Erin Moran, of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi,’ Dead at 56

An autopsy is pending, according to the Harrison County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Department by Rosemary Rossi, TheWrap.com | April 22, 2017 @ 6:24 PM . Erin Moran, best known as Ron Howard’s kid sister in the classic sitcom “Happy Days,” has died.  EMTs were called at 4 p.m. Saturday Eastern time to an Indiana home to tend […]

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Published on April 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm by mikedup

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. April 23rd

IT WAS APRIL 23rd .. when Lucille Ball made the first of her 34 appearances on the cover of TV Guide …
When Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and Vicki Carr, with comedian Bob Newhart were Glen Campbell’s guests on his weekly CBS-TV variety show…
When NBC-TV aired the pilot of ‘Baywatch,’ the show that introduced the world to Ladysmith BC’s Pamela Anderson …
and when Toronto-born conductor/composer Robert Farnon (pictured), who got his start in the 1930’s playing trumpet on CBC Radio’s “Happy Gang,” died in England at age 87.
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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Voice of UW Huskies Bob Rondeau to Retire after “One More Year”

He will retire as the second-longest tenured football play-by-play radio broadcaster in the Pac-12.

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Published on at 8:32 am by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. April 22nd

IT WAS APRIL 22nd … when the Army-McCarthy hearings became a big hit in the daytime for peviously little-watched ABC-TV….
When Barbara Walters was officially named a co-host of NBC-TV’s Today Show, after doing the job without the title for 5 years…
When the final episode of the “All in the Family” spinoff, “Maude” aired on CBS-TV…
and when Johnny Carson gave advance notice that he intended to retire from NBC-TV’s “Tonight Show” the following year.
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Published on April 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Forbes and Marshall welcome former CFAX ‘Morning Mayor’ Barry Bowman

This time around we try the new Starbucks Unicorn Frapp, the legendary Barry Bowman joins us and the KARMA BROTHERS wrote us a song!

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Published on April 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm by Michael Easton

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. April 21st

IT WAS APRIL 21st .. when the quiz show with a top prize of $64, ‘Take it or Leave it” made its debut on CBS radio …
When ten-year old Leonard Ross became TV’s youngest big money prize winner with $100,000 won on “The Big Surprise”…
When Canada lost the original voice of hockey as Foster Hewitt died …
When the Beach Boys (pictured) appeared on ABC-TV’s pop music showcase “Shindig!” performing “Help Me Rhonda” and “Do You Wanna Dance”..
and when the final episode of “WKRP in Cincinnati” aired on CBS-TV.
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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

89X Windsor/Detroit new lineup

Recently 89X closed the Detroit offices and let go of a few on air staff including Cal Cagno, Gillian Reilly, afternoon drive host Reed Petitpren and Phil “PK” Kukawinski.

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Published on at 5:52 pm by Brian Cook

All the winners from the 2017 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards

Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place April 20, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries.

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Published on at 5:36 pm by Brian Cook

Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Golden Parachute’ Reportedly $25M.

21st Century Fox and O’Reilly’s representatives will not acknowledge the existence of a payout. A confidentiality agreement limits what the two sides can say.

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Published on at 4:22 pm by Turn Table3

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. April 20th

IT WAS APRIL 20th … when Radio Specialties Ltd opened the predecessor to Vancouver’s C-FUN & CKMO using 40 watts of power on 450 meters (666 khz). The studios of CFCQ were at 791 Dunsmuir….
When “Your Hit Parade” debuted on NBC Radio as a one-hour Saturday night program, featuring 15 of the week’s top songs…
When “The Big Show” with hostess Talullah Bankhead (pictured) completed its two year run on NBC Radio…
and when the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting.
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Published on April 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson