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17
Nov
Dear Abbie...

Dear Abbie...

You have probably driven past the building 100 times and wondered who this person was. Well, this is what Abbie J. Lane looked like.
Ms. Lane was an extraordinary woman who took on duties decades ago that women seldom did.

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03
Nov
Dominik Diamond back on the air — but not in Nova Scotia

Dominik Diamond back on the air — but not in Nova Scotia

On October 20, former Radio 965 morning guy Dominik Diamond launched the Dominik Diamond Show. It is syndicated in markets as far down as Cleveland and Pittsburgh. It hasn’t yet been picked up by a Nova Scotia radio station.
Curious thing about Dominik: his Scottish accent becomes more pronounced the longer he lives in Canada.
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20
Oct
Remembering Walter Fitzgerald

Remembering Walter Fitzgerald

‘Googie’ was made for politics, and politics was made for him

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20
Oct
Big sad goodbye to CBC digs

Big sad goodbye to CBC digs

I see where the General Manager position at K-Rock in New Minas is up for grabs. Will MacKay is leaving the Valley and moving back to Ottawa. His wife, Lea Miller, is going with him, which frees up a part-time gig at Radio 965 in Halifax. If you want a part-time on air job at a Halifax Newcap station, here is your opportunity.  You’re welcome.

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06
Oct
Let’s take a hard look at rural radio

Let’s take a hard look at rural radio

Last time I mentioned the new Classic Rock station in New Glasgow, to which I wished my best. But I can’t be nearly as charitable toward its sister station, East Coast FM, the former CKEC.
While I am happy they still have a spoken word locally produced news show, and some in-house music programs, I have but one word for its day-to-day playlist: Blech.

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