Broadcast History - July 3

Broadcast History - July 3

Postby jon » Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:10 pm

In 1955, Guy King (Tom Clay) climbed atop a billboard in Shelton Square and played "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley until he was arrested by police. He was a DJ at WWOL Buffalo.

In 1961, Dan Ingram did his first show on WABC-AM New York City. He was filling in for Chuck Dunaway.

In 1970, Casey Kasem counts down his first "American Top 40" (KDEO in El Cajon, California airs the program a day before the other six original affiliates).


In 1978, the FCC finally got Supreme Court backing for its reprimand to WBAI-FM New York for airing George Carlin's "Filthy Words" comedy skit.

In 1980, Central Ontario Televison Ltd. was renamed C.A.P. Communications Ltd., in honour of founder Carl A. Pollock. On May 1, 1988, the company officially became a division of Electrohome -- at one time, the largest Canadian-owned consumer electronics company. That same year, they acquired Edmonton's CFRN Radio and Television.

In 1985, CKRD Red Deer (Alberta) was approved by the CRTC to move from 850 KHz to 700 KHz and increase power from 10,000 watts day and 1000 watts night to 50,000 watts day and 25,000 watts night. The transmitter was moved from Penhold to a site near Innisfail. CKRD originally signed on in May 1949, on 1230 KHz with 250 watts, where it remained until 1954. The station made the switch to FM in 2000, on 105.5 MHz with 100,000 watts under new call letters, CHUB-FM.


In 2001, it was announced that News anchor Pamela Martin would be leaving CHAN-TV for CIVT-TV, to join Bill Good, Jr., who had made a similar announcement on May 16th. That same year, CHAN switched from CTV to Global and CIVT became the new CTV affiliate. CIVT first signed on in 1997 on channel 32, and channel 9 on cable.

In 2007, Paul Larsen and Clear Sky launched their first station. CJOC 94.1 in Lethbridge, AB with a soft rock/easy listening format.
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