MONDAY in Broadcast History .. June 9th

This date gave birth to Les Paul, Cole Porter, Jackie Wilson and Jackie Mason, not to mention TV journalist Marvin Kalb. The novelty hit Purple People Eater reached #1 on the charts, Bobby Darin played his first date in Las Vegas, Tony Bennett played Carnegie Hall; and comedian Richard Pryor suffered life-threatening burns while freebasing cocaine. Departing this vale of tears on June 9th were quizmaster Allen Ludden, Carol Burnett's ex Joe Hamilton, Penticton-born actress Alexis Smith, and UK orchestra leader Frank Chacksfield. Details of these and scores more June 9th anniversaries INSIDE.

Andrew Weaver – BC Green Party – Silencing critics instead of debating them

But Andrew, it's called 'freedom of speech' What Hypocrisy!!! Listen up People!

TSN 1290 Ramping Up Blue Bombers Coverage

TSN Winnipeg to increase its coverage of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Jason Manning to Corus Winnipeg

Jason Manning is off to Winnipeg for his newest role. He most recently was PD at The Ocean 98.5 and Jack FM for Rogers in Victoria.

Canada’s North Next Target for Putin Aggression by Harvey Oberfeld

Russia’s Vladimir Putin has been taking advantage of Barack Obama’s penchant for talk, but little real action in the face of repeated territorial aggression by Russia over the past few years and now in the Ukraine. And that’s why Putin has been poking/insulting Canada so publicly lately ...he has a plan ... and it involves territory in the North we THINK is ours ...

Ben Fong-Torres: Where Have All the Jingles Gone?

As different as they may not sound, radio station jingles serve important purposes: to promote DJ shows, contests, station-produced concerts and, of course, the stations themselves. They are, essentially, commercials for the station, and they are known as “audio imaging and contesting elements,” or sweepers, according to Ron Hummel, who has been producing them for almost 40 years.