Thursday, July 18, 2024

Today in Broadcast History

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.)

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. May 25th

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May 25th was the birthdate of publisher/TV panellist Bennett Cerf, singer Ginny Simms and sportscaster Lindsay Nelson. It saw the last first-run TV episode of "Home Improvement," and the last breath of "Match Game" legend Charles Nelson Reilly. Also this date Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Jay Leno and Elton John made entertainment headlines. Details of these, and dozens more anniversaries, when you CLICK ON THE HEADLINE.

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 24th

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It's "Happy Birthday" today to Tommy Chong, Bob Dylan, Patty Labelle and Priscilla Presley. Nanaimo got its first radio station, CHUB AM 1570 on this date, while TV shows "Mad About You," " The Dean Martin Show" and "Designing Women" bid us adieu. Also breathing their last on May 24th were bandleader Duke Ellington, comic Dick Martin, Canadian fiddling star King Ganam and British comic actress Hermione Gingold. Check these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE.

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 23rd

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May 23rd is the birthdate of big band stars Artie Shaw and Helen O'Connell, as well as singing star Rosemary Clooney. Both radio station KOL Seattle and Vancouver's Z95.3 signed on. Frank Sinatra. Ella Fitzgerald, the Everly Bros. and The Beatles made music headlines. Singer Eddy Howard, actor Sterling Hayden and comedian Moms Mabley breathed their last on this date, along with the TV series Full House, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Full details, and many more anniversaries, are to be found INSIDE.

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. May 22nd

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On this date the PBS kiddies favorite Mister Rogers Neighborhood was seen for the first time, while To Tell the Truth, the Rosie O'Donnell daytime talk show and Johnny Carson's Tonight Show were seen for the final time. Famed Top 40 deejay Robert W. Morgan checked out much too young, along with the Jack Benny radio show. Canada's broadcast regulator the CRTC made headlines, along with Jerry Lee Lewis, Cher, Raymond Burr, and Phil Donahue. Details of these and scores of other broadcast anniversaries INSIDE.

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 21st

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May 21st brought us Raymond Burr, Fats Waller, Dennis Day, Bill Reiter and Al Franken. News was made by Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogartt, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and two newly-crowned American Idols. And TV shows Miami Vice and Newhart, as well as distinguished actor Sir John Gielgud, took their final bows. Full details .. and many more anniversaries inside.

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 20th

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This was the day of birth for James Stewart, George Gobel, Joe Cocker and Cher. Entertainment headline grabbers this date include Paul Anka, Jimi Hendrix and Connie Chung. And the first runs of TV favorites "Roseanne," " Barney Miller," " Fresh Prince of Belair" and "Cheers" all checked out for the last time, as did Gilda Radner and Annis Stukus. MANY MORE ANNIVERSARIES OF NOTE ARE INSIDE!

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. May 19th

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Broadcasters Jim Lehrer and David Hartman were born this date, along with rocker Pete Townshend. Marilyn Monroe, Keith Richards, Marv Albert and Rosie O'Donnell made headlines, while Ronald Colman, Henry Morgan, and KIXI Radio's Bob Liddle checked out on this date. Also saying farewell were TV shows Murder She Wrote, L.A. Law, and Survivor: Marquesas. MORE ANNIVERSARIES TO REMEMBER INSIDE!