Great Voices of the Past Nominated to Baseball HOF

The NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME has announced the eight finalists for the 2019 FORD C. FRICK Award honoring excellence in baseball broadcasting. 

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Published on October 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm by boredop

Alberta Rapper Dies After Falling From Plane near Vernon BC

Jon James McMurray died Saturday filming a project he had been working on for months, performing while walking on the wing of a plane.

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Published on at 10:48 am by Ron Robinson

CRTC Approves $506-Million Sale of Newcap Radio to Stingray

The CRTC approval means Stingray, a Montreal-based international music service provider, will become Canada’s largest public independent media company.

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Published on at 9:22 am by Radio Man

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 23rd

Happy Birthday to Weird Al Yankovic, Dwight Yoakam, Cat Deeley, Nancy Grace, and Vancouver’s Ryan Reynolds. It’s also the date of birth of the late Johnny Carson, CNN’s John Holliman, and actor James Daly.
Comedian FRED ALLEN and his wife Portland (pictured) made their radio debut on CBS;
Jonathan Winters became a TV star with his first special on NBC;
and rocker Axl Rose gave his first live interview in years on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Vernon B.C.’s radio station CICF started broadcasting on 1050KHz;
Allen Freed’s All Star Rock ‘n’ Roll Show played Vancouver’s Georgia Auditorium, tickets cost $2.50;
and 12 year old ‘Little’ Stevie Wonder recorded his first Motown single.
Obits on Oct. 23rd include Al Jolson, country music’s Maybelle Carter, NBC newswoman Jessica Savitch, CBS News boss William Leonard, and baritone Robert Merrill.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on October 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

CRTC Hears of ‘Mismatch’ Between What Telco Customers Expect & Get

Government-ordered hearings into complaints about Canada’s largest telecommunications providers got underway Monday with an industry-funded ombudsman saying his group has limited insight into problem sales practices.

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Published on at 5:58 pm by clockwatcher

Now Google Shuts Down Toronto Mayoralty candidate Faith Goldy’s campaign

“We’ve confirmed that your account is in violation of our Google Ads policies. Since this decision is final, the account will not be reinstated,” wrote Google to Goldy in an email

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Published on at 4:39 pm by Voice Over

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 22nd

It’s the date MARIE OSMOND (pictured) fainted during a live telecast of ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’; Alan Freed brought his all-star rock ‘n’ roll show to Portland; and the Kingston Trio guested on NBC-TV’s WWII drama ‘Convoy.’
Tommy Edwards scored his biggest selling #1 ‘It’s All in the Game,’ and ten years later to the day, passed away. The Beach Boys released their next Chart Topper ‘Good Vibrations,’ while Chubby Checker did ‘The Twist’ on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Happy Birthday to Vancouver breakfast broadcaster Kim Seale and to Howard Stern’s mother,
while at the other end, obits for Oct. 22 include Soupy Sales, Cleavon Little, Mary Wickes, Melfort Sask.’s Arthur Hill, sportscaster Red Barber, and CBS Newsman Robert Pierpoint.
Details & ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on October 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Kudos to CTV Vancouver on Election Night

The banner along the bottom of the screen was breaking results in a timely manner .. and they had reporters checking in frequently from the various Metro Vancouver headquarters with timely reaction to the available numbers.

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Published on at 1:30 pm by Ron Robinson

Radioman Al Siebring Elected Mayor of North Cowichan

PSR extends congratulations to longtime Duncan radio newsman Al Siebring (pictured), who defeated the incumbent by a margin of just ten votes! 

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Published on at 10:26 am by mikedup

JJ-365 Salutes Marty Forbes

Welcome to JJ-365 Salutes. Over 2018, we pay tribute daily to one of “The Good Ones”. Today we are shining the light on Marty Forbes

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Published on at 10:11 am by Voice Over