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Sun Jun 18 9:16 am  #1


Who's the bigger fool ?

The buffoons in management that got the most trusted name in Canadian broadcast news, now apparently shilling for CFRB, to utter the freaking ridiculous phrase "An I Heart Radio Station", or said broadcaster for actually succumbing to such stupidity?

If I was Lloyd Robertson I'd have been telling someone to go piss up a rope. Just saying.

 

Sun Jun 18 9:34 am  #2


Re: Who's the bigger fool ?

verger wrote:

The buffoons in management that got the most trusted name in Canadian broadcast news, now apparently shilling for CFRB, to utter the freaking ridiculous phrase "An I Heart Radio Station", or said broadcaster for actually succumbing to such stupidity?

If I was Lloyd Robertson I'd have been telling someone to go piss up a rope. Just saying.

In my opinion, I don't consider it "shilling" per se. For me, to be an actual shill, Lloyd would have to identify himself, which he doesn't. Also, he is stating a fact, as opposed to a personalized endorsement of a product or service.
 

 

Sun Jun 18 9:47 am  #3


Re: Who's the bigger fool ?

I have no problem with it...

But I would be curious (and we'll never know) how many listeners actually know who that is...
 


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

Sun Jun 18 2:09 pm  #4


Re: Who's the bigger fool ?

Would you prefer he said "a CTV radio station"?  If Iheartradio does indeed go under, it's easily edited out.

No.  This isn't shilling in the slightest.  In fact, as Unclefester pointed out, it's up to the listener to know who the person is behind those sonorous pipes.  To me, it's well produced and sounds great.
 

 

Sun Jun 18 2:26 pm  #5


Re: Who's the bigger fool ?

Peter the K wrote:

Would you prefer he said "a CTV radio station"?  If Iheartradio does indeed go under, it's easily edited out.

No.  This isn't shilling in the slightest.  In fact, as Unclefester pointed out, it's up to the listener to know who the person is behind those sonorous pipes.  To me, it's well produced and sounds great.

I recognize Uncle Lloyd's voice, and have no problem with it at all.  He's a class act, and serves well as the voice of whatever the hell Bell Media is these days.  My problem is with i-heart-radio.  I have no clue what they are, and don't care.  Whenever I went through them to live-stream, it was a pain in the ass, so now I just google cfrb, and click on 'listen live'. 
 

 

 

Sun Jun 18 5:02 pm  #6


Re: Who's the bigger fool ?

The easiest solution?  Don't listen.  I certainly don't.  Haven't since the early 60s when Bill Deegan was talkin' to "mom in the kitchen" and Gordon Sinclair was embarrassing me when he'd let go with a "damn" or a "hell" while I was listening with my parents inconveniently by my side.  [like I'd ever listen to 'RB  by myself.  Not then.  Not now.  NO way.]

An "i-heart radio station"?  What heart?

Lloyd, by the way, is a great fella.  [but I'm still not gonna tune in...likely ever.]


The less 'Cyber Space' knows about me the better.  As a result I do not use my real name.  I would be willing to use yours' though.  No?  OK then.  So you 'get' it.  We're good.