About George A Johns.

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 singles…
“Until You Do”
“I Tried To Tell Her”
“Back In My World”
“Please Forget Her” b/w “Who Dat?”

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

 THE 70’s

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

Moved to and became a citizen of the United States
V/P of Programming – Fairbanks Broadcasting…

Stations included:
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 with Fairwest.
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
101 Lifelines

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, Peter & Gordon, Manfred Mann, and The Zombies

HIGHLIGHTS / RADIO

Owned and operated several 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” which was a sales/programming promotion
Co-Created “Fantasy Park”
Created and launched North America’s first “Class FM” station on KLLS San Antonio
Syndicated “Class” on over 40 radio stations in the US and Canada.
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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