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Friday in Broadcast History .. July 28th

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It’s the date of birth of radio announcer Bill Goodwin and TV announcer Art Hannes, producer Dick Ebersol and 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Judy Garland recorded her iconic ‘Over the Rainbow,’ Regina got Saskatchewan’s 1st TV station, Toronto’s Crew Cuts had their only #1 song hit, Jerry Lee Lewis made his TV debut, Kathie Lee Gifford (pictured) made her last appearance on TV’s ‘Live with Regis & Kathie Lee’, and Rosemary Clooney had a #1 hit with ‘Come On-a My House.’ Obits include radio announcing heavyweights Truman Bradley and Jackson Beck, actress Eileen Brennan and radio’s first Lone Ranger, George Seaton. Details of these and scores more milestones for July 28th INSIDE.

Saturday in Broadcast History .. May 21st

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IT WAS MAY 21st … when Kamloops B.C. got its first FM station as CFFM 98.3 signed on … When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show aired from Montreal’s Expo 67, and featured Petula Clark and The Seekers, with comedian Alan King… When after 18 years of losing Susan Lucci finally won Best Daytime Actress Emmy …. When after a 5 year run, the final episode of ‘Miami Vice’ aired on NBC-TV… .. and when after 8 seasons the finale of the sitcom ‘Newhart’ was seen on CBS-TV. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

Sunday in Broadcast History .. December 27th…

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Happy Birthday to broadcast journalists Savannah Guthrie and Arthur Kent. It’s also the date when the late Sydney Greenstreet, Oscar Levant and Cokie Roberts were born. ‘The Glenn Miller Show’ began its 3-year, 3-times a week run on CBS radio; C-ISL AM 650 became Vancouver’s Oldies Station, and CKKS became ‘JACK FM.’ Don McNeill’s ‘Breakfast Club’ ended its 35 year run on ABC Radio; ‘Howdy Doody Time’ (pictured) started its 13 year run on NBC-TV; the prime time soap ‘Knot’s Landing’ debuted on CBS-TV, and The Doors played ‘Light My Fire’ on CBS-TV’s ‘Jonathan Winters Show.’ Among those departing forever Dec. 27th were Vancouver’s first TV anchorman, Tom Robinson, and music men Hoagy Carmichael, Freddie King and Vancouver’s Chris Gage. ALL the milestones for Dec. 27th INSIDE;