Could FM Radio be Past its Peak?

Why does it seem like manufacturers are increasingly reluctant to include FM in their phones?


Published on December 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm by Turn Table3

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 16th

Happy Birthday to Lesley Stahl, JB Smoove, Jon Tenney and ABBA’s Benny Andersson.
‘One Day at a Time’ began its 9-year run on CBS-TV; the same network aired the 50th episode of ‘All in the Family’;
Vancouver’s first TV station CBUT began transmitting from Mount Seymour;
Jack Webb’s ‘Dragnet’ got a sneak preview on NBC-TV’s ‘Chesterfield Sound Off Time’;
and Howard Stern did his last terrestrial broadcast before moving to Sirius Satellite Radio.
Obits Dec. 16 include Dan Fogelberg, the West Wing’s John Spencer, Kojak’s Dan Frazer, Arthur Godfrey’s Haleloke, plus actresses Madlyn Rhue, and Nicolette Larson.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on December 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Edmonton’s HOT 107 plays “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” non-stop to drive coat donations

“After the news came out that CBC had decided to re-add the song to its playlists, our morning show did a poll on whether we should add it to our Christmas playlist, and the response was overwhelming.”

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Published on at 7:41 pm by clockwatcher

Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, Dies at 81

Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to Little Green Apples and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts.

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Published on December 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm by Ron Robinson

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec 15th

Happy Birthday to Tim Conway, Don Johnson, Michelle Dockery, Helen Slater, Dave Clark of the ‘Dave Clark Five’,and ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson.
‘Captain Midnight’ aired for the last time, after 10 years thrilling young radio audiences;
‘Davey Crockett Indian Fighter’ debuted on the Walt Disney Sunday night hour on ABC-TV;
Elvis Presley sang for the last time on the Shreveport radio program that first gave him wide exposure, ‘Louisiana Hayride’;
Joe Garagiola joined NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show’ as co-host and interviewer;
and Melissa Etheridge made her national TV debut on Dave Letterman’s late night NBC show.
Celebrities bowing out this date include Walt Disney (pictured), Jan Peerce, Fats Waller, Charles Laughton, Chill Wills, and televangelist Oral Roberts.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 15th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Kamloops mourns loss of local radio news icon Angelo Iacobucci

Iacobucci covered Kamloops city hall for decades and was well-known for having nearly unparalleled connections in the BC legislature.


Published on at 3:28 pm by boredop

Olivia de Havilland won’t give up her fight with FX. Will the U.S. Supreme Court hear her case?

The two-time Oscar-winning actress is refusing to back down in her year-and-a-half-long battle with FX Networks, alleging the 21st Century Fox-owned cable network never obtained her permission and defamed her in the Ryan Murphy-produced limited series ‘Feud.’

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Published on at 3:21 pm by mikedup

Shakeup at Seattle’s Star 101.5 KPLZ

Morning co-host Alan Budwill To Retire, Curt And Corine (pictured) Moving To Mornings, Kent Phillips To Afternoons

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Published on at 9:48 am by Radio Man

Cybil Shepherd Claims Les Moonves Axed her Show After She Rejected His Advances

The actress says that the former CBS chief once made a pass at her during a dinner. And when she declined his advances, her sitcom was canceled shortly thereafter.

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Published on at 8:47 am by clockwatcher

Actress got secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS after accusing ‘Bull’ star of sexual harassment

Actress Eliza Dushku accused ‘Bull’ co-star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment and was written off the series before she was granted a secret $9.5 million settlement from CBS, The New York Times reports.

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Published on at 8:11 am by mikedup