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- SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 19th
- Kelowna Newspaper Launches Digital Radio Station
- Community Radio Documentary a 'Fascinating Tale'
- SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug.18th
- Alice In Chains Set for Historic Performance Atop Seattle's Space Needle
- Smartphones Overtake Television in Weekly Hours Viewed
- Neil Young has today's almost forgotten track
- FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 17th
- FCC hits Radio Station Owners who carried Alex Jones with $15,000 Fine
- Tim James Heads Changes/Promotions at Vancouver's News 1130
- Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Dies at 76
- Colin James has today's almost forgotten track
- THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 16th
- Scripps Gets Out of the Radio Business
- Winnipeg Broadcaster Loses Lawsuit over Cancellation
- Canada's Sports Streaming Service DAZN Takes Another Baby Step
- Logan Anderson joins Matt in the 'Sound Off' Podcast this week...
- Reinhardt and Grappelli have today's almost forgotten track
- WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 15th
- Steve Darling, Former Global News Anchor, to run for Council in Port Coquitlam
- Pattison Group Acquires Fabmar Communications - Chilliwack, Whitecourt & Melfort
- Jeff Fager Returns to Work at '60 Minutes'
- Bonnie Raitt has today's almost forgotten track
- TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 14th
- Former CTV Vancouver Anchor Mike Killeen to Sub on CKNW Talk Shows
IT WAS AUG. 19th …. when “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the 15 minute nightly radio comedy starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network debut on the NBC Blue chain…
When Edmonton got its latest AM station CHQT (1110 KHz) and Yorkton Sask. got its first and only one CJGX AM 1340…
When WINS radio in New York City announced it would no longer play white artist cover versions of R&B hits. For example, the DJs were instructed to play Fats Domino’s “Ain’t It A Shame,” not Pat Boone’s…
..and when the 58th and final episode of the rock ‘n’ roll sitcom “The Monkees” aired on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
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.
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.
IT WAS AUG. 18th .. when Vancouver radio station CKNW moved from 1320 on the AM dial to 980, the spot vacated the previous year by CKWX. That same day, CKLG moved from 1070 to 730…
When the ABC-TV music special ‘The 5th Dimension Traveling Sunshine Show’ featured The Carpenters, Merle Haggard and Dionne Warwick…
When former L.A. TV reporter and news anchor John Tesh started a decade as Mary Hart’s co-host on the syndicated “Entertainment Tonight”…
..and when a PetroCan pump attendant Dick Assman of Regina made a cameo appearance on CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman (pictured), after months of ‘Ass Man’ jokes.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
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
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%).
A lawsuit filed this week accuses Liberty Radio of operating at 90.1 FM in Austin Tx without federal authority since at least 2013,
Tim James will join Alison Bailey as co-anchor of the midday run on News 1130 Vancouver, starting next month.
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.”
Surely this track is still receiving airplay, being by a Canadian and all, but, surely, there may be a whole generation that might not have been exposed to it as yet…
IT WAS AUG. 16th …. when “Lights Out,” Arch Oboler’s “ultimate horror show,” was heard for the last time on NBC Radio. It returned to the air three years later on CBS…
When comedian Jack Paar replaced Walter Cronkite as host of CBS-TV’s “The Morning Show” .. at least for 14 months ….
When radio station CFSL Weyburn, Saskatchewan, signed on with 250 watts on 1340 KHz…
..and when the sitcom “The Debbie Reynolds Show” premiered on CBS-TV. It lasted just one season.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
“With our sale of these 19 stations (for $47 million), SCRIPPS has completed the sale of our entire radio station group.”
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.
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.
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
Darling announced his intentions on Facebook. It is his second try at politics.
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
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.
Killeen anchored the CTV News at Six with Tamara Taggart from 2011 until they were released in April.
It’s a warmhearted animal-centric show filmed at and near Calgary Alberta, and is aimed at a family audience.
Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman, who first reported the news on Sunday, said the Queen of Soul’s family is “asking for prayers and privacy.”
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.
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
There’s little funnier on live radio than when things go wrong, listeners absolutely love those moments, says BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Penk.
David Espinosa Hall is out at KING TV, less than two years after he was hired to much publicity as evening anchor.
Citing sources from inside Facebook, The New York Times reported on the process that led to Jones’ suspension.
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.
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
More documents unearthed by Prof. Michael Geist point towards Bell lobbying Canadian post-secondary institutions.
America’s largest owner of local TV stations may try to make a deal with a different company.
Movin 92.5 may look good 6+, but KISW cleaned up in all the important demo categories. And KJR The Jet made great strides.
“We are investing in our local content and programming teams to continue to earn the trust of our loyal audience.”
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
KJR-FM The Jet has a great 6+ book in second place, while KISW and KUOW continue to be tied for third.
