Rogers Signs to Acquire Clear Sky Radio’s Medicine Hat Station

“CJCY has earned a strong local listener base in the community, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to build on the station’s legacy and continue its success,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “Complementing our existing local station – 105.3 ROCK – this acquisition allows us to double down on our promise to offer high quality local programming across multiple platforms to listeners and better serve the community.”

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Published on January 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm by Voice Over

JJ Salutes Gary Michaels

When I got the call to go to CFGO radio, I knew Gary Michaels (Pictured) was on-air there, and was excited to meet him. I quickly blurted out the story about how I grew up listening to him. I told him what a career impact he had been on me, and how excited I was to be working with him at the same station

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Published on at 11:06 am by Voice Over

On Air Talent by Paul Kaye

How important is talent in today’s landscape? And, if it’s so important, how do we as an industry do a better job of providing opportunities for young talent to learn and grow?

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Published on January 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm by Voice Over

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 16th

The pioneering sci-fi series ‘The Outer Limits’ aired for the final time on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV’s Ed Sulllivan Show featured songs by Mike Douglas and The Lettermen, with comedy by impressionist Frank Gorshin, and Vancouver’s Mimi Hines teamed with husband Phil Ford.
After 15 years in the spot Terry Reid left the QM/FM morning show.
Five years after he retired polls declared CBS anchorman emeritus Walter Cronkite to STILL be the ‘most trusted man in America.’
And America’s 6th network UPN (Universal-Paramount Network) began telecasting.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 16th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Spike TV Rebrands as ‘Paramount Network’ this Thursday evening

On Jan. 18, Spike TV will become the first major basic cable network to rebrand itself in the Peak TV era of nearly 500 scripted originals. “Premium TV without the premium price.”

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Published on at 1:50 pm by clockwatcher

Kirk Mason retires after 50 years

“It has been a sweet 50 year ride doing what I absolutely love with dozens of people I greatly admire.
So, to my radio family, my sincere thanks for being a very important part of my life,” Kirk wrote in a retirement announcement on Facebook.

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Published on at 1:24 pm by Voice Over

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at age 46

On Twitter Monday, The Cranberries said that O’Riordan’s family members are “devastated” by the news and have requested privacy

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Published on at 11:25 am by Voice Over

Corus Radio Launches New Late-Night National Talk Show “The Shift With Drex”

“It’s stories, it’s opinion, it’s culture, it’s irreverent and it’s Canadian,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice-President, Global News and Corus Radio. “The Shift with Drex will tap into the common humour, pride and honesty that pulls our country together.”

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Published on at 10:43 am by Voice Over

Spooky Tooth have today’s almost forgotten track

now that the Moody Blues, Dire Straits and others are in the Hall of Fame, what about this band? I know, I know…

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Published on January 14, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 15th

CKNW moved its studios from downtown New Westminster to a former Safeway location at 815 McBride Boulevard.
Saskatchewan-born Art Linkletter (pictured) introduced his longrunning (22 years) daytime hit ‘House Party’ on CBS radio.
Ed Sullivan insisted that the Rolling Stones change the lyrics of their hit ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ or they’d be banned from his CBS-TV Sunday night showcase.
The retro sitcom ‘Happy Days’ started its memorable 11 year run on ABC-TV.
And Gene Shalit started his 37-year career as movie critic on NBC-TV’s ‘Today Show.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 15th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson