Thursday, July 18, 2024

Industry News

Dr. Sport: More Vancouver Talent Sportsnet Bound?

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With Rogers Sportsnet having scooped CFL host Dave Randorf from TSN for future NHL telecasts, insiders suggest there could be more jumping of ships in the works with a couple of potential Vancouver ties, e.g. Ray Ferraro and Farhan Lalji.

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. June 7th

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June 7th gave us singers Dean Martin and Tom Jones, and provided Al Martino with his 1st #1 hit. It also was the premiere date for the radio hit "The Adventures of Topper, plus "The Johnny Cash TV show" and "The $64,000 Question." Checking out on June 7th were sportscasters Jim McKay and Wayne Cody, Norris Goff of radio's "Lum & Abner," and Vancouver singer and broadcaster Arnie Nelson. Details of these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE.

Bell Media’s Analysis of the PPMs

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Bell Media Report goes market by market, along with the demo and time as well as block breakdowns for Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal

Casey Kasem in Critical Condition in Northwest Wash. Hospital

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Radio personality Casey Kasem, who is at the center of a legal battle between family members over his care, was in critical condition at a Washington state hospital with an infected bed sore. Kasem, 82, was brought to the emergency room at St Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Sunday suffering from the infection and was admitted that day, His condition has since deteriorated, and his family has gathered at his bedside.

Jim Rose Promoted to Station Manager of KING TV

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KING director of sales Jim Rose has been promoted to VP and station manager of the Seattle NBC affiliate. Rose started at KING in 2000. Previously he worked for KTVX in Salt Lake City and was a research manager for Blair TV in New York. He started his career as promotion coordinator withWPLJ-FM in New York.

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. June 6th

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As well as D-Day in WWII, June 6th gave us Front Page Challenge on CBC-TV; Gordon Sinclair gave the first of what would be a lifetime of personal newscasts on Toronto's CFRB; Herman's Hermits headlined the Ed Sullivan Show, while Rod Stewart started his solo singing career. Bob Barker taped his final Price is Right, and Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock," the record that revolutionized the music business, hit #1 for the first time. Details on these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE.

Toronto Ad Man David Bray Looks at the Spring Radio PPM’s

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For those who maintain the 2+ numbers are of little value, David Bray breaks out the ratings leaders for each city in the various demo groups.

Joseph Planta talks with CBC News Anchor Gloria Macarenko

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Gloria Macarenko, the host of the evening newscast at 5.00pm and 6.00pm has just celebrated her 25th anniversary at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It’s a good time to look back at her time at the public broadcaster, as well as look ahead. She’s recently begun hosting Our Vancouver, an hourly program on weekends.

National Radio Hall of Fame/WGN Loses Cubs

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Al Peterson's NTS Media OnLine look at the U.S. National Radio Hall of Fame... WGN no longer to carry the Cubs Games, Dr. Laura and other news inside...

CALGARY Radio PPM Ratings .. Feb. 24 – May 25...

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Despite audience drops, Country CKRY and CBC Radio One continue as market leaders. Kiss FM plummets; UP, AMP and Jack FM make healthy gains.