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Petition Launched to Reinstate Hedley on Canadian Radio

It is addressed to Randy Lennox of Bell Media, Doug Murphy of Corus Entertainment and Hubert T. Lacroix of CBC Radio Canada, asking the companies to remove a ban on the band’s music following recent sexual misconduct allegations.

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Published on February 23, 2018 at 9:20 pm by Turn Table3

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 24th

The Voice of America shortwave radio service signed on as a US propaganda tool during WWII and the Cold War.
Kay Starr, Bert Lahr and The Mills Brothers were the guests on NBC-TV’s hourlong ‘Perry Como Show.’
Talk show host Larry King was stricken with a major heart attack, and underwent quintuple by-pass surgery.
‘The Second Barry Manilow Special’ aired on ABC-TV with guest star Ray Charles.
And radio/TV headliners Dinah Shore, John Daly, Don Knotts, Dennis Weaver and Vancouver deejay Rick Honey (pictured) passed away.
Details and many more milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Nanette Fabray, Singer/Dancer/Comedienne, Dies at 97

Ms. Fabray, the effervescent comedienne who won three Emmy Awards for playing opposite Sid Caesar on Caesar’s Hour, only to leave the classic NBC sketch series because of a misunderstanding, has died. She later portrayed the mother of Bonnie Franklin’s character on the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time.

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Published on at 3:41 pm by clockwatcher

Maple Creek Radio Station Looking for Working Partners/Investment

Business Opportunity to get in on the ground floor on a new radio station in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

New radio station in Maple Creek is looking working partners/investor to help with further growth and development.

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Published on at 12:17 pm by Voice Over

Seattle Radio PPM Analysis & Demo Leaders .. Jan. 2018

A great book for KISW 99.9 which replaces Movin’ 92.5 as the leader in all demo breakouts.

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Published on at 8:33 am by boredop

Barbara Alston, Singer with 60’s Girl Group ‘The Crystals’, Dead at 74

The Crystals, along with The Ronettes, were among the definitive girl groups of the 1960s and helped construct Phil Spector‘s Wall of Sound.

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Published on at 7:19 am by boredop

Roy Orbison has today’s almost forgotten track

Roy Orbison was a superstar before the British Invasion, and even scored a #1 with Oh Pretty Woman after the arrival of The Beatles and the near domination of the charts at that time by Brit acts…

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Published on February 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Longtime CBC Radio Host Arthur Black Loses Fight with Cancer

Host of Basic Black and author of a number of humour collections died Wednesday at age 74 after blogging about his pancreatic cancer.

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Published on at 5:53 pm by clockwatcher

Jean-Marie Heimrath joins Matt Cundill on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Jean-Marie Heimrath became interested in podcast sometime in November 2016. He has always been fascinated by the business side of the entertainment industry he has worked in

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Published on at 11:41 am by Voice Over

CBS Names Margaret Brennan Anchor of ‘Face the Nation’

Brennan is only the second woman to hold the role in the more than 60 years that Face the Nation has been on the air. Lesley Stahl hosted the show from 1983 to 1991.

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Published on at 10:13 am by mikedup

KUOW 94.9 (NPR) Grows Atop Seattle 6+ PPM Radio Book

KISW 99.9 continues its year-long climb, landing in a tie for 3rd with Warm 106.9, just behind Movin’ 92.5 in 2nd.

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Published on February 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm by boredop

Radio’s Alltime #1 Evangelist, ‘America’s Pastor,’ Billy Graham Passes at 99

Graham counselled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit.

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Published on at 1:47 pm by mikedup

Tavis Smiley Files Racially Charged Suit Against PBS

Smiley filed his lawsuit today, claiming that executives used the case as “a pretext to finally rid themselves of Mr. Smiley, who was not the ‘team player’ type of African American personality PBS preferred.”

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Published on February 20, 2018 at 9:32 pm by clockwatcher

Polygraph Anti-Polyanna’s Doug Williams interview with Drex on The Shift

Drex talks with Doug Williams the anti polygraph guy. Included in the interview is about the polygraph recently given to Patrick Brown.

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Published on at 8:29 pm by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – 8 Ways To Deal With Change In The Workplace

Change in the workplace is something that all of us encounter on a regular basis.  Our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria are always looking for ways to best deal with it.  

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Published on at 12:29 pm by Dave Warawa

50-year reunion for NAIT’s Radio and Television alumni by Marty Forbes

People like Daryl McIntyre, Chris Scheetz, Josh Classen, Su-Ling Goh, Meg Morrison, Bryan Mudryk and Natasha Staniszewski from TSN, Jason Gregor, and Cam Moon (play-by-play for the Red Deer Rebels) are all grads of the course

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Published on at 9:00 am by Voice Over

Fox News to Launch ‘Fox Nation’ Streaming Service

The streaming service will not require a cable television log-in to access, and the content will not overlap with the network’s linear programming. The cost will be announced later.

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Published on at 8:51 am by Turn Table3

KEXP’s ‘Sonarchy’ Ending as Seattle Music’s Champion of Weird Steps Down

For the past 22 years, Doug Haire has run the weekly radio show, which broadcasts hourlong live recordings from avant-garde Seattle musicians.

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Published on February 19, 2018 at 12:27 pm by boredop

J.J. Jim Johnston Salutes Jake Edwards

Bro Jake’s success over the years in morning radio is truly spectacular or as he would say, “WICKED!”.
I first met him at CITI-FM Winnipeg when he was the Morning guy. I was contemplating the afternoon drive shift after Terry Dimonte left. Steve Young had flown me in to take a look around and both he and Jake picked me up at the airport

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Published on February 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm by Voice Over

Brad Phillips Upped to National Veep & FM Radio Boss for Corus Entertainment

Phillips has deep roots in broadcast management in both Vancouver and Victoria, and has been VP for Corus Radio West since April 2016.

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Published on at 11:10 am by mikedup

Jack Allen once worked at Seattle’s KVI

Seattle radio veteran Jack Allan talks about the good ole’ daze of radio. Jack was host of the popular Love Line , a match making program on KVI.

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Published on at 10:34 am by Voice Over

Kiah Tucker to PM Drive at KiSS 104.9

Former Jack FM morning host Kiah Tucker will take over the KiSS Radio 104.9 PM drive show on Monday February 26th. 

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Published on February 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm by clockwatcher

Radio’s Best Friend, Art Vuolo on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt Cundill

Art Vuolo was radio’s best friend long before Scott Shannon knighted him with that legendary slogan. Throughout the decades, Art has been a mainstay at conventions and in the hallways of radio stations with the latest video technology ready to capture incredible radio moments

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Published on February 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm by Voice Over

Jeffrey Tambor Officially Dropped from ‘Transparent’ in Wake of Harassment Claims

Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to Amazon Studios’ Transparent in the wake of sexual harassment claims and a subsequent internal investigation by the retail and streaming giant.

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Published on at 8:19 am by Ron Robinson

The Iconic K brand returns to Kamloops As The New K-97 Today!

The New K97-5 features all of the great music you heard on the original K97! From ABBA to ZZ Top, the New K97-5 is all about the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You’ll hear an incredible variety of great songs spanning more than 30 years… Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Journey, John Mellencamp, Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, The Eagles, Billy Idol, and many others. If you grew up in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, you’ll love the music on the New K97-5

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Published on February 15, 2018 at 9:19 pm by Voice Over

Charmaine De Silva Leaving CKNW for News Director Slot at News 1130

She leaves the position of Assistant News Director to assume the top job at News 1130. She has been with CKNW since 2014.

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Published on at 7:56 pm by clockwatcher

Hedley Dropped from Over 100 Radio Stations & Junos Show Amid Misconduct Allegations

Edmonton-based Hot 107 is one of at least 40 radio stations which have temporarily stopped airing Hedley’s music.

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Published on at 5:00 pm by boredop

Global News lays off 70 staff across country, 21 in Vancouver

Unifor says camera operators, reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew received layoff notices in newsrooms across Canada, with Vancouver taking the biggest hit with 21 job cuts

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Published on at 1:38 pm by Voice Over

After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…

After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…
Defining a successful career….Forbes style

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Published on at 10:47 am by Voice Over

Shaw Cutting 25% of its Workforce

About one-quarter of Shaw’s workforce have accepted buyouts and will be departing as part of a previously announced multi-year transformation of its business.

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Published on at 7:05 am by mikedup

The 10th annual Steve Young Broadcaster Award. Nominations now wecome

Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award. If you could please publicize the following we would appreciate it

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Published on February 14, 2018 at 9:17 pm by Voice Over

Glenn Beck Selling His Troubled ‘The Blaze’

The people who head Ben Shapiro’s conservative news site are in talks to buy Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire TheBlaze.

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Published on February 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm by Turn Table3

JJ Johnston Salutes Dave Reynolds

I first knew Dave Walpole (yep that’s his real last name) when he was growing up in Ottawa. He was an avid listener when I was doing evenings at CFGO. He would call in for requests, to win and do bits. During his first time in the studio he said, “where is everybody?”

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Published on February 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm by Voice Over

Correction re CHEK Ownership: Employees Maintain Majority Ownership

A news story published here earlier today had the Sampson family now holding a majority of shares in CHEK, Not so, we’re told.

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Published on February 8, 2018 at 6:27 pm by clockwatcher

Matt Cundill welcomes Sharon Taylor to the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Sharon Taylor’s radio career has criss-crossed the country from Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, London, Ottawa and Toronto. Her love and passion for radio programming has made her one of my calls I make when I need an opinion

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Published on February 7, 2018 at 11:03 am by Voice Over

PROSALESGUY – Are You A Pushy Or Persistent Salesperson?

