SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. March 25th

IT WAS MARCH 25th … when Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore (pictured) premiered their joint variety show on NBC radio, replacing another comedy team, Abbott & Costello…
When New York’s WNBC became the first radio station to ban Brewer and Shipley’s biggest hit “One Toke Over The Line” due to its apparent marijuana references…
When the 58th and final episode of “The Monkees” TV show aired on NBC…
When the final episode of “Bewitched” aired on ABC…
and when NBC aired the 136th and last episode of ‘Sanford & Son.’
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on March 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Looking back at life on the air, by Gerry Forbes

My interest in radio began way back when in the days of turntables and cassette machines at age 12.

My father was a broadcaster and one of the best at radio station 630 CHED in Edmonton.

I was fortunate enough to get to work with him when I was a punk kid and loved everything I saw at the radio station. It was in my blood since birth.

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Published on at 4:16 pm by Michael Easton

RIP WX/NW/CKOV Talk Host Barrie Clark: His Years on Kelowna City Council

City councillors at Kelowna City Hall have some favorite memories of the Kelowna-born ex-radio guy who served with them for nine years.

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Published on at 11:49 am by Ron Robinson

‘BC Business’ Magazine Gives Roundhouse Radio a Boost

Roundhouse Radio aims to make Vancouver a better community. After shaking off some early setbacks, can the city’s newest station spin that social mission into listeners and advertisers?


Published on at 9:55 am by clockwatcher

CBC Edmonton Does it Right on Portia Clark’s Last Day

Co-host Rod Kurtz steered the show to what the Radio Active crew had planned for weeks — a dedication to Portia’s time at CBC Edmonton.

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Published on at 9:30 am by Ron Robinson

Radio Canada Journalist Ordered to Identify Leaker

Radio-Canada’s Marie-Maude Denis was told that she must identify the sources she used for a story that alleged collusion in the awarding of public contracts.


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SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. March 24th

IT WAS MARCH 24th when one of the most powerful signals from the US mountain west, KSL radio of Salt Lake City began broadcasting….
When Major Bowes’ Original “Amateur Hour” went national on the NBC Radio Network, after a year airing locally on WHN New York…
When “Hannah Montana” with Miley Cyrus debuted on the Disney Channel in the US ..
When ABC’s late night Iran Hostage crisis program was renamed “Nightline with Ted Koppel”….
and when Whoopi Goldberg (pictured) was host for the 74th Academy Awards telecast.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on March 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Seth Hughes Joins KNUC Seattle for Middays

Hughes co-hosted mornings at KMPS 94,1 until its flip to AC last December.

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Published on at 7:19 pm by Ron Robinson

‘Chicago Fire’ Actress DuShon Monique Brown Dies Suddenly at 49

Brown has appeared in 53 episodes of the NBC drama since it began in 2012.

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Published on at 6:36 pm by clockwatcher

Update: Where is Steve Darling going?

Steve Darling packs in the new morning show on 650


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