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SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » Today 7:56 pm

MJ Vancouver
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RadioActive wrote:

the original hank wrote:

you know it's getting bad when cable news stations air stories about the competition.

If you ever watch the dueling media-centric shows at 11 AM Sunday (CNN's is called "Reliable Sources" while Fox's bears the name "Media Buzz") both spend much of their 60 minutes tearing the other network apart. Can't say I've ever seen anything quite like it.

I actually watched part of Reliable Sources this morning, and I kid you not, a portion of the program was dedicated to CNN patting itself on the back for having the highest ratings among the three major cable news networks since the beginning of January. They even had a line graph comparing their ratings with MSNBC and FNC. It felt like an infomercial for CNN.

I can remember CFTO branding itself as Toronto’s #1 News many times, but I don’t ever remember them spending 5 minutes of a newscast showing how high their ratings are compared to the newscasts on CBLT, City or Global.

SOWNY » New Detroit Alt 98.7 No Local On Air Talent » Today 7:45 pm

Radiowiz
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That's Entercom for ya! I bet they think it's still not run cheap enough.
Reminds me of a time when Energy radio thought one voice one choice would work for hit music.

SOWNY » New Detroit Alt 98.7 No Local On Air Talent » Today 6:54 pm

paterson1
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There was a lot of talk even a little shock a few months back when long time alternative music station 89X in Windsor flipped format to Pure Country.   Immediately across the Detroit river WDZH The Breeze dropped the easy listening sounds for an alternative format with Detroit's Alt 98.7.

They kicked off the new music change with 10,000 songs commercial/announcer free.  They do have their on air line up now.  However a disappointment for some since their is no local talent from the Motor City.  More in this article from Inside Radio....
http://www.insideradio.com/free/look-ma-no-local-entercom-imports-all-national-talent-for-alt-98-7-detroit/article_14895196-575e-11eb-88bd-d73d2d88ee4c.html

SOWNY » Now THIS is some courageous reporting. » Today 4:51 pm

RadioActive
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In all the stories about what will be happening in Washington on Wednesday, I have to admit I hadn't thought of this. But it's certainly possible news people will be a huge and very visible target. I wouldn't want to be one of those covering this with a potentially violent and armed mob looking to make a deadly point. 

Journalists Prepare For Protests Where They Could Be Targets

 

SOWNY » Now THIS is some courageous reporting. » Today 3:37 pm

Bentwater
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Thanks, Dial Twister.  I'd pass on the assignment.  It'spretty stunning.

SOWNY » Now THIS is some courageous reporting. » Today 2:23 pm

Who among us would have taken this assignment?
Warning! Patriots in action. From The New Yorker...



 

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » Today 2:17 pm

Dial Twister
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the original hank wrote:

in a news report, one of the rioters was spotted yelling "death to nancy pelosi, mike pence, and john roberts!" i wonder if john's drop in popularity (among a certain group) would have played a factor in deciding to head for the studio? perhaps not,

John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
 

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » Today 2:10 pm

in a news report, one of the rioters was spotted yelling "death to nancy pelosi, mike pence, and john roberts!" i wonder if john's drop in popularity (among a certain group) would have played a factor in deciding to head for the studio? perhaps not,

SOWNY » Changes at Numeris » Today 1:40 pm

arc23
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Numeris said its plan is to design a “hybrid” audience measurement solution for markets not measured by PPM, using set-top box (STB) data, PPM and other demographic data that they’ll aim to have in place in “later in 2021” following the build of a national STB solution.
most of the tv networks have been using the data from stbs and streaming anyway so do we all get toonies now   

SOWNY » The Stars Shine in Other Sports-Why Not Hockey?? » Today 1:33 pm

paterson1
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When you tune in sports on TV, often the best commentators are retired former star players that bring in great analysis, humour and fun.  The NBA and NFL, even CFL have former star players as commentators.  But hockey? 
Didn't Bobby Hull try that once on Hockey Night in Canada?  We are not talking about those who played in the NHL but the best of the best that get into broadcasting when they retire.  More on this from Steve Simmons in the Toronto Sun..
https://torontosun.com/sports/simmons-why-is-it-star-players-dont-broadcast-hockey 

SOWNY » Phil Spector Dead At 81 » Today 12:27 pm

geo
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Lots'a material there for
 
 - Ashby, Roger
 - Hank, T. Original
 - Hedley, Neil
 - Paterson, Dale
et al

SOWNY » TSN 1050 Sounds Awful » Today 12:03 pm

Tardis
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They were actually fine for a time last night and then I tuned in again later and it was back to the distortion. Transmitter or STL issue?

SOWNY » Phil Spector Dead At 81 » Today 11:40 am

RadioActive
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Some sources are saying it was COVID related, others that it was natural causes. He ended his life as a convicted murderer but there's no doubt about the effect he had on radio, music and the Top 40. The list of songs he had a hand in looks like the ultimate greatest hits LP. 

An amazing life for a very talented but bizarre man, no matter how it ended.

Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer And Murderer, Dies At 81

SOWNY » Phil Spector Dead At 81 » Today 11:35 am

Storm
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According to a news item on the CBC Phil Spector passed away yesterday of natural causes. He was 81.

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » Today 11:23 am

alangee
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After the election it was like every 10 minutes Wolf Blitzer would announce, "Joe Biden has 306 electoral votes. He needed 270 to win." Now every other person is announcing that the Senate needs 17 Republicans to vote for the president to be removed, followed by asking whomever, "Do you think 17 Republicans will go along with it'? Like anybody knows for sure.

SOWNY » The Gumbo Kitchen celebrated 2 years on air and it's an excellent show » Today 11:19 am

If you want an eclectic, soul, r and b, New Orleans jazz sound, the Gumbo Kitchen with host Ronnie Littlejohn is a must listen. It airs on Friday nights 9-1 am on Jazz FM and it is a nice way to end the week with some really decent music that you won't get anywhere else. It is also informative and creative too!


This past Friday, the show celebrated 2 years on air...that is a good news story, I love listening to various genre's of music and this show offers that.

In this business that has had a challenging year, this is a good news story!

As a host too, Littlejohn, brings his love and enthusiasm to the show and he shares his past music chops too!

Oh and  don't work at the station, it just a good show for music afficiando's and I wanted to share it with, especially since it hit the 2 year mark this past Friday!

It is worth a listen for sure.






https://jazz.fm/app/uploads/gumbo-kitchen-jazzfm91.jpg

SOWNY » TSN 1050 Sounds Awful » Today 11:17 am

alangee
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It's sounds okay online on Radio Garden. That must be the studio feed. Hearing that it sounds so bad on the air, I'd guess something bad on the way to, or at the transmitter.

SOWNY » Name a forgotten commentator on Toronto talk radio » Today 11:04 am

Muffaraw Joe
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I used to love Jim "Shakey" Hunt on the Fan's Primetime Sports

SOWNY » Weather – Or Not » Today 9:40 am

RadioActive
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Another case where a proofreader would have been handy...But it kind of does get the message across.

https://i.ibb.co/kJnW9gb/wx.jpg

SOWNY » TSN 1050 Sounds Awful » Today 8:15 am

RadioActive
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I tuned it in Sunday morning. And it's still the same - completely unlistenable. So distorted and so much interference, you can't understand a single word being said. It's that bad.

I have no idea what's wrong but the fact it's been at least 15 hours since you first noticed it and it continues tells me it's either something really serious that can't easily be fixed, or that it has so few listeners, no one has called in to complain and no one from the station is monitoring it.

Could it be something at the transmitter? I just don't know enough about these kinds of things to be able to say.  

I'll check in later in the day to see if it's still going on. But this is a very, very long outage for a major market station. If they were the old 1050 CHUM, they would never have allowed it to go on this long.  

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » Today 3:21 am

Prod Guy
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RadioActive wrote:

NBC Nightly News has caught the "Breaking News" disease. On its 6:30 PM newscast, every story - and I mean every story - in the first two packs seems to be labelled Breaking News - even if some of it happened the day before.

It cheapens the newscast and the phrase itself.  

Lester Holt seems to identify the real breaking news with "late details" which are usually things that have happened since the report you're about to watch was filed. They're usually less than an hour old.  During the Trump administration they have also done an updated west coast version of the newscast somewhat regularly.  It has a graphic that says "Western Edition" during the intro.

SOWNY » Name a forgotten commentator on Toronto talk radio » Today 1:07 am

Jim Hunt

Walter Kanitz

June Callwood

Mac Lipson

Denis Woolings

 

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » Yesterday 11:53 pm

RadioActive
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the original hank wrote:

you know it's getting bad when cable news stations air stories about the competition.

If you ever watch the dueling media-centric shows at 11 AM Sunday (CNN's is called "Reliable Sources" while Fox's bears the name "Media Buzz") both spend much of their 60 minutes tearing the other network apart. Can't say I've ever seen anything quite like it.

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » Yesterday 10:27 pm

you know it's getting bad when cable news stations air stories about the competition.

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