TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. July 25th

IT WAS JULY 25th … when the Canadian Marconi Company made the first trans-Atlantic two-way radio broadcast from Signal Hill, Newfoundland, to the S-S “Victoria” 1200 miles away…
When 2XAG in Schenectady, NY (later known as WGY) became the first radio station in the U.S. to broadcast with a 50,000-watt transmitter….
When in pre-WWII New York City TV station W2XBS presented television’s first musical comedy. The show was Topsy and Eva ….
..and when NBC-TV’s “Midnight Special” featured songs by Neil Sedaka, Janis Ian, Jessi Colter, and Kraftwerk. Hostess for the week was Helen Reddy (pictured).
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on July 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

TV Creators Pressure Trudeau Gov’t to Restore the Production Dollars Required from Broadcasters

Nineteen groups representing media producers, writers, directors and actors are imploring Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to overturn or send back the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s decision to lower the amount some broadcasters must spend on dramas, comedies, award shows, children’s programs and documentaries.

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Published on at 6:27 pm by Turn Table3

Changes coming to 101.5 Kool FM Calgary

We have information regarding some exciting or should I say Kool changes, at 101.5 Kool FM Calgary


Published on at 11:01 am by Brian Cook

RIP Broadcaster/AdMan Fin Anthony, 87

To his family he was a compassionate, creative, intelligent, curious, fearless, rebellious and strong-minded role model with an unforgettable sense of humour.


Published on at 10:11 am by Ron Robinson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. July 24th

IT WAS JULY 24th .. when U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (pictured) stopped in the middle of his 4th ‘Fireside Chat’ on national radio and asked for a glass of water, which he then sipped…
When the melodramatic “Romance of Helen Trent” debuted on midwest regional radio before becoming a CBS network staple three months later, and running daily for the next 27 years!…
When NBC correspondent Edwin Newman became news anchor of the TV network’s ‘Today Show’….
..and when the independent sales of three BC radio stations.. CJAT Trail. CJAV Port Alberni, and CKAY Duncan .. were approved by the CRTC.
ALL the milestones for July 24th INSIDE.

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Published on July 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. July 23rd

IT WAS JULY 23rd … when the Telstar communications satellite made possible the first live TV broadcast from the US to Europe…
When Toronto-born rocker Neil Young (pictured), at age 17, held his first recording session in the studios of Winnipeg radio station CKRC…
When the FCC approved the AM stereo radio system; KTSA in San Antonio was the first to go stereo…
..and when the three-year old television network FOX-TV topped ABC, NBC and CBS in the ratings for the 1st time, thanks to “America’s Most Wanted.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE. Also, on this day in 2011, Amy Whitehouse died.

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Published on July 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Actor John Heard of ‘Sopranos,”Home Alone,”Prison Break’ Dead at 72.

Heard had a lengthy roster of film and television credits throughout a career spanning four decades, including playing the forgetful father in Home Alone and its sequel.

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Published on at 4:17 pm by Turn Table3

VIDEO: Radio Cowichan wins $1,000 in Laketown Ranch contest

Working together with local school, exciting projects earn Radio Cowichan big payday

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Published on at 2:05 pm by Voice Over

Boomer Public Radio

Canada’s #1 Premiere Boutique Radio Network dedicated to the 10 million Baby Boomers and Beyond who represent the fastest growing demographic in the country.

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Published on at 11:49 am by Voice Over

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. July 22nd

IT WAS JULY 22nd … when the British sitcom that gave rise to CBS-TV’s ‘All in the Family’, ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ debuted on BBC-TV…
When a UK floating pirate radio station, “Swinging Scotland”, shut down for lack of funds…
When The Doors were guests on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand, performing “Crystal Ship” and “Light My Fire”…
.. and when a license for Kelowna’s second radio station CKIQ-1150 was approved by the CRTC.
ALL the milestones for July 22nd INSIDE.

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Published on July 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson