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Sep
Songs so nice, they play them twice, er, two billion times...

Songs so nice, they play them twice, er, two billion times...

I got my first radio when I was 10 years old. December 25, 1974. Christmas was on a Wednesday that year.

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24
Aug
Q104 ranting about Q104 ranters

Q104 ranting about Q104 ranters

I was watching Global news the weekend of August 15 and was taken aback by an item regarding the donair crawl in downtown Halifax. The anchor pronounced that tasty treat “Don Air,” which was a dead giveaway that she was not from these parts. Moreover, there were more visual clues that the weekend news is no longer broadcast from Halifax.

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10
Aug
Is there hope on the horizon for radio news?

Is there hope on the horizon for radio news?

Let us begin, my lovelies, with some short C100 snappers:
l    Zach Bedford has been promoted to be the assistant program director at both C100 and The Bounce.

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27
Jul
Desperately Seeking Wally Milan’s mug & Peter Donat’s house

Desperately Seeking Wally Milan’s mug & Peter Donat’s house

A couple columns ago, I wrote about my early years listening to Annapolis Valley Radio. I wrote in particular about one jock, a guy named Wally Milan, whose real name was Doug MacMillan.
I met him for about 10 seconds in August of 1977, when I had won my very first thing on the radio from him. He swore at me, gave me my KISS Love Gun album, and walked off.

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13
Jul
The Stan Carew concert that never was

The Stan Carew concert that never was

Stan Carew died alone at the age of 64. His roommate Gabe Minnikin found him at home the morning of July 6.
Although plenty of his CBC colleagues have spoken out about this loss, there’s no shortage of private radio folk who all feel the need to talk about what Stan meant to them.

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