Seattle Radio PPMs (Feb.) Analyzed by The Research Director Inc.

KISW posted a narrow lead over KQMV atop the 25-54 chart, otherwise Movin’ 92.5 (KQMV) led in all demo breakouts.

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Published on March 21, 2018 at 9:31 pm by clockwatcher

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. March 22nd

IT WAS MARCH 22nd when NBC Radio’s “Voice of Firestone”, a 30-minute showcase of semi-classical music, became the first commercial radio program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM stations…
When Vancouver’s CFMI 101.1 FM signed on with an automated rock/country hybrid format …
When Barry Manilow made his first television appearance, performing “Mandy” and “It’s A Miracle” on ABC’s “American Bandstand”…
When Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash & Roger Miller guested on an ABC John Denver TV special …
and when two disparate music acts Bob Dylan and Liberace played NBC-TV’s Late Night with David Letterman.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Country KNUC Seattle Taps Michael Kraig Mason for Nights

Mason hosted afternoon drive at then-CLEAR CHANNEL Active Rock KFNK (FUNKY MONKEY 104.9)/SEATTLE for five years.

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Seattle 6+ Radio PPMs (Feb): Movin’ 92.5 Returns to #1

KUOW drops to #2; KIRO-FM, KISW and KRWM round out the top 5.

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WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 21st

IT WAS MARCH 21st .. when Portland radio station KGW began broadcasting….
When Shirley Booth (pictured) made her TV acting debut in “The Hostess with the Mostest” on Playhouse 90 on CBS….
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show starred Gary Lewis & the Playboys singing “This Diamond Ring”….
and when on the CBS-TV prime time soap “Dallas,” JR was shot.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on March 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle Unveils New Lineup

The team of Chuck Powell and Bucky Jacobsen has been assigned the 6 – 10 am morning show, designed to return KJR sports radio to its former glories.

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Published on at 12:02 pm by Ron Robinson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. March 20th

IT WAS MARCH 20th … when the original Lucky Strike Hit Parade premiered on NBC radio, featuring the top 15 tunes of the week…
When Eugene Ormandy conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS in the first symphony concert to be televised in North America…
When a protege of Dick Clark Bobby Rydell (pictured) made his first TV appearance, during the second season of Clark’s daily “American Bandstand” on ABC…
When Gibsons BC’s CKAY began testing at 91.7…
and when Edmonton public radio station CKUA went dark for five weeks after it ran out of money.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE;

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Published on March 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Former CKWX/CKNW Open Liner/Politician Barrie Clark Has Died

Clark, who was also a Liberal MLA long before that conveyed any kind of power in the BC legislature, passed away Friday at age 86.


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MONDAY in Broadcast History .. March 19th

IT WAS MARCH 19th … when the first televised prize fight aired in ‘living color’ saw Joey Giardello knock out Willie Troy on NBC ….
When Vancouver’s C-FUN AM 1410 flipped to a Top 40 format ….
When singer Lesley Gore guest-starred on the last episode of the ABC-TV sitcom “The Donna Reed Show”…
And when the final episode of the iconic “Mary Tyler Moore Show” (pictured) aired on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on March 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Veteran Canadian Stand-Up Comic Mike MacDonald Dies at 63

His brother told CTV News that Mike died Saturday at the Ottawa Heart Institute due to heart complications.

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Published on at 3:21 pm by clockwatcher