Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

Staff who maintain the news homepages on Microsoft’s MSN website and its Edge browser – used by millions of Britons every day – have been told that they will be no longer be required because robots can now do their jobs.

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Published on May 30, 2020 at 10:26 am by Ron Robinson

Atlanta Protestors Graffiti, Smash Windows at CNN Headquarters

 CBS 46 in Atlanta reported that though the protest was primarily “peaceful” at the start, one protester threw a brick at the CNN headquarters’ windows and others threw rocks.

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Published on at 9:12 am by Ron Robinson

Journalists Express Outrage At CNN Reporter’s Arrest

Police arrested CNN journalist Omar Jimenez and his crew on air early Friday during a live broadcast in Minneapolis, as they covered riots sparked by George Floyd’s death, sparking intense outrage as well as an apology by Minnesota governor Tim Walz to top executives at the cable-news network.


Published on May 29, 2020 at 1:28 pm by Ron Robinson

RIP Doug Hepburn, age 78, Radio Sales @ CKNW, CHQT

Former CKNW Vancouver Sales Manager Douglas Hepburn died May 18 at age 78.

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Published on at 11:45 am by Ron Robinson

ViacomCBS Layoffs Total 300, Including Top Reporters at CBS News

The cuts affected 300 people, of whom 75 were from the news division, “including some senior producers and reporters at top shows.”


Published on at 9:15 am by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Doris Day

Many have tried to get Doris Day to come out of retirement, but no such luck


Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. May 29th

IT WAS MAY 29th … when the soon-to-be #1 daytime soap ‘When a Girl Marries’ debuted on CBS Radio. It moved to NBC in 1941 and to ABC in 1951 for a total run of 18 years….
When Allen Funt’s “Candid Camera,” which began on radio as “Candid Microphone,” debuted on NBC TV….
When 20-year-old Barbra Streisand made an appearance on CBS TV’s “The Garry Moore Show”…
..and when 16-year-old Michael J. Fox (pictured) made his professional acting debut in the CBC TV series “Leo and Me.”
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Iconic North Bay Call Sign adopted by New VISTA Oldies Station

CFCH was the first radio station owned by Lord Roy Thomson, and launched in March 1931 after Thomson began selling radios in northern Ontario for De Forest Crosley Radios. He quickly became frustrated selling radios in an area that had spotty reception. Deciding to put a radio station on the air himself he bought an unused licence for $1 and an old transmitter for $200, and the temporary use of a technician to install it.

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Published on at 6:37 pm by mikedup

Winnipeg Radio Listeners Maintain News Talk, Country as Top Choices

It’s hard to draw any conclusions on whether the COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on what Winnipeggers are listening to on the radio these days.

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Published on at 4:53 pm by Voice Over

Abbotsford Radio Diary Ratings .. Spring 2020

The Abbotsford market is dominated by out-of-town signals, including the Christan radio station across the border in Lynden WA.

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Published on at 12:35 pm by boredop