‘Weekly Standard,’ Conservative Mag Critical of Trump, Shuttered after 23 Years

The magazine’s parent company, Clarity Media, announced the closure on Friday, blaming the closing of one of the most august conservative titles on the declining number of its digital subscribers.

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Published on December 15, 2018 at 8:20 am by boredop

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, Dies at 81

Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to Little Green Apples and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.

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Published on December 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm by Ron Robinson

Chucks Christmas Classics, featuring Nat King Cole

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth Nat King Cole (1949)

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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec 15th

Happy Birthday to Tim Conway, Don Johnson, Michelle Dockery, Helen Slater, Dave Clark of the ‘Dave Clark Five’,and ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson.
‘Captain Midnight’ aired for the last time, after 10 years thrilling young radio audiences;
‘Davey Crockett Indian Fighter’ debuted on the Walt Disney Sunday night hour on ABC-TV;
Elvis Presley sang for the last time on the Shreveport radio program that first gave him wide exposure, ‘Louisiana Hayride’;
Joe Garagiola joined NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show’ as co-host and interviewer;
and Melissa Etheridge made her national TV debut on Dave Letterman’s late night NBC show.
Celebrities bowing out this date include Walt Disney (pictured), Jan Peerce, Fats Waller, Charles Laughton, Chill Wills, and televangelist Oral Roberts.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 15th INSIDE.

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Kamloops mourns loss of local radio news icon Angelo Iacobucci

Iacobucci covered Kamloops city hall for decades and was well-known for having nearly unparalleled connections in the BC legislature.

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Olivia de Havilland won’t give up her fight with FX. Will the U.S. Supreme Court hear her case?

The two-time Oscar-winning actress is refusing to back down in her year-and-a-half-long battle with FX Networks, alleging the 21st Century Fox-owned cable network never obtained her permission and defamed her in the Ryan Murphy-produced limited series ‘Feud.’

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Shakeup at Seattle’s Star 101.5 KPLZ

Morning co-host Alan Budwill To Retire, Curt And Corine (pictured) Moving To Mornings, Kent Phillips To Afternoons

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Cybil Shepherd Claims Les Moonves Axed her Show After She Rejected His Advances

The actress says that the former CBS chief once made a pass at her during a dinner. And when she declined his advances, her sitcom was canceled shortly thereafter.

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Actress got secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS after accusing ‘Bull’ star of sexual harassment

Actress Eliza Dushku accused ‘Bull’ co-star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment and was written off the series before she was granted a secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS, The New York Times reports.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Nat King Cole

Deck The Halls Nat King Cole (1960)

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Published on December 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 14th

Entertainers born this date Dan Dailey, Charlie Rich, Patty Duke, Spike Jones, Morey Amsterdam, Lee Remick, and Miss Frances Bavier, who was ‘Aunt Bee’ on the Andy Griffith Show.
80-year-old Frank Sinatra appeared in his last TV special on ABC;
The Jackson Five’ made their national TV debut on CBS’ ‘Ed Sullivan Show’,
CFYK 1340 Yellowknife became the first radio station in the Northwest Territories;
and after 14 years, Howard Cosell (pictured) retired from ABC-TV’s ‘Monday NIght Football.’
Dec. 14th claimed the lives of Peter O’Toole, William Bendix, Arthur Treacher, Verna Felton, Myrna Loy, Norman Fell, singer Dinah Washington, and game show producer John Guedel.
Specific details, and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Radio pioneer Al Helfer wins Baseball Hall of Fame’s Frick Award

Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the “Mutual Game of the Day” in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting,

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JJ-365 Salutes Dave Farough

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

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Longtime Montreal radio newscaster Tom Armour dies at age 79

Armour began his radio career in 1959 before moving to Montreal and joining CFCF radio in 1961. He moved to CJAD in 1965, and continued on and off for the next 50 years.

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RIP Longtime Seattle/Tri-Cities Newsman Dennis Shannon, 68

Cherry Creek Media Tri-Cities is hosting the memorial gathering for Dennis Shannon at the Pasco Eagles’ Lodge on Saturday, December 15 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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Published on December 12, 2018 at 9:54 pm by boredop

Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus

Another Great Christmas Classic….

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THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 13th

Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer, Ted Nugent and Wendie Malick.
The clear channel sound of Denver radio station KOA AM 850 was heard for the first time;
‘Allen’s Alley’ (pictured) debuted on the Fred Allen radio show;
the TV rights to the first four ‘Suoer Bowls’ went to NBC & CBS for $9.5 million;
Infinity Broadcasting was fined $600,000 for the potty mouth of Howard Stern on the radio;
and NBC-TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ instituted a time delay system because of foul-mouthed guest host Richard Pryor.
Dec. 13th claimed two leading men of TV’s ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ first Tim Moore (Kingfish Stevens) and 11 years later to the day, Spencer Williams Jr. (Andy Brown) passed away.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring lL Divo

Simon Cowell’s “man band” creation Il Divo bring their perfect hair and immaculate throats into the crowded holiday genre with the creatively titled Christmas Collection, a heavily decorated box of yuletide favorites that dutifully showcases each tenor’s captivating voice.

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Published on December 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 12th

It’s the day Frank Sinatra was born 103 years ago, and the evening Mae West got so suggestive on NBC Radio’s ‘Charlie McCarthy Show’ that she was banned from the network for 15 years.
In Cleveland, Mike Douglas began a daytime variety TV show that went national for the next 21 years.
And Marie Osmond debuted her prime time NBC variety show that was cancelled before the season was out.
Robin Williams (pictured), Dionne Warwick, Clint Black and Denver Pyle all received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And Canada’s Bell Globemedia changed its name to CTVglobemedia.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 12th INSIDE.

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CBC Gem Streaming Service to Launch w/Exclusive Content, Ad-Free Movies

The CBC has launched a new video streaming service featuring live and on-demand programming for free as well as an option to upgrade to an ad-free premium membership for a monthly fee of $4.99.

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Ex CTV Vancouver Anchor Tamara Taggart to Seek Federal Liberal nomination

Former CTV News at Six anchor Tamara Taggart told the Georgia Straight that she is seeking the Liberal nomination in Vancouver Kingsway.

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CBC Reinstates ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

The 1944 duet will be back on two of CBC’s holiday streaming playlists where it had been removed, according to a statement sent Tuesday by head of public affairs Chuck Thompson.

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RIP Lyman Potts, 102, a Founding Father of Canada’s Music Industry

Potts built the foundations for the Canadian music industry by creating domestic content for radio stations, recording bands and singers in a collection called the Canadian Talent Library.

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JJ-365 Salutes Roy Hennessy

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 Real” Roy Hennessy.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Ray Conniff

Frosty The Snowman Ray Conniff Singers (1959)

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Published on December 10, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec 11th

Happy Birthday to Brenda Lee, Jermaine Jackson, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Teri Garr and comedienne Mo’Nique.
Radio around the world carried the abdication speech of the UK’s King Edward VIII;
Alan Waters purchased Totonto’s CHUM 1050;
Victoria’s CFMS was transformed into ‘The Ocean 98.5’;
the CBC announced the cutting of 378 jobs;
ABC-TV aired the first of Bing Crosby’s 17 Christmas TV Specials;
and Tom Selleck was seen for the first time as the original ‘Magnum PI’ on CBS-TV.
Notable obits include sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, radio & TV host Robert Q. Lewis, and Canadian TV vocalist Wally Koster,
Details and ALL the Dec 11th milestones INSIDE.

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Former Calgary Hockey radio voice Peter Maher recalls lifetime of memories in new memoir

” I grew up in a town in New Brunswick, Campbellton, population about 7,000 or 8,000 people. I started off when I was 14, doing some of the public address announcing the games of the local softball league, for a radio station manager named Sidney Lee.”

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KNUC/Seattle Night Host Michael Kraig Mason is Out

HUBBARD BROADCASTING Country KNUC (THE NEW 98.9 THE BULL)/SEATTLE night host MICHAEL KRAIG MASON has exited the company after over two years (NET NEWS 8/11/16). KNUC PD LISA ADAMS will handle nights in the interim.

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News/Talk Radio The Most Popular US Format Yet Again, Per Nielsen PPM

For the eighth year in a row, News/Talk reigned supreme among 6+ listeners.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring Frank Sinatra

The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) by Frank Sinatra  
Written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

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Published on December 9, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

JJ-365 Salutes Pat Bohn

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

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My Favorite Flashback, featuring Manfred Mann – Midnight Special

Manfred Mann – Blinded by the Light
Midnight Special

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Published on December 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

Dean Martin’s daughter vows to continue Singing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

“’Baby It’s Cold Outside’ is a cute, flirtatious and romantic song written by Frank Loesser in 1944,” Deana Martin told Fox News. “This song is included in Dad’s very successful 1959 ‘Winter Romance’ album and I’m very proud that it has become an evergreen favorite that is played every holiday season.”

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My Favorite Flashback with John Lennon

“(Just Like) Starting Over” is a song written and performed by John Lennon for his album, Double Fantasy. . One of Radio Man’s most favorites with John Lennon… Enjoy, RM    

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Published on December 7, 2018 at 9:02 pm by Radio Man

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 8th

Happy Birthday to Kim Basinger, Teri Hatcher, Wendell Pierce, Sinead O’Connor and Jerry Butler.
FDR (pictured) gave his iconic ‘Date that will live in infamy’ address one day after the Pearl Harbor attack; Americans coast-to-coast heard Red Barber call the first NFL championship game via Mutual radio ;
Ringo Starr hosted ‘Sat. Night Live’ on NBC-TV;
the last ‘Wiseguy’ episode aired on CBS-TV;
and the Bravo channel debuted on US cable systems.
Canadian radio stations CJAD Montreal and Edmonton’s Magic 99 signed on.
John Lennon was shot dead by Mark Chapman; other Dec. 8th deaths include singers Marty Robbins, Martha Tilton, and John Mills Sr. of ‘The Mills Brothers,’ plus actors Robert Prosky, Howard Rollins Jr., Luther Adler, Slim Pickens and Anne Seymour.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Google Launches an On-Demand Customized Audio News Service

Google is hoping to address these concerns with a new experiment, announced today, that will deliver more personalized audio news feeds through Google Assistant.

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Cochrane will have its own, official radio station in 2019

Golden West adds Cochrane to their slate

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These Are The Highest-Paid US Radio Hosts

Combined, the top five on Forbes’ list, all men, made nearly $300 million. The King-of-All-Media is still number one.

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CNN New York Offices Evacuated After Bomb Threat

UPDATE: CNN’s New York staff is being let back in to the network’s headquarters after being evacuated late Thursday night due to a bomb threat.

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Published on December 6, 2018 at 9:26 pm by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring ‘Baby, Its Cold Outside’

Dean Martin, one of many pop artists who recorded this, NOW, because of political correctness, has become a controversial Christmas song

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DECEMBER 7th in Broadcast History .. Friday

Dec. 7th gave us radio’s king of horror writing Arch Oboler, Mary Tyler Moore’s TV newsman Ted Knight, music men Tom Waits and Harry Chapin, and actors Rod Cameron and Ellen Burstyn.
Radio brought us the news of Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor;
KCTS signed on on Seattle channel 9 bringing Public Television to the Northwest;
CHPQ AM1370 in Parksville signed on; some 35 years later KSQM 91.5 Sequim Wash. signed on;
Instant Replay was used for the first time on CBS-TV’s telecast of the Army-Navy football game;
the Christmas special ‘Frosty the Snowman’ (pictured) debuted on CBS-TV;
and The Beatles were seen for the first time on North American television.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 7th INSIDE.

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’60 Minutes’ Workplace Culture “Permitted Misconduct,” Leaked CBS Report Finds

Investigators disclosed instances of misconduct on the part of Jeff Fager, the 60 Minutes executive producer first accused of ignoring and enabling bad behavior in a July 27 New Yorker story.

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Bray & Partners PPM Breakout for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton .. Dec 2018

Analysis and demo category leaders in the most recent Numeris radio ratings.

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Heather Conway Departs the CBC with a Vigorous Defense

The CBC English Services EVP, in her last week on the job, has responded to a column entitled “Really want to help print journalism, Ottawa? Stop CBC from undercutting us.” 

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics featuring Dean Martin

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 

Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Dean Martin

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Published on December 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 6th

It’s the date of birth for the late Agnes Moorehead, Wally Cox and Bobby Van.
Calvin Coolidge gave the first presidential address to be carried on radio;
‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ was seen for the first time on NBC;
‘Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,’ already a hit on radio, became a simulcast on CBS-TV;
psychologist Joyce Brothers (pictured) won the top prize on CBS-TV’s ‘$64,000 Question’;
and Moose Jaw’s pioneer radio station CHAB moved to its current dial position at 800 KHz.
Obits include singer Roy Orbison, actor Don Ameche, puppeteer Burr Tillstrom of Kukla, Fran and Olly, and ‘Aunt Bee’ of ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Frances Bavier.
ALL the milestones for Dec 6th INSIDE.

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Vancouver Radio PPMs … Aug. 27th – Nov. 25th 2018

CBU continues to lead the 12+ chart, followed by NW and QM/FM.

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Calgary Radio PPMs… Aug. 27th – Nov. 25th 2018

Country 105 rules the roast, with Newstalk 77 coming in second place

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Edmonton Radio PPMs – Aug. 27th – Nov 25th 2018

Now still retains the overall number one spot, with CBC moving up into second place. Up, is down….

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RIP Vancouver Radio Salesman John Donaldson

He started as the all-night host at CJOR Vancouver in the 1960s, becoming sales manager first at CKNW, then at CHQM.

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KOSI/Denver Listeners Demand To Hear ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’

“The majority of our listeners have expressed their interpretation of the song to be non-offensive.”

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CTV Launches New Free Streaming Service Thursday

Launching Dec. 6, CTV Movies and CTV Throwback will unlock thousands of hours of movies and TV.

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Chuck’s Christmas Classics featuring Burl Ives

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Enjoy this Christmas Classic with Burl Ives

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Published on December 4, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcasting History .. Dec. 5th

Happy Birthday to singer Little Richard, comedian Margaret Cho and actor Frankie Muniz.
Bing Crosby (pictured) took over the hosting of NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall;
“The Green Hornet’ aired its last original episode after 15 years on network radio;
Jack Webb’s ‘Dragnet’ debuted on NBC-TV;
and Bob Dylan gave a rare interview to CBS-TV’s ’60 Minutes.’
Obits Dec. 5th include Canadians Art Hallman and Wilf Carter, Roone Arledge of ABC News, and jazz giant Dave Brubeck.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Moonves Misbehaviour While CBS CEO Worse than Earlier Revealed

Investigators received “multiple reports” about a network employee who was “on call” to perform oral sex on Moonves, The New York Times reported late Tuesday.

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CBC, ‘The Ocean’ & ‘QM/FM’ Join the Ban on ‘Baby It’s Cold Outusde’

CBC Radio says it’s joining at least two other broadcasters in the country, Rogers Media and Bell Media, in pulling the controversial Christmas favourite out of their rotations this year.

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PROSALESGUY – The Role Of Influencers In The Sales Process

The sales training we provide our partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto goes beyond understanding the role of the decision maker. Very seldom does the person making the final decision do so without input from other key individuals.

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Liberty Media angling to snag post-bankruptcy iHeartMedia

The Denver-based media tycoon John Malone is angling to take control of the broadcasting behemoth — whose more than 800 stations include New York’s Z100 and 103.5 KTU — as soon as it gets out of bankruptcy early next year

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Playing The Game As An Underdog, by Paul Kaye

The business world is fierce. Every day is a battle. Marketplaces are competitive. It’s a never ending cycle of trial and error. You gain an inch, you lose an inch. You gain some ground and you lose some ground. Each industry has a top dog and underdogs… And it’s certainly a dog eat dog world

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Published on December 3, 2018 at 9:46 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Christmas Classics featuring Mel Torme

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Enjoy this classic with Mel Torme 

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TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 4th

It’s the birth date of actors Jeff Bridges, Donnelly Rhodes, Marisa Tomei, Patricia Wettig and Victor French; of the music world’s Dennis Wilson, Deanna Durbin, Chris Hillman, Freddy Cannon and Eddie Heywood; and of broadcasters Wink Martindale and Alan Jackson.
‘The Eveready Hour’ began its pioneering radio variety show run on New York’s WEAF;
Walter Winchell began his longrunning Sunday night news and gossip radio show on NBC Blue;
the iconic radio soap ‘Ma Perkins’ moved from Cincinnati’s WLW to the NBC Red network;
Frank Reynolds co-anchored his final ABC-TV evening newscast;
and ‘Falcon Crest’ began its 9-year prime time run on CBS-TV.
It’s also the date we lost iconic Calgary sportscaster Ed Whalen (pictured).
Details and ALL the Dec 4th milestones INSIDE.

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CHUM Legend Roger Ashby Retiring after 50 Years with ‘Mixed Emotions’

“I’m looking forward to having a flexible schedule and not having the daily responsibility of having a morning show, not having to get up at four o’clock. But on the other hand I’m going to miss it because it’s what I love,” said Ashby, who says he’s been asked by Bell Media to stay on in a part-time capacity to do some work for the iHeartRadio app.

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Glenn Beck Merges with Mark Levin to form Conservative Media Powerhouse

Insiders say Blaze Media will reach 165 million people via television, digital platforms and social media.

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Former KGO talk radio host Ray Taliaferro found Dead in Kentucky

His son tells ABC7 News his father’s body was found behind Brooks Stadium in Paducah Ky. Taliaferro had been missing for three weeks.

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Chuck’s Classics goes Christmas with Brenda Lee

Chuck starts off the Christmas Season with Brenda Lee and this classic

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Published on December 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 3rd

Born this date were Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Connee Boswell, Jaye P Morgan, Daryl Hannah and Ozzie Osbourne,
‘The Voice of Firestone’ started a 35 year run on radio;
Paul Harvey News & Comment began a 58 year run on ABC Radio;
CTV’s Harvey Kirck (pictured) became the frst 20-year man anchoring a Canadian network newscast;
the late New York disk jockey Alan Freed was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame;
and CBS-TV aired the 200th episode of ‘Knots Landing.’
Fraser Valley transmitters on the AM band fell silent, as the original stations in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope completed their transfer to the FM band,
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 3rd INSIDE.

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WABC was the doorway to the Industry for Marty Martinson

Marty Martinson — He’s got the sport guy’s dream job. Western Academy Broadcasting College’s Marty Martinson is sportscaster and play-by-play guy at 1050C CJNB

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When a Morning Radio Host Had to Talk to Himself

CBC North host Loren McGinnis talks about the show that no one heard when The Trailbreaker lost its signal.

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Ken Berry, Star of ‘F Troop’and ‘Mama’s Family,’ Dies at 85

The song-and dance-man, who received a career boost from Leonard Nimoy, also toplined the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ spinoff ‘Mayberry R.F.D.’

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My favorite Flashback, feature Phil Collins

“Another Day In Paradise” was the first single to be released from Phil Collins’ number-1 1989 album ‘…But Seriously’.

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SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 2nd

Born this date were Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Lucy Liu, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ray Walston and Hy Gardner.
‘The Adventures of Charlie Chan’ debuted on radio’s NBC Blue network;
Don Imus brought his shock-jock radio schtick from Cleveland to New York’s WNBC;
Jungle Jay Nelson (pictured) did his first morning show on Toronto’s CHUM radio;
NBC-TV’s ‘This is Your Life’ surprised their subject of the week Bobby Darin;
after nearly half a century the amazing Alan Waters stepped down as head of CHUM broadcasting;
and Brian Williams took over the anchor chair at NBC’s Nightly News.
Celebrity deaths include folksinger Odetta, actors Robert Cummings and Desi Arnaz, jazz star Bob Haggart, actresses Gail Fisher and Roxie Roker, as well as Canada’s Fifi D’Orsay and broadcast magnate Ted Rogers Jr.
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 2nd INSIDE.

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Morning Host Jon McComb Celebrates 35 Years at CKNW

“I leave for work at about 4:15, which means I get up at quarter after three,” says McComb. “I’m 65-years old and I tell you, sometimes when that alarm goes off at 3:15, it’s a huge challenge to get up. Before accepting the job, I described it to my wife as a total lifestyle commitment.”

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‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ pulled from Cleveland radio station amid #MeToo movement

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” has been a source of debate  for the past few years. Some argue it displays key signs of rape culture.

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My Favorite Flashback, featuring The Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977

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Published on November 30, 2018 at 9:03 pm by Radio Man

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 1st

Born Dec. 1st were Richard Pryor, Woody Allen, Dick Shawn, David Doyle, Mary Martin, Lou Rawls, Bette Midler, Treat Williams and Sarah Silverman.
Victoria’s CHEK-TV signed on, becoming the first private TV station in Western Canada;
Tom Brokaw (pictured) stepped down after two decades as anchor at NBC News;
‘Edge of Night’ became the first TV soap to switch networks, from CBS to ABC;
CKWX became the first radio station in Western Canada to afiliate with a US network (Mutual- Don Lee);
Gene Autry took a job at WLS radio in Chicago, singing for $35 a week;
’The Abbott and Costello Show’ began its 52-episode run in syndicated TV;
and ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ began its 20-year run as a popular US daytime variety show.
Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 1st INSIDE.

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98.9 The Bull vs. 100.7 The Wolf: How do Seattle’s country radio stations stack up?

One year after 98.9 FM’s country makeover — and subsequent rebrand — we look at how Seattle-Tacoma’s dueling country radio stations compare.

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Research Director Inc. Analyzes Seattle PPMs .. Nov. 2018

Movin 92.5 again dominated the demo breakouts. And 94.1 The Sound was up for its sixth book in a row.

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A “dark day for press freedom” as SCOC rules against reporter’s right to protect source

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCOC) ruled unanimously today that a VICE Media reporter will have to turn over the notes of his conversations with an alleged ISIS member to RCMP.

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Toronto’s JAZZ.FM91 Faces Third Lawsuit

This brings to three the number of legal cases the troubled Toronto-based not-for-profit radio station is facing after its former CEO stepped down last May in the wake of allegations of workplace bullying and sexual harassment.

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After 51 years, Ken Singer steps away from radio life

A man with over five decades invested in radio is calling it quits.

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Netflix Canada is hiking prices in its biggest increase yet

Netflix says the move will help fund upcoming TV series and films as well as overall improvements to the Netflix platform.

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Chuck’s Classics featuring Elvis Presley

This is his first hit for RCA Records back in 1956. That year Elvis made his film debut in “Love Me Tender”. On he went to become of the worlds greatest singers of rock ’n roll. Elvis died in August 1977 age the age of 42

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Published on November 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 30th

It’s a day that brought us a wealth of talent, Dick Clark, Richard Crenna, Ben Stiller, Colin Mochrie, Mandy Patinkin, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brownie McGhee, Kaley Cuoco, Allan Sherman and Johnny Horton.
CBS-TV first used videotape for the West Coast delayed airing of the Evening News;
after 74 straight wins Ken Jennings lost on ‘Jeopardy’;
Eric Sevareid retired from CBS News;
the critically-acclaimed ‘Brian’s Song’ (pictured) was the Movie of the Week on ABC;
David Bowie dueted with Bing Crosby on CBS-TV on a Christmas special taped before Crosby’s death 6 weeks earlier;
and Whistler BC got its own FM station, CISQ debuting at 104.9.
Taking a final bow were Evel Knievel, Pierre Berton, Tiny Tim, and the Phillip Morris poster boy, Johnny Roventini.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 30th INSIDE.

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Prince George Fall Radio Diary Ratings .. Sept 3-Oct 28 2018

CBC & The Drive were the big winners in the 12+ chart, while The Goat was a HUGE loser, plummeting from #1 to last place.

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Kamloops Fall Radio Diary Ratings Sept 3 – Oct 28 2018

CBC continues to grow its share atop the 12+ chart. The biggest winner year over year was K 97.

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Seattle Radio PPM Ratings for November 2018

Movin 92.5 returns as #1 in Seattle’s PPM Radio Ratings. And The Sound 94.1 makes its first Top 5 appearance.

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Kelowna Fall Radio Diary Ratings .. Sept. 3 – Oct. 28 2018

CBC leads, followed by the big winner in this book Beach Radio 103.1, which jumps from last to 2nd.

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Victoria Fall Radio Diary Ratings Sept. 3 – Oct. 28 2018

CBC’s share grows in the 12+ book, followed by The Q and C-FAX.

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Red Deer Fall Radio Ratings.. November 2018

Real Country continues to lead, with the Big 105 following this time around…

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Lethbridge Fall Radio Ratings.. November 2018

Good gain for CJOC. The Bridge has seen brighter days…

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Saskatoon Fall Ratings… September 3 – October 28, 2018

Source: Numeris
Survey Period: Radio Diary Survey September 3 – October 28, 2018
Demographic: A12+
Area: 7109 (Saskatoon Ctrl)
Daypart: Monday-Sunday 5am-1am

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Published on at 11:35 am by Voice Over

Regina Fall Radio Ratings…. September 3 – October 28, 2018

Z99  14.6 Wolf  13.0  Big Dog 11.0                           

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Winnipeg Radio Fall Ratings (Diary) September 3 – October 28, 2018

Radio One rules in Winnipeg, with Newstalk CJOB coming in second place. Significant gains for Virgin and Power

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Published on at 11:22 am by Voice Over

KING 5 Reporter Elisa Hahn Signs Off

After 22 years at KING 5, I have decided to hang up my yellow jacket and press pass. My last day at KING 5 was Wednesday, November 28th.

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Chuck’s Classics featuring Jerry Lee Lewis

He is one of the pioneers of rock and rockabilly. Started out in 1954 and his biggest hit was this Great Balls Of Fire from 1957

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Published on November 28, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 29th

Many entertainers were born this date including Vin Scully, Howie Mandel, Don Cheadle, Diane Ladd, Garry Shandling, Merle Travis, Dagmar, Tom Sizemore, Denny Doherty, and TV newsman Frank Reynolds.
NBC radio began using the 3-note chimes;
the early radio crime show ‘Calling All Cars’ debuted on the CBS West Coast network;
the Chicago puppet show ‘Kukla Fran & Ollie’ (pictured) moved to the NBC-TV network;
the Metropolitan Opera was first televised on WJZ-TV;
for the first time the ‘Grammy Awards’ made it to TV;
and PBS televised a taped concert honoring Bruce Springsteen.
Obits for Nov. 29th include Natalie Wood, George Harrison, Gene Rayburn, Ray Smith and Godfrey Cambridge.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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South Fraser Broadcasting to Buy Defunct Roundhouse Radio for $600K

The deal is contingent on a requested exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections CIRH-FM would have to play.

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Published on at 8:34 pm by clockwatcher

New Moonves Sexposé Could Cost Former Mogul $120 Million

A New York Times story on Wednesday suggests that CBS head honcho Les Moonves and agent Marv Dauer had sought to keep quiet a woman Moonves feared could cause his downfall.

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Chuck’s Classics features Glenn Miller Orchestra

  String Of Pearls Glenn Miller Orchestra 1945 A big band trombonist, arranger, composer and band leader during the swing era. For those too young to know this music, you would be wise to learn of it, so you can see the evolution through the years. Glenn was a big part of the Big Band […]

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Published on November 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 28th

Happy birthday to Jon Stewart, Paul Schaeffer, Randy Newman, Ed Harris, S. Epatha Merkerson and Berry Gordy Jr.
It’s the date William Boyd brought his ‘Hopalong Cassidy’ movies to TV;
when the Grand Ole Opry debuted on WSM Nashville as ‘The WSM Barn Dance’;
the 200th Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS-TV;
a few years later CBS broadcast the last live TV soap operas before tape took over;
and Phil Donahue (pictured) moved his TV talk show from Chicago to New York.
This was the date we lost entertainment giants Garry Moore and Leslie Nielsen.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 28th INSIDE.

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‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ Creator Dies at 57, Victim of ALS

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the megahit Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on Monday. He was 57.

