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Thu Oct 12 12:53 pm  #1


The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

Can someone -- anyone explain to me the story behind the email I received today??

It's promoting the Globe and Mail online auction...

Yes you read that right -- the Globe and Mail auction.

Google it and see for yourself...

It claims you can bid and buy trips, watches, vehicles and home furnishings and more...

Opening bids are according to my email half of retail value...

Am I that really far behind the times???

What the hell is the Globe doing with this kind of "promotion"??

What's next??

The Newstalk1010 strip joint?? 

 


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

Thu Oct 12 1:11 pm  #2


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

unclefester wrote:

What's next??

The Newstalk1010 strip joint?? 

 

No, that would be AM 640, should they choose to go back to talk radio for men. 

 

Thu Oct 12 1:14 pm  #3


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

Here's the website: https://www.globeauction.ca/

 

Thu Oct 12 1:29 pm  #4


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

unclefester wrote:

What's next??

The Newstalk1010 strip joint?? 
 

Hells no ... There's a reason we got into a non-visual medium. 👙😘

 

Sun Nov 5 6:15 am  #5


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

Seems like this isn't a new thing. The bargain minded have been scouting the auction for at least 12 years.

 

Sun Nov 5 2:30 pm  #6


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

This is done by papers in markets across the country.
Nothing new here.
Because they're all losing money, they're grasping at straws, trying to survive.

 

Sun Nov 5 2:44 pm  #7


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

Mike Cleaver wrote:

  
 
  they're all losing money, they're grasping at straws, trying to survive.

Thanks Mike...

Honestly I  just couldn't figure this one out

You made It very clear...

"grasping at straws" 
 
yup...









 

Last edited by unclefester (Sun Nov 5 2:45 pm)


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Sun Nov 5 5:07 pm  #8


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

Mike Cleaver wrote:

This is done by papers in markets across the country.
Nothing new here.
Because they're all losing money, they're grasping at straws, trying to survive.

Something you've managed to do quite well over the years! Where did the time go? 

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Mon Nov 13 11:01 pm  #9


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

unclefester wrote:

      
 
 
    
  

 

 

What's next??

The Newstalk1010 strip joint?? 

 

And we have an answer

It's Newstalk1010 beer











 

Last edited by unclefester (Mon Nov 13 11:05 pm)


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Tue Nov 14 4:06 am  #10


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

unclefester wrote:


And we have an answer
It's Newstalk1010 beer 

HA!  Beer talk radio anyone?? 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOMkuRJXUAIJRIx.jpg

 

 

Tue Nov 14 9:11 am  #11


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

Classic headset..... one moment please I'll put you through.

 

Wed Nov 15 3:38 pm  #12


Re: The Globe and Mail -- Auction??? WTF????

Actually, I'd been on air at CKOV since Christmas Eve of 1961.  It was my first chance to crack a live mic, granted it was only to give the call letters, time checks and brief weather forecasts between recorded Christmas shows.  Started out as the station "gofer" after school and moved into operating, remote set ups, engineering, news and finally getting my own show in late 62.  That was the start of 55 years in radio and TV.  Best career ever, never worked a day in my life because I was having too much fun.