Thursday, October 21, 2021

Industry News

Power 92 Radio Aircheck 1

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Flashback Time!!! Here's Rob and Audie at Power 92 in 1993.

Gas Prices: It’s About GREED … And Lazy Media: Plain and...

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Harvey Oberfeld: Let’s take a look .....What's REALLY behind the price increases at the pump, and why few media are reporting it.

Ben Fong-Torres: Casey Kept Reaching for Perfection

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Casey Kasem, Rick Dees & Ben Fong-Torres in pic

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. June 22nd

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It was the date of birth for actors Ralph Waite and Meryl Streep, singers Kris Kristofferson and Cyndi Lauper, and '60 Minutes' correspondent Ed Bradley. Gordon Lightfoot's 'Sundown' hit #1, the Beatles had their first formal recording session, Dennis Miller debuted as a commentator on Monday Night Football, and the 11-year run of 'The Groucho Show' (You Bet Your Life) ended on NBC. June 22nd saw the passing of Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, George Carlin, Dennis Day and Ann Landers. Details of these and other milestones for the date INSIDE.

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. June 21st

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June 21st gave us Canadian broadcast pioneer Ted Rogers Sr., actress Mariette Hartley, and both parents on TVs Family Ties, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross. Columbia Records introduced the LP record, Bobby Darin's first million-seller,'Splish Splash' was released, and Victoria's The Zone took over the 91.3 FM dial position. Entertainment luminaries dying on this date include bandleader Bert Kaempfert, singers June Christy and Arthur Prysock, and actor & TV star Carroll O'Connor. Details of these and ALL the celebrity anniversaries for June 21st INSIDE.

John Barton Celebration of Life

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Longtime broadcaster John Barton, who left his unique mark with listeners in Red Deer, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Victoria, died in Victoria in April at age 82, after a two-year battle with leukemia. A celebration of life will be held Saturday August 9th from 1 to 4 pm at Rotary Welsh Park at 2949 Island Highway in Qualicum Beach.

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. June 20th

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This is the birthdate of Anne Murray, John Goodman, Lionel Ritchie and Chet Atkins. Ed Sullivan hosted his first Sunday night TV variety hour, American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute prime time special, Johnny Carson got married for the 4th and final time,Don Messer's Jubilee aired for the final time in its live slot after Saturday night hockey, and Betty Kennedy of the CBC's Front Page Challenge was appointed to the Senate. Departing this 'mortal coil' on this date were erudite radio quizmaster Clifton Fadiman, and Canadian trumpeter Bobby Gimby. Details of these and scores more anniversaries INSIDE.

Former KJR Disc Jockey To Head KGO

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His on-air name was Kevin O'Brien and he was a KJR Super Jock!

The Lounge Morning Man Battles Cancer

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Parksville Radio Morning Man Patrick Nicholson leaves post for treatment in Victoria

Broadcaster brings his faith to the airwaves

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Elmer Hildebrand of Golden West Broadcasting started his radio career in 1957 as a copy writer...