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‘Fox Nation’ Subscription Streaming Service Launches Today

The service from Fox News, called Fox Nation, offers commentary programs, specialty shows and documentaries that feature familiar personalities including Sean Hannity, Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy, Laura Ingraham and Dana Perino.

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Published on at 10:31 am by Ron Robinson

KOMO-TV’s Morgan Chesky Hired Away by NBC News

Award winning anchor/reporter Morgan Chesky says he’s leaving KOMO 4 to join NBC News as a national correspondent in December.

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Chuck’s Classics featuring Etta James

Etta started her career in 1954, lasting until 2012. She died January 2013 at the age of 73. This tune is now part of a Heinz commercial and was a hit in 1960.

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Published on November 26, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 27th

t’s the date of birth of pioneer sportscaster Ted Husing (pictured), Chick Hearn of the LA Lakers, the music world’s Jimi Hendrix, Jack Kane and Eddie Rabbitt, Howdy Doody’s ‘Buffalo Bob’ Smith, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Radio’s drama anthology ‘First Nighter’ debuted on NBC;
CBS Radio cancelled ‘Have Gun Will Travel’;
singer Frankie Avalon guest starred on ABC-TV’s ‘It Takes a Thief’;
the same network introduced us to a young Tom Hanks in episode one of ‘Bosom Buddies,’
while episode 200 of ‘The Waltons’ aired on CBS-TV.
Bowing out Nov. 27th were actor John Carradine, singers Joe Jones and Al Alberts, and Canada’s first anchorman Larry Henderson.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Former KGO All Night Host Ray Taliaferro Missing in Kentucky

Kentucky police say that TALIAFERRO may be experiencing “disorientation and signs of dementia.”

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Chuck’s Classics featuring David Rose

Born in London, England, David was a songwriter, composer. This tune from 1962. Rose won 4 Emmys. He died at the age of 80 in August 1990

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Published on November 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 26th

It’s the date that brought us Rich Little, Robert Goulet, Ernie Coombs, Tina Turner, Charles Schulz (‘Peanuts’ cartoonist), and Eric Sevareid of CBS News.
The CRTC introduced ‘simultaneous substitution’ of US programming to Canadian cable systems;
NBC premiered a 30-minute ‘Price is Right’ game show hosted by Bill Cullen;
the CBC televised the Grey Cup Game for the first time;
Elton John (pictured) guested on FOX-TV’s ‘Ally McBeal’;
and ABC telecast the TV special ‘Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York.’
Details and ALL the Nov. 26th milestones INSIDE.

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‘The Breeze’ May Blow to a Radio Near You

Sacramento, Detroit, Philadelphia… just a few of the radio markets where “The Breeze” has recently blown into town.

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Roseanne Barr says she’s ‘fine’ after heart attack rumors

The rumors were sparked when a man claiming to Barr’s agent said on a popular online radio show the star had suffered an alleged heart attack and was being rushed to the Emergency Room.

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My Favorite Flashback featuring Hall & Oates

The year was 1982, the song, ‘Private Eyes’

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Published on November 24, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 25th

Happy Birthday to John Laroquette, Jill Hennessy, Christina Applegate, Amy Grant, and Bing Crosby’s widow Kathryn.
Texas radio station WTAW aired the first football play-by-play;
four decades later, CBS telecast the first NFL game in color;
and decades later, CBC-TV aired the Grey Cup game for the last time.
Also on this date Seattle got its first TV station, in fact the first station north of San Francisco;
CBS cancelled the last 5 daytime serials on radio;
Michael J. Fox revealed he had Parkinson’s disease and would be leaving ‘Spin City’;
and CBS televised the TV special ‘Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing.’
Obits for Nov. 25th include Canadian TV chef Madame Benoit, comedian Flip Wilson, actor Jack Albertson (pictured), dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson, and onetime CKNW staff singer Alberta Slim.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

KING 5 is 70 Years Old Sunday (Nov. 25) w/ 9:30 pm Retrospective

The hour-long salute to KING’s longevity, with many commemorative segments, has now been uploaded to YouTube.

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Published on at 5:49 pm by boredop

Turner Streams Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson PPV Match for Free After Technical Difficulties

The event was billed as golf’s first pay-per-view broadcast, but it was marred by issues, with some viewers unable to view it on their televisions after paying $19.99.

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Published on at 8:08 am by Turn Table3

My Favorite Flashback, featuring The Hollies

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” was a song by the rock and roll group, The Hollies, and released on February 1, 1972 as a single on the Parlophone Records label.

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Published on November 23, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 24th

Happy Birthday to Katherine Heigl, Colin Hanks, Sarah Hyland, Billy Connolly, Pete Best, and the late Howard Duff.
It was the day JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald himself was shot dead by Jack Ruby;
radio station KVI started serving Tacoma with 50 watts at 1280 KHz;
CBC Vancouver opened its new radio-TV headquarters on Hamilton Street;
the private eye show ‘Simon & Simon’ debuted on CBS-TV;
Dusty Springfield and The Muppetts were featured on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show;
and Frank Sinatra ended 2 years in retirement with the NBC-TV special ‘Old Blue Eyes is Back’.
The music world lost Freddie Mercury, Big Joe Turner, and Kiss drummer Eric Carr, and actors Richard Carlson and Pat Morita also passed.
Details and ALL the Nov. 24 milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

RIP Rick Meaney, Co-Founder of Calgary’s Country 105 & GM for 18 Years

During Rick Meaney’s tenure Country 105 became the #1 Country Music Station in Canada.

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PROSALESGUY – Sales Superstars Need This One Attribute

When we discuss common attributes of success in our sales training workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto many different qualities are considered.  The so-called soft skills for Salespeople are often the determining factor in winning the trust of clients

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Published on at 10:47 am by Dave Warawa

JJ-365 Salutes Terry Evans

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

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Published on at 9:26 am by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics featuring The Byrds

The Byrds were formed in 1964 with frontman Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke

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Published on November 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 23rd

It’s the date that gave birth to Miley Cyrus, Robin Roberts, John Dehner, Ruth Etting and Boris Karloff.
The forerunner to Vancouver’s CKWX radio was licensed as CFDC in Nanaimo;
already a hit on TV, ‘Have Gun Will Travel’ debuted on CBS Radio;
Bob Hope’s final TV special aired on NBC-TV;
‘Doctor Who’ had its premiere on BBC-TV;
Ronald and Nancy Reagan co-starred in a 30-minute ‘GE Theatre’ on CBS-TV;
and Bon Jovi played three numbers on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
Passing away were Larry Hagman, Gloria Gordon (Our Miss Brooks), Marie Wilson (My Friend Irma) (pictured), western swing’s Spade Cooley, and country music’s Roy Acuff.
Details and ALL the Nov. 23rd milestones INSIDE.

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All-Christmas Music Begins on Seattle & Vancouver Radio

As per our friends at Northwest Broadcasters, the switch to Christmas music on local stations is underway.

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Chuck’s Classics features Billy Paul

Soul singer. Won a Grammy for this tune plus several Ebby awards from Ebony magazine. He had a hit with this one in 1972. Billy died at the age of 81 in April 2016

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Published on November 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

US THANKSGIVING in Broadcast History .. Thurs. Nov. 22nd

Happy Birthday to Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mariel Hemingway, Terry Gilliam, Richard Kind and Steve Van Zandt.
President Kennedy was assassinated, and broadcasters went to wall-to-wall coverage for 4 days;
the first televised interracial kiss occurred on NBC’s Star Trek;
Woody Allen was the subject of a 60 Minutes interview about his affair with Mia Farrow’s adoptive daughter;
Ted Koppel anchored his final ‘Nightline’ on ABC-TV; and the same network aired the 100th episode of ‘Who’s the Boss.’
Obits include Parley Baer, Michael Conrad, Jazz’s Norman Granz, and down east musician John Allan Cameron.
ALL the milestones for Nov. 22nd INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Trudeau Government Announces $600 MILLION Media Bailout ??? Buying Votes!

Instead of letting the Canadian People pick and choose which media companies to support freely, the Trudeau Liberals are forcing you to bail out the media that they pick – using your tax dollars to do it.

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Published on at 3:25 pm by Voice Over

Popular Former Ontario Radio Personality Mourned

The airwaves, Internet and social media were all buzzing yesterday with memories of George Jonescu, who, at age 84, was one of the longest-serving Canadian announcers still doing a regularly scheduled broadcast.

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KING 5 Reporter Leaves for Network Job in Washington, D.C.

KING political reporter Natalie Brand is leaving Washington state for Washington, D.C.

She joined the Tegna-owned station in Seattle in 2015 and says it’s time to chase her next dream.

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JJ-365 Salutes Don Shafer

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 Shafer

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Published on at 9:17 am by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics featuring Conway Twitty

Conway was a country singer, who also had some popular charted singles. He was active from 1955 to 1993. Twitty was an avid baseball player and was offered a contract with a professional team.

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Published on November 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Bell’s Virgin Radio Toronto & Edmonton Cutting Staff

Virgin Toronto has dumped most of its local on-air lineup, as changes happen there will they happen across the virgin network? Word is Bell is changing all the virgin stations now that the contract is up. Will we see lineup changes in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton? Word is we will in all 3. Minimally in Vancouver and Calgary. Full changes in Edmonton is possible.

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JJ-365 Salutes Dan McAllister

Another one of those people you like instantly. I got to know Dan through many colleagues in the business that worked with him or around him. He is known as a gem of a person; everyone wanted to work for him and felt privileged to have him as their leader

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Published on at 12:12 pm by Voice Over

Radio Cite 97.9 FM Edmonton – Press Release

It is finally here! 69 years after the opening of the first Edmonton French radio, that eventually became Radio-Canada (CBC), a new radio station will open. On October 6 at 5:30 pm, the Société de la radio communautaire du Grand Edmonton Society, will launch Radio Cité on the grounds of the Cité francophone d’Edmonton. The radio will unite under a same frequency the francophones and Francophiles of greater Edmonton. Three studios are installed at the ground level of the building with the offices on the first floor

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Montreal sports broadcaster Randy Tieman dead at 64

Tieman had a 34-year career with CTV Montreal, up until this past June, when he was part of layoffs at Bell Media that saw the CFCF-TV sports department eliminated.

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Published on November 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm by mikedup

Phoenix Anchor Preston Phillips Joins KOMO 4 in Seattle

After three years doing mornings at KPHO Preston will be anchoring evenings at KOMO-TV.

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Published on at 11:16 am by clockwatcher

Another WABC Graduate enters the industry as a Broadcast Journalist

Enjoying the busy life of a broadcast journalist

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Published on November 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm by Voice Over

Conflicts of interest threaten Canadian journalism

Attacks against the media pose a threat to democracy, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Published on November 17, 2018 at 9:16 pm by Radio Man

Barbara Frum’s legacy — she ‘never lost her cool’

David Frum talks about his mom’s legacy as one of As It Happens’ most beloved hosts.

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Published on at 9:38 am by clockwatcher

Rogers denies pushing Winnipeg radio host Dave Wheeler to be controversial

Rogers Media has filed its statement of defence to a lawsuit filed by Dave Wheeler, the former host of 92 CITI FM’s Wheeler in the Morning, who was fired in July over on-air comments he made about the transgender community.

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This is Where Global’s Lynn Colliar Has Gone

“I’ve decided to step away from journalism for a while – to focus on my career as a Mum!” 

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Published on November 16, 2018 at 6:50 pm by boredop

Seattle’s ‘Warm 106.9’ KRWM Has Gone All-Christmas

WARM 106.9/SEATTLE has just flipped (as of Thursday) to all the holiday hits as “SEATTLE’s CHRISTMAS Station.” The jingle bells will be ringing through DECEMBER 25th.

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Published on at 1:33 pm by Radio Man

JJ-365 Salutes Eric Samuels

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

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Published on at 10:02 am by Voice Over

CNN & Jim Acosta 1, White House 0

A District Court judge has granted a motion made by CNN and White House reporter Jim Acosta, temporarily returning the reporter’s suspended press pass while the case proceeds.

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Published on at 8:39 am by boredop

Chuck’s Classics present Bob B. Soxx

Group made up of Bobby Sheen lead, and two girls Darlene Love & Fanita James. Not any notable success after this hit.

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Published on November 15, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Country Star Roy Clark Dies at 85

The guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the TV show ‘Hee Haw’ for nearly a quarter century died Thursday.

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CBC’s ‘As It Happens’ Marks its 50th Anniversary Friday

CBC Radio One’s current affairs show As It Happens will mark its 50th anniversary with a special hour-and-a-half-long episode featuring highlights from the program’s five-decade history.

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Mandy James joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Mandy James is the morning show host with Pat PT Thomas and Mike Dubs on Entercom’s Buz’n @ 102.9 in Minneapolis. I’ve gotten to know Mandy over the last few years at the Conclave Summer Learning Conference. I watched as she bravely networked her way through the room in 2017, eventually giving me a gift bag complete with a Conclave survival kit which include a small bottle of something flavourful when 5pm kicked in

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Published on November 14, 2018 at 9:28 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary became popular in the 1950’s even though she as active 1946 to 2001. Her nephew is George Clooney, the actor

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Edmonton’s 92.5 the Chuck Goes All-Xmas This Friday

  Corus Radio stations flip the switch to Christmas Christmas is coming early to 92.5 The ‘CHUCK! Listeners will wake up in the holiday spirit this Friday after the station transforms overnight into Edmonton’s Christmas station, starting November 16 at 12:01 a.m. MT. Other stations across the Corus Radio network continue the tradition, flipping to […]

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Published on at 9:01 pm by Radio Man

Laura Ingraham To End Radio Show, Shift To Podcasting

“While hosting a prime-time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing a three-hour morning radio show was no longer feasible,” said INGRAHAM.

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Global/Corus Edmonton Leading the Celebration of 2018 Grey Cup Week

“Our stations are proud to stand with Edmontonians to create a memorable experience as host city for one of the greatest events in professional sport.”

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Producer Behind CBC’s Beachcombers, Dr. Bundolo Dead at 80

In 1991, Don S. Williams turned to television acting and guest-starring engagements in a number of Vancouver-shot programs leading to a recurring role as The First Elder in The X-Files, the role for which he would be best known.

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Fox News Supports CNN Lawsuit Against White House

Fox News was the first television network to announce an intention to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting CNN.

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Chuck’s Classic’s featuring Jim Croce

Folk and Rock Singer. Had a number of hits. He was killed in a plane crash in September 1973. He was just 30 years of age.

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Published on November 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

America’s Most Trusted TV News Anchors Revealed (Exclusive Poll)

According to a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult survey of about 2,200 adults, NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt is the most trusted television news personality in America, trusted “a lot” by 32 percent of respondents and “some” by 30 percent.

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Published on at 12:20 pm by Ron Robinson

CNN Sues White House Over Jim Acosta Press Pass Suspension

“If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers elected officials,” CNN said of the decision to suspend Acosta’s “hard pass.”

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Published on at 7:41 am by mikedup

Feedback Fuels Success, by Paul Kaye

I have not yet met anyone who didn’t want to be successful, but I have met many who don’t know how to get there. I remind myself of that sentiment often

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Published on November 12, 2018 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

The feisty writer, editor and publisher was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four — ’nuff said.

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Published on at 12:36 pm by Ron Robinson

Leafs’ Voice Joe Bowen Called to HOF Broadcast Wing

Bowen had a front seat to the wild Leaf 1980’s era in which just about everything happened except a Stanley Cup. Bowen survived the surly Harold Ballard, many white knuckle plane trips, a series of unpredictable colour analysts from Bill Watters to Jim Ralph and a few brushes with getting fired.

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Published on at 11:20 am by Ron Robinson

KiSS FM Seattle’s Full New Lineup Announced

“We are building SEATTLE’s next great morning show and looking to add to the CARLA MARIE AND ANTHONY cast. While we are flooded with local SEATTLE entries, anyone nationwide is open to apply with a :60 video at www.kissfmseattle.com”

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Chuck’s Classics, featuring Maureen McGovern…

The year was 1973 when Maureen McGovern released this Classic, The Morning After

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Published on November 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

RIP Winnipeg-born Douglas Rain, Stratford Pioneer & Voice of HAL 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Rain trained at the Old Vic Theatre in London, performed in a host of Shakespearean plays at the Stratford Festival and received a Tony Award nomination in 1972 for his turn opposite Claire Bloom in Robert Bolt’s Vivat! Vivat Regina!.

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Published on at 6:13 pm by clockwatcher

Sportscasting Icon Big Al Davidson saw battle as a teen in the air force during WW Two

Only 16 when he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943, ‘Big Al’ was still a teenager when he was sent overseas to serve with the 438 Wildcat Squadron.

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Published on at 3:27 pm by mikedup

No Flip? New KiSS 103.1 Morning Show Announced

It appeared on Facebook.  Word that Dez & Jay will host the new KiSS 103.1 morning show beginning Nov. 19. So this should cool that speculation we were hearing about a flip to Country or All-Sports. Sorry about that……..

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Published on November 10, 2018 at 12:35 pm by Turn Table3

Sebastian Gorka To Replace Seattle’s Michael Medved On Salem Radio Network

Medved had previously been rumored to be on the outs with the network due to his status as the host most critical of President TRUMP on the schedule.

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Published on November 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Shawn Smith

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

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Published on at 11:13 am by Voice Over

Vernon (BC) Community Radio Station is Getting Closer

The proposed new station has been assigned the call letters CFAN-FM by Industry Canada and has been branded as “Valley FM” by the non-profit Community Radio Society.

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Published on at 10:11 am by clockwatcher

Six Seattle FM Stations on Standby Power Due to Fire

The tower carries the signals of iHeart stations KSWD-FM 94.1, KBKS-FM 106.1 and KJAQ-FM 96.5; Hubbard stations KNUC-FM 98.9  and KQMV-FM 92.5, and Entercom’s KZOK 102.5. 

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Published on at 9:45 am by Radio Man

Radioplayer Introduces Reference Radio for Dashboards

The Reference Radio “hybrid” prototype is multiplatform, able to play DAB digital radio, FM, and internet radio streams.

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Published on at 8:17 am by boredop

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Frank Sinatra

Sinatra recorded the song again with the arrangement by Nelson Riddle

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Published on November 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

As Streaming Wars Escalate, CBS May Not Need to Beat Netflix — Just HBO

All Access Canada is “off to a solid start,” said the interim CEO, while in the fourth quarter CBS will be launching Network 10, its streaming product in Australia.

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Published on at 11:16 am by mikedup

Tucker Carlson’s home targeted by Antifa protesters

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was at his desk Wednesday evening, less than two hours before his 8 p.m. live show, when he suddenly started receiving multiple text messages.

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Published on at 10:48 am by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Ella Mae Morse

Do you remember Blacksmith Blues?

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Published on November 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Jim Acosta White House Press Pass Suspended

Jim Acosta’s White House press pass has been suspended following the incident wherein he assaulted a female White House staffer on Wednesday

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Published on at 5:49 pm by Voice Over

NY Sports Radio Host Craig Carton Convicted of Fraud

He was convicted of misleading investors in his ticket resale business, with proceeds used to pay gambling debts and pay off earlier investors.

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Published on at 3:38 pm by clockwatcher

Fox News Beats Broadcast Networks on Midterm Election Night

Tune-in for Tuesday night’s election returns was up by significant margins from the last midterm, with cable news viewership alone up a strong 64 percent from 2014.

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Published on at 1:06 pm by boredop

PROSALESGUY – Why Do Salespeople Hate The “A” Word?

Our individualized sales training workshops in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are a great opportunity for us to interact with Salespeople and learn how to best provide them with what they need to be successful

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Published on at 10:20 am by Dave Warawa

Midterm Ratings Boom: NBC, CBS, ABC Up Double Digits

Cable news ratings will likely surpass those of these three networks; those numbers will be out later Wednesday.

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Published on at 9:47 am by boredop

Amanda Logan joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Amanda Logan headed west in 2008 to Regina, Saskatchewan where she did evenings at 104.9 The Wolf. Amazingly, we still have audio from that era and it makes an appearance in this podcast. A few weeks ago, The evening personality at Toronto’s Z103.5, got married and in lieu of a wedding present, I figured a podcast appearance would suffice

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Chuck’s Classics featuring Vaughn Monroe…

The Year was 1951, the song is called, ‘Sound Off’ (Duckworth chant) and the singer, Vaughn Monroe
Munroe died May 1973 at the age of 61

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Published on November 6, 2018 at 9:06 pm by Chuck Benson

JJ-365 Salutes Pat Holiday

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

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Published on at 3:50 pm by Voice Over

Chuck’s Classics presents Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin was a singer, but was better known for the creation of the TV game shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune

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Published on November 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

Heather Conway Leaving as CBC Vice President After 5 Years

She led network’s English services, including digital, TV and radio.

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Published on at 9:54 am by Ron Robinson

Mike Killeen’s New Gig is with CBC Vancouver TV News

As of Nov. 19 Mike Killeen and Anita Bathe will host CBC Vancouver News at 6.

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Published on at 9:13 am by clockwatcher

Why Radio Works For Sleep Number Bed

Talk show host Lars Larson has been working with Sleep Number Bed for two decades, and he reached out to Radio Ink to let us know how consistent radio advertising and great storytelling with live reads can be a gold mine for advertisers.

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Published on at 8:00 am by boredop

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 5th

Happy Birthday to Bryan Adams, Elke Sommer, Art Garfunkel, Tatum O’Neal and Sam Rockwell.
The comic strip ‘The Gumps’ debuted as a series on CBS radio;
‘The Big Show’ debuted as a Sunday night 90-minute radio spectacular on NBC;
Vancouver’s CKNW increased power from 1,000 watts to 5,000 at 1320 kc;
the ‘Nat King Cole Show’ debuted on NBC-TV;
Tom Jones guested on the soundtrack of Fox-TV’s ‘The Simpsons’;
and Kenny Rogers and The First Edition made their TV debut on CBS-TV’s ‘Smothers Bros. Comedy Hour.’
Those bowing off the world stage Nov. 5th include Fred MacMurray, Johnny Horton, Bobby Hadfield of the Righteous Bothers, Bobby Nunn and Billy Guy of ‘The Coasters’ (16 years apart); bandleader Guy Lombardo (pictured), and career Canadian broadcasters Norm Marshall and Sid Boyling.
ALL the milestones for the date are found INSIDE.

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

Clear Sky looking for Creative Writer/Swing Announcer – Cranbrook, BC

Summit 107 FM in Cranbrook is looking for our next Creative “Master” to write and produce commercials for our many local clients.

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Published on at 10:02 am by Voice Over

My Favorite Flashback – Today’s feature, Fleetwood Mac

Go Your Own Way is the ultimate breakup song. The song tells the story of the broken hearts of Stevie Nicks and bandmate Lindsey Buckingham at the conclusion of their tumultuous romance.

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Published on November 3, 2018 at 9:41 pm by Radio Man

Will this man become Canada’s next Prime Minister? Jim Goddard talks with the man – A Must Listen…

Mad Max, the man who could become our next Prime Minister

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Published on at 6:44 pm by Voice Over

C-FAX Victoria Veteran Dave Shearer Has Died

Sad word has arrived from the UK that longtime C-FAX announcer/engineer Dave Shearer has passed at age 89.

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Published on at 10:10 am by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Tom McGouran

Picture of Tom McGouran and Larry Updike

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Published on at 9:40 am by Voice Over

My Favorite Flashback – Today featuring Alan Parsons

“Eye in the Sky” is a 1982 song by the British rock band The Alan Parsons Project from the album Eye in the Sky.

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Published on November 2, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

Rebranded Crave streaming service combines HBO, CraveTV and TMN

Canadians will no longer have to have a cable subscription to stream HBO.
Bell Media is rebranding The Movie Network (TMN), HBO Canada and CraveTV into one streaming service, that will simply be known as Crave.

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Published on at 11:09 am by mikedup

My Favorite Flashback – Today’s feature, Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran sang directly to the American teen over his thick guitar sound. While his career and life were tragically cut short, his influence on rock music is everlasting.

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Published on November 1, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

CBS Posts Record Third-Quarter Results Under New CEO

The company was expected to earn $1.22 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion, but it posted $1.24 on $3.26 billion.

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Published on at 2:01 pm by clockwatcher

JJ-365 Salutes Ray Ramsay

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

What does Jann Arden, Michael Buble and Ray have in common beyond music? When young they all worked on the commercial Salmon boats (Ray’s family had 3) and was a way of clearing his head. This is something he’s done since he was two years old.
Skip ahead to Apr 1st of 1968 when he says he started as a nineteen-year old at distributor TPC/Quality as a warehouse ‘hump’, making him the April Fools boy. He thinks they hired him to stop him from phoning them. In 1970 he quickly rose to Promo/Sales Rep and eventually just Promotions for British Columbia.

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Published on at 1:33 pm by Voice Over

My Favorite Flashback! Today, featuring The Diamonds

It was 1957, The Diamonds, from Canada (no cancon during those years) released their classic hit, Little Darlin’ in the United States.

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Published on October 31, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

KBKS/Seattle Goes Under Construction, Calls Out For New On-Air Talent

KBKS GM ROBERT DOVE announced at 4p PT that while the station won’t change formats, it will continue to be “under construction.”
“106.1 KISS FM is dead serious about finding Seattle’s Funniest person.”

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Published on at 4:31 pm by mikedup

Research Director Inc. Analyzes Seattle PPM Demo Leaders

Movin’ 92.5 topped all the Demo charts. And News-Talk KIRO-FM had a good book too.

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Published on at 11:46 am by boredop

KBKS (106.1 Kiss FM)/Seattle Teasing A 4p (PT) Announcement

The station is running spooky recorded liners saying “KISS IS DEAD” asking listeners to “listen at 4p.”

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Published on at 7:35 am by Turn Table3

Lauzon joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Nat Lauzon has been a mainstay on Montreal radio for almost 20 years. Her career path has moved in somewhat tidy cycles, spending her teen years working on air in her hometown of Timmins, Ontario while in high school. Then she worked at Toronto’s Mix 99.9 while she was finishing her degree at Ryerson Polytechnic. In 1999, she jumped at the opportunity to move to Montreal to with Blair Bartrem at Mix 96

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Published on October 30, 2018 at 9:34 pm by Voice Over

My Favorite Flashback – Today’s feature, Bill Haley and his Comets

The song ranked No. 158 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Radio Man

Megyn Kelly Resists Non-Disparagement Clause in NBC Exit Talks

Among the issues the sides are haggling over: money and a non-disclosure and non-disparagement clause.

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Published on at 7:30 pm by boredop

The 6 Highest Paid TV Actors All Work on the Same 2 Shows

‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Modern Family’ are clearly breaking banks.

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Published on at 4:15 pm by Ron Robinson

Winners Announced for 2018 Jack Webster Awards

Western Canada’s preeminent journalism awards were presented Monday evening at the 2018 Jack Webster Awards, held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver.  The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C.

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Published on at 11:08 am by Ron Robinson

BC Electoral Reform Debate Set for TV/Radio Nov. 8

Premier John Horgan and Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson’s debate will be broadcast live on CBC and Global TV networks, and CKNW Radio, starting at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Published on at 10:22 am by clockwatcher

What if television news disappeared and we invented ourselves?

The desperate networks are grasping at straws. Their ratings reflect a continuing audience exodus

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Published on October 29, 2018 at 1:09 pm by Voice Over

Drudge Rips Fox News Host who ‘Laughed & Joked’ After Synagogue Shooting

“A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and joked their way through a discussion on political impact of terror was bizarre,” Drudge wrote on Twitter. “Check your soul in the makeup chair.”

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Published on at 11:21 am by mikedup

IBM Acquires Red Hat Software Co. in $34B. Deal

“The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market,” said IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. “IBM will become the world’s #1 hybrid cloud provider.”

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Published on October 28, 2018 at 6:12 pm by Radio Man

San Fran.’s Radio 13th HOF Inductions Prove Unlucky

It began with a microphone malfunction and ended, nearly two hours later, with KDIA, the powerful R&B station of the ’60s, being represented by … no one.

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Published on at 2:00 pm by clockwatcher

YouTube is Still the Audio Streaming Go-to in Canada

While Media Technology Monitor says other services show more potential for growth, 93 per cent of music streaming service listeners are using YouTube, up slightly from 85 per cent last year.

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Published on at 1:29 pm by Turn Table3

Bob Cole’s Final ‘Victory Lap’ Reaches Vancouver

Before the 2018-19 season — Cole’s 50th in the play-by-play broadcaster’s chair — Rogers Sportsnet announced Cole, 85, would call 10 games this season and then unplug his microphone for the final time.

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Published on at 10:17 am by mikedup

Media Looks the other way. Talk about a double standard! Wake Up People!

Media yawned when real ricin packages were mailed to Trump and leading Republicans a mere 4 weeks ago

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Published on October 27, 2018 at 5:33 pm by Michael Easton

After 47 Years, Tom Mark Calls it a Career

Tom Mark has signed-off on his last newscast

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Published on at 1:49 pm by Turn Table3

CRTC Hearings on Questionable Telco Practices Wrap Up

The hearings on misleading and aggressive sales practices by the country’s telecom providers concluded Friday, with Shaw, Rogers and Bell disputing that questionable sales practices are a systemic issue.

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Published on at 10:41 am by boredop

It Could Be Pure Murdoch Magic!

Rupert could pull off an amazing coup: Buying Fox regional sports networks back from Disney at a discount of billions!

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Published on October 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm by mikedup

As $524M Radio Deal w/Stingray Goes Down, Newcap’s John Steele Reflects

The deal makes Stingray the owner of two TV stations and 101 radio licences across the country,

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Published on at 2:34 pm by boredop

Seattle’s ‘The Sound 94.1’ Names Jeanne Ashley APD & Morning Co-Host

“Jeanne is an exceptional radio talent and we are happy to have her join The Sound’s air team because of her deep understanding of the values of the Adult Contemporary format.”

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Published on at 10:33 am by clockwatcher

Megyn Kelly & NBC in Exit Negotiations, ‘Today Show’ says

It’s the first time any NBC News property has acknowledged the star anchor is likely to leave NBCUniversal in the wake of a heated controversy that erupted this week.

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Published on at 8:53 am by Ron Robinson

RIP Longtime Broadcaster Tim Klassen, 56

In 2002, he left Canada for Dubai, United Arab Emirates to act as station manager and morning host at Channel 4 FM.

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Published on October 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm by Ron Robinson

Legendary CHUM 104.5 Host Roger Ashby Announces His Retirement

Toronto radio icon to retire from CHUM 104.5 morning show after 50 years with the station –

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Published on at 2:58 pm by Radio Man

Whither Seattle’s 106.1 KISS FM? 17 Year Morning Man Turfed, Station is Stunting

Morning co-host BENDER was let go Wednesday after 17 years and the station is running jockless and without the usual IDs. A page hidden on the station’s website was headlined, “KISS IS DEAD.” 

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Published on at 1:33 pm by boredop

Deep state rolls out staged “bomb” attack on CNN headquarters

“The bomb scare comes on the heels of suspected IEDs mailed to the home  former President Obama in Washington, D.C. and the New York state homes of former President Clinton Clinton and major Democratic Party donor George Soros

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Published on October 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm by Michael Easton

Stompin’ Tom’s ‘The Hockey Song’ to be Inducted into HOF

The catchy ditty celebrating “the good ol’ hockey game” will be honoured on Saturday as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

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Published on at 7:05 pm by Ron Robinson

Corus EVP/COO Barb Williams Announces Retirement

CORUS does not plan to replace Ms. WILLIAMS and will not be appointing a new COO.

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Published on at 1:47 pm by boredop

Emily Brass Leaves CBC Radio Victoria for CBC Winnipeg

Emily has been handling the morning news on CBC Radio One in Victoria for the past couple of years.

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Published on at 1:26 pm by mikedup

PROSALESGUY – 10 Prospecting Tips From Top-Performing Salespeople

  Prospecting for new business is a necessity.  Our sales training workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary always drill this into the minds of Professional Salespeople.  No one ever disagrees.  In fact, when I ask the question “Who prospects for new business?” everyone’s hands go up.  “Now keep your hand in the air if you have a specific […]

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Published on at 12:17 pm by Dave Warawa

NBC Seeks to Reverse ‘Tonight Show” Downward Ratings Drift

Bell will have the title of executive in charge for the late-night franchise, which has been running behind CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in the ratings in the last year.

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Published on at 10:59 am by clockwatcher

Vancouver Canadians Baseball Jumps to AM 650, Get 6 Games on TV

It’s common knowledge that teams like the C’s pay for their radio time, and use the ad spots to recoup costs. You can bet they’re doing the same with this TV deal.

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Published on at 9:35 am by Turn Table3

Ann Marie Mulholland Named to Head Hubbard’s Seattle Cluster

Mulholland is the new Market Manager for Hubbard’s 5 radio stations in Seattle, replacing Marc Kaye who announced his retirement, after 45 years, this past July.

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Published on at 9:10 am by Radio Man

NBC ‘Nightly News’ Blasts Network’s own Megyn Kelly over ‘Blackface’

Ms. Kelly has now repeatedly apologized for suggesting that “blackface” might be OK on Halloween.

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Published on at 7:35 am by mikedup

Great Voices of the Past Nominated to Baseball HOF

The NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME has announced the eight finalists for the 2019 FORD C. FRICK Award honoring excellence in baseball broadcasting. 

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Published on October 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm by boredop

JJ-365 Salutes Clay St. Thomas

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

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Published on at 12:24 pm by Voice Over

Alberta Rapper Dies After Falling From Plane near Vernon BC

Jon James McMurray died Saturday filming a project he had been working on for months, performing while walking on the wing of a plane.

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Published on at 10:48 am by Ron Robinson

CRTC Approves $506-Million Sale of Newcap Radio to Stingray

The CRTC approval means Stingray, a Montreal-based international music service provider, will become Canada’s largest public independent media company.

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Published on at 9:22 am by Radio Man

One Word Makes A Difference, by Paul Kaye

The secret to success in business is durable competitive advantage. Only products that demonstrate a desirable difference to their competitors are likely to win audience attention. Our brains act like filters that protect us from too much information

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Published on October 22, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

CRTC Hears of ‘Mismatch’ Between What Telco Customers Expect & Get

Government-ordered hearings into complaints about Canada’s largest telecommunications providers got underway Monday with an industry-funded ombudsman saying his group has limited insight into problem sales practices.

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Published on at 5:58 pm by clockwatcher

Kudos to CTV Vancouver on Election Night

The banner along the bottom of the screen was breaking results in a timely manner .. and they had reporters checking in frequently from the various Metro Vancouver headquarters with timely reaction to the available numbers.

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Published on October 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm by Ron Robinson

Radioman Al Siebring Elected Mayor of North Cowichan

PSR extends congratulations to longtime Duncan radio newsman Al Siebring (pictured), who defeated the incumbent by a margin of just ten votes! 

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Published on at 10:26 am by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Marty Forbes

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

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Published on at 10:11 am by Voice Over

Assignment Shifts at News 1130

Tarrah Harvey (pictured), Jon Szekeres and Monika Gul have new duties at Vancouver’s all-news radio station.

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Published on October 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm by boredop

JJ-365 Salutes Jan Evanski

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

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Published on at 11:46 am by Voice Over

Seattle-based Radio Host Delilah Shares Advice about Losing a Child

One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18.

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Published on October 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm by Turn Table3

KIRO AM710, Seattle’s Original 50,000 Watt Powerhouse, is 80 Years Old

From 500 watts, KIRO ultimately beat every other station in the Northwest and went to 50,000 watts during the summer of 1941. To accomplish the boost, KIRO built a glamorous new transmitter building and antenna array on Vashon/Maury Island.

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Published on October 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm by mikedup

Rob Gray Out as TSN Radio National P.D.

Gray was PD at Vancouver’s Team 1040 (now TSN 1040) from 2001-11 before moving to the national position in Toronto.

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Published on at 12:12 pm by Radio Man

Jordan Armstrong, Neetu Garcha to New Slots at Global BC

Current morning news reporter Jordan Armstrong is heading to the weekend evening anchor desk at Global BC, with Neetu Garcha taking his spot in the morning.

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Published on at 10:58 am by clockwatcher

Bryan Hall celebrates 65 years in Edmonton broadcasting

Bryan Hall is celebrated for 65 years in the Edmonton media on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.Greg Southam/Postmedia

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Published on October 17, 2018 at 6:06 pm by Voice Over

Through First 6 Weeks, NFL TV Ratings are Up Over Last Year

Through the first six weeks of the 2018 campaign, NFL games have collectively averaged 15.6 million viewers, which is pacing 4 percent ahead of last season (15.0 million), according to Nielsen.

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Published on at 5:58 pm by boredop

Wanted: On Air Hosts for Peace River, Alberta

We have immediate openings for On-Air hosts on both of our Peace River based stations – the newly branded River Country, and, KIX FM.

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Published on at 1:53 pm by Voice Over

Jenna Mosher joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

In late August, Jesse and Jenna from Jump 106.9 in Ottawa were restructured out of their jobs. That’s probably not news as it is a regular occurrence in radio. However, their replacements were a syndicated U.S. show out of Seattle

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Published on at 1:52 pm by Voice Over

Looking for On-Air/Copywriter for Fort St. James, BC

Moose FM seeks On-Air Personality and Copywriter… A Great Opportunity

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Published on at 1:50 pm by Voice Over

Puppeteer Behind Big Bird is Retiring … After 50 Years

Caroll Spinney, 84, announced Wednesday that he’s handing over Big Bird and his other character, Oscar the Grouch, to younger performers.

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Published on at 11:15 am by boredop

Ontario judge declines to hear Faith Goldy v. Bell Media

An Ontario Superior Court judge has declined to hear Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy’s complaint against Bell Media for refusing to run her election ads

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Published on October 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm by Voice Over

Longtime Voice of WSU Cougars Bob Robertson Retires

ROBERTSON, 89,  began calling COUGARS football as radio play-by-play voice in 1964, moving to analyst in 2012; He called 589 COUGARS games in that stretch. 

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Published on at 12:53 pm by Ron Robinson

Michaela Pereira Among Several Hosts Turfed in HLN Retrenchment

Pereira, who got her TV start at Victoria’s CHEK-TV, will leave the network, along with Ashleigh Banfield and Carol Costello.

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Published on at 10:20 am by mikedup

Ann Curry to Produce & Anchor a New Unscripted Medical Series

The two-hour weekly event will tap into the worldwide phenomenon of medical crowdsourcing, with Curry reporting true stories of medical mysteries and crowdsourcing for doctors.

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Published on October 15, 2018 at 6:08 pm by Turn Table3

Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder & Owner of Seahawks, Trail Blazers, Dies at 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates and chaired Vulcan Inc., died Monday in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Published on at 3:23 pm by clockwatcher

Rogers Media second broadcaster to ban Faith Goldy election ads

Rogers Media is the second broadcast outlet to reject election ads from Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy.

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Published on at 3:14 pm by Voice Over

Owner Opts to go Dark on Four Hurricane-Damaged Florida Stations

“We have made the difficult decision to cease broadcasting operations in PANAMA CITY. HURRICANE MICHAEL did catastrophic damage to our physical plant to the point that rebuilding was uneconomic.”

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Published on at 11:25 am by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Graham Hatch

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

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Published on October 14, 2018 at 11:34 am by Radio Man

Joe Rainey of Capitol Records Has Passed Away at 43

Very sad to have to report the sudden passing of our dear friend, CAPITOL SVP/Pop Promotion & Marketing, JOE RAINEY on FRIDAY evening

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Published on October 13, 2018 at 4:41 pm by Radio Man

Ex-CKWX Newsie John Copsey Joins Global/CKNW Evenings and Overnights

John will be delivering newscasts during Charles Adler Tonight and The Shift with Drex evenings and overnights across Canada on the Global News radio network.

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Published on at 9:44 am by boredop

Astrid Braunschmidt of CTV Vancouver Island Has Delivered Her Last Weather Forecast

After 17 years with Victoria’s second television station, Astrid is leaving .. for a position handling Media Relations with BC Ferries.

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Published on October 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm by Ron Robinson

Matt Cundill: Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

I really love Thanksgiving. In Canada we celebrate it as a tribute to the bountiful harvest. There are a lot of people who enjoy it morning than Christmas which gets lost in a sea of wrapping paper and Amazon deliveries.

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Published on at 9:27 am by Voice Over

Hurricane Michael Silenced Nearly Three Dozen US Radio Stations

The latest information available from the Federal Communications Commission shows 27 FMs, 3 FM translators and 4 AMs are off the air.

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Published on at 8:57 am by Turn Table3

President Signs Music Modernization Act into Law

The MMA is a comprehensive bill that aims to reform the US’s music licensing system and give music creators an opportunity to obtain compensation that more accurately reflects the value of music.

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Published on October 11, 2018 at 4:02 pm by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Tom Milroy

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

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Published on at 12:10 pm by Voice Over

Joseph Planta welcomes George Garrett to the Commentary…

George shares his storied career at CKNW…

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Published on at 9:57 am by Voice Over

CNN Panel Slams Kanye West, Claims He Has Limited Intelligence and ‘Mental Issues’

Group was up in arms over the rapper’s scheduled meeting with the president — and went after him with outrageous language

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

Red Robinson’s RPM Lunch at the White Spot Oct. 9 2018

Andy Hall very kindly supplied the photos, unfortunately the poster could only put names to a handful of participants.

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Published on at 10:59 am by Radio Man

PROSALESGUY – Responding To Sales Leads

Salespeople need to respond to sales leads immediately. All our sales training participants in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto would agree. Who wouldn’t? Yet, the response time to sales leads for many companies ranges from OK to downright horrible

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Published on October 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm by Dave Warawa

Faith Goldy sues Bell Media over refusal to run election ads

Toronto mayoral candidate and former Rebel Media contributor Faith Goldy has hired constitutional law and civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby to represent her in a suit she’s launching against Bell Media for refusing to run her election ads

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Published on at 12:21 pm by Radio Man

Growing As A Coach, by Paul Kaye

“I want my people to be better. All of my people. I want to start with those who have the responsibility for coaching and developing other employees.”

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Published on October 8, 2018 at 9:57 pm by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Ted Farr

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

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Published on at 10:43 am by Voice Over

The Former KPLU (KNKX) Moving Studios to Downtown Tacoma

It’s the public radio station that Seattle almost snapped up, but was saved by its jazz-loving listeners world-wide who raised some 8 million dollars.

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Published on October 7, 2018 at 11:48 am by Turn Table3

Hershel on’The Walking Dead’ Scott Wilson Dies at 76

His first film was ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ and he also stood out in ‘The Ninth Configuration,’ ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘Monster.’

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Published on at 9:11 am by boredop

Survey: Most Canadians Go Online for Their News

Canada’s first-ever Trust in News survey finds that online news is the leading go-to medium for news audiences, while radio scored top points for credibility.

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Published on October 6, 2018 at 8:48 am by clockwatcher

JJ-365 Salutes Dave Spence

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

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Published on October 5, 2018 at 2:42 pm by Voice Over

Jack Swanson is Back as PD at KGO

SWANSON (pictured right) was PD at KGO and KSFO from 1994 to 2011, during some of the best years at the then preeminent Bay Area talkers.

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Published on at 2:05 pm by mikedup

Hubbard Radio Seattle has a Great National Sales Manager

Julie Judge of Hubbard Seattle is the 2018 Radio Ink Radio Wayne Award winner in the National Sales Manager category.

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Published on October 4, 2018 at 1:55 pm by boredop

Graham Mosimann joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Graham Mosimann does evenings at Calgary’s alternative X92.9. I hired Graham back in 2014 to work at Power 97 in Winnipeg and decided to call him up and see how he was doing

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Published on at 9:08 am by Voice Over

Seattle Radio PPM’s Analyzed + Demo Leaders

In the Sept. PPM’s KISW topped the 18-49 demo and 25-54, while KPLZ was #1 18-34.

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Published on October 3, 2018 at 11:18 am by boredop

Peggy Sue of Buddy Holly Classic Song Fame, Dies at 78

“Peggy Sue” namesake went to same Lubbock high school as the rocker, and married Crickets drummer Jerry Allison

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Published on October 2, 2018 at 3:04 pm by Radio Man

Two News/Talk Stations Now Atop Seattle Radio PPM’s (Sept.)

KUOW (NPR) narrowly edges KIRO-FM for #1.

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Published on at 2:47 pm by boredop

Veteran CBS Producer Brad Kern Fired Amid Abuse Claims

Multiple NCIS: New Orleans sources said that Kern harassed and unfairly penalized women, repeatedly bullied a nursing mother and made racially insensitive statements, among other allegations.

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Published on at 11:14 am by clockwatcher

Charles Aznavour, “France’s Frank Sinatra,” Dies at 94

A popular-song stylistic, Aznavour was a charismatic stage presence, despite his 5-foot 3-inch height and pedestrian appearance.

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Published on October 1, 2018 at 4:55 pm by Turn Table3

From Copyright Term to Super Bowl Commercials: Breaking Down the Digital NAFTA Deal

While much of the focus is on the dairy industry, dispute resolution, and the auto sector, the agreement will have significant implications for intellectual property, digital policy, and broadcasting

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Published on at 3:41 pm by Voice Over

Marty Forbes: Sky’s the limit for drone technology

It’s no secret that media downsizing has had a profound effect on radio, television, and print over the past several years

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Published on at 10:31 am by Radio Man

Radio station hires replacement for fired DJ Dave Wheeler

Radio station 92.1 CITI-FM announced it has hired a replacement for morning show DJ Dave Wheeler, who filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against Rogers Media after he was fired.

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Published on September 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm by Voice Over

Radio Host Tammy Moyer who lost her life to Cancer to be Honoured at Woman of Worth Awards

The awards have been renamed the Tammy Moyer Woman of Worth Awards, paying tribute to the single mother from Maple Ridge and morning anchor on News1130, who enjoyed the role of Master of Ceremonies at Woman of Worth events for years.

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Published on at 3:50 pm by Radio Man

Former Radioman Ian Jessop Joins ‘United for Saanich’ Civic Slate

Jessop says he’s seeking a seat on council to support Mayor Richard Atwell, who he feels has found himself at odds with the rest of council.

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JJ-365 Salutes Mark Burley

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

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‘Last Man Standing’ Surges with Whopping 8 Million Viewers in Fox Premiere

The hit comedy series Last Man Standing posted a historic viewing during its Friday night debut on Fox, averaging a whopping 8 million viewers in the all-important 18-49 demo.

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Published on at 1:27 am by Voice Over

Air Talent: The Issue of Bad Hires

A few bad apples with narcissistic tendencies can ruin station’s ratings, revenue base, and morale. Sam Weaver of All Access knows this all too well.

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Published on September 29, 2018 at 11:37 am by Ron Robinson

Ted Turner Reveals he has Lewy Body Dementia

LBD is one of the three most common forms of dementia affecting 1.5 million Americans, including the late Robin Williams, but it is often misdiagnosed.

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Published on September 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm by boredop

Facebook Security Breach: Up to 50 Million Accounts Hacked

Attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts.

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Published on at 3:39 pm by Ron Robinson

Fox News Beats CNN and MSNBC Combined in Kavanaugh Hearing Viewers

More than 11 million people tuned in to cable news Thursday. Fox News Channel was the clear winner in terms of TV ratings, with its average of 5.7 million total viewers beating CNN and MSNBC’s hauls combined.

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Published on at 12:53 pm by Ron Robinson

KOMO Weatherman Steve Pool Takes Time Off to Battle Cancer

Steve was diagnosed with prostate cancer and, he will be away from KOMO for treatment.

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Published on at 11:32 am by mikedup

Press Release: Tyler Bieber Western Academy College Memorial Broadcasting Scholarship

TYLER BIEBER The newspaper headline read “Hockey Heartbreak”. The news of the horrific accident that claimed 16 lives of the Humboldt Broncos hockey players, coaches and staff quickly spread worldwide within hours.

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Published on at 10:26 am by Voice Over

Paul Larsen’s Clear Sky and Golden West team up to launch ‘More Country’ in Strathmore

104.5 FM More Country was officially launched yesterday (Thursday) morning

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Published on at 8:39 am by Voice Over

Fred Jacobs joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Fred Jacobs was a guest on Episode 53 in a preview to the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters sessions at Podcast Movement in 2017. I have always wanted to do an episode where we looked back at the evolution of his company and a tweet on the 35th anniversary of the company’s creation reminded me that it’s a good time to have that chat.

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Published on September 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Voice Over

Bob Cole returns to HNIC broadcast booth for 50th and final season

The 85 year old Cole is scheduled to call 10 games, starting with the Montreal-Pittsburgh matchup Saturday, Oct. 6. Sportsnet says the games will all be in the first half of the 2018-19 season.

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Published on at 3:25 pm by clockwatcher

CKNW Loses Bailey Nicholson to News 1130

Nicholson, who has been reporting and anchoring, joined NW in Mar. 2016 as an intern.

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Published on at 10:48 am by mikedup

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 27th

Celebrities born this date include Randy Bachman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jayne Meadows, William Conrad, Greg Morris, Wilford Brimley, and Meat Loaf.
John Palmer replaced Chris Wallace as news anchor of NBC’s Today Show;
Steve Allen (pictured) started his run as first host of NBC’s Tonight Show;
Dolly Parton’s short-lived variety show debuted on ABC-TV;
Patti Page had the #1 song with ‘I Went to Your Wedding’;
the Beach Boys performed on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show;
and Bob Dylan had a concert at Carnegie Hall.
Taking their final curtain call Sept. 27th were actors Lloyd Nolan and Robert Montgomery, song and dance man Donald O’Connor, British entertainer Gracie Fields, and John Facenda, the mellifluous original voice of NFL films.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on September 26, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – The Power of 3 for Salespeople

As sales trainers and revenue growth specialists, its our job to be aware of consultative selling techniques and approaches

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‘It was like he was in your car with you’: Popular Seattle DJ Norm Gregory dies at 74

Memories shared on Facebook of Norm Gregory, who died Saturday at age 74, were from a generation that remembered a disc jockey who, from the late 1960s to 2000, was part of their lives at Seattle radio stations KJR-AM, KZOK, KOMO and KJR-FM

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Published on at 12:57 pm by Voice Over

After 30 years of Rockin’ Edmonton, Rob Berg calls it a day…

Rob Berg’s love for radio started much like everyone else’s, by listening to it from the cab of his truck. Rob’s first “career” was a truck driver, where he listened to radio for hours as he made his hauls up and down the roads in and around Edmonton

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Published on at 12:02 pm by Radio Man

Music Modernization Act Heads to President Trump for Signature

The bill, which has just passed unanimously in the House of Representatives, will bring about the most sweeping changes to archaic copyright laws.

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Published on at 7:59 am by clockwatcher

Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison

When the ruling came down, a woman in the courtroom shot her fist into the air and whispered, “Yessss!”

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Published on September 25, 2018 at 11:24 am by boredop

Bill Cosby a ‘Sexually Violent Predator,’ Judge Rules

The label means Cosby, 81, must undergo counselling for life and appear on the sex offenders’ registry.

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Published on at 9:47 am by boredop

Longtime Broadcaster Terry Moore Dead at 82 … Cancer

Very sorry to get the word of Terry Moore‘s passing today in Victoria, following a short battle with cancer. Terry had a long history of broadcasting, mostly as a talk show host, in Vancouver, Cakgary, Edmonton and Victoria. He was the regular relief talk host at C-FAX 1070 until very recently, following his retirement from a regular on-air assignment in 2016.

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Published on September 24, 2018 at 5:59 pm by Ron Robinson

DEFUND: After Horrendously Biased Interview With Bernier, CBC Has Reached A Pathetic New Low

Wendy Mesley was clearly on a mission to demonize Bernier, throwing wild conspiracy theories at him rather than actually conducting a legitimate interview.

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Published on at 5:00 pm by Voice Over

Seattle’s KCMS (Spirit 105.3) Introduces New Morning Show

SCOTT is a SEATTLE native with background in radio, TV and voiceover at stations such as KPLZ (Star 101.5), KOMO, NEWSRADIO, KVI, KIRO and KISM. His TV and Entertainment Correspondent experience includes time at THE DAILY BUZZ national TV show, NORTHWEST CABLE NEWS, CELEBRITY PAGE TV, and others.

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Published on at 1:13 pm by Turn Table3

JJ-365 Salutes Jeff Vilder

Today we are shining the light on Jeff Vilder, who is having a birthday today

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Published on at 11:14 am by Voice Over

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera Takes on Local Cleveland Radio Show

Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera will be joining WTAM AM1100 this coming Monday to host Geraldo in Cleveland. The one-hour program will air weekdays at 9 a.m.

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Published on September 23, 2018 at 6:10 pm by Radio Man

My take on the changes at Corus

It seems there is a bit of a domino effect happening right now across Corus. It started earlier this year when, as a company it was decided to let go of a bunch of on air talent across Ontario. Veteran broadcasters such as Andy Frost, Al Joynes and John Scholes were let go from Q107 in Toronto and then in Hamilton Ben McVie was let go from Y108 mornings. Other notable positions that were dumped were middays and evenings at Y108 about a week before Ben was let go. Afternoons at 91.5 the Beat were cut. Lots of people lost jobs.

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Published on at 12:15 am by Brian Cook

Comcast Outbids Fox for Giant EU Pay Channel Sky TV

Comcast won with an offer worth $29 per-share, which values Sky at just over $39.2 billion. The best Fox/Disney bid was $26.40 per share.

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Published on September 22, 2018 at 12:19 pm by Ron Robinson

Vancouver Radio Vet Ted Farr has a New Gig in Kelowna

Farr will be reading radio news for the first time in 37 years at AM 1150 in the midday time slot.

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Published on at 11:21 am by Turn Table3

Seattle Radio Legend Norm Gregory Passes

Norm arrived at KJR AM, Seattle, first doing early evenings and then afternoons

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Published on at 10:52 am by Voice Over

ICONIC RADIO DEEJAY BILL GABLE DIES SUDDENLY AT 69

Bill Gable was best known as Brother Bill, during his early years in broadcasting at CKLW, or the Big 8, in Windsor.

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Published on at 8:09 am by clockwatcher

NBC News Boss Accused of Overlooking Sexual Misconduct

Andy Lack is being accused of overlooking complaints of sexual misconduct made during his tenure as chairman and CEO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment.

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Published on September 21, 2018 at 8:26 pm by mikedup

RIP Former ZoomerMedia, Rogers exec George Grant

Grant spent 50 years in the broadcast industry as a host, sales manager, programmer, and operations executive and played an integral role in the growth of ZoomerMedia.

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Published on at 4:07 pm by boredop

Matt talks with Larry Gifford about his Parkinson’s on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Matt Cundill works with radio groups on digital strategies and talent coaching. He recently started the Sound Off Podcast: The Podcast about Broadcast”

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Published on September 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm by Voice Over

Dave Wheeler sues Rogers for $1.4M, says it encouraged ‘edgy’ on-air persona that got him fired

A former Winnipeg radio host fired by Rogers Media after controversial on-air comments he made about transgender people is suing his old employer for more than $1.4 million

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Published on at 4:36 pm by Voice Over

Comcast, Fox to Face Off in Saturday Auction for Sky

It is the first auction showdown between competing suitors set by Britain’s Takeover Panel since 2008.

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Published on at 3:41 pm by clockwatcher

Allegations of shady practices pile up against Ticketmaster

It was particularly shocking to see Ticketmaster directly encouraging the use of bots —  automated programs that can scoop up tickets far faster than a human at a keyboard, given the company’s long-held public position on the issue.

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Published on at 3:35 pm by Radio Man

‘I Stand by my Decision to Publish’ Despite Job Loss over Ghomeshi Essay

Ian Buruma says he lost his job after an intense backlash to the article by Ghomeshi from social media and magazine advertisers.

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Published on at 11:40 am by boredop

Toronto’s 102.1 The Edge, Announces Sibling Duo as New Morning Show Hosts

Toronto’s alternative station, 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) have named Ruby Carr and Alex Carr as the new hosts of the station’s morning show, debuting January 2019. A dynamic sister and brother duo, Ruby and Alex will become the first pair of siblings to permanently co-host an FM radio morning show in Canada.

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Published on September 19, 2018 at 9:58 am by Voice Over

US Senate Passes Music Modernization Act

“Today is a momentous day for songwriters, artists, composers, producers, engineers and the entire industry that revolves around them.”

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Published on September 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm by mikedup

L.A. Kings Departing AM Radio, Streaming Instead via Kings Audio Network

All Los Angeles Kings games – including preseason, regular season and postseason contests – will now stream live on the new official LA Kings Audio Network, a custom station available on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service

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Published on at 1:45 pm by clockwatcher

Emmy Awards TV Ratings Fall to All-Time Low (US)

NBC’s broadcast of the 70th awards falls short of the previous year and records its smallest audience ever.

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Published on at 11:53 am by boredop

Jordan Bonaparte’s ‘Nighttime’ Podcast to Air on Corus Stations

The Nighttime podcast is an award-winning audio documentary series covering unique stories from across Canada; hosted, written and produced by its creator Jordan Bonaparte. Topics range from true crime and mysteries to the paranormal or the just plain weird.

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Published on at 11:20 am by Ron Robinson

You Need Courage To Coach, by Paul Kaye

My mind instantly started acting like one of those old fashioned rolodexes, quickly flicking through all the possibilities. Mentally I was scrolling at pace through the endless mistakes and failings we all make when starting out. I am sure I am not close to mastering many of them, even now. Then my mind came stretching to a halt. I had my answer… courage

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Published on September 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm by Voice Over

Rory McGouran of Winnipeg the New Voice of Humboldt Broncos

McGouran will be taking over for the late Tyler Bieber, who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan.

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Published on at 11:34 am by Radio Man

Zak Burns Gone from KIRO News/Talk

BURNS rejoined KIRO in SEPTEMBER 2016 to co-host nights, first with JASON RANTZ and later with GEE SCOTT.

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Published on at 11:09 am by clockwatcher

San Francisco Tech Billionaire Buys TIME Newsweekly

The co-founder of Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, and his wife are personally buying Time for US$190m.

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Published on at 7:57 am by boredop

Paul McCartney Earns First No. 1 Album in 36 Years

‘Egypt Station’ also gives the ex-Beatle his first debut at No. 1 and first chart-topper since ‘Tug of War’ in 1982.

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Published on September 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm by mikedup

A Tale of Two Reporters, by Byron Christopher

I recently spent time with two veteran broadcasters, both radio reporters. One was an old friend, the other a foe.

And they had the same address … 2502 Sparrow Drive, Nisku — site of a rural cemetery.

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Published on at 12:35 pm by Voice Over

Nova Scotia’s Peter Donat, Mulder’s Father on ‘The X-Files,’ Dead at 90

The actor, the nephew of Oscar winner Robert Donat and ex-husband of Michael Learned of ‘The Waltons,’ also was in ‘The Godfather: Part II.’

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Published on September 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm by Turn Table3

JJ-365 Salutes Robert Gray

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

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Published on at 10:07 am by Voice Over

Longtime Voice of the NBA’s LA Clippers to Retire

Ralph Lawler has announced nearly every Clippers game — both on TV and on radio — since the franchise moved from Buffalo, New York.

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Published on at 8:12 am by boredop

CBC Victoria Celebrates its First 20 Years Sept. 28

The day’s activities include a meet and greet with CBC Victoria hosts (such as Gregor Craigie, pictured) and a free concert at Alix Goolden Performance Hall.

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Published on September 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm by Ron Robinson

Jian Ghomeshi Speaks Out About his Sex Trial .. in U.S. Literary Journal

Disgraced former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi has penned a personal essay in which he expresses “deep remorse” for the way he treated some people, admitting he was “demanding on dates” and “emotionally thoughtless.”

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Published on at 10:14 am by clockwatcher

Jason Barrett from Barrett Sports Media joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

The Sports Radio Special! 

Jason Barrett from Barrett Sports Media. 

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Published on September 13, 2018 at 10:19 am by Voice Over

Jeff Fager’s Texts that Led to His Firing

CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan revealed Fager’s threatening text messages to her.

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Published on September 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm by mikedup

CBC rebrands over-the-top streaming service to ‘CBC Gem’

The premium, ad-free service will continue to cost $4.99 per month.

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Published on at 3:10 pm by Radio Man

Next Domino to Fall: Jeff Fager of 60 Minutes is Toast

The exec had been at CBS News for 36 years and has been a leading figure at the news division for decades.

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Published on at 10:58 am by mikedup

General Manager for Community Radio Station in Picton, Ontario

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 9:08 am by Voice Over

‘Tonight Show’ Cancels Canadian Comic Norm Macdonald Over ‘Controversial Comments’

Macdonald drew criticism for saying he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a little bit,” and speaking about friends and fellow comics Roseanne Barr and Louis C.K.

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Published on September 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm by boredop

Broadcaster Larry Gifford, a victim of Parkinson’s, to host Podcast

What happens When Life Gives You Parkinson’s? That’s the question Larry Gifford (pictured) is working to answer in a new podcast venture with Corus Entertainment’s CuriousCast and Parkinson Canada

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Published on at 3:24 pm by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Garth Buchko

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

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Published on at 10:44 am by Voice Over

Meet KRKO’s New Morning Man: Tim Hunter

Tim was a Northwest radio fixture for decades, producing for Larry Nelson and the KOMO Radio Morning show, along with his 19-year run at 92.5-KLSY, where he was the funny middle-man of the Murdock, Hunter & Alice morning show.

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Published on September 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm by clockwatcher

New Christian radio station coming to Regina

The CRTC has approved another FM radio station for Regina. The new station will offer a specialty Christian music format

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Published on at 10:32 am by Voice Over

Moonves ‘Steps Down’ in Wake of New Misconduct Claims

Multiple on-the-record claims of misconduct and harassment helped spur the decision for the CBS network chief to step down from a role he has held for more than a decade.

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Published on September 9, 2018 at 12:54 pm by mikedup

CBS Head Les Moonves Hit With New Sex Allegations

Six more women claim Moonves forced them into unwanted sexual situations and allegedly retaliated when they refused.

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Published on at 9:38 am by mikedup

Bill Daily, Comic Foil on ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ and ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ Dies at 91

Daily, who employed Bob Newhart as his accountant in Chicago before the two went on to show-business fame, died Tuesday of natural causes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Published on September 7, 2018 at 9:38 pm by Turn Table3

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 8th

IT WAS SEPT. 8th … when The Hoboken Four, featuring a 19-year old Frank Sinatra as lead singer, appeared on Major Bowes Amateur Hour on WOR radio, and won the week …
When Canada’s first English-language TV station, CBLT in Toronto started operations… two days after Montreal’s French-language CBC station…
When “Bat Masterson,” a western starring Gene Barry, began its 108-episode run on NBC-TV…
..and when the pioneering space series “Star Trek,” starring Montreal-born William Shatner, debuted on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 8th INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Finalists for 2018 Jack Webster Awards announced

The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C. and all finalists will be celebrated, and the one winner in each category will be announced at the October 29th awards dinner to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver.

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Published on at 3:22 pm by Ron Robinson

Rapper Mac Miller Found Dead, Suspected Overdose at 26

He had been open about his struggles previously, referencing drug abuse and death in his music, particularly in the largely autobiographical 2014 mixtape “Faces.”

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Published on at 2:12 pm by Ron Robinson

David Bray’s PPM Analysis for Calgary Radio .. Sept. 2018

Calgary: Country 105 leads the way for A12+ with a 9.7% (up from 8.3% last time out).   Country 105 is popular with the ladies, taking #1 spot for F25-54 delivering a 13.1% share (up from 10.2%).   For M25-54, X92.9 is #1 with a 10.8% (down from 11.0%). CJAY 92 takes top spot for M18-34 delivering an 11.4%. Country105 […]

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Published on September 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm by Voice Over

David Bray’s PPM Analysis for Edmonton Radio .. Sept. 2018

Edmonton: The Bear passes NOW! for #1 with A12+ posting a 9.3% share of hours tuned (up from 5.8% last time out). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 22.0% share (up from 19.5%). NOW tops the list for M25-54 with a 12.5% share (flat with the last book). For M18-34, NOW leads the way posting a […]

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Published on at 3:48 pm by Voice Over

David Bray’s PPM Analysis for Vancouver Radio .. Sept. 2018

Vancouver: CBC Radio One grabs the #1 spot for A12+ with an 12.3% share of hours tuned (down from 15.3% ). Taking the top spot for F25-54 was QM-FM, posting a 17.7% share (up from 16.5% last time out). CFOX grabs the lead for M25-54 listeners, delivering a 13.0% share (down from 13.8 %).   The FOX is well out […]

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Published on at 3:41 pm by boredop

Vancouver PPM Radio Ratings… May 28th – August 26 2018

CBU Radio One loses 20% of its audience but continues to lead the 12+ chart, with CKNW and QM/FM in their usual runnerup positions.

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Published on at 2:29 pm by boredop

Calgary PPM Radio Ratings… May 28th – August 26 2018

Unlike sister station CHED in Edmonton, Calgary’s Newstalk 77 holds the number one spot in Calgary, with Country 105 jumping up to second. Also a nice gain for CJAY 92.

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Published on at 1:58 pm by Voice Over

Edmonton PPM Radio Ratings… May 28th – August 26, 2018

CHED is now coming in 5th spot. Now continues to hold the reign as the leader

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Published on at 12:43 pm by Voice Over

Burt Reynolds, legendary actor, dead at 82

Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor with the disarming smile and trademark mustache who starred in iconic films including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Longest Yard” has died, Fox News confirms. He was 82.

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Published on at 11:48 am by Voice Over

Seattle Radio PPM Demo Breakouts, courtesy Research Director Inc.

Although Movin’ 92.5 topped the Seattle 6+ chart, KISW was again king of the demos.

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Published on at 10:02 am by boredop

Syndicated U.S. (Seattle) morning show ignites Ottawa listener backlash

“Just took 106.9 off my presets in the car and at home. Not supporting an American morning show or your station. Corus has dumped on Ottawa talent too many times and this is the straw that breaks the camels back for me,” wrote one listener.

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Published on at 9:44 am by mikedup

CBS board offering CEO Moonves $100 million in stock as exit package

The sources say the board wants the right to claw back some of that compensation if sexual harassment allegations against Moonves are confirmed.

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Published on at 7:56 am by Turn Table3

Movin’ 92.5 Leads Seattle’s Aug. PPM’s, News/Talk Takes Next Two Spots

KQMV drops 1.4 but still sports a substantial lead as #1 in the 6+ chart. KIRO FM jumps to #2, KUOW is #3.

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Published on September 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm by boredop

Tom Mark Announces His Retirement

In his nearly 48 years in radio Tom held positions at a number of Vancouver radio stations, notably News Director at News 1130 CKWX from 1996-2001 and morning news anchor at CKNW from 2001-14.

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Published on at 11:38 am by boredop

Ronan Farrow breaks silence on NBC’s handling of Weinstein story

The reporter has not spoken in detail about his dealings with NBC News over the Harvey Weinstein story, but posted a response on Twitter, saying the memo by NBC News chief Andy Lack contains numerous false or misleading statements.

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Published on at 11:24 am by clockwatcher

He Intentionally Crashed his Truck into FOX 4 in Dallas, then ‘Ranted’ before his Arrest

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, which took place just before 7 a.m. ET.

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Published on at 10:47 am by Radio Man

JJ-365 Salutes Bob Saye

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

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Published on at 10:18 am by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – Ways To Make More Sales This Fall

With four months left in 2018, our sales training clients in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto are refocusing on what they can do to drive more sales into this year.  Keeping things simple is always a great idea.   Let’s give you a clear direction going forward. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in.  When it […]

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Published on at 9:27 am by Dave Warawa

Matt Sutton from Down Under joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Matt Sutton comes from Australia. There was a time when having people with funny accents was novelty. Then it became common place. With the advent of Youtube, Facebook and people consuming their media globally, it’s not a thing anymore. In 2012

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Published on at 8:21 am by Voice Over

Rachel Day, Toby Johnston & Robbin Reay all have one thing in common…

can you give me a hint?

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

Tamara Taggart’s 1st Intvw. Since CTV Fired Her in April

For the first time, Taggart opens up about her unexpected departure from CTV, its life-changing impact and what’s next.

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Published on at 11:51 am by mikedup

CBC TV Ratings are in the Toilet…

CBC’s TV Ratings Are A Disaster

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Published on at 10:12 am by Voice Over

Spotting Great Talent, by Paul Kaye

Great talent makes the difference. It’s undeniable. Great talent gives your brand a point of difference. They get you noticed and talked about

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Published on at 9:27 am by Voice Over

Edmonton Media Ramps Up For Ratings Period, by Marty Forbes

Lots happening in the local media as everybody ramps up for ratings season. Here’s a brief description of some of the activity going on in town

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Published on September 2, 2018 at 9:15 pm by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Jim Conrad

Jim started his broadcast career at CHAT 1270 in his hometown of Medicine Hat, AB in June of 1977, hired by local Hat broadcasting legend Orv Kope. On his first on-air break he was so nervous that when he looked up at the big clock with the sweep hand he suddenly lost the ability to tell time!! He was still living at home at the time, so his Mom was the the only person that really knew HOW nervous he was. Why? “Because she still did my laundry” he says!

