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Jack Bruce has today’s almost forgotten track

Jack Bruce is not forgotten at all as almost everybody knows the work he did with Cream over a handful of albums and the rare reunions of that great band, but few know, never mind remember, his solo works…

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Published on April 19, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. April 20th

IT WAS APRIL 20th … when Radio Specialties Ltd opened the predecessor to Vancouver’s C-FUN & CKMO using 40 watts of power on 450 meters (666 khz). The studios of CFCQ were at 791 Dunsmuir….
When “Your Hit Parade” debuted on NBC Radio as a one-hour Saturday night program, featuring 15 of the week’s top songs…
When “The Big Show” with hostess Talullah Bankhead (pictured) completed its two year run on NBC Radio…
and when the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting.
ALL the broadcast milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Two Seattle Mariners Lead Broadcasters Simultaneously on Disabled List

Today Dave Sims is undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles, while Rick Rizzs faces the knife on his torn biceps tomorrow.

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Published on at 3:39 pm by clockwatcher

Bob Cole Dismayed that He’s Not Working the Playoffs

It’s a decision that caught Cole by surprise. And it’s a decision that he still doesn’t quite understand, considering he’s been this country’s broadcaster since 1972.

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Published on at 10:16 am by mikedup

Where the Sports Talkers from TSN 1410 Will Be Available

Several of the big-name shows that were on 1410 will make the switch to TSN 1040.

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Published on at 9:04 am by Turn Table3

Research Director Inc. Provides Seattle Radio PPM Detail

A good book for Movin’ 92.5, KZOK and KNDD.

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Published on at 8:30 am by boredop

Procol Harum have today’s almost forgotten track

If ever a band was made to play with a symphony orchestra, my best bet would have to be Procol Harum…now the band is known, primarily, for stately and magnificent pieces of music, but, here, they take one of their rare hard rockers and re-arrange it to fit the format…

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Published on April 18, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. April 19th

IT WAS APRIL 19th … when the Chicago Barn Dance first aired on WLS. In a few short years it became the National Barn Dance on NBC radio…
When the ABC Television Network began operations, only in Philadelphia and Washington at first…
When New York AM station WINS became the world’s first all-news radio outlet…
and when our TV screens were filled with images of destruction from Oklahoma City, after a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Radio PPMs: Seattle’s 94.1 The Sound Climbs into the Top 10

Entercom’s format switch (from KMPS Country) is paying off.

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Published on at 2:51 pm by boredop

Vancouver’s AM 1410 Drops Sports, Goes All BNN Bloomberg Business

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.


Published on at 10:34 am by clockwatcher

Retired NPR Newsman Carl Kasell Dies at 84

Kasell was best known in recent years as the announcer and scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” for which he would record answering machine and voice mail greetings for the show’s winners.

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Published on at 9:14 am by boredop


Could Clear Sky Radio in the East Kootneys be looking you?

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Published on at 8:00 am by Voice Over

Tribute to Art Bell on Coast to Coast This Thursday

George Noory announced Monday night on his Coast to Coast AM Show that a tribute to the late Art Bell (pictured) would air this Thursday April 19 at 10 pm Pacific. According to a statement posted on the website for “Midnight in the Desert,” the radio show Bell started in 2015, he died one night last […]

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Published on April 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm by Ron Robinson

More on the Imminent Death of Roundhouse Radio

Billing itself as hyperlocal, Roundhouse Radio was launched in October, 2015, broadcasting from Railtown, with an interview-heavy, NPR sort of format. Its reach is limited to the city of Vancouver and the North Shore.


Published on at 12:54 pm by boredop

TV Networks Cutting Back on Commercials

The TV networks need a new selling strategy as their ratings continue to decline. The prime-time audience of the broadcast networks is off nearly 20 per cent compared with the previous year.

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Published on at 7:51 am by Turn Table3

Fox News Stands by Hannity After Trump Lawyer Reveal

“While Fox News was unaware of Sean Hannity’s informal relationship with Michael Cohen and was surprised by the announcement in court yesterday, we have reviewed the matter and spoken to Sean and he continues to have our full support.”

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Published on at 1:52 am by Ron Robinson

The Elements Of Great Content, by Paul Kaye

For many shows the idea of creating great content feels like chasing a mythical creature. “Does it exist?” “How will we know if we have discovered it?” Many shows don’t know what great content should sound like. They have heard people talk about it but have never experienced it for themselves

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Published on April 16, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Roundhouse Radio 98.3FM will be going off the air as of April 30th, 2018

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


Published on at 8:11 pm by Voice Over

‘Night Court’ Star Harry Anderson Dies at 65

In addition to his role on the NBC sitcom, Anderson also appeared on ‘Cheers,’ and starred as humorist Dave Barry on the 1990s show ‘Dave’s World.”

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Published on at 5:39 pm by boredop

John Stirling in Hospital After Heart Attack

He suffered a major heart attack April 12, has already had one operation and is in hospital awaiting a second procedure later this week.

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Published on at 4:09 pm by mikedup

Proactive Investors Makes Two Senior Hires Ahead of Vancouver Expansion, Steve Darling is one!

So, where is Steve Darling going, you ask? Details Inside…


Published on at 3:11 pm by Voice Over

JJ Salutes Drew Savage and Natalie Hunter

I have always been a talent coach at the end of the day and am always keeping my ears and eyes open for talent. Talent is lifeblood and in the broadcasting industry (or any industry) it is the major difference between competing businesses

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Published on at 12:22 pm by Voice Over

Anonymous Donor Leaves $10 Million to Seattle Radio Station KEXP

It is believed to be among the largest bequests to an individual station in public-radio history, save for a $200 million donation made to National Public Radio by Joan Kroc, the widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.


Published on at 12:08 pm by clockwatcher

Gary Begin of Sound Advantage Media talks with Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

One of the things I like about Gary is how is business is always working the social media space to promote the latest. At one time that was a book called Radio Programming and Branding: The Ultimate Podcasting and Radio Branding Guide. Gary is going to be adding to that book shortly, with 7 more parts added to it involving podcast

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Published on April 15, 2018 at 9:14 am by Voice Over

The All-New Terry Evans Show with Pete Potipcoe Debuts Monday Morning

Moving on up from Fort Mac to the Big Smoke of Edmonton and K-97 is about to happen for Pete Potipcoe

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Published on April 14, 2018 at 6:46 pm by Voice Over

Reknowned Coast-to-Coast Host Art Bell Dead at 72

Bell’s paranormal-themed overnight show, “Coast to Coast AM,” was syndicated on hundreds of stations by Premiere back in the 90’s. He left the show in 2002.


Published on at 8:31 am by mikedup

Wesla Wong moves from Global Kelowna to the Star

  Courtesy of Published: April 7, 2018 Wesla Wong has traded a microphone for a pair of skis. SilverStar Mountain Resort has announced Wong has joined the Star and will be building sales relationships in Kelowna, representing SilverStar at various Okanagan events and planning FAM tours. Wong was an on-air meteorologist on Global Television before switching […]


Published on April 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm by Voice Over

Tamara Taggart, Mike Killeen Thank Supporters

“Thank you, I’m in a puddle of tears and taking my time reading every single message. I’m overwhelmed by your kindness.” .. in the wake of their firing by CTV.


Published on at 10:16 am by mikedup

Christian radio station may be coming to Kamloops

A Maritimes-based group has a May 31 hearing with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission on its application for a licence to open a Christian radio station in Kelowna, with a rebroadcasting transmitter in Kamloops

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Published on April 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm by Voice Over

CTV Vancouver Turfs Anchors Mike Killeen, Tamara Taggart

CTV has fired anchors Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen as part of a shakeup in the Vancouver newsroom. The duo had served as the station’s lead anchors since 2011.


Published on April 9, 2018 at 7:05 pm by Turn Table3

Lindsey Buckingham “Fired” by Fleetwood Mac

Buckingham has been a key member of Fleetwood Mac, playing with the band from from 1975 to 1987, then, after a decade-long break, returning to the fold in 1997.

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Published on at 2:09 pm by clockwatcher

Chuck McCann, Comic Actor & Popular Kids TV Host, Dies at 83

The fun-loving star did lots of voiceover work, was a fine Oliver Hardy impersonator and guested several years at Seattle’s OTR Showcase.

