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SOWNY » Wow, one week later and the Don Cherry fall out is still buzzing » Today 2:12 am

Glen Warren
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I can't help but wonder if an underlying reason for Don's dismal, was simply the cost of his contract.

The current Budweiser sponsorship of the segment aside, we all know that the 12 year NHL rights deal is costing Rogers large.  Look back to this past summer and the round of layoffs.

An opportunity to dismiss Cherry presented itself, and Rogers does so with "cause".  Money saved...

just a theory...  

SOWNY » Wow, one week later and the Don Cherry fall out is still buzzing » Yesterday 11:40 pm

Prod Guy
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If the Leafs were doing better they wouldn't be cancelling.  People lie.

"I won't be able to watch NHL, half of the Raptors games or Blue Jays anymore!  Take that, Rogers!"

SOWNY » Corus Sues Radio Rival In Edmonton Over Disused Branding » Yesterday 10:31 pm

paterson1
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Well I am sure that Harvard Broadcasting will have the best revenge in a few weeks when the ratings come out. The Chuck is going nowhere and their imported Seattle morning show is bombing big time in Edmonton.

SOWNY » More Toronto HD Radio » Yesterday 9:55 pm

Gumshoe
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fybush wrote:

There was audio on both HD2 and HD3 when I heard it in the car. This would have been Oct. 27, I think, 
 

Definitely not much earlier than that.

SOWNY » More Toronto HD Radio » Yesterday 9:52 pm

Gumshoe
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RadioAaron wrote:

Hrick wrote:

88.1 now broadcasting in HD. CBC 99.1 hopefully soon.

Interested so see what both do with this, as on the surface there isn't much point in either.

For 99.1, it would allow them to go stereo, while maintaining the clean signal being mono in analog gives them. Maybe a classical/jazz format on the HD2, or whatever else their online streaming numbers tell them has potential?

For 88.1, a cleaner signal in the core would result. There's no ratings opportunity there for an HD2.
 

I wonder if CBC would be permitted to put CBC Radio 3 or CBC Country on the sub-channel, or if they're exclusive to satellite.

SOWNY » CBC Warns Of Radio & TV Outages In Its Windsor Signals » Yesterday 9:46 pm

RadioActive
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The CBC is warning its over the air radio and TV station signals in Windsor may be unavailable at times this month, thanks to the installation of new towers and transmission lines.

I have to admit I've never heard of anything quite like this. You'd think that they might have made some sort of contingency plans or switch to back up facilities, but it would seem they don't have any! Which is definitely weird for the long established Canadian broadcaster. Their Internet streams will continue, although I'm not sure about Channel 9, which will run its 6 PM newscast online. 

Service interruptions possible as crews install new television antenna, transmission lines

SOWNY » More Toronto HD Radio » Yesterday 9:44 pm

fybush
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Gumshoe wrote:

fybush wrote:

When did that light up? I heard it three weeks ago when I was up in the Hamilton area.
 

I caught it about two weeks ago with Z103 on HD2, and silence except the AM530 text on HD3.  The HD3 audio was fixed the next day.

It was gone last week, but has re-appeared when I checked today.

There was audio on both HD2 and HD3 when I heard it in the car. This would have been Oct. 27, I think, 
 

SOWNY » Ottawa/Gatineau Underrated Radio Market? » Yesterday 9:40 pm

Supporter? I have neither knowledge of yourself or whoever this other person is. How about people actually base decisions on things they saw/heard and not assume based on heresay.

Now, can we please get back to the narrative of this forum? Thank you.

SOWNY » More Toronto HD Radio » Yesterday 9:39 pm

Gumshoe
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fybush wrote:

When did that light up? I heard it three weeks ago when I was up in the Hamilton area.
 

I caught it about two weeks ago with Z103 on HD2, and silence except the AM530 text on HD3.  The HD3 audio was fixed the next day.

It was gone last week, but has re-appeared when I checked today.

