Sunday, December 3, 2023

Industry News

Manitoba’s Film, TV Industry Bolstered with $590K Investment image

“A strong and vibrant film industry is important to our cultural identity but more so, it’s a major job source for hundreds of Manitobans,” said Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald.

Congrats to BCIT on its 50th Anniversary

BCIT is celebrating 50 years .. and Ron Robinson recalls the roots of the BCIT broadcast course, back in 1950 at CKWX.

Jay Leno Nears Deal to Launch CNBC Auto Show

Leno is close to a deal to host a new show for cable network CNBC, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The show will focus on Leno's longtime love of cars and will air in primetime, not late night.

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 9th

Celebrating birthdays this date are Sharon Osbourne, Scott Bakula, John O'Hurley, Jackson Browne, and Fyvush Finkel. It was not only the late John Lennon's date of birth, it was the day he met Yoko, and the date she gave birth to his son Sean. Dupont's 'Cavalcade of America' debuted on CBS radio; it was the day the Vancouver Canucks debuted on Hockey Night in Canada, with Jim Robson at the mike; Howard Stern began his legendary morning show career at WCCC radio in Hartford Conn.; 'Topper' began its run on CBS-TV, Doc Severinsen took over leadership of NBC-TV's 'Tonight Show' band, and Joan Rivers started her ill-fated 'Late Show' on the Fox TV network. The regional sports network 'CTV Sportsnet' debuted on Canadian cable systems, and 'Hit the Road Jack' by Ray Charles was the #1 song. ALL the milestones for Oct. 9th are INSIDE.

Stephen Collins Molestation Allegations Lead to ‘7th Heaven’ Cancellations

The actor’s estranged wife, Faye Grant, wrote in a sworn court declaration last year that her husband had disclosed he molested at least three young girls.

‘7th Heaven’ Actress Sarah Goldberg Dead at 40

Cause of death wasn't known but she had a heart ailment.

Piers Morgan Pens Column With Advice for CNN

"The moment I knew my time was up at CNN came when I opened my show with 20 minutes of "BREAKING NEWS" about a snowstorm in Atlanta."

FOX Buying Bellingham TV Station (to Serve Seattle??)

The only markets with NFC teams without a FOX owned station are Green Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis and Seattle.

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 8th

Happy Birthday to Nick Cannon, Matt Damon, Bruno Mars, Dawna Friesen, Sigourney Weaver, Angus T. Jones, and Chevy Chase. Ozzie & Harriet got married this date, and nine years later to the day began their weekly radio sitcom on CBS; the radio show with the distinctive opening, 'Grand Central Station' also debuted on CBS; 'Quirks & Quarks' began its long run on CBC Radio; 'Empty Nest' and 'Ed' had their premieres on NBC-TV, 'Royal Canadian Air Farce' began its weekly TV run on the CBC; 'Cagney and Lacey' got their start as a TV movie on ABC; Jerry Lee Lewis recorded his smash hit 'Great Balls pf Fire'; and Stan Freberg's satirical 'St. George and the Dragonet' was the #1 recording. Departing this 'veil of tears' were actors Fernando Lamas, Nigel Bruce and Karl Swenson, musicians Roger Williams and Jimmy Ferguson (Irish Rovers), and NBC newsman Frank Bourgholtzer. Details and ALL the milestones for Oct. 8th INSIDE.

Postmedia’s Swallowing of Sun Papers Starves Country of Diverse Press

What GREAT NEWS for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives: what TERRIBLE news for diversity in Canada’s print newspaper landscape! Read More of Harvey Oberfeld in todays column....