Recent Moves … Seattle and Chilliwack

The comings and goings of Seth Wayne, Michael King, Ann Marie Mulholland, Kerry Grace and John Vosper, etc.

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Published on December 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm by mikedup

Legendary CTV Toronto News anchor Ken Shaw retiring

The Canadian News Hall of Fame member will be on the air until Jan. 6, 2020, which will mean he has been on Toronto’s television airwaves in parts of six decades.


Published on at 11:22 am by clockwatcher

CBC Losing Viewers, Ad Revenue Plunging

CBC has one of the biggest advantages ever enjoyed by a ‘media organization.’


Published on at 9:28 am by News Beat

Chuck’s Christmas Classics, featuring The Carpenters

Karen and Richard Carpenter, Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

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Published on December 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

DECEMBER 7th in Broadcast History .. Saturday

Dec. 7th gave us radio’s king of horror writing Arch Oboler, Mary Tyler Moore’s TV newsman Ted Knight, music men Tom Waits and Harry Chapin, and actors Rod Cameron and Ellen Burstyn.
Radio brought us the news of Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor;
KCTS signed on on Seattle channel 9 bringing Public Television to the Northwest;
CHPQ AM1370 in Parksville signed on; some 35 years later KSQM 91.5 Sequim Wash. signed on;
Instant Replay was used for the first time on CBS-TV’s telecast of the Army-Navy football game;
the Christmas special ‘Frosty the Snowman’ (pictured) debuted on CBS-TV;
and The Beatles were seen for the first time on North American television.
ALL the milestones for Dec. 7th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Ottawa Moves: Mark Sutcliffe Cuts his 4 Hr Talk Show to 1 Hr; and Three Cut by CTV

Radio host Sutcliffe announced he’s cutting down his show to focus more on business.

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Published on at 5:49 pm by mikedup

Toronto Fans bid farewell to long-time CBC‘Metro Morning’ host Matt Galloway

Beginning Jan. 6 Galloway is sliding into Anna Maria Tremonti’s former role as host of CBC’s flagship current affairs program “The Current.” 

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Published on at 11:02 am by Turn Table3

New General Manager At JPBG Prince George Division

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is delighted to announce that effective January 1, 2020 the new General Manager joining CKPG Television, 99.3 The Drive, 101.3 The River and in Prince George will be Kevin Gemmell.

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Published on at 8:25 am by Michael Easton

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Dec. 6th

It’s the date of birth for the late Agnes Moorehead, Wally Cox and Bobby Van.
Calvin Coolidge gave the first presidential address to be carried on radio;
‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ was seen for the first time on NBC;
‘Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,’ already a hit on radio, became a simulcast on CBS-TV;
psychologist Joyce Brothers (pictured) won the top prize on CBS-TV’s ‘$64,000 Question’;
and Moose Jaw’s pioneer radio station CHAB moved to its current dial position at 800 KHz.
Obits include singer Roy Orbison, actor Don Ameche, puppeteer Burr Tillstrom of Kukla, Fran and Olly, and ‘Aunt Bee’ of ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ Frances Bavier.
ALL the milestones for Dec 6th INSIDE.

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Published on December 5, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Abbotsford Radio Ratings .. Fall 2019

Rogers’Country 107.1 continues to grow its audience, despite the huge number of competitive out-of-town signals available in Abbotsford.

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Published on at 12:26 pm by boredop