Don Gibson has today’s almost forgotten track

Don Gibson remains one of the best songwriters country music ever had, but these days, despite being in the country music Hall of Fame, is remembered by few…

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Published on July 23, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. July 24th

IT WAS JULY 24th .. when U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (pictured) stopped in the middle of his 4th ‘Fireside Chat’ on national radio and asked for a glass of water, which he then sipped…
When the melodramatic “Romance of Helen Trent” debuted on midwest regional radio before becoming a CBS network staple three months later, and running daily for the next 27 years!…
When NBC correspondent Edwin Newman became news anchor of the TV network’s ‘Today Show’….
..and when the independent sales of three BC radio stations.. CJAT Trail. CJAV Port Alberni, and CKAY Duncan .. were approved by the CRTC.
ALL the milestones for July 24th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. July 23rd

IT WAS JULY 23rd … when the Telstar communications satellite made possible the first live TV broadcast from the US to Europe…
When Toronto-born rocker Neil Young (pictured), at age 17, held his first recording session in the studios of Winnipeg radio station CKRC…
When the FCC approved the AM stereo radio system; KTSA in San Antonio was the first to go stereo…
..and when the three-year old television network FOX-TV topped ABC, NBC and CBS in the ratings for the 1st time, thanks to “America’s Most Wanted.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE. Also, on this day in 2011, Amy Whitehouse died.

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Published on July 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. July 22nd

IT WAS JULY 22nd … when the British sitcom that gave rise to CBS-TV’s ‘All in the Family’, ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ debuted on BBC-TV…
When a UK floating pirate radio station, “Swinging Scotland”, shut down for lack of funds…
When The Doors were guests on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand, performing “Crystal Ship” and “Light My Fire”…
.. and when a license for Kelowna’s second radio station CKIQ-1150 was approved by the CRTC.
ALL the milestones for July 22nd INSIDE.

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Published on July 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

The Isley Brothers have today’s almost forgotten track

Early in their fifty-plus year career The Isley Brothers created a couple of classics that will probably last forever…this was one of them, and, within the same year they had also recorded the original version of Twist and Shout, made more famous, of course, by The Beatles…

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Published on July 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. July 21st

It’s the date that gave us Marshall McLuhan, Don Knotts (pictured), Robin Williams and country music’s Paul Brandt.
The CRTC gave approval to the Global TV network, Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” started an 8 week reign atop the Country Music chart, Queen played the Montreal Forum, and Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart insured her legs for $2 million.
Leaving us on July 21st were actors Basil Rathbone and Robert Young, broadcaster Dave Garroway, singer Dorothy Collins, and musician Long John Baldry.
Scores more milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Phil Ochs has today’s almost forgotten track

Back in the day when many performers applied their writing and singing talents to protesting war, Phil Ochs was on the cutting edge…

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Published on July 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. July 20th

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.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – Siri, Make Me More Sales!

Our relationship with our sales training partners in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto is always a two-way street.  We help them drive sales and increase company revenues and they always teach us something new as well. A recent discussion with a tech-savvy Salesperson in Toronto gave me the insight to use a tool right at fingertips […]

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Published on at 3:55 pm by Dave Warawa

Otis Redding has today’s almost forgotten track

When Otis Redding’s version of this Stones song was on the radio in the 60s, an older friend convinced me, for a short while, that his version came first and that Mick and Keith stole it and rewrote it…

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Published on July 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson