SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 23rd

TV stars Jason Alexander and Chi McBride were born on this date, along with Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, Julio Iglesias and John Coltrane.
Hank Williams made his final recordings, ‘That’ll Be the Day’ by Buddy Holly & the Crickets was #1, pay-TV got started with the Rocky Marciano/Jersey Joe Walcott fight; Matlock (pictured) and Marcus Welby MD debuted on ABC, and two Ken Burns epics (The Civil War and The War) debuted on PBS.
Leaving this ‘vale of tears’ Sept. 23rd were Canadians Henry Champ and Chief Dan George, actors Cliff Arquette and Mary Frann, country music’s Jimmy Wakely and broadcaster Bill Ballance.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on September 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Four more today! So far, twelve have been let go from Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

eight staffers let go the other day, then four more yesterday from the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

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Published on at 10:50 am by Michael Easton

CTV MORNING LIVE VANCOUVER delivers a 20th anniversary special Today

CTV Vancouver marks a major milestone this week, as the station celebrates its 20th anniversary on the air on Friday, Sept. 22.

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Published on at 8:41 am by Voice Over

Bell Media Winnipeg staff honoured at recent BAM awards

Our friend Troy Scott,  pd at Bob and Virgin in Winnipeg wanted to share the news of two of their employees who were honoured at the recent Broadcasters Association of Manitoba (BAM) meeting, when 99.9 BOB FM’s Beau and 103.1 Virgin Radio’s Mandy Shew were presented their awards

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Published on September 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm by Voice Over

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 22nd

It’s the date that brought us Meryl Streep, Debby Boone, Joni James, Bonnie Hunt, Martha Scott and CBS newsman Richard C. Hottelet.
Maverick, Lost and (pictured) Fulll House debuted on ABC-TV; Friends, Baywatch and Man From Uncle had their premieres on NBC Television; the Everly Brothers performed together for the first time in 10 years; The Supremes recorded their next smash ‘I Hear a Symphony,’ and Bob Dylan played Carnegie Hall…
.. and CIVT became Vancouver’s newest station, a UHF license that would be viewed by most on cable channel 9.
Obits include music makers Irving Berlin, Harry Warren and Eddie Fisher; actors George C. Scott, Gordon Jump, Edward Albert and Jackie Burroughs; and Laugh-In’s Dan Rowan.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 22nd INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Vancouver Canucks Radio Network Expands to 24 Stations

Sportsnet 650 is the new exclusive radio home of Vancouver Canucks hockey, broadcasting every game live.  And 24 radio stations around the province will form the Canucks’ netwprk.

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Published on at 11:13 am by boredop

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 21st

Born this date were Bill Murray, Fannie Flagg, Ricki Lake, Cheryl Hines, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bill Kurtis, and Canadian performers Leonard Cohen, Tommy Common, and Air Farce’s John Morgan.
Kelowna’s CHBC-TV signed on, Monday Night Football and NYPD Blue debuted on ABC TV, Bing Crosby taped his Philco Radio Time in Vancouver, Raymond Burr (pictured) starred for the 1st time as Perry Mason on CBS-TV, The Jack Paar Show debuted in prime time on NBC-TV, and John & Yoko guested on ABC-TV’s late night Dick Cavett Show.
Checking out permanently were Walter Brennan, Arthur Godfrey singer Lu Ann Simms, Canadian bandleader Johnny Burt, televangelist Rex Humbard, and Old Time Radio’s Rye Billsbury.
Details and ALL the Sept. 21st milestones INSIDE.

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Published on September 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Nielsen: Radio Sways ‘Undecided’ Car Shoppers in L. A.

Nielsen says undecided car shoppers cited radio as more influential on purchasing decisions than local TV, newspapers or digital media.

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Published on at 4:35 pm by mikedup

Nardwuar Celebrates 30 Years at UBC’s CiTR

Listen live at citr.ca starting on Thurs. Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. to Fri. Sept, 22 at 5 p.m. for the Nardwuar marathon.

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Published on at 2:08 pm by Turn Table3

CFWE Radio Bingo – $50,000 Bonanza

CFWE Radio Bingo, which already gives away $150,000 dollars a month, is celebrating our birthday in a BIG WAY

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Published on at 12:35 pm by Voice Over