The mid 60’s – Musician. Formed a group called The Jury and released four singles.
The late ’60s – Began my broadcasting career at CKY in Winnipeg.
The early ’70’s – Program Director of CKOM in Saskatoon, CKSO AM & FM in Sudbury, CFRA in Ottawa and CFTR in Toronto where I also was the Station Manager.
The mid-’70s – V/P of Programming for Fairbanks Broadcasting who owned and operated WIBC/WNAP Indianapolis, WVBF/WKLB Boston, WIBG/WZZD Philadelphia, WRMF/WJNO West Palm Beach, and KVIL FM/AM Dallas.
The early ’80s – Formed The Johns Company and began syndicating the “Class/Classy” format which was modeled after the very successful KVIL in Dallas.
The mid-’80s – Merged the Johns Company with the Fairwest company which syndicated programming to over a hundred radio stations in the US and Canada.
Purchased KLLS San Antonio, K103 Portland, WZPL Indianapolis, WMET Chicago and STAR in Milwaukee.
The ’90’s – Today – Continuing to consult radio stations, create formats, and coach talent.
Write Geo’s Media Blog weekly @ GeorgeJohns.com plus three books.
Highlights Of My Music Career
Of the four records, the Jury released, “Please Forget Her/Who Dat” became the #1 Canadian Record in Canada.
Opened for legends Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison and some early British Invasion acts, Peter & Gordon, The Zombies, and Manfred Mann.
Highlights Of My Radio Career
Created America’s first Adult Contemporary format at KVIL Dallas which was syndicated in over 40 markets in North America
Created a radio sales/programming promotion called “The Magic Ticket” which was syndicated.
Was involved in the creation of a radio program called Fantasy Park.
Helped create and launch Boston’s first Country radio station, WKLB.