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Radio Mans fave with Joan Jett

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Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and for earlier founding and performing with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song "Cherry Bomb".

Monday in Broadcast History .. January 24th

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longtime Chicago baseball announcer Jack Brickhouse was born in Peoria Illinois. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra recorded one of the all-time big band greats, “Stompin’ at the Savoy”, CKWX AM 980 radio opened its new 5,000 watt transmitter on Lulu Island, Canadian broadcaster and author Peter Gzowski (Pictured)died on this day in 2002. Country singer Lynn Anderson was arrested for shoplifting. Birthday Milestone and Much More Inside

Canada’s Media Is Now Starting to Report on one of the biggest grassroots event...

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Freedom Convoy is the grassroots trucker demonstration that will see big rigs leave Vancouver on Sunday (Today) and travel to Ottawa, with other truckers and their trucks joining and converging, for a dramatic arrival on Jan. 29.

CKOM’s Brent Loucks looks back on 50 years of broadcast

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The alarm clock will ring at the end at 4 am on February 4th. This is because Luke’s says goodbye to CKOM’s morning show for nearly 40 years and 50 years on radio.

Radio Mans fave with Rod Stewart

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Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide

Sunday in Broadcast History .. January 23rd

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The outstandingly popular miniseries “Roots” by Alex Haley debuted on ABC and ran for 8 consecutive nights. Radio station WOR moved from Newark New Jersey to New York City. What would become an iconic police station sitcom, ‘Barney Miller’ premiered on ABC-TV. Mr. T became a TV action celebrity as ‘The A Team’ began its 5-year run on NBC. The ‘Donny & Marie’ variety show debuted on ABC-TV. The sitcom ‘about nothing’ Seinfeld’ began a nine-year run on NBC-TV. And it’s the date we lost TV superstars Johnny Carson and Bob Keeshan (Capt.Kangaroo.). ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

No home show, by Dr. Sport Greg Douglas

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When the Aquilini Group moved the Canucks radio broadcasts from CKNW to Team 1040 in 2006, the cost to the station was a reported $3.7 million per season.

Radio Mans fave with John Fred and His Playboy Band

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His group, John Fred and the Playboys, was formed in 1956 when Fred was 15; their first charting single was March 1959's "Shirley". He appeared on Alan Freed's show, but when Dick Clark asked him to sing on American Bandstand,

Saturday in Broadcast History .. January 22nd

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CKNW threw the switch boosting power from 250 to 1,000 watts on 1320 KHz. One of Irna Phillips’ early daytime dramas ‘The Right to Happiness’ moved from the NBC Blue network to CBS radio. The hilarious ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In’ began as a weekly series on NBC -TV. And New Westminster’s Raymond Burr starred for the 1st time as Captain Lee Quince in the debut of “Fort Laramie” on CBS radio. ALL the milestones for Jan. 22nd INSIDE.

Meat Loaf Dead At 74

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Meat Loaf, the larger-than-life singer whose bombastic rock opera "Bat Out of Hell" is one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74,

Louie Anderson DEAD AT 68 After Blood Cancer Battle

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Iconic comedian Louie Anderson has died, after a battle with blood cancer ... TMZ has learned.

Health News – Triple Vaxxed Soccer Superstar Alphonso Davies Has Myocarditis, Officials Say It’s...

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Canadian soccer superstar Alphonso Davies who received his booster shot in December now has myocarditis and will miss playing in the World Cup qualifiers.

Radio Mans fave with Alan O’Day

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Alan Earle O'Day (October 3, 1940 – May 17, 2013)[1] was an American singer-songwriter, best known for writing and singing "Undercover Angel," a million-selling Gold-certified American No. 1 hit in 1977

Friday in Broadcast History .. January 21st

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It’s the date the legendary deejay Wolfman Jack (pictured) was born. The portly detective show ‘The Fat Man’ began its 5-year run on ABC radio, Patsy Cline sang ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ on ‘Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts’ on CBS and became the winner for the week. ABC-TV aired the debut of ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ in a regular season primetime slot, after 15 successful weeks as a summer replacement. And singer Jackie Wilson and Canadian comedians Wayne & Schuster headlined ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on CBS-TV. ALL the milestones for Jan. 21st INSIDE.

Dr. Roger Hodkinson speaks up after UK’s PM Boris Johnson drops Mandates

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Dr. Roger Hodkinson does not mince words. A MUST Watch

The ‘Sound Off’ Podcast – Chris St. Clair: How’s the Weather?

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Chris St. Clair started at the Weather Network back in 1994. However, before that he had a worked in radio; in later years as the program director at 990 Hits in Montreal.

Radio Mans fave with The Shirelles

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The Shirelles were an American girl group formed in Passaic in 1957. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie "Micki" Harris (later Addie Harris McFadden), and Beverly Lee.

Thursday in Broadcast History .. January 20th

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Radio Tuktoyaktuk went on the air, serving the Northwest Territories in English and Inuktutuk. This was the date a US television show was transmitted live through an outlet in Canada for the first time, when CBS TV’s “Studio One” was fed from Buffalo to CBLT in Toronto. Singers Sonny James and Ivory Joe Hunter headlined the ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’ And Fred Silverman (pictured) quit as boss of programming at ABC-TV to become president of CBS. ALL the milestones for Jan. 20th INSIDE.

Canadian Media Keep It Quiet As Starbucks Cancels Vaccine Mandate, by Brad Salzberg

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Have you heard the news? Employees at Starbucks are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Trudeau’s Internet Censorship Top Priority When Parliament Returns, by Brad Salzberg

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After controlling our bodies with Covid comes controlling our minds through internet censorship.

Radio Mans fave with The Diamonds

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The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hit records.

Wednesday in Broadcast History .. January 19th

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Joe Chesney (pictured) got his own Langley (BC) radio station CJJC on the air at 850 KHz. The first episode of the soon-to-be-iconic ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ was filmed. 68% of all US TV sets were tuned in as Lucy gave birth on CBS-TV’s ‘I Love Lucy.’ Two years later, CBS-TV debuted ‘The Millionaire” with Marvin Miller. And three decades later, that same network introduced the first edition of the newsmagazine show ’48 Hours.’ ALL the milestones for Jan. 19th INSIDE

Trudeau Shifts CBC To Replica Of Media Structure In China, by Brad Salzberg

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No longer reliant on advertising dollars, the CBC are working their way toward the Liberal’s personal propaganda outlet.

Radio Mans fave with Olivia Newton-John

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Dame Olivia Newton-John AC DBE (born 26 September 1948) is a British-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur and activist.

Tuesday in Broadcast History .. January 18th

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This was the date that Canadian content music quotas first came into effect for AM radio stations. Victoria’s second radio station CKDA started broadcasting, some 27 years after the first station debuted. Lee Majors’ starring vehicle, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ premiered on ABC-TV. CBS-TV aired the 100th episodes of both the sitcom ‘Good Times’ and ‘Northern Exposure,’ 17 years apart. And prolific producer Norman Lear scored yet another sitcom spinoff as ‘The Jeffersons’ (as pictured) debuted on CBS-TV. ALL the milestones for Jan. 18th INSIDE.

Fox 13 Seattle launches New Nightly Newscast

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FOX 13 KCPQ-TV Seattle is launching a 6 p.m. weeknight newscast, branded FOX 13 News at 6 p.m. starting Monday.

Chicago sports broadcasting legend Les Grobstein passes away at 69

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(670 The Score) Chicago sports broadcasting icon and 670 The Score overnight host Les Grobstein passed away suddenly in his home Sunday at the age of 69.

Radio Mans fave with Bobby Gentry

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Gentry rose to international fame in 1967 with her Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe".[4] The track spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was third in the Billboard year-end chart of 1967

Monday in Broadcast History .. January 17th

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On this day in 1959, Vancouver radio station C-FUN 1410 AM took out a full page ad heralding it’s spanking new studio facilities at 1900 West 4th Avenue. Rock Hudson was born this day in 1925. Vancouver former sportscaster Jim Robson (picture) is 87 today..

Canadian Football Hall of Fame broadcaster Mal Isaac passes away at 84

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The Canadian media landscape has lost a legend, as Regina area broadcaster Mal Isaac passed away on Saturday