A Tale of Two Reporters, by Byron Christopher

I recently spent time with two veteran broadcasters, both radio reporters. One was an old friend, the other a foe.

And they had the same address … 2502 Sparrow Drive, Nisku — site of a rural cemetery.

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Published on September 16, 2018 at 12:35 pm by Voice Over

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 16th

SEPT. 16th is the date that gave us Amy Poehler, Jennifer Tilly, Ed Begley Jr., Lawrence Dobkin. Allen Funt, B.B. King and Maverick’s Jack Kelly.
Starting their TV runs this day were ‘Miami Vice’, ‘Frasier’, and ‘The Dean Martin Show’ on NBC; ‘Shindig’ and ‘The Outer Limits’ on ABC,
and ‘Wiseguy’ and ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ on CBS.
Canadian-born Jenny Jones (pictured) began a syndicated US TV talk show that lasted 12 years. and the CBC introduced ‘The Fifth Estate’ which has now been the network’s key newsmagazine for more than 40 years.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE!

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

Nova Scotia’s Peter Donat, Mulder’s Father on ‘The X-Files,’ Dead at 90

The actor, the nephew of Oscar winner Robert Donat and ex-husband of Michael Learned of ‘The Waltons,’ also was in ‘The Godfather: Part II.’

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Published on at 1:57 pm by Turn Table3

Longtime Voice of the NBA’s LA Clippers to Retire

Ralph Lawler has announced nearly every Clippers game — both on TV and on radio — since the franchise moved from Buffalo, New York.

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Published on at 8:12 am by boredop

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 15th

IT WAS SEPT. 15th .. when “The Lone Ranger” debuted on ABC-TV, after 16 years on radio…
When the family sitcom “Bachelor Father” with John Forsythe began its 5-year run on CBS-TV…
When the rural comedy ‘Green Acres’ debuted on CBS-TV, starring Eddie Albert & Eva Gabor….
..and when the action-adventure series ‘Lost in Space’ (CBS) and ‘I Spy’ (NBC) debuted on the same evening.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 15th INSIDE!

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Published on September 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Mike McGuire Returns to the Airwaves in Saskatoon!

Mike has been off the air for over a year, time to get back behind the mic, Mike!

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Published on at 4:54 pm by Voice Over

CBC Victoria Celebrates its First 20 Years Sept. 28

The day’s activities include a meet and greet with CBC Victoria hosts (such as Gregor Craigie, pictured) and a free concert at Alix Goolden Performance Hall.

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Published on at 12:04 pm by Ron Robinson

Jian Ghomeshi Speaks Out About his Sex Trial .. in U.S. Literary Journal

Disgraced former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi has penned a personal essay in which he expresses “deep remorse” for the way he treated some people, admitting he was “demanding on dates” and “emotionally thoughtless.”

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Published on at 10:14 am by clockwatcher

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 14th

IT WAS SEPT. 14th … when two major radio soap operas made their debut on the same day, ‘Big Sister’ on CBS, and ‘John’s Other Wife’ on NBC…
When Milton Berle was named the permanent host of NBC-TV’s ‘Texaco Star Theatre,’ enroute to his earning the title ‘Mr. Television’…
When Richard Boone (pictured) starred in episode one of ‘Have Gun, Will Travel’…
When Jerry Van Dyke starred in the debut of the universally condemned NBC sitcom ‘My Mother the Car’…
..and when Alberta premier Ernest Manning was on hand to help inaugurate Medicine Hat’s CHAT-TV on channel 4.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE!

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Published on September 13, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Sept. 13th

IT WAS SEPT 13th .. when Eddie Cantor (pictured) began his long career as a radio comedian on NBC …
When a number of new TV shows made their debut .. ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ ‘Law and Order,’ ‘Car 54 Where Are You,’ ‘The Rockford files’ and ‘Police Woman’ on NBC-TV, ‘The Outer Limits’ on ABC, and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ on CBS…
When the first-ever viewer discretion warning was aired on TV, at the start of the syndicated ‘Soap,’ which introduced us to Billy Crystal…
..and when NBC’s “Frasier” won a record fifth consecutive Emmy award as TV’s best comedy series.
ALL the milestones for Sept. 13th INSIDE!

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Published on September 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson