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SOWNY » Did You Ever Win Something From A Radio Station? » Today 10:25 pm

I won tickets to the Sportsman show and the Auto show from Q107.

SOWNY » Did You Ever Win Something From A Radio Station? » Today 5:39 pm

Broodcaster
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Anyone remember two-for-two on CJRN in Niagara Falls more than 40 years ago?

SOWNY » Did You Ever Win Something From A Radio Station? » Today 5:18 pm

NW
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How about a coffee table book from Radio Prague?

Also recall correctly answering a question and winning something from Global TV back when they had SPORTSLINE with Tatti and Hebscher on at 11:30 p.m.  I don't recall what the prize was.

SOWNY » Did You Ever Win Something From A Radio Station? » Today 5:13 pm

Dale Patterson wrote:

I won a K-Tel album from Don Daynard at CKFH in 1967. Twenty years later - in 1987 - I won some albums from Andy Frost at Q107. Twenty years after that - in 2007 - I won something from Gord James at CHUM that I never picked up. Can't wait for 2027.

Also won a key chain from Joe Donovan at WHAS around 1987, and I recall winning a mug from AM740 a couple of years ago that's still waiting for me. It's funny how I only seem to win radio contests in years ending in seven, but it's not by plan. Not a big contest guy, but every 10 or 20 years...

SOWNY » IPTV shutdown? » Today 4:55 pm

pinto
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Pile of european servers and their resellers got taken down.  Using IPTV is akin to using torrents in my mind (small as it is)  Not worth it.
Do I pirate??  Some stuff.. absolutely!  Because someone decided it's not available here.  If my house has to be in Australia to watch a show... so be it.

SOWNY » This Weekend’s Detroit Radio Reunion Boasts Amazing Line-up » Today 4:49 pm

TomSanders
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The coda pic -- this is a spontaneous gathering, at the front of the room, of CKLW alumni. From left to right: JoJo, Bill Hennes, Charlie O'Brien, Jim Edwards, Pat St. John, Max Kinkle. If my memory is correct, Joey Reynolds, mostly obscured, is on Max's right.
https://i.ibb.co/GMPQc6Z/CKLW-group-1.jpg


Shotgun Tom Kelly was there -- didn't get a pic with him, but it wasn't until the next day that I realized I could have been introducing myself as "Shotgun Tom Sanders IN the night time," hi (speaking of missed opportunities).

Tom Shannon had family issues that prevented him from attending. Rosalie Trombley and Herb McCord have health issues that prevent them from traveling.

And into Sunday I still ended up wishing that Byron MacGregor could have been there, to talk about the days when the Big 8's news director was a recording artist with a record in the top ten. Of the CKLW alums who've passed, his name  was mentioned the most times. Each time it was, I'd think: the US dollar took another pounding on world markets .....
















 

SOWNY » For Those Still Into Shortwave...A Major Milestone » Today 2:54 pm

andysradio
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Listen to it every week. Congrats Glenn!

SOWNY » For Those Still Into Shortwave...A Major Milestone » Today 2:53 pm

RadioActive
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I'm not sure, but this could be the oldest continuous show on shortwave radio. And it's still on!

Glenn Hauser’s World of Radio reaches 2,000th show

Glenn Hauser's World of Radio site
 

SOWNY » This Weekend’s Detroit Radio Reunion Boasts Amazing Line-up » Today 2:48 pm

RadioActive
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Thanks for the pics, Tom. I'm sure many old Motor City types that congregate here appreciate seeing them.

Everybody in them is young. It's the camera that got old!   

