MONDAY 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, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Veteran Toronto broadcaster John Donabie Retires After 53 Years

Donabie was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Instagram post says Dave Wheeler to return with new podcast

It appears Dave Wheeler will soon be back behind a microphone, barely a week after being banished from the airwaves in Winnipeg

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Published on at 11:20 am by Voice Over

Elmarie Wendel, ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ Star, dies at 89

Mendel’s 3rd Rock co-star Jim Beaver paid tribute to the actress on Twitter, recalling Wendel’s “raucous” personality and “terribly sweet” demeanor.

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Published on at 9:47 am by mikedup

How to Succeed in Radio for 45 Years, from Seattle’s Marc Kaye

“As soon as you meet Marc Kaye, two things strike you…he’s all in for radio, and he’s great at what he does.  The passion, the enthusiasm and the experience all shine through. You can’t ask for much more than that.”

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Published on July 21, 2018 at 9:51 pm by Radio Man

SUNDAY 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 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Owner of company (Jimmy Pattison) involved in fatal duck boat sinking says they ‘shouldn’t have been out on the water’

“This business has been operating for 47 years and we’ve never had an incident like this or anything close to it,” Ripley Entertainment President Jim Pattison Jr. told CBS This Morning on Friday.


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Report on John Ashbridge’s Celebration of Life

An estimated 200 broadcasters, Canucks and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation representatives, family and friends were in attendance.

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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. July 21st

It’s the date that gave us Marshall McLuhan, Don Knotts (pictured), Robin Williams and country music’s Paul Brandt.
The CRTC gave approval to the Global TV network, Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” started an 8 week reign atop the Country Music chart, Queen played the Montreal Forum, and Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart insured her legs for $2 million.
Roger Ailes was forced out as head man at Fox News and Fox Business.
Leaving us on July 21st were actors Basil Rathbone and Robert Young, broadcaster Dave Garroway, singer Dorothy Collins, and musician Long John Baldry.
Scores more milestones for the date INSIDE.

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

‘Fox News has Parted Ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle’

A source tells DailyMail.coim that Guilfoyle will not be appearing in The Five and given the chance to say goodbye after 12 years with the network.

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Published on at 5:51 pm by boredop