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SOWNY » Max Headroom » Yesterday 11:48 pm

Radiowiz
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RadioActive wrote:

Speaking of which, whatever happened to Captain Midnight? The answer can be found at the link below.
Captain Midnight: 'No regrets' about jamming HBO back in '86

Interesting. The link is 6 years old.

"MacDougall, who still lives in Ocala, where he does consulting work and cares for his elderly parents."
Since the link is from 6 years ago, we don't know if his elderly parents are still alive today, but it might be safe to conclude that he is still doing consulting work. (no assumption intended)

SOWNY » What Would This Do To Music Radio Airplay? » Yesterday 11:24 pm

betaylored
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Old Codger you are right on the money about J.Bon/Yawn-ovi. "Runaway" was their first and probably best song to become a hit. When I left Q, my happiness at not having to play or listen to the band anymore was only matched by my relief. It got to the point where I just kept the monitor turned right down during "Dead or Alive" et all, until a mix or a break was about to come up.

Radio might end up paying artists a bit more. Probably when they start allowing on-air people to say something more than the same ol' same old time check/ traffic / weather / light hearted banter / my pill-ow! speel.

SOWNY » Jim gym socks Newstalk 1010 does it again? » Yesterday 10:54 pm

betaylored
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Thanks guys, wonder why they picked Jim Richards for the honor. Maybe as a boost of support. He's taken the halving of his show with (mostly) wry humour. I haven't heard him promote his socks yet, but I bet he could come up with a good hack referring to ankle socks being more representative of his shorter show.

Wouldn't it be "dope" if, when pot becomes legal, the radio station does up official Newstalk 1010 ear buds. ;)

SOWNY » Max Headroom » Yesterday 10:51 pm

RadioActive
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Speaking of which, whatever happened to Captain Midnight? The answer can be found at the link below.

Captain Midnight: 'No regrets' about jamming HBO back in '86


(Begins about 1:45 in)

SOWNY » Max Headroom » Yesterday 10:41 pm

Radiowiz
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Chrisphen wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

The person was never caught.
Subtitles, and a possible lead as to who did this are included here:
 

 
Are you still angry about this? Oldboy much?

I was never angry about this. You might want to stick to another thread.

SOWNY » Max Headroom » Yesterday 10:31 pm

Chrisphen
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Radiowiz wrote:

The person was never caught.
Subtitles, and a possible lead as to who did this are included here:
 

 
Are you still angry about this? Oldboy much?

SOWNY » What's Missing From All Those Radio Obits On David Cassidy? » Yesterday 10:26 pm

Lorne
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RadioActive wrote:

Fair enough, but you might notice, I said I didn't hear it on the radio obits. Not sure what the TV types did, but it sounds like they were aware of the big hit or their syndicated news package or morgues offered them the requisite clip. Considering it's radio that airs music, it seems like that was a far more puzzling omission. 

Yes, I did notice. Just thought I'd toss it into the discussion. I remember what a big hit it was at the time, and it is surprising that radio obits wouldn't have included it.
And by the way, an interesting thing about the seven Partridge Family top 40 Billboard hits is that each one charted lower than the previous one. You could basically see how their career was going downhill by looking at this. But it would also suggest that I Think I Love You would be the best song to go with for an obit.

SOWNY » What's Missing From All Those Radio Obits On David Cassidy? » Yesterday 9:02 pm

ONEIL
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RadioActive wrote:

Is it because those writing and producing the obits are too young to recall this song or is something else at work? Either way, I find it odd that a singer's biggest hit has been completely absent from the story on his death. 

That's pretty much it RA.  They googled his name and ran with whatever song came up first.  The days of newsrooms keeping obit file info is long gone.
 

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 7:56 pm

cGrant
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Mr. "Radiowiz": I could care less if your Joe Tilley is or isn't restored to his former position. (he won't be). I've had zero to do with that decision. I won't engage your abusive tone any further. Enjoy your trolling along with that sandwich person.

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 7:25 pm

Don
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Radiowiz wrote:

cGrant wrote:

Wow! Calm the eff down! Geez. Did you know that Toronto isn't the centre of the universe? You want them to cut a national service in lieu of keeping a sports guy on in toranna? C'mon. Really. Try to keep the personal attacks down, please.

FUCK YOU!! YOU PERSONALLY ATTACKED ME FIRST!!
I WASN'T EVEN ALIVE IN 1962!!! I AM TIRED OF BEING TREATED LIKE MY VIEWERSHIP MEANS NOTHING AND I EXPECT JOE TILLEY TO BE FULLY RESTORED.

BUT BELL KEEPS SAYING FUCK YOU YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT AND TURN YOUR GOD DAMN TV OFF!! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! 
WHY THE FUCK SHOULD I HAVE TO????

RESTORE JOE TILLEY AND I WILL CALM THE FUCK DOWN THEN, YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT!!

For once this isn't my fault.
 

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 7:19 pm

unclefester
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Mike Cleaver wrote:

   Bullshit, Uncle Fester  
 
  Bob has no idea who you are.

Hope  you're having a joyous holiday season Mike!

 

 
 

So you and Brian trained Bob -- first he was a backup in your newsroom -- then upgraded to a reporter -- then advanced to flying in the CHUM twin engine plane for years.

Like I said he had a great run in a tough racket

How many years/decades does the above cover MIke?

Thanks











 

 
 


 

SOWNY » What's Missing From All Those Radio Obits On David Cassidy? » Yesterday 7:13 pm

RadioActive
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Fair enough, but you might notice, I said I didn't hear it on the radio obits. Not sure what the TV types did, but it sounds like they were aware of the big hit or their syndicated news package or morgues offered them the requisite clip. Considering it's radio that airs music, it seems like that was a far more puzzling omission.



  

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 6:43 pm

g121
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OK .. who pissed in everyone's corn flakes this morning? .. come on, 'fess up.

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 5:51 pm

Radiowiz
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cGrant wrote:

Wow! Calm the eff down! Geez. Did you know that Toronto isn't the centre of the universe? You want them to cut a national service in lieu of keeping a sports guy on in toranna? C'mon. Really. Try to keep the personal attacks down, please.

FUCK YOU!! YOU PERSONALLY ATTACKED ME FIRST!!
I WASN'T EVEN ALIVE IN 1962!!! I AM TIRED OF BEING TREATED LIKE MY VIEWERSHIP MEANS NOTHING AND I EXPECT JOE TILLEY TO BE FULLY RESTORED.

BUT BELL KEEPS SAYING FUCK YOU YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT AND TURN YOUR GOD DAMN TV OFF!! GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!! 
WHY THE FUCK SHOULD I HAVE TO????

RESTORE JOE TILLEY AND I WILL CALM THE FUCK DOWN THEN, YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT!!

SOWNY » What Would This Do To Music Radio Airplay? » Yesterday 5:45 pm

Radio and the music business have always had a symbiotic relationship.
Radio played the new stuff that helped to sell it to the public.
It was free publicity and radio got free (or almost free) product in return.

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 5:43 pm

Mike Cleaver
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Bullshit, Uncle Fester whoever you might be.
Bob Hodge was trained by Brian Thomas and myself in the early 70s, one of a dozen young men selected for training because they had talent, personality, knowledge and skills that showed promise that they actually would become radio stars, unlike the colleges that selected students on marks alone. 
We hired Bob to work in the newsroom as a backup and he then grew into better positions as a reporter and then traffic reporter who flew in CHUM's twin engine plane for years.
And Bob has no idea who you are.

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 5:42 pm

cGrant
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Wow! Calm the eff down! Geez. Did you know that Toronto isn't the centre of the universe? You want them to cut a national service in lieu of keeping a sports guy on in toranna? C'mon. Really. Try to keep the personal attacks down, please.

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 5:26 pm

Radiowiz
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cGrant wrote:

It is beyond me how some insist that their former employer or profession should somehow stay living in their heyday and not advance. Really! 🤔

CTV Toronto did not need to change. If anything, they should have made cuts over at TSN and given Joe Tilley the ability to carry on with sports coverage as he always has, but from the TSN newsroom instead of the CTV newsroom.
(and yes, that includes his freedom to continue yelling "SPORTS!...COMING UP!!" as he always does)

I'm a viewer of CTV news and I am not going to be treated like your garbage cGrant. 
Not only a viewer, but also someone who reacts to TV ads. 
TV ads to me are not background noise (unless I see the same ad over and over)
they are something I take seriously as the next thing I should perhaps buy or invest in or whatever.

The removal of Joe Tilley gives me time to log ads and boycott the businesses that continue to advertise.

Oh and Hey cGrant one more thing. If you think JT is Sooooo 1962...FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!!!!

 

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 4:44 pm

cGrant
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Who is forcing those poor slobs to watch TV? Or subscribe to their service? Their's is not a basic life need; it's discretionary. Granted, yes, there is duplication amount the many channels, but does everyone subscribe to all of them? Thankfully, with the still relatively new Pick N Pay, the garbage will float to the top eventually.

But, I'm still breathlessly waiting to be informed about which other industry is immune to similar efficiencies?

As for my repetitive argument, please tell me that you see the irony of that statement. Are you not the very same one that debates using the very same curmudgeoningly opinions about how corporations are the spawn of Lucifer and there's nothing about them you like?

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 4:25 pm

Old Codger
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Lets see Mr. Expert on all things electronic media...how many times a day and on how many channels can we possibly inflict Marilyn on the poor writhing TV audience.  How many nothing outlets does bell need to regurgitate just this one freekin' show?  Then there's Big Bang Theory, Marvel, the Dr Phil show...all kinds of 'stuff' which they could save BIG money with if they had fewer mini outlets.  The redundancy is inescapable.  And how many times do they get to play the exact same episode/same shows in just 1 day?

You see cG it's them still living in their heyday...not me...not the poor paying customer.  You roll out this same argument every time.  AND it's just so weak.  Is there anything on the Comedy Network re-runs programming segment which hasn't run a million times?  They don't need to be spending the money they are on multiple waste and duplication.  What they need is to put something on the air that doesn't just -bottom line- suck.

More isn't more...  Ultimately it turns out to be less as this modern version of the broadcast future you continue to champion wallows in the downward spiral which is, indeed, its reliving its past successes to death.

SOWNY » What Would This Do To Music Radio Airplay? » Yesterday 4:05 pm

Old Codger
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Biting the hand which fed them and helped them to achieve their goals?  Bad plan.  Ultimately?  It'll 180 their own asses.  If there isn't a free and easy, accessible place for young folks to discover old musical ideas...and if their isn't a place for older listeners, who KNOW that they're not ready to exist in a musical bubble, to discover something NEW then these artists will end up treading water before they sink.

Composers have historically been looked after by radio [and those cheapskates on TV who generally roll MUZAK].  Artists have sold millions of records due to 2 things...First or second their talent and first or second exposure...often procured through payola.  If I never ever hear Jon/Bon EVER again...that would be fine.

This movement is stupid...an obvious last ditch attempt to scrape 1 more serving of cash from their stalled body of work.  They'd do better if they could come up wit yet another way of somehow repacking a brand new version of the same old/same old compilations they've been issuing ad infinitum since their creative candles began to flicker.

Please!!!  Not more 'pay radio'.  Their boring and limited offerings are merely piss-poor...especially after you've listened for 3 months.  [or 2 consecutive days]  But THAT'S where this would end up...if it were to happen.
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Jon/Bon...You're a lowly ingrate.  [and your 'stuff' pretty much all sounds the same.  The steroids were the ticket you used to 'make it'... ... ...ya weak-ass bum.]

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 4:04 pm

Ms. C.
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cGrant wrote:

      Should we pretend it's still 1962 and freeze time and not move forward in any way at all? 

Hell, yeah!     Where were you in '62, cG?

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 3:54 pm

cGrant
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Okay, I'll bite! Given technological advances and a dwindling audience, should they retain redundant and duplicate personnel? Should they eliminate computers and satellite efficiencies and return to the 1" tape days delivered by horse and buggy? Should we pretend it's still 1962 and freeze time and not move forward in any way at all?

Please enlighten me as to any other business that hasn't taken similar advantage? Would you also like to roll back medical advances back 50 years and treat ailments from back in the day? Perhaps return to using leeches?

It is beyond me how some insist that their former employer or profession should somehow stay living in their heyday and not advance. Really! 🤔

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 3:41 pm

Old Codger
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Well no cG...someone else will buy the company and right the ship.  And no Kilgore...those jobs are already earmarked for the toaster.  Proper ownership and management will help to build the company back into a position of being both successful and respected..  Neither of those traits are part of their actual portfolio or claims to fame at this time.  They're in a negativity free-fall brought on by their own utter assholishness.

Good Will?  For them?  It's just 2/3s of the name of a movie they run on TMN Encore.  For all of the individuals...[and all of the talent...for all of the loyalty and hard work] they've chosen to just flush down the toilet [not to mention their poor, unsuspecting families] plus all of the subscribers and customers that they've ripped off while providing an ever diminishing level of service...a pox on them...and their shelf life.  May ALL of the executives in upper management who've weighed in on taking bell down this 90 degree slope suffer through all of eternity.

SOWNY » Max Headroom » Yesterday 3:17 pm

Radiowiz
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The person was never caught.
Subtitles, and a possible lead as to who did this are included here:


 

SOWNY » Max Headroom » Yesterday 2:30 pm

30 years ago today.



 

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 11:03 am

cGrant
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If you're going to divest of all BCE items, eliminate your RSPs, GICs, Mutual Funds, CPP, etc.., good luck. 🤔

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 10:32 am

Kilgore
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Old Codger wrote:

     Put 'bell' out of our misery.  Cancel all of your affiliations with that company.  It has no soul.

Would that not lead to more layoffs?
 

SOWNY » Bell Cuts CTV & HTZ FM » Yesterday 9:44 am

Radiowiz
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grilled.cheese wrote:

Scott Fox is the son of Gary Gamble. 

Yes I know, but is his real name Scott Gamble? lol (something to think about...ie is Mr. Gamble Gary's real name?)

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