MONDAY in Broadcast History .. July 15th

IT WAS JULY 15th … when “Music and the Spoken Word” debuted on KSL Salt Lake City. It is still heard today on radio & TV & online…
When radio station CKLN 1420 first went on the air in Nelson, B.C….
When 24-year old singer Patti Page made her TV debut in a CBS summer replacement series for Perry Como..
When ‘One Life to Live’ began its 42-year run on ABC-TV daytime…
..and when cable news network MSNBC began operations in Secaucus, New Jersey, a joint project of Microsoft & NBC TV.
ALL the milestones for July 15th INSIDE.

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Published on July 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Harvey Weinstein Trial Fuels Rebirth of Court TV

The new owners bought Court TV’s name, logo and library, and will revive its practice of airing trials virtually in their entirety for much of the day while talking about trials and all things legal for the rest of the day.

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Published on at 10:18 am by mikedup

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. July 14th

IT WAS JULY 14th … when satirist Stan Freberg (pictured) debuted a weekly sketch comedy series on CBS Radio; it ran for 15 unsponsored weeks….
When one of the shock jock’s early forays into TV, “The Howard Stern Summer Show” premiered on WWOR-TV in New York City…
When TV trash-talk show host Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio…
..and when two distinguished network news anchors, CBS’s Douglas Edwards and NBC’s John Chancellor, were born.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on July 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SF Giants’ women broadcasters signal change in baseball’s old boys’ club

Renel Brooks-Moon is at the center of an ever-growing circle of 5 women in on-air roles with the San Francisco Giants.

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Published on at 6:19 pm by Radio Man

Saluting Radioman Sparky Taft!

probably the two most successful broadcasters in the Northwest are Pat O’Day, and Sparky. His family are the pioneers of broadcasting in the state of Washington. He personally, has been General Manager of 8 radio stations. Sparky built KRKO in Everett to be one of the most successful stations in the Northwest, kicking Seattle radio’s butts for many years.

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Published on at 1:57 pm by Michael Easton

The Mind-Blowing Amount of Time Americans Spend Watching TV

Netflix users streamed a whopping 52 billion-plus minutes of The Office in 2018, according to Nielsen figures, and 32.6 billion minutes of Friends.

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Published on at 1:00 pm by clockwatcher

Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry sticking around and standing fast

Last weekend a report suggested Sportsnet might not retain Cherry – sending shockwaves through a country that’s watched the HNIC fixture since 1982.


Published on at 11:10 am by mikedup

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. July 13th

IT WAS JULY 13th .. when Allan Slaight bought rocker CFOX in Montreal and within two weeks turned its music to Country ..
When BBC Radio banned “No One Is Innocent” by the Sex Pistols….
When sportscaster Howard Cosell said that he was “tired of being tied to the football mentality” and asked to be released from duties on ABC’s Monday Night Football…
..and when Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler (pictured) announced he was leaving FOX-TV’s American Idol after two seasons, to focus his attention back on the band.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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

Research Director Inc. Analyzes Latest Seattle Radio PPM’s

KISW moved back to #1 (18-34) for the first time since AUGUST thanks to its best share in over a year.

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Published on at 8:19 pm by boredop

$5 Billion Fine Approved for Facebook

The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a tech company. But it won’t make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly $56 billion in revenue last year.


Published on at 8:08 pm by News Beat