in 2010, prior to his hometown show at Long Island’s Jones Beach, John Mayer (pictured) handed out free ice cream samples from a Ben & Jerry’s truck. In 2008, John Mellencamp appeared on CBS-TV’s Late Show With David Letterman. actor Robert Young died of respiratory failure at his home in California. He was 91... much more Inside.
In 1937, Guglielmo Marconi, who is often referred to as the inventor of radio, suffered a fatal heart attack and died in Rome at age 63. former televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, who co-founded the PTL Club with her first husband Jim Bakker, died of lung and colon cancer at age 65. In 1984, UBC student-operated radio station CiTR-FM broadcast in stereo for the first time. The station had aired in mono since April 1, 1982 on 101.9 MHz.
CJNW-730 signed on with modern rock and no DJs after more than a month of silence to replace an aging transmitter and towers. Elvis Presley’s former doctor, Dr. George Nichopoulous lost his medical license for being “too liberal” when prescribing addictive drugs. Veteran Vancouver broadcaster and ad man Fin Anthony died at age 87. James Garner (pictured) of the Rockford Files....
Billy Joel gave his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden. In 1975, CKVU-TV was licensed as Vancouver’s third television station. It signed on 14 months later. Bruce Springsteen joined Joel onstage. Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler were ordered to pay their former chef compensation after losing a sexual discrimination case in the UK
Broadcaster Arthur Gordon “Art” Linkletter was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. Two solo artists debuted their first singles, Rod Stewart with “Maggie Mae,” and Bill Withers‘ “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Both became major hits. Much More Inside...
“Music and the Spoken Word” debuted on KSL Salt Lake City. the UK’s Official Singles Chart, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was declared Britain’s favorite #1 of all-time, after a nationwide poll by ITV. Bob Dylan (pictured) made the only Canadian stop of his 27-city tour with a Toronto concert at the Molson Amphitheatre ... Much More Inside...
IT WAS JULY 15th … when “Music and the Spoken Word” debuted on KSL Salt Lake City. It is still heard today on radio & TV & online... When radio station CKLN 1420 first went on the air in Nelson, B.C…. When 24-year old singer Patti Page made her TV debut in a CBS summer replacement series for Perry Como.. When ‘One Life to Live’ began its 42-year run on ABC-TV daytime... ..and when cable news network MSNBC began operations in Secaucus, New Jersey, a joint project of Microsoft & NBC TV. ALL the milestones for July 15th INSIDE.
IT WAS JULY 14th ... when satirist Stan Freberg (pictured) debuted a weekly sketch comedy series on CBS Radio; it ran for 15 unsponsored weeks.... When one of the shock jock's early forays into TV, "The Howard Stern Summer Show" premiered on WWOR-TV in New York City... When TV trash-talk show host Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio... ..and when two distinguished network news anchors, CBS's Douglas Edwards and NBC's John Chancellor, were born. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
IT WAS JULY 13th .. when Allan Slaight bought rocker CFOX in Montreal and within two weeks turned its music to Country .. When BBC Radio banned “No One Is Innocent” by the Sex Pistols…. When sportscaster Howard Cosell said that he was “tired of being tied to the football mentality” and asked to be released from duties on ABC’s Monday Night Football… ..and when Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler (pictured) announced he was leaving FOX-TV’s American Idol after two seasons, to focus his attention back on the band. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.
IT WAS JULY 12th .. when the Toronto Daily Star’s pioneering radio station CFCA had its Grand Opening. Foster Hewitt broadcast his first hockey game on CFCA seven months later. .. When The Adventures of Sam Spade was heard for the first time, on ABC Radio. Howard Duff (pictured) starred as the San Francisco detective in the summer replacement series which quickly won a year-round following … When PBS began airing concerts by the Boston Pops Orchestra… …and when the daytime game show “Family Feud” premiered on ABC-TV with Richard Dawson as host. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.