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22
Airchecker

How Colonial Radio Personalities Reinvented Themselves In Hong Kong

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Along with the Union Flag and Queen Elizabeth’s head on stamps and coins, English voices on the colony’s airwaves – with fruity accents long discarded in their country of origin – were a daily reminder, well into the 1990s, that Hong Kong remained both resolutely British and endearingly antiquated. Essential skill sets for a local

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Jul
22
Airchecker

Mike And The Mad Dog: How Intense Sports Radio Duo Shaped History

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This December, an era in sports is going to end. After 30 years of broadcasting his opinions, describing last night’s plays minute-by-minute and hanging up on callers from all five New York City boroughs, talk radio institution Mike Francesa will say goodbye to the big chair at WFAN, and someone else will have to take

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Jul
19
Airchecker

Sportsnet 650 Batchelor Leaves Giants, Appears Headed To Sportsnet

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Vancouver Sun Sportsnet 650, who will take over broadcasting the games from TSN 1040 this fall, has yet to name a play-by-play team. Batchelor, 28, has called Vancouver Giants’ games the past four seasons. According to various sources, he resigned from the WHL club on Monday and is refusing to say where he’s going, other

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Jul
19
Airchecker

Moj TSN 1040 Takes Over For Scott Rintoul BC Lions Play By Play Announcer

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650/1040 Vancouver Moj the next #Lions play by play guy after this week taking over from Scott Rintoul who is going to Sportsnet 650. — Airchecker (@Airchecker) July 19, 2017 tSNSN Brendan Batchelor leaving TSN 1040/Giants gig to be the new play by play voice of the Canucks on Sportsnet 650. — Airchecker (@Airchecker) July

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