Seattle’s KIRO-TV Mourns the Loss of 30-Year Chopper 7 Pilot Clark Stahl

Stahl started with KIRO 7 in the 1980’s as our backup pilot before becoming a full-time employee. He retired in 2012. During that retirement he remained close friends with many at the station.

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Published on August 20, 2019 at 9:56 am by Ron Robinson

Bell vows to cut back on rural broadband program after CRTC rate cut

Bell Canada says it will cut about 200,000 rural households from a broadband internet build-out to offset the impact of a regulatory change that lowers the wholesale broadband rate that it can charge smaller providers.

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Published on August 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm by Ron Robinson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. August 20th

IT WAS AUG. 20th .. when the first U.S. commercial radio station, 8MK (which later became WWJ), began daily broadcasting in Detroit…
When Prince George (BC) TV station CKPG-TV signed on Channel 2 as a CBC affiliate….
When the first episode of the teen sitcom “Saved By The Bell” aired on NBC. It was a Saturday morning favorite for 4 seasons..
When Moffat Broadcasting sold off its empire, two Edmonton stations going to WIC (now Corus), two in Winnipeg going to Rogers, a pair in Calgary going to Golden West, while Vancouver’s CKLG-AM and CFOX-FM were sold to Shaw….
and when two giants of comedy, Jerry Lewis & Phyllis Diller, left this mortal coil.
ALL the milestones for Aug. 20th INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Disney Plus streaming service to launch in Canada mid-November

Analysts say the menu of Marvel superheroes, Pixar characters, and Disney animated classics could give viewers another reason to drop cable altogether.

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Published on at 6:06 pm by Turn Table3

Joel Senick to Anchor Calgary Global News at 11

Senick moves from his current role on Global News Morning Weekend to anchor the News at 11 with an expanded presence on the News Hour at 6, effective September 3.

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Wade Sorochan reports on the 930 CJCA/K-97 Alumni, with pics, courtesy of Mark Summers!

This year being the first 930 CJCA/K-97 Alumni covered the years 1979-1992 with people from mostly K-97

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BCAB 2019 being held in Victoria October 2nd & 3rd

Join master motivator Stephanie Staples for this fast-paced, interactive and idea-packed session that will have you laughing, thinking and inspired to take immediate action that will positively impact your life and livelihood

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Published on at 11:27 am by Voice Over

Sportscaster Jack Whitaker, Voice of the first 21 Super Bowls, dies at 95

Whitaker spent more than two decades working for CBS Sports, where his coverage included football, golf, boxing, soccer, baseball and horse racing. He worked on each of the first 21 Super Bowls, as well as the four PGA majors and Triple Crown races.

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MONDAY in Broadcast History .. August 19th

IT WAS AUG. 19th …. when “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the 15 minute nightly radio comedy starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network debut on the NBC Blue chain…
When Edmonton got its latest AM station CHQT (1110 KHz) and Yorkton Sask. got its first and only one CJGX AM 1340…
When WINS radio in New York City announced it would no longer play white artist cover versions of R&B hits. For example, the DJs were instructed to play Fats Domino’s “Ain’t It A Shame,” not Pat Boone’s…
..and when the 58th and final episode of the rock ‘n’ roll sitcom “The Monkees” aired on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on August 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Multi-honoured BC/Alta. Radioman John Ansell Dead at 93

He was a ‘lifetime employee’ of Selkirk Communications, at CKWX, CFAC and CJVI.


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