SUNDAY 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, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Kelowna Newspaper Launches Digital Radio Station

Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group — publisher of The Okanagan Weekend, The Daily Courier in Kelowna, Penticton Herald, Courier Extra and Herald Extra papers — is preparing to launch OkanaganValleyRadio.com on Monday at 9 a.m.

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Published on at 5:16 pm by boredop

Community Radio Documentary a ‘Fascinating Tale’

It’s a lengthy film — almost two hours. It was late in the evening and I was feeling drowsy when I started watching. But it grabbed my attention immediately, and held it through to the end.

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Published on at 9:49 am by clockwatcher

SATURDAY 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 August 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Alice In Chains Set for Historic Performance Atop Seattle’s Space Needle

The band will be the first ever to perform on the Space Needle’s brand-new “Loupe,” the world’s first and only revolving glass floor located 500 feet in the air

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Published on at 11:56 am by Ron Robinson

Smartphones Overtake Television in Weekly Hours Viewed

Two-thirds of British Columbians (66%) say their smartphone plays a “very important” part in their lives, a significantly higher majority than what was revealed in our 2014 Smartphone Insights Report (57%).

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Published on at 9:16 am by Voice Over

FCC hits Radio Station Owners who carried Alex Jones with $15,000 Fine

A lawsuit filed this week accuses Liberty Radio of operating at 90.1 FM in Austin Tx without federal authority since at least 2013,

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Published on August 16, 2018 at 11:08 am by Ron Robinson

Tim James Heads Changes/Promotions at Vancouver’s News 1130

Tim James will join Alison Bailey as co-anchor of the midday run on News 1130 Vancouver, starting next month.

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Published on at 8:10 am by mikedup

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dies at 76

The legendary singer from Detroit earned 20 Grammys on the strength of such hits as the anthem “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” “Think” and “Spanish Harlem.”

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Colin James has today’s almost forgotten track

Surely this track is still receiving airplay, being by a Canadian and all, but, surely, there may be a whole generation that might not have been exposed to it as yet…

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Published on August 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 16th

IT WAS AUG. 16th …. when “Lights Out,” Arch Oboler’s “ultimate horror show,” was heard for the last time on NBC Radio. It returned to the air three years later on CBS…
When comedian Jack Paar replaced Walter Cronkite as host of CBS-TV’s “The Morning Show” .. at least for 14 months ….
When radio station CFSL Weyburn, Saskatchewan, signed on with 250 watts on 1340 KHz…
..and when the sitcom “The Debbie Reynolds Show” premiered on CBS-TV. It lasted just one season.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Scripps Gets Out of the Radio Business

“With our sale of these 19 stations (for $47 million), SCRIPPS has completed the sale of our entire radio station group.”

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Published on at 10:51 am by Ron Robinson

Winnipeg Broadcaster Loses Lawsuit over Cancellation

The judge ruled that Red River College did not violate Martin Boroditsky’s rights when they cancelled The Great Canadian Talk Show from the college’s Kick FM radio station in 2010.

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Published on at 10:30 am by Ron Robinson

Canada’s Sports Streaming Service DAZN Takes Another Baby Step

On Wednesday (today) DAZN will announce a three-year Canadian rights deal to broadcast the World Boxing Super Series, a high-level pro tournament that used to air on Super Channel.

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Published on at 10:14 am by boredop

Logan Anderson joins Matt in the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast this week…

Logan Anderson is the host of the Say the Damn Score Podcast. He loves being a sports broadcaster and found out that podcast was a great way to network and meet new people in his field. Guests have largely been the familiar voices that call games for places like Fresno State, South Dakota, Ball State, and Bradley

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Published on August 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm by Voice Over

Steve Darling, Former Global News Anchor, to run for Council in Port Coquitlam

Darling announced his intentions on Facebook. It is his second try at politics.

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Published on at 2:14 pm by Radio Man

Pattison Group Acquires Fabmar Communications – Chilliwack, Whitecourt & Melfort

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership (Pattison) and Fabmar Investments Ltd. (Fabmar) today jointly announced Pattison’s acquisition of Fabmar Communications Ltd. and it’s four radio station licences (and related assets) located in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, subject to CRTC approval

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Published on at 11:13 am by Voice Over

Jeff Fager Returns to Work at ’60 Minutes’

Fager, the executive producer of the venerable CBS newsmagazine, has returned to work as a corporate investigation into the culture of the parent company and its news division continues.

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Published on at 9:07 am by mikedup

Former CTV Vancouver Anchor Mike Killeen to Sub on CKNW Talk Shows

Killeen anchored the CTV News at Six with Tamara Taggart from 2011 until they were released in April.

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Published on August 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm by clockwatcher

Heartland is 1st CBC Hourlong Show to Reach 200 Episodes

It’s a warmhearted animal-centric show filmed at and near Calgary Alberta, and is aimed at a family audience.

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Published on at 10:46 am by Ron Robinson

Aretha Franklin, 76, Gravely Ill With Cancer, Surrounded by Friends & Family

Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman, who first reported the news on Sunday, said the Queen of Soul’s family is “asking for prayers and privacy.”

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Published on at 8:26 am by boredop

To My Unmet American, Radio Friends

Many of us from the Great White North are shocked and disappointed at the depth to which our friends in US radio are allowing the degradation of those (mostly) shared beliefs and values, and the speed at which this disassembly process of our industry is occurring.

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Published on at 7:30 am by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Boyd Kozak

Boyd retired, after 60 years on the radio just a few weeks back. Tony Mario Mariani and a number of folks suggested him as a 365’er and they were quite right in that this fellow is truly one of the good ones. He has owned the Winnipeg radio market for decades

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Published on August 12, 2018 at 11:29 am by Voice Over

Would You Share your ‘Radio Nightmares’ with the BBC?

There’s little funnier on live radio than when things go wrong, listeners absolutely love those moments, says BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Penk.

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David Espinosa Hall Out at Seattle’s KING TV

David Espinosa Hall is out at KING TV, less than two years after he was hired to much publicity as evening anchor.

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Published on August 11, 2018 at 2:33 pm by Turn Table3

Mark Zuckerberg Personally Made Decision to Ban Alex Jones

Citing sources from inside Facebook, The New York Times reported on the process that led to Jones’ suspension.

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Published on at 10:45 am by Voice Over

Seattle Implications in the Wake of Sinclair-Tribune Deal Collapse

The $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.

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Published on August 10, 2018 at 11:30 am by boredop

Longtime KGO radio host and scientist Bill Wattenburg dead at 82

Bill Wattenburg, a former nuclear weapons designer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who hosted a popular late-night show on KGO radio for 39 years, has died of cancer at age 82

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Published on August 9, 2018 at 9:26 am by Voice Over

Did Bell Lobby Ryerson U to Support FairPlay Website-blocking Coalition?

More documents unearthed by Prof. Michael Geist point towards Bell lobbying Canadian post-secondary institutions.

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Published on at 8:35 am by mikedup

Tribune Kills its Proposed Merger with Sinclair, Sues for Breach of Contract

America’s largest owner of local TV stations may try to make a deal with a different company.

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Published on at 7:29 am by boredop

Research Director Inc.’s Analysis & Demo Breakouts of Seattle Radio PPM’s (July)

Movin 92.5 may look good 6+, but KISW cleaned up in all the important demo categories. And KJR The Jet made great strides.

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Published on August 8, 2018 at 10:12 pm by clockwatcher

KUOW Seattle Increasing Local News Coverage

“We are investing in our local content and programming teams to continue to earn the trust of our loyal audience.”

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Published on at 10:49 am by Radio Man

Jonny Staub joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Jonny Staub got his big break when James Stewart offered him a job at Calgary top rated Power 107 shortly after we all calmed down from the Y2K problem. Jonny had some an incredible start to his career with big ratings at an early age at big radio stations in big markets

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Published on August 7, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Movin’ 92.5 Extends its Lead Atop Seattle Radio PPM’s (July)

KJR-FM The Jet has a great 6+ book in second place, while KISW and KUOW continue to be tied for third.

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Published on at 4:21 pm by boredop

CBS Delays Charlie Rose Findings, Folds Probe into Moonves Investigation

The report from law firm Proskauer Rose had been expected to be released in August.

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Published on at 4:11 pm by mikedup

WARNING! You are extremely contagious, by Paul Kaye

How you chose to approach the day has a significant impact not only on your own performance but also on the performance of others. Each morning you have a choice to make – to be positive or negative – to see the glass half full or half empty

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Published on August 6, 2018 at 11:30 pm by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Jacquie Donaldson

When in Vancouver on my second watch there, the job was as GM of the CORUS Radio Network and the four radio stations. On the FM it was ROCK 101 and the FOX, and on the AM it was CKNW and AM 730

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Published on at 8:26 am by Voice Over

Charlotte Rae of TV’s ‘The Facts of Life’ Dead at 92

The bubbly comic actress, who endeared herself to a generation of TV fans as the affable Mrs. Garrett on the long-running NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles.

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Published on at 8:09 am by mikedup

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 6th

IT WAS AUG. 6th … when one of radio’s first serials, Real Folks debuted on NBC radio…
When singer Dinah Shore started her own Sunday evening show on the NBC Blue radio network. Later Dinah would also have a successful TV career spanning more than three decades…
When Chubby Checker appeared on Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beechnut Show (ABC TV) and introduced ‘The Twist’…
When Jon Stewart closed out his 16 years as host of ‘The Daily Show’ …
When MOJO RADIO debuted in Vancouver on AM730 with “talk radio for guys” (which would prove to be a mistake)…
..and after establishing himself on Mexican border powerhouses, Wolfman Jack (pictured) debuted on WNBC Radio New York.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on August 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

’60 Minutes’ Boss Jeff Fager Extends Vacation Amidst Misbehaviour Allegations

A recent New Yorker expose included claims of misconduct by Fager and that he ignored and enabled bad behavior by two high-ranking male producers.

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Published on at 10:16 am by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Gord Eno

Orignally he wanted to be a TV cameraman so he applied to the TV and Radio program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary and they said ”sorry, try again next year.“ 

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Published on August 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 5th

IT WAS AUGUST 5th .. when KDKA Pittsburgh aired the first-ever baseball play by play, with pioneering announcer Harold Arlin at the mike …
When the daily radio drama “Backstage Wife” first aired on a network (Mutual), after proving popular for a few months on Chicago’s WGN. It moved to NBC a year later, and to CBS two decades later!…
When after becoming a huge TV hit in Philadelphia, Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” made its debut on ABC…
.. and when Prince George (BC) got its second private radio station as CJCI 620 signed on the air. “C.I.” stood for Central Interior…
ALL the milestones for Aug. 5th INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Cape Breton Radio Announcer Celebrates 50 Years Behind the Mic

“I came up here not expecting to stay, and fell in love with the people, the area, everything about Cape Breton Island.”

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Published on at 12:43 pm by Turn Table3

JJ-365 Salutes Gerry O’Day!

Radio began to interest Gerry in high school. He used to listen most nights to Vancouver’s Top 40 powerhouses CKLG 73 and 14 CFUN, as well as LG-FM and Jack Cullen on CKNW

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Published on at 12:31 pm by Voice Over

San Fran. Radio Waves w/Ben Fong Torres

Both KGO and KSFO, now owned by Cumulus Media, are doing only so-so these days, but the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will recognize several of their most prominent personalities, from when they were the toast of the Bay Area.

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Published on at 11:53 am by Ron Robinson

Acosta’s Integrity Scorched by Fed-Up Former MSNBC Host

Breaking what is generally regarded as a cardinal rule of journalism — if perhaps unwritten — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has made himself the center of the story on multiple occasions this week instead of simply reporting the story in an objective manner

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Published on at 9:10 am by Radio Man

Report: Les Moonves Defiant, Determined to Hang On at CBS

“Moonves is defiant, rejects the Ronan Farrow story as lies, and is determined to hang on. And he has many supporters inside CBS.”

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Published on at 7:23 am by boredop

JJ Richards Celebration of Life Set for White Rock

It will be held next Thursday, August 9th from 2 – 5 p.m. at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Road in White Rock, BC.

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Published on August 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm by clockwatcher

What The CHUCK? Corus Radio Introduces Uniquely-Edmonton Station 92.5 The CHUCK

Buff up the Talus balls and grab a green onion cake. Corus Radio is bringing a new feel to the Edmonton airwaves today with the launch of 92.5 The ‘Chuck. Rebranded from Fresh Radio, The ‘Chuck is giving listeners more music variety full of hits and surprises, interspersed with irreverent slices of this city that we love.

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Published on at 9:45 am by Voice Over

The unflappable Alex Docking: Prairie broadcaster celebrates 50 years in the biz

“There isn’t a situation he hasn’t faced. There isn’t the pressure of a story that he hasn’t faced in order to guide you and help you.”

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Published on at 9:30 am by Voice Over

Roxy Music have today’s almost forgotten track

This came up in random play today and I just had to post it…the longest lasting of the followers here will remember that I posted this once before but it’s been a few years and I love the song so much…

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Published on August 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

News 1130 Moves John Ackerman to Morning Drive

He succeeds longtime anchor Reaon Ford, who was part of a handful of layoffs in the newsroom in June.

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Published on at 10:23 am by Radio Man

Tony Tighe Leaving Global Calgary after 40-Year Career

“Tony Tighe’s stellar reporting and support for community organizations have changed our city for the better,” Global Calgary news director and station manager Chris Bassett said.

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Published on at 10:05 am by mikedup

Original Sportsnetter Daren Millard is Leaving

As a broadcaster with Sportsnet since its launch in 1998, there’s not many people more closely associated with the network than Daren Millard.

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Published on at 9:24 am by clockwatcher

Coast-to-Coast’s Art Bell Died of Prescription Overdose

An autopsy found the 72-year-old Bell’s death April 13 at home in rural Pahrump was from “multiple drug intoxication from his own lawfully prescribed prescriptions.”

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Published on at 7:57 am by boredop

Ryan Wrecker joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Ryan Wrecker hosts Overnight America on 1120AM KMOX in St. Louis. It has been the radio home of the St. Louis Cardinals since the mid 50’s when Jack Buck became synonymous with both the team, and radio station across North America. Remember, the signal would carry for miles from Canada to Mexico, extolling the exemplary play of Bob Gibson, Ozzie Smith, Dizzy Dean an Stan Musial. I wanted to ask Ryan questions about what it is like to work after 10pm in a radio station. Is the coffee still awful at that hour?

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Published on August 1, 2018 at 1:02 pm by Voice Over

Mainstream Media Has Ignored Over 538 Violent Attacks on Trump Supporters

On Sunday New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger complained to President Trump about “potential” violence against reporters. The New York Times has ignored the hundreds of violent attacks against Trump supporters.

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Published on at 9:29 am by Voice Over

Fox News Marks 25 Consecutive Months as Most-Watched Cable Network

Fox News Channel continues to “be best” when it comes to drawing viewers across the 24-hour day.

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Published on at 9:04 am by mikedup

Texas Station Flips Format, Fires On-Air Staff, Midway through Remote

The announce talent were notified of their termination and the format change while on the air at the Sally Ann remote via text message.

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Published on July 31, 2018 at 6:08 pm by Turn Table3

Evan Cooke Leaving Kelowna’s AM 1150 for Alberta’s Blackgold Broadcasting

Along with anchoring morning newscasts on 88.1 he will also be the new play-by-play announcer for broadcasts of the Spruce Grove Saints hockey team.

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Published on at 4:35 pm by Radio Man

Les Moonves Accused of Destroying Evidence in Shari Redstone Legal Fight

Embattled CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves has been accused of destroying evidence relevant to his legal battle with the company’s controlling shareholder, the Shari Redstone-led National Amusements.

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Published on at 1:28 pm by Ron Robinson

Shakeup in Vernon (BC) Morning Radio

Brian Martin will be moving crosstown to join Beach Radio from his current spot at Sun FM.

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Published on at 10:37 am by clockwatcher

Jeff ‘The Fish’ Aaron Reflects on Two Decades in Seattle Sports Radio

Aaron plans to move to the Phoenix area where he’ll pursue his broadcast career and continue to expand his pub trivia company, Fame Trivia USA, to Arizona restaurants and bars.

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Published on at 10:19 am by mikedup

Assiniboia gets its first-ever local radio station

Assiniboia is soon to have its very own radio station

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Published on at 10:13 am by Voice Over

CBS Leaves Moonves in Charge For Now

CBS board of directors is selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation of allegations of personal misconduct against their CEO.

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Published on July 30, 2018 at 9:44 pm by boredop

David Bowie has today’s almost forgotten track

It’s uncommon to feature an artist as iconic as Bowie in a series of almost forgotten tracks, but today I’m thinking of his covers album, Pinups…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. July 31st

IT WAS JULY 31st … when the announcer introduced for the first time ‘Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy!’ on CBS radio…
When TV news anchor Chet Huntley (pictured) retired from NBC, ending “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” after 14 years…
When Leeza Gibbons made her first appearance on TV’s Entertainment Tonight, where she remained for 11 years…
..and when CBC Newsworld made its debut on Canadian cable. Today it is labelled CBC News Network.
ALL the milestones for July 31st INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

True or False: Radio Stations Mostly Play Songs Music Companies Pay Them to Play

Last week NuVoodoo Media revealed one of the new findings in our latest Ratings Prospects Study. Almost half the respondents in our latest sample of 3,049 persons 14-54 from all PPM markets across the country agree with the statement: “Radio stations don’t play a big variety of songs so they can save money on licensing fees.” It’s not true, of course, but the belief is widespread – especially among younger listeners.

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Published on at 8:22 am by Turn Table3

CURIOUS ABOUT… “Best Of” Shows, by Paul Kaye

I often find myself curious about why we do things in Radio. I often worry that we’re just doing things without stopping to evaluate the strategic value gained from our actions

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Published on at 8:18 am by Voice Over

CBS Board to Meet Monday with Les Moonves’ Future Role at Issue

The board will also discuss whether to appoint someone as a temporary leader while Moonves is under investigation.

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Published on July 29, 2018 at 6:18 pm by boredop

Dave Rutherford, Jay Hill make up The Dave and Jay Show…

Former talk show broadcaster Dave Rutherford and long-time Member of Parliament, Jay Hill,  Dave and Jay will be provocative, compelling, and contrary – and want to get you engaged in the issues that matter to Canadians

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Published on at 2:17 pm by Voice Over

Where is the Leadership in Radio?

What’s exciting is that this convention is filled with invigorated people, and sponsors clamoring to spend money. This is a conference filled with happy, upbeat people, and podcast listening has been soaring.

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Published on at 10:58 am by Ron Robinson

JJ-365 Salutes Red Robinson

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on the legendary Dr. Red Robinson, who is still rocking after all these years. Photo: Red with Pat O’Day

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Published on July 28, 2018 at 2:17 pm by Voice Over

KIRO-TV For Sale: A Closer Look

Cox Media Group said it may sell 14 stations in U.S. cities including Seattle, Boston, Orlando, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Together, they reach more than 31 million viewers.

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Published on at 11:28 am by mikedup

Faisal Hussain: What the mainstream media won’t tell you, by Candice Malcolm

A cold-hearted thug walked through a Toronto neighbourhood and opened fire at innocent civilians enjoying a warm summer evening. He murdered a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old young woman. He deserves our scorn, not our sympathy.

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Published on at 9:00 am by Voice Over

Head of CBS Moonves Accused By 6 Women of Misconduct in New Yorker Expose

On-the-record accusers in the story include actress Illeana Douglas, writer Janet Jones, producer Christine Peters and writer Dinah Kirgo.

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Published on July 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm by boredop

New Jersey DJs Off Air for Turban Jibe at Prosecutor

WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco repeatedly used the term ‘turban man’ to describe New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

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Published on at 4:04 pm by mikedup

CHEK NEWS Seeks Managing Editor

Just imaging living in Victoria, British Columbia and working in television

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Published on at 12:22 pm by Voice Over

Sirius XM’s Sarah Burke joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast this week…

Sarah Burke has been the new girl at Sirius XM for about 18 months. After a decade at London, Ontario’s heritage rock brand FM96, Sarah moved back to Toronto to work at Sirius XM’s the Verge and later take on weekend duties at Indie 88. If you pay attention closely to this interview, you’ll note […]

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Published on at 12:09 pm by Voice Over

Media spin on Danforth shooting is troubling, by Candice Malcolm

The world learned on Wednesday morning that the Islamic State took responsibility for the Danforth shooting that left two dead and 13 injured.

Canadians could be forgiven, however, for not knowing that the deranged Islamist death cult claimed to have had a hand in the Toronto massacre. Most Canadian media outlets decided to ignore the news altogether

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Published on at 10:46 am by Voice Over

CBS Stock Dives Ahead of Leslie Moonves Expose by Ronan Farrow

Within minutes of the first news reports alleging bad behavior on the part of Moonves, the stock took a nosedive on surging volume.

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Published on at 9:54 am by boredop

CFWE expands to Grande Prairie

We went on the air late last week and are testing at 105.7 – 100,000 watts erp

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Published on at 8:58 am by Voice Over

PSR Congratulates former Bear morning cohost Steve Huber on being granted a new radio license in Saskatchewan

The CRTC approved Saskatchewan’s newest FM radio station. The CRTC approved 98.1 CHOG-FM for the community of Assiniboia and region.

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Published on at 8:51 am by Voice Over

Flashback to Tom Middleton, Valdy and Skylark

local Victoria recording artist Tom Middleton mad his mark in Canadian music…

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Published on July 26, 2018 at 9:11 pm by Voice Over

Ronnie Hawkins has today’s almost forgotten track

Ronnie Hawkins is a legend in Canada…as a musician and singer, sure, but as a man who can find, train, and work with future stars more than anything else..

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. July 27th

IT WAS JULY 27th .. when Moose Jaw radio station CJRM signed on with 500 watts at 665 KHz. It was later moved to Regina and became CKRM ….
When Okanagan Broadcasters Ltd. was incorporated, as Kelowna’s first radio station (CKOV) was moving from experimental to commercial status….
When Steve Allen (pictured) began a local late-night TV talk show in New York City that the following year went national on NBC-TV as ‘The Tonight Show’ ….
When a summer replacement series “Dean Martin Presents The Bobby Darin Amusement Company” debuted on NBC-TV…
.. and when NBC-TV removed the daily Dinah’s Place from its programming roster. The move brought Dinah Shore’s 23-year association with the Peacock Network to a close.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Facebook Loses $120 Billion in Value in Single Day as Stock Collapses

The drop in the price of the stock cost Facebook founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg more than $15 billion.

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Published on at 1:52 pm by clockwatcher

CBC HYPOCRISY by Spencer Fernando

The state broadcaster continues pushing the propaganda narrative of the Trudeau government, and truth is left far behind

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Published on at 1:25 pm by Voice Over

Rogers Media Enhances Wireless Service & Buys a Station in Medicine Hat

Rogers is investing in Alberta businesses and communities with ongoing network improvements and the purchase ofCJCY-FM Popular Classic Hits.

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Published on at 9:02 am by mikedup

Fox News Joins Outcry After CNN Reporter Excluded from White House Event

The ban on White House reporter Kaitlan Collins sparked outcry from traditional rival Fox News and the White House Correspondents Association, which called the decision “wrong-headed, and weak”.

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Published on July 25, 2018 at 10:01 pm by Radio Man

Joe Jackson has today’s almost forgotten track

Joe Jackson is one of those who is a prime candidate for this series, in my estimation…in the 80s he was somewhat ubiquitous, with every track receiving airplay and adulation, and though the latter of those two words still applies, I doubt that, given a couple of exceptions, he gets heard that much anymore…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. July 26th

IT WAS JULY 26th .. when the Abe Burrows Show premiered on CBS radio, as the comedy writer got his own 15 minute program…
When UBC radio station CiTR was approved for operation on 650 KHz via AM carrier current, to cover the Point Grey campus only….
When the ABC-TV daytime soap General Hospital taped its 7,000th episode…
..and when legendary radio personality Don Percy (pictured) did his last morning show on Vancouver’s oldies station CISL AM 650, before returning to Winnipeg.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Chris Hardwick Will Return to ‘Talking Dead’

After an internal investigation into allegations by actress and ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra of sexual assault and emotional abuse, Hardwick will return as host of Talking Dead when the post-show series returns Aug. 12.

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Published on at 4:14 pm by Ron Robinson

Hockey Playbyplay Guy Exits after New Owner Offers 80% Pay Cut

Chuck Kaiton Leaves After 39 Years As Voice of Carolina Hurricanes Club Opts for TV Sound Simulcast on Radio July 25, 2018 at 8:02 AM (PT) courtesy AllAccess.com .  Kaiton Longtime CAROLINA HURRICANES radio play-by-play voice CHUCK KAITON is exiting after 39 years after he and the NHL team could not reach agreement on a […]

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Published on at 12:10 pm by boredop

Veteran Nanaimo Clippers broadcaster wins prestigious play-by-play award

For nearly 11 seasons, broadcaster Dan Marshall has painted a gripping and exciting picture of what’s happening on the ice with the Nanaimo Clippers. He’ll now call games with a prestigious new medal sitting in his trophy case.

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Published on at 10:49 am by Voice Over

Three ‘Prairie Home Companion’ Employees Fired Including Keillor’s Son

MPR severed ties with Garrison Keillor over “allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him.” Two months later, MPR CEO Jon McTaggart said the company had received further allegations of dozens of other sexually inappropriate incidents involving Keillor.

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Published on at 9:44 am by clockwatcher

KIRO-TV & Other Cox Media TV Stations For Sale

Cox Enterprises says it is exploring a sale of its 14 television stations or a merger of them into a larger group. The company says it has decided its TV group “will need to be part of a larger entity to thrive in the future.”

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Published on July 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm by mikedup

Canadian Media Narrative differs from America’s CBS over Toronto Shooting!!!

Why are the Canadian Media Covering up the Facts of the Toronto Terrorist Attack, because that is exactly what it was…. we’re being fed lies…. Wake up Canada!

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Published on at 3:17 pm by Voice Over

non-profit community radio station in Prince Edward County, Ontario seeks new GM!

99.3 County FM, a non-profit community radio station serving Prince Edward County Ontario, seeks a General Manager.

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Published on at 2:59 pm by Voice Over

Demi Lovato Hospitalized After Possible Heroin Overdose

In a YouTube documentary about the singer that debuted last fall called Simply Complicated, she opened up about her past drug use, which began when she was 17

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Published on at 1:51 pm by Radio Man

KRKO in Everett, WAS truly a great small market radio station!

KRKO is the oldest radio station in the State of Washington and has a proud history

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Published on at 11:50 am by Voice Over

NY Daily News Axes Half its Newsroom Staff

Daily News staff members were notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company’s human resources department. The note also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on breaking news, particularly stories about crime, civil justice and public responsibility.

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Published on July 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm by mikedup

Hedley Frontman Jacob Hoggard Charged with Sexual Assault

Hoggard, a 34-year old Vancouver resident, is facing a charge of sexual interference as well as two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm. Two women are the complainants.

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Published on at 3:14 pm by Ron Robinson

Fired radio host Dave Wheeler returns .. via Podcast from his Basement

Dave Wheeler was back behind a microphone Monday morning, less than a week after he was axed from Winnipeg airwaves for making controversial comments about transgender people.

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Published on at 2:16 pm by clockwatcher

John Ashbridge Memorial Fund Established

“John was very generous with his time and talents and put his legendary voice behind many of our projects,” says Royal Columbian Foundation President and CEO Jeff Norris. “More importantly, John fully put his heart into his work in support of Royal Columbian.”

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Published on at 10:32 am by clockwatcher

One of America’s All Time Great & Most Fun Radio Stations – KYYX-FM in Seattle

KYYX-FM was my friend, Pat O’Day’s brain child in the early 1980’s. “New Wave” music, top air personalities, massively big client promotions, an unlimited hydroplane, limousines and much more

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Published on at 10:21 am by Voice Over

Owner of company (Jimmy Pattison) involved in fatal duck boat sinking says they ‘shouldn’t have been out on the water’

“This business has been operating for 47 years and we’ve never had an incident like this or anything close to it,” Ripley Entertainment President Jim Pattison Jr. told CBS This Morning on Friday.

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Published on July 22, 2018 at 9:31 pm by Voice Over

Veteran Toronto broadcaster John Donabie Retires After 53 Years

Donabie was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Published on at 5:06 pm by boredop

Instagram post says Dave Wheeler to return with new podcast

It appears Dave Wheeler will soon be back behind a microphone, barely a week after being banished from the airwaves in Winnipeg

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Published on at 11:20 am by Voice Over

Elmarie Wendel, ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ Star, dies at 89

Mendel’s 3rd Rock co-star Jim Beaver paid tribute to the actress on Twitter, recalling Wendel’s “raucous” personality and “terribly sweet” demeanor.

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Published on at 9:47 am by mikedup

How to Succeed in Radio for 45 Years, from Seattle’s Marc Kaye

“As soon as you meet Marc Kaye, two things strike you…he’s all in for radio, and he’s great at what he does.  The passion, the enthusiasm and the experience all shine through. You can’t ask for much more than that.”

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Published on July 21, 2018 at 9:51 pm by Radio Man

Report on John Ashbridge’s Celebration of Life

An estimated 200 broadcasters, Canucks and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation representatives, family and friends were in attendance.

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Published on at 3:31 pm by clockwatcher

‘Fox News has Parted Ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle’

A source tells DailyMail.coim that Guilfoyle will not be appearing in The Five and given the chance to say goodbye after 12 years with the network.

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Published on July 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm by boredop

Will Sportsnet 650 Corner Any More Local Team Broadcasts?

Rival TSN 1040 will tell you that strong daily programming is the key and they have the more recognizable personalities in those slots, with the likes of Don Taylor and David Pratt

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Published on at 4:53 pm by mikedup

Paramount TV President Amy Powell Fired Over Allegedly Racist Comments

Sources say the inciting incident occurred during a studio notes call for Paramount Network’s First Wives Club reboot, which is being penned by Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver and will feature a predominantly black cast.

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Published on at 12:28 pm by Turn Table3

NY Times, NBC & 60 Mins. Execs Hired These Media Assassins to Fight Sex Harassment Stories

As well as 60 Minutes exec. producer Jeff Fager, Clare Locke also did work for former Today show host Matt Lauer and current New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush, three sources say. The latter two were accused in news publications of sexually harassing women.

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Published on at 10:42 am by Turn Table3

JUDGE JEANINE: Whoopi Goldberg Started Cursing at Me! She Said F-You! F-You! Get the F-ck Out of This Building! (VIDEO)

The idiots on The View picked the wrong one to abuse and berate

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Published on July 19, 2018 at 10:21 pm by Voice Over

Waylon Jennings has today’s almost forgotten track

I got to thinking recently, while watching a Bob Wills video…on the list of choices to the right of the page was Waylon doing Bob Wills is Still the King, and I went looking for some early Waylon, and found this from an early pompadoured appearance on the Johnny Cash show…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. July 20th

IT WAS JULY 20th … when NBC radio debuted ‘G-Men’ as a Saturday night feature. For most of its 20-year run the title was ‘Gangbusters’…
When “The Arthur Murray Party” premiered on ABC TV, featuring the man behind a nationwide chain of dance schools and his wife Kathryn. As it continued its 10-year run on the tube it would move to DuMont, CBS, & NBC…
When UBC’s student-operated radio station CiTR-FM broadcast in stereo for the first time….
..and when Vancouver-born actor James Doohan (pictured), best known for playing Scotty on Star Trek, died at his home in suburban Seattle at age 85.
ALL the milestones for July 20th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

WFAN New York Sportstalker Joe Benigno Accused of Sexual Harassment

The woman claims, “WFAN was run like a frat house, with drinking by employees starting as early as 10 a.m. and executives condoning buying prostitutes for ad clients.”

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Published on at 4:43 pm by Radio Man

Okla. City TV Anchor for 23 Years Lance West Out in Sexting Scandal

West offered up a resignation after screenshots of him sexting with a woman, while on set, surfaced online.

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Published on at 4:04 pm by clockwatcher

CNN Boss Jeff Zucker On Leave for Heart Surgery

CNN president Jeff Zucker informed network staffers on Thursday morning that he’s taking leave for six weeks to undergo heart surgery to address a heart condition he has had for 10 years.

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Published on at 12:25 pm by mikedup

Chris McCloy leaving Calgary’s X92.9

Chris McCloy is leaving his production director gig at X92.9 (CFEX-FM) Calgary after 12 years to move into the voiceover industry full-time.

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Published on at 8:01 am by Radio Man

Episode 107: Inside Dave Beasing with Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Dave Beasing is the known for many things including a ten year run as program director at 100.3 the Sound in Los Angeles, (R.I.P.) as a broadcast consultant at Jacobs Media, and most recently as a part of the team that created the highly successful Inside Trader Joe’s podcast. His company Sound That Brands has […]

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Published on July 18, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

Brent Musburger, 79, Becomes Radio Voice of NFL Raiders

The sports broadcasting legend will become the new radio play-by-play voice of the Raiders, starting this season. He’ll have a three-year deal, with the final year coming in the Raiders’ first season in Las Vegas.

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Published on at 2:46 pm by Turn Table3

Sinclair Reverses Course on Tribune Deal, Hoping to Win FCC OK

Sinclair, the top U.S. TV broadcast group, said it will drop plans to divest stations in Dallas, Chicago and Houston to “expedite” the transaction after the FCC suggested that under its plan the company would still control the stations.

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Published on at 9:29 am by Ron Robinson

“Rambling and Reflection After A Week On The Road” by Paul Kaye

As the car rolls to a halt in Vancouver I find myself reflecting. We have just watched the odometer click over to 4437KM after our drive from Toronto back to the West Coast and I’m pretty exhausted. However, in this moment of stillness I find myself ruminating on the many thoughts and observations about the radio I heard as I drove

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Published on at 9:28 am by Voice Over

Hubbard Radio/Seattle Market Mgr. Marc Kaye Announces Retirement

In 1997, KAYE began managing Sandusky’s five-station cluster in SEATTLE, which were then sold to HUBBARD. He is stepping down for personal reasons after 45 years in the broadcast business.

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Published on July 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm by mikedup

UPDATED: Winnipeg Broadcaster FIRED Over his Transgender Comments

Dave Wheeler of 92 CITI-FM was fired from his morning show, a day after making comments about transgender people that Rogers Media said were contrary to its “standards and core values.”

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Published on at 8:36 am by clockwatcher

A Fly In Sinclair’s Ointment by Jason Remington

If Sinclair management wants to fashion their stations after FOX News, and hire talking heads that support Trump and the Conservative agenda, that is their prerogative

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Published on July 16, 2018 at 9:53 pm by Voice Over

CBC Power & Politics Slammed For Bias

Michelle Rempel voices the frustrations of many Canadians tired of being forced to pay for leftist propaganda

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Published on at 7:57 pm by Voice Over

Netflix Stock Plummets on Weak Subscriber Growth

The streaming giant added 5.15 million subscribers during the period, fewer than the 6.2 million it had forecast in April.

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Published on at 3:06 pm by boredop

JJ-365 Salutes Don Kay

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Don Kay

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Published on July 15, 2018 at 12:51 pm by Voice Over

Nancy Sinatra Sr., First Wife of Crooner Frank, Dead at 101

The New Jersey natives were married from 1939-51 and had three kids. Ten days after their divorce, he married Hollywood glamour girl Ava Gardner.

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Published on July 14, 2018 at 9:54 am by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. July 14th

IT WAS JULY 14th … when satirist Stan Freberg (pictured) debuted a weekly sketch comedy series on CBS Radio; it ran for 15 unsponsored weeks….
When one of the shock jock’s early forays into TV, “The Howard Stern Summer Show” premiered on WWOR-TV in New York City…
When TV trash-talk show host Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio…
..and when two distinguished network news anchors, CBS’s Douglas Edwards and NBC’s John Chancellor, were born.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on July 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Roger Perry, Actor on ‘Star Trek,”The Munsters’ and ‘The Facts of Life,’ Dies at 85

The veteran character actor who guest-starred on a memorable episode of the original Star Trek and portrayed headmaster Charles Parker on The Facts of Life, died after a battle with prostate cancer,

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Published on at 3:37 pm by Ron Robinson

AM/FM Radio Holds Strong for American Listeners

While local TV news still barely beats the internet as the top source of news for Americans, viewership and revenue continued to slide in 2017, But Americans are still strongly drawn to audio content.

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Published on at 10:47 am by Radio Man

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie will Feature Original Cast

Focus Features and Carnival Films are pacting to bring Downton Abbey and the lives of the Crawley family and its servants to the big screen. The film will be shot later this summer.

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Published on at 7:45 am by clockwatcher

The Maytals have today’s almost forgotten track

Random play recently brought Toots and the Maytals my way, and I always smile when I hear Mr. Hibbert and company…

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Published on July 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

City TV Vancouver Announces Anchor Team for Return of Newscasts Sept. 3

Beginning Monday, Sept. 3, CityNews Vancouver will give the city a fresh source of local news, at 6 pm and 11 pm nightly.

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Published on at 3:55 pm by mikedup

Coast to Coast GONE from CKNW (Update) New Comments Added

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

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Published on at 12:55 pm by Turn Table3

Research Director Inc. Analyzes Seattle Radio June PPM’s

KISW took a severe hit in the 6+ book, but remains a leading factor (together with Movin’ 92.5) in most of the demo breakouts.

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Published on at 12:51 pm by boredop

Melz on the MIC joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Melz on the MIC is the Assistant Program Director and midday host (12p-3p) at 103.1 Kiss FM in Killeen, Texas. Melz posted a picture of a newspaper article with the headline, “Local Man Gives Up Career to Pursue Job as a Radio DJ”. After doing some listening, it was apparent that Melz had a lot more going on than just a local radio show

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Published on at 9:46 am by Voice Over

Movin’ 92.5 Back On Top in Seattle Radio June PPM’s

KISW tumbles from #1 in the 6+ book to #5, while Movin’ 92.5 reclaims top spot.

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Published on July 11, 2018 at 3:04 pm by boredop

BBC’s Top 10 Radio/TV Talent Pay Includes No Women

Despite the corporation coming under fire last year for its gender pay gap, the top 10 highest-paid stars are still all white men.

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Published on at 12:56 pm by mikedup

Chuck McCoy tells us Boyd Kozak is hanging up his mic!

Following a career that spanned 60 years on the air, I’m told that Winnipeg radio legend Boyd Kozak has decided to retire

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Published on July 10, 2018 at 4:59 pm by Voice Over

Canadian Press belatedly reports Times-Colonist Press Shutdown

18 workers will be laid off at the end of September, but Unifor said it is negotiating with Glacier to improve severance packages and to secure jobs for its members in other areas at the newspaper.

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Published on at 1:17 pm by clockwatcher

HBO Ain’t Broke, Why Does New Owner AT&T Want to Fix it

Network has to balance new boss John Stankey’s desire for scale without hurting its well-established prestige brand.

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Published on at 10:41 am by boredop

PROSALESGUY – The 3 Steps to Developing Salespeople

When providing sales training to our clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, we’re constantly asked for our opinion on the development of Salespeople.  Sales Managers know the benefits of having a highly skilled team in great sales performance and minimizing client and employee attrition.

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Published on July 9, 2018 at 1:06 pm by Dave Warawa

KRKO AM 1380 Everett Switches From Sports Talk to Oldies Music

For nearly the last twenty years, the station has branded as ESPN or Fox Sports. Now, KRKO is circling back to representing their own brand.

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Published on at 11:00 am by mikedup

Elvis Costello has Cancer; Diana Krall’s Husband Cancels Tour Dates

Costello revealed he was recently diagnosed with “a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy” and has cancelled tour dates while he recovers from the subsequent treatment.

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Published on at 8:03 am by Radio Man

1950’s Teen Idol Tab Hunter, Actor-Singer, Dies at 86

His singing career brought about the creation of Warner Bros. Records.

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Published on at 7:38 am by Turn Table3

Ray Charles has today’s almost forgotten track

Ray Charles’ work over the years covered virtually every genre from jazz to country…primarily, he’s perceived as an r’n’b artist, and I’ll concede that every form he tried, he mastered, but for me I like him the most when he’s pure blues as he is on this 1956 hit version of the Henry Glover song, performed here at Newport in 1960…

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Published on July 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

JJ Richards Obituary Courtesy Vancouver Sun

A Celebration of Life will be held in Vancouver in August.

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Published on July 7, 2018 at 9:17 am by Ron Robinson

Kootenay Co-Op Radio Fundraising tops $25,000

“Our truly local media outlet is of great importance to our listeners in the Kootenays especially as many media outlets are owned by large corporations that are not able to create local content radio in the same way that our community radio station does.”

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Published on July 6, 2018 at 3:48 pm by clockwatcher

Former Fox News Exec Bill Shine Named White House Communications Chief

Shine became tangled in controversies surrounding the departure of Roger Ailes, Fox News’ longtime chairman and CEO, who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment.

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Published on at 10:19 am by boredop

The Hooters have today’s almost forgotten track

This band is one of the great forgotten bands of the 80s (there are many) but I’ve never been able to figure out why…

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Published on July 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcasting History .. July 6th

IT WAS JULY 6th … when Canadian soprano Sarah Fischer sang 30 minutes of excerpts from Carmen in the first opera telecast by the BBC…
When following on years in supporting radio roles with Rudy Vallee, Paul Whiteman and Edgar Bergen, Judy Canova (pictured) began her own weekly comedy-and-music show on CBS…
When a hidden microphone eavesdropped on unsuspecting people for the first time, as Candid Microphone hit the ABC radio airwaves. Allen Funt was the host…
When Garrison Keeler’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ had its premiere on National Public Radio ….
..and when Karen & Richard Carpenter hosted the debut of their summer series, Make Your Own Kind of Music, on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

JJ Richards, Former C-FUN, CKDA News Director, Dead at 88

“Our wonderful JJ Richards passed away on Saturday June 30 about 2 p.m. at his home in Palm Springs.  An obituary will be placed in the Vancouver papers this weekend, and a celebration of life will be announced soon.”

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Published on at 11:39 am by Ron Robinson

US Radio, TV Talk Host Ed Schultz Dead at 64

The far-left host claimed his support for Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election led to his firing from MSNBC.

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Published on at 11:02 am by mikedup

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. July 5th

IT WAS JULY 5th … when Ann Southern starred on CBS Radio as “Maisie” for the first time, beginning a six-year run ….
When “My Favorite Husband”, starring Lucille Ball (pictured), debuted on CBS Radio, laying the groundwork for the redhead’s later superstardom on TV…
When Fred Davis, the longtime host of ‘Front Page Challenge’ passed away at age 74 …
When Anne Murray hosted “The Midnight Special” on NBC-TV, singing five songs including “You Won’t See Me,” “Robbie’s Song For Jesus” and “He Thinks I Still Care”….
..and when the pilot episode of the landmark TV comedy”Seinfeld” aired on NBC.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on July 4, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Gruff Gushnowski joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Gruff Gushnowski has been living life openly and honestly for the last three and a half years. If you following him on social media, he can be uncomfortably candid about his postings, and he revealed in this week’s show about how helpful it has been

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Published on at 12:21 pm by Voice Over

the 13th Floor Elevators have today’s almost forgotten track

The 13th Floor Elevators are legendary without having ever broken through to the mainstream…psychedelic to the max, frontman Roky Erikson became far more influential as time went by and to say that he is revered by many musicians is an understatement…

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Published on July 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

JULY the FOURTH in Broadcast History

IT WAS JULY 4th … when the radio panel show Life Begins at 80, with host Jack Barry, debuted on Mutual…
When L.A. deejay Casey Kasem (pictured) launched the longrunning ‘American Top 40’ as a weekly four hour syndicated radio feature…
When the third episode of CBS-TV’s Sunday night talent showcase ‘Toast of the Town” hosted by Ed Sullivan, starred baseball icon Joe DiMaggio and dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson…
… and when the “Tony Orlando and Dawn” TV show debuted as a summer replacement for Sonny & Cher.
ALL the milestones for July the 4th INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

‘Ingraham Angle’ Has Best Ratings Month to Date, while MSNBC Grows in Total Viewers

Ingraham’s numbers came despite the fact that there were calls for another advertiser boycott of the program, this time over comments made by the host regarding the separation of children and parents at the U.S. southern border.

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Published on at 6:53 pm by mikedup

Kevin Spacey Faces Three New Sex Assault Allegations in London

Scotland Yard is investigating three new sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, bringing the total to six.

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Published on at 1:46 pm by Turn Table3

JJ-365 Salutes Shirley McQueen

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Shirley McQueen.

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Published on at 10:18 am by Voice Over

Talent, Do These Things… by Paul Kaye

I’m a talent guy. I find radio stations that put the effort into finding entertaining and/or interesting people and focus on creating space for them to perform, tend to leave a better impression with me

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Published on July 2, 2018 at 9:09 pm by Voice Over

Brian Ross Leaves ABC News Months After His Botched Report & Suspension

“It’s time to say good-bye after 24 years at ABC News,” says Ross in a tweet Monday.

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Published on at 12:04 pm by boredop

Jaimie Alexander Petitions AMC to Bring Back Chris Hardwick

Alexander tweeted a Change.org petition to bring Hardwick back to TV after his show “Talking with Chris Hardwick” was pulled from AMC’s lineup following the accusations.

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Published on at 10:31 am by Radio Man

Iowa Sports Radio Host Larry Cotlar Dies in Flash Flood

The van he was in stalled on rain-swollen streets and he was pulled away by the rushing waters as he exited.

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Published on at 9:01 am by clockwatcher

Canadian Actor in ‘Dallas’ & Several Daytime Soaps, Dead of Cancer at 77

Montreal-born Daniel Pilon had a 50-year career as an actor that reached its peak during the 1970s and ’80s,

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Published on July 1, 2018 at 10:06 am by Ron Robinson

CANADA DAY in Broadcast History .. Sun. July 1st

IT WAS JULY 1st .. when Prime Minister Mackenzie King dedicated Ottawa’s Peace Tower carillon in the first Trans-Canada radio network broadcast hookup over telephone and telegraph lines…
When Hall of Fame sportscaster Jim Robson at age 17 (pictured) broke into radio at CJAV Port Alberni …
When an apparently sanitized Elvis Presley appeared on NBC- TV’s ‘The Steve Allen Show’ in a tuxedo and sang ‘Hound Dog’, to a real live Hound Dog…
When Vancouver’s country music station JR Country 93.7 signed on at 9:37 a.m….
…and when Toronto CTV flagship CFTO-TV transmitted the first colour television in Canada.
ALL the milestones for July 1st INSIDE.

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Published on June 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Long-time Sponsor Pulls Ads from Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91

Bay Bloor Radio, one of the station’s most prominent supporters, ordered its ads pulled from the Saturday morning show hosted by Ross Porter, who is accused of bullying and sexual harassment. The high-end audio-visual-component retailer recently decided to entirely pause its advertising on the station.

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Published on at 9:45 am by Radio Man

JJ-365 Salutes Jeff Brown

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Jeff Brown.

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Published on June 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm by Voice Over

Sask. Roughriders’ Voice Wins his Battle with the Bottle

After nearly losing it all, Regina broadcaster Rod Pedersen is on the straight and narrow after a long battle with alcoholism.

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Published on at 6:34 pm by mikedup

KISW ‘Rock Girl’ Sues Porn Star Ron Jeremy for Alleged Sex Assault & Battery

KRISTIN BRODIE, the KISW “Rock Girl” is accusing JEREMY of groping her & digital penetration at a promotional event at sex shop CASTLE MEGASTORE in TACOMA.

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Published on at 6:17 pm by boredop

NBC News Shelves Another Accusation of Sex Harassment

For the second time in a year, NBC News has shelved a story about celebrity sexual harassment. Last summer, it was Ronan Farrow‘s expose on Harvey Wenstein, which was eventually published by the New Yorker, and won Farrow a Pultizer Prize.

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Published on at 9:58 am by mikedup

Jeff Brown of Q 107 Calgary heading to west coast for Jack FM Mornings…

Changes and additions are on the way for 96.9, for the better…

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Published on June 28, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Voice Over

BBC Sounds App features its 18 National Radio Stations and Many Podcasts

While the TV version of iPlayer is restricted to viewers in the U.K., almost all of its radio output is available worldwide. Even better, it’s free to use and free of ads.

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Published on at 3:30 pm by Ron Robinson

News 1130 Weather: Russ in the AM, Soon Kuss in the PM

News 1130 is adding Michael Kuss (pictured) as their featured PM meteorologist to complement Russ Lacate in the morning.

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Published on at 1:45 pm by Turn Table3

Opinion: ‘Of Course CBC Cancels its Only Business-Friendly Show’

Killing off the national broadcaster’s main vehicle for business news and commentary raises the question of whether the CBC was motivated by its growing bias against business people’s views of the world, which inevitably tend to be more conservative.

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Published on at 9:30 am by clockwatcher

Calgary’s Mercedes Stephenson Leaves CTV to Head Global’s Ottawa Bureau

“Mercedes has a reputation for accurately verifying and breaking news,” Ron Waksman, vice-president of news content for Global News and Corus Radio said. “She also sees the value in the accountability journalism we’re known for.”

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Published on at 8:30 am by boredop

Corus announces $936-million quarterly loss, cuts dividend by almost 80%

Facing intensifying pressure in its television business, Corus Entertainment Inc. is taking measures to save money, starting with a huge dividend cut that sent the company’s stock plummeting on Wednesday

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Published on June 27, 2018 at 6:25 pm by Voice Over

CTV Van. Island reporter Chandler Grieve Leaving for Government Service

It’s a job he’s loved for most of a decade. But virtually having done it all for CTV Vancouver Island, Chandler can’t turn down a great opportunity to make a big buck working for the provincial government.

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Published on at 1:04 pm by Radio Man

‘Little House on the Prairie’ condemned by PC police

The Association for Library Service to Children just renamed its Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award because

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Published on at 10:36 am by Voice Over

Joe Jackson, Michael’s Father & Jackson 5 Patriarch, Dies at 89

Joe began working on his kids’ musical careers in the early 1960s, while they were living in Gary, Indiana, bringing Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael into what would eventually become the Jackson 5.

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Published on at 9:21 am by mikedup

Lower Mainland Radio Host says Bullets Were Fired at Her Car

Ashiana Khan is an outspoken critic of local gang violence. She and her car were targeted last Saturday night.

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Published on at 7:52 am by clockwatcher

Jax from Kiss 92.5 Toronto and Kiss 91.7 Edmonton on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Jaclyn Irwin from Kiss 92.5 Toronto and Kiss 91.7 in Edmonton. She joins me to talk about her early influences in radio and growing up Dartmouth

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Published on at 7:08 am by Voice Over

Jack Allen Revisits KMPS AM & FM

It was my turn to emcee when Crystal Gayle came to town (not paid). Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue topped the charts & was in heavy air-play rotation. All air talent was way sick of that song. I asked others if they would trade me for a future gig they are assigned to……

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Published on June 26, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

‘Fabulous Sports Babe’ Wins a Fabulous Honor

She was the weekday afternoon sports talk show host on KJR 950 AM Seattle from 1991 to ’94, before joining ESPN Radio. A Seattle Mariners official remembers her as the best the market has ever had, as a sports radio entertainer.

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Published on at 3:53 pm by boredop

Rogers Radio Launches Frequency Podcast Network with Flagship Series, The Big Story

Available weekdays at 6 a.m. ET, The Big Story breaks down one critical story every day – anything from politics and entertainment, to sports, technology and human interest – all in 15 minutes.

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Published on at 2:35 pm by Radio Man

Kyle Donaldson ends run on Breakfast TV, but will remain with Rogers with another exciting project

We heard this morning, today was the last morning for Kyle Donaldson as host on City TV’s Breakfast TV, so we contacted Kyle for confirmation, and he got right back to us…

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Published on at 1:09 pm by Voice Over

Susan Reade New GM of Edmonton’s Newcap Cluster

When she was on the air at 630 CHED, she was known when she worked with Rob and Audie…

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Published on June 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm by Voice Over

The Difference Between Success And Failure Is A Great Team, by Paul Kaye

Building and cultivating a high performing team is essential for achieving success. In almost every situation, having a well-functioning team is the best way for you to attain high levels of performance, innovation and employee satisfaction.

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Published on at 9:28 pm by Voice Over

BCAB Returns to Victoria in 2019

Thank you to all those who attended, supported and sponsored the BCAB 71st Annual Conference, held May 15-17, 2018 at the Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas.  It was truly an inspirational week filled with great speakers, networking opportunities and innovators in the broadcasting industry

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Published on at 5:56 pm by Voice Over

TSN 1040’s Bro Jake Announces His Sign-Off

Jake Edwards confirmed on air his last day co-hosting the morning show will be on Friday, June 29. He’s not completely leaving the airwaves though: he will continue to host a four-hour show on Saturdays.

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Published on at 1:25 pm by Turn Table3

New York’s 50-Year DJ Dan Ingram Dead at 83 (Video Added)

“He combined humor, an irreverent style, and impeccable timing and established himself as the leading rock radio personality in North America.”

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Published on at 10:41 am by Turn Table3

Richard ‘Old Man’ Harrison of TV’s ‘Pawn Stars’ Dead at 77

“Richard Benjamin ‘The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he loved. He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over.”

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Published on at 9:19 am by Ron Robinson

The Okanagan Valley’s 10 best radio personalities

The Peach City Beach Cruise that’s on this weekend in Penticton, was a gentle reminder of how great radio is.

Like print newspapers, radio is timeless… and like print, still very relevant

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Published on June 23, 2018 at 5:44 pm by Voice Over

Bill Good Sparks Questions as Voice of New Anti-Electoral Reform Group

His appearance in automated robocalls and radio ads on the controversial issue, at the same time he continues his daily radio column on News 1130, has raised eyebrows among media ethics commenters.

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Published on at 2:31 pm by mikedup

Adam Wylde is heading to CHUM FM

Interesting developments in Toronto. Toronto Mike reports that Adam Wylde left Rogers and Kiss 92.5

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Published on at 2:28 pm by Voice Over

Toronto JAZZ.FM91 Listeners Stunned at Changes, Allegations at Beloved Station

“It’s so disappointing, shocking that this is going on,” says long-time listener Deborah Abbott. She’s already cancelled her monthly donations of $120. “It’s very, very sad to see it all fall apart.”

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Published on at 2:12 pm by boredop

Early Start to the Season Gives CFL a TV Ratings Bump

Rights holder TSN posted a 12 per cent increase in their Week 1 viewership numbers over 2017, despite the fact the season has been moved up by a week.

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Published on at 1:23 pm by Turn Table3

Former Broadcaster Chris Hebb Named BC Hockey League Commissioner

Hebb is a former senior executive with two of the biggest sports and entertainment companies in Canada – Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (OBSE) in Vancouver and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto.

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Published on June 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm by Radio Man

‘The Conners,’ a Roseanne-free sitcom, Officially Picked Up by ABC

Three weeks after ABC abruptly canceled its top-rated series, Roseanne, the network has finally found a replacement show: a spinoff of the sitcom starring everyone but Roseanne Barr, whose racist tweet caused the show to be shelved in the first place.

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Published on at 8:17 am by clockwatcher

MANIPULATION: Turns Out The Girl ‘Separated’ From Her Mother In Viral Photo Used On Time Magazine Cover Wasn’t Actually Separated From Her At All

Isn’t the media supposed to check the details beforehand?

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Published on June 21, 2018 at 9:40 pm by Voice Over

Charles Krauthammer, Fox News Pundit and Washington Post Columnist, Dead at 68

On June 8, Krauthammer, a quadriplegic, revealed in a note published in the Post that doctors had informed him that he had only a “few weeks” to live because cancer removed from his abdomen 10 months earlier had returned.

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Published on at 9:32 pm by mikedup

Will Sterrett joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Will Sterrett is the founder and owner of Rockcastle Media. The Kansas based network launched its first offering Think Fast! in May 2016 on just a handful of affiliates, including KWIX/Moberly, MO, where Sterrett was first heard twenty years prior. Think Fast! quickly grew as did the opportunities for Rockcastle Media Networks, with the following month’s syndication launch […]

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Published on at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Drew Savage

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Drew Savage.

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Published on at 10:11 am by Voice Over

Roger W. Morgan Finds a Radio Home in Coos Bay, Oregon

Radio DJ and personality Roger W. Morgan has made his home in Coos Bay after purchasing his own radio station here six months ago.

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Published on June 20, 2018 at 9:50 pm by Turn Table3

Disney Sweetens Fox Offer to $71 Billion, Outbidding Comcast

Chances are Comcast will counterbid with something in the low-$40-a-share range. But Disney may have another edge: It’s close to winning antitrust approval for its offer.

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Published on at 8:23 pm by clockwatcher

PROSALESGUY – How Competition Motivates Salespeople

The drive to compete is a sales attribute we look for when training Salespeople in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto

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Published on at 9:38 am by Dave Warawa

Modern Family Co-Creator to Quit (?) in Protest of Fox News Immigration Coverage

Steve Levitan, co-creator of ABC’s hit sitcom Modern Family, announced plans to part ways with 20th Century Fox on Tuesday amid growing criticism over the Fox News Channel’s coverage of immigrant children being separated from adults at the border.

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Published on at 7:35 am by Ron Robinson

Everyone has genius in them, by Paul Kaye

Everyone has genius in them. You just have to know how to uncover it. When you do unlock your inner genius you will be amazed at what you are capable of achieving and how fulfilled you’ll be as you advance your career

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Published on June 18, 2018 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

New Xmtr Planned for KKOL AM 1300 Meets Opposition

The Salem broadcast subsidiary recently began work at the site without acquiring city permits necessary for that work, prompting the city to issue a stop work order.

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Published on at 1:35 pm by Radio Man

There’s A Right Way To Run Radio Stations. Here Are 10 Smart Tips

With two of the nation’s largest radio companies in bankruptcy, iHeartMedia and Cumulus,  many who don’t really know radio contend the medium is dead or dying

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Published on at 12:17 pm by Voice Over

BBC Admits Defeat in Battle for Radio Audiences

The BBC will give up competing with commercial radio stations for audiences to focus on the threat to its future from music on Spotify and podcasts via Apple.

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Published on June 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm by boredop

Chris Hardwick Pulled from AMC Show, San Diego Comic-Con

The decision comes one day after Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, claimed he sexually assaulted her.

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Published on at 1:22 pm by Radio Man

Victoria Times Colonist to Abandon its own Printing Operation

As of September the manufacturing and printing side of the paper will be contracted out, to some unidentified entity ‘outside of Victoria.’

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Published on at 9:52 am by mikedup

Time Warner Renamed as Warner Media, after AT&T Takeover

 John Stankey, the AT&T executive charged with running the Time Warner properties, said the company intended for the daily operations of HBO, Turner and Warner Brothers to “see little change.” And yet, he continued, “because we are now a subsidiary of AT&T Inc., many of the redundant corporate support functions between our companies at the HQ/holding company level will be eliminated in the coming months.”

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Published on June 15, 2018 at 1:12 pm by clockwatcher

After 9.5 years, Dave White exits News 1130 for CBC Calgary

Reporter/anchor/editor Dave White is leaving CKWX (News 1130) to take a job as afternoon anchor/editor at CBC Radio in Calgary.

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Published on at 11:45 am by boredop

Elvis’ Drummer D. J. Fontana Dies at 87

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer played on countless Presley classics including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Heartbreak Hotel,”& “Hound Dog.”

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Published on at 11:17 am by Ron Robinson

After 27 Years, ‘Jerry Springer’ Ceases Production

The staff was informed in April when the syndicated show didn’t get a pickup from the station group. The CW swooped in with a deal to air the series, but the order is currently just for repeats. Sources say the network is considering an order for new episodes.

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Published on at 7:10 am by Turn Table3

CRTC Ordered to Investigate Telecoms for High-Pressure Tactics

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains directed the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to investigate and report on telecom sales practices and to come up with solutions to strengthen consumer protections.

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Published on June 14, 2018 at 5:37 pm by Ron Robinson

Ruby Carr joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast this week…

Ruby Carr (Pictured) from Z95.3 in Vancouver is the winner of the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year in memory of Steve Young

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Published on at 12:16 pm by Voice Over

Former CKWX/C-FUN Newsman/Talk Host Jim Macdonald Dead at 87

After covering the crime beat and working as a city hall reporter for CKWX, Macdonald became an ‘open line’ talk show host and interviewer, teamed first with Barrie Clark, and later with Bob Bye.

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Published on at 10:18 am by Ron Robinson

Estefania Duran Dumps NW in favour of News 1130

Estefania is joining the News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver digital team.

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Published on at 9:55 am by Ron Robinson

Roger Millions Ends 39 Year Prairie Sportscasting Career for Politics

The former Calgary Flames play-by-play announcer has announced his bid to seek the United Conservative Party nomination for the Airdire-East riding in next year’s provincial election.

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Published on at 9:16 am by boredop

Facing Sex Harassment Charges, Ross Porter Out as CEO at Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91

The former CBC radio host, who took over as head of the not-for-profit station in 2004, became the subject of the third party probe following a letter signed by more than a dozen current and former employees, alleging he had sexually harassed staff and created a toxic workplace.

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Published on at 7:36 am by Radio Man

The Good Brothers have today’s almost forgotten track

I have been a Good Brothers fan since the first time I saw them at Smale’s Pace in London Ontario way back in 1970…

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Published on June 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Comcast Unveils $65 Billion All-Cash Bid for Fox, Topping Disney’s Offer

The formal bid is expected to lead to a bidding war with Disney. Under their deal, Fox has to share any superior bid with Disney and give it at least five business days to sweeten its offer.

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Published on at 8:46 pm by clockwatcher

WAB Gold Medal Awards 2018 Gala

The Western Association of Broadcasters is pleased to announce the winners at the 2018 WAB Gold Medal Awards Gala which took place on Thursday, June 7, at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta

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Published on at 2:27 pm by Voice Over

Research Director Inc. Analyzes Seattle May Radio PPM’s

KISW ‘The rock of Seattle’ swept the demo breakouts for May .. as detailed inside.

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Published on at 2:02 pm by boredop

Obit – Announcer John Ashbridge, 71, was the velvet voice of Vancouver hockey

John Ashbridge, the public-address announcer for hockey’s Vancouver Canucks for more than three decades, was an unseen but omniscient presence

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Published on at 11:47 am by Voice Over

Streaming Music Platforms Gain in Canada: Survey

Nielsen Music Canada’s latest survey of how people listen to songs and albums found that seven in 10 Canadians say they stream music using platforms like Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play.

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Published on at 10:33 am by mikedup

Shaw Reportedly Shopping its Stake in Corus

Shaw is reportedly pursuing the sale as a means of freeing up capital to invest in its Freedom Mobile wireless network, with value of the shares estimated at CAD$540 million.

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Published on at 10:13 am by Ron Robinson

Global Edmonton says goodbye to long-time broadcaster Lorraine Mansbridge

She’s been in Edmonton media for 36 years, almost as long as the Global Edmonton station has been in existence. On Tuesday, Global Edmonton said goodbye to legendary broadcaster Lorraine Mansbridge

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Published on at 9:20 am by Voice Over

John Martyn has today’s almost forgotten track

I’ve been a John Martyn since the first time I heard him and his former wife Beverly on one of those old multi artist samplers labels used to use to intro new acts…

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Published on June 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 13th

IT WAS JUNE 13th … when the Rolling Stones made an appearance on ABC-TV’s “Hollywood Palace,” during their first tour of North America ….
When John Lennon made his last TV appearance on an ABC-TV salute to UK entertainment mogul Sir Lew Grade that had been taped in April….
When NBC’ late night TV host Tom Snyder interviewed serial killer Charles Manson on what has since become the most famous edition of his “Tomorrow” Show…
..and when Garrison Keilor (pictured), host and storyteller on the award-winning US public radio series, A Prairie Home Companion, left the show and its delightful shores of Lake Wobegon for Denmark where he intended to spend his time writing (he returned to the U.S… and the program … two years later).
ALL the milestones for June 13th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Seattle Mariners Announcer Rick Rizzs is Living His Dream

Rizzs has been the lead radio announcer for the Mariners since the 2010 death of his great friend and broadcasting partner, the legendary Dave Niehaus. But it was another legend, Chicago’s Jack Brickhouse, who originally spurred Rizzs.

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Published on at 3:19 pm by Ron Robinson

Seattle’s KISW Jumps to #1 in May Radio PPM’s

KISW ‘the ROCK of Seattle’ leapfrogs into 1st place (12+) with KUOW dropping to 2nd, followed by Movin 92.5, KIRO FM and KZOK.

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Published on at 2:13 pm by boredop

AT&T Gets Judicial OK to Acquire Time-Warner (& CNN)

The US ustice Department sued last year to block the merger, citing concerns that AT&T, owner of satellite television provider DirecTV, could charge rival distributors more for Time Warner content, resulting in higher prices for consumers.

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Published on at 1:50 pm by mikedup

Radio NL Pioneer John Skelly Dead at 89

Skelly brought Radio NL to Kamloops in May, 1970 and served as president and CEO from 1970 to 1982.

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Published on at 9:49 am by Radio Man

Making Your Feedback Heard, by Paul Kaye

For many people the idea of receiving feedback causes fear and makes them anxious. The anticipation of what may be said can be very uncomfortable

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Published on June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

Amazon TV Looks to Rival Netflix After Signing Jordan Peele

While technology rivals Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. flirt with Hollywood, Amazon is shelling out big money on entertainment. It has pledged to increase a programming budget that already eclipses $4 billion a year.

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Published on at 4:23 pm by clockwatcher

Is San Francisco Yet Ready Again for Progressive Talk Radio?

The lineup for REAL TALK 910 includes the syndicated STEPHANIE MILLER, THOM HARTMANN, and NORMAN GOLDMAN shows plus WESTWOOD ONE’s CLARK HOWARD. 

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Published on at 1:28 pm by Ron Robinson

Jeff Glor’s ‘CBS Evening News’ Ratings Crash in First 6 Months as Anchor

Over the 26 full weeks that Glor’s been on the air in the role, the nightly news program has slipped 5 percent in total viewers year-to-year and an even steeper 9 percent in the critical 25-54 year-old news demographic.

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Published on at 9:58 am by mikedup

Online Oldies Radio Station Brings Canadian Classics to the Okanagan

Dusty Discs Radio prides itself on uncovering the misses, forgotten favourites, one-hit wonders and hard-to-find greats from Canadian and international artists.

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Published on June 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm by Radio Man

SAG-AFTRA Strikes Deal for New Broadcast Contract

The tentative agreement, which will run through 2021, includes new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms.

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Published on June 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm by Turn Table3

Radio host Mike Bullard admits making annoying calls to City TV reporter ex-girlfriend

Toronto radio host Mike Bullard admitted Friday that he made annoying phone calls to his ex-girlfriend, CityNews reporter Cynthia Mulligan (Pictured), and twice breached his bail conditions after their relationship dissolved

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Published on at 8:46 am by Voice Over

Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer Says He Has Weeks to Live

Recent tests showed that Krauthammer’s cancer has returned and it is aggressive and spreading rapidly.

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Published on June 8, 2018 at 1:27 pm by clockwatcher

50-Year Voice of Kitchener Rangers Don Cameron Has Died at 82

“I think in many ways he was the seventh man for the Kitchener Rangers. He was synonymous with the hockey team and always will be.”

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Published on at 10:12 am by Ron Robinson

After half a century, Kamloops news legend steps back

“It’s a career that’s been very gratifying and one I’ve had a great run at, and I certainly look forward to doing that for a little while longer, but in terms of the management side of it, time for somebody else to take the reins and move on,” says Doug Collins.

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Published on at 8:09 am by Voice Over

TV’s Travelling Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61, Suicide

Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his program, CNN said.

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Published on at 7:26 am by boredop

David Bray’s PPM Analysis for EDMONTON .. June 2018

NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 19.5% share (up from 15.6%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 12.5% share (down from 13.1%).

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Published on June 7, 2018 at 8:23 pm by Radio Man

David Bray’s PPM Analysis for CALGARY .. June 2018

Country 105 is popular with the women, taking #1 spot for F25-54 delivering a 10.2% share (down from 10.6%).  For M25-54, X92.9 is #1 with an 11.0% (up from 10.9%).

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Published on at 8:23 pm by Radio Man

David Bray’s PPM Analysis for VANCOUVER … June 2018

Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 16.5% share (down from 19.6% last time out). FOX grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 13.8% share (up from 11.4%).

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Published on at 8:22 pm by Radio Man

Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Lost 2/3rds of (US) National Ads for Apology Show

Only a small handful of national ads ran during the commercial breaks on Wednesday night, accounting for roughly one-third of the (number) of national ads that ran during last week’s “Full Frontal” episode.

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Published on at 10:12 am by Radio Man

Calgary PPM Radio Ratings .. Feb. 26 – May 27 2018

A good book for 12+ market leader CHQR, as well as Soft Rock 97.3, XL 103, Jack FM and even Funny 1060. On the other side with a major drop in audience is KiSS FM.

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Published on June 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm by boredop

Edmonton PPM Radio Ratings.. Feb 26 – May 27, 2018

Now continues to dominate the Edmonton radio market place, with CISN coming in 2nd place. 630 CHED has taken a drop to 4th place, and K-97 took a dive…

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Published on at 2:23 pm by Voice Over

Vancouver PPM Radio Ratings .. Feb. 26- May 27 2018

NW News/Talk 980 pulls ahead of QM/FM for 2nd place behind CBU Radio One. Other winners are News 1130, JR Country and The Fox. Not a good book for Z 95.3.

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Published on at 1:36 pm by boredop

Radio NL AM 610 launches “The NL Morning News” All-New Morning program

“NL listeners were very fortunate to wake up to a host the calibre of Peter Olsen for 37 wonderful years.” says Sherri Pierce, General Manager of Newcap Radio BC. “We’re confident the NL Morning News is going to serve the community well and build on the trust and integrity established with the audience over those years.”

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Published on at 11:32 am by Voice Over

Iconic Broadcaster/Canucks PA Voice John Ashbridge Dies at 71

He began working with the Canucks as their public address announcer in 1987. During his time with the NHL, he worked through two Stanley Cup appearances.

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Published on at 6:51 am by mikedup

Fox News Apologizes After NFL Player Blast

“Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?!” tight end Zach Ertz said of pictures used during a segment on President Trump disinviting the Eagles to the White House.

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Published on June 5, 2018 at 9:06 am by boredop

Matt’s ‘Sound Off’ Podcast, Episode 101: This is Julie Adam

Julie Adam is the Senior VP of Radio at Rogers. Often I will receive suggestions about who they want on the podcast and her name comes up often. This episode was recorded on a morning when radio ratings for the diary markets were released so we talked methodology and ratings returns, Radioplayer Canada, Making mistakes, […]

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Published on at 8:23 am by Voice Over

Are you gonna make me laugh or what? by Paul Kaye

Working with morning show talent, I’m often abruptly reminded of the #1 attribute of any successful morning show; being funny

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Published on June 4, 2018 at 9:23 pm by Voice Over

The Markey’s have today’s almost forgotten tracks

Take Booker T and the MGs, and add a horn section and you have The Mar-Keys…the quartet plus horn section played on virtually every track that came out of the Stax studios in Memphis, and, while the MGs had many hits under their own name, the Mar-Keys only had a handful, and, most notably, this one…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 5th

IT WAS JUNE 5th .. when after 22 years, Canada’s longest running radio program, “The Happy Gang,” was heard for the last time…
When Toronto newsman Gordon Sinclair wrote and first broadcast one of the most popular spoken-word recordings of all time: “The Americans”…
When CBS-TV premiered the summer replacement show “The Bobbie Gentry Happiness Hour”….
..and when Edmonton’s CISN-FM signed on with 100,000 watts on 103.9 MHz as “Kissin’ Country”.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE>

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Inches Closer to Reality at ABC

On Friday, ABC scheduled a meeting with producers to discuss potential ways to continue TV’s No. 1 show. Those talks are said to have heated up over the weekend……

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Published on at 8:18 pm by mikedup

Who Says Radio Stations are Playing What They Want When They Tune In?

It’s a tall order. Think about it. It means getting reasonably close to the expectations of millions of people every day. Yet radio does it remarkably well for a huge percentage of the population.

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Published on at 2:03 pm by Turn Table3

Chicago’s WGN Radio Leaving Showcase Street Level Studios Behind

With Tribune Tower sold for redevelopment, WGN Radio is leaving behind its street-level studio on North Michigan Avenue and relocating one block south to an 18th-floor perch at 303 E. Wacker Drive.

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Published on at 11:21 am by Radio Man

Coast to Coast’s George Noory Nominated for Radio Hall of Fame

Coinciding with George’s (68th) birthday comes the exciting announcement that he’s been nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in the Spoken Word On-Air Personality category.

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Published on at 10:59 am by clockwatcher

Netflix Approval Plummets Among Republicans

The fall in approval comes amid the company’s announcing a “multi-year agreement” with Barack and Michelle Obama to help produce films and series for the platform.

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Published on June 3, 2018 at 11:30 am by clockwatcher

Netflix Viewing Tops Canada’s Largest Stations in English Language Market

The internet is becoming all that many Canadians need or want for entertainment purposes, the report puts forward, backing up its claim with data and research culled from the CRTC’s own research, as well as data from third-party firms including Numeris …..

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Published on June 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm by Radio Man

‘Fundamentally Flawed’: Thoughtful Pushback on CRTC’s Broadcast Report

“…internet use is about far more than streaming videos or listening to music…” —Prof. Michael Geist

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Published on at 11:48 am by boredop

JJ-365 Salutes Larry Hennessey.

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Larry Hennessey

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Published on at 9:07 am by Voice Over

MSNBC Staff on Joy Reid: ‘Enough Apologies, We Want Answers’

Though she apologized for a new series of old, hateful posts, she and her bosses haven’t explained her dubious claim that she was hacked. Some inside 30 Rock are fuming.

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Published on June 1, 2018 at 7:15 pm by mikedup

CRTC Studies the Future of Programming Distribution in Canada

The CRTC was asked to examine the future of programming distribution in Canada and the extent to which the future environment will support a vibrant domestic market that will remain competive in the new global environment.

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Published on at 6:57 pm by Radio Man

MSNBC Stands By Joy Reid After More Offensive Blog Posts Revealed

The cable network issued a statement of support for Joy Reid on Friday, coupled with a new apology from the host about her past blog posts. However, she did not take ownership of a new set of posts allegedly written by her more than a decade ago.

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Published on at 2:10 pm by mikedup

CFUR Prince George Hosting Radio Camp

“This camp is a great opportunity for young people to get a head start at a career in media, or just have fun making radio,” said Ian Gregg, station manager at CFUR.

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Published on at 1:16 pm by Turn Table3

WAB Order of Achievement – Application Deadline June 5th

As in the past years the Western Association of Broadcasters is pleased to continue the tradition of recognizing length of service to our Canadian broadcasting industry

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Published on at 12:54 pm by Voice Over

CRTC Wants Internet Providers, Netflix to Contribute $$$ to Canadian Content

The broadcast regulator called for legislation that requires “equitable contributions” from any audio or video service provider — whether it’s foreign or local, traditional or new — that makes money in Canada from providing access to content.

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Published on at 8:57 am by clockwatcher

Samantha Bee Apologizes for Crude Ivanka Trump Insult: ‘I Crossed a Line’

Many, especially conservatives, slammed Bee’s insult as sexist and drew comparisons to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett, which got Barr’s hit ABC sitcom revival “Roseanne” canceled earlier this week. Some called for “Full Frontal” to also be axed in response.

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Published on at 8:25 am by boredop

Longtime News 1130’ers Reaon Ford, Ann Schmaltz GONE

Ford had been with the station since 2002, Schmaltz since 2007.

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Published on May 31, 2018 at 2:39 pm by mikedup

Don Kollins new PD of Peggy and Power in Winnipeg

Corus Radio is pleased to announce Don Kollins as the new Program Director at its FM stations in Winnipeg, Manitoba, including Peggy 99.1 and Power 97

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Published on at 9:22 am by Voice Over

Episode 100: Whatever Happened to Matt & Jake on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

My years in radio taught me to celebrate the milestones and accomplishments. No more so than the time I spent at 100.3 the Bear in Edmonton

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Published on May 30, 2018 at 9:09 pm by Voice Over

Never Trust The CBC, by Candace Malcolm

Candace calls it like it is…
Explore this article for the truth…

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Published on at 1:42 pm by Voice Over

The Drive in Prince George Celebrates 15 years on fm…

It was 15 years ago today, Prince George radio station CKPG 550am, flipped to fm with a new branding…

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Published on at 12:17 pm by Voice Over

Surprise! Laura Ingraham’s Fox News Ratings are Up 16% Since Hogg’s Advertiser Boycott

Her first six weeks since the boycott have shown an improvement over the the previous six weeks in both overall viewers and in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 year-old demographic

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Published on May 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm by clockwatcher

Canada-born Voiceover Giant, ‘Deep End’ Host Nick Michaels Dies Suddenly

Based in Toronto, MICHAELS became one of Canada’s top voiceover artists before moving to New York in 1977 and becoming the voice for many radio and television stations and shows as well as one of the more prolific commercial voices and narrators.

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Published on at 9:31 am by boredop

UPDATED: Morgan Freeman’s Lawyer: ‘CNN Must Retract Sex Harassment Story’

The 10-page legal letter, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, is addressed to Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, and claims the story has defamed and “inflicted serious injury” on Freeman’s reputation and career.

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Published on at 7:47 am by mikedup

The End of a dream… It’s Really Over! RoundHouse Radio Is Gone…

Puget Sound Radio heard on Friday, equipment was being removed from the Railtown studios, so we sent our guy down to check it out today….

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Published on May 28, 2018 at 11:15 pm by Voice Over

Clint Walker, Dead at 91, Starred in TV Western Cheyenne

He beat out several big names for the role of Cheyenne, but he speculated that it was because he was already under contract to Warner Bros. for much lower pay than other actors would have demanded.

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Published on at 4:30 pm by Turn Table3

Marty Forbes: Don’t touch that dial!

It’s hard to believe that it was nearly 36 years ago that I was part of a group from Maclean-Hunter Publishing to launch Edmonton’s first “Rocking Country” radio station CJAX-FM.

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Published on May 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm by Voice Over

Veteran Vancouver Filmmaker Arvi Liimatainen Dies at 68

As a producer with Haddock Entertainment, he worked on Vancouver-shot TV series such as Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, and Intelligence.

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Published on at 4:31 pm by boredop

Media Blackout as British Government Scrubs Reports on Tommy Robinson Arrest and he’s now in hospital

British Journalist Arrested and Sentenced the Same Day!!!

