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Apr
Deb (Mandrell) Smith back on country road

Deb (Mandrell) Smith back on country road

Deb Smith recently announced that she has a new radio gig. She is the new morning co-host at KHJ in Fredericton, which promises to play “real country variety.”  They have a little network up there, with repeater FM transmitters in Oromocto and New Maryland.

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20
Mar
Tom Young’s final signoff & how Ed Shaw lived his radio dream

Tom Young’s final signoff & how Ed Shaw lived his radio dream

Tom Young died in Newfoundland the other week. Complications following surgery, according to CTV.

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06
Mar
Still Desperately Seeking Lillian...

Still Desperately Seeking Lillian...

My goodness, the Lillian Gish information just won’t stop.
Wanda Sheffield, daughter of Annapolis Valley Radio’s Don Hill, and curator of her father’s radio effects, recently told me more about Lillian Gish’s visit to the Valley (Frank 760, 761).

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21
Feb
Because there can never be enough flacks...

Because there can never be enough flacks...

I would exceed my word count if I listed the names of the people who have left the media and accepted a job as a spokesthingy for a political party or large company. They have to know that this is a one-way trip for them and they can never return to a news-type job. The latest to decide that a media job is beneath her is Leah Batstone.

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06
Feb
A Darling mayor & a darling of the silver screen

A Darling mayor & a darling of the silver screen

Certain things just go together. Abbott and Costello. Simon and Garfunkel. Denyse Sibley and country music. Which makes Robert Pace’s decision to shift her over to 89.9 The Wave bewildering. Cliff Boutilier, you may have noticed, seems to agree (see Pages 5-10).
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