The Strawbs have today’s almost forgotten track

Back in the 70s I got to see this band open a triple bill that had Electric Light Orchestra in the middle of the bill, and King Crimson as headliners…

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Published on August 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 21st

IT WAS AUG. 21st … that gave us career broadcasters Ken Carpenter, Chris Schenkel, Jack Buck, Harry Smith, and actor Billy Idelson of the Vic & Sade radio show …
When The Four Preps and the Lionel Hampton Orch. were the musical guests on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show…
When NBC News fired their Canadian-born TV reporter Arthur Kent (pictured), nicknamed ‘the scud stud’ for his reporting during the first Iraq war, after he refused an assignment to war-torn Croatia…
..and when the CRTC approved the sale of Victoria’s CKDA-AM and CFMS-FM Victoria, CKDA to the owners of The Q 100.3, CFMS to become ‘The Ocean’ under Rogers ownership.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

End of FOX NEWS Monopoly? About To Get Some SERIOUS Competition!

Axios’ Jonathan Swan hears Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he’s going to start a network

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Published on at 2:40 pm by Voice Over

Jerry Lewis, Comedy Legend, Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor,” has died…

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Published on at 11:22 am by Voice Over

TSN 1040 new lineup has been announced

With all the attention surrounding Sportsnet 650 launching in early September, TSN radio has announced new midday and afternoon shows.

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Published on August 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm by Brian Cook

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 20th

IT WAS AUG. 20th .. when the first U.S. commercial radio station, 8MK (which later became WWJ), began daily broadcasting in Detroit…
When Prince George (BC) TV station CKPG-TV signed on Channel 2 as a CBC affiliate….
When the first episode of the teen sitcom “Saved By The Bell” aired on NBC. It was a Saturday morning favorite for 4 seasons..
..and when Moffat Broadcasting sold off its empire, two Edmonton stations going to WIC (now Corus), two in Winnipeg going to Rogers, a pair in Calgary going to Golden West, while Vancouver’s CKLG-AM and CFOX-FM were sold to Shaw.
ALL the milestones for Aug. 20th INSIDE!

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Dick Gregory, Trailblazer of Stand-Up Comedy, Dies at 84

He broke ground at the Playboy Club in Chicago and on Jack Paar’s ‘Tonight Show,’ then became a potent activist for civil rights.

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Published on at 8:48 pm by mikedup

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 19th

IT WAS AUG. 19th …. when “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” the 15 minute nightly radio comedy starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, made its network debut on the NBC Blue chain…
When Edmonton got its latest AM station CHQT (1110 KHz) and Yorkton Sask. got its first and only one CJGX AM 1340…
When WINS radio in New York City announced it would no longer play white artist cover versions of R&B hits. For example, the DJs were instructed to play Fats Domino’s “Ain’t It A Shame,” not Pat Boone’s…
..and when the 58th and final episode of the rock ‘n’ roll sitcom “The Monkees” aired on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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

Talk Host Jason Rantz Leaves KIRO-FM Evenings for KTTH-AM Mornings

“Starting Sept. 5, I will help you get you through your morning commute as I host weekday mornings 6-9am on KTTH, which can be heard on 770 AM and 94.5 FM on the greater east side.”

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Published on at 11:00 am by boredop

YouTube TV Expands to Seattle & 13 Other New US Markets

The company has announced that the service will be available in 14 new US markets, which means 50 percent of US households have access to the $35 a month service.

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Published on at 10:04 am by Turn Table3