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930 CJCA air check from the 80’s.

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Mark Summers has come up with a few Questions about this aircheck. We're counting on some participation in our comments on this one...

Court Orders Casey Kasem To Be Fed, Hydrated And Medicated As...

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A Washington State court has once again stepped in to rule on the health of CASEY KASEM, ruling YESTERDAY (6/9) that KASEM should be fed, hydrated and medicated. A court-appointed attorney evaluated the health of KASEM following moves made by CASEY's daughter, KERRY KASEM, to begin end of life measures.

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 10th

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Judy Garland, actress Hattie McDaniel and actor Robert Cummings were born on this date. Sammy Davis scored his only #1 hit, Elvis Presley and Buck Owens were recording their next releases, and The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night," both the album and the single, were released. While Janis Joplin took another step toward stardom with her first concert fronting Big Brother and the Holding Company, Ray Charles, organist Earl Grant, actress Jo Van Fleet, TV newsman Judd Rose and Pittsburgh sportscaster Bob Prince were among the celebrities checking out this date. And the quirky TV serial Twin Peaks aired its final episode. Details of these and scores more June 10th anniversaries INSIDE.

WideOrbit Acquires Abacast

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Advertising manager software firm WIDEORBIT INC. has acquired ABACAST, a leading provider of streaming, live and on-demand ad insertion and monetization solutions for digital radio.

Harvey Oberfeld Checks Out Vancouver Radio Ratings

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Broadcast Journalist/Blogger Harvey Oberfeld looks over the Vancouver Radio Rankings released last week, only to discover all these young 20's faces with hair coming in with the new...

RTDNA Winners

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The RTDNA Canada Awards honour the very best in programming, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and on digital platforms.

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. June 9th

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This date gave birth to Les Paul, Cole Porter, Jackie Wilson and Jackie Mason, not to mention TV journalist Marvin Kalb. The novelty hit Purple People Eater reached #1 on the charts, Bobby Darin played his first date in Las Vegas, Tony Bennett played Carnegie Hall; and comedian Richard Pryor suffered life-threatening burns while freebasing cocaine. Departing this vale of tears on June 9th were quizmaster Allen Ludden, Carol Burnett's ex Joe Hamilton, Penticton-born actress Alexis Smith, and UK orchestra leader Frank Chacksfield. Details of these and scores more June 9th anniversaries INSIDE.

TSN 1290 Ramping Up Blue Bombers Coverage

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TSN Winnipeg to increase its coverage of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Ben Fong-Torres: Where Have All the Jingles Gone?

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As different as they may not sound, radio station jingles serve important purposes: to promote DJ shows, contests, station-produced concerts and, of course, the stations themselves. They are, essentially, commercials for the station, and they are known as “audio imaging and contesting elements,” or sweepers, according to Ron Hummel, who has been producing them for almost 40 years.