24 12, 2015

Pirate Radio Crews Plunder For Airplay

By |December 24th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

Pirate Radio Crews Plunder For Airplay On this day in history (1967), Pirate Radio Pegasus began broadcasting off the coast of New Zealand.   What is Pirate Radio? Pirate radio generally describes the unlicensed (illegal or unregulated) broadcast of FM radio, AM radio, or short wave signals over a wide range. In some [...]

17 12, 2015

Coloring Outside The Lines: RCA Expands The Broadcast Spectrum

By |December 17th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

Coloring Outside The Lines: RCA Expands The Broadcast Spectrum On this day in history (1953), the FCC approved the regulations for commercial broadcast to black & white-color compatible television sets. RCA CT-100 To whom do we accredit this advancement in broadcast communications? The Record Corporation of America, better known as RCA. The [...]

10 12, 2015

The High Concept Marketing Strategy That Broke Box Office Records

By |December 10th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

The High Concept Marketing Strategy That Broke Box Office Records On this day in history (2001) the first of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson, debuted in theaters. via AddisonRecorder.com The film was a box office success in the domestic market, as well as, the foreign market. [...]

19 11, 2015

CBS pulls the Plug on Calvin Klein Ad

By |November 19th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

CBS pulls the Plug on Calvin Klein Ad On this day in history (1980) CBS banned a racy Calvin Klein ad featuring model/actress Brooke Shields. 15 year old Shields delivered a line in the advertisement that lives on in infamy… Do you know what comes between me and my Calvin’s? Nothing. The fashion line [...]

12 11, 2015

Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web

By |November 12th, 2015|Industry News, Throwback Thursday|

Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web On this day in history (1990) the father of the world wide web, Tim Berners Lee, published his proposal for the online information space.  Cue the applause... During the world wide web’s inception, Berners-Lee was privy to an idea that would change the world and ultimately required [...]

5 11, 2015

Nat King Cole and NBC Storm The Airwaves

By |November 5th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

Nat King Cole and NBC Storm The Airwaves On this day in history (1956), NBC or the Peacock Network took a chance bringing the first black host to a television variety series featuring jazz pianist, Nat King Cole. Cole, a jazz pianist hailing from Alabama, is remembered for his soft, baritone voice which [...]

29 10, 2015

How Muhammad Ali Made FUBU A Contender

By |October 29th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

How Muhammad Ali Made FUBU A Contender On this day in history (1960) Muhammad Ali (at the time Cassius Clay) won his first professional boxing bout against Tunney Hunsacker. A cultural icon, Ali has cemented himself into professional boxing’s Hall of Fame while serving as an important character in shaping the Civil Rights [...]

22 10, 2015

Apollo 7 and Our Future In the Stars

By |October 22nd, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

Apollo 7 and Our Future In the Stars Happy Throwback Thursday, and in keeping with our Back To The Future theme, we'd like to congratulate the 'Cubbies' on a great run... *last night their World Series run ended after an 8-3 loss to the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets*   On this day in history [...]

15 10, 2015

Lucy, You Got Some Splainin’ To Do

By |October 15th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|

Lucy, You Got Some Splainin' To Do On this day in history (1951) the iconic meta-sitcom series I Love Lucy premiered on CBS. The television series followed an aspiring actress (Lucy) and her husband (Ricky) and their ambitions of a career in show business. The show went on to numerous Emmy nominations and awards [...]

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