KING5 Anchor Shares Personal Tale of Sexual Harassment

“He made her do things in exchange for candy he kept high on a shelf that she was too little to reach.”

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Published on October 17, 2017 at 10:03 am by mikedup

Netflix to Spend US$8 Billion to Make its Library 50% Original by 2018

With Disney and other high-profile names increasingly moving content into closed garden ecosystems, Netflix’s future lies in making sure it controls its own destiny.

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Published on October 16, 2017 at 10:04 pm by boredop

Actor Who Played Jim Lahey on ‘Trailer Park Boys’ Dead at 71

John Dunsworth acted in numerous CBC radio dramas and had many starring roles in stage productions at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax.

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Published on at 9:49 pm by Turn Table3

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 17th

Happy Birthday to Canadians Rick Mercer, Margot Kidder and Norm Macdonald; to actor George Wendt, rapper Eminem and country music’s Alan Jackson.
It was Oct. 17th when the NBC Radio Hollywood studios opened at Sunset and Vine; when the radio serial ‘Captain Midnight’ debuted on WGN Chicago, and when live TV coverage of the Canadian parliament debuted on Canadian cable services.
‘Hollywood Squares’ debuted on NBC daytime, a Barbra Streisand special ‘Belle of 14th Street’ aired on CBS-TV, and George W. Bush and Al Gore staged their 3rd televised debate,
The music world took a hit this date with the deaths of Tennessee Ernie Ford, Teresa Brewer, Alberta Hunter, Billy Williams, Mark Warnow, plus composers Viz Mizzy and Jay Livingston.
Details and ALL the milestones for Oct. 17th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Vancouver’s KiSS RADiO Becomes First Ever Fully Interactive Music Radio Station

The radio station is now allowing listeners to select the music played, all day, every day, through the KiSS RADiO app and website.

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Published on at 2:07 pm by mikedup

Rafe Mair Funeral Announcement

A funeral service  for the late Rafe Mair will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

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Published on at 9:15 am by boredop

Chicago has today’s almost forgotten track

as their career developed Chicago became one of the great middle of the road pop groups of all time, but when they began they were a rock band with a social conscience, as this performance from the early days demonstrates…

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Published on October 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 16th

Happy Birthday today to Angela Lansbury, Suzanne Somers, Merilee Rush, John Mayer, Kellie Martin and Tim Robbins.
Vancouver deejay Jack Cullen (pictured) aired his first ever ‘Owl Prowl’ on CKMO AM 1410;’
The Right to Happiness,’ a longrunning quarter hour daytime drama, debuted on the NBC Blue radio network;
‘The Bob Newhart Show’ aired its 100th episode on CBS-TV; the Vancouver-produced ‘Smallville’ debuted on the WB network; and the last episode of ‘Max Headroom’ aired on ABC-TV.
Among the celebrity deaths for Oct. 16th are Shirley Booth, Ken Carpenter, Barbara Billingsley, Lister Sinclair, Jean Shepherd, Ella Mae Morse, Gene Krupa, and Dan Dailey.
Details, and ALL the milestones for this date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says

“Unless the industry is set to make peace with a long and inevitable decline, radio needs to invest in strong and compelling digital services,” the report concludes

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Published on at 10:47 am by Voice Over

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Oct. 15th

Born this date were CBS radio/TV news anchor Robert Trout and TV host/announcer Art James, actors Dominic West, Linda Lavin and Penny Marshall, and TV chef Emeril Lagasse (pictured).
The music licensing organization ASCAP was formed; ‘I Love Lucy’ debuted on CBS-TV; early Seattle radio station KCPB became KIRO with 500 watts;
Vancouver’s CKLG FM signed on as an easy listening station (it’s now rocker C-FOX); Tom Snyder began an 8 year run on NBC late night with ‘The Tomorrow Show’; the Fox Business Network began programming on US cable systems; and Drew Carey took over as host of The Price is Right.
Signing off forever Oct. 15th were quizmaster Jack Narz, singers Terry Gilkyson and Edie Adams, and Canadian radio pioneer Billy Browne Sr.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on October 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson