Broadcast History - January 5

Broadcast History - January 5

Postby jon » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:22 pm

In 1955, legendary KFRC San Francisco morning man (1973-86) Dr. Don Rose was first heard on the Radio, doing his first air shift in Beatrice, Nebraska, while attending the University of Nebraska. He became well known at WQXI Atlanta and WFIL Philadelphia, where he was named Billboard Magazine's Disc Jockey of the Year, a title he received again at KFRC. Dr. Don was born Donald Rosenberg on July 5, 1934, in North Platte, Nebraska. He barely survived heart surgery in 1972, and spent the rest of his life in pain. He retired after suffering a heart attack on the air in 1988 at K101 San Francisco. Don died in his sleep of pneumonia on March 29, 2005.

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In 1962, CFAY-FM Victoria finally found a usable frequency: 100.3 MHz. An FM station had been licensed to CFAX, but GM Roy Parrett appealed to the BBG (Board of Broadcast Governors) in September 1961 after discovering that the only two available FM frequencies assigned to Victoria were both severely impaired. One was occupied by KPRN Seattle and the other was right next to an Edmonds station. As a result of Parrett's complaint, the Department of Transport negotiated a new international agreement reserving FM frequencies for Canadian cities across the country. Including seven for Victoria. CFAY-FM was assigned 100.3 on this day in 1962. But, the station never got on the air, and the CFAY call letters were appropriated for a pirate radio station in Surrey in the late 1960s.
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