Wednesday in Broadcast History .. October 7th…

It’s the birthday of Simon Cowell, Joy Behar, John Mellancamp, Toni Braxton, plus the late Andy Devine and Vaughn Monroe.
The Fox News channel began programming on US cablesystems;
the CBC began an ill-fated experiment with a 9 pm TV newscast;
the original Hawaiian Eye aired the first of its 134 episodes on ABC-TV;
The Rolling Stones performed on NBC’s Saturday Night Live;
Bruce Springsteen was interviewed on CBS-TV’s 60 minutes;
and Dennis Reid received the OK to sell his three Cariboo radio stations in BC.
Alanna Morissette became the first Canadian woman to top the Billboard album chart;
and obits include singers Billy Daniels and Mario Lanza, as well as Winnipeg media mogul Izzy Asper.
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Published on October 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Tuesday in Broadcast History .. October the 6th…

It’s the birthday of actors Jeremy Sisto and Ioan Gruffudd, plus the late Robert Mitchum, Canadian radio inventor Reginald Fessenden, and early Vancouver broadcaster Gerry Wilmot.
Both ‘Maxwell House Show Boat’ and the human interest radio show ‘Hobby Lobby’ debuted on NBC, which also introduced Frank Sinatra in his only non-singing series ‘Rocky Fortune.’
The Ed Wynn Show’ became the first regular live TV origination from the West Coast;
Pat Boone guested on Rod Serling’s NBC-TV show ‘Night Gallery’;
21-yr old Barbra Streisand guested on CBS-TV’s ‘Judy Garland Show’;
‘Dear John’ starring Judd Hirsch (pictured) debuted on NBC-TV;
and Howard Stern announced he would soon be moving to satellite radio.
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Published on October 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Monday in Broadcast History .. October 5th,

It’s the birthday of Kate Winslet, Bob Geldof, Daniel Baldwin, Steve Miller, and the late Bernie Mac, Allen Ludden (pictured) and Godfrey announcer Tony Marvin.
CBS radio’s ‘Hollywood Hotel’ became the first major national show to originate from Hollywood;
’The Honeymooners’ were seen for the first time on the old Dumont Network.
‘Inner Sanctum Mysteries’ aired for the final time on ABC Radio, while ‘Gilmour’s Albums’ began its 40 year run on CBC radio,
and Danny Finkleman began his 20 years hosting ‘Finkleman’s 45′s’ Saturday night on the CBC.
‘Meet the Press’, still with us more than 70 years later, aired for the 1st time on Mutual radio.
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Published on October 4, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Paul Kaye: Radio On Longer A Walk in the Park…

Paul Kaye is the VP of Music Brands and In House Production at Rogers. When he was hired in July of 2017, it was mentioned that his position is an evolving one. True to that statement – his position remains as fluid as ever given the accelerating change for the medium and for the content creators who work in it.

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Published on October 2, 2020 at 10:23 am by Voice Over

Friday in Broadcast History .. October 2nd…

Born this date were Groucho Marx, Bud Abbott, Kelly Ripa, Don Maclean, Lorraine Bracco, and movie critic Rex Reed.
The Lutheran Hour debuted on radio, as did The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (w/Basil Rathbone), The Cisco Kid, and the predecessor to the longrunning daytime radio soap Pepper Young’s Family.
The Aldrich Family began a 4-year run on NBC-TV, Combat and Ben Casey had their premieres on ABC-TV, while The Twilight Zone and Edward R. Murrow’s celebrity interview show, Person to Person, got their starts on CBS-TV.
Obituaries include Rock Hudson, Frank Lovejoy, Gene Autry, Lon Clark, Nipsey Russell, Harriet Nelson and Canadian bandleader Denny Vaughan.
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Published on October 1, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Thursday in Broadcast History .. Thursday October 1st…

A huge date in Canadian broadcasting, as the CTV network was born with stations from Vancouver to Halifax. CBC-FM also went coast to coast for the first time, and the CBC’s Montreal station produced Canada’s first colour telecast.
Much More Music debuted on the country’s cablesystems; Vancouver’s CJOR moved down the dial to its longtime home at 600 KHz;
Duncan BC got its own radio station as CKAY AM1500 debuted; the second national CBC radio network (The Dominion network) went dark as more national advertising migrated from radio to TV.
STAR FM debuted with two transmitters in the Fraser Valley, and Calgary’s CFXL AM1140 (successor to Top 40 powerhouse CKXL) transitioned to FM.
In Nanaimo, CKEG AM 1570 moved from a country format to ‘Feelgood Oldies.’
And it’s the birthday of Western Canada radio tycoon Jimmy Pattison (pictured).
Details of these, and Johnny Carson’s first hosting of NBC’s ‘Tonight Show,’ indeed ALL the October 1st broadcast milestones INSIDE.

