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MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 4th

This date gave us the great Louis Armstrong, actors Billy Bob Thornton and Richard Belzer, and morning TV producer Michael Gelman. General Electric's pioneer radio station signed on in Schenectady N.Y. with 100,000 watts, the series 'Crime Doctor' debuted on CBS radio, the Everly Brothers performed on TV's Ed Sullivan Show, John Lennon began work on his final album, and Prince's 'Purple Rain' began a 24 week reign atop the pop charts. Obits included BCTV anchorman Robert Malcolm, music's Eddie Condon and Lee Hazlewood, media tycoon Sir Roy Thomson, and funnyman/singer Frank Fontaine. ALL the milestones for Aug. 4th INSIDE.

San Francisco Radio Waves: The Pair that Led KCBS to #1

by Ben Fong-Torres, Radio Waves, San Francisco Chronicle Aug. 3, 2014 KCBS uses state-of-the-art equipment, but Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor read the...

Ex-Atlanta Braves Broadcaster Pete Van Wieren, Dead at 69

By Mark Townsend , Big League Stew (MLB blog)  Aug. 3 2014   Even if you weren't an Atlanta Braves fan growing up in 70s and 80s, chances are the...

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Aug. 3rd

It was the date of birth of Tony Bennett, domestic diva Martha Stewart, Canadians Brent Butt and Mike Holmes, 'Today's early news anchor Frank Blair, actor Martin Sheen and bandleader Ray Bloch. Paul McCartney formed a new band Wings, the late Patsy Cline was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, early radio's 1st drama series debuted on WGY Schenectady, Garth Brooks performed in New York's Central Park for HBO, and ABC-TV debuted 'Prime Time Live.' Fading to black this date were KGO's Ron Lyons, sportscaster Skip Caray, singer Bobby Hebb, actress/producer Ida Lupino, and edgy comedian Lenny Bruce. All the August 3rd milestones INSIDE.

‘American Idol’ Alum Michael Johns Dies at 35

12:27 PM PDT 8/2/2014 by Shirley Halperin, Fred Bronson, . The singer-songwriter's albums include 2009's "Hold Back My Heart."   Michael Johns, a finalist onAmerican Idol season seven,...

MidEast Media Coverage Bias

University of Ottawa Professor and Sun Media contributor John Robson takes on the laughable bias of media reporting in the Middle East with host Brian Lilley.

SATURDAY in Broadcasting History .. Aug. 2nd

It's the birthday of actors Carroll O'Connor, Gary Merrill, Myrna Loy and Mary Louise Parker. TV stations in Victoria, Ottawa and three other Ontario cities were rebranded A Channel, Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin made her TV debut on American Bandstand, and a Hollywood funeral was held for Mama Cass Elliott. Departing this vale of tears on Aug. 2nd were funny people Jack Kirkwood and Totie Fields, pupeteer Shari Lewis, singer Jimmy Jones, and telephone invewntor Alexander Graham Bell. Details and ALL the date's milestones INSIDE.

Signing off: Bill Good Reflects on 50 Years in Broadcasting

Yes. As a youngster, I watched my dad, who was a very prominent sports broadcaster, travel the world, meet interesting people, always seeming to be having a good time and being well compensated for it. My mother says when I was four years old I was speaking into a spoon pretending it was a microphone, so there was never any doubt in my mind what I wanted to do. Read More Inside...

New Imaging for Kelowna’s Q 103.1

Kelowna's Hotest Hits Turns Up The Heat on Sun FM

NEW: Calgary’s 90.3 AMP Doubles Down on Music

90.3 AMP in Calgary has embarked on a bold new strategy to present Calgary with a radio station that actually plays twice as many songs. The station is now branded as “Twice The Music”,