About George A Johns. (2017)

Born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada

 The 60’s

Guitar – Shayne and The Devines
Band Leader & Guitar – The Rebel Raiders
Band Leader & Guitar – The Phantoms
Band Leader & Guitar – The Jury

The Jury released four records
“Until You Do”
“I Tried To Tell Her”
“Back In My World”
“Please Forget Her” b/w “Who Dat?”

Radio Career
Board Op – CKY Winnipeg
Music Director – CKY Winnipeg
Program Director – CKOM Saskatoon
Program Director – CKSO AM/FM Sudbury

 The70’s

Program Director – CFRA Ottawa
Program Director – CFTR Toronto
Station Manager – CFTR Toronto

Became a citizen of the United States
V/P of Programming – Fairbanks Broadcasting…

WIBC/WNAP Indianapolis
F-105 Boston
WKOX Framingham
WIBG Philadelphia
WRMF/WJNO Palm Beach
KVIL FM & AM Dallas
Studied with Mike Vance Dean of Walt Disney University

 The 80’s

Formed The Johns Company which consulted Radio Stations in the US and Canada.
Merged The Johns Company and Fairwest and syndicated:
Continuous Country
Music Of Your Life
The “Class” format

Radio Station Ownership:
KLLS San Antonio
K103 Portland
WZPL Indianapolis
WMET Chicago
STAR Milwaukee

The 90’s – TODAY

Radio Consultant
Talent Coach
Weekly Blog: GeorgeJohns.com

Writing three books:
Guitars & Radio & Wild Wild Women.
50 Ways To Keep Your Lover
1001 Life-liners

HIGHLIGHTS / MUSIC

The Jury’s “Please Forget Her” became the #1 Canadian record in Canada. The flip side, “Who Dat?” became a cult favorite and was recently listed in a publication as being 50 years ahead of its time.
Opened for music legends, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash and early British Invasion acts such as Peter & Gordon, Manfred Mann, and The Zombies

HIGHLIGHTS / RADIO

Owned and operated radio stations
Created and launched the first ever Adult Contemporary music format at CFTR in Toronto in April 1972
Launched America’s first ever AC station on KVIL in Dallas
Created and syndicated the “Magic Ticket,” a sales/programming promotion
Co-Created “Fantasy Park”
Created and launched  “Class FM” station on KLLS in San Antonio Texas
Syndicated “Class FM” on over 40 radio stations in North America.
Put “Music Of Your Life” up on satellite
Co-created and launched WKLB, Boston’s first Country station

Email radiogeo@gmail.com. On Twitter @GeoOfTheRadio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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