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Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Wednesday in Broadcast History .. September 30th…

It’s the birthdate of Johnny Mathis, Angie Dickinson, Fran Drescher, Eric Stolz, Jenna Elfman, DJ Chuck Chandler and country music’s Marty Stuart.
The BBC finally started its own pop music station, and yet exactly five years later Radio Caroline resumed broadcasting its pirate radio servce.
Vancouver’s 1410 AM radio station resumed using the C-FUN call sign it had given up for an ill conceived all-news service.
The first World Series telecast was seen on the US East Coast, ‘Cheers’ and Red Skelton debuted on NBC-TV, ‘The Rifleman’, ‘The Flintstones’ and ‘Alias’ got started on ABC-TV; and ‘The Friendly Giant’ began its long run on CBC-TV.
Obits for Sept. 30th include James Dean, Edgar Bergen, Mary Ford, Freddy Martin, Al ‘Jazzbo’ Collins, Monty Hall and Barbara Ann Scott.
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Published on September 29, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Tuesday in Broadcast History .. September 29th…

Born this date were Gene Autry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bryant Gumbel, Gwen Ifill, Madeline Kahn and MASH’s Larry Linville.
The daytime radio game show Double or Nothing got its start on Mutual; Lowell Thomas (pictured) began his 46-year career of nightly radio news broadcasts; and the Adventures of Sam Spade began its Sunday night run on CBS Radio.
Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, a radio hit, got its start on CBS-TV. Also premiering on the Tiffany network were the TV hits Designing Women, My Favorite Martian, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Alice, and The Judy Garland Show.
Sept. 29th was also the date a number of ABC-TV hits debuted, including Love American Style, My Three Sons, Make Room for Daddy, thirtysomething, Macgyver and Grace Under Fire.
And CBR-FM signed on for the first time at 102.1 on Calgary’s radio dial.
ALL the milestones for this date INSIDE.nions” by Booker T & MG’s at #3. On this day in 2012, KZOK Seattle radio personality Donny Bonaduce received a painful bite on the cheek from a female fan who had asked for a kiss.

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Published on September 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher

Monday in Broadcast History .. September the 28th…

William S. Paley (pictured), the founder of CBS was born this date, as was Ed Sullivan, the awkward host of early TV’s Sunday night variety blockbuster on CBS.
Sept. 28th saw the first color telecast of a World Series game;
The Giselle Mackenzie Show, Miami Vice, Hazel, and Dr. Kildare all made their debuts on NBC-TV, while the same network aired the finale of The Shari Lewis Show (with Lambchop.)
CBS-TV aired M*A*S*H episode 100, and John Lennon was a guest deejay on New York’s WNEW-FM.
Foster Hewitt described Paul Henderson’s summit-clinching goal against the Soviets,
and The Beatles were heard for the first time in North America on the Murray the K radio show.
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Published on September 27, 2020 at 9:00 pm by Voice Over

Sunday in Broadcast History .. September 27th…

Celebrities born this date include Randy Bachman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jayne Meadows, William Conrad, Greg Morris, Wilford Brimley, and Meat Loaf.
John Palmer replaced Chris Wallace as news anchor of NBC’s Today Show;
Steve Allen (pictured) started his run as first host of NBC’s Tonight Show;
Dolly Parton’s short-lived variety show debuted on ABC-TV;
Patti Page had the #1 song with ‘I Went to Your Wedding’;
the Beach Boys performed on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show;
and Bob Dylan had a concert at Carnegie Hall.
Taking their final curtain call Sept. 27th were actors Lloyd Nolan and Robert Montgomery, song and dance man Donald O’Connor, British entertainer Gracie Fields, and John Facenda, the mellifluous original voice of NFL films.
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Published on September 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm by clockwatcher