The report from law firm Proskauer Rose had been expected to be released in August.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.“
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!
“I came up here not expecting to stay, and fell in love with the people, the area, everything about Cape Breton Island.”
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
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.
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
“Moonves is defiant, rejects the Ronan Farrow story as lies, and is determined to hang on. And he has many supporters inside CBS.”
It will be held next Thursday, August 9th from 2 – 5 p.m. at Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Road in White Rock, BC.
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.
“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.”
This came up in random play today and I just had to post it…the longest lasting of the followers here will remember that I posted this once before but it’s been a few years and I love the song so much…
He succeeds longtime anchor Reaon Ford, who was part of a handful of layoffs in the newsroom in June.
“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.
As a broadcaster with Sportsnet since its launch in 1998, there’s not many people more closely associated with the network than Daren Millard.
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.”
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?
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.
Fox News Channel continues to “be best” when it comes to drawing viewers across the 24-hour day.
The announce talent were notified of their termination and the format change while on the air at the Sally Ann remote via text message.
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.
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.
Brian Martin will be moving crosstown to join Beach Radio from his current spot at Sun FM.
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.
Assiniboia is soon to have its very own radio station
CBS board of directors is selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation of allegations of personal misconduct against their CEO.
It’s uncommon to feature an artist as iconic as Bowie in a series of almost forgotten tracks, but today I’m thinking of his covers album, Pinups…
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.
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.
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
The board will also discuss whether to appoint someone as a temporary leader while Moonves is under investigation.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
On-the-record accusers in the story include actress Illeana Douglas, writer Janet Jones, producer Christine Peters and writer Dinah Kirgo.
WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco repeatedly used the term ‘turban man’ to describe New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
Just imaging living in Victoria, British Columbia and working in television
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 […]
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
Within minutes of the first news reports alleging bad behavior on the part of Moonves, the stock took a nosedive on surging volume.
We went on the air late last week and are testing at 105.7 – 100,000 watts erp
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.
local Victoria recording artist Tom Middleton mad his mark in Canadian music…
Ronnie Hawkins is a legend in Canada…as a musician and singer, sure, but as a man who can find, train, and work with future stars more than anything else..
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.
The drop in the price of the stock cost Facebook founder, chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg more than $15 billion.
The state broadcaster continues pushing the propaganda narrative of the Trudeau government, and truth is left far behind
Rogers is investing in Alberta businesses and communities with ongoing network improvements and the purchase ofCJCY-FM Popular Classic Hits.
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”.
Joe Jackson is one of those who is a prime candidate for this series, in my estimation…in the 80s he was somewhat ubiquitous, with every track receiving airplay and adulation, and though the latter of those two words still applies, I doubt that, given a couple of exceptions, he gets heard that much anymore…
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.”
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!
99.3 County FM, a non-profit community radio station serving Prince Edward County Ontario, seeks a General Manager.
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
KRKO is the oldest radio station in the State of Washington and has a proud history
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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
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.
Donabie was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2013.
It appears Dave Wheeler will soon be back behind a microphone, barely a week after being banished from the airwaves in Winnipeg
Mendel’s 3rd Rock co-star Jim Beaver paid tribute to the actress on Twitter, recalling Wendel’s “raucous” personality and “terribly sweet” demeanor.
“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.”
An estimated 200 broadcasters, Canucks and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation representatives, family and friends were in attendance.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
I got to thinking recently, while watching a Bob Wills video…on the list of choices to the right of the page was Waylon doing Bob Wills is Still the King, and I went looking for some early Waylon, and found this from an early pompadoured appearance on the Johnny Cash show…
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.
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.”
West offered up a resignation after screenshots of him sexting with a woman, while on set, surfaced online.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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
Michelle Rempel voices the frustrations of many Canadians tired of being forced to pay for leftist propaganda
The streaming giant added 5.15 million subscribers during the period, fewer than the 6.2 million it had forecast in April.
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Random play recently brought Toots and the Maytals my way, and I always smile when I hear Mr. Hibbert and company…
Beginning Monday, Sept. 3, CityNews Vancouver will give the city a fresh source of local news, at 6 pm and 11 pm nightly.
As of Sunday night Dec. 17th the show was replaced with classic OTR radio programs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’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.
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
KISW tumbles from #1 in the 6+ book to #5, while Movin’ 92.5 reclaims top spot.
Despite the corporation coming under fire last year for its gender pay gap, the top 10 highest-paid stars are still all white men.
Following a career that spanned 60 years on the air, I’m told that Winnipeg radio legend Boyd Kozak has decided to retire
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.
Network has to balance new boss John Stankey’s desire for scale without hurting its well-established prestige brand.
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.
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.
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.
His singing career brought about the creation of Warner Bros. Records.
Ray Charles’ work over the years covered virtually every genre from jazz to country…primarily, he’s perceived as an r’n’b artist, and I’ll concede that every form he tried, he mastered, but for me I like him the most when he’s pure blues as he is on this 1956 hit version of the Henry Glover song, performed here at Newport in 1960…
A Celebration of Life will be held in Vancouver in August.
“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.”
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.
This band is one of the great forgotten bands of the 80s (there are many) but I’ve never been able to figure out why…
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.
“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.”
The far-left host claimed his support for Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election led to his firing from MSNBC.
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.
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
The 13th Floor Elevators are legendary without having ever broken through to the mainstream…psychedelic to the max, frontman Roky Erikson became far more influential as time went by and to say that he is revered by many musicians is an understatement…
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!
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.
Scotland Yard is investigating three new sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, bringing the total to six.
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.
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
“It’s time to say good-bye after 24 years at ABC News,” says Ross in a tweet Monday.
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.
The van he was in stalled on rain-swollen streets and he was pulled away by the rushing waters as he exited.
Montreal-born Daniel Pilon had a 50-year career as an actor that reached its peak during the 1970s and ’80s,
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.
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.
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.
After nearly losing it all, Regina broadcaster Rod Pedersen is on the straight and narrow after a long battle with alcoholism.
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.
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.
Changes and additions are on the way for 96.9, for the better…
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.
News 1130 is adding Michael Kuss (pictured) as their featured PM meteorologist to complement Russ Lacate in the morning.
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.
“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.”
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
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.
The Association for Library Service to Children just renamed its Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award because
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.
Ashiana Khan is an outspoken critic of local gang violence. She and her car were targeted last Saturday night.
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
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……
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.
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.
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…
When she was on the air at 630 CHED, she was known when she worked with Rob and Audie…
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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
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.
“He combined humor, an irreverent style, and impeccable timing and established himself as the leading rock radio personality in North America.”
“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.”
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
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.
Interesting developments in Toronto. Toronto Mike reports that Adam Wylde left Rogers and Kiss 92.5
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 […]
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.
Radio DJ and personality Roger W. Morgan has made his home in Coos Bay after purchasing his own radio station here six months ago.
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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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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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.
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
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.
The decision comes one day after Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, claimed he sexually assaulted her.
As of September the manufacturing and printing side of the paper will be contracted out, to some unidentified entity ‘outside of Victoria.’
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.”
Reporter/anchor/editor Dave White is leaving CKWX (News 1130) to take a job as afternoon anchor/editor at CBC Radio in Calgary.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer played on countless Presley classics including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Heartbreak Hotel,”& “Hound Dog.”
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.
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.
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
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.
Estefania is joining the News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver digital team.
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.
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.
I have been a Good Brothers fan since the first time I saw them at Smale’s Pace in London Ontario way back in 1970…
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.
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
KISW ‘The rock of Seattle’ swept the demo breakouts for May .. as detailed inside.
John Ashbridge, the public-address announcer for hockey’s Vancouver Canucks for more than three decades, was an unseen but omniscient presence
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.
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.
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
I’ve been a John Martyn since the first time I heard him and his former wife Beverly on one of those old multi artist samplers labels used to use to intro new acts…
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.
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.
KISW ‘the ROCK of Seattle’ leapfrogs into 1st place (12+) with KUOW dropping to 2nd, followed by Movin 92.5, KIRO FM and KZOK.
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.
Skelly brought Radio NL to Kamloops in May, 1970 and served as president and CEO from 1970 to 1982.
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
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.
The lineup for REAL TALK 910 includes the syndicated STEPHANIE MILLER, THOM HARTMANN, and NORMAN GOLDMAN shows plus WESTWOOD ONE’s CLARK HOWARD.
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.
Dusty Discs Radio prides itself on uncovering the misses, forgotten favourites, one-hit wonders and hard-to-find greats from Canadian and international artists.
The tentative agreement, which will run through 2021, includes new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms.
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
Recent tests showed that Krauthammer’s cancer has returned and it is aggressive and spreading rapidly.
“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.”
“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.
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.
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%).
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%).
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%).
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.
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.
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…
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.
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, […]
Working with morning show talent, I’m often abruptly reminded of the #1 attribute of any successful morning show; being funny
Take Booker T and the MGs, and add a horn section and you have The Mar-Keys…the quartet plus horn section played on virtually every track that came out of the Stax studios in Memphis, and, while the MGs had many hits under their own name, the Mar-Keys only had a handful, and, most notably, this one…
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>
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……
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …..
“…internet use is about far more than streaming videos or listening to music…” —Prof. Michael Geist
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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.
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.
Ford had been with the station since 2002, Schmaltz since 2007.
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
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
Candace calls it like it is…
Explore this article for the truth…
It was 15 years ago today, Prince George radio station CKPG 550am, flipped to fm with a new branding…
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
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Chief Constable Ian Hopkins hit out at the broadcaster in a two-page open letter on Wednesday.
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?
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.
“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.”
Radio One still leads the pack, with Newstalk CJOB coming in 2nd place, followed by Country music CFQX
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
For the first time in decades, you could see billboards in Canada for recreational nicotine products.
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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
we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Stirling Faux.
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.
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
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…
Edmonton Radio Reunion, past and present this June…
JJ- Salutes another one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Matt Cundill.
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
“It is not just about music,” Smokey Robinson told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “It is about lives — they could really use that money.”
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.
Edmonton Corus station CHQT to be rebranded….
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.
A shakeup on afternoons at Kiss 91.7 Edmonton has taken place.
“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.
In Harvey’s latest column he talks about his health issues from deep within the hospital (system)
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.
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.
BBC radio is under threat from streaming giants and must reinvent itself to survive, the corporation’s most senior music executive Bob Shennan has said.
Movin’ 92.5 Drops to Fourth place behind #1 KUOW, #2 KISW and #3 KZOK.
Recently, I found myself quite unexpectedly faced with a difficult decision. I was stuck between a preverbal rock and hard place with a choice to be made. If I did what I felt was right that would mean letting people down
One might think those old radio hands would have their doubts, but in fact many share a sense that further consolidation might well be the industry’s best hope.
Both Kidder and Reeve, who played Superman, were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts, and neither saw many major roles afterward. Reeve died in 2004.
The BCAB 2018 Conference is 4 days away from happening on May 15-17, 2018, and we encourage you to download the official Conference App to have access to the most up to date program and speaker bios
Our friend Alex Hindmarch not only left Jack FM in Calgary awhile back, but exited Alberta for a new gig at Re-Wind in Sudbury, Ontario
Whatever the reason, audiences continue to discover and enjoy the masterful sitcom, one unlike any before it and the comedic Godfather of many since.
When company founder Ted Rogers was still alive, he would frequently dispatch Colette Watson to deal with problems that needed immediate attention, telling her, “Go fix this.” She did, with little fanfare and a single-minded approach to meeting her budget targets.
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries
Gord Leighton, former Sun-FM general manager and 50+-year broadcast veteran, is spearheading the drive to bring a community radio station to the North Okanagan by forming the Vernon Community Radio Society.
C2C is happy to announce a return to our longtime Vancouver, BC home, 1410AM, where we can be heard live nightly at 10pm! The station, now called ‘BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410’ also offers broadcasts at HDFM at 103.5FM HD2 and on the iHeartRADIO app.
The comedy special directed by Martin Scorsese will reunite former SCTV co-stars Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short , Dave Thomas, and now Rick Moranis.
TSN 1040 bills itself as the “Home of Whitecaps FC”, and the radio station has been covering Whitecaps games in one form or another since 2001
When Gerry Forbes announced his retirement, you can forgive CJAY 92’s competitors for letting out a silent cheer
Gord, the Northwest Broadcasters webmaster, who has been out of action for some three weeks fighting an intestinal disorder, is hoping to be released from hospital this weekend.
The decision to employ NBC’s own counsel Kim Harris contrasts sharply with Fox News — who investigated former network president Roger Ailes — with an outside law firm.
May marks seven years for Adrienne at CBC Edmonton. She first started as the late-night TV host, and then moved on to co-host the News at Six with Mark Connolly. Since 2015, Adrienne has been solo anchoring the TV News at Six.
The Victoria Buzz website will be streaming live via Facebook the annual Island Farms Victoria Day Parade later this month, challenging the longtime CHEK monopoly on the event with two of their own most experienced commentators.
Avril will co-host a radio show with Jason Puckett called ‘”The Jason Puckett and Cliff Avril Show” on weekdays fro,m 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Around 1986 a woman by the name of Cathy Dryden booked an appointment with me at CITI-FM in Winnipeg. She was there on behalf of her son to inquire about how he might find his way into radio. This was obviously a very proud mom who professionally stepped me through her young son Brad’s already impressive history
It is with recognition of the talent & commitment to a career in broadcasting demonstrated by Humboldt Broncos play-by-play announcer Tyler Bieber, that Western Academy Broadcasting College has created the Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship
Spirit Day on 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River raises $62,096 for the Spirit of The North Healthcare Foundation!
Mike Shumann has been radio silent since video surfaced of him stealing a Golden State Warriors staffer’s jacket.
Michelle Eliot steps in as host for call-in show BC Today, formerly known as BC Almanac.
