Broadcast History - June 22

Broadcast History - June 22

Postby jon » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm

In 1992, long-time WABC Program Director and Consultant Rick Sklar died from complications during routine surgery. He began as a DJ at WPAC Patchogue (NY) in the early 1950s, before becoming a fixture in New York City. He joined Alan Freed at pioneering rock station WINS in 1955, stayed with WINS when they switched to a Top 40 format, moving to Top 40 competitor WMGM in 1960, which reverted to its former WHN call letters on February 28, 1962, before settling in for the long haul at WABC later in 1962, starting his NYC-based national radio consulting firm in 1978.

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In 1995, a court case between BC TEL and Shaw gave the CRTC legal authority to "mandate access and quality of service" for cable TV companies using telco-owned telephone poles.

In 1998, Top 40 DJ Rick Shaw died, at age 53, of an apparent heart attack. He began as Mike Morgan on KIMN Denver in 1966, moving to KILT Houston in 1969, WOR-FM New York City in 1971, WXLO NYC 1974, KQV Pittsburgh 1974, KLIF Dallas 1974, KFRC San Francisco 1975, KYUU San Francisco 1982 and KIOI San Francisco in 1989. At least two other DJs, still living, used the name Rick Shaw in the U.S.

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In 2005, CJAV's original owner, Harold Warren, died at age 90 in West Coast General Hospital in Port Alberni (B.C.). He also bought Alberni Cable Television in 1962, greatly expanding it over the years. Harold sold his last business in 1986. CJAV-1240 Port Alberni first signed on April 1, 1946, with 250 watts. The terrain of the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island, shielded by the local mountains, left the area with virtually no daytime radio reception. CJAV changed that, also bringing local-like signal coverage into Powell River, 75 km to the North East on the B.C. mainland. In its first year, CJAV hired two future legends of Greater Vancouver radio: Jack Cullen and Joe Chesney. CJAV switched to FM at 9:33 a.m. on September 2, 2005, on 93.3 MHz with 6000 watts, and is currently owned by Jim Pattison.
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