Mid 60’s – Musician. Formed a group called The Jury and released four singles.
Late ’60s – Began my broadcasting career at CKY in Winnipeg.
Early ’70’s – Program Director of CKOM in Saskatoon, CKSO AM & FM in Sudbury, CFRA in Ottawa and CFTR in Toronto where I became the Station Manager.
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.
Early- ’80s – Formed The Johns Company in San Diego and began syndicating the “Class/Classy” format modeled after the very successful KVIL in Dallas.
Mid- 80’s – 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.
’90’s – Today – Continuing to consult radio stations, create formats, and coach talent.
Write a weekly Blog at GeorgeJohns.com and am also writing 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 the US and Canada.
Created a radio sales/programming promotion called “The Magic Ticket” which was also syndicated.
Was involved in the creation of a program which ran on several radio stations called Fantasy Park.
Helped create and launch Boston’s first Country radio station, WKLB.