Sunday, December 5, 2021

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Chris Cuomo fired from CNN over involvement with brother Andrew’s scandals (Update)

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CNN confirmed the firing and said that Cuomo had been “terminated … effective immediately

Radio Mans fave with Alicia Keys

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Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter and actress

Sunday in Broadcast History .. December 5th

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Happy Birthday to comedian Margaret Cho and actor Frankie Muniz. Bing Crosby (pictured) took over the hosting of NBC radio’s ‘Kraft Music Hall; “The Green Hornet’ aired its last original episode after 15 years on network radio; Jack Webb’s ‘Dragnet’ debuted on NBC-TV; and Bob Dylan gave a rare interview to CBS-TV’s ’60 Minutes.’ Obits Dec. 5th include Canadians Art Hallman and Wilf Carter, Roone Arledge of ABC News, and jazz giant Dave Brubeck. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

Country singer Stonewall Jackson died today

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Longtime country music performer Stonewall Jackson passed away Saturday morning after a long battle with vascular dementia, according to a Jackson family member.

Research Director Inc., Exclusive November 2021 PPM Analysis for Seattle-Tacoma

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When it comes to the holiday hoopla, this market is a hot mess. Once the pine needles have fallen, there will have been five – count em – five stations playing BING freakin’ CROSBY. Four waited until the DECEMBER survey.

James Cridland: A Trip Through Podland on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

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We loved having James Crildland on our show back in 2018 when we fussed about podcast discovery when there were a half million podcasts in the universe.

RIP Rich Elwood

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Broadcaster Rich Elwood left this world at only 67 years old

Radio Mans fave with The Black Crowes

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The Black Crowes are an American rock band formed in Marietta, Georgia, in 1984.

Saturday in Broadcast History .. December 4th

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It’s the birth date of actors Jeff Bridges, Donnelly Rhodes, Marisa Tomei, Patricia Wettig and Victor French; of the music world’s Dennis Wilson, Deanna Durbin, Chris Hillman, Freddy Cannon and Eddie Heywood; and of broadcasters Wink Martindale and Alan Jackson. ‘The Eveready Hour’ began its pioneering radio variety show run on New York’s WEAF; Walter Winchell began his longrunning Sunday night news and gossip radio show on NBC Blue; the iconic radio soap ‘Ma Perkins’ moved from Cincinnati’s WLW to the NBC Red network; Frank Reynolds co-anchored his final ABC-TV evening newscast; and ‘Falcon Crest’ began its 9-year prime time run on CBS-TV. It’s also the date we lost iconic Calgary sportscaster Ed Whalen (pictured). Details and ALL the Dec 4th milestones INSIDE.

Radio Mans fave with Honey Cone

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Honey Cone was an American R&B and soul girl group formed by lead singer Edna Wright (sister of Darlene Love) with Carolyn Willis and Shelly Clark in 1968.

Friday in Broadcast History .. December 3rd

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Born this date were Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Connee Boswell, Jaye P Morgan, Daryl Hannah and Ozzie Osbourne, ‘The Voice of Firestone’ started a 35 year run on radio; Paul Harvey News & Comment began a 58 year run on ABC Radio; CTV’s Harvey Kirck (pictured) became the frst 20-year man anchoring a Canadian network newscast; the late New York disk jockey Alan Freed was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; and CBS-TV aired the 200th episode of ‘Knots Landing.’ Fraser Valley transmitters on the AM band fell silent, as the original stations in Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Hope completed their transfer to the FM band, Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 3rd INSIDE.

Seattle-Tacoma latest Nielsen numbers for November 2021

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The same radio stations are still in the same top 3 spots . 1st being News/Talk KIRO FM, Classic Rock KZOK FM in 2nd and in 3rd spot News/Talk KUOW

Canadian sportscaster Brian Williams retires following distinguished 50-year career

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Ask Brian Williams about his half-century long broadcasting career and he'll rifle off player names and memorable moments with specific detail like they happened yesterday.

Canadian Media Deliver Downside Of Hormone Therapy, Transgender Surgery

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“We feel the health-care system has been completely taken over by a political agenda.”

KPLZ (Star 101.5)/Seattle PD Kent Phillips Exits After 35 Years To Join FMR Associates...

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Shocker! After 35 years as LOTUS KPLZ (STAR 101.5)/SEATTLE PD/Air Talent, KENT PHILLIPS is hanging up the headphones to join FMR ASSOCIATES as a partner at the end of the year.

Radio Count takes over some of the Numeris markets – David Bray & Partners

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With last weeks release 22 markets previously dropped by Numeris have been brought back to life courtesy of radioCount

Ted Cruz Has Real Concerns About FCC Sohn Nomination

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  December 2, 2021 Gigi Sohn, nominated by President Biden to the FCC, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday answering questions from lawmakers who will determine whether...

Several TV stations pull ‘Oz’ show as host runs for Senate

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TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City and Cleveland said Wednesday that they are taking down the “Dr. Oz Show,” now that the show’s host, Mehmet Oz, has formally become a candidate for U.S. Senate.

Don Shafer is with Ally Shafer at St. Paul’s Hospital – Providence Health

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My Dad asked to me send you an update and after a long day he is just heading to the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Radio Mans fave with Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.

Thursday in Broadcast History .. December 2nd

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Born this date were Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Lucy Liu, Cathy Lee Crosby, Ray Walston and Hy Gardner. ‘The Adventures of Charlie Chan’ debuted on radio’s NBC Blue network; Don Imus brought his shock-jock radio schtick from Cleveland to New York’s WNBC; Jungle Jay Nelson (pictured) did his first morning show on Toronto’s CHUM radio; NBC-TV’s ‘This is Your Life’ surprised their subject of the week Bobby Darin; after nearly half a century the amazing Alan Waters stepped down as head of CHUM broadcasting; and Brian Williams took over the anchor chair at NBC’s Nightly News. Celebrity deaths include folksinger Odetta, actors Robert Cummings and Desi Arnaz, jazz star Bob Haggart, actresses Gail Fisher and Roxie Roker, as well as Canada’s Fifi D’Orsay and broadcast magnate Ted Rogers Jr. Details and ALL the milestones for Dec. 2nd INSIDE.

Radio Mans fave with Songbird

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Steve Moyer on lead and vocals, Robert, the Pianoman Deans on keyboards, and Don Hardy on drums

Wednesday in Broadcast History .. December 1st

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actress Mary Martin, perhaps best known today as the mother of the late Larry Hagman, was born. She starred in the three productions of Peter Pan in the mid fifties. Gene Autry began his long association with radio by singing on WLS Chicago for $35 a week. On this day in 1944, Vancouver’s CKWX AM 980 became the first station in Western Canada to join a U.S. network, the Mutual-Don Lee Broadcasting System.

29 Years for Rob Vavrek, for Paul O’Neil, it’s only been since September 2nd

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the shortest stint ever for Paul, he started Sept 2nd

Chris Cuomo Must Go – CNN suspends Chris Cuomo ‘indefinitely’

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New revelations show the CNN anchor betrayed his obligation to his viewers.

Rogers brings Christmas Music to the air…

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Christmas music comes to Chilliwack and Victoria

The Amazing Life of Rosalie Trombley Video, Introduction by Pat Holiday

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https://youtu.be/TQe9nJ0ojj0 Puget Sound Radio thanks Pat Holiday for sharing this tribute for Rosalie Trombley by Pat Holiday November 27, 2021 . I knew this day would come at some point...

Radio Mans fave with Stevie Wonder

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Wonder is credited as a pioneer and influence to musicians across genres such as rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk, and jazz.

Tuesday in Broadcast History .. November 30th

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It’s a date that brought us a wealth of talent, Dick Clark, Richard Crenna, Ben Stiller, Colin Mochrie, Mandy Patinkin, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brownie McGhee, Kaley Cuoco, Allan Sherman and Johnny Horton. CBS-TV first used videotape for the West Coast delayed airing of the Evening News; after 74 straight wins Ken Jennings lost on ‘Jeopardy’; Eric Sevareid retired from CBS News; the critically-acclaimed ‘Brian’s Song’ (pictured) was the Movie of the Week on ABC; David Bowie dueted with Bing Crosby on CBS-TV on a Christmas special taped before Crosby’s death 6 weeks earlier; and Whistler BC got its own FM station, CISQ debuting at 104.9. Taking a final bow were Evel Knievel, Pierre Berton, Tiny Tim, and the Phillip Morris poster boy, Johnny Roventini. ALL the milestones for Nov. 30th INSIDE.

BREAKING: Twitter founder Jack Dorsey steps down

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Effective immediately, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down from his role as CEO.