About George A. Johns. (2021)

Born and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada

THE 60’s
Shayne and The Devines – Vocals & Guitar
The Rebel Raiders – Lead Guitar
The Phantoms – Rhythm Guitar
The Jury – Rhythm Guitar

Records by The Jury
Until You Do (London Records)
I Tried To Tell Her (London Records)
Back In My World (London Records)
Please Forget Her b/w Who Dat? (Quality Records Canada, Port Records in the U.S.)

Radio Career
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
WKOX Framingham
WIBG Philadelphia
WRMF/WJNO Palm Beach
KVIL FM & AM Dallas

Studied with Mike Vance, Dean of Walt Disney University

THE ’80’s
Became an American citizen.
Formed The Johns Company which consulted radio stations both in the US and Canada.

Merged The Johns Company with Fairwest and syndicated:
Continuous Country
Music Of Your Life
The Class/Classy 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.
Geo’s 1001 Life-Lines.

Highlights / Music Career.
Played on stage with bands such as The Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, and Neil Young when Winnipeg was the Rock&Roll Capital of Canada.

The Jury’s “Please Forget Her” was the #1 Canadian record in Canada. The flip side “Who Dat?” became a cult favorite which was covered by several grunge bands and was recently listed in a publication as being 50 years ahead of its time.

Opened for music legends, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash and British Invasion acts such as Peter & Gordon, Manfred Mann, and The Zombies.

Created the first-ever Adult Contemporary music format at CFTR in Toronto in 1972 and then on FM in Dallas on KVILin 1973

Created the nationally syndicated “Magic Ticket” which was a very successful sales and programming promotion.

Co-Created “Fantasy Park” which became nationally syndicated.

Created the first Class/Classy format on KLLS in San Antonio.

Syndicated ‘Class FM’ on over 40 FM radio stations in North America.

Owned and syndicated Music Of Your Life which was on 100 AM radio stations in the USA.

Co-created WKLB, Boston’s first Country station.

Email: radiogeo@gmail.com. On Twitter @GeoOfTheRadio. Ph 954 868 6759


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