Marty's Musings!

I've spent my entire life in media - with over 44 years in radio at top stations in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary. Currently I'm 'semi retired' and operate a consulting company called RADIOWISE INC. specializing in media; social media; and marketing.

Recent Blog Posts

Defining a successful career....Forbes style.
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When your Father is a legend in the business - and your two brothers have a 3 and 6 year head start on you - you obviously have to be pretty inspired to 'be the best' at your craft and especially if you carry the Forbes name.Double that if you HAVE your Fathers actual name and you think that the ...
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Seeing the sunset...and remembering Family and Friends...
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I have to admit.  I'm struggling lately - with 'death.'Don't be shocked by that statement...it's just that I've lost several good friends over the past few years, most younger than me, and these are all people who have had a huge impact on my life.As each friend passes away it's now taking m...
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...and Sunday Morning Coming Down!
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 I hope the weather is good this Sunday morning cuz I plan on having my butt placed firmly on the Yamaha FJR 1300, pointed west, and on a long stretch of highway doing a little 'reflection.'Sunday is one of those rare calendar days where my Fathers birthday falls on the same day as Mothers D...
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Edmonton Sun March 7/2017 - Media mix
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It was nice to catch up with several of my Edmonton media friends this past week who report in with these updates.First off the guy with the biggest smile in the market is 630 CHED’s Syd Smith who is dusting off the Oilers Stanley Cup Playoff program guide as the Edmonton Oilers ‘hopefully’ will ...
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Alberta Motorcycle Safety Society - we're here for You!
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I'm extremely proud to be part of a great group of motorcycle riders in Edmonton, Alberta lead by our dynamic leader Liane Langlois, called the Alberta Motorcycle Safety Society.Our AMSS Executive and Media TeamIt was Liane's personal quest to help other riders a year or so back when she contacte...
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High flying advice!
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I’m just back from spending a couple of months in the United States and watched with interest, like most of us, the hand off of the Government from Democrat Barack Obama to GOP President Donald Trump.It certainly has had a world wide effect quickly so the first question that comes to mind for man...
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Edmonton Sun Feb 6th
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Random thoughts time. With all the current travel woes and changing rules the best bargain is a Nexus pass, domestic and International.In a world seemingly going crazy there's nothing more joyous than having your Grandson visit for a week.  On social media I'd rather see a picture of a ...
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Saluting an Edmonton legend - Dr. John Callaghan
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It was exactly 60 years ago today, that Doctor John Callaghan, and his team from Edmonton, Alberta performed the first ever successful open-heart surgery in Canada.  The following is an article chronicling that ground breaking event. Of note, Dr. Callaghan was one of...
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Thank You Nina Simone "It's a New Day...."
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Thank You Nina Simone "It's a New Day...."
I can honestly say that my life became 'complete' this week when daughter Rayanne (Forbes) Boychuk brought a beautiful Grandchild in to this zany world.I'd like you to meet my Grandson.... LIAM...Liam Born July 5/2016We were 'showcased' that this wonderful human being was going to join us th...
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Get to know "My Dad" - the inspiration for the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit!
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One of the tasks I have to help with the launch of the Jerry Forbes Centre is to provide background material so that Dad can be properly represented in this amazing facility.Going through pictures I hadn't seen for what seems like decades was a ripper at best - but the goldmine was in finding the...
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