Sunday, September 24, 2023

Industry News

Surrey is getting another radio station

A new radio station is coming to Surrey, after the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted a licence to South Fraser Broadcasting Inc.

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. August 8th

This date gave us Connie Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Keith Carradine, Webb Pierce and Deborah Norville. Johnny Cash started work on his first Columbia Records LP, the Kingsmen released their one-hit wonder 'Louie Louie', David Crosby was released from prison, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation banned all Beatles records. Obits for August 8th include the CBC's Lamont Tilden, Chicago anchor Fahey Flynn, actresses Barbara Bel Geddes and Patricia Neal, and actor Richard Deacon. ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

Jann Arden says radio station’s QuickHitz ‘massacring’ music

Jann Arden is not happy with Calgary's AMP asking station not to play her songs... More Inside

ABC News Radio To Split From Cumulus Media

ABC News President James Goldston announced that, starting in January 2015, the network will take back control of distribution and marketing

Research Director, Inc. Reveals Demo Leaders in Latest Seattle Radio PPM’s

The Ratings Experts at RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC., along with the numbers crunchers at XTRENDS, are proud partners in this production.

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 7th

Birthdays include Charlize Theron, Stan Freberg, Garrison Keillor, David Duchovny and B.J. Thomas. 16-year old Paul Anka made his TV debut on American Bandstand, both Paul Simon and Garth Brooks gave free concerts in New York's Central Park, Toronto's Crew Cuts topped the pop charts, and Bunny Berigan recorded his classic 'I Can't Get Started.' Obits this date include Ottawa-born newsman Peter Jennings, Homer of Homer and Jethro, singer Esther Phillips and harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler. ALL the milestones for August 7th INSIDE.

Don Taylor and Rogers Sportsnet Part Ways

Don Taylor’s last sports highlights show will be this Friday, as Sportsnet discontinues its Vancouver-based 'Connected' show. Meantime Team 1040 has announced that Taylor will join Barry McDonald for all four hours of the 2-6 pm B-Mac & Taylor Show M-F.

Roundhouse Radio Wins Vancouver FM Licence

Roundhouse Radio to operate a low power, speciality FM radio station in the City of Vancouver on 98.3 FM.

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 6th

It's the date of birth for Lucille Ball, Robert Mitchum, Leo Carillo and Louella Parsons. The first broadcast of a tennis match was heard on KDKA Radio, the Dinah Shore Show debuted on NBC Blue radio, Procul Harum played a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orch., Rod Stewart made his TV debut in Britain, MOJO RADIO for men debuted on Vancouver's AM 730, and Victoria's Nelly Furtado had her first #1 hit. Taking their final bow on Aug. 6th were Alexander Graham Bell, TV newsman Harry Reasoner, Chicago sportscaster Jack Brickhouse, and musicians Marvin Hamlisch and Larry Adler. All the milestones for this day INSIDE.

Pacific Northwest Radio Gentlemen gathering of the OFC

Seattle Radio personalities from today and yesterday gather for their annual Seafair Extra Event..... a very special one at that!