Thursday, October 21, 2021

Today in Broadcast History

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 4th

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June 4th gave us broadcasters Charles Collingwood and George Noory, actors Bruce Dern and Dennis Weaver, and Capitol Records. Country singer Tim McGraw and domestic diva Martha Stewart were both hit with negative headlines. Leaving us this date were the TV shows The Waltons, Married with Children, and the Mickey Rooney Show, along with pioneering radio sportscaster Clem McCarthy, folksinger John Hartford, and OTR sound effects specialist Ray Erlenborn. Details of these and scores more entertainment milestones INSIDE. Please CLICK on the headline above.

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 3rd

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June 3rd gave us journalists Gordon Sinclair and Anderson Cooper, actresses Ellen Corby and Colleen Dewhurst, and broadcast outlets KVOS-TV and Vancouver's Virgin Radio. The Jack Webb classic "Dragnet" premiered on the radio, the Rolling Stones made their North American TV debut, and Michael Jackson encountered health problems. Breathing their last on this date was Sid Caesar's first TV series, actors James Arness and David Carradine, Rue McLanahan of "The Golden Girls, and bandleader Ozzie Nelson, who gained most of his fame in "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet." These and many more entertainment milestones are detailed INSIDE.

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. June 2nd

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Dana Carvey, Wayne Brady, Stacy Keach, Johnny Weismuller and Kevin Newman arrived on this date. Canada's first TV station signed on, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was televised around the world, and Barbara Walters interviewed Katharine Hepburn. Taking their final bow on June 2nd were actor/TV hosts Richard Dawson and Ray Combs, bandleader Sammy Kaye, and pioneer TV comedienne Imogene Coca. These and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE. Click on the headline,

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. June 1st

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Morgan Freeman, Pat Boone, Marilyn Monroe and Andy Griffith were born on June 1st. Toronto's first private TV station CFTO signed on, Patsy Cline and Simon & Garfunkle made entertainment news, and the first boxing matched aired on TV. The Dick Van Dyke Show and the Ed Sullivan Show took their final bows, while Toronto's CFTR gave way to 680 News 24/7. These and scores more broadcast anniversaries INSIDE. Click on the headline.

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 31st

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Comedian Fred Allen, actors Don Ameche and Clint Eastwood, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and CBC Radio talk host Vicki Gabereau were born on May 31st. Winnipeg TV station CBWT signed on for the first time, and the first episode of The Seinfeld Chronicles aired. Jim Hendrix, Katie Couric and the Dave Clark Five made entertainment news, and Mel Cooper was permitted to buy controlling interest in Victoria's C-FAX 1070. NBC's Night Court aired for the final time, while Jean Stapleton, Arlene Francis, CBS correspondent Terry Drinkwater and singer Art Lund checked out on this date. Details of these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE. Click on the headline,

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 30th

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ON THIS DAY in 1909 jazz clarinetist and big-band leader Benny Goodman was born in Chicago. His band's engagement in Los Angeles in August 1935 signalled the start...

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. May 29th

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This was the date Bob Hope, Bea Lillie, Melissa Etheridge, Latoya jackson, Herb Shriner and Roy Bonisteel were born. And Candid Camera first appeared on US TV screens. Bing Crosby, Michael J.Fox, Barbra Streisand, Henry Mancini and the Everly Brothers made entertainment news, while Fannie Brice, Bob Crane, Harvey Korman and George Fenneman all left us on this date. Details on these and scores more anniversaries INSIDE.

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 28th

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Comedian Johnny Wayne of Wayne & Schuster, and singers Gladys Knight, John Fogerty and Kiley Minogue were born on this date. Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Maltin and Kevin Eubanks hit the entertainment headlines. And the first lady of radio, Lurene Tuttle, comedy actors Phil Hartman and Gary Coleman, and CBC Vancouver's Otto Lowy took their final bows. Details of these and many more anniversaries INSIDE. Just click on the headline.

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 27th

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Bruce Cockburn, Adam Carolla, Vincent Price and Ted Rogers Jr. were born on May 27th. And the Wild Bill Hickok radio show began its 5 year run on this date. Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elton John and David Furnish made entertainment headlines, and Toronto's CHUM AM 1050 started down a new path. Airing for the final time were the original Arsenio Hall Show, Punky Brewster, Mork & Mindy, Bosom Buddies, and the Larry King Westwood One radio show. Details of these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE. Just click on the headline.

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. May 26th

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May 26 is the birthday of entertainment giants Al Jolson, Peggy Lee and James Arness. It was the day that broadcast veterans Tiny Elphicke (CKWX), Art Linkletter (People Are Funny, House Party), Joe Kelly (Quiz Kids), Jay Silverheels (TV's Tonto on The Lone Ranger) and Carleton E. Morse (created One Man's Family & I Love a Mystery) checked out. And Dave Garroway, Michael Jackson and Bob Dylan made entertainment headlines. Details INSIDE (just click on the headline.)