SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 19th

IT WAS AUG. 19th …. when “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the 15 minute nightly radio comedy starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network debut on the NBC Blue chain…
When Edmonton got its latest AM station CHQT (1110 KHz) and Yorkton Sask. got its first and only one CJGX AM 1340…
When WINS radio in New York City announced it would no longer play white artist cover versions of R&B hits. For example, the DJs were instructed to play Fats Domino’s “Ain’t It A Shame,” not Pat Boone’s…
..and when the 58th and final episode of the rock ‘n’ roll sitcom “The Monkees” aired on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on August 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Talk Host Jason Rantz Leaves KIRO-FM Evenings for KTTH-AM Mornings

“Starting Sept. 5, I will help you get you through your morning commute as I host weekday mornings 6-9am on KTTH, which can be heard on 770 AM and 94.5 FM on the greater east side.”

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Published on at 11:00 am by boredop

YouTube TV Expands to Seattle & 13 Other New US Markets

The company has announced that the service will be available in 14 new US markets, which means 50 percent of US households have access to the $35 a month service.

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Published on at 10:04 am by Turn Table3

“New Country 103-1” Arrives in Kamloops!

This morning listeners to 103.1 FM woke up to a slightly different sound on their radios. Country 103 was rebranded today as “New Country 103-1”

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Published on at 9:48 am by Voice Over

Larry Chance & The Earls has today’s almost forgotten track

Even back in 1962 people were becoming nostalgic for early rock and roll, and nobody encapsulated that better than The Earls, fronted by Larry Chance…

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Published on August 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 18th

IT WAS AUG. 18th .. when Vancouver radio station CKNW moved from 1320 on the AM dial to 980, the spot vacated the previous year by CKWX. That same day, CKLG moved from 1070 to 730…
When the ABC-TV music special ‘The 5th Dimension Traveling Sunshine Show’ featured The Carpenters, Merle Haggard and Dionne Warwick…
When former L.A. TV reporter and news anchor John Tesh started a decade as Mary Hart’s co-host on the syndicated “Entertainment Tonight”…
..and when a PetroCan pump attendant Dick Assman of Regina made a cameo appearance on CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman (pictured), after months of ‘Ass Man’ jokes.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

TSN 1040 new lineup has been announced

With all the attention surrounding Sportsnet 650 launching in early September, TSN radio has announced new midday and afternoon shows.


Published on at 7:10 pm by Brian Cook

Maralee Caruso to Anchor CTV Winnipeg’s New 5:00 Newscast

Maralee Caruso (pictured) will deliver the news of the day when CTV Winnipeg airs its first 5:00 newscast on August 28

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Published on at 11:06 am by Voice Over

Las Vegas Hockey Team Earns Apology from Blackballing Radio

They opted not to go with CBS Radio Las Vegas, home to six highly-rated stations including CBS Sports 1140am. Which did not set well with the senior vice president for CBS Radio in Vegas, who instructed everyone on air not to ever mention the hockey team, going forward.

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Published on at 10:31 am by boredop

Channel lineup changes at SiriusXM

In mid July SiriusXM Faction channel 41, temporarily went on hiatus and in its place was Guns & Roses radio. Needless to say the feedback on the official Faction facebook page was not favourable. Starting at 12:01am ET on August 17, Faction comes back, as an online only station. Turbo a hard rock station featuring […]

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Published on August 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm by Brian Cook

Laura Ingraham Headed to Fox News Channel?

The two sides are believed to be in early talks, and no decision has been made regarding the time slot Ingraham might anchor, or even when she might join the company in the new role.


Published on at 4:21 pm by Turn Table3

From ‘Radio Ink’: Meet Radio’s Goal Smasher

Bill Hendrich didn’t plan to be in radio when he started his career. In his early 20s, he was running a travel agency in Mobile, AL, and the local radio stations would call on him to sell him advertising.

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Published on at 11:35 am by boredop

Fire in CN Tower takes Toronto radio stations off the air

In Toronto a fire this morning on the CN tower where the antennas which caused some OTA TV and some radio signals to go down

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Published on at 9:16 am by Brian Cook

Lineup changes at Calgary’s Wild 95.3

Gone from the Wild website is any mention of the Casey Clarke show, and there has been a slight lineup change.


Published on August 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm by Brian Cook

Success in Country Music Radio? Fewer Female Singers

Country music is something of a boy’s club, especially on the radio.

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Published on at 3:20 pm by boredop

Is The Radio Industry Too Selfish? by Mark Ramsey

For years now, many in the radio industry have viewed the challenges they face from technology and consumer trends all wrong.

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Published on at 1:10 pm by Voice Over

Two-Thirds of Calgary’s XL 103 Morning Show Retiring December

After their show on December 8th, Don Stevens and Joanne Johnson will be retiring.


Published on at 12:22 pm by Turn Table3

Great Interview with the late Glen Campbell by Red Robinson

Hearing that one of my favourite performers had died shook me. I knew Glen Campbell had dementia and it would eventually take his life, but the reality of his passing hit me hard.

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Published on at 11:28 am by Michael Easton

Q & A with Canucks’ New Radio Voice, Brendan Batchelor

“I’m very excited. This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid.”

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Published on August 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm by mikedup

It’s Official: Canucks’ All-New Radio Play-by-Play Team

Brendan Batchelor and Corey Hirsch form the new play-by-play team when Sportsnet 650 starts broadcasting Vancouver Canucks games next month.


