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FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 17th

Happy Birthday to Canadians Gordon Lightfoot, Lorne Michaels and Rachel McAdams. Also born this date were the late Rock Hudson, Archie Campbell and Jack Lescoulie.
Calgary’s CHQR began broadcasting at 810 KHz with 10,000 watts;
Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy became overnight sensations after guesting on NBC radio’s ‘Rudy Vallee Show’;
Rush Limbaugh returned to the airwaves after a month in drug rehab;
FOX-TV aired the US’ first condom ad;
longtime CBS newsman Roger Mudd (pictured) began working for NBC News;
and Elton John recorded his next album live on New York’s WABC-FM.
Passing away Nov. 17th were Chicago radio children’s favorite Ireene Wicker, big band singer Bob Eberly, announcer Bill Baldwin, and country music’s Don Gibson.
Details and ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on November 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Fresh Radio Edmonton launches Christmas Friday

Are there changes about to be made at Fresh Radio Edmonton besides the yearly flip to Christmas? Possibly. Rumors have swirled all year and more so in recent weeks.

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Published on at 12:04 pm by Brian Cook

Sen. Al Franken Apologizes to Woman Radio Host He Groped and Forcibly Kissed

“I don’t know what was in my head when I took that picture, and it doesn’t matter,” Franken said. “There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself.”

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Published on at 11:42 am by Ron Robinson

Layoffs at NL Broadcasting, including departure of Rick “The Bear” Wile

NL Broadcasting — which owns Radio NL 610 AM, Country 103 and 97.5 The River — was purchased earlier this year by Newcap Radio, a Nova Scotia-based broadcasting company with 95 radio stations across Canada, including three in Vancouver and one each in Kelowna and Penticton. The sale was finalized in June.

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Published on at 9:24 am by Voice Over

Community Radio in Seattle Fights Back Against Corporate Behemoths

There’s not a lot of room for a radio equivalent of the local blog, which can serve smaller communities like neighborhoods and immigrant groups. That’s where low power FM (commonly referred to as LPFM) community radio stations come in.

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Published on November 15, 2017 at 9:41 pm by mikedup

Manfred Mann has today’s almost forgotten track

Manfred Mann and his band occasionally recorded their own compositions, but the ones usually released as singles generally came from other writers, including, often, Bob Dylan…

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Published on at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. Nov. 16th

It’s the date of birth for Burgess Meredith, Daws Butler, Mary Margaret McBride, Jim Jordan (of ‘Fibber McGee’ fame), Nanaimo jazz pianist Diana Krall, and ace Vancouver radio reporter George Garrett.
NBC began a two night showiing of ‘The Godfather,’ for which it paid $10 million;
Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jerry Lee Lewis performed on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show;
the 100th episode of ‘The X-Files’ aired on FOX;
Walter Cronkite hosted ‘Sinatra: an American Original’ on CBS-TV;
and David Bowie’s first TV special aired on NBC’s ‘Midnight Special.’
Tennessee Ernie Ford’s ‘Sixteen Tons’ began an 8 week run as the #1 song; Patsy Cline recorded her next Top 10 hit ‘I Fall to Pieces’; and The Beatles recorded their second performance for Radio Luxembourg.
ALL the milestones for Nov, 16th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Warm 106.9 is (Again) First Local All-Xmas Music Station

“This is our ‘Big Game’ every year, but this year seems to be a little more special with the social and political mood of our nation,” PD RON HARRELL said

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Published on at 3:46 pm by boredop

C-FAX Loses Pamela McCall in Bell Belt Tightening

A veteran and experienced radio talk show host, Pamela McCall and her 1-3 pm show has been replaced with Bell Media’s national radio talk show hosted by Evan Solomon.

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Published on at 3:38 pm by Turn Table3

Peter Weissbach, Edmonton/Vancouver/Seattle/Portland Talk Radio Host, Died Nov. 11

Standing no taller than five foot six, yet so full of life’s fire, so intense was his inquisitiveness, so forceful was his personality, one could not fail to notice his presence fill any room he walked into.

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Published on at 1:07 pm by clockwatcher