MEMORIAL DAY (US) in Broadcast History .. Mon. May 29th

IT WAS MAY 29th … when the soon-to-be-popular daytime soap ‘When a Girl Marries’ debuted on CBS Radio. It moved to NBC in 1941 and to ABC in 1951 for a total run of 18 years….
When Allen Funt’s “Candid Camera,” which began on radio as “Candid Microphone,” debuted on NBC TV….
When 20-year-old Barbra Streisand made an appearance on CBS TV’s “The Garry Moore Show”…
..and when 16-year-old Michael J. Fox (pictured) made his professional acting debut in the CBC TV series “Leo and Me.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. May 28th

IT WAS MAY 28th … when The Temptations headlined CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, along with pop singers Robert Goulet and Jane Morgan …
When The Association made their TV debut on CBS’s ‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ …
When NBC announced that Brian Williams would succeed Tom Nrokaw as anchor of the network’s ‘Nightly News’ …
When Vancouver’s NW 2 AM 730 gave up its 15-months-long All-News radio battle with News 1130 ..
..and when bandleader Kevin Eubanks (pictured) left NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ after 16 years of supporting Jay Leno.
ALL the milestones for May 28th INSIDE.

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Published on May 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 27th

IT WAS MAY 27th … when Frank Sinatra (pictured) made his TV debut as he guested on NBC’s “Star-Spangled Review,” hosted by another show biz legend, Bob Hope…
When Toronto’s CHUM AM 1050 became the first Canadian fulltime top-40 radio station and published its first hit record chart…
When the final episodes of the sitcoms “Mork and Mindy,” “Punky Brewster” & “Bosom Buddies” aired on ABC-TV…
..and when Jim & Tammy Bakker appeared on ABC’s “Nightline” following their evangelical TV scandal.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 26th

IT WAS MAY 26th … when Canadian radio pioneer Reginald Fessenden was granted a patent for the liquid barretter microphone…
When Carl Perkins finally appeared on NBC-TV’s “The Perry Como Show” singing his milion-selling version of “Blue Suede Shoes,” two months after he was injured in an MVA enroute to the show ….
When the Rolling Stones were guests on ABC-TV’s weekly music showcase “Shindig!” along with Sonny & Cher, Jackie De Shannon, and Jimmy Rodgers ..
..and when Fantasia Barrino (pictured) was named winner of the third edition of Fox TV’s “American Idol,” edging out Diana DeGarmo.
ALL the milestones for May 26th INSIDE.

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Published on May 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. May 25th

IT WAS MAY 25th … when the 16th Annual Emmy Awards saw top honors go to “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and its stars, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore…
When “The Brady Bunch Hour” aired for the final time on ABC-TV…
When Jay Leno took over NBC-TV’s “Tonight Show,” replacing Johnny Carson as regular host. Leno’s first guest was Billy Crystal…
..and when Ringo Starr was a guest on CBS-TVs “Late Show With David Letterman.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 24th

IT WAS MAY 24th .. when the Canadian Parliament passed a bill establishing the CBC as a national broadcasting system …
When Nanaimo BC got its own 250 watt radio station, CHUB 1570, with the first day featuring live coverage of the Empire Day Parade …
When Randy Bachman and his Canadian band the Guess Who made their U.S. television debut on ABC’s “American Bandstand”…
..and when Dean Martin concluded his 9-year run as star of a weekly variety show on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for May 24th INSIDE.

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Published on May 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

PROSALESGUY – What Successful Salespeople Do Before And After Every Sales Call

Do you remember your first sales call as a Professional Salesperson?  We were discussing this with our sales training partners in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria recently.  What was your most important goal in that meeting?  As one Salesperson told me “I just wanted to get through it without throwing up!”   Other than holding down […]

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Published on at 7:59 am by Dave Warawa

You’ve got to have Courage! by Paul Kaye

Coaches are called upon to help nurture, develop and grow performance, working with individuals to unlock their fullest – and often unrecognized – potential. Coaches with courage are confident in their approach and are willing to discuss the un-discussable with talent

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Published on May 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm by Brian Cook

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 23rd

IT WAS MAY 23rd .. when pioneering Seattle radio station KOL first signed on ….
When CBS gave Johnny Carson a summer TV game show called ‘Earn Your Vacation’…
When ‘Star Trek: the Next Generation,’ ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ and the ABC-TV sitcom ‘Full House’ aired their final episodes …
,,and when Jordin Sparks (pictured), at age 17, became the youngest-ever winner of FOX-TV’s American Idol on its season-ending telecast.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Tom Jones has today’s almost forgotten track

Tom Jones is one incredible singer who has, on occasion, made some unfortunate choices in songs to record…when he gets it right, though, he really gets it right

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Published on May 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson