About George Johns.

Born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada

THE 60’s
Shayne and The Devines – Guitar
The Rebel Raiders – Band Leader & Guitar
The Phantoms – Band Leader & Guitar
The Jury – Band Leader & Guitar

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

RADIO
Board Op – CKY Winnipeg
Production Director 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

V/P of Programming – Fairbanks Broadcasting
WIBC/WNAP Indianapolis
WVBF/WKLB Boston
WKOX Framingham
WIBG Philadelphia
WRMF/WJNO Palm Beach
KVIL FM & AM Dallas
Studied with Mike Vance the 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 which syndicated:
Continuous Country
Music Of Your Life
The ‘Class FM’ format

RADIO STATION OWNERSHIP:
KLLS San Antonio
K103 Portland
WZPL Indianapolis
WMET Chicago
STAR Milwaukee

THE ’90’s – NOW
Radio Consultant & Talent Coach
Weekly Blog: Geo’s Media Blog @ GeorgeJohns.com

WRITING THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS:
“Guitars & Radio & Wild Wild Women.”
“50 Ways To Keep Your Lover.”
“1001 Life-lines.”

HIGHLIGHTS / MUSIC CAREER
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 British Invasion acts, Peter & Gordon, Manfred Mann, and The Zombies

HIGHLIGHTS / RADIO CAREER 
Owned and operated radio stations
Created the world’s first Adult Contemporary music format at CFTR in Toronto in 1972
Created America’s first Adult Contemporary radio station on KVIL in Dallas in 1973
Created the “Magic Ticket,” a sales/programming promotion which we syndicated nationaly.
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 syndicated “Music Of Your Life.”
Co-created WKLB, Boston’s first Country station.

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

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