MONDAY in Broadcast History .. August 19th

IT WAS AUG. 19th …. when “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the 15 minute nightly radio comedy starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network debut on the NBC Blue chain…
When Edmonton got its latest AM station CHQT (1110 KHz) and Yorkton Sask. got its first and only one CJGX AM 1340…
When WINS radio in New York City announced it would no longer play white artist cover versions of R&B hits. For example, the DJs were instructed to play Fats Domino’s “Ain’t It A Shame,” not Pat Boone’s…
..and when the 58th and final episode of the rock ‘n’ roll sitcom “The Monkees” aired on NBC-TV.
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Published on August 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History – August 18th

IT WAS AUG. 18th .. when Vancouver radio station CKNW moved from 1320 on the AM dial to 980, the spot vacated the previous year by CKWX. That same day, CKLG moved from 1070 to 730…
When the ABC-TV music special ‘The 5th Dimension Traveling Sunshine Show’ featured The Carpenters, Merle Haggard and Dionne Warwick…
When former L.A. TV reporter and news anchor John Tesh started a decade as Mary Hart’s co-host on the syndicated “Entertainment Tonight”…
..and when a PetroCan pump attendant Dick Assman of Regina made a cameo appearance on CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman (pictured), after months of ‘Ass Man’ jokes.
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Published on August 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History – August 17th

IT WAS AUG. 17th … when Norman Corwin’s first success debuted on CBS radio. It was ‘Passport for Adams’, starring Robert Young as a small town newspaper editor…
When Italian pop vocalist Domenico Modugno appeared on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” singing his hit single “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)”…
When a revolution in the world of music got underway, as the first audio CDs were manufactured…
..and when David Caruso (pictured) quit the cast of ABC’s “NYPD Blue” to pursue a movie career, a move that didn’t pan out.
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Published on August 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 16th

Frank Gifford was born in Santa Monica Calif, Elvis Presley had died in his Memphis mansion at the age of 42. Jack Paar replaced Walter Cronkite as host of CBS-TV’s “The Morning Show.” longtime host of CBC-TV’s Man Alive, Roy Bonisteel, succumbed to cancer at age 83.  Plus who is celebrating a birthday today, and hit songs over the early years

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

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 15th

IT WAS AUG. 15th .. when CBS inaugurated the first nightly TV news broadcast, a 15-minute feature with anchorman Douglas Edwards reporting the day’s events. At first it was seen only in five cities in the Eastern Time zone…
When Peck’s bad boy of Vancouver radio Jack Cullen (pictured) made the move from CKMO to CKNW, taking his Owl Prowl program with him…
When Vancouver radio station CKWX moved from 980 to 1130 on the AM dial where it still resides as News 1130…
..and when the CBC locked out 5500 employees coast to coast, all members of the Canadian Media Guild. The labour dispute was not resolved until October.
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Published on August 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 14th

IT WAS AUG. 14th … when Garry Moore (pictured) joined NBC radio with a new morning show in an attempt to knock off the dominant Arthur Godfrey on CBS …
When the end of WWII was marked on the CBS radio series, “Columbia Presents Corwin,” as Orson Welles did a special reading about the fall of Japan titled, “Fourteen August”…
When five UK pirate radio stations shut down, leaving only Radio Caroline to rock out for another nine months…
..and when radio’s “Ma Perkins” began its 27 year run on the air as a local production of WLW Cincinnati.
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Published on August 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

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TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 13th

It WAS AUG 13th…. when the last new episode of “The Waltons” aired on CBS-TV…
When US cable channel Comedy Central aired the first episode of the adult cartoon series “South Park”…
When the Recording Industry Association of America bestowed its American Legend Award upon Fats Domino…
..and when Dean Martin recorded “That’s Amore,” Frank Sinatra recorded “All the Way,” The Guess Who recorded “American Woman,” and The Supremes recorded “Baby Love.”
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Published on August 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 12th

IT WAS AUG. 12th … when comedian Red Skelton (pictured) got his first national exposure as a guest on NBC’s Rudy Vallee radio show ….
When rock jock “Cousin Brucie” (Bruce Morrow) did his last show on WNBC-AM, New York City…
When XM Satellite Radio began broadcasting in the US…
..and when disc jockey Jim Brady did his final show on radio station CFTR, Toronto.
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Published on August 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 11th

IT WAS AUG. 11th .. when New York’s WCBS-TV became the first station to televise a baseball game in color .. in fact, a doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves….
When CBS-TV’s Sunday night variety showcase, The Ed Sullivan Show featured Buddy Knox singing his two rockabilly hits ‘Party Doll’ and ‘Hula Love’…
When the folksinging Kingston Trio signed in as the “mystery guests” on CBS-TV’s “What’s My Line?”…
..and when Edmonton radio station CJAX-FM began operations on 92.5 MHz with 100,000 watts. The call letters are now CKNG FM, with a branding of 92.5 The Chuck.
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Published on August 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson