Jamiroquai has today’s almost forgotten track

I could be totally wrong about this track as, admittedly, I don’t listen to a lot of radio in the format that might include it in their playlists

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Published on March 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 30th

IT WAS MARCH 30th … when legendary deejay Red Robinson was born in Comox BC, 80 years ago today….
When Bette Davis starred on the premiere of the anthology series ‘Academy Award’ on CBS Radio…
When the TV game show ‘ Jeopardy,’ developed by Merv Griffin, began an 11 year daytime run on NBC…
When the final episode of “Police Woman” starring Angie Dickenson aired on NBC-TV…
and when the season-ending episode of CBS-TV’s ‘The Waltons’ featured the return to the household of Grandma after a stroke that had left her (actress Ellen Corby, pictured) virtually speechless.
ALL the milestones for March 30th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Eric Samuels joins Matt on this weeks Sound Off Podcast

Eric Samuels hired me to do evenings at 100.3 the Bear in Edmonton in 1994. Although Eric would move on to Vancouver a few years later, the two years I worked under him set the tone for how I would broadcast and program radio for years to follow.

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Published on March 28, 2017 at 11:36 pm by Brian Cook

Del Vikings have today’s almost forgotten track

Sometimes a group has a hit that becomes so ubiquitous that for ever more they’re dubbed one hit wonders, when it’s just not true…

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Published on at 9:09 pm by Greg Simpson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 29th

IT WAS MARCH 29th when Jack Benny appeared on radio for the first time, on newspaper columnist Ed Sullivan’s interview show in New York City…
When the melodramatic radio serial ‘Our Gal Sunday’ debuted at 12:45 ET on CBS Radio, where it would remain for the next 22 years!…
When the great frequency switch of 1941 sent Vancouver’s CKWX 950 to AM 980, CFCT 1450 Victoria became CJVI 1480, and Vancouver’s CBR 1100 moved to AM 1130….
When the CBC first announced it would be removing all commercials from its radio stations…
and when Jack Paar (pictured) left his wildly-popular NBC-TV ‘Tonight Show’ after five years.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

3,2,1 Guide To Giving Feedback by Paul Kaye

Giving feedback to another person is never easy. It can be difficult for you, as the manager, to deliver and it can be uncomfortable for the person receiving your feedback.

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Published on March 27, 2017 at 11:30 pm by Brian Cook

The Mar-Keys have today’s almost forgotten track

Everybody should remember that Booker T and the MGs played on almost everything released on Stax Records…

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Published on at 11:19 pm by Greg Simpson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 28th

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.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Joan Osborne has today’s almost forgotten track

I am of the opinion that Joan Osborne is the great overlooked artist of the 1980s

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Published on March 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. March 27th

IT WAS MARCH 27th when ‘Blue Ribbon Town,’ the radio show that starred Groucho Marx was first heard on CBS….
When the daytime serial ‘Myrt & Marge’ ended its 11-year run on CBS radio
When a young Steve McQueen (pictured) made his network TV debut on NBC’s Goodyear Playhouse…
and when Vancouver’s CFUN 1410 once more scrapped its music format to go all-talk under the slogan “Talk with Attitude.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson