Broadcast History - June 24

Broadcast History - June 24

Postby jon » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:19 pm

In 1959, the CBC reverses its decision to cancel Preview Commentary after discussions in Parliament about suggestions that the cancellation was due to federal government pressure. A dozen or more CBC employees had resigned over the original decision -- sources vary on the actual number of resignations. Time magazine covered the story in its July 20, 1959 issue.

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In 1970, the CRTC approved the sale of CKLW-TV Windsor to CFTO Toronto (75%) and the CBC (25%), with the CBC to become full owner by the end of the new five year license period. The sale by General Tire, through its RKO subsidiary, was forced by the CRTC's foreign ownership regulations, introduced in 1969. The CBC took full ownership on September 1, 1975, dropped the station's CTV affiliation, and changed the call letters to CBET-TV, to match the call letters of CBE-AM in Windsor. CTV service to Windsor was soon re-established through a repeater transmitter of CKCO-TV Kitchener.

In 2005, longtime Atlanta Radio personality, Elmo Ellis, died of cancer at age 86. Ellis worked at WSB-AM from 1940 until his retirement in 1982.

Also in 2005, Ron Chapman retired after doing his last show on KLUV-FM-98.7 Dallas on this day. He began his Dallas career on KLIF-AM in 1959 as Irving Harrigan. But he spent the bulk of his career at KVIL Dallas, beginning in 1970. KVIL AM & FM were simulcast for most of his tenure, and he remained on the FM side of the house during years when they were separately programmed. He joined KLUV-FM in 2000.

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