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 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
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…
WRMF/WJNO Palm Beach
KVIL FM & AM Dallas
Studied with Mike Vance Dean of Walt Disney University
Formed The Johns Company which consulted Radio Stations in the US and Canada.
Merged The Johns Company with Fairwest.
Music Of Your Life
The “Class” format
Radio Station Ownership:
KLLS San Antonio
THE 90’s – TODAY
Weekly Blog: GeorgeJohns.com
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @GeoOfTheRadio.