Sunday, February 5, 2023

Industry News

KOMO Radio and U of Wash. Huskies Team Up

KOMO and the Huskies broadcast deal spans over 21 of the past 36 seasons,

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 18th.

This date saw the birth of big bandleaders Kay Kyser and Ray McKinley, Paul McCartney of The Beatles, radio's Superman Bud Collyer (later a TV game show host), and actor E.G Marshall, who uniquely became a radio celebrity (CBS Mystery Theatre) after starring on TV in 'The Defenders'. Radio's adult western Gunsmoke aired for the last time, vinyl recording's "all-star" the LP was unvweiled, and Vancouver radio's CJVB signed on as Western Canada's first multilingual station. Breathing their last were actresses Joan Caulfield (My Favorite Husband) and Nancy Marchand (The Sopranos, Lou Grant) along with UK strings conductor George Melachrino. Details and dozens more June 18th anniversaries INSIDE.

Darryl Parks Reflects back on O.J. and what Talk Radio Forgot

It was 20 years ago today Millions around the world were watching a White Ford Bronco driving down 405 in California with the LA Police in pursuit, followed by helicopters for the world to see this bizarre tale unfold...

Olympia Radio Station Renews Dock Lease

KGY radio has been a landmark for decades on the wharf!

Shore 104 To Flip Within Days / Hours?

When will Newcap Vancouver launch LG104.3?

Edmonton Radio Intern Andy Ferguson’s Death Sparks New Bill!

Matt Ferguson, whose 22-year-old brother Andy died in a head-on collision in 2011 after working excessive hours as an unpaid intern at an Edmonton radio station, called the bill a move in the right direction

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 17th

Born on this date were singers Barry Manilow and Red Foley, actors Greg Kinnear and Ralph Bellamy, and former allnight talk host Art Bell. The Suspense radio show debuted on this date, the Grand Ole Opry began webcasting, RCA Victor signed Perry Como to a recording contract, and The Walton's Mary-Ellen shocked her fans when she posed nude for Playboy magazine. Signing off forever on June 17th were singers Kate Smith and the Happy Gang's Bert Pearl, along with actors Jeff Chandler, who played Mr. Boynton on the Our Miss Brooks radio show, Arthur Franz and Cyd Charisse. Details of these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE.

CBC Vancouver TV to Drop Sports Package/Revamp Show

CBC Vancouver is dropping its current full sports package setup after the FIFA fames end.... come inside, Harvey Oberfeld has more

Why Casey Kasem Mattered

Casey Kasem left each of us with our own unique stories of remembrance. When Casey spoke, we all turned the radio up. He inspired many of us and gave us someone to look up to in an industry we are attracted to. So as we move on with our careers in media, hacking our way through a very different landscape than when Kasem was in during his prime, let Casey Kasem’s words recharge you and maybe even help you do a reset.

Alex Trebek Claims Game Show Hosting Longevity Record

The Guinness World Records named Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with the benchmark “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter.” Trebek has hosted a whopping 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy! since he took the job in 1984.