25 Most Recent Posts on PSR
- Koko Taylor has today's almost forgotten track
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 23rd
- Jay Stone has moved on up!
- The Rebel disrupted as it loses its domain provider - Are we looking at The Rebel's Demise?
- Bootsauce has today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 22nd
- Reporter Who Exposed BBC Pedophilia Cover Up Found Dead
- TV/Radio Fave Norman Ruff of UVic Dead at 78
- Another View of Vancouver's All-Sports Radio Wars
- Updated: Changes at Jump Ottawa
- Marty Forbes: CityNews replacing Dinner TV
- The Strawbs have today's almost forgotten track
- MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 21st
- End of FOX NEWS Monopoly? About To Get Some SERIOUS Competition!
- Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91
- TSN 1040 new lineup has been announced
- SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 20th
- Dick Gregory, Trailblazer of Stand-Up Comedy, Dies at 84
- SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 19th
- Talk Host Jason Rantz Leaves KIRO-FM Evenings for KTTH-AM Mornings
- YouTube TV Expands to Seattle & 13 Other New US Markets
- “New Country 103-1” Arrives in Kamloops!
- Larry Chance & The Earls has today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 18th
- Maralee Caruso to Anchor CTV Winnipeg’s New 5:00 Newscast
Koko Taylor was a BLUES woman, by any measure…
IT WAS AUG. 23rd …when singers Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, “The Happiness Boys”, first appeared on New York’s WEAF radio, sponsored by Happiness Candy stores.,,
When the BBC’s experimental TV service featured the first televised boxing match between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri, almost 15 years before the TV era began …
When Seattle radio station KKND “The End” FM 107.7 was born, billing its music as “The Cutting Edge of Rock.” The format helped give birth to Seattle’s famed Grunge movement…
..and when Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on the first season of CBS’ “Survivor.”
ALL the milestones for Aug. 23rd INSIDE!
Jay hasn’t just moved on up, but home to Edmonton… Good on Jay!
As Jay says, ‘It is said that the best journeys in life lead you home.’
It’s the latest blow for the Rebel, which last week lost three regular contributors in the aftermath of a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12.
Montreal band Bootsauce had an obsession, lyrically, with things that should, by most measures, remain private matters, but it is a total fact that they may have been the funkiest band this country ever produced…
IT WAS AUG. 22nd … when the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began its first experimental TV broadcasting from London…
When “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy” became a three-times-a-week 30-minute feature on ABC radio, after 14 years as a daily quarter-hour strip…
When Toronto’s CBLT-TV Channel 9 did its first test broadcast, covering the opening of the 73rd Canadian National Exhibition…
..and when Vancouver radio station CKLG dropped it’s Middle-Of-The-Road programming and switched to a Top 40 format in direct competition with C-FUN.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
Liz MacKean (pictured), the former British investigative reporter who exposed Jimmy Savile and the culture of pedophile protection at the BBC, has been found dead
The political scientist who witnessed almost 50 years of drama in B.C. politics, died after a long battle with cancer.
The number one sports brand in this city and province is the Vancouver Canucks and now that brand is on Sportsnet — TV, radio, digital and the Hockey Night in Canada tie-in.
Updates on Johnny Novak and Gord St. Denis of Jump radio Ottawa
Before there was CITY TV in Edmonton there was A-Channel, owned out of Manitoba before being sold to CHUM Toronto. Some very good and successful broadcasters spent time at the station — including Ryan Jespersen, Stacey Brotzel, Michael Kuss, Dawn Chubai, Ashla Tomlinson, Jennifer Martin, Adam Cook, Mark Scholz, Carla Turner, Gene Principe, Daren Drager, Rob Brown, Kristi Gordon, Janice Mackie-Frayer, Julie Nolan, Jamie Thomas, Alan Carter, and the inimitable Bridget Ryan to name just a few.
Axios’ Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he’s going to start a network
Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor,” has died…
With all the attention surrounding Sportsnet 650 launching in early September, TSN radio has announced new midday and afternoon shows.
He broke ground at the Playboy Club in Chicago and on Jack Paar’s ‘Tonight Show,’ then became a potent activist for civil rights.
“Starting Sept. 5, I will help you get you through your morning commute as I host weekday mornings 6-9am on KTTH, which can be heard on 770 AM and 94.5 FM on the greater east side.”
The company has announced that the service will be available in 14 new US markets, which means 50 percent of US households have access to the $35 a month service.
This morning listeners to 103.1 FM woke up to a slightly different sound on their radios. Country 103 was rebranded today as “New Country 103-1”
In mid July SiriusXM Faction channel 41, temporarily went on hiatus and in its place was Guns & Roses radio. Needless to say the feedback on the official Faction facebook page was not favourable. Starting at 12:01am ET on August 17, Faction comes back, as an online only station. Turbo a hard rock station featuring […]
The two sides are believed to be in early talks, and no decision has been made regarding the time slot Ingraham might anchor, or even when she might join the company in the new role.
Bill Hendrich didn’t plan to be in radio when he started his career. In his early 20s, he was running a travel agency in Mobile, AL, and the local radio stations would call on him to sell him advertising.
Gone from the Wild website is any mention of the Casey Clarke show, and there has been a slight lineup change.
Country music is something of a boy’s club, especially on the radio.
For years now, many in the radio industry have viewed the challenges they face from technology and consumer trends all wrong.
Hearing that one of my favourite performers had died shook me. I knew Glen Campbell had dementia and it would eventually take his life, but the reality of his passing hit me hard.
“I’m very excited. This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid.”
Brendan Batchelor and Corey Hirsch form the new play-by-play team when Sportsnet 650 starts broadcasting Vancouver Canucks games next month.
A wonderful annual event is our luncheon of former and current radio personalities and record industry stars of the past.
Average minute audiences during prime time on conventional and specialty channels in Canada have been down nine per cent between the end of May through mid-July, compared to the same period last year.
We’re thrilled to announce Global BC has hired Kasia Bodurka as the new weekend weather specialist
Bruce Allen has accepted Red’s invitation to join him on his final Red Diner on CISL 650 am
Pat O’Day will be my guest on the final Red Rock Diner show Sunday, August 27 from 12-4pm on CISL
Rob Greenlee is the Head of Content at Spreaker. Recently, I spoke with him on a panel at the Conclave Radio Learning Conference in Minneapolis
Netflix says that it will notify current subscribers via email when their price increase goes into effect, and that all current customers should receive a notification by the end of August.
Movin’92.5 continues to lead most demo categories, but sister Hubbard station Warm106.9 (KRWM) had a very strong book.
Yashar Ali wrote an Aug. 4 story for HuffPost claiming that more than a dozen sources told him the Fox News host sent “an unsolicited photo of male genitalia via text message to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News.”
Steve Adams tweeted on August 4th that he has done his last Midday show at Energy 106. He will be taking afternoon drive from Adam West who will be sliding into the Midday show.
August 8 saw the start of the new Kool lineup. As reported before Christy and Fraser are 5:30-10, Kristen and Jeff are 10-3 Rob and Joelle are 3-7 and Taylor Daniels is 7-12
The Tiffany network will make CBS All Access available in Canada in early 2018. It’s the first international foray for its three-year-old streaming service, which CBS estimates will have 4 million subscribers by the end of 2017.
KRWM crawls to within a tenth of a point of previously dominant 6+ leader Movin’ 92.5.
The boyish singer-guitarist whose perfect blend of country and pop made for such hits as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” has died after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease for years.
This is the biggest challenge currently experienced by our sales training partners in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto. Midsummer and B2B decision-making don’t tend to be synonymous with each other. After leaving many phone messages and sending emails, it’s easy to get frustrated and start to question your next step. No smart Salesperson wants […]
Indie Pool suggests changing how CanCon is measured. They suggest a credit system, where songs by established artists count less toward CanCon percentages and lesser known artists count more.
When Kenny Jones left the Unbalanced Breakfast show he cohosted with Big Ginger, to come back to Vancouver and Jack FM, it left a hole in the morning show.
What are the best streaming apps for a smartphone? What apps do you use? Is there a must have?
Changes at Vancouver’s Z95.3 today. Afternoon host Matty B is out and on air shifts are changed.
The CRTC has allowed Corus/Shaw to shut down its Community TV stations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary in mid August … once more putting corporate profits ahead of public interest …
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