The Commission approves an application by Blackgold Broadcasting Inc. for a broadcasting license to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station to serve Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. Come Inside and Read More...
When Lorie Lindsay started in the biz almost three decades ago, management didn’t want women in radio to use their real last name because “it would be a big security risk,”
Old Time Radio hosts Jack Bailey, Jimmy Wallington and John Conte were born on this date, along with Penny Singleton, Hoagy Carmichael, Tom Conway, josh Charles and Cannonball Adderly. Several popular TV shows aired for the first time on Sept. 15, including NBC's' L.A.Law', 'Columbo', 'Lost in Space' and 'The Martin Short Show'; 'Green Acres' and 'Bachelor Father' on CBS-TV, and 'The Lone Ranger' on ABC-TV. 'L.A.Law' and 'Murphy Brown' were big winners at the Emmys, Elvis Presley's 'Don't Be Cruel' began a 5-week run as the #1 song, and Barbra Streisand's 'Happening in Central Park' aired on CBS-TV. Obits this date include 'Match Game's Brett Somers, announcer Andre Baruch, pianist Bill Evans, Canadian Tv journalist Warner Troyer, prolific radio & TV actress Virginia Gregg, and broadcast evangelist Garner Ted Armstrong. Come INSIDE for all the milestones.
After the recent heated radio application process in Surrey which ended with the Badh family backed South Fraser Broadcasting getting a Surrey FM station, the CRTC is looking to shut down the “pirate” Punjabi stations from across the border, ironically one of them owned by the Badhs.
The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will formally induct nine new members Saturday. Well, as formally as you can at a seafood restaurant (Spenger’s in Berkeley). The luncheon event will also reconfirm the naming of KSAN-FM, in its progressive rock years, as the Hall of Fame’s Legendary Station of the year.
The TV Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore, actor Sam Neill, actress Joey Heatherton and baseball announcer Jerry Coleman were born this date. 'Mork & Mindy', 'F- Troop', and the third season of 'The Flintstones' debuted on ABC-TV; Richard Boone's 'Have Gun Will Travel' and 'The Waltons' got started on CBS-TV; the radio soap opera 'Big Sister' debuted on CBS, while 'Ironside', 'The Golden Girls' and the short-lived 'My Mother the Car' debuted on NBC-TV. 'Entertainment Tonight' started its 30 year run in syndication, and Chubby Checkers' 'The Twist' was song #1. Signing out and taking their final bows Sept. 14th were Patrick Swayze, Laugh In's Henry Gibson, Vancouver's Winston Reckart, Barbara Jo Allen of 'Vera Vague' fame, Latin bandleader Prez Prado, and Gertrude Berg of 'The Goldbergs.' ALL the milestones for the date are found INSIDE.
CBC executives told the federal regulator it is time to turn off free signals and allow conventional TV stations such as CBC and CTV to charge distributors a fee for carrying their channels in basic packages – even if that cost is passed on to customers.
We first heard of Drex, when Premier Christy Clark appeared on his radio program, and was asked the infamous MILF question. He got fired soon after, and it made a lot of news. Come Inside and Listen to this engaging conversation...
By Greg Douglas, Special to The Vancouver Sun September 12, 2014 Columnist Greg Douglas, a.k.a. 'Dr. Sport.' Photograph: Vancouver Sun files . SCENE & HEARD: Tom Larscheid (pictured,below) established...
Born this date were actresses Jean Smart, Nell Carter and Barbara Bain, singers Dick Haymes, David Clayton Thomas and Mel Torme, and broadcast insiders Fred Silverman, Tyler Perry and Tavis Smiley. Vaudevillian Eddie Cantor made his first national broadcast on NBC radio, 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' 'Law and Order', and 'Car 54 Where Are You' debuted on NBC-TV, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' began its nine year run on CBS-TV, 'The Rockford Files' and 'Police Woman' debuted the same night on NBC-TV, and Canada's Guess Who played their final gig together at the Montreal Forum. Frank Sinatra recorded 'The Tender Trap', Jo Stafford had a #1 hit with 'You Belong to Me', and Abba opened their first North American tour in Edmonton. ALL the radio & TV milestones for Sept. 13th INSIDE.