Sunday, December 3, 2023

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Mark Forsythe Retiring from CBC Almanac: New Host Gloria Macarenko

Mark Forsythe will end 18 years as host of BC Almanac Dec 24th.

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 23rd

Happy Birthday to Weird AL Yankovic, Dwight Yoakam, Cat Deeley, Nancy Grace, and Vancouver's Ryan Reynolds. It's also the date of birth of the late Johnny Carson, CNN's John Holliman, and actor James Daly. Comedian FRED ALLEN and his wife Portland (pictured) made their radio debut on CBS; Jonathan Winters became a TV star with his first special on NBC; and rocker Axl Rose gave his first live interview in years on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Vernon B.C.'s radio station CICF started broadcasting on 1050KHz; Allen Freed's All Star Rock 'n' Roll Show played Vancouver's Georgia Auditorium, tickets cost $2.50; and 12 year old 'Little' Stevie Wonder recorded his first Motown single. Obits on Oct. 23rd include Al Jolson, country music's Maybelle Carter, NBC newswoman Jessica Savitch, CBS News boss William Leonard, and baritone Robert Merrill. Details and ALL the milestones or the date INSIDE.

Peach City Radio faces big challenge

Peach City Community Radio is facing its biggest challenge yet, the day has been set for their hearing before the CRTC... Come Inside and Read More...

Don Imus Hangs Out A “For Sale” Sign @ The Ranch

Don and his wife Deirdra put Ranch up for sale Come Inside and Read More...

Vancouver Native Amanda Grace Named New Anchor at KING/KONG TV

Grace will anchor the 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. news (on KONG-TV) starting tomorrow. She most recently was a M-F news anchor with WHDH-TV Boston.

Parliament Hill Firefight Linked to Canada’s War On ISIS

One shooter reported dead, lockdown continues on Parliament Hill, as Canada loses its innocence in the modern era of terrorism.

New ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Fail to Boost Ratings

ABC's daytime show has seen its viewership drop below last year with its panel overhaul, losing most of its lead over 'The Talk'

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 22nd

It's the date MARIE OSMOND (pictured) fainted during a live telecast of ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars'; Alan Freed brought his all-star rock 'n' roll show to Portland; and the Kingston Trio guested on NBC-TV's WWII drama 'Convoy.' Tommy Edwards scored his biggest selling #1 'It's All in the Game,' and ten years later to the day, passed away. The Beach Boys released their next Chart Topper 'Good Vibrations,' while Chubby Checker did 'The Twist' on the Ed Sullivan Show. Happy Birthday to Vancouver broadcasters Kim Seale and Fred Latroumille, while at the other end, obits for Oct. 22 include Soupy Sales, Cleavon Little, Mary Wickes, Melfort Sask.'s Arthur Hill, sportscaster Red Barber, and CBS Newsman Robert Pierpoint. Details & ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

Do The Politics Of News Listeners Matter?

‘The GOP Hates The Lamestream Media’— details a recent Pew Research study focused on where people got their news in the past week. Come Inside and Read More...

‘Pirate’ Punjabi Radio Towers Near Tsawwassen Turned Down

 By PETER O’NEIL, Vancouver Sun October 21, 2014 1:07 PM A Washington state county authority turned down Tuesday an application to build radio towers just...