Buzz Knight: Healthy Paranoia and the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast with Matt Cundill

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Published on February 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm by Voice Over

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 16th

It was Feb. 16th when Foster Hewitt broadcast his very first hockey play-by-play, Toronto Argonauts vs. the Kitchener Greenshirts, over the Toronto Star’s pioneer radio station CFCA.
When Vancouver’s (predecessor to CBU Radio) CRCV increased power from 500 to 5,000 watts, and moved into new studios in the new Hotel Vancouver,
When for the first time host John Daly presided over an early TV Sunday night institution, ‘What’s My Line?’ It lasted 17 years!
And when during a week co-hosting the syndicated ‘Mike Douglas Show,’ John Lennon sang two duets with his hero, Chuck Berry.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on February 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 13th

Jack Webb’s (pictured) first popular radio series, ‘Pat Novack for Hire,’ went national on ABC, following a successful West Coast run.
The pre-school children’s show ‘Mr. Dressup’ with Ernie Coombs began a nearly 30 year run on CBC-TV.
ABC-TV announced it had renewed ‘NYPD Blue’ for a tenth seaason.
And campus radio station CJSF FM 90.1 signed-on from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 13th INSIDE.

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Published on February 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Sean Dilworth from 99.9 BOB-FM in Winnipeg joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Sean Dilworth is half the man he used to be. Figuratively only. In whole, he is stronger, smarter and more confident than ever. He made a life decision to get physically stronger, which led to a number of other changes in his life.

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Published on at 9:17 am by Voice Over

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 12th

It’s the date that Calvin Coolidge made the first US presidential political speech on radio.
When Winnipeg’s CKY moved up the dial from 910 KHz to 780.
When Vancouver’s CKWX was authorized to increase power from 100 watts to a whopping 1,000 watts.
When the comic strip superhero ‘Superman’ made his first appearance on radio via New York’s WOR.
And when actor Nicholas Colasanto (pictured), who played Coach on NBC-TV’s Cheers, died of a heart ailment partway through the the third season of the sitcom at age 61.
Details and ALL the milestones for Feb.12th INSIDE.

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Published on February 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 11th

Two memorable series from Old Time Radio debuted on this date .. ‘The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’ on NBC, and ‘Yours Truly Johnny Dollar’ on CBS.
Jack Paar (pictured) walked off NBC-TV’s ‘Tonight Show’ because the network had censored his bathroom joke.
The 100th episode of ‘Ironside’ aired, starring New Westminster’s Raymond Burr.
And Kurt Russell’s TV-movie titled ‘Elvis!’ debuted on ABC.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 11th INSIDE.

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Published on February 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 10th

It was a Feb 10th when Toronto radio station CFRB was signed on by Ted Rogers, Sr.(pictured)
It was also Feb 10th when the Saturday morning TV series ‘My Friend Flicka’ (starring a 12 year old Canadian) debuted on CBS.
When the UK singing duo Chad & Jeremy played dramatic roles on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’
When NBC-TV aired the 100th episode of ‘Miami Vice.’
And when Vancouver actor Robert Clothier, who played the loveable rogue ‘Relic’ on the CBC series ‘The Beachcombers,’ died at age 77.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on February 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 9th

It was a Feb. 9th when Vancouver’s CHQM AM 1320 ended 34 years of nostalgic/easy listening music and morphed into all-Chinese-language CHMB.
When AM 730 switched from a MOJO talk radio format to become Vancouver’s first All-Sports station.
When The Beatles made their first of three appearances on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ (pictured).
And when the 100th episode of ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ aired on FOX.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on February 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 8th

It was a Feb 8th when President Warren G. Harding had the first radio installed in the White House.
When Prince George got its first radio station… CKPG with 250 watts at 1230 KHz.
When Seattle’s KIRO TV channel 7 (CBS) began broadcasting.
When Johnny Cash (pictured) made his one-and-only appearance on CBS-TV’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
And when ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ ended its 6-and-a-half-year run on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on February 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Troy McCallum joins with Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Troy McCallum had it all figured out. He listened to the episode with Gruff Gushnowski and knew that doing the podcast in the car would be a fitting place to talk radio. After all, he spends up to 3 hours a day in the car listening to the radio on the way to work as program director at Boom 97.3 in Toronto

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Published on February 6, 2019 at 9:12 pm by Voice Over