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Published on at 9:51 am by Voice Over

Remembering Vancouver Punk Pioneer Randy Rampage

A funeral will be held at the Christ Church Cathedral on Sept. 29. His companion of 10 years said the 58-year-old died in their Vancouver home on Aug. 14 of an apparent heart attack.

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Published on at 9:15 am by Ron Robinson

An Interview with Legendary Seattle DJ Pat O’Day, Now 84

Pat (seen here with Jimi Hendrix) was the king of Seattle Top 40 radio from 3 to 6 weekdays in the Sixties. The jingle he wrote for his station is nostalgic catnip to hundreds of thousands of aging Puget Sound baby boomers. They can intone it on cue: “KJR Seattle, Channel 95!”

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Published on September 1, 2018 at 12:20 pm by mikedup

CRTC reverses decision to slash Canadian programming requirements

Groups in both the English and French market will be required to allocate an average of $5.5 million a year to support the production of musical programs.

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Published on August 31, 2018 at 7:24 pm by clockwatcher

HBO Quietly Clears Out Late Night Porn Programming

Both HBO & Cinemax have phased out content including Taxicab Confessions, Real Sex and Cathouse as well as other adult movies.

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Published on at 10:07 am by Ron Robinson

Mississauga News/Talk AM Radio Station About to Debut

Nearly seven years after getting approval to operate an English-language commercial AM radio station, Elliott Kerr says the station is ready to launch Sept. 4 and deliver news of interest to the local market.

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Published on at 9:50 am by mikedup

NBC Blocked Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein Investigation, Ex-Producer Says

Rich McHugh, a former producer at NBC News’ investigative unit, says the order to stymie the investigation came from “the very highest levels of NBC.”

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Published on August 30, 2018 at 9:36 pm by Ron Robinson

Longtime CKNW Traffic Manager Pat MacPherson Dead at 89

Pat MacPherson succumbed to cancer August 28, just three days before her 90th birthday.

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Published on at 4:34 pm by boredop

Seattle’s Hot 103.7 (KHTP) Names Bre Ruiz Morning Co-Host

Previously, Ms. RUIZ was MD/on-air at Top 40/Rhythmic sister KSFM/SACRAMENTO.

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Published on at 12:39 pm by Turn Table3

Jump! (Ottawa) morning show gone, replaced by American syndicated morning show Brooke and Jubal

National Association of Broadcasters Award-winning radio hosts Brooke Fox and Jubal Flagg have co-hosted Brooke & Jubal In The Morning together since 2011, with the show launching into national syndication in 2015.

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Published on at 11:20 am by Radio Man

JJ-365 Salutes Tom Tompkins

After a year in Edmonton, he got offered the operations manager gig at CKRY-FM in Calgary. It was a fairly new station and not doing as well as expected. He felt that if you can’t have a successful Country FM in Calgary you shouldn’t be programming radio so naturally he took the gig. He was there for about 5 years with General Manager Rick Meaney and it became a great success

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Published on at 9:37 am by Voice Over

Firings at Edmonton’s Newcap cluster, Capital FM & K-97

Firings at K-97 and Capital FM
Also gone GSM Kelly Walters
(Photo: Melissa Wright)

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Published on August 29, 2018 at 9:33 pm by Voice Over

Bob Costas and NBC about to end a decades-long partnership

Costas, 66, told USA Today that “what was once a perfect fit no longer fits that description.”

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Published on at 7:46 pm by boredop

Joe McFarland takes over the afternoon airwaves on QR 77 Calgary

“Joe brings a great mixture of skills ideally suited for this day part,” said John Vos, Director of Talk and Talent at Corus Radio Calgary

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Published on at 4:24 pm by Radio Man

Mark Carcasole named Global News weekend anchor

By  Connie Thiessen, Editor, Broadcast Dialogue August 28, 2018 . Mark Carcasole . Global Toronto reporter Mark Carcasole has been named the new Global News weekend anchor, effective Sept. 15. Carcasole will anchor the weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts across multiple markets, including Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Peterborough, Kingston, and Winnipeg. Carcasole started his broadcast career in 2005 as an […]

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Published on at 12:48 pm by Ron Robinson

Calgary radio host says he was assaulted, believes attack was politically motivated

Kumar Sharma, a program host on Calgary’s Fairchild Radio FM 94.7 who says he was the victim of a swarming attack, says he believes he was targeted because of an unfavourable post he shared on social media involving an aspiring UCP nomination candidate.

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Published on at 7:38 am by mikedup

Radio Futurologist James Cridland joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

James Cridland is a radio futurologist. He will tell you he got that name because he printed it on his business cards, but he does possess a keen eye to where radio is headed. He is the man behind Podnews, a daily e-news letter and companion 2 minute podcast delivered daily

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Published on August 28, 2018 at 9:58 pm by Voice Over

CNN caught red-handed fabricating fake news, fake sources… Watergate legend Carl Bernstein complicit… refuses to retract news HOAX

In a bombshell media scandal that’s growing by the hour, the tag-team of CNN and Watergate-fame journalism legend Carl Bernstein have been caught red-handed fabricating utterly fake news in a desperate effort to cast criminal blame upon President Donald J. Trump

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Published on at 3:03 pm by Radio Man

PROSALESGUY – Web Conferencing Tips For Salespeople

  We’re constantly providing sales tips to our sales training colleagues in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.  We’re happy to pass many of them on to our blog readers.  Here’s one of the most important.  Face to face meetings are always the best way to establish strong relationships with buyers.  Shaking your buyer’s hand and […]

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Published on at 1:52 pm by Dave Warawa

JJ-365 Salutes Willy Percy

On June 2nd I saluted Larry Hennessey from ‘Larry and Willy’, the famous Vancouver radio wake up team. I then told the story of how Ross Winters(now VP Programming Pattison Radio) came forward with a demo package from a couple of young guys in Thunder Bay. The pouch included a random thatch of jumbled reel to reel tape, and as added incentives they threw in shampoo samples and burger coupons. We laughed out loud at this different and fresh approach

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Published on at 9:47 am by Voice Over

Sportsnet announces changes to Calgary Flames broadcast team

The addition of former Calgary Sun writer Eric Francis sparked controversy.

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Published on at 8:15 am by mikedup

Notice me!  Please. Someone. Anyone! by Paul Kaye

There are many people who do good work, sometimes even great work, and yet managers overlook them. Their talents go unrecognized. Their results go barely acknowledged. Their contribution goes unrewarded. The promotion they dream of isn’t on the horizon

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Published on August 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm by Voice Over

Canada’s reputation as a kids’ TV production powerhouse is under threat

“In the golden era, you could get upwards of 80 per cent of your financing in Canada.”

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Published on at 9:02 pm by clockwatcher

Daughter of broadcast mogul Allan Slaight makes bid to gain control of troubled JAZZ.FM

The daughter of Canadian billionaire Allan Slaight is behind a major push to gain control of JAZZ.FM, a Toronto radio station mired in scandal.

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Published on at 3:54 pm by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Jesse Modz

Jesse grew up playing hockey with the son of Paul-Carol Mott, the Mott’s (1010 CFRB) and was intrigued with radio from the first time he saw them broadcast their show at one of their hockey tournaments. They would let him come and intern with them in the summers while he was in highschool. The second he walked into the radio station for the first time he knew it was what he wanted to do

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Published on August 26, 2018 at 11:08 am by Voice Over

Neil Simon, King of Comedy Playwrights, Dies at 91

Beginning in the 1960s, Simon could guarantee good Broadway advance sales, a rare feat for a writer. He had more than 30 plays mounted on Broadway, including four that ran simultaneously in 1966: “Sweet Charity,” “The Star-Spangled Girl,” “The Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park.”

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Published on at 9:20 am by Ron Robinson

Staff at Small Manitoba Radio Station in Fear; begin Night Patrols

The owner of the Swan River station says it has been the subject of several attempted break-ins and a threat to burn it down in recent weeks. 

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Published on at 8:17 am by boredop

Ottawa station’s ‘girl-power hour’ tackles gender imbalance on country radio

Ottawa’s Country 101.1 FM plans to launch a “girl-power hour” starting Monday that’s dedicated to giving women a brighter spotlight.

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Published on August 24, 2018 at 2:26 pm by mikedup

Washington State Football Broadcasts to Feature New Color Commentator

Former WSU quarterback Alex Brink will take over as the network’s radio analyst for home and away football broadcasts, replacing fellow Cougar record-holder Jason Gesser, who’d held the position the last four years.

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Published on at 1:25 pm by Turn Table3

Sportstalk’s Dan Russell Enters Van. Canadians’ Media Hall of Fame

The C’s will honour Russell Saturday at The Nat with a spot in their broadcast and journalism hall of fame. There will be a ceremony before the 7:05 p.m. game against the Boise Hawks.

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Published on at 10:56 am by boredop

Robin Leach, ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ Host, Dies at 76

The veteran journalist had been working as a celebrity columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Published on at 10:39 am by Ron Robinson

JJ-365 Salutes Dan Freeman

When I was Program Director for Vancouver’s LG/73 and CFOX, and National Program Director for Moffat Communications, a young fellow from AM 106 in Calgary came to see me. He was the nighttime DJ there and when I asked him how his ratings were doing he said he had a 75% share of the Calgary audience at night. I was like, really, but stayed polite and we continued on

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Published on at 9:55 am by Voice Over

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dies at 68

The cause of death was not given, but King had been suffering from–and was recently hospitalized for–lung cancer.

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Published on August 23, 2018 at 4:31 pm by mikedup

Rob Fai: Voice of the Vancouver Canadians for Over a Decade

Doing play-by-play HIS way is part of why Fai wants to stay with the local baseball club.

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Mi-Jung Lee, Scott Roberts named Co-anchors of CTV Vancouver News at Six

The anchor spots at six opened up when Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart were released in a round of Bell Media budget cuts in April.

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Published on at 10:33 am by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Greg Simpson

Greg was crying like a baby on this day back then. That’s because he was a baby, being born on this day in 1948. He came out talking and has been vocal ever since. His first few words were “I love music and radio”. Okay not true but could be!

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Published on at 10:28 am by Voice Over

Nielsen Finds Radio Tops the Time Americans Spend with Media

When comparing which platforms reach the most Americans today, legacy platforms lead the way, with radio and TV topping the list, followed by smartphones.

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Published on at 8:52 am by boredop

Voice of NFL’s Indianapolis Colts ‘Retires’ After Using Racial Slur

“Bob (Lamey) does want to acknowledge that while repeating a story while off-the-air last week to a (black) friend at a local radio station, he used an inappropriate word that had been used in the story.”

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Published on August 22, 2018 at 3:24 pm by Radio Man

99.3 County FM seeks General Manager

Job Posting: General Manager Location: 38 Cold Storage Road, Picton Ontario Start Date: January 2, 2019 Position type: Full-time Mission Statement: 99.3 County FM is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven, community funded radio station. Connecting the County, this essential service reflects and contributes to the cultural richness, diversity and vitality of Prince Edward County. 99.3 County […]

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JJ-365 Salutes Tamara Stanners

She was a bright young person full of energy and hope, and jumped at the chance to start over from her time in Edmonton

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Published on at 11:50 am by Voice Over

John Lithgow to Play Roger Ailes in Fox News Movie

He joins Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie who will play Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson and an associate producer, respectively.

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Published on at 11:10 am by mikedup

Jonathan West joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Jonathan West is a passionate about a few things, including two of our favourites, hockey and radio. We eliminated all the hockey talk from the podcast but I will bring him back at some point on “The Other” podcast to chat it up in February when the playoff races take hold

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Published on at 9:28 am by Voice Over

US TV Ratings: Video Music Awards Hit All-Time Low on MTV

The event falls short of the 2017 ceremony, which had the previous record-low audience.

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Published on at 7:59 am by clockwatcher

Victoria Times-Colonist to be Printed by Black Press in Ladysmith

The switch to Black’s state-of-the-art press facility in Ladysmith will mean more colour pages in the T/C. No word on how any traffic problems on the Malahat will delay delivery.

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Published on at 7:32 am by boredop

How Hollywood is Racing to Catch Up with Netflix

The turmoil caused by Netflix’s meteoric rise is all that media moguls could talk about last month during their annual conclave at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Published on August 21, 2018 at 8:16 am by mikedup

Aug. 20th is NATIONAL RADIO DAY in the US

Several inventors had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800s and not just one person can be credited with its beginning.

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Published on August 20, 2018 at 11:48 am by clockwatcher

Advertisers Turn to Sports Radio to Reach Men

The Portland law firm’s founder Rick Jones says at first the company used yellow pages to reach men but then turned to radio which appealed to him for its reach and price.

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Published on at 10:52 am by mikedup

Vancouver’s 604 Records riding the Comedy Resurgence

Never one to miss where the money is to be made, Canadian label 604 Records — which bills itself as “Canada’s Greatest Indie Music Label” — appears poised to add “where you go to hear comedy” to its tag line.

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Published on August 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm by Radio Man

Clear Sky Seeks Sales Rep for Cranbrook, BC

Summit 107 FM serves the East Kootenay region of British Columbia including Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood and Invermere.

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Published on at 11:08 am by Voice Over

CFWE/CJWE Job Bank Openings Edmonton/Calgary Ab.

The Aboriginal Multi Media Society of Alberta’s Radio Division is growing and we are looking to expand our First Nation and Metis talent bank.

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Published on at 10:11 am by Voice Over

JJ-365 Salutes Boyd Leader

Boyd and I worked in Moffat Communications and CORUS off and on. All of us would congregate at the infamous Moffat Moose Jaw ball tournaments and that’s where we all got to know each other. If you want to build trust in an organization, it’s key to get people together outside of the normal work day. Photo: Boyd with Lloyd Robertson

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Published on at 9:04 am by Voice Over

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 August 18, 2018 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

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 August 17, 2018 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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Published on at 7:26 am 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 August 15, 2018 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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Published on at 9:42 am by mikedup

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

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 August 2, 2018 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

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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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

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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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

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

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

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 July 12, 2018 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

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

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 July 5, 2018 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

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 July 3, 2018 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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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

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 June 13, 2018 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

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 June 12, 2018 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

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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