My observations for radio so far in 2019

So far in the early part of 2019, we have seen 2 format changes a day apart in Halifax and on boxing day 2 more format changes. 3 stations owned by one company and the other station owned by another. What were the differences between the changes and what else can we expect this year?


Published on January 17, 2019 at 12:33 am by Brian Cook

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 17th

A full page newspaper ad heralded C-FUN AM1410’s move to 1900 West 4th Avenue.
Robert Blake starred as ‘Baretta’ debuted on ABC-TV.
Garth Brooks’ first TV special aired in NBC prime time.
‘Larry King Live’ gave way to a notable CNN failure, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight.’
The journalistic series ‘Frontline’ made its first appearance on PBS.
And after 29 years on the air, Phil Donahue (pictured) announced that his syndicated talk show would end at the end of the season.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 17th INSIDE.

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Published on January 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Sinclair Joins Streaming War With Launch of Free TV Service ‘STIRR’

The rollout of the service begins with 20 networks, including Cheddar and the Dove Channel, with plans to grow to more than 50 channels by year end. Users can also access national and local news channels where Sinclair has existing stations

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Published on at 5:01 pm by Ron Robinson

Bob Costas Splits with NBC but Not Retiring

The 66-year old sportscaster has reached an agreement to end his time at NBC, but will continue work at MLB Network and pursue other projects.

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Published on at 1:59 pm by Turn Table3

Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against Seattle’s KUOW

SAG-AFTRA has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against NPR news/talk KUOW regarding the dismissal of seven employees in April 2018.

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Published on at 9:07 am by boredop

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 16th

The pioneering sci-fi series ‘The Outer Limits’ aired for the final time on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV’s Ed Sulllivan Show featured songs by Mike Douglas and The Lettermen, with comedy by impressionist Frank Gorshin, and Vancouver’s Mimi Hines teamed with husband Phil Ford.
After 15 years in the spot Terry Reid left the QM/FM morning show.
Five years after he retired polls declared CBS anchorman emeritus Walter Cronkite to STILL be the ‘most trusted man in America.’
And America’s 6th national TV network UPN (Universal-Paramount Network) began telecasting.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 16th INSIDE.

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Published on January 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Netflix Announces its Biggest US Streaming Price Boost Ever

The company’s standard plan in the US, which had cost $11 per month, will now set you back $13 per month. Its premium option, which doubles the number of screens you can watch Netflix programming on
will now cost $16 per month, up from $14.

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Published on at 5:56 pm by mikedup

Stingray Launches 96.5 The Breeze in Halifax

“On Thursday, January 17th, a warm new breeze will arrive in Halifax as Stingray launches 96.5 The Breeze…Halifax’s Relaxing Favourites.”


Published on at 9:11 am by Radio Man

‘Hello Dolly’ Legend Carol Channing Dead at 97

The Seattle-born Channing died of natural causes at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Boll says she had twice suffered strokes in the last year.

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Published on at 8:54 am by boredop

KING 5 Loses its News Director .. courtesy FTV Live

After 3 years in the News Director’s job, Cheryl Carson’s last day was Friday.

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Published on at 8:24 am by Ron Robinson