What a reunion it was: In one corner NYPD Blue alumni Jimmy Smits, Dennis Franz and Mark-Paul Gosselaar huddled together; in another stood an L.A. Law foursome of Corbin Bernsen, Susan Ruttan, Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry;
While the return of a series is meant to play off our appetite for nostalgia, revivals are often more about sizzle than substance.
NWCZRadio is proud to join forces with the Legendary Crow and unleash his Rock and Roll knowledge once again
The acquisition of Newfoundland Capital, which owns Newcap Radio, by Stingray Digital Group, isn’t expected to lead to format changes at the 72 stations involved.
Thoughts on what should replace Roundhouse Radio…
The lawsuit alleges that Rose habitually made sexually suggestive comments and engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with the three employees.
The buyer has yet to be announced, along with whether or not a new station brand and direction will take over Roundhouse’s signal or if they will continue with the name and mandate.
“We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice. We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music, we don’t want to play Kanye on our show, we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore.”
“I can no longer cycle, a flight of stairs is a challenge, a brisk walk is a distant memory,” Johnson says of the diagnosis of lupus he was given just a few years ago.
When Scott Howard made the change from on air to sales, he will be the first to tell you that he didn’t get it right away. His first opportunity came at WMUZ in Detroit where he freely admitted that he made a lot of mistakes
This track, to those who were there at the time, will never be forgotten, but there are many here who were not listening to the radio devotedly in the very early 60s, and this one might not have meant as much to them as children as it did to us who were already teens…
IT WAS MAY 4th …. when radio station KNX Los Angeles, the longtime West Coast flagship of the Columbia Broadcasting System, signed on for the first time…
When ABC-TV debuted the weekly “Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue,” which was cancelled after 4 episodes…
When Canada’s Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster (pictured) made their first of a record 67 appearances on CBS TV’s Ed Sullivan Show…
When the 100th episode of the syndicated TV musicfest ‘Soul Train’ aired …
..and when two long-running daytime TV dramas debuted on the same day. “Another World” on NBC, “As the World Turns” on CBS.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
The Tim Allen-fronted blue-collar comedy Last Man Standing may make Fox Broadcasting Co. its new network home after ABC abruptly canceled the successful series last year
“An iconic brand has been missing in SEATTLE radio,” iHEARTMEDIA/SEATTLE Region Pres. ROBERT DOVE said. “KUBE is a name that’s been part of SEATTLE’s music conscience and lifestyle for over 20 years.”
“A half-hour show will give me the time to do a higher percentage of the comedy in, and out, of the studio that I love and that seems to resonate in this new digital world.”
Russell started on the graveyard shift, and eventually ended up as Regional Cluster GM/GSM for all 10 Vista stations in Northern BC.
The 21st Century Fox-owned network has spent several weeks telling top media buyers that it intends to enact a massive 40% reduction in the number of TV ads it runs during its Sunday primetime schedule.
“Boy, do I have a story to tell you, starting MAY 9th! Go subscribe to the OPIE RADIO Podcast now so you’re the first to hear it.”
Montreal media company Stingray Digital Group Inc. is making a big bet on radio with the purchase of Newfoundland Capital Corp. Ltd., Canada’s second biggest private radio broadcaster
With the support of FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, we are excited to bring the rising Saskatchewan country act, the Hunter Brothers to Banff! Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty – a.k.a. The Hunter Brothers will perform exclusively for our delegates and guests at our President’s Dinner & Gold Medal Awards Gala on June 7, 2018. Don’t miss this fun evening!
“Brokaw made a pass at me 50 years ago in my rented hillside house . . . We talked and then, abruptly, he was embracing me and giving me a French kiss.”
Since the 2016 election Facebook has been cracking down on conservative and pro-Trump content
Upon completion of the restructuring process, Cumulus’s debt will have been reduced by more than $1 billion, and Cumulus will have greater financial flexibility with which to support its ongoing business transformation.
“The letter was being handed around the office and the unspoken threat was that if your name was not on it, there would be some repercussion down the road.”
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There’s a new signal coming aross your FM Dial as Indigenous radio returns to Calgary for the first time in several years.
CJWE is testing its signal on 88.1 FM and will feature programming in Blackfoot, T’suutina, Nakoda and Cree as well as music that will include everything from country to hip hop and powwow songs
Today we are shining the light on Joe Aiello
We’re not exactly sure if Dean is coming aboard full time, but he will be joining Craig Venn & Lucky on Demand on 94.9 The Rock….
A cadre of female journalists including Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell and Maria Shriver have signed a letter characterizing the veteran journalist as “a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”
Podcasts are deliberately chosen and requested. Given that they’re speech, rather than music, they typically have the full attention of the listener. They’re mostly enjoyed on headphones, rather than speakers. It’s very different listening behavior.
The revered NBC News anchor accused of unwanted advances pens a strenuous denial and defense of his legacy.
