About George A Johns. (2018)

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
Production Director 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 which owned and operated…

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 advised  Radio Stations in the US and Canada.
Merged The Johns Company with Fairwest which syndicated:
Continuous Country
Music Of Your Life
The ‘Class’ format

Involved in 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

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

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