Just because you have experience doesn’t mean you’re good, by Paul Kaye

“Experience is often a weak predictor of performance.” Those were the words I heard come tumbling from my lips and fill the emptiness of my office as I spoke with a colleague. Since uttering those words aloud I have found myself wondering why I arrived at such a thought

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Published on May 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm by Michael Easton

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 30th

IT WAS MAY 30th … when America’s Town Meeting debuted on NBC Blue (the predecessor to ABC radio). First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the debaters on the opener…
When the first major league network baseball telecast saw Cleveland down the Chicago White Sox 7-2…
When future Canadian superstar Anne Murray (pictured) signed a contract with C-B-C-TV’s “Singalong Jubilee.’ She would be paid between $71.50 and $99 per show …
..and when CKPG-AM (Prince George) and its news-talk format gave way at noon, to replacement FM station CKDV 99.3 “The Drive” with a classic rock format.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Broadcasting legend Fiona Forbes looks forward and back

The Vancouver broadcaster was once a student well on her way to a career in law when her father encouraged her to volunteer at a local community TV station (then Rogers, now Shaw) as a way to overcome her fear of public speaking

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Published on at 11:04 am by Michael Easton

A Blood bath at Jack FM Vancouver

Jack FM Vancouver has cleared the slate of on air personalities… They’re all gone…


Published on May 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm by Michael Easton

Lonnie Mack has today’s almost forgotten tracks

Among all the great musicians who left this earth in 2016 were many superstars as we all know, but, also, a few less famous names who may have been as talented as any of the others…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

MEMORIAL DAY (US) in Broadcast History .. Mon. May 29th

IT WAS MAY 29th … when the soon-to-be-popular daytime soap ‘When a Girl Marries’ debuted on CBS Radio. It moved to NBC in 1941 and to ABC in 1951 for a total run of 18 years….
When Allen Funt’s “Candid Camera,” which began on radio as “Candid Microphone,” debuted on NBC TV….
When 20-year-old Barbra Streisand made an appearance on CBS TV’s “The Garry Moore Show”…
..and when 16-year-old Michael J. Fox (pictured) made his professional acting debut in the CBC TV series “Leo and Me.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. May 28th

IT WAS MAY 28th … when The Temptations headlined CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, along with pop singers Robert Goulet and Jane Morgan …
When The Association made their TV debut on CBS’s ‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ …
When NBC announced that Brian Williams would succeed Tom Nrokaw as anchor of the network’s ‘Nightly News’ …
When Vancouver’s NW 2 AM 730 gave up its 15-months-long All-News radio battle with News 1130 ..
..and when bandleader Kevin Eubanks (pictured) left NBC’s ‘Tonight Show’ after 16 years of supporting Jay Leno.
ALL the milestones for May 28th INSIDE.

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Published on May 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Gregg Allman, Soulful Trailblazer of Southern Rock, Dies at 69

The legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist and co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band endured heartbreaking tragedy and addiction during his life

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Published on at 12:41 pm by Michael Easton

Newcap receives CRTC approval to sell CISL in Vancouver

Newfoundland Capital Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX: NCC.A NCC.B) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Newcap Inc., has received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) to sell CISL, its AM station in Vancouver, British Columbia


Published on at 11:39 am by Michael Easton

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 27th

IT WAS MAY 27th … when Frank Sinatra (pictured) made his TV debut as he guested on NBC’s “Star-Spangled Review,” hosted by another show biz legend, Bob Hope…
When Toronto’s CHUM AM 1050 became the first Canadian fulltime top-40 radio station and published its first hit record chart…
When the final episodes of the sitcoms “Mork and Mindy,” “Punky Brewster” & “Bosom Buddies” aired on ABC-TV…
..and when Jim & Tammy Bakker appeared on ABC’s “Nightline” following their evangelical TV scandal.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 26, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson