25 Most Recent Posts on PSR
- CTV's The Launch sees success on iTunes
- Gerry And The Pacemakers have today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 19th
- Spotify to Launch Spotlight, a radio/podcast News Service to Take On Apple
- Chris Scheetz joins Matt Cundill on the 'Sound Off' Podcast
- Lake Cowichan Radio Station Shuts Down for Lack of Volunteers
- Moby Grape have today's almost forgotten track
- THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 18th
- PSR Blindbox Job Ad Seeks Sales Career minded individual in Edmonton
- Inside Country Radio's Dark, Secret History of Sex Misconduct
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe has today's almost forgotten track
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 17th
- Rogers Signs to Acquire Clear Sky Radio's Medicine Hat Station
- JJ Salutes Gary Michaels
- On Air Talent by Paul Kaye
- Spyro Gyra have today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 16th
- Spike TV Rebrands as 'Paramount Network' this Thursday evening
- Kirk Mason retires after 50 years
- Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at age 46
- Corus Radio Launches New Late-Night National Talk Show "The Shift With Drex"
- Spooky Tooth have today's almost forgotten track
- MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 15th
- After 42 Years as Talk Host, KGO's Ronn Owens Moves to Commentator Role
- Coast to Coast AM Officially Launches On Roundhouse Radio Monday at 10PM
On the first week of the new hit show, The Launch, Logan Staats of Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, was chosen to perform the new song, The Lucky Ones. 2 days after the show premiered, his new single debuted at number 1 on iTunes.
Big Machine Label Group head Scott Borchetta’s new Canadian singing show, “The Launch,” is celebrating its first No. 1 just two days after the series’ Wednesday night (Jan. 10) premiere on CTV.
Logan Staats, the first artist chosen by the program’s panel of mentors, which includes Borchetta, who first signed Taylor Swift to BMLG, Shania Twain and noted songwriter and producer Busbee, saw his single, “The Lucky Ones” (co-written by Bebe Rexha) top Canada’s all-genre iTunes sales chart. (Watch his performance of the song above.)
“The Launch” offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to bring a new, original song to life. In the hours after it aired, the show was the top trending topic on Twitter.
If you were a music fan in the mid-60s odds are pretty strong that Gerry & the Pacemakers were among your favourite acts…
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.
One of the first shows will be a four- to seven-minute daily newscast featuring reporting from BuzzFeed journalists across the globe. Spotlight will only be available to customers in the U.S. at first.
Chris Scheetz spent his first 18 years in Edmonton radio as a dedicated listener. He spent his hours on his family farm in Thorsby, Alberta listening to CISN country 103.9 while driving tractor
The tiny volunteer-run, community station that broadcast to the Cowichan Lake area using the amount of power in a light bulb, closed as of Dec. 31, 2017, because it simply ran out of volunteers to run it.
One of the great forgotten groups of the Summer of Love era has to be Moby Grape, or as Mike Douglas calls them in this clip, The Moby Grapes…
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.
The option of being anonymous when advertising with Puget Sound Radio’s Blindbox…
Scores of women looking for radio play and professional opportunities say they’ve been subjected to harassment during station visits, conventions.
A full page newspaper ad heralded C-FUN AM1410’s move to 1900 West 4th Avenue.
Robert Blake starred as ‘Baretta’ debuted on ABC-TV.
Garth Brooks’ first TV special aired in NBC prime time.
‘Larry King Live’ gave way to a notable CNN failure, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight.’
The journalistic series ‘Frontline’ made its first appearance on PBS.
And after 29 years on the air, Phil Donahue (pictured) announced that his syndicated talk show would end at the end of the season.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 17th INSIDE.
“CJCY has earned a strong local listener base in the community, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to build on the station’s legacy and continue its success,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “Complementing our existing local station – 105.3 ROCK – this acquisition allows us to double down on our promise to offer high quality local programming across multiple platforms to listeners and better serve the community.”
When I got the call to go to CFGO radio, I knew Gary Michaels (Pictured) was on-air there, and was excited to meet him. I quickly blurted out the story about how I grew up listening to him. I told him what a career impact he had been on me, and how excited I was to be working with him at the same station
How important is talent in today’s landscape? And, if it’s so important, how do we as an industry do a better job of providing opportunities for young talent to learn and grow?
On Jan. 18, Spike TV will become the first major basic cable network to rebrand itself in the Peak TV era of nearly 500 scripted originals. “Premium TV without the premium price.”
“It has been a sweet 50 year ride doing what I absolutely love with dozens of people I greatly admire.
So, to my radio family, my sincere thanks for being a very important part of my life,” Kirk wrote in a retirement announcement on Facebook.
On Twitter Monday, The Cranberries said that O’Riordan’s family members are “devastated” by the news and have requested privacy
“It’s stories, it’s opinion, it’s culture, it’s irreverent and it’s Canadian,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice-President, Global News and Corus Radio. “The Shift with Drex will tap into the common humour, pride and honesty that pulls our country together.”
Owens announced on Friday that he will move to a commentator role effective immediately. He will host a daily commentary airing from 12:50 to 1:00pm starting on Tuesday,
Roundhouse Radio CEO Don Shafer told Puget Sound Radio, George Noory’s Coast to Coast will be Officially Launched this coming Monday January 15th, 2018 at 10 PM on Roundhouse Radio 98.3
Before he became a national treasure, Jackson was Sports Director at KOMO TV Seattle, and did radio playbyplay of the Seattle Rainiers minor league baseball team.
Karen Steele is the new Program Director at 99.9 Virgin Radio in Toronto. She has worked in radio for over two decades and in this episode, she walks us through her impressive career, from small markets to big ones, from radio to film and back to radio again. She even throws out a couple dollops of advice along the way, so stay tuned, this one’s a keeper!
With Motörhead, Clarke played with loose, rock & roll abandon, as his guitar roared around frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s lead bass; his guitar solos were like Chuck Berry at 78 R.P.M.
Clear Sky Radio is a dynamic, independently owned and operated radio company that operates
Summit 107 serving Cranbrook, Kimberley, Invermere, Fernie and Sparwood, BC
The move allows Neil Morrison to return to hosting p.m. drive.
Through the years, Gordie hosted CHEK Around, GO Magazine, Island 30, countless parades and CHEK Charity Drive Thru’s, he did the weather, and he estimates, about 20,000 interviews.
Gayle King said on ‘CBS This Morning’ that while Winfrey’s position hasn’t shifted, “You always have the right to change your mind.”
Dickerson hosts Face the Nation on Sunday mornings, and the network said he will leave that role “in the coming weeks.”
The Winnipeg-born actor received numerous accolades, including a Gemini award for his role as Det. Leo Shannon in the drama Da Vinci’s Inquest in 2002 and a Gemini Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.
Less than a month after PBS dropped his talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories.
Perry Michael Simon is the News/Talk and Podcast contributor for AllAccess.com. We spent time looking back at the year in N/T Radio, the state of Sports Radio and Podcast, and then look ahead into 2018 which is certain to be all about what we can do with our smart speakers
Low-power nonprofit FM stations are the still, small voices of media. They whisper out from basements and attics, and from minuscule studios and on-the-fly live broadcasts.
The singer, songwriter and musician was one of the founding members of the band, and remained with them until 2002 when he retired due to ill health.
” I am a better journalist because of the five years I spent at KING 5.”
Jerry’s best known for his role on “Coach” … where he earned 4 Emmy nominations playing Asst. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson.
The word “legendary” is sometimes thrown around too freely. In the case of Vern Traill, the word is barely adequate.
Buxton battled heart issues for some time and died Tuesday at Harrison Medical Center on Bainbridge Island in Washington.
What happened in the late 1970s, that made Toronto’s CFNY FM (today branded as: 102.1 The Edge), Canada’s most influential alternative rock station?
Terry Dimonte is back for another Christmas episode. The CHOM 97.7 Morning man has a love for Christmas and radio
A memorial service will be held for Jim Saturday January 13, 2018 at the South Bellevue Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, Washington, at 10:00 AM.
He joined the company founded by his father in 1982 as a cable installer. Shaw was CEO from 1998 until 2010, when he handed the reins to his younger brother, Brad.
While working in Renfrew Ontario doing mornings at CKOB (because no one else would, and that is the truth), I got to listen to a fellow doing evenings on CFRA. It was the Top 40 super pumped up days. This person was an amazing jock. Very entertaining, quick witted and funny, and he could say a lot with just a few words. His name is Tom Jeffries (Pictured)
Success by design, not default. At the start of 2018, that’s the message we’re communicating to all of our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto. Your ability to reach your 2018 sales targets should be determined by careful thought, planning and structure. While we will gladly accept the fortune of […]
The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is delighted to announce that effective January 11, 2018 the new General Manager joining 102.9 The Drive and B-104 Total Country in Cranbrook and 99.1 The Drive in Fernie will be Marvin Perry (Pictured)
The successful candidate will represent both 94.1 CJOC and 98.1 The Bridge, responsible for growing revenue from existing accounts and developing new business
Though Warm 106.9 (with its All-Christmas music) dominated the 12+ chart, Movin’ 92.5 again topped all the demo breakouts.
All-Christmas Music again boosts Warm 106.9 by 60%, into Top Spot in the 6+ Dec. book.
From Audible’s new Canadian store to Pacific Content’s branded podcasts, listeners are lending their ears to new media.
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