TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 8th (V.E. Day)

IT WAS MAY 8th … when V-E Day was celebrated, marking the end of WWII in Europe, and radio carried the news …
When the BBC banned the song “Such a Night” by Johnnie Ray after listeners complained about its “suggestiveness” ….
When radio station CKGO AM 1490 Hope BC went on the air with 250 watts…
..and when Edmonton’s CHQT was heard in its last live day as Cool 8-80, before switching twelve days later to All News as iNews880.com.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 7, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Tyler Bieber Memorial Scholarship

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

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Published on at 5:16 pm by Voice Over

Bill Cosby’s Kennedy Center Honors Rescinded

The organization also revoked the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor after the comic was found guilty of aggravated indecent assault.

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Published on at 4:17 pm by mikedup

Britt McHenry Says her ‘White Conservativism’ Caused ESPN to Demote, then Fire Her

According to deadspin.com, McHenry’s contract was honored in full but it hardly stopped her from trashing her former employer, accusing the network of suppresing her ‘conservative views.’

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Spirit Day on 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River raises over $62,000 in Prince George

Spirit Day on 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River raises $62,096 for the Spirit of The North Healthcare Foundation!

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Published on at 11:10 am by Voice Over

Light-Fingered Sports Reporter Gone from KGO7 After 24 Years

Mike Shumann has been radio silent since video surfaced of him stealing a Golden State Warriors staffer’s jacket.

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Published on at 9:41 am by Ron Robinson

CBC Vancouver Revitalizes Noon Radio Show with New Host

Michelle Eliot steps in as host for call-in show BC Today, formerly known as BC Almanac.

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Published on at 9:07 am by Ron Robinson