“MIKE’S ON” will return to New York’s WFAN for 3-6:30p (ET), and will be accompanied by a mobile app and website, also called “MIKE’S ON.”
Former NBC correspondent Linda Vester and an anonymous source claim that the NBC News special correspondent made unwanted advances and acted inappropriately to them in the 1990s.
TV Station in Victoria looking for a General Manager
Andrea Constand, a Toronto-born former Temple University administrator, says Cosby drugged and molested her at his nearby home in January 2004.
“NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin Jost and Michael Che in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time.”
A Lifetime Achievement Award for Art Vuolo
By combining the JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH Nielsen PPM radio surveys to create a first-quarter data set, both Adult Contemporary (AC) and Classic Hits are seeing very strong results in 2018 compared to past years.
Ms. Kelly’s ratings are low in every regard: compared to her own viewership at Fox, compared to her competitors in the same time spot, and compared to her predecessors at NBC.
In what is being hailed as a historic day for music creators, theMusic Modernization Act paves the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era.
Power surge has damaged some equipment. We are off the air
Wendy Daniels, host of Boom 99.7’s midday show, was let go on Monday, with the station announcing the news on its Facebook page.
Lauryn Schaffner (Pictured) is a writer, blogger, YouTuber, and overall lover of Rock music. On this week’s show we ask how her passion for rock music took her down this path, and find out what role radio played in getting her there
Canadian audiences will now be able to access 20 primetime shows including Star Trek: Discovery, NCIS, Bull, Seal Team, MacGyver and Instinct, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast.
Roseanne isn’t just beating its competition on Tuesday nights, it’s beating the competition every other night of the week as well.
A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast Sinclair for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air.
If you tune into Kitchener radio station 107.5 Dave Rocks most afternoons, you’ll get a steady dose of mainstream rock music. If Craig Fee was on the air, you’ve also been getting some unexpected political commentary
The mission for Radio is simple (but not easy) “create compelling content and relevant brands.” Over the last few weeks we have been reminded of the importance of needing to “program in real time not on our own time” in order to be relevant
The funding is being provided by Ottawa under the Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting component of the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program to the Tŝilhqot’in Community Radio project.
RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize journalistic excellence with the winners of the Prairie Region RTDNA Awards of Excellence.
RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.
Please join the Western Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors for a brilliant evening filled with entertainment, celebration and pride
After 14 years Cheryl is moving on, to assume a role in communications with (reportedly) the provincial government. She has delivered the 11 pm news weeknights on Victoria’s cable channel 12 for a decade.
This week from Europe with Matt Cundill (pictured)
“I call up Bob Willette at 94.9 The Rock in Oshawa and we nerd out of the branding history of Edge 102” come on inside and listen
Several of the big-name shows that were on 1410 will make the switch to TSN 1040.
A good book for Movin’ 92.5, KZOK and KNDD.
Entercom’s format switch (from KMPS Country) is paying off.
AM 1410 will become BNN Bloomberg Radio, Canada’s first business news radio station, launching in conjunction with the new brand on Monday, April 30.
Could Clear Sky Radio in the East Kootneys be looking you?
The independent station brought a refreshing collective of voices to Vancouver’s airwaves over the past two and a half years, broadcasting a variety of different perspectives and countless community stories from their studio in Railtown
Bolt FM personality and play-by-play broadcaster for the Humboldt Broncos Tyler Bieber has been confirmed as one of the people killed in a devastating collision between the team’s bus and a semi on a Saskatchewan highway late Friday afternoon.
Canadians are coming together to support the Humboldt Broncos after the tragic crash.
The newly rebranded Country station KNUC (The New 98.9 The Bull)/Seattle has completed its fulltime on-air roster with the addition of Corey Dillon for afternoons.
Dear broadcasters & friends, Just a reminder that the Regular Registration Deadline for the BC Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) 71st Annual Conference is TODAY, April 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST)
Lori Lewis knows how to deal with change, which makes her ideal to lead the way when it comes to navigating the murky waters of Facebook. From its changing algorithm to the overextension of selling your data to third party sources, Lori offers up her tips and expertise to great posting and audience engagement. We also touched on some best practices for Facebook Live which still remains a challenge for talent.
The show scored the biggest total viewer lift for any telecast on any network after three days of delayed viewing.
He was 74. Suffering with leukemia, Bochco received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old in late 2014.
Wilkerson joins the station from WCSC-TV Charleston, SC where she anchored both weather & traffic and was part of the team covering Hurricane Matthew in 2016. She got her start at KEPR-TV in Tri-Cities, WA as a feature reporter and weather anchor.
Gerry, and brothers Gord Forbes and Marty Forbes all come by their radio success honestly. Their dad Jerry Forbes was the legendary and fabulously successful GM of CHED in the 60’s and early 70’s and was an amazing man
At the end of that summer day, the 34-year-old said her heartfelt goodbyes to colleagues at a local news outlet where she spent 10 of her 14 years in journalism, a profession Nickel adored
The George Soros-financed Media Matters for America progressive activist group has been helping to fuel an advertising boycott targeting Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show.
Not so much a forgotten track today as a chance to, hopefully, turn those of you who don’t know him, on to Jerry Douglas…guaranteed, you’ve heard him over the years, but his role as a sideman doesn’t always put him in the spotlight…
The highway was closed for several hours after two vehicles lost control and crashed into a cube van, which then rolled onto its side.
This is a predictable outcome of the Shaw family–controlled Corus Entertainment taking over Shaw’s TV brands, including Global, in 2016.
In 1967 three men in Edmonton’s broadcasting industry had a dream to own their own radio station in Alberta. One worked at CHED, the two others at CFRN. Over long lunches they expanded their ideas and finally picked an area to apply for a radio station: That area was Edson
“There’s been nobody better on the radio than me… nobody ever did this, nobody. But it wasn’t me who did this… you know who I’m gonna miss? I’m gonna miss you (the listeners).”
We are off to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and catching up with Mark Burley (Pictured). (SUN-FM, AM 1150 & 101.5 EZ Rock)
ABC’s returning comedy averaged a whopping 18.1 million and an unbelievable 5.1 rating in the key demo.
A sister station in Ucluelet at 99.5 KHz, also licensed to McBride Communications, is unaffected, since it operates independently.
I thought I would write out some of the rumors regarding Rogers, City TV, and Steve Darling. If true we will see changes starting in the next month or so
IT WAS MARCH 28th when one of Chicago’s great radio stations, WGN 720 first took to the air…
When the New York Times classical music station WQXR banned singing commercials from its schedule…
When UK pirate radio station Radio Caroline began broadcasting from a ship off the British coast ….
When we lost a Toronto radio legend Wally Crouter ….
And when New Westminster’s Raymond Burr (pictured) starred in an NBC movie ‘Ironside,’ which became (after Perry Mason) his second longrunning TV series.
ALL the milestones for March 28th INSIDE.
Nathan Carr who is currently the morning show host at Fresh Radio Cornwall is leaving to take a job at 89X in Windsor.
Today Corus laid off several staffers across the country. Some on air and some behind the scenes.
VOTING OPENS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2018 Click to register to vote If you have already been accepted and have a password you can begin voting here on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018. AND THE NOMINEES ARE…… BROADCAST FINAL MUSIC DIRECTOR MAJOR Amy “Race” Ballard – Hot 899 – Ottawa Brad Challoner – 103.5 QM/FM – Vancouver […]
After 11 seasons as the voice of the Blue Jays’ triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, Ben Wagner makes his Major League debut calling the Blue Jays’ season opener on Thursday, March 29.
Many who don’t really know radio contend the medium is dead or dying. But those who do know radio argue that it’s still every bit a vital medium.
My interest in radio began way back when in the days of turntables and cassette machines at age 12.
My father was a broadcaster and one of the best at radio station 630 CHED in Edmonton.
I was fortunate enough to get to work with him when I was a punk kid and loved everything I saw at the radio station. It was in my blood since birth.
City councillors at Kelowna City Hall have some favorite memories of the Kelowna-born ex-radio guy who served with them for nine years.
Roundhouse Radio aims to make Vancouver a better community. After shaking off some early setbacks, can the city’s newest station spin that social mission into listeners and advertisers?
Co-host Rod Kurtz steered the show to what the Radio Active crew had planned for weeks — a dedication to Portia’s time at CBC Edmonton.
Radio-Canada’s Marie-Maude Denis was told that she must identify the sources she used for a story that alleged collusion in the awarding of public contracts.
Hughes co-hosted mornings at KMPS 94,1 until its flip to AC last December.
Brown has appeared in 53 episodes of the NBC drama since it began in 2012.
Steve Darling packs in the new morning show on 650
“Did anybody at CNN, did any editor, any news person, any anchor, anybody get fired for the awful mess they made of the 2016 campaign which was a disgrace to journalism?”
Most of our Canadian friends will remember this one well, though its probably been awhile since they saw the video…The Odds were, and in a new lineup kinda way, are, a Vancouver band that actually did quite well the first time around…
IT WAS MARCH 23rd .. when the Vancouver World newspaper launched the BC city’s third radio station…
When 20-year old Foster Hewitt (pictured) called his first hockey game over the Toronto Star’s pioneer radio station CFCA…
When two radio classics, ‘Truth or Consequences’ and ‘ Beat the Clock’ first appeared, ten years apart ..
When Elvis Presley auditioned (unsuccessfully) for Arthur Godfrey’a Talent Scouts on CBS radio & TV…
When after 15 years Hugh Downs hosted the final NBC episode of the daytime quiz show ‘Concentration’…
and when the 30-minute daytime drama “The Bold & the Beautiful” had its premiere on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
The CKNW news department will be moving in to the Global BC Burnaby studios in the next few months. The exact date has yet to be confirmed.
Seattle radio legend Gary Crow’s contract Not to be renewed with KZOK
In the interview, IMUS discusses his battles with HOWARD STERN, who he calls among the best radio hosts ever and adds, “He (STERN) had a big problem with me. I didn’t with him.”
KISW posted a narrow lead over KQMV atop the 25-54 chart, otherwise Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) led in all demo breakouts.
Mason hosted afternoon drive at then-CLEAR CHANNEL Active Rock KFNK (FUNKY MONKEY 104.9)/SEATTLE for five years.
KUOW drops to #2; KIRO-FM, KISW and KRWM round out the top 5.
The team of Chuck Powell and Bucky Jacobsen has been assigned the 6 – 10 am morning show, designed to return KJR sports radio to its former glories.
Gregr is the morning show host at 107.7 The End in Seattle. Last summer at the Podcast Movement, Gregr shared the stage at Jacob’s Media’s Broadcaster meet Podcaster series. At dinner he had the deer in the headlights look.
I’m often asked what the greatest mistake I see during concept sessions is. The answer is judgment. Judgement has no place in coaching. I find it interesting how some managers wear their job title like it’s a badge – a badge that allows them to make assumptions and judgments about those they manage. These managers don’t think twice about judging the work, intent, effort and/or performance of others
Clark, who was also a Liberal MLA long before that conveyed any kind of power in the BC legislature, passed away Friday at age 86.
This in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. Global TV News Hour.
We’re launching our new radio station in Calgary and are looking for a dynamic
broadcaster with a great work ethic to join the CJWE Radio Family as a morning host
From Beach Radio Program Director, Russell James: “It’s no secret that Beach Radio is quickly becoming Kelowna’s new favorite radio station, so it’s only right we give you a morning show as great as the station. We are set to deliver a fun, local, upbeat, energetic morning show with all the right ingredients!
The 24 year old Ottawa woman says she decided to share her story with CBC after drawing courage from the dozens of mainly anonymous women who have spoken out on social media about alleged negative experiences with the B.C. band.
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.
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.
A great book for KISW 99.9 which replaces Movin’ 92.5 as the leader in all demo breakouts.
The Crystals, along with The Ronettes, were among the definitive girl groups of the 1960s and helped construct Phil Spector‘s Wall of Sound.
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
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.
Drex talks with Doug Williams the anti polygraph guy. Included in the interview is about the polygraph recently given to Patrick Brown.
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.
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
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.
Phillips has deep roots in broadcast management in both Vancouver and Victoria, and has been VP for Corus Radio West since April 2016.
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.
Former Jack FM morning host Kiah Tucker will take over the KiSS Radio 104.9 PM drive show on Monday February 26th.
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
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.
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
Edmonton-based Hot 107 is one of at least 40 radio stations which have temporarily stopped airing Hedley’s music.
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
After 25 years at CJAY 92, Gerry Forbes is hanging it up…
Defining a successful career….Forbes style
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.
Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award. If you could please publicize the following we would appreciate it
The people who head Ben Shapiro’s conservative news site are in talks to buy Glenn Beck’s troubled media empire TheBlaze.
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?”
A news story published here earlier today had the Sampson family now holding a majority of shares in CHEK, Not so, we’re told.
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
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?
Long-time Saskatchewan journalist and MBC legislative correspondent Manfred Joehnck has passed away suddenly in the Battlefords
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
In the MOFFAT Communication days which we all loved, all the markets generally did extremely well, including Calgary
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.
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
Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is long time broadcaster Rob Christie has called it quits
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
We are very excited to announce a new look to the programming team in Alberta
“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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
The option of being anonymous when advertising with Puget Sound Radio’s Blindbox…
When Neil Young went solo some of us knew he’d catch on, but it wasn’t truly until his second album that the momentum kicked in…the first solo album, though it didn’t chart that highly, still had a number of fine songs, not the least of which was this masterpiece which, even in its title, made a statement that defined his career…
IT WAS AUG. 17th … when Norman Corwin’s first success debuted on CBS radio. It was ‘Passport for Adams’, starring Robert Young as a small town newspaper editor…
When Italian pop vocalist Domenico Modugno appeared on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” singing his hit single “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”…
When a revolution in the world of music got underway, as the first audio CDs were manufactured…
..and when David Caruso (pictured) quit the cast of ABC’s “NYPD Blue” to pursue a movie career, a move that didn’t pan out.
ALL the milestones for Aug. 17th INSIDE.
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