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Published on April 8, 2018 at 8:20 pm by Ron Robinson

Grief Counsellors Dispatched to Humboldt Radio Station

Golden West Broadcasting is moving extra staff and grief counsellors to its CHBO radio station in Humboldt after two employees were killed in the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos Friday.

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Published on at 5:52 pm by boredop

Tiger Woods Causes Masters Ratings Renaissance

ESPN’s 2.2 ratings share for Thursday’s first round of the Masters was up 40 percent over 2017 but was also the network’s best showing since 2015.


Published on at 10:54 am by mikedup

Two Broadcasters Among the Dead in Saskatchewan Bus Crash

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.


Published on April 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm by boredop

Support The Humboldt Broncos GoFundMe Page

Canadians are coming together to support the Humboldt Broncos after the tragic crash.

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Published on at 11:54 am by Voice Over

Seattle’s KNUC ‘The Bull’ is Full

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.

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Published on at 10:18 am by Turn Table3

BCAB 2018: Regular Registration Deadline – TODAY

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)

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Published on April 6, 2018 at 7:03 pm by Voice Over

Lori Lewis joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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.

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Published on at 5:26 pm by Voice Over

Ex-CTV Reporter Paul Bliss sues Network & Woman who Accused him of Sexual Misconduct

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.

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Published on at 2:20 pm by clockwatcher

PSR Congratulates Ron Polillo of The Drive in Prince George after 25 years on the job

Yesterday marks the 25th Anniversary with CKPG and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Prince George!

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Published on at 1:09 pm by Voice Over

KUOW Bloodletting: 7 Turfed in Unionization Struggle

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.”

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Published on at 8:46 am by mikedup

Open Liner Jim Nielsen, BC’s First Minister of the Environment, Dead at 79

He spent many years as a talk radio host in the Lower Mainland before being elected MLA for Richmond in the 1970s.


Published on April 5, 2018 at 8:56 am by boredop

Z-95’s Ruby Carr Named Young Broadcaster of the Year

Since 2014 she has become a prominent member of the Ruby, Leslie and Scooter morning show on Z-95 (CKZZ-FM),

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Published on at 7:48 am by Turn Table3

Corus Radio hires first ever head of podcasting, Chris “Dunner” Duncombe

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


Published on April 4, 2018 at 3:21 pm by Voice Over

FUREY: ‘Roseanne’ revival is just what we all need right now

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

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Published on at 1:59 pm by Voice Over

CFCW Icon Bev Munro Dead at 89

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.

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Published on at 10:09 am by boredop

Seattle’s KNUC (Country) Rebrands as 98.9 The Bull

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.

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Published on April 3, 2018 at 5:46 pm by Turn Table3

PROSALESGUY – How To Handle The “I Need To Think About It” Objection

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 […]

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Published on at 3:41 pm by Dave Warawa

Catherine Tait Becomes 1st Woman to Head Up CBC/Radio-Canada

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.’

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Published on at 10:57 am by boredop

Molly Shen (KOMO 4): A Reporter’s Views on the Sinclair Promo

“I do believe that fake news is a problem. I don’t think there’s much question that false stories are a real issue.”

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Published on at 10:08 am by mikedup

Sinclair Broadcasting calls out its critics

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.

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Published on at 9:37 am by mikedup

Stephens Media Buys 14 Yakima, Tri-Cities (WA) Stations

“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…..”

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Published on at 8:08 am by clockwatcher

Fox News Stands Behind Laura Ingraham Despite Advertiser Fallout

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.


Published on April 2, 2018 at 9:39 pm by Turn Table3

Controlling bosses, a thing of the past? by Paul Kaye

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

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Published on at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

‘Roseanne’ Revival Sets Delayed Viewing Record

The show scored the biggest total viewer lift for any telecast on any network after three days of delayed viewing.


Published on at 9:00 am by clockwatcher

RIP Steven Bochco, Creative Force Behind ‘Hill Street Blues,”L.A. Law’ and ‘NYPD Blue’

He was 74. Suffering with leukemia, Bochco received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old in late 2014.

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Published on April 1, 2018 at 7:23 pm by boredop

Jordan Wilkerson is Newest KING5 Weather Person

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.

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Published on at 4:38 pm by Ron Robinson

JJ-365 Salutes Gerry Forbes

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

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Published on at 9:31 am by Voice Over

Former Global Winnipeg Reporter Finds New Way to Live Life on Camera

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

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Published on March 31, 2018 at 10:18 am by Voice Over

Soros-Funded Groups Fueling Advertiser Boycott of Laura Ingraham (Fox News Channel)

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.


Published on March 30, 2018 at 5:25 pm by mikedup

Bela Fleck & Jerry Douglas have today’s almost forgotten track

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…

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Published on March 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Lloyd Robertson, 84, Survives Toronto Car/Truck Crash

The highway was closed for several hours after two vehicles lost control and crashed into a cube van, which then rolled onto its side.


Published on at 12:21 pm by Turn Table3

CKNW Absorption by Global Results in Ever-Shrinking Newsroom

This is a predictable outcome of the Shaw family–controlled Corus Entertainment taking over Shaw’s TV brands, including Global, in 2016.


Published on at 9:36 am by mikedup

Broadcasting Celebrates a Golden Anniversary in Edson

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


Published on at 9:13 am by Voice Over

Don Imus Says Goodbye

“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).”

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Published on at 7:32 am by clockwatcher

Radioman Mark Burley joins Matt Cundill on this weeks ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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) 

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Published on March 28, 2018 at 9:07 pm by Voice Over

‘Roseanne’ Revival Delivers HUGE Ratings

ABC’s returning comedy averaged a whopping 18.1 million and an unbelievable 5.1 rating in the key demo.


Published on at 9:49 am by Turn Table3

Rent Not Paid for 8 Years, McBride’s Tofino Radio is Silent

A sister station in Ucluelet at 99.5 KHz, also licensed to McBride Communications, is unaffected, since it operates independently.

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Published on March 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm by boredop

Possibility of a change at City TV

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

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Published on at 9:06 pm by Brian Cook

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 28th

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.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Nathan Carr is returning home to Windsor

Nathan Carr who is currently the morning show host at Fresh Radio Cornwall is leaving to take a job at 89X in Windsor.

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Published on at 8:50 pm by Brian Cook

Layoffs at Corus

Today Corus laid off several staffers across the country. Some on air and some behind the scenes.


Published on at 8:40 pm by Brian Cook

Music & Broadcast Industry Awards – Nominations!!!

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 […]

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Published on at 5:16 pm by Greg Simpson

Ben Wagner Replacing Jerry Howarth on Blue Jays Radio Team

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.


Published on at 11:14 am by Ron Robinson

The Right Way to Run Radio Stations? 10 Smart Tips

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.


Published on March 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm by clockwatcher

Looking back at life on the air, by Gerry Forbes

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.

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Published on March 24, 2018 at 4:16 pm by Michael Easton

RIP WX/NW/CKOV Talk Host Barrie Clark: His Years on Kelowna City Council

City councillors at Kelowna City Hall have some favorite memories of the Kelowna-born ex-radio guy who served with them for nine years.

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Published on at 11:49 am by Ron Robinson

‘BC Business’ Magazine Gives Roundhouse Radio a Boost

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?


Published on at 9:55 am by clockwatcher

CBC Edmonton Does it Right on Portia Clark’s Last Day

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.

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Published on at 9:30 am by Ron Robinson

Radio Canada Journalist Ordered to Identify Leaker

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.


Published on at 8:06 am by mikedup

Seth Hughes Joins KNUC Seattle for Middays

Hughes co-hosted mornings at KMPS 94,1 until its flip to AC last December.

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Published on March 23, 2018 at 7:19 pm by Ron Robinson

‘Chicago Fire’ Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dies Suddenly at 49

Brown has appeared in 53 episodes of the NBC drama since it began in 2012.

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Published on at 6:36 pm by clockwatcher

Update: Where is Steve Darling going?

Steve Darling packs in the new morning show on 650


Published on at 8:52 am by Voice Over

CNN Head Blasts Fox News, Bannon Hammers CNN

“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?”


Published on at 8:39 am by mikedup

Odds-Heterosexual Man is today’s almost forgotten track

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…

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Published on March 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 23rd

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.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

CKNW News Department Moving to the Global TV Studios in Burnaby

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.


Published on at 5:55 pm by Turn Table3

Gary Crow Exits KZOK

Seattle radio legend Gary Crow’s contract Not to be renewed with KZOK


Published on at 3:56 pm by Voice Over

Don Imus to Appear on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

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.”

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Published on at 2:10 pm by boredop

Seattle Radio PPMs (Feb.) Analyzed by The Research Director Inc.

KISW posted a narrow lead over KQMV atop the 25-54 chart, otherwise Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) led in all demo breakouts.

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Published on March 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm by clockwatcher

Country KNUC Seattle Taps Michael Kraig Mason for Nights

Mason hosted afternoon drive at then-CLEAR CHANNEL Active Rock KFNK (FUNKY MONKEY 104.9)/SEATTLE for five years.

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Published on at 1:01 pm by Turn Table3

Seattle 6+ Radio PPMs (Feb): Movin’ 92.5 Returns to #1

KUOW drops to #2; KIRO-FM, KISW and KRWM round out the top 5.

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Published on at 11:20 am by clockwatcher

Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle Unveils New Lineup

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.

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Published on March 20, 2018 at 12:02 pm by Ron Robinson

Gregr, morning host at 107.7 The End joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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.

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Published on at 9:02 am by Voice Over

Take that judgement out of here! By Paul Kaye

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

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Published on March 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Former CKWX/CKNW Open Liner/Politician Barrie Clark Has Died

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.


Published on at 10:53 am by Ron Robinson

CKNW Adds Global News Morning Simulcast at 5 am

This in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. Global TV News Hour.


Published on March 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm by Turn Table3

PROSALESGUY – The Canada Job Grant Program For Sales Training

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

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Published on March 12, 2018 at 11:42 am by Dave Warawa

CFWE FM Calgary seeks Morning Man

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

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Published on March 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm by Voice Over

Kelowna’s NEW Beach Radio, has a morning show!

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!


Published on February 26, 2018 at 11:05 am by Voice Over

CBC Exclusive: Accused of Rape, Hedley Singer Says it was Consensual

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.


Published on February 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm by mikedup

Petition Launched to Reinstate Hedley on Canadian Radio

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.

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Published on February 23, 2018 at 9:20 pm by Turn Table3

Maple Creek Radio Station Looking for Working Partners/Investment

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.

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Published on at 12:17 pm by Voice Over

Seattle Radio PPM Analysis & Demo Leaders .. Jan. 2018

A great book for KISW 99.9 which replaces Movin’ 92.5 as the leader in all demo breakouts.

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Published on at 8:33 am by boredop

Barbara Alston, Singer with 60’s Girl Group ‘The Crystals’, Dead of the Flu at 74

The Crystals, along with The Ronettes, were among the definitive girl groups of the 1960s and helped construct Phil Spector‘s Wall of Sound.

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Published on at 7:19 am by boredop

Jean-Marie Heimrath joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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

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Published on February 22, 2018 at 11:41 am by Voice Over

KUOW 94.9 (NPR) Grows Atop Seattle 6+ PPM Radio Book

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.


Published on February 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm by boredop

Polygraph Anti-Polyanna’s Doug Williams interview with Drex on The Shift

Drex talks with Doug Williams the anti polygraph guy. Included in the interview is about the polygraph recently given to Patrick Brown.

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Published on February 20, 2018 at 8:29 pm by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – 8 Ways To Deal With Change In The Workplace

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.  

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Published on at 12:29 pm by Dave Warawa

50-year reunion for NAIT’s Radio and Television alumni by Marty Forbes

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

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Published on at 9:00 am by Voice Over

Fox News to Launch ‘Fox Nation’ Streaming Service

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.


Published on at 8:51 am by Turn Table3

Brad Phillips Upped to National Veep & FM Radio Boss for Corus Entertainment

Phillips has deep roots in broadcast management in both Vancouver and Victoria, and has been VP for Corus Radio West since April 2016.

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Published on February 18, 2018 at 11:10 am by mikedup

Jack Allen once worked at Seattle’s KVI

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.


Published on at 10:34 am by Voice Over

Kiah Tucker to PM Drive at KiSS 104.9

Former Jack FM morning host Kiah Tucker will take over the KiSS Radio 104.9 PM drive show on Monday February 26th. 


Published on February 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm by clockwatcher

Radio’s Best Friend, Art Vuolo on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt Cundill

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

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Published on February 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm by Voice Over

Jeffrey Tambor Officially Dropped from ‘Transparent’ in Wake of Harassment Claims

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.


Published on at 8:19 am by Ron Robinson

The Iconic K brand returns to Kamloops As The New K-97 Today!

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


Published on February 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm by Voice Over

Hedley Dropped from Over 100 Radio Stations & Junos Show Amid Misconduct Allegations

Edmonton-based Hot 107 is one of at least 40 radio stations which have temporarily stopped airing Hedley’s music.


Published on at 5:00 pm by boredop

Global News lays off 70 staff across country, 21 in Vancouver

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


Published on at 1:38 pm by Voice Over

After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…

After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…
Defining a successful career….Forbes style


Published on at 10:47 am by Voice Over

Shaw Cutting 25% of its Workforce

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.


Published on at 7:05 am by mikedup

The 10th annual Steve Young Broadcaster Award. Nominations now wecome

Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award. If you could please publicize the following we would appreciate it

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Published on February 14, 2018 at 9:17 pm by Voice Over

Glenn Beck Selling His Troubled ‘The Blaze’

The people who head Ben Shapiro’s conservative news site are in talks to buy Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire TheBlaze.

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Published on February 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm by Turn Table3

JJ Johnston Salutes Dave Reynolds

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?”

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Published on February 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm by Voice Over

Correction re CHEK Ownership: Employees Maintain Majority Ownership

A news story published here earlier today had the Sampson family now holding a majority of shares in CHEK, Not so, we’re told.


Published on February 8, 2018 at 6:27 pm by clockwatcher

Matt Cundill welcomes Sharon Taylor to the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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

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Published on February 7, 2018 at 11:03 am by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – Are You A Pushy Or Persistent Salesperson?

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?

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Published on February 6, 2018 at 11:56 am by Dave Warawa

Saskatchewan Broadcaster Manfred Joehnick Dies at 64

Long-time Saskatchewan journalist and MBC legislative correspondent Manfred Joehnck has passed away suddenly in the Battlefords

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Published on at 6:10 am by Voice Over

What’s Your Number 1 Priority? by Paul Kaye

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

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Published on February 5, 2018 at 9:27 pm by Voice Over

JJ Johnston Salutes Keith James

In the MOFFAT Communication days which we all loved, all the markets generally did extremely well, including Calgary

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Published on February 3, 2018 at 11:31 am by Voice Over

Former BC Premier/Talk Show Host Dave Barrett Dead at 87

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.


Published on February 2, 2018 at 8:06 pm by clockwatcher

Nominations Now Open for WAB 2018 Awards

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

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Published on January 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm by Voice Over

Radio Icon Rob Christie calls it a day…

Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is long time broadcaster Rob Christie has called it quits


Published on January 29, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Voice Over

BCAB 71st Conference Registration is Now Open

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

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Published on January 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm by Voice Over

Newcap’s New Look for Alberta…

We are very excited to announce a new look to the programming team in Alberta

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Published on January 22, 2018 at 6:15 pm by Voice Over

Corus Radio Launches New Late-Night National Talk Show “The Shift With Drex”

“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.”


Published on at 6:43 am by Voice Over

Maple Ridge to Rename Street ‘Jim Robson Way’

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.

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Published on January 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm by Ron Robinson

CNN’s ‘Woman Problem:’ Network Lags Behind in On-Air Talent

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.


Published on at 2:26 pm by boredop

JJ Johnston Salutes David Kaye!

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

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Published on January 20, 2018 at 9:35 pm by Voice Over

Enrique Cerna Retires After 23 Years at Seattle’s PBS Station

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.


Published on at 9:29 pm by mikedup

PSR Blindbox Job Ad Seeks Sales Career minded individual in Edmonton

The option of being anonymous when advertising with Puget Sound Radio’s Blindbox…

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Published on January 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm by Voice Over

Coast to Coast GONE from CKNW (Update)

As of Sunday night Dec. 17th the show was replaced with classic OTR radio programs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.


Published on December 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm by Turn Table3