Vernon Community Radio Station Closer to CRTC Approval

While the market cannot support a new commercial station, the CRTC will place the VCRS application on an upcoming Public Hearing agenda.

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Published on December 13, 2019 at 10:14 am by mikedup

Character Actor Danny Aiello Dead at 86

His breakthrough was as the hapless lover dumped by Cher in Norman Jewison’s hit comedy Moonstruck. Although he wasn’t nominated for a supporting-role Oscar Aiello was inundated with movie offers.

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Published on at 9:54 am by boredop

FRIDAY the THIRTEENTH (Dec.) in Broadcast History

Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer, Ted Nugent and Wendie Malick.
The clear channel sound of Denver radio station KOA AM 850 was heard for the first time;
‘Allen’s Alley’ (pictured) debuted on the Fred Allen radio show;
the TV rights to the first four ‘Suoer Bowls’ went to NBC & CBS for $9.5 million;
Infinity Broadcasting was fined $600,000 for the potty mouth of Howard Stern on the radio;
and NBC-TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ instituted a time delay system because of foul-mouthed guest host Richard Pryor.
Dec. 13th claimed two leading men of TV’s ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ first Tim Moore (Kingfish Stevens) and 11 years later to the day, Spencer Williams Jr. (Andy Brown) passed away.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on December 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 12th

It’s the day Frank Sinatra was born 104 years ago, and the evening Mae West got so suggestive on NBC Radio’s ‘Charlie McCarthy Show’ that she was banned from the network for 15 years.
In Cleveland, Mike Douglas began a daytime variety TV show that went national for the next 21 years.
And Marie Osmond debuted her prime time NBC variety show that was cancelled before the season was out.
Robin Williams (pictured), Dionne Warwick, Clint Black and Denver Pyle all received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And Canada’s Bell Globemedia changed its name to CTVglobemedia.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 12th INSIDE.

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Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Corus Celebrates CFOX Vancouver’s Demo Ratings Victory

CFOX 99.3 finished with an 11.4 share in the key demographic of A25 – 54. And The Jeff O’Neil Show ranked first for the 11th consecutive book with an 18.6 share.

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Published on at 10:35 am by Turn Table3

Penticton Radio Diary: CBC Radio One the 12+ Fave

CBC Radio 1 captured 30.2 per cent of the listener market, well ahead of the three commercial stations operating in Penticton.

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Published on December 10, 2019 at 9:20 pm by boredop

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 11th

Happy Birthday to Brenda Lee, Jermaine Jackson, Rita Moreno, Donna Mills, Teri Garr and comedienne Mo’Nique.
Radio around the world carried the abdication speech of the UK’s King Edward VIII;
Alan Waters purchased Totonto’s CHUM 1050;
Victoria’s CFMS was transformed into ‘The Ocean 98.5’;
the CBC announced the cutting of 378 jobs;
ABC-TV aired the first of Bing Crosby’s 17 Christmas TV Specials;
and Tom Selleck was seen for the first time as the original ‘Magnum PI’ on CBS-TV.
Notable obits include sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, radio & TV host Robert Q. Lewis, and Canadian TV vocalist Wally Koster,
Details and ALL the Dec 11th milestones INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Longtime Portland radio hosts John Erickson and Bruce Murdock to retire

The duo’s last day at K103 will be celebrated with a special live broadcast from the iHeartRadio Theater in Portland. The Christmas-themed show will feature a live studio audience & special performances.

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Published on at 6:11 pm by mikedup

New Exec. Producer for Seattle’s Brooke & Jubal in the Morning

KQMV (MOViN 92.5)/SEATTLE has promoted JEFF DUBOW to Executive Producer for “BROOKE & JUBAL IN THE MORNING”. DUBOW has been with the station for 9 years and moved into the Assistant Producer position over 7 years ago.

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Published on at 12:38 pm by Ron Robinson

Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson Dies at 61 After Long Cancer Fight

“It’s not that long ago we spent days and nights in my tiny apartment in Halmstad, listening to music we loved, sharing impossible dreams,” Fredriksson’s partner in Roxette, Per Gessle, said in a statement. “And what a dream we eventually got to share!”

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Published on at 9:57 am by Turn Table3