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SOWNY » 960 Sauga Saga » Wed Oct 31 2:56 pm

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Is Theresa Baird the Region of Peel's answer to Frank Leo (or does it just seem that way)?

 

SOWNY » Peter Shurman Reverses The Talk Show Method » Sun Oct 14 10:15 am

Ms. C.
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In (shurley) unrelated news, Corus Entertainment began trading at $4.44 in the shortened trading week and ended the week trading at $4.12.     Too bad Lou S. isn't around to comment

SOWNY » Peter Shurman Reverses The Talk Show Method » Sat Oct 13 9:40 am

Ms. C.
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Charlie wrote:

As long as he wasn't shilling for 'My Pillow' . . .

If he's commuting from N.O.T.L to Corus Quay and back, Shurman needs a scientifically-proven pillow that retains its shape and stays cool, in the immortal words of Lionel Richie, "all night long"
 

SOWNY » Peter Shurman Reverses The Talk Show Method » Sat Oct 13 6:08 am

Ms. C.
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RadioActive wrote:

. . .  urging those on the other end of the phone to cast a ballot for his prefered local candidate

        

Preferred local candidate in Niagara-on-the-Lake or Toronto or Thornhill/Markham?
 

SOWNY » Lou Schizas and Corus have parted ways » Tue Sep 25 3:16 pm

Ms. C.
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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

    I will miss crazy Lou! Good luck Lou   

Lou is rumored to have shorted CJR-B a year ago at $12 and covered his position this week at $4, and will be wintering in Palm Springs
 

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Sun Sep 23 9:50 am

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RadioAaron wrote:

   They can run these oldies 24/7 if they want.

Not everyone's cuppa tea, but speaking personally I'll stay with them as long as they do
 

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Fri Sep 21 9:22 am

Ms. C.
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radiokid wrote:

    they need to hire someone to manage it with experience in commercial radio to get it off the ground. 

Now that the minimum wage is $14/hour, who can afford professional management?
 

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Fri Sep 21 9:20 am

Ms. C.
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unclefester wrote:

Is there an online way to listen to this station?

Move to Mississauga, Fester.   You + Hazel will make a terrific couple

SOWNY » CKNT - Music of the 50s 60s 70s and 80s!!?? » Fri Sep 21 9:03 am

Ms. C.
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alangee wrote:

     the music isn't the same old retreads we used to hear on CHUM or as dull as the music sounds on 740. It actually sounds fresh. 

Oldest trick in the book, Alan.     Drag out pre-launch programming as long as possible.     Get people talking about how wonderful it is.   Hope they will re-program a button on the receiver in the vehicle.    When regulators holler "ENOUGH" move to formal launch, brought to you by Magic Windows (the usual crowd).   And hope to retain a few listeners.

Moses Zoomer performed this trick perfectly back in 2010.     

 

SOWNY » Radio Station Employees On Armed Patrol & Threatening To Shoot To Kill » Wed Aug 29 9:28 am

Ms. C.
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Back in '63 when Al Boliska left CHUM for CKEY, Mr. Waters (he wasn't Allan yet) issued a loaded 45 caliber six-shooter to Fred Snyder (Moose Latreck) and instructed Fred to prowl the lobby to protect his receptionist from angry hordes.     Fortunately, Fred was a lousy shot, although a few listeners did get hit in the arse

SOWNY » Radio station music charts » Fri Aug 10 1:34 pm

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Our little group meets Thursdays & Fridays for lunch and then to play along with the FACE THE MUSIC game on (where else?) AM-740.    Norm Edwards & Ben Mercer.    As a no. of our members lurk at the SOWNY site, the decision was made at 1:00 to audit (for lack of a better term) the NUMBER ONES at 1:00 selections.     Being seniors, our references were Ron Hall's CHUM CHART book and the Billboard top 40 book (which may be an illusion according to the previous post, however if one is only looking up number 1's, then it should do the job.   No?    

Eleven tunes were heard between 1:00 & 2:00.     Of the eleven, three were by domestic divas Jan Aarden, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain.    Those were obviously included to cover the broadcasters arse as to CanCon.     Anyhow, their chart positioning couldn't be verified given our meagre resource.
Of the remaining eight Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Bros. and I'll be There by the Jackson 5 had at least one #1 position.

Of the remaining five tunes, none (not a single one) had even one #1 position.   These were, Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis, Holly Holy by Neil Diamond, Stuck on You by Lionel Richie, All by Myself by Eric Carmen and I'll Never Fall in Love by Dionne Warwick.

It doesn't mean anything.      All for pastime, just like FACE THE MUSIC with Norm and Ben is solely for pastime.      
 

SOWNY » Radio station music charts » Fri Aug 10 9:57 am

Ms. C.
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Neil Hedley wrote:

     Top Ten at Ten is ALWAYS the songs from THIS WEEK in whatever year we decide to profile.  Sometimes, admittedly, the chart itself is a hybrid of the Hot 100 and the CHUM Chart simply to breathe some fresh air into it.  

Speaking of hybrids, neither Sailing by Chris Cross, Shining Star by the Manhattans or Cupid by the Spinners EVER charted on 1050 CHUM.       All three did chart Billboard Top 40 (arguably a more relevant chart for AM 740 listeners than the Hot 100) -- Sailing peaked in July of '80 and both Shining Star and Cupid in May of that year.       
 

SOWNY » CRTC To Decide If Georgina Is Big Enough To Support Own Radio Station » Mon May 28 9:15 am

Ms. C.
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Leslieville Bill wrote:

   I was in Sutton a couple of weeks back for a funeral.   I was surprised that it had a couple of sub-divisions.  Keswick has been a thing for years too.  I definitely think it could support a station.

A noon-hour death notice program is enormously popular in Owen Sound so why not bring it to Sutton and Keswick?



 

SOWNY » Get Ready For Your TV, Radio - & Phones - To Be Interrupted May 7th » Mon May 7 11:43 am

Ms. C.
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grilled.cheese wrote:

What an exciting time to be alive. 

Nurse Ratchett ordered that AM 740 on the central audio system here at the nursing home be shut completely down around 1:45, otherwise we will be cleaning bed pans all afternoon
 

SOWNY » Ex.-T.O. Morning Man Losing Gig As Vancouver Station Shutting Down » Tue Apr 17 12:21 pm

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Hansa wrote:

   CFRB lost its number one dominance around the time they took a hard right turn, particularly in the mornings 

John Moore?
 

SOWNY » Pillow Talk » Tue Jan 9 10:45 am

Ms. C.
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grilled.cheese wrote:

  I bought one and it changed my life   

They seemed to have learned from that pizza outfit, as My Pillow is now 2 - 4 - 1.  Probably tastes about the same too.         
 

SOWNY » The Most Mispronounced Words By Cdn. Newscasters In 2017 » Tue Jan 9 9:49 am

Ms. C.
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# 1 up here is WASAGA BEACH, s/b pronounced "wah-sah-gah", no hard "a", eh?

SOWNY » Does Corus Management Ever Actually Listen To This Weekend Show? » Mon Dec 11 10:54 am

Ms. C.
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grilled.cheese wrote:

I quite enjoy Jack's show.

down-to-earth compared to early days when he claimed thousands of devoted listeners and callers lighting up the board like Time's Square
 

SOWNY » Is TSN's Motoring TV the next to go? » Tue Dec 5 8:10 pm

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unclefester wrote:

    I spy ahead of us two men formally dressed in jacket and tie heading in the same direction -- i.e.away from us.     Didn't need to see their faces -- the recognition was instantaneous.    

You were that familiar with their rear ends?
 

SOWNY » Is TSN's Motoring TV the next to go? » Mon Dec 4 10:36 am

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Consider print automotive media for a moment.     

Until approx. a year ago, one followed one's favorite scribes in the weekly press:   Globe Drive on Thursday, National Post Driving on Friday and Star Wheels on Saturday.      Then (almost) everyone got fired.    Globe Drive and National Post Driving use considerable content from Bloomberg while the Star's former writers are consolidated under "AutoGuide" and may appear in any of the three papers.

The consequence of that is not unlike the time we knew where & when to catch Norm Marshall or Gordon Sinclair on radio.  We were comfortable with them and never missed a show.   Newspapers threw that goodwill out the window.   

A prominent editor remarked last year "articles are there to keep advertisements from bumping into each other".    Indeed.

SOWNY » It's "AM640" No More As Station Rebrands » Wed Nov 29 10:47 am

Ms. C.
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tc143 wrote:

     I bought the "Fun & Tonic" model, I hear Lou Schizas' laugh when you push the doorbell.  ;-).

The Grilled.Cheese model has reportedly being pulled due to the building inspector having difficulty determining if it is cheddar or processed
 

SOWNY » My Pillow » Fri Nov 17 10:25 am

Ms. C.
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The CKNT promoters in Mississauga reportedly laid (sleep) down on a My Pillow six (6) years ago and have been snoozing ever since

SOWNY » John Gallagher’s Tell-All Book Lists Life, Licentiousness and Lust » Thu Nov 16 10:59 am

Ms. C.
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grilled.cheese wrote:

I still have a few years to go in my radio career.

Lots'a licentiousness & lust are needed these days to market a book.    Or throw in a Harv Weinstein angle
 

SOWNY » John Gallagher’s Tell-All Book Lists Life, Licentiousness and Lust » Wed Nov 15 2:11 pm

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Canadian Celebrity autobiographies and biographies include:
 - Rob Ford
 - John Gallagher
 - Mike Myers
 - Bobby Orr
 - Robbie Robertson
 - David Suzuki

When will we have an opportunity to purchase grilled.cheese memoirs?

SOWNY » The Star's Celebrates 125, But Where's The Story On Their Radio Stn? » Tue Nov 7 12:41 pm

Ms. C.
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There's nothing to be ashamed about being a TorStar subscriber as long as you have a large enough table that will accommodate the Star on the left and National Post on the right 

SOWNY » Too Many Radio Panels? A Topic Worthy Of Discussion » Mon Nov 6 10:27 am

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RadioActive wrote:

     I'm wondering if there should be fewer of them in a broadcast week   

It's hard to beat Buzz Hargrove v. Lou Schizas for top-notch entertainment value
 

SOWNY » CRTC Rejects Argument There's Only Room For One Station In This Market » Sun Nov 5 2:44 pm

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So-called "local" is "the MOOSE" which is rock. Its competition is 104.1 Midland, Rock 95.7 Barrie and Big 101.1 (essentially Q-107) Barrie.     

Bayshore serves the elevator and dental office market.     Not remotely competitive    

SOWNY » Markham Station Gets Power Boost » Fri Nov 3 5:37 am

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Fitz wrote:

I don't believe in Elvis

Blasphemy!

SOWNY » What's an internet radio station worth? » Sun Oct 29 2:14 pm

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echomaster wrote:

     So how does one find ig's stations?   

Some must find them entertaining or he wouldn't be pocketing $200/month
 

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