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SOWNY » This Station Is The Opposite Of Mojo Radio » Today 5:04 pm

markow202 wrote:

We have CHUM FM for that here

Bazzzzzzzzzziiiiiing! 
 

SOWNY » Few OTA Broadcasters Providing On-Going Election Coverage Monday » Today 4:03 pm

RadioActive
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betaylored wrote:

During one of the roundtable discussions last week on 'Moore In The Morning' Jerry Agar suggested, quite seriously almost, that if/when Giorgio Mammoliti loses, he should have his own weekend radio show on Newstalk 1010. Jerry said that G.M. would be a natural for the airwaves, (I'm paraphrasing here), and the surprised/shocked/dismayed? reactions of the other panelists made for an amusing moment.

Mammoliti appeared on Jim Richards' show the day after he lost, and Richards seemingly quite seriously told him to get in touch with the Brand Director so they could discuss him doing a show on NT1010.

A few hours later, Giorgio stood up Oakley on 640, who had announced he would be a guest, doing an election post mortem on his show. But he never called in and they couldn't seem to find him. 

Coincidence or deliberate dodge? You decide. 

SOWNY » What the Sears bankruptcy has to do with the power of broadcasting » Today 3:26 pm

RadioActive
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Speaking of ridiculous, this really doesn't belong here, but I found it hilarious, anyway.

https://scontent.fybz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44790434_2742180152474063_7157297891927654400_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz1-1.fna&oh=3a9207654abe510e685bd753cae4ca66&oe=5C429663

SOWNY » This Station Is The Opposite Of Mojo Radio » Today 1:44 pm

markow202
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We have CHUM FM for that here

SOWNY » This Station Is The Opposite Of Mojo Radio » Today 1:11 pm

RadioActive
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Anyone remember the old Mojo Radio at 640? "Talk radio for guys," went the slogan back then. Well, now a station in the U.K. has decided to take that idea and flip it on its gender, introducing a new format that plays female artists - and only female artists. It's a spin-off of the Jack idea, although why they didn't call it "Jacqueline" or "Jackie" is beyond me. 

In the #metoo era, and with an emphasis on gender equality, I have to wonder how a format that played only males would be received. Come to think of it, could they even get away with a Mojo Radio today?

All-female radio station called JACK launching today 

https://radiotoday.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/jackradio.jpg

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Today 12:30 pm

Kilgore
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Chuck99 wrote:

   I am finding the reports on this thread of a poor night-time signal to be somewhat amusing   

Hilarious
 

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Today 11:56 am

markow202
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The fidelity for music listening is god-awful regardless of the genre played being good.  This goes for all AM stations.

SOWNY » Peter Shurman Reverses The Talk Show Method » Today 11:08 am

RadioActive wrote:

Usually when Peter Shurman is on the air on 640, he's soliciting calls...

That made me chuckle.
To me, Shurman's usual "method" seems to be to take a caller, cut them off after five or ten seconds and launch into another monologue until the next station break. The man loves the sound of his own voice.
 

SOWNY » Frequent CFRB Guest Billing Taxpayers For Jerry Agar Appearances » Today 11:06 am

unclefester
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unclefester wrote:

Well I hope that every time he starts his car on Tuesday morning and heads for Toronto that his conscience bothers him...nags at him...naws at him... 

And I hope the voters in his area let their conscience be their guide when the time comes...

41 hundred dollars in mileage in 2015 on the taxpayers dime...

So maybe somebody at Newstalk1010 can show Sandy their rate card and prove to him that if he did the right thing and paid his own way he'd still be getting a smokin' deal.

Disappointed in Jerry too...

The voters have spoken

Sandy has been turfed out of office


 

SOWNY » Newcap sold... » Today 11:05 am

LOSat
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And it's official Stingray is the new owner of NCCL/Newcap's Radio and TV Assets
71 Radio Stations - 29 Rebroadcasters and one twin stick TV operation.

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2018/2018-404.htm
 

SOWNY » CFRB Updates Its Station Voice » Today 8:22 am

RadioActive
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Aytononline wrote:

Did anyone else notice, they stopped saying "CFRB" and "I Heart Radio"

Actually, they're still doing both at the top of the hour news ID, but I think you're right that there's less emphasis on that ridiculous "iHeart" branding that I believe is fairly meaningless to the public at large. 

SOWNY » CFRB Updates Its Station Voice » Today 6:58 am

geo
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betaylored wrote:

      CFRB could have used a distinctive voice, a voice that personified the station . . . to riff on the old saying: penny wise, sound foolish, or at best, absolutely average   

Jody Thornton has a distinctive & authoritative voice that personifies the station; nothing average about it.
 

SOWNY » CFRB Updates Its Station Voice » Today 5:15 am

Aytononline
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Did anyone else notice, they stopped saying "CFRB" and "I Heart Radio"

SOWNY » Few OTA Broadcasters Providing On-Going Election Coverage Monday » Today 2:32 am

Radiowiz
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I think it would be funny if channel 368 were to actually bring in better ratings than City TV itself.

SOWNY » CFRB Updates Its Station Voice » Today 1:09 am

betaylored
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Having a powerful 'voice' as the official Newstalk 1010 station voice may seem old school, and maybe a change was needed, but there is nothing notable about the new voice. The vocal tone is pleasant, but the read is matter of fact, there's no attention getting delivery to interest the listener.

CFRB could have used a distinctive voice, a voice that personified the station.

But if they didn't for financial reasons... to riff on the old saying: penny wise, sound foolish, or at best, absolutely average.

SOWNY » Few OTA Broadcasters Providing On-Going Election Coverage Monday » Yesterday 11:14 pm

dsgraham
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I saw this in Vancouver a couple days back. Our current municipal TV election was only covered by one channel. Kudos to that channel. Everybody else stuck with their scheduled programming and HNC at CBC. No wonder why the municipal vote turnout is so dismal and unlikely to get better with our licensed broadcasters.

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Yesterday 10:36 pm

dsgraham
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They play a lot of music as a Peel branded news and talk station. Hopefully, their talk programming will be a compelling reason to listen to 960 am in Mississauga. I cannot help but think the business plan for this station isn't viable in the longer term and this station will unceremoniously cease in the next 2 to 4 years. In the meantime, I'm enjoying their music but that won't pay the bills on the am dial. 

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Yesterday 8:29 pm

RadioPaulPA
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Here's another short snippet of CKNT heard at 625pm Mon Oct 22nd in Ridgway, PA about 155 miles away

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yk05sD_KNW2S3IZibslwc6ikma7Dl-y1/view?usp=sharing


 

SOWNY » Few OTA Broadcasters Providing On-Going Election Coverage Monday » Yesterday 8:15 pm

RadioActive
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I thought both 1010 and 640 did OK jobs with their respective experts on the radio, but I was absolutely astounded that RB didn't go to John Tory's acceptance speech live.

Instead, they talked about the results, had a slurring-sounding John Moore promoting the re-elected Mayor on his Tuesday morning show (perhaps the cocktail hour came too soon or he was just tired) and went to commercials and a traffic report, as Tory was giving his thanks to the crowd. 

I can't believe they didn't have it, although the whole thing aired uninterrupted on 640. A technical glitch or deliberate? Either way, it was a very strange call. But at least I got to hear part of Giorgio Mammoliti's gloomy concession speech, so that was something. 

And one more thing - if you live in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Brampton, Oshawa or any of the areas outside T.O. and wondered who won in your riding, you wouldn't find it on the radio, TV, or in most of the newspapers online. Outside of the occasional mention about the close race between Patrick Brown and Linda Jeffrey running for mayor in Brampton, it was all Toronto all night - as if no one else existed. 

SOWNY » Few OTA Broadcasters Providing On-Going Election Coverage Monday » Yesterday 7:35 pm

RadioActive
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So all the big stations provided online coverage of the election results, although CTV also did a live 8-9 pm special on their OTA station. 

It was decidedly a mixed bag.

CITY TV 

City TV did a show that could well have been on their airwaves, with reporters, live on scene, interviews, graphics etc. 

http://i63.tinypic.com/iwnm7a.jpg
 
CBC Toronto

CBC was on YouTube and had a traditional TV look to it. 


http://i63.tinypic.com/jjy0bt.jpg


CTV Toronto

CTV's was on air so maybe that was the reason I couldn't get their website feed to work, despite trying it several times. (Still, that doesn't make a lot of sense because Bell has made it a point to provide a lot of this kind of thing online to eat up data.) Anyway, here's what I saw on their site:

http://i64.tinypic.com/9zvxwx.jpg


GLOBAL/GNR 640

Global/640's was perhaps the most bizarre of all. Instead of live locations, graphics, reporters on scene etc., those who watched their coverage online saw a single static camera shot of a radio studio that didn't even feature any close-up of faces. 


http://i66.tinypic.com/vo5s35.jpg


Not exactly riveting television. 

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