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Published on May 26, 2018 at 9:54 pm by Voice Over

Police Chief Blasts BBC over ‘Wholly Inaccurate’ Manchester Terror Attack Documentary

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Chief Constable Ian Hopkins hit out at the broadcaster in a two-page open letter on Wednesday.

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Published on May 25, 2018 at 6:53 pm by boredop

Election Rigging and Corruption? with Bev Harris on the Goddard Report

With the Ontario election less than two weeks away, its time media folk in particular to look into the possibilities of Election Rigging. Bev Harris of Black Box Voting has lots to share as she joins Jim Goddard on The Goddard Report… Click on Image for link… Election Rigging and Corruption?  

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Published on at 6:15 pm by Voice Over

After 37 Years, Morning Mayor Retires from Radio NL Mic

For 37 years Peter Olsen has woken up Kamloops residents with his deep voice, belly laugh and conversations with New York City cab driver Gabby Cabby.

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Published on May 24, 2018 at 9:41 pm by Turn Table3

Many BC & Alberta Radio Markets were Not Surveyed, says Numeris

“Similar to many research organizations, achieving targeted sample levels has become more of a challenge. It is becoming increasingly difficult to reach participants due to decreasing contact and cooperation.”

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Published on at 9:45 am by boredop

Winnipeg Radio Spring Ratings (Diary) Feb. 26 -April 22, 2018

Radio One still leads the pack, with Newstalk CJOB coming in 2nd place, followed by Country music CFQX

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Published on at 9:16 am by Voice Over

Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sex Harassment Accusations from 8

Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior was not limited to one movie set, according to sources who spoke to CNN. A woman who was a senior member of the production staff of the movie “Now You See Me” in 2012 told CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.

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Published on at 8:51 am by clockwatcher

Blaine Gaffney Retires after 27 Years with Kelowna TV

Blaine Gaffney has retired as the senior reporter at Global Okanagan after 27 years with the station.  We at PSR wish him a happy retirement.

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Published on at 7:58 am by mikedup

Victoria Radio Spring Ratings (Diary) Feb. 26 -April 22, 2018

CBC Victoria continues to lead The Q and C-FAX. The biggest winner sharewise was The Ocean 98.5, up from 6.7% in the fall to 9.3%.

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Published on at 7:17 am by Ron Robinson

Rekindling Our Fading Romance with AM Radio

Many of us radio veterans remember those nights, lying in bed, where your trusty bedside AM clock radio pulled in signals from all over the U.S. and Canada.

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Published on May 23, 2018 at 9:53 pm by Turn Table3

Radio Should Reinvent Itself as All Things Audio

Radio’s biggest problem is how it has traditionally defined itself, which is by how it reaches consumers—over the air. Radio needs to define itself by a very different measure. That is by the consumer experience.

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Published on at 5:55 pm by clockwatcher

E-cigarette and Vaping Ads Coming Soon on TV & Radio

For the first time in decades, you could see billboards in Canada for recreational nicotine products.

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Published on at 9:43 am by boredop

PROSALESGUY – 10 Sales Tips For Better Time Management

Are you a B2B or B2C Salesperson always looking to improve your time management abilities?  One of our most popular sales training Workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary will give you insight into some useful techniques that help you become more efficient in planning your day

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Published on at 9:29 am by Dave Warawa

Randi Chase joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Randi Chase epitomizes the lyric in the WKRP theme song, “Town to Town; Up and Down the Dial.” The lyric conjures up images of jocks, successful or fired, who shuffle on to the next gig with a new town and call letters

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Published on at 8:47 am by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Stirling Faux

we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Stirling Faux.

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Published on May 22, 2018 at 8:22 am by Voice Over

Talkers Magazine: Hannity is #1 for the First Time, Limbaugh #2

The only other time Limbaugh was not at top was in 2006 when Howard Stern held the top spot during the period he was transitioned from terrestrial to satellite radio.

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Published on May 21, 2018 at 9:41 pm by mikedup

Celebrate Or Commiserate? It’s Ratings Time!, by Paul Kaye

I’ve never become comfortable around ratings releases. After a decade I thought I would have acclimatized just a little, but no. I start feeling anxious days ahead of the release. I often don’t sleep well – if at all – in the days leading up to ratings

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Published on at 9:08 pm by Voice Over

Victoria Day Parade (Live Stream) from CHEK TV and Victoria Buzz

live coverage of the Victoria Day Parade from CHEK with Stacy Ross and Ed Bain…. and Dana Hutchings and Gordie Tupper Live on Victoria Buzz…

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Published on at 9:08 am by Voice Over

Edmonton Radio Reunion coming up!

Edmonton Radio Reunion, past and present this June…

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Published on May 20, 2018 at 10:53 am by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Matt Cundill

JJ- Salutes another one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Matt Cundill.

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Published on at 9:56 am by Voice Over

Matt’s ‘Sound Off’ Podcast: Brian Munz and Don Scott on Humboldt bus accident

The Humboldt bus accident that claimed the lives’ of 16 people on April 6, 2018 led to a worldwide outpouring of grief and support. In the hours after the crash, the lives of players, coaches, team support staff like a statistician and therapist were also lost; as well as Tyler Bieber who was the play-by-play host and worked at 107.5 Bolt-FM in Humboldt

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Published on May 19, 2018 at 9:56 am by Voice Over

Music Modernization Act Gains Momentum in US Senate

“It is not just about music,” Smokey Robinson told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “It is about lives — they could really use that money.”

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Published on at 8:19 am by mikedup

Fox News Beats Andrea Tantaros’ Surveillance Lawsuit

A federal judge on Friday rejected a wiretapping claim that was premised on allegations of malware placed on Tantaros’ computer, attempts to wipe her Blackberry device, and surreptitious recording of women in the wardrobe department of the cable news network.

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Published on May 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm by boredop

‘CHQT’ to be re-branded as ‘Global News Radio 880 Edmonton’

Edmonton Corus station CHQT to be rebranded….

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Published on at 11:29 am by Justus Schneider

For Traditional Radio, It’s All About Harnessing the Power of Digital

Each traditional medium faces its own unique struggle to adjust to digital competition for audience and advertising dollars, and that’s certainly true for radio, challenged by online services like Pandora and more recently Spotify.

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Published on at 10:58 am by Turn Table3

Mike and Helena out at Kiss 91.7

A shakeup on afternoons at Kiss 91.7 Edmonton has taken place.

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Published on May 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm by Brian Cook

Suzanne Scott Named CEO of Fox News

“Suzanne has been instrumental in the success of FOX News and she has now made history as its first female CEO,” Lachlan Murdoch said in a prepared statement.

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Published on at 9:22 am by mikedup

Long time former TV News Journalist Harvey Oberfeld suffers heart attack

In Harvey’s latest column he talks about his health issues from deep within the hospital (system)

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Published on at 7:09 am by Voice Over

US Senate Votes to Reinstate FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC’s Republican majority claims that the rules were choking off investment and imposed service regulation on broadband akin to that placed on phone companies in the 1930s.

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Published on May 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm by mikedup

Bill O’Reilly in Talks to Return to Cable News

He’s in talks to head back to cable news in his old 8 p.m. slot, but at Newsmax TV, sources exclusively tell Page Six.

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Published on at 8:58 am by clockwatcher

Radio’s Future Threatened by Streaming Services, says BBC Boss

BBC radio is under threat from streaming giants and must reinvent itself to survive, the corporation’s most senior music executive Bob Shennan has said.

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Published on at 8:41 am by boredop

Seattle’s KUOW (NPR) Tops the 6+ PPM Chart for April

Movin’ 92.5 Drops to Fourth place behind #1 KUOW, #2 KISW and #3 KZOK.

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Published on May 15, 2018 at 2:18 pm by boredop

Doing the right thing even when it’s hard, by Paul Kaye

Recently, I found myself quite unexpectedly faced with a difficult decision.  I was stuck between a preverbal rock and hard place with a choice to be made. If I did what I felt was right that would mean letting people down

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Published on May 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm by Voice Over

Can Deregulation Fix What’s Wrong with US Radio? That’s the Hope

One might think those old radio hands would have their doubts, but in fact many share a sense that further consolidation might well be the industry’s best hope.

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Published on at 12:31 pm by boredop

Yellowknife-born Margot Kidder, ‘Lois Lane’ to Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman,’ dead at 69

Both Kidder and Reeve, who played Superman, were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts, and neither saw many major roles afterward. Reeve died in 2004.

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Published on at 11:08 am by mikedup

BCAB Conference Starts Tomorrow in Kelowna

The BCAB 2018 Conference is 4 days away from happening on May 15-17, 2018, and we encourage you to download the official Conference App to have access to the most up to date program and speaker bios

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Published on at 9:40 am by Voice Over

Alex Hindmarch returns to Central Canada and a new gig!

Our friend Alex Hindmarch not only left Jack FM in Calgary awhile back, but exited Alberta for a new gig at Re-Wind in Sudbury, Ontario

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Published on at 6:41 am by Voice Over

‘Seinfeld’ Finale at 20: Hidden Tales From the Vault of a Comedian’s Bizarro World

Whatever the reason, audiences continue to discover and enjoy the masterful sitcom, one unlike any before it and the comedic Godfather of many since.

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Published on May 13, 2018 at 4:59 pm by clockwatcher

Changing Channels at Rogers

When company founder Ted Rogers was still alive, he would frequently dispatch Colette Watson to deal with problems that needed immediate attention, telling her, “Go fix this.” She did, with little fanfare and a single-minded approach to meeting her budget targets.

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Published on May 12, 2018 at 9:02 pm by mikedup

Canadian Music Week (CMW) Announces Industry Winners

Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries

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Published on at 11:56 am by Voice Over

Vernon BC Community Radio Push Gains Energy

Gord Leighton, former Sun-FM general manager and 50+-year broadcast veteran, is spearheading the drive to bring a community radio station to the North Okanagan by forming the Vernon Community Radio Society.

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Published on May 11, 2018 at 10:39 am by Turn Table3

Coast-to-Coast AM Moves to Vancouver’s AM 1410

C2C is happy to announce a return to our longtime Vancouver, BC home, 1410AM, where we can be heard live nightly at 10pm! The station, now called ‘BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410’ also offers broadcasts at HDFM at 103.5FM HD2 and on the iHeartRADIO app.

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Published on at 7:51 am by boredop

SCTV Reunion Show Set for CTV, Netflix in 2019

The comedy special directed by Martin Scorsese will reunite former SCTV co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short , Dave Thomas, and now Rick Moranis.

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Published on May 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm by clockwatcher

Is TSN 1040’s Vancouver Whitecaps away-game coverage really live? by Martin Dunphy

TSN 1040 bills itself as the “Home of Whitecaps FC”, and the radio station has been covering Whitecaps games in one form or another since 2001

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Published on at 12:34 pm by Voice Over

Gerry Forbes joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

When Gerry Forbes announced his retirement, you can forgive CJAY 92’s competitors for letting out a silent cheer

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

Gord Lansdell On the Mend

Gord, the Northwest Broadcasters webmaster, who has been out of action for some three weeks fighting an intestinal disorder, is hoping to be released from hospital this weekend. 

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Published on at 7:57 pm by Ron Robinson

NBC’s Internal Probe Whitewash Seen as ‘Ludicrous’

The decision to employ NBC’s own counsel Kim Harris contrasts sharply with Fox News — who investigated former network president Roger Ailes — with an outside law firm.

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Published on at 10:13 am by mikedup

Adrienne Pan named Host of CBC Edmonton’s PM Drive Show

May marks seven years for Adrienne at CBC Edmonton. She first started as the late-night TV host, and then moved on to co-host the News at Six with Mark Connolly. Since 2015, Adrienne has been solo anchoring the TV News at Six.

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Published on May 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm by Ron Robinson

Gord Tupper, Dana Hutchings Reuniting to Cover Parade .. NOT for CHEK

The Victoria Buzz website will be streaming live via Facebook the annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade later this month, challenging the longtime CHEK monopoly on the event with two of their own most experienced commentators.

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Published on at 9:08 am by boredop

Former Seahawk Cliff Avril Lands co-Host spot on KJR 950 Middays

Avril will co-host a radio show with Jason Puckett called ‘”The Jason Puckett and Cliff Avril Show” on weekdays fro,m 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Published on at 8:38 am by mikedup

JJ 365 Salutes Brad Dryden

Around 1986 a woman by the name of Cathy Dryden booked an appointment with me at CITI-FM in Winnipeg. She was there on behalf of her son to inquire about how he might find his way into radio. This was obviously a very proud mom who professionally stepped me through her young son Brad’s already impressive history

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Published on at 8:10 am by Voice Over

Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship

It is with recognition of the talent & commitment to a career in broadcasting demonstrated by Humboldt Broncos play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber, that Western Academy Broadcasting College has created the Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship

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Published on May 7, 2018 at 5:16 pm by Voice Over

Spirit Day on 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River raises over $62,000 in Prince George

Spirit Day on 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River raises $62,096 for the Spirit of The North Healthcare Foundation!

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Published on at 11:10 am by Voice Over

Light-Fingered Sports Reporter Gone from KGO7 After 24 Years

Mike Shumann has been radio silent since video surfaced of him stealing a Golden State Warriors staffer’s jacket.

