Born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada
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?”
Board Op – CKY Winnipeg
Production Director CKY Winnipeg
Music Director – CKY Winnipeg
Program Director – CKOM Saskatoon
Program Director – CKSO AM/FM Sudbury
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 which owned and operated…
WRMF/WJNO Palm Beach
KVIL FM & AM Dallas
Studied with Mike Vance Dean of Walt Disney University
Formed The Johns Company which advised Radio Stations in the US and Canada.
Merged The Johns Company with Fairwest which syndicated:
Music Of Your Life
The ‘Class’ format
Involved in Radio Station Ownership:
KLLS San Antonio
The 90’s – TODAY
Weekly Blog: GeorgeJohns.com
Also writing three books:
“Guitars & Radio & Wild Wild Women.”
“50 Ways To Keep Your Lover.”
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 plus early British Invasion acts such as Peter & Gordon, Manfred Mann, and The Zombies
HIGHLIGHTS / RADIO
Owned and operated radio stations
Created the world’s first Adult Contemporary music format at CFTR in Toronto in April 1972
Created America’s first Adult Contemporary radio station on KVIL in Dallas
Created the “Magic Ticket,” a sales/programming promotion which was nationally syndicated.
Co-Created “Fantasy Park” which was later syndicated.
Created ‘Class FM’ on KLLS in San Antonio Texas
Syndicated ‘Class FM’ on over 40 radio stations in North America.
Owned and operated “Music Of Your Life” which we put up on satellite.
Co-created WKLB, Boston’s first Country station.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @GeoOfTheRadio.