SOWNY » This Weekend’s Detroit Radio Reunion Boasts Amazing Line-up » Today 2:42 pm

TomSanders
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Me with Robin Seymour at his vendor's table, for his memoir "The DJ That Launched 1000 Hits." Hob-nobbin with the Robin, I don't collect pics of myself with celebrities, and my plan for the day was to observe and listen, and not be intrusive. This plan was quickly scrapped --

https://i.ibb.co/kqPfPjk/TOR-w-Robin.jpg


Colleen Burcar, who was the traffic reporter on CKLW AM-800 during its Music Of Your Life days in the early 90s, and on FM 93.9 thru all its format changes, and who seemed genuinely pleased that someone remembered her --

https://i.ibb.co/cvsHdqv/TOR-w-Colleen-Burcar.jpg


Jim Edwards --

https://i.ibb.co/ky80DBt/Jim-Edwards.jpg


With JoJo --

https://i.ibb.co/0FhRTYD/TOR-w-Jo-Jo.jpg

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With Bill Hennes, who loved being reminded that he was "Wild Willie" on WTAC in Flint in the 60s. He asked me to sit with him in the front row occupied by the CKLW alumni. I did, and should have waited there until the empty seat's owner returned. When in Rome ... and I didn't wand to be gauche --

https://i.ibb.co/g6CdkRQ/TOR-w-Bill-Hennes.jpg


With Max Kinkel, who was familiar with DXing and who knew what a QSL card is. He was on CKLW from 9 to midnight, heard from lots of places, and remembered Philadelphia as one with a contingent of Big 8 listeners --

https://i.ibb.co/Bjfffqr/TOR-w-Max-Kinkel.jpg


With Pat St. John, who looks great. I told him the story of driving up Broadway in my El Camino and hearing him play a Bob Seger song, and that I felt like I was back home --

https://i.ibb.co/Hx9y6W3/TOR-w-Pat-St-John.jpg


Fred Jacobs, the Detroit-based consultant who created the classic rock format, was with Jim Edwards, standing off to one side and looking forgotten. I saw his name tag and said "I know you -- you're famous!"

https://i.ibb.co/FhWH3QN/TOR-w-Fred-Jacobs.jpg


With Jerry Goodwin from WKNR AM and FM, and Jim Kerr from WPLJ and WAXQ New York --





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SOWNY » SPEAKING OF PETERBOROUGH » Today 2:42 pm

andysradio
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740 pounds into Peterborough 24-7 just like 860. The listener must be in a bad location - basement or a flat on the wrong side of an apartment block.

SOWNY » IPTV shutdown? » Today 11:43 am

Radiowiz
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ig wrote:

What does 'all IPTV is shutting down' mean?  
 

I think I'm mainly referring to this:  https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/police-shutdown-an-illegal-iptv-service-with-50-million-subscribers/ 

I'm not sure what the future of IPTV will be now, but I do know that if I do not get American commercials, along with UK and Australian ads I will not be happy. 

 

SOWNY » Did You Ever Win Something From A Radio Station? » Today 11:16 am

ig
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A large part of my early teens was funded by $6.80 and $10.50 weekly news awards.  Seemed like a fortune back then and with a couple of scanners I made out like a bandit.

(Scanners you had to buy crystals for each channel for don'cha' know .  I still have 155.400, 411.9875 and 150.670 branded in my little brain. 
 

SOWNY » IPTV shutdown? » Today 11:13 am

ig
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What does 'all IPTV is shutting down' mean?  
They're going out of business, they're being blocked.... ??
I know about Vader streams but that was a matter of time.

If they're being blocked why not just add a vpn router?
I'm confused.


Radiowiz wrote:

I use IPTV to get the American commercials and also to enjoy TV from the UK, Australia and other (English language) parts of the world.

However, effective immediately, once you finish off your IPTV membership, all IPTV is shutting down.
No renewals will be granted. Some IPTV services have shut down with paid customers, left with no service.
This is very sad.

I may also be a paying customer of Rogers cable, but I still want my IPTV!!! 






 

 

SOWNY » Rogers Wants To Swap CFMT & City TV Channels In Repack Move » Today 11:04 am

Impact Post Repack:

1. Theoretical increase in coverage for CITY-TV.
2. Decrease in coverage for Global Toronto. About half the power they are now. That's a 3dB impact on signal strength.

Good news is that the Rogers stations are remaining on the CN Tower. One of the earlier FCC repack documents hinted CITY, CFMT and CJMT were to move to First Canadian Place.

SOWNY » Rogers Wants To Swap CFMT & City TV Channels In Repack Move » Today 10:30 am

RadioActive
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Rogers has officially requested permission from ISED to change the over-the-air channel positions of its CFMT (OMNI 1) and City TV when the digital repack swap occurs next year.
 
OMNI remains on channel 47 as of now, with City operating off of channel 44. In the coming move, City was supposed to go to channel 30 with OMNI heading to 18. It now wants to reverse that sequence, putting City on 18 and OMNI on 30.

Why do this? Rogers application to the CRTC says it's the only way to ensure the playing field is level.  

"Rogers is also proposing to increase CITY-DT’s allotted DTV ERP on channel 18 from 12,200 Watts to 49,400 Watts. We note that channel 18 is dual first-adjacent with CICA-DT (TVO) and CIII-DT-41 (Global). The reduced spectrum allocated for the 600 MHz channel repack can increase the incidence of first-adjacent channel assignments, which are known to negatively impact reception to the weakest signal (i.e. CITY-DT).

"Accordingly, the request to increase CITYDT’s ERP is designed to mitigate the risk of potential first-adjacent channel interference and any OTA signal reception issues that may arise as a result of the 600 MHz repack. Specifically, CITY-DT’s proposed increase in ERP will bring its signal power in a desired ratio to the first-adjacent channels thereby reducing the potential for interference."

 
The big switch will be one of the later and final repack moves when it takes place in early May 2020.
 
CFMT application
 
City TV application

SOWNY » SOWNY Founder Comes “Close But No Cigar” » Today 10:19 am

Ms. C.
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Dale, you might want to post directions on where to exit Hwy 401 & the best route from there to Falcon Pub.     
Am hoping to meet Mike Marshall there tomorrow afternoon.     Free beer is a powerful draw

SOWNY » IPTV shutdown? » Today 10:09 am

markow202
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I have to renew my Buzz TV box however, would I be wasting my time at this point? 

SOWNY » The reviews are in and critics are liking Canada's own Lilly Singh! » Today 9:59 am

AMFM
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I see she's not too judgemental.  She's already scrubbed Trudeau as a future guest.

SOWNY » IPTV shutdown? » Today 9:37 am

pinto
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cCloud is still going, but we'll see for how long

SOWNY » IPTV shutdown? » Today 9:21 am

Radiowiz
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I use IPTV to get the American commercials and also to enjoy TV from the UK, Australia and other (English language) parts of the world.

However, effective immediately, once you finish off your IPTV membership, all IPTV is shutting down.
No renewals will be granted. Some IPTV services have shut down with paid customers, left with no service.
This is very sad.

I may also be a paying customer of Rogers cable, but I still want my IPTV!!! 






 

SOWNY » The reviews are in and critics are liking Canada's own Lilly Singh! » Today 8:05 am

mace
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Some Late Night Numbers courtesy of the website TV By The Numbers. In the 11:35pm slot, Colbert is averaging 3.63M viewers this year. Fallon is 2.31M and Kimmel is at 1.98M. At 12:35am, Seth Myers is averaging 1.39M, James Corden at 1.30M and Nightline sits at 1.23M viewers. Carson Daly was averaging 690,000 viewers in the 1:35am slot. I wonder if Lilly Singh will improve on that number.

SOWNY » Photo from 2001 shows Justin Trudeau in Brownface » Today 7:37 am

Dial Twister
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Dale Patterson wrote:

g121 wrote:

Dale Patterson wrote:

The Big Red Tent is now the Big White Tent, with eyeholes.

The good news for Trudeau is that it will help with the racist vote, and those who think groping women is a good thing.

Absolute rubbish comment.

Maybe this forum should be one of the few Politics-Free zones as I'd like to keep liking & respecting you guys.

Thought I'd add a humour to the place. 

That's why god created smileys, Dale, so people will know you weren't entirely serious. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/wink.png


 

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