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TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 17th

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Born on this date were singers Barry Manilow and Red Foley, actors Greg Kinnear and Ralph Bellamy, and former allnight talk host Art Bell. The Suspense radio show debuted on this date, the Grand Ole Opry began webcasting, RCA Victor signed Perry Como to a recording contract, and The Walton's Mary-Ellen shocked her fans when she posed nude for Playboy magazine. Signing off forever on June 17th were singers Kate Smith and the Happy Gang's Bert Pearl, along with actors Jeff Chandler, who played Mr. Boynton on the Our Miss Brooks radio show, Arthur Franz and Cyd Charisse. Details of these and scores of other anniversaries INSIDE.

CBC Vancouver TV to Drop Sports Package/Revamp Show

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CBC Vancouver is dropping its current full sports package setup after the FIFA fames end.... come inside, Harvey Oberfeld has more

Why Casey Kasem Mattered

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Casey Kasem left each of us with our own unique stories of remembrance. When Casey spoke, we all turned the radio up. He inspired many of us and gave us someone to look up to in an industry we are attracted to. So as we move on with our careers in media, hacking our way through a very different landscape than when Kasem was in during his prime, let Casey Kasem’s words recharge you and maybe even help you do a reset.

Alex Trebek Claims Game Show Hosting Longevity Record

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The Guinness World Records named Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with the benchmark “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter.” Trebek has hosted a whopping 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy! since he took the job in 1984.

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. June 16th

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ON THIS DAY in 1895 comedian Stan Laurel was born in Lancashire England. With his portly pal Oliver Hardy he formed the classical comedy double act Laurel...

Lara Logan Returns to ‘Iraq Expert’ Status at CBS News

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Today Lara Logan was featured by host Bob Schieffer on CBS-TV's Face the Nation to detail the background to the current terrorist crisis in Iraq.

Casey Kasem Dead at Age 82

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The legendary CASEY KASEM, who was literally the voice of a generation as host and co-creator of the AMERICAN TOP 40 syndicated radio show, has died on FATHER's DAY (6/15) at age 82 after complications from Lewy Body Dementia, a degenerative condition similar to Parkinson's Disease.

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. June 15th

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The date that gave us musicians David Rose, Errol Garner, Waylon Jennings and Janet Lennon; as well as actors Helen Hunt, Courteney Cox, Jim Belushi and Jim Varney. Al Jolson and his Canadian wife Ruby Keeler co-starred on the Lux Radio Theatre's 3rd broadcast from Hollywood. Hee Haw began its 25-year run on TV, Bob Barker's final "The Price is Right" aired on CBS-TV, and John Lennon first met Paul McCartney. It was also the date video of Vancouver's Stanley Cup riots went viral. June 15th was the date we lost jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Wes Montgomery, as well as conductor/composer Meredith Wilson, London Ontario's Hume Cronyn, actor Victor French, and the lead singer with Toronto's singing "Four Lads," Jimmy Arnold. Details of these and scores more anniversaries INSIDE.

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. June 14th

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ON THIS DAY in 1908 orchestra leader John Scott Trotter was born in Charlotte NC. He was musical director for Bing Crosby on NBC Radio's "Kraft Music...

CKRD Radio Aircheck 5

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Mark Summers takes us back to 1981 in Red Deer at CKRD Here's a pic of Hockey famer Ron MacLean who once worked at the station