Published on at 9:07 am by mikedup

Changes at Jump Ottawa

Updates on Johnny Novak and Gord St. Denis of Jump radio Ottawa

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Published on at 8:30 am by Brian Cook

Film/TV actor/writer Joe Bologna Dies at 82

He was co-writer of the Marlo Thomas TV special “Acts of Love and Other Comedies,” and such series as CBS’ “Calucci’s Department,” HBO’s “Bedrooms,” and PBS’ “American Dream Machine.”

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Published on at 8:16 am by Ron Robinson

Old Farts Club gathering in Seattle for 2017

A wonderful annual event is our luncheon of former and current radio personalities and record industry stars of the past.

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Published on August 13, 2017 at 10:44 am by Voice Over

Summer TV Ratings Slump in Canada .. Much More So in the US

Average minute audiences during prime time on conventional and specialty channels in Canada have been down nine per cent between the end of May through mid-July, compared to the same period last year.

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Published on at 9:35 am by Turn Table3

Kasia Bodurka joins Global BC As New Weekend Weather Specialist

We’re thrilled to announce Global BC has hired Kasia Bodurka as the new weekend weather specialist


Published on August 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm by Voice Over

Red Welcomes Entertainment Industry Legend Bruce Allen to join him on his final show on CISL

Bruce Allen has accepted Red’s invitation to join him on his final Red Diner on CISL 650 am


Published on at 12:08 pm by Michael Easton

Seattle Radio Legend Pat O’Day to join Red Robinson on Final CISL Red’s Diner

Pat O’Day will be my guest on the final Red Rock Diner show Sunday, August 27 from 12-4pm on CISL


Published on at 11:02 am by Voice Over

Rob Greenlee of “Spreaker” Speaks with Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Rob Greenlee is the Head of Content at Spreaker. Recently, I spoke with him on a panel at the Conclave Radio Learning Conference in Minneapolis

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Published on August 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm by Voice Over

Eh Canada! Get Ready to Pay More for Netflix

Netflix says that it will notify current subscribers via email when their price increase goes into effect, and that all current customers should receive a notification by the end of August.


Published on at 11:36 am by mikedup

Analysis/ Demo Leaders of Seattle’s July Radio PPM’s

Movin’92.5 continues to lead most demo categories, but sister Hubbard station Warm106.9 (KRWM) had a very strong book.

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Published on August 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm by boredop

Eric Bolling Sues HuffPost Journalist for $50M Over Lewd Photo Story

Yashar Ali wrote an Aug. 4 story for HuffPost claiming that more than a dozen sources told him the Fox News host sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.”


Published on at 7:23 pm by Turn Table3

Changes at Energy & Hot Winnipeg

Steve Adams tweeted on August 4th that he has done his last Midday show at Energy 106. He will be taking afternoon drive from Adam West who will be sliding into the Midday show. 


Published on at 6:17 pm by Brian Cook

Calgary’s 101.5 Kool FM new lineup has started

August 8 saw the start of the new Kool lineup. As reported before Christy and Fraser are 5:30-10, Kristen and Jeff are 10-3 Rob and Joelle are 3-7 and Taylor Daniels is 7-12

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Published on at 8:40 am by Brian Cook

Canadians Get Another TV Streaming Service with Launch of CBS All Access

The Tiffany network will make CBS All Access available in Canada in early 2018. It’s the first international foray for its three-year-old streaming service, which CBS estimates will have 4 million subscribers by the end of 2017.

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Published on August 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm by Turn Table3

Seattle Radio PPM’s by Neilsen .. July 2017

KRWM crawls to within a tenth of a point of previously dominant 6+ leader Movin’ 92.5.

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Published on at 2:47 pm by boredop

Glen Campbell, Who Beautifully Blended Country Music with Pop, Dead at 81

The boyish singer-guitarist whose perfect blend of country and pop made for such hits as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” has died after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for years.


Published on at 2:16 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – Five Steps To Close Sales In The Summer

  This is the biggest challenge currently experienced by our sales training partners in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.  Midsummer and B2B decision-making don’t tend to be synonymous with each other. After leaving many phone messages and sending emails, it’s easy to get frustrated and start to question your next step.  No smart Salesperson wants […]

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Published on at 12:14 pm by Dave Warawa

A Suggestion for Tweaking Radio’s CanCon Music Rules

Indie Pool suggests changing how CanCon is measured. They suggest a credit system, where songs by established artists count less toward CanCon percentages and lesser known artists count more.


Published on August 7, 2017 at 11:09 am by mikedup

Country 101.1 Ottawa announces new morning show

When Kenny Jones left the Unbalanced Breakfast show he cohosted with Big Ginger, to come back to Vancouver and Jack FM, it left a hole in the morning show.

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Published on August 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm by Brian Cook

What apps do you use to listen to radio?

What are the best streaming apps for a smartphone? What apps do you use? Is there a must have?


Published on August 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm by Brian Cook

Possible changes coming to Z?

Changes at Vancouver’s Z95.3 today. Afternoon host Matty B is out and on air shifts are changed.


Published on August 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm by Brian Cook

No More Shaw4/Corus Deal Stinks!, by Harvey Oberfeld

The CRTC has allowed Corus/Shaw to shut down its Community TV stations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary in mid August … once more putting corporate profits ahead of public interest …


Published on July 31, 2017 at 9:45 am by Voice Over

Spanky and our gang have today’s almost forgotten track

In the wake of the success of The Mamas and the Papas, a few groups emerged working in a similar lineup and style as the groundbreaking folk rock quartet…

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Published on August 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson