The Strange, Sad Case of Richard Zussman, Ex-CBC Vancouver

Mr. Zussman was recently fired for collaborating with Vancouver Sun reporter Rob Shaw on a book about the fall of B.C. Liberal premier Christy Clark and the rise of the NDP under John Horgan.

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Published on December 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm by Ron Robinson

PBS Suspends Tavis Smiley Show Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

The decision comes after the public broadcaster conducted an investigation into Smiley and found “credible allegations” of inappropriate behavior.

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Published on at 4:32 pm by clockwatcher

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues Among 2018 Rock Hall of Fame inductees

“Livin’ on a Prayer” rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next April.

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Published on at 10:30 am by boredop

Amber de la Garza, a productivity specialist joins Matt on the ‘Sound Off’ Podcast

Amber De La Garza is a productivity specialist and the host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast. She helps businesses and entrepreneurs get their act together and not waste time

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Published on December 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm by Voice Over

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 13th

Happy Birthday to Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Plummer,Ted Nugent and Wendie Malick.
The clear channel sound of Denver radio station KOA AM 850 was heard for the first time;
‘Allen’s Alley’ (pictured) debuted on the Fred Allen radio show;
the TV rights to the first four ‘Suoer Bowls’ went to NBC & CBS for $9.5 million;
Infinity Broadcasting was fined $600,000 for the potty mouth of Howard Stern on the radio;
and NBC-TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ instituted a time delay system because of foul-mouthed guest host Richard Pryor.
Dec. 13th claimed two leading men of TV’s ‘Amos ‘n’ Andy,’ first Tim Moore (Kingfish Stevens) and 11 years later to the day, Spencer Williams Jr. (Andy Brown) passed away.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Fox News is Again the Most-Watched Basic Cable Channel of the Year

FNC’s President of Programming Suzanne Scott said, “Throughout this past year, FOX News has continued to prove its dominance in the television landscape despite many changes and one of the most intense news years on record.”

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Published on at 1:14 pm by mikedup

Disney to Buy Fox for $60 Billion on Thursday: report

The Walt Disney Co. is expected to close a deal valued at as much as $60 billion to acquire much of 21st Century Fox’s assets, according to CNBC..

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Published on at 11:44 am by clockwatcher

RIP Former CKNW Production Director Kenny Harris, in his Late 80’s

He was CKNW Production Director from 1977 through the early 1980s.

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Published on December 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm by Turn Table3

TUESDAY in Broadcasting History .. Dec. 12th

It’s the day Frank Sinatra was born 102 years ago, and the evening Mae West got so suggestive on NBC Radio’s ‘Charlie McCarthy Show’ that she was banned from the network for 15 years.
In Cleveland, Mike Douglas began a daytime variety TV show that went national for the next 21 years.
And Marie Osmond debuted her prime time NBC variety show that was cancelled before the season was out.
Robin Williams (pictured), Dionne Warwick, Clint Black and Denver Pyle all received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And Canada’s Bell Globemedia changed its name to CTVglobemedia.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 12th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

News from the Oceanside Media Club

News update from our radio friend Chuck Benson of the Oceanside Media Club and organizer Jim Archibald…

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Published on at 3:34 pm by Voice Over