THURSDAY in Broadcast History .. June 4th

IT WAS JUNE 4th …. when NBC-TV’s “The Monkees” won an Emmy award for outstanding comedy series.
When ABC-TV’s “Bobby Sherman TV Special” aired, featuring guest performers The 5th Dimension…
When the final episode of “The Waltons” aired on CBS TV, though six TV movies followed over the next 15 years …
When the CBC’s prairie radio powerhouse CBK AM 540 lost its transmission tower in a severe windstorm …
.. and when the final episode of the sitcom “Married With Children” aired on FOX.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on June 3, 2020 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Seattle Sounders Dismiss Broadcaster & Former Coach Alan Hinton Over Tweets

Hinton said Wednesday that he believes the Sounders are using his comments as an excuse to part ways with him, a move he thinks is more financially motivated.

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Published on at 8:23 pm by Ron Robinson

NAB And RAB Scrap Planned Radio Show In Nashville

The Radio Show Steering Committee will instead focus its energies in the coming weeks on a virtual event similar to the online NAB Show Express the NAB organized for last month to replace the Las Vegas conference. That replacement was deemed a success after it was attended by an estimated 40,000 industry professionals.

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Published on at 3:41 pm by boredop

Calgary Radio PPM’s .. Feb. 24 – May 24 2020

News/Talk CHQR rode a’ big improvement back to the #1 spot in the 12+ book, followed by CBC Radio One and XL 103. KiSS FM was a big loser.

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Published on at 11:51 am by Ron Robinson

Edmonton Radio PPM’s.. Feb. 24 – May 24 2020

CBC Radio 1 is on top of the heap, CHED has moved back into 2nd place, with Breeze in 3rd Spot
Amazing jump and Great book for CFCW, climbing 3.1 points…

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Published on at 11:11 am by Voice Over

Vancouver Radio PPM’s .. Feb. 24 – May 24 2020

News/Talk CKNW extends its lead atop the 12+ book, and JR Country has a great book, jumping into 3rd. QM/FM crashes badly, dropping to 5th.

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Published on at 10:51 am by Ron Robinson

Chuck’s Classics, featuring R.E.M.

Daysleeper in 1998 a hit for R.E.M. R.E.M. an alternative rock band formed in 1980. They have sold over 80 million records.

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Published on June 2, 2020 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

WEDNESDAY in Broadcast History .. June 3rd

IT WAS JUNE 3rd …when Dragnet (with Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday) was first heard on radio (KFI in Los Angeles), a month before it went nationak on NBC…
When Victoria and Vancouver got their first ‘local’ TV service as Bellingham’s KVOS-TV signed on from Mount Constitution …
When the Hollywood Palace on ABC-TV hosted the first North American performance by The Rolling Stones…
When the characters of Nancy & Chris Hughes returned to CBS-TV’s ‘As the World Turns’, after an absence of 5 years…
and when the final episode of the original ‘Star Trek’ series aired on NBC.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

#BlackOutTuesday spreads across social media in protest against George Floyd killing

Major broadcasters, music streaming companies and more are joining with celebrities and music labels in halting or altering their regular operations Tuesday to express solidarity with U.S. and international protests against the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

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Published on at 6:37 pm by Ron Robinson

A ‘Zoom’ Celebration of Canadian Radio’s First 100 Years

To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of radio in Canada we thought it might be fun to share some of the stories that drew many of us closer to the magic of that little box. Whether we were in it or simply listening to its music, news, sports, drama or the many stories that it shared – we all have great moments around the radio.

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Published on at 6:21 pm by boredop