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VICTORIA BBM Radio Ratings .. Spring 2014

CBC Radio One Victoria continues its dominance in the 12+ BBM's. Jack FM is sinking fast. KOOL and The Q are in a close battle for music leader.

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. May 29th

This was the date Bob Hope, Bea Lillie, Melissa Etheridge, Latoya jackson, Herb Shriner and Roy Bonisteel were born. And Candid Camera first appeared on US TV screens. Bing Crosby, Michael J.Fox, Barbra Streisand, Henry Mancini and the Everly Brothers made entertainment news, while Fannie Brice, Bob Crane, Harvey Korman and George Fenneman all left us on this date. Details on these and scores more anniversaries INSIDE.

Ian & Christy Helicopter Photo Shoot

things heating up in Kelowna.... Ian MacKinnon and co-host Christy at SunFM prepare for take-off in Kelowna - Watch Video Inside...

Victoria Radioman turned Politician, Hugh Curtis, Succumbs to Cancer

Hugh Curtis, former B.C. finance minister during the tumultuous era of restraint in the 1980s, has died at age 81. Curtis had cancer and was admitted to hospital 10 days ago. He passed away Tuesday. Blessed with a mellifluous speaking voice, Curtis spent 15 years at CJVI before becomiing a minority owner of daytime-only AM radio station C-FAX, where he read news, anchored election coverage, and sold advertising.

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 28th

Comedian Johnny Wayne of Wayne & Schuster, and singers Gladys Knight, John Fogerty and Kiley Minogue were born on this date. Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Maltin and Kevin Eubanks hit the entertainment headlines. And the first lady of radio, Lurene Tuttle, comedy actors Phil Hartman and Gary Coleman, and CBC Vancouver's Otto Lowy took their final bows. Details of these and many more anniversaries INSIDE. Just click on the headline.

Always Mountain Time chooses StreamOn

PRESS RELEASE 10-radio stations switch to new streaming platform in less than 48 hours Edmonton / Denver, May 20, 2014: StreamOn is proud to announce a partnership with...

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. May 27th

Bruce Cockburn, Adam Carolla, Vincent Price and Ted Rogers Jr. were born on May 27th. And the Wild Bill Hickok radio show began its 5 year run on this date. Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elton John and David Furnish made entertainment headlines, and Toronto's CHUM AM 1050 started down a new path. Airing for the final time were the original Arsenio Hall Show, Punky Brewster, Mork & Mindy, Bosom Buddies, and the Larry King Westwood One radio show. Details of these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE. Just click on the headline.

BCAB Conference in Whistler this Wednesday

Some of the guest speakers at this years 67th annual BCAB taking place in Whistler include Lloyd Robertson, Ron Bremner, Jesse Brown, Puget Sound Radio's 'Pro Sales Guy' Dave Warawa, Rick Arnish and others, like Paul Ski and ... Look Inside

San Francisco Gets a Country Music Station

Cumulus is launching NASH FM 92.3 as the only Country radio station in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, as of 9:23a (PT) TODAY. NASH FM 92.3 is airing 10,000 songs in a row continuously for about 30 days. Details available INSDE, just click on the HEADLINE above.

More Changes at Global BC!

Our west coast watchdog Harvey Oberfeld and changes at Global BC TV with John Daly ready to cross the street...