishnu Orchestra have today's almost forgotten track
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 13th
- Fox News is Again the Most-Watched Basic Cable Channel of the Year
- Disney to Buy Fox for $60 Billion on Thursday: report
- RIP Former CKNW Production Director Kenny Harris, in his Late 80's
- Cliff Richard and the Shadows have today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcasting History .. Dec. 12th
- News from the Oceanside Media Club
- CNN Suspends Ryan Lizza Amid 'Improper Sexual Conduct' Probe
Gray passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a bout with brain cancer.
The change in logo and imaging to Global News Radio falls in line with sister stations in Calgary and Winnipeg, as well as joining Corus Ontario news/talk stations.
The Province columnist Mike Smyth writes about CBC firing reporter Richard Zussman for co-writing a book on B.C. politics without receiving proper approval. Premier John Horgan harshly criticizes the decision in an interview.
When the media titan unloads the bulk of Fox to Disney rather than letting it pass to his heirs, it proves he has always has had a favorite Murdoch — himself.
regular visitors to this page know that I have a very soft spot in my heart for doo wop music…so much so that I know I have to hold back from featuring it too often, as there are other genres and sub-genres in the long history of rock and roll music that move me as well…
Happy Birthday to Tim Conway, Don Johnson, Michelle Dockery, Helen Slater, Dave Clark of the ‘Dave Clark Five’,and ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson.
‘Captain Midnight’ aired for the last time, after 10 years thrilling young radio audiences;
‘Davey Crockett Indian Fighter’ debuted on the Walt Disney Sunday night hour on ABC-TV;
Elvis Presley sang for the last time on the Shreveport radio program that first gave him wide exposure, ‘Louisiana Hayride’;
Joe Garagiola joined NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show’ as co-host and interviewer;
and Melissa Etheridge made her national TV debut on Dave Letterman’s late night NBC show.
Celebrities bowing out this date include Walt Disney (pictured), Jan Peerce, Fats Waller, Charles Laughton, Chill Wills, and televangelist Oral Roberts.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 15th INSIDE.
The FCC voted 3-2 to accept Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to take broadband out from under Title II of the Telecommunications Act and sweep away measures that prohibit ISPs from blocking and throttling content.
107.5 is already Vernon and the North Okanagan’s ‘big’, full-service radio station with a large, qualified audience. Today we are building upon our continued service to the community, commitment to local news and sports by focusing our music on the most popular music of the 80’s 90’s and early 2000’s
Fox News and most other TV channels are not included, to be spun off in a separate deal.
ABC has pulled The Great American Baking Show from its schedule in the wake of the multiple sexual harassment allegations against one of the show’s judges, Johnny Iuzzini.
Mr. Zussman was recently fired for collaborating with Vancouver Sun reporter Rob Shaw on a book about the fall of B.C. Liberal premier Christy Clark and the rise of the NDP under John Horgan.
The decision comes after the public broadcaster conducted an investigation into Smiley and found “credible allegations” of inappropriate behavior.
“Livin’ on a Prayer” rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next April.
Amber De La Garza is a productivity specialist and the host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast. She helps businesses and entrepreneurs get their act together and not waste time
Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer,Ted Nugent and Wendie Malick.
The clear channel sound of Denver radio station KOA AM 850 was heard for the first time;
‘Allen’s Alley’ (pictured) debuted on the Fred Allen radio show;
the TV rights to the first four ‘Suoer Bowls’ went to NBC & CBS for $9.5 million;
Infinity Broadcasting was fined $600,000 for the potty mouth of Howard Stern on the radio;
and NBC-TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ instituted a time delay system because of foul-mouthed guest host Richard Pryor.
Dec. 13th claimed two leading men of TV’s ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ first Tim Moore (Kingfish Stevens) and 11 years later to the day, Spencer Williams Jr. (Andy Brown) passed away.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
FNC’s President of Programming Suzanne Scott said, “Throughout this past year, FOX News has continued to prove its dominance in the television landscape despite many changes and one of the most intense news years on record.”
The Walt Disney Co. is expected to close a deal valued at as much as $60 billion to acquire much of 21st Century Fox’s assets, according to CNBC..
He was CKNW Production Director from 1977 through the early 1980s.
Our American friends in the 60s were living a life bereft, generally speaking, of one of the great pop acts in the history of music…
It’s the day Frank Sinatra was born 102 years ago, and the evening Mae West got so suggestive on NBC Radio’s ‘Charlie McCarthy Show’ that she was banned from the network for 15 years.
In Cleveland, Mike Douglas began a daytime variety TV show that went national for the next 21 years.
And Marie Osmond debuted her prime time NBC variety show that was cancelled before the season was out.
Robin Williams (pictured), Dionne Warwick, Clint Black and Denver Pyle all received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And Canada’s Bell Globemedia changed its name to CTVglobemedia.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 12th INSIDE.
News update from our radio friend Chuck Benson of the Oceanside Media Club and organizer Jim Archibald…
In addition to being a frequent presence on CNN, Lizza had been The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent since 2007. On Monday, seemingly out of the blue, the magazine announced Lizza’s termination.
Starting Jan. 2, CBC’s Stephen Quinn steps into the hosting chair of flagship morning show The Early Edition, while Gloria Macarenko helms the popular afternoon show On The Coast.
After a quarter of a century as Calgary’s favourite morning radio trio, Don Stevens, Joanne Johnson and Jamie (the Coach) Herbison are splitting up.
Wally Desjarlais has taken a medical leave and as a result we have made some line-up changes.
We lost a couple of very good ones in Edmonton over the past few weeks. If I listed all their accomplishments in this column I’d need the full Page 6 and likely half of Page 7, too.
Chuck Chandler was one of Edmonton’s most colourful media guys … and he worked at several radio stations in town but his main claim to fame was working with the powerhouse 630 CHED in the heyday of Top 40 radio. Also Fil Fraser, (pictured)
Happy Birthday to Brenda Lee, Jermaine Jackson, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Teri Garr and comedienne Mo’Nique.
Radio around the world carried the abdication speech of the UK’s King Edward VIII;
Alan Waters purchased Totonto’s CHUM 1050;
Victoria’s CFMS was transformed into ‘The Ocean 98.5’;
the CBC announced the cutting of 378 jobs;
ABC-TV aired the first of Bing Crosby’s 17 Christmas TV Specials;
and Tom Selleck was seen for the first time as ‘Magnum PI’ on CBS-TV.
Notable obits include sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, radio & TV host Robert Q. Lewis, and Canadian TV vocalist Wally Koster,
Details and ALL the Dec 11th milestones INSIDE.
The very capable Amber Schinkel signed off from the Global Calgary morning show Nov. 10th, and began working the anchor desk at CTV Vancouver Island earlier this week. She is currently working the weekend news shift previously handled by Yvonne Raymond, and doing general reporting the rest of the week. Welcome to Victoria, Amber!
With over 20 years in the field and behind an anchor desk, Pierson is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability
The show is still popular enough that this Saturday the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is opening Sports Page: The Exhibit. It’s a salute to the 40th anniversary of the program’s debut.
O’Brien had been suffering from complications due to diabetes for years, she said, but had been working all the while, even lately as he was dealing with kidney disease
Could Dave Sheldon’s next address be 650 AM
Radio Consultant Matt Cundill of the Sound Off Media Company looking for talent, this time to fill the job of radio announcer in Halifax…
Country 105 is the leader with Calgary women, while CJAY92 takes the top spot with men.
NOW! radio takes the top spot with men & women 25-54, while Sonic is the favorite station with those aged 18-34.
QM/FM is the favorite station with women 25-54, while Z95 leads the way with younger women 18-34. The Fox is #1 in hours tuned with both age groups of men.
“I’ve been broadcasting THE OSGOOD FILE since 1967,” said CHARLES OSGOOD, who recently was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.
“He was about doing what he loved and about doing it well,” said former co-worker Connie Thompson. “But he was also about loving life and joy.”
Country 105 takes a hit in the 12+ book, allowing CHQR to return to #1.
lots of changes in the Edmonton market, Now drops to number two while CHED holds the lead. Finally Cruz appears to be moving up a few notches…. KiSS, formerly Bounce also seems to be picking up steam…
#1 CBC Radio One continues to grow; QM/FM edges NW for 2nd place 12+.
Half a dozen female Democratic senators called on Al Franken to resign as another woman stepped forward to accuse the Minnesota Democrat of sexually inappropriate behavior.
One of the most familiar voices in radio traffic has now been silenced. RIP Neil O’Brien (Pictured)
The underdog Seahawks proceeded to clip the NFC-leading Eagles 24-10, handing Philadelphia just its 2nd loss of the season.
The Canadaland report on Bell’s plans to apply to the CRTC to create a website blocking agency unsurprisingly sparked immediate widespread concern – Michael Geist (Photo)
Blair Bartrem is the program director at Toronto’s Q107. Over his 30 plus year’s in radio, Blair has worked in promotions and as program director at legendary brands like CHOM-FM, Q107, Mix 96 & Mix 99.9 in Montreal and Toronto.
He was cited as Canada’s first black broadcaster when he was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1991.
Cluff officially signs off one last time from the hosting chair on Friday, December 22, 2017.
KMPS flipped to AC today (12/4), branding as “THE NEW 94.1, THE SOUND,” launching with “10,000 in a row, guaranteed.”Concurrently, HUBBARD has flipped crosstown Rock station KVRQ Country, as “COUNTRY 98.9,” with a slogan, “Nobody Plays More New Country.”
It will be held next Sunday from 2 – 5 at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Everyone is welcome.
“New York is where the power is and this is fundamentally a scandal about power and the abuse of power in sexual ways.”
Sheila Coles will host her last broadcast of The Morning Edition Dec. 15.
Late Saturday, ABC News announced it was suspending network investigative reporter Brian Ross (Pictured) four weeks without pay for an inaccurate report that aired Friday
Gregr (Pictured) —who bills himself as a “nerdy” host and focuses on subject matter like gadgets, Star Wars news, and other entertaining geek-out territory—says he tries to connect his audience with what’s going on in the world via short bursts of information. “Basically, my job comes down to this: Read More Inside…
Movin’ 92.5 is still dominant in the important demos for November.
Treena has been the News 1130 News Director since 2010. She leaves to join CBC Vancouver in January.
Lloyd started at CHAN-TV as traffic manager in 1960, and worked his way up to programming VP which he remained until his retirement in 1987, 30 years ago.
Dave Bannerman was the Program Manager of the station I worked at in 1989. (Yes, back then there was a Program Manager AND a Program Director) He was a great teacher of radio who allowed me to try out things that I thought might work.
Rogers Sportsnet says Toronto-based baseball insider Gregg Zaun has been fired after complaints by multiple female employees about inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.
Talk radio takes the top of the 12+ chart, with KUOW #1, and KIRO-FM tied for #2,
CBC continues to dominate the market, CJOB up, Country QX down slightly. Peggy, formerly Fresh wallows around the basement
C- 95 continues to rule the roost; Newstalk CKOM is up
Zed is up, Big Dog takes a Dive… Wolf down a notch
CKWV (The Wave) dropped since last year at this time, while CKWF (The Wolf) picked up very nearly what the other station dropped.
98.3 CIFM Kamloops Best Rock was the big winner and leads the local 12+ book, followed by News/Talk CHNL. CBC Radio One took a big hit.
Active rock formatted 94.3 The Goat dominates the 12+ book, with the remaining 4 stations in a virtual tie. Country 97 made nice strides.
CKBD The BRidge has made significant gains from last place to fourth following CHLB, CJOC and KiSS
CBC Radio One continues strong atop Kelowna 12+ listening chart. EZ Rock 101.5 (CILK) and Power 104 (CKLZ) made HUGE gains.
Real Country continues to hold the top spot with Big 105 coming in second place knocking The Drive down a few notches… Cruz continues its basement performance…
CBC Radio One & The Q dominate Victoria radio listening, nearly doubling the third place station C-FAX.
The Alabama native had a long career that featured TV and movie roles, more than two dozen albums and numerous concert appearances, including long-running shows in Las Vegas and Hawaii.
Variety has talked to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, and their stories have been corroborated by friends or colleagues that they told at the time.
Keillor retired last year from hosting his longtime Prairie Home Companion radio show, but still produced The Writer’s Almanac for syndication.
“While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
For the 12-month period ended July 31, customers raised concerns about internet service 5,800 times, up 38 per cent from the 2015-16 report.
Chuck had cancer and received a prognosis of 6-9 months about a month ago. Last week he broke his leg. Surgery for that went well, but took the last bit of his strength. He died last night peacefully and content.
Chuck was 73 years old.
Many of the people we offer sales training to in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria entertain the idea of becoming a Sales Manager at some point in their career. For those of you thinking of such a move, ask your Sales Manager what he or she wishes they would’ve known from the start of their […]
With his salt-and-pepper hair and mustache, glasses and a familiar baritone, Ray was a reason thousands took his nudge to go to the phones and support KCTS.
Island Farms and Country Grocer presents the Christmas Parade in Victoria…
Roundhouse Radio, in partnership with Urban Fare will be kicking off their “Stuff-The-Truck” Campaign benefiting the Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society this upcoming weekend
Songwriters threaten to withhold their music if US stations don’t give them a bigger share of revenue.
Together with her husband Billy Browne beginning in 1959 she brought local radio service to many communities on Northern Vancouver Island.
The show, titled “Life, Liberty & Levin,” will air Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
So as everyone knows, that follows media in Canada and the US, that the merger of CBS and Entercom was completed Friday. It was almost immediate that the effects of that merger were felt, not necessarily in layoffs, although I am sure those will come, but in format changes. 92.3 Amp Radio was the first format change I heard about, it flipped to ALT 92.3 bringing Alternative back to New York City for the first time in 6 years.
Standing no taller than five foot six, yet so full of life’s fire, so intense was his inquisitiveness, so forceful was his personality, one could not fail to notice his presence fill any room he walked into.
taking a look at CHEK and CTV Vancouver Island…
Beatles covers have been rife since the day they first entered the music industry’s consciousness, and many tracks have been dubbed “the best Beatles cover” often by the artists and producers who recorded them…but what did the Beatles themselves think?…John Lennon liked this one, and so do I…Esther Phillips, previously known as Little Esther when […]
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