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Thursday in Broadcast History .. June 27th

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JUNE 27th is the birthdate of Captain Kangaroo and Khloe Kardashian, and also gave birth to an ABC-TV soap called “Loving.” Red Robinson held his first rock concert at the Kerrisdale Arena starring Bill Haley, Elvis began taping his first TV special, and Billy J. Kramer guested on the Ed Sullivan Show. Jim Pattison got the okay to buy six Van. Island radio stations. Hugh Grant was arrested for ‘lewd behaviour’ with an L.A. prostitute, and John Lennon was finally granted his Green Card. Gale Storm and Don Grady and Canadian teen idol Terry Black breathed their last, as did the TV shows Miami Vice, The Flip Wilson Show (pictured), and the NBC Matinee Theatre. Details of these and dozens more milestones for June 27th INSIDE.

Jeremy Sinon: Radio’s Digital OG – The Sound Off Podcast

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In this episode, Jeremy recounts his career journey from his first internet and computer experiences in the 1990s to his current role in digital innovation for radio

Wednesday in Broadcast History .. June 26th

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IT WAS JUNE 26th … when Ted Rogers Sr. invented the alternating-current tube which facilitated plug-in batteryless radios. Until then, all radios had been battery operated… When comedian Fred Allen ended his 17-year run as host of his own radio show. Allen was (unsuccessfully) attempting a transition to TV… When Canadian folksinger/songwriter Joni Mitchell guested on ABC’s Mama Cass TV special from Los Angeles… ..and when CKNW ‘s Bill Hughes (pictured, right) qualified for the Guiness Book of World Records as he broadcast the 12,000th edition of “Roving Mike.” ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

Tuesday in Broadcast History .. June 25th

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IT WAS JUNE 25th .. when Vancouver radio station CKWX moved UP the dial from AM 1010 to AM 950, and increased its power to 1000 watts…. When ‘The Imogene Coca Show’ and two years later ‘The Jonathan Winters Show’ aired their final telecasts on NBC… When the gothic horror daytime serial “Dark Shadows” began its run on ABC-TV… ..and when “The Dave Thomas Comedy Show” starring the Ontario-born SCTV alumnus, was seen for the last time on CBS-TV. ALL the milestones for June 25th INSIDE.

Monday in Broadcast History .. June 24th

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IT WAS JUNE 24th … when ‘A Date With Judy’ starring Louise Erickson aired for the first time on NBC radio as a summer replacement for Bob Hope… When “The Steve Allen Show” was seen for the first time on NBC-TV, while “Ed Sullivan’s 8th Anniversary Show” captured the ratings for CBS-TV… When the iconic early sitcom “I Love Lucy” aired its last original episode in CBS-TV prime time, before beginning a record number of reruns in syndication… When Victoria's CKDA Radio narrowed its Oldies format down to just the hits of the '70's ... … and when Front Page Challenge (pictured) debuted on CBC-TV as a 13-week summer replacement program. It would eventually become North America’s longest-running game-interview TV show. ALL the milestones for June 24th INSIDE.

Sunday in Broadcast History .. June 23rd

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IT WAS JUNE 23st … when the first telecast of a political convention took place, from the Republican Convention in Philadelphia … When Nick Frost brought a brand new Kelowna radio station CILK FM (Silk FM) to the air at 101.5 with effective radiated power of 11,000 watts… When Victoria’s CKXM FM 91.3 switched from a country station to modern rock under a new name “The [email protected] FM”… ..and when two years before WW2, the BBC televised the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for the first time. ALL the milestones for June 21st INSIDE.

Saturday in Broadcast History .. June 22nd

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iT WAS JUNE 22nd … when radio station KVL 1370 Seattle debuted on the air at 6:30pm with more than 6 hours of musical celebration featuring live orchestras playing jazz, classical and Hawaiian music… When the final episode of “You Bet Your Life”/”The Groucho Show” aired on NBC-TV… When the 22-year old Barbra Streisand signed a 10-year contract with CBS-TV worth about $200,000 a year… ..and when the 134th & final episode of “Xena: Warrior Princess” aired in North America. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

Friday in Broadcast History .. June 21st

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IT WAS JUNE 21st … when the first telecast of a political convention took place, from the Republican Convention in Philadelphia … When Nick Frost brought a brand new Kelowna radio station CILK FM (Silk FM) to the air at 101.5 with effective radiated power of 11,000 watts… When Victoria’s CKXM FM 91.3 switched from a country station to modern rock under a new name “The [email protected] FM”… ..and when two years before WW2, the BBC televised the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for the first time. ALL the milestones for June 21st INSIDE.

Thursday in Broadcast History .. June 20th

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IT WAS JUNE 20th … when American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute prime time ABC-TV special. Paul Anka, Neil Diamond, Frankie Avalon, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Little Richard, Three Dog Night, and Cheech & Chong were among the performers appearing…. When the last of the original CBC-TV-produced Don Messer’s Jubilee shows aired, following a Saturday night hockey game… When “Price is Right” model Janice Pennington was knocked out when she was struck by a TV camera during a taping of the show at CBS Television City in L.A.… …and when Howard Stern (pictured) began his 30-minute TV show, a digest version of his morning radio show, on the E! cable network. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE

Wednesday in Broadcast History .. June 19th

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IT WAS JUNE 19th … when Gillette became the first-ever network TV sponsor on NBC-TV’s coverage of the Billy Conn-Joe Lewis heavyweight boxing match,… When the Goodson-Todman game show ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ with Garry Moore as host (pictured), debuted on CBS-TV… When at the height of the folk music boom, the Kingston Trio debuted their own weekday show on CBS Radio… and when Roberta Flack hosted her ABC-TV musical special, “Roberta Flack… The First Time Ever,” with The Blossoms and Seals & Crofts as guests. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.