KJR FM (The Jet) Interviews Legendary Radio Man Pat O’Day

Radio royalty Pat O’ Day is visiting the 95.7 The Jet (KJR FM) studio. He interviewed the biggest stars in music history

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Published on February 17, 2019 at 9:10 pm by Voice Over

FAMILY DAY/PRESIDENTS’ DAY in Broadcast History .. Mon. Feb. 18th

Canadian-born movie star Glenn Ford was the subject of NBC-TV’s ‘This is Your Life.’
The Everly Brothers sang their latest hit. ‘Cryin’ in the Rain’ on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.
Career broadcasters Harvey Kirck and Harry Caray died, while Gordon Lightfoot was falsely reported to have died.
A US religious group cancelled Pat Boone’s weekly gospel music show after he appeared in black leather and fake tattoos on the American Music Awards show.
And the mini-series ‘Roots: the Next Generation’ began its 7-night run on ABC-TV.
ALL the milestones for Feb. 18th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Gene Kiniski – J B Shayne & John Tanner. THEN & NOW

1980s Vancouver personalities Canadian wrestler Gene Kiniski and the “Nite Dreams” TV team of Vancouver deejays J.B.Shayne and John Tanner are interviewed

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Published on at 10:58 am by Voice Over

Gay Star of “Empire” Denies Orchestrating an Attack on Himself

Multiple sources said Jussie Smollett orchestrated his own assault in Chicsago’s tony Streeterville neighborhood. Also on Saturday, CNN reported a story with their own sources stating belief that Smollett’s account was untrue and he allegedly paid two men money to stage the attack.

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Published on at 10:04 am by mikedup

Bob Costas: “Criticizing NFL safety got me pulled from NBC Super Bowl coverage.”

By Nicole Darrah | Fox News  Feb 11, 2019 . Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas said NBC pulled him from covering the 2018 Super Bowl because he criticized football as unsafe. (Getty Images, File) . Bob Costas, the sports broadcasting legend who worked at NBC for decades, has revealed that the network pulled him from its coverage of last year’s […]

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Published on at 9:40 am by clockwatcher

Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award

Please take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on one of your rising stars, as CMW and “Friends of Steve Young” once again salute Steve with the “Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award in Honour of Steve Young”. 

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Published on February 16, 2019 at 10:48 pm by Voice Over

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 17th

Johnny Cash was Ralph Edwards’ surprised guest of honor on NBC-TV’s ‘This Is Your Life’ (pictured).
After five years on Minnesota radio only, Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” was first broadcast nationally on NPR.
Aerosmith were the musical guests on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live.
An L.A. radio station played two unreleased Rolling Stone songs non-stop for 48 hours.
And FOX-TV attracted 40 million viewers for its finale of the reality series ‘Joe Millionaire.’
ALL the milestones for Feb. 17th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Evening Anchor Amanda Grace Leaves KING TV

 Yesterday she worked her final shift at the station after 4.5 years in Seattle.

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Published on at 8:09 pm by boredop

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Feb. 16th

It was Feb. 16th when Foster Hewitt broadcast his very first hockey play-by-play, Toronto Argonauts vs. the Kitchener Greenshirts, over the Toronto Star’s pioneer radio station CFCA.
When Vancouver’s (predecessor to CBU Radio) CRCV increased power from 500 to 5,000 watts, and moved into new studios in the new Hotel Vancouver,
When for the first time host John Daly presided over an early TV Sunday night institution, ‘What’s My Line?’ It lasted 17 years!
And when during a week co-hosting the syndicated ‘Mike Douglas Show,’ John Lennon sang two duets with his hero, Chuck Berry.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on February 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Cox Sells Majority Stake in KIRO-TV & its 13 Other TV Stations

Private equity giant Apollo Global Management has cut a deal with Atlanta-based CoxEnterprises to buy a majority stake in Cox’s 13 TV stations as well as three newspapers and a handful of radio stations in Ohio.

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Published on at 3:42 pm by boredop