East Coast Teen Starts his Own Radio Station

“I love audio,” Adam MacLean says. “I started it in elementary school doing Christmas concerts in grade five and I’ve loved it ever since.”

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Published on March 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm by boredop

CKNW Adds Global News Morning Simulcast at 5 am

This in addition to already simulcasting the evening 6 p.m. Global TV News Hour.


Published on at 2:38 pm by Turn Table3

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. March 18th

IT WAS MARCH 18th when a daytime drama based on the Bible “Light of the World” was first heard on NBC radio….
When Joan Rivers made the first of some 62 guest appearances with Johnny Carson on NBC-TV’s ‘Tonight Show’…
When the debut episode of “The Greatest American Hero” aired on ABC-TV…
When a KOMO-TV news helicopter crashed near the Space Needle, killing the pilot and a photographer..
and when Pat Cashman (pictured) left KJR-FM after 12 years doing morning drive at various Seattle stations.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on March 17, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

The Ventures’ Lead Guitarist Nokie Edwards, Dead at 82

The Ventures used the reverb-soaked 1960 recording of ‘Walk Don’t Run’ as a launch pad to become the most successful instrumental group in rock history.

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Published on at 11:17 am by Turn Table3

ST. PATRICK’s DAY in Broadcast History .. Sat. March 17th

IT WAS MARCH 17th when Kate Smith (pictured) came out of vaudeville to begin a 3-decade radio career with Kate Smith Sings, a quarter-hour several times a week on NBC.
When the live country TV program “Five Star Jubilee” premiered on N-B-C…
When Pres. George W. Bush took to TV to issue an ultimatum to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein ..
And when CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show featured singers Paul Anka, the Chad Mitchell Trio and the McGuire Sisters.
ALL the milestones for St. Patrick’s Day INSIDE.

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Published on March 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Journalists say Arrest of Radio Canada Reporter is Unacceptable

Antoine Trépanier was arrested this week after a harassment complaint from an investigation suspect.


Published on at 8:07 pm by Ron Robinson

Heather Backman to Co-Host The Q 100.3 (Victoria) Afternoons w/Ryan Awram

Heather was most recently a part time traffic reporter at KNX 1070 in Los Angeles and was previously morning show co-host at CHOM-FM 97.7 Montreal for five years before a Bell Media layoff in early 2017.

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Published on at 6:58 pm by clockwatcher

Shep Smith Re-Ups at Fox News: Gets ‘TIME’ Mag Spotlight Interview

Being the old-fashioned anchorman and reporter at a network known for new-fashioned provocation and opinion may be the hardest job at Fox News, and one Smith mused about walking away from over the course of two interviews this winter.

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Published on at 10:18 am by mikedup

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. March 16th

IT WAS MARCH 16th … when the president’s daughter, Margaret Truman (pictured), made her professional singing debut in an ABC Radio broadcast from Detroit that attracted 15 million listeners ….
When the big winners at the Emmy Awards were The Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young and Loretta Young …
When the musical headliners on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show were singers Janis Joplin and Ed Ames, plus Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph…
And when Bell Canada acquired another 84 radio stations and 35 cable TV channels from Astral Media for $3.38 billion ….
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on March 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

iHeartMedia Files for Bankruptcy

The largest U.S. radio station owner is struggling with $20-billion of debt and falling revenue at its 858 radio stations.


Published on at 7:43 am by clockwatcher