SOWNY » Corus Sues Radio Rival In Edmonton Over Disused Branding » Yesterday 9:29 pm

RadioActive
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Well, It wasn't the ruling I expected, but Corus won the claim that it owns the POWER moniker and brand and a court has ruled that it retains those rights, even though it abandoned the name and format almost two decades ago. 

Harvard Broadcasting, which had used it successfully to make a mark in the market, has decided not to "consume any more of the court's time" on it, and will have to seek a new identity. According to the Edmonton Journal article, it plans to ask listeners what they think it should be called. 

That can't end well. Just ask Boaty McBoatface.

The story doesn't say when they have to drop the name, but they obviously can't be expected to relinquish it overnight. Their website remains Power 107.

Corus Radio wins injunction in station naming 'power' struggle

SOWNY » T.O. Star Accepting Reader Comments Again, But Only On Some Stories » Yesterday 9:26 pm

Saul
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grilled.cheese wrote:

I was all over the comment section during the Rob Ford mayoral campaign when he annihilated George Smitherman

Guess they realized that ... and you became toast?https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/laughing.png

SOWNY » T.O. Star Accepting Reader Comments Again, But Only On Some Stories » Yesterday 8:04 pm

I was all over the comment section during the Rob Ford mayoral campaign when he annihilated George Smitherman

SOWNY » T.O. Star Accepting Reader Comments Again, But Only On Some Stories » Yesterday 8:03 pm

Saul
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RadioActive wrote:

It appears the ones that are there are marked by a small quote mark and pose a question to readers at the end of each piece - and readers are only able to answer those. It also requires signing in and apparently using your real name to leave your opinion.

If that truly excludes trolls and bots and such from commenting, great!
 

SOWNY » T.O. Star Accepting Reader Comments Again, But Only On Some Stories » Yesterday 7:54 pm

paterson1
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Most news outlets don't have comments available on every story. Even Fox's excuse of a website doesn't have comments on everything. It's probably more of a staffing/cost issue than anything. I was glad to see the Globe and Mail bring back comments and of course National Post and CBC let people give their take on most stories. CNN is still a laggard and hasn't brought back comments other than some sports stories. 

SOWNY » 'The Social' cast member Jessica Allen clarifies Cherry comments » Yesterday 7:45 pm

paterson1
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Don't know if this means anything but Jessica was not on the show today. Other than the statement by CTV, I wonder if anything was said on the show regarding her comments? Doesn't look like they did today anyway, I suffered through the first 10-12 minutes and nothing.

SOWNY » Ottawa/Gatineau Underrated Radio Market? » Yesterday 7:36 pm

RadioAaron
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TheConsultant wrote:

I As for the person who "didn't see it, but agrees"?? Really? Interesting. That's today's society... Outrage without evidence.

Um, I didn't see the comment, but assumed it was yours, and you just proved me right. Also, I don't have a problem if it is Ziggy/whoever back. I actually deleted my account out of frustration when Ziggy was banned. But way to turn on a supporter, I guess.

SOWNY » T.O. Star Accepting Reader Comments Again, But Only On Some Stories » Yesterday 7:23 pm

RadioActive
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A few years after the Toronto Star stopped accepting reader comments on their website, it appears they're back. But only on certain articles.

The Star has been allowing comments on its Facebook page, but had taken them off their main website a long time ago. I'm not entirely sure what the criteria is for when they open the lines of communication again, but the front page that was up at the time of this posting shows at least 6 stories that are accepting reader comments. The rest aren't.

It appears the ones that are there are marked by a small quote mark and pose a question to readers at the end of each piece - and readers are only able to answer those. It also requires signing in and apparently using your real name to leave your opinion.

SOWNY » Ottawa/Gatineau Underrated Radio Market? » Yesterday 7:22 pm

I deleted it because some people were offended. So, the vocal minority win again. As for the person who "didn't see it, but agrees"?? Really? Interesting. That's today's society... Outrage without evidence.

SOWNY » Evan Solomon named new host of CTV’s 'Power Play' » Yesterday 7:13 pm

RadioAaron
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Aytononline wrote:

This could mean programming changes coming to Talk Radio stations in Victoria, Windsor, London, St Catharines, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Pretty major ones in Ottawa, where Rob Snow's midday show was cancelled to make room for this. It's also unlikely that Evan will still do his live afternoon drive show there, so yet another big change for CFRA.
 

SOWNY » Jeopardy Returns To Network Television » Yesterday 7:11 pm

mace
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It has been 44 years since the Art Fleming/Don Pardo version of Jeopardy left NBC's daytime schedule. On Jan 7th, 2020 at 8PM, ABC will present "JEOPARDY: The Greatest Of All Time"  James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will compete.  The tournament will consist of a series of two back to back games each night. The player with the most combined winnings from the combined games wins the 'match'. Play continues on successive nights until one person has won three matches and collects the $1M prize. The other players will each get $250,000. The tournament could last 3 to 7 days.

SOWNY » Ottawa/Gatineau Underrated Radio Market? » Yesterday 7:08 pm

RadioActive
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Apparently whatever post is being referenced was deleted by the person who put it up. I didn't see it due to an ongoing family emergency. But I would just remind everyone that we've got a real good thing going here and there's a nice feel to the board. I'm pretty sure we'd all like to keep it that way. 

SOWNY » Evan Solomon named new host of CTV’s 'Power Play' » Yesterday 7:05 pm

Aytononline
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This could mean programming changes coming to Talk Radio stations in Victoria, Windsor, London, St Catharines, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

SOWNY » Ottawa/Gatineau Underrated Radio Market? » Yesterday 6:55 pm

RadioAaron
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Holliday wrote:

Ziggy/John is back.

Didn't see the post referenced in this thread, but I have to agree.
 

SOWNY » More Toronto HD Radio » Yesterday 6:53 pm

RadioAaron
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Hrick wrote:

88.1 now broadcasting in HD. CBC 99.1 hopefully soon.

Interested so see what both do with this, as on the surface there isn't much point in either.

For 99.1, it would allow them to go stereo, while maintaining the clean signal being mono in analog gives them. Maybe a classical/jazz format on the HD2, or whatever else their online streaming numbers tell them has potential?

For 88.1, a cleaner signal in the core would result. There's no ratings opportunity there for an HD2.
 

SOWNY » Twas the week before some radio stations go all in on Christmas » Yesterday 6:47 pm

RadioAaron
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markow202 wrote:

Not to go off topic but speaking of CHFI, as per their wikipedia they have low power re-broadcasters in odd places....  why?


Rebroadcasters of CHFI-FM
City of licenseIdentifierFrequencyRECNetCRTC Decision
GranisleVF235099.9 FMQuery99-36McBrideVF2305105.1 FMQuery 
Newfoundland and Labrador= nLabrador City/WabushVF205099.1 FMQuery87-864

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHFI-FM

Hobbyists or town councils that want to bring more radio service to their communities. The originating station have nothing to do with it, other than shrugging their shoulders and saying "Sure...why not?" 

SOWNY » More Toronto HD Radio » Yesterday 6:01 pm

fybush
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Gumshoe wrote:

Evanov has also lite up their HD subcarrier in Brantford on 92.1, with Z103 and AM530 on HD2 and HD3 respectively.

When did that light up? I heard it three weeks ago when I was up in the Hamilton area.
 

SOWNY » More Toronto HD Radio » Yesterday 5:12 pm

Gumshoe
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Evanov has also lite up their HD subcarrier in Brantford on 92.1, with Z103 and AM530 on HD2 and HD3 respectively.

SOWNY » Ottawa/Gatineau Underrated Radio Market? » Yesterday 4:25 pm

potentiometer wrote:

That is  incredibly offensive and not worthy of this  site.

Perhaps mic'em is right...cGrant redux?
 

SOWNY » Ottawa/Gatineau Underrated Radio Market? » Yesterday 4:06 pm

That is  incredibly offensive and not worthy of this  site.

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