All of our sales training clients in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto constantly wrestle with the difference between being a pushy or persistent Salesperson.  While we know the key to success is to be persistent, when does that self-discipline get misinterpreted from the buyer’s perspective as being over-the-top?

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Published on February 6, 2018 at 11:56 am by Dave Warawa

Saskatchewan Broadcaster Manfred Joehnick Dies at 64

Long-time Saskatchewan journalist and MBC legislative correspondent Manfred Joehnck has passed away suddenly in the Battlefords

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Published on at 6:10 am by Voice Over

What’s Your Number 1 Priority? by Paul Kaye

We are in business to win. Winning is the only desirable outcome. The secret to winning, and to the continuation of winning, is to build the best team. It is essential to form a cohesive group of individuals all working to achieve the same goal

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Published on February 5, 2018 at 9:27 pm by Voice Over

JJ Johnston Salutes Keith James

In the MOFFAT Communication days which we all loved, all the markets generally did extremely well, including Calgary

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Published on February 3, 2018 at 11:31 am by Voice Over

Former BC Premier/Talk Show Host Dave Barrett Dead at 87

His short-lived government from September 1972 to December 1975 carried out reforms at a blistering pace including the creation of the Agricultural Land Reserve, the public auto insurance corporation ICBC, a provincial ambulance system and Pharmacare.

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Published on February 2, 2018 at 8:06 pm by clockwatcher

Nominations Now Open for WAB 2018 Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Gold Medal Award recognizing Community Service, Leader of Tomorrow (under 30 years of age) and the most prestigious award, induction into the WAB Broadcast Hall of Fame

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Published on January 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm by Voice Over

Radio Icon Rob Christie calls it a day…

Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is long time broadcaster Rob Christie has called it quits

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Published on January 29, 2018 at 5:17 pm by Voice Over

BCAB 71st Conference Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the BC Association of Broadcasters’ 71st Annual Conference, to be held May 15-17, 2018, at the beautiful Manteo Waterfront Hotel & Villas, in Kelowna, B.C

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Published on January 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm by Voice Over

Newcap’s New Look for Alberta…

We are very excited to announce a new look to the programming team in Alberta

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Published on January 22, 2018 at 6:15 pm by Voice Over

Corus Radio Launches New Late-Night National Talk Show “The Shift With Drex”

“It’s stories, it’s opinion, it’s culture, it’s irreverent and it’s Canadian,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice-President, Global News and Corus Radio. “The Shift with Drex will tap into the common humour, pride and honesty that pulls our country together.”

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Published on at 6:43 am by Voice Over

Maple Ridge to Rename Street ‘Jim Robson Way’

On Jan. 27, the Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary. As part of the event, the section of 105th Avenue that leads to Planet Ice and the Albion Fairgrounds will be rechristened Jim Robson Way.

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Published on January 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm by Ron Robinson

CNN’s ‘Woman Problem:’ Network Lags Behind in On-Air Talent

A look at weekday coverage between 4 a.m. and midnight on all three channels revealed that CNN has just three women serving in solo anchoring roles: Kate Bolduan, Brooke Baldwin and Erin Burnett.

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Published on at 2:26 pm by boredop

JJ Johnston Salutes David Kaye!

I first met David in the late 80’s. He grew up in Peterborough and came to the West Coast from a stint on-air in London, Ontario. I was the CFOX Program Director and David was the midday jock at sister station at CKLG-AM. When Brad Phillips left to go head up the new FM station Z 95.3, I also became the PD of LG73

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Published on January 20, 2018 at 9:35 pm by Voice Over

Enrique Cerna Retires After 23 Years at Seattle’s PBS Station

Cerna began work in 1975 as a news reporter and anchor at KOMO Radio, and then moved to KOMO-TV and KING-TV before going to KCTS.

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Published on at 9:29 pm by mikedup

PSR Blindbox Job Ad Seeks Sales Career minded individual in Edmonton

The option of being anonymous when advertising with Puget Sound Radio’s Blindbox…

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Published on January 19, 2018 at 5:05 pm by Voice Over

Coast to Coast GONE from CKNW (Update)

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 December 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm by Turn Table3

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 23rd

It was Feb 23rd when The Beatles made their third appearance in as many weeks on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show,
When The Fifth Dimension guested on ABC-TV’s action series ‘It Takes a Thief.’
When the first Juno Awards were handed out, celebrating the best in Canadian music. (The first year they were ‘The Gold Leaf Awards.)
And when 65 million Americans tuned in to NBC-TV for the Spielberg movie ‘Schindler’s List’ with minimal commercials.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on February 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson