Randy Newman with Ry Cooder have today’s almost forgotten track

More than just one today, as there are a small handful of Randy Newman hits here featuring his old buddy Ry Cooder along for the ride, as well as others of note…

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Published on July 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY 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 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY 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, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY 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.
Roger Ailes was forced out as head man at Fox News and Fox Business.
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 July 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Waylon Jennings has today’s almost forgotten track

I got to thinking recently, while watching a Bob Wills video…on the list of choices to the right of the page was Waylon doing Bob Wills is Still the King, and I went looking for some early Waylon, and found this from an early pompadoured appearance on the Johnny Cash show…


Published on July 19, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

FRIDAY 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

Episode 107: Inside Dave Beasing with Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Dave Beasing is the known for many things including a ten year run as program director at 100.3 the Sound in Los Angeles, (R.I.P.) as a broadcast consultant at Jacobs Media, and most recently as a part of the team that created the highly successful Inside Trader Joe’s podcast. His company Sound That Brands has […]

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Published on July 18, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

The Kinks have today’s almost forgotten track

The Kinks have dabbled in so many genres over the years that some may have forgotten their one attempt at a country feel in the album Muswell Hillbillies…


Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. July 19th

IT WAS JULY 19th .. when Regina’s pioneer radio station CKCK signed on with 2000 watts at 420 metres. ..
When the BBC World Service began frequent playing of the first notes of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony as Prime Minister Winston Churchill launched his “V for Victory” campaign…
When Our Miss Brooks, starring Eve Arden and Gale Gordon (pictured), began its 9-year run on CBS radio…
..and when Vancouver’s CJNW-730 signed on with modern rock and no DJs, preparatory to introducing its ill-fated MOJO format, talk radio for males, three weeks later.
ALL the milestones for July 19th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

“Rambling and Reflection After A Week On The Road” by Paul Kaye

As the car rolls to a halt in Vancouver I find myself reflecting. We have just watched the odometer click over to 4437KM after our drive from Toronto back to the West Coast and I’m pretty exhausted. However, in this moment of stillness I find myself ruminating on the many thoughts and observations about the radio I heard as I drove

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Published on at 9:28 am by Voice Over