Apple Putting Big Bucks into TV Content Production

When something deemed dangerous and worrisome fails to materialize, people begin to make fun of it. It’s a natural defense mechanism that helps them pretend they’ve beaten “the big bad.”

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Published on June 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm by Ron Robinson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 21st

IT WAS JUNE 21st … when the first telecast of a political convention took place, from the Republican Convention in Philadelphia …
When Nick Frost brought a brand new Kelowna radio station CILK FM (Silk FM) to the air at 101.5 with effective radiated power of 11,000 watts…
When Victoria’s CKXM FM 91.3 switched from a country station to modern rock under a new name “The [email protected] FM”…
..and when two years before WW2, the BBC televised the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for the first time.
ALL the milestones for June 21st INSIDE.

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Published on June 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

CTV Montreal Joins National Trend to Drop Local Sportscasts

Sportscasters Brian Wilde, Randy Tieman (pictured) and Sean Coleman are being laid off as the CTV outlet in Montreal drops the local sports segments.

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Published on at 2:45 pm by mikedup

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 20th

IT WAS JUNE 20th … when American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute prime time ABC-TV special. Paul Anka, Neil Diamond, Frankie Avalon, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Little Richard, Three Dog Night, and Cheech & Chong were among the performers appearing….
When the last of the original CBC-TV-produced Don Messer’s Jubilee shows aired, following a Saturday night hockey game…
When “Price is Right” model Janice Pennington was knocked out when she was struck by a TV camera during a taping of the show at CBS Television City in Los Angeles…
…and when Howard Stern (pictured) began his 30-minute TV show, a digest version of his morning radio show, on the E! cable network.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on June 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Michael Kuss to join Paul Brown Mornings on JACK FM Vancouver (Update!)

Its True, Michael Kuss will be joining Paul Brown on June 26th, as the new morning team of JACK FM 96.9

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Published on at 9:56 am by Michael Easton

Comedian/writer Bill Dana, a/k/a Jose Jimenez, Dies at 92

He became a ‘mascot’ for the Mercury astronauts, wrote jokes for Steve Allen and Don Adams and penned one of the funniest ‘All in the Family’ episodes.

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Published on at 9:11 am by Turn Table3

Why Did CBS in Sacramento Apologize to Listeners?

After a social media backlash, CBS’ KNCI in Sacramento apologized to its listeners for canceling a performance by Lindsay Ell

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Published on at 7:30 am by Voice Over

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. June 19th

IT WAS JUNE 19th … when Gillette became the first-ever network TV sponsor on NBC-TV’s coverage of the Billy Conn-Joe Lewis heavyweight boxing match,…
When the Goodson-Todman game show ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ with Garry Moore as host, debuted on CBS-TV…
When at the height of the folk music boom, the Kingston Trio debuted their own weekday show on CBS Radio…
and when Roberta Flack hosted her ABC-TV musical special, “Roberta Flack… The First Time Ever,” with The Blossoms and Seals & Crofts as guests.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on June 18, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. June 18th

IT WAS JUNE 18th .. when ‘The Adventures of Ellery Queen’ debuted on CBS radio in a 60-minute format for the first six months …
When the adult western ‘Gunsmoke” wrapped its 9-year run on CBS radio…
When the luminescent Nanette Fabray (pictured) made her final appearance as co-star of NBC-TV’s ‘Caesar’s Hour’…
When Vancouver’s CKNW AM 980 launched the Western Information Network ..
.. and when Dan Rather’s final report for CBS aired on the network’s feature weekend news magazine ‘Sunday Morning.’
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on June 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Voice Over Showcase by Ross Huguet

A message and update from one of our favourite Puget Sound Radio clients, voice over/actor, Ross Huguet

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Published on at 1:55 pm by Voice Over