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Published on at 9:41 am by Ron Robinson

CBC Vancouver Revitalizes Noon Radio Show with New Host

Michelle Eliot steps in as host for call-in show BC Today, formerly known as BC Almanac.

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Published on at 9:07 am by Ron Robinson

‘NYPD Blue’ & ‘L.A. Law’ Casts Honor the Late Steven Bochco

What a reunion it was: In one corner NYPD Blue alumni Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz and Mark-Paul Gosselaar huddled together; in another stood an L.A. Law foursome of Corbin Bernsen, Susan Ruttan, Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry;

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Published on May 6, 2018 at 10:57 am by Ron Robinson

Opinion: TV Revivals Prove to be Pale Imitations

While the return of a series is meant to play off our appetite for nostalgia, revivals are often more about sizzle than substance.

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Published on at 10:41 am by boredop

Seattle radio Legend Gary Crow joins www.nwczradio.com

NWCZRadio is proud to join forces with the Legendary Crow and unleash his Rock and Roll knowledge once again

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Published on May 5, 2018 at 11:24 am by Radio Man

Stingray Takeover Won’t Affect Newcap Stations’ Formats

The acquisition of Newfoundland Capital, which owns Newcap Radio, by Stingray Digital Group, isn’t expected to lead to format changes at the 72 stations involved.

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Published on at 9:07 am by mikedup

Nobody Was Listening, Now everyone’s talking about Roundhouse Radio

Thoughts on what should replace Roundhouse Radio…

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Published on May 4, 2018 at 1:31 pm by Michael Easton

Charlie Rose Sued by Three Former CBS Employees for Sexual Harassment

The lawsuit alleges that Rose habitually made sexually suggestive comments and engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with the three employees.

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Published on at 12:20 pm by mikedup

BREAKING: Roundhouse Radio 98.3 has a New Owner

The buyer has yet to be announced, along with whether or not a new station brand and direction will take over Roundhouse’s signal or if they will continue with the name and mandate.

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Published on at 11:46 am by Ron Robinson

Kanye West boycott: Detroit radio hosts remove Rapper’s music

“We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice. We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music, we don’t want to play Kanye on our show, we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore.”

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Published on at 11:40 am by boredop

Kelowna Radio Host Seeks to Help Fellow Lupus Victims

“I can no longer cycle, a flight of stairs is a challenge, a brisk walk is a distant memory,” Johnson says of the diagnosis of lupus he was given just a few years ago.

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Published on at 9:58 am by clockwatcher

Scott Howard of WOWO joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

When Scott Howard made the change from on air to sales, he will be the first to tell you that he didn’t get it right away. His first opportunity came at WMUZ in Detroit where he freely admitted that he made a lot of mistakes

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Published on at 7:40 am by Voice Over

The Tornados have today’s almost forgotten track

This track, to those who were there at the time, will never be forgotten, but there are many here who were not listening to the radio devotedly in the very early 60s, and this one might not have meant as much to them as children as it did to us who were already teens…

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Published on May 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 4th

IT WAS MAY 4th …. when radio station KNX Los Angeles, the longtime West Coast flagship of the Columbia Broadcasting System, signed on for the first time…
When ABC-TV debuted the weekly “Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue,” which was cancelled after 4 episodes…
When Canada’s Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster (pictured) made their first of a record 67 appearances on CBS TV’s Ed Sullivan Show…
When the 100th episode of the syndicated TV musicfest ‘Soul Train’ aired …
..and when two long-running daytime TV dramas debuted on the same day. “Another World” on NBC, “As the World Turns” on CBS.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Fox Moves to Revive Tim Allen Comedy Series ‘Last Man Standing’

The Tim Allen-fronted blue-collar comedy Last Man Standing may make Fox Broadcasting Co. its new network home after ABC abruptly canceled the successful series last year

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Published on at 4:18 pm by Voice Over

KUBE Returns to Seattle

“An iconic brand has been missing in SEATTLE radio,” iHEARTMEDIA/SEATTLE Region Pres. ROBERT DOVE said. “KUBE is a name that’s been part of SEATTLE’s music conscience and lifestyle for over 20 years.”

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Published on at 3:42 pm by boredop

Late Night ‘Conan’ Show Reduced to Half-Hour in 2019

“A half-hour show will give me the time to do a higher percentage of the comedy in, and out, of the studio that I love and that seems to resonate in this new digital world.”

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Published on at 10:39 am by Turn Table3

After 35 Years, Vista Radio’s Prince George GM Gary Russell Retires

Russell started on the graveyard shift, and eventually ended up as Regional Cluster GM/GSM for all 10 Vista stations in Northern BC.

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Published on at 10:21 am by clockwatcher

Fox Network’s Difficult Plans to Cut Back Ads

The 21st Century Fox-owned network has spent several weeks telling top media buyers that it intends to enact a massive 40% reduction in the number of TV ads it runs during its Sunday primetime schedule.

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Published on at 8:03 am by boredop

Opie of ‘Opie & Anthony’ Joins Westwood One Podcasts

“Boy, do I have a story to tell you, starting MAY 9th! Go subscribe to the OPIE RADIO Podcast now so you’re the first to hear it.”

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Published on May 2, 2018 at 5:59 pm by Turn Table3

Stingray Digital pushes into radio with $506-million purchase of Newfoundland Capital

Montreal media company Stingray Digital Group Inc. is making a big bet on radio with the purchase of Newfoundland Capital Corp. Ltd., Canada’s second biggest private radio broadcaster

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Published on at 3:30 pm by Voice Over

Register Today: Meet Feature Speaker, David Allison at WAB 2018!

With the support of FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, we are excited to bring the rising Saskatchewan country act, the Hunter Brothers to Banff! Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty – a.k.a. The Hunter Brothers will perform exclusively for our delegates and guests at our President’s Dinner & Gold Medal Awards Gala on June 7, 2018. Don’t miss this fun evening!

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Published on at 10:55 am by Voice Over

Tom Brokaw Faces 50-Year Old Sex Complaint

“Brokaw made a pass at me 50 years ago in my rented hillside house . . . We talked and then, abruptly, he was embracing me and giving me a French kiss.”

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Published on at 9:10 am by mikedup

Facebook to Ban all Conservative and pro-Trump content

Since the 2016 election Facebook has been cracking down on conservative and pro-Trump content

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Published on May 1, 2018 at 7:29 pm by Voice Over

Cumulus to Emerge from Chapter 11 by the End of Q2

Upon completion of the restructuring process, Cumulus’s debt will have been reduced by more than $1 billion, and Cumulus will have greater financial flexibility with which to support its ongoing business transformation.

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Published on at 3:50 pm by clockwatcher

NBC Staffers Reportedly ‘Felt Forced’ to Sign Letter Supporting Brokaw

“The letter was being handed around the office and the unspoken threat was that if your name was not on it, there would be some repercussion down the road.”

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Published on at 1:39 pm by mikedup

Countdown to the BCAB 2018 Conference!

The BCAB 2018 Conference is 2 weeks away from happening on May 15-17, 2018, if you haven’t registered yet or booked your rooms, please do so through the link below

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Published on at 10:30 am by Voice Over

Indigenous radio returns to Calgary airwaves

There’s a new signal coming aross your FM Dial as Indigenous radio returns to Calgary for the first time in several years.
CJWE is testing its signal on 88.1 FM and will feature programming in Blackfoot, T’suutina, Nakoda and Cree as well as music that will include everything from country to hip hop and powwow songs

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Published on at 9:41 am by Voice Over

JJ Johnston – 365 Salutes Joe Aiello

Today we are shining the light on Joe Aiello

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Published on April 29, 2018 at 8:37 am by Voice Over

Dean Blundell returns to the airwaves on Tuesday…

We’re not exactly sure if Dean is coming aboard full time, but he will be joining Craig Venn & Lucky on Demand on 94.9 The Rock….

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Published on April 28, 2018 at 8:12 pm by Voice Over

64 NBC Women Voice Support for Tom Brokaw

A cadre of female journalists including Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Maria Shriver have signed a letter characterizing the veteran journalist as “a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”

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Published on April 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm by mikedup

Will Podcasting Eat Radio?

Podcasts are deliberately chosen and requested. Given that they’re speech, rather than music, they typically have the full attention of the listener. They’re mostly enjoyed on headphones, rather than speakers. It’s very different listening behavior.

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Published on at 1:55 pm by boredop

Tom Brokaw Fights Back

The revered NBC News anchor accused of unwanted advances pens a strenuous denial and defense of his legacy.

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Published on at 11:29 am by Ron Robinson

For Mike Francesa, Retirement Didn’t Take

“MIKE’S ON” will return to New York’s WFAN for 3-6:30p (ET), and will be accompanied by a mobile app and website, also called “MIKE’S ON.”

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Published on at 8:04 am by Turn Table3

Tom Brokaw Accused of Inappropriate Workplace Advances (in 1990’s)

Former NBC correspondent Linda Vester and an anonymous source claim that the NBC News special correspondent made unwanted advances and acted inappropriately to them in the 1990s.

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Published on April 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm by mikedup

How would you like to live in Victoria and Manage a TV Station?

TV Station in Victoria looking for a General Manager

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Published on at 1:13 pm by Voice Over

Bill Cosby Convicted on All 3 Counts in Sex Assault of Canadian

Andrea Constand, a Toronto-born former Temple University administrator, says Cosby drugged and molested her at his nearby home in January 2004.

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Published on at 10:52 am by Ron Robinson

SNL Weekend Update Duo to Host 2018 Emmys

“NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin Jost and Michael Che in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time.”

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Published on at 10:13 am by boredop

Art Vuolo Named 2018 Recipient of Talkers Lifetime Achievement Award

A Lifetime Achievement Award for Art Vuolo

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Published on at 9:53 am by Radio Man

Adult Contemporary, Classic Hits Radio Formats Rising in Q1

By combining the JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH Nielsen PPM radio surveys to create a first-quarter data set, both Adult Contemporary (AC) and Classic Hits are seeing very strong results in 2018 compared to past years.

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Published on at 7:36 am by mikedup

NBC’s $69 Million Bet on Megyn Kelly Looks Like a Disaster

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.

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Published on April 25, 2018 at 9:34 pm by Ron Robinson

Music Modernization Act Unanimously passes US House

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.

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Published on at 3:50 pm by Ron Robinson

CKPM FM (The Point) is off the air…

Power surge has damaged some equipment. We are off the air

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Published on at 11:23 am by Radio Man

Corus Radio Turfs Ottawa Music Host on Eve of 30 Year Anniversary

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.

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Published on April 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm by boredop

Lauryn Schaffner joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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

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Published on at 11:27 am by Voice Over

CBS All Access Launches in Canada

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.

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Published on at 9:56 am by Turn Table3

Delayed Viewing Enhances ‘Roseanne’s’ Ratings Dominance

Roseanne isn’t just beating its competition on Tuesday nights, it’s beating the competition every other night of the week as well.

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Published on at 9:34 am by mikedup

Sinclair Stations Air Self-Criticism Via Paid Spots

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.

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Published on at 9:07 am by clockwatcher

Kitchener DJ’s political antics prompt complaints

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

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Published on April 23, 2018 at 9:48 pm by Voice Over

Real-time programming, by Paul Kaye

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

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Published on at 9:22 pm by Voice Over

New First Nations BC Radio Station Granted $180,500

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.

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Published on at 5:49 pm by boredop

RTDNA Canada Announces Prairie Region Award Winners

RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize journalistic excellence with the winners of the Prairie Region RTDNA Awards of Excellence.

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Published on at 12:44 pm by Voice Over

2018 RTDNA Awards – WEST Region Winners

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.

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Published on at 12:40 pm by Voice Over

Announcing 2018 WAB Hall of Fame Inductees

Please join the Western Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors for a brilliant evening filled with entertainment, celebration and pride

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Published on at 12:06 pm by Voice Over

Cheryl Bloxham Leaving CTV Vancouver Island

 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.

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Published on April 21, 2018 at 8:32 am by Ron Robinson

Matt Cundill of the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast coming from Europe

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

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Published on April 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm by Voice Over

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 April 19, 2018 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

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 April 18, 2018 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.

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Published on at 10:34 am by clockwatcher

MIDDAYS / PRODUCTION / PROMOTIONS / WEB EDITING in Cranbrook, BC

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

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Published on at 8:00 am 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

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Published on April 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm by Voice Over

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.

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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

‘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.

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Published on April 2, 2018 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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?”

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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

Neil Young has today’s almost forgotten track

When Neil Young went solo some of us knew he’d catch on, but it wasn’t truly until his second album that the momentum kicked in…the first solo album, though it didn’t chart that highly, still had a number of fine songs, not the least of which was this masterpiece which, even in its title, made a statement that defined his career…

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Published on August 16, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 17th

IT WAS AUG. 17th … when Norman Corwin’s first success debuted on CBS radio. It was ‘Passport for Adams’, starring Robert Young as a small town newspaper editor…
When Italian pop vocalist Domenico Modugno appeared on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” singing his hit single “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”…
When a revolution in the world of music got underway, as the first audio CDs were manufactured…
..and when David Caruso (pictured) quit the cast of ABC’s “NYPD Blue” to pursue a movie career, a move that didn’t pan out.
ALL the milestones for Aug. 17th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson