Dana Perino’s Tips For Democrats Considering Whether to Appear on Fox News

Democrat politicians are aware that Fox News draws the largest audience of the cable newsers. But they’re also oftentimes leery of speaking with the network’s hosts, some of whom may have insulted them in the past and most of whom lean conservative.

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Published on May 13, 2019 at 8:11 am by clockwatcher

RIP Doris Day, America’s Archetypal Girl Next Door, 97

Doris suffered the agony of watching her beloved only child die of an untreatable tumour. She retreated to a house in California, surrounding herself with animals and campaigning for their welfare.

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Published on at 7:31 am by mikedup

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. May 13th

IT WAS MAY 13th ….when “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch” ended its 16 years as a Sunday afternoon staple on CBS Radio (Gene is pictured)…
When the ‘Kraft Music Hall,’ now starring Milton Berle, ended a record 26 years on NBC radio & TV ….
When the game-changing ‘Pat Burns Hotline’ debuted on AM 600 CJOR in Vancouver …
When the 200th episode of the sitcom ‘Murphy Brown’ aired on CBS TV ….
..and when the CBC’s flagship TV news shows The National and The Journal were moved from 10 pm to 9 pm. (The move was a failure & was soon reversed.)
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Peggy Lipton, Actress in TV’s ‘Mod Squad,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 72

Previously married to composer and record producer Quincy Jones, Lipton was the mother of Rashida Jones.

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Published on at 7:46 am by boredop

Chuck’s Classics, featuring Tennessee Ernie Ford

Sixteen Tons in 1955 was an unexpected hit for Ford

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Published on May 11, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

MOTHER’s DAY in Broadcast History .. Sun. May 12th

IT WAS MAY 12th .. when syndicated gossip columnist Walter Winchell (pictured) made his radio debut on New York’s WABC…
When after 46 years Toronto-born Morley Safer announced his retirement from CBS TV’s 60 Minutes …
When Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (just back from his military service in Germany) appeared on the ABC TV special ‘Welcome Back Elvis”…
When CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show was headlined by Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, along with comedians Richard Pryor and Rodney Dangerfield …
When shares in CHUM Radio were first traded on the Toronto stock exchange …
..and when the final episode of “The Incredible Hulk” was first telecast on CBS.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Jim Fowler of TV’s ‘Wild Kingdom’ Dead at 89

Jim Fowler was a towering wildlife enthusiast who brought pumas, anacondas and birds of prey to prime-time television in the long-running “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.”

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Published on at 12:29 pm by mikedup

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. May 11th

IT WAS MAY 11th …. when the Bureau of Broadcast Measurement (BBM) was formed as a non-profit Canadian radio ratings service…
When the pioneering kids TV show, The Pinky Lee Show, aired for the final time on NBC-TV…
When Buddy Holly and the Crickets auditioned for CBS-TV’s “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,” but were rejected and didn’t get to the air…
When the Monty Python comedy troupe was formed in the UK….
..and when John Lennon appeared (with wife Yoko Ono) on ABC TV’s “Dick Cavett Show” (pictured).
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on May 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Jared Fallon moves from Q102 Philadelphia to 106.1 KISS-FM Seattle as Program Director

Fallon takes on the day-to-day programming duties of KBKS from Tim ‘Romeo’ Herbster, who continues as Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Pacific Northwest.

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Published on at 7:33 pm by Turn Table3

Alex Trebek opens up about dealing with staggering cancer pain while taping ‘Jeopardy’

The longtime “Jeopardy!” host discussed working through agonizing cancer pain while trying to make it through taping sessions.

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Published on at 2:50 pm by Radio Man