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SOWNY » The Evanovs’ Latest Plan: Switch Pride FM To 103.5 & CIDC To 103.7 » Yesterday 10:06 pm

Radiowiz
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RadioActive wrote:

This time, instead of trying to claim its Orangeville’s Z013.5 is actually a Toronto station, they want to change the frequency altogether and move the station one point down the dial to 103.7. What will go on the abandoned spot? CIRR, more commonly known as Pride FM, which would abandon a weak 103.9 and relocate to its sister outlet’s location

Pride FM is no more. Evanov group has switched CIRR to the ALL NEW PROUD FM effective immediately. 
Source:  http://proudfm.com/  

 

SOWNY » The Evanovs’ Latest Plan: Switch Pride FM To 103.5 & CIDC To 103.7 » Yesterday 8:53 pm

RadioAaron
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The amount of time they've sat on this is completely unfair to everyone involved.

SOWNY » The Evanovs’ Latest Plan: Switch Pride FM To 103.5 & CIDC To 103.7 » Yesterday 8:20 pm

tvguy
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CRTC Decision to (finally) be released by next Friday at 11 am.Dufferin Communications Inc.
CIRR-FM Toronto and CIDC-FM Orangeville – Technical changes
Public record for these applications: 2018-0285-1 and 2018-0286-9 Decision relating to the following application announced in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2019-225:

SOWNY » Oh, Oh, This Could Get Nasty » Yesterday 8:06 pm

paterson1
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Looks like the federal government will be chatting later this year with the world's information web giants.  I hope the government has some talented sales people on staff....

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-heritage-minister-steven-guilbeault-tells-web-giants-its-better-to-be/

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 7:35 pm

paterson1
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Oh, one other detail regarding the funeral for Mr. Peanut-

It was announced that former President Jimmy Carter would be doing the eulogy. Carter had been friends with  Mr. Peanut, since his days growing up on the family farm in Plains, Georgia.

SOWNY » All Star games are such a waste. » Yesterday 7:19 pm

cash
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Here it is in the middle of winter and there is no hockey on. Meanwhile, the Stanley Cup Finals don't end till June. Someone stop the madness. 

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 7:09 pm

Lorne
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paterson1 wrote:

Some of the details for Mr. Peanut's funeral have just been released-
Music Provided by - Ben & Jerry accompanied by Mrs. Dash and the Keebler Elves singing a selection from the Nutcracker, and two of Mr. Peanuts favourite songs- Nutbush City Limits and Got Ma Nuts from a Hippie 

Here's another song possibility ... maybe Dale Patterson could feature it on his online station. It's going to be hard for me to listen to it from now on without cracking up.

SOWNY » Why The Trump Impeachment Trial Isn't On Buffalo OTA Stations » Yesterday 4:25 pm

RadioActive
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cash wrote:

It's on all the Buffalo stations right now?

Yes, but that was the point. They'll join in it progress when something dramatic or significant is happening and leave it when it's not. Things have changed since the Watergate days, when it was on gavel-to-gavel and there was no other place ot tune it in. Now those choices are available both on cable and the web, and the networks no longer feel obligated to cover it non-stop. 

SOWNY » Why The Trump Impeachment Trial Isn't On Buffalo OTA Stations » Yesterday 4:15 pm

tri-cities
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CPAC has C-SPAN2 coverage of the impeachment trial.

SOWNY » Edge 102 morning show... » Yesterday 4:12 pm

Radiowiz
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Storm wrote:

Only there one year. Did not give them much time to build. Both came from successful ( and separate) gigs out west and now they are out on the street. Tough.

Sounds tough, but they knew what they were getting into. Most likely a one year contract. 
If I were them I'd stick together and go bug CBC Television...their videos are pretty good!!



 

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 3:36 pm

paterson1
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Some of the details for Mr. Peanut's funeral have just been released-

Pallbearers include- Oscar Mayer, Jos Louis, Mr. Noodles and Cracker Jack

Music Provided by - Ben & Jerry accompanied by Mrs. Dash and the Keebler Elves singing a selection from the Nutcracker, and two of Mr. Peanuts favourite songs- Nutbush City Limits and Got Ma Nuts from a Hippie 

For the reception snacks provided by Betty Crocker , Little Debbie, Slim Jim and Miss Vickie

SOWNY » Why The Trump Impeachment Trial Isn't On Buffalo OTA Stations » Yesterday 2:51 pm

cash
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It's on all the Buffalo stations right now?

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 2:10 pm

The kind of humour that destroyed AM Radio!

https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/smile.png

SOWNY » Why The Trump Impeachment Trial Isn't On Buffalo OTA Stations » Yesterday 2:01 pm

Mav
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Nielsen returns for day-one of the trial (12p to 7p ET): 10.7 million combined across all networks AND cable.  That's just 3.3 percent of the country.  CBS had the best over-the-air showing with just 1.9 combined nationwide.  The Price is Right averages 5.3 million viewers (4.2 in the 18-49 demo).  The choice is pretty clear to me.

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 1:50 pm

mace
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Apparently, during the third quarter, there will be a followup ad dealing with Mr. Peanut's funeral. I doubt CTV will run it. Far more important we see the 74th running of Canadian Tire Man and A & W Man commercials.

SOWNY » The National » Yesterday 11:59 am

Hamiltonboy
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Peter and Lloyd were usually just Monday-Thursday by the end of their careers.

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 11:49 am

RadioActive
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I heard he once auditioned for the Andy Griffith Show, but didn't get the role of Goober. 

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 11:45 am

paterson1
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In the last US election, Mr. Peanut voted Republican...
He thought Donald Trump might be a little nuts...

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 11:28 am

RadioActive
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I hear he was a terrible person. May he roast in shell. 

SOWNY » Why The Trump Impeachment Trial Isn't On Buffalo OTA Stations » Yesterday 11:28 am

RadioActive
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I initially wondered how much of the Trump impeachment trial would interrupt regular programming on the network affiliated stations in Buffalo, especially if something was happening during primetime. Turns out, it really hasn't been a factor.

And I wasn't the only one wondering. The Buffalo News has an article about why this historic event hasn't been given more prominence and when they plan to interrupt shows like The Price is Right in daytime or This Is Us in primetime. And it gives a fascinating look into the considerations that go into making these decisions. 

The main takeaways from the story:

-Cable's got it covered, so the traditional OTA outlets don't have to go wall-to-wall, as they did in the days of the Watergate hearings.

-They get complaints from viewers when their favourite shows are preempted.

-Advertising revenue is already precarious enough, and they can't afford to not show the paid-for spots. And

-When WGRZ is forced to cut into their shows, they shunt them over onto their subcarrier Antenna TV on Channel 2.2, so they're still available.

Local Buffalo TV executives explain their impeachment trial coverage decisions

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 11:26 am

paterson1
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Apparently, during the autopsy, rigor mortis had set in...yes, the coroner said it was the worst case of 
peanut brittle he had ever seen...https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/ermm.png

SOWNY » Toronto Financial Advisor Fined $15,000 Over CFRB Radio Show Referral » Yesterday 11:10 am

RadioActive
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This is a bit on the periphery of what normally appears on this board, but a financial advisor who used to host a paid Toronto radio show is in hot water over some leads generated as a result of one of his shows.

It's a bit of an arcane explanation, but it concerns an expert who used to be on air on one of CFRB's weekend programs.

Advisor fined for failing to disclose radio show referral arrangement 

SOWNY » The National » Yesterday 11:08 am

paterson1 wrote:

                                                                                                                                                         

I know there are lots of comments and thoughts about CBC's supposed left leaning news bias and actual content, and all of that is a big factor no doubt. 

Their news package to me has too much in depth backgrounder, or inside the story content at the top of the broadcast. This is likely not what most people want when they tune in.  Please, just do the news first, and then later in the show get into the "in depth" or behind the story content.

Also they have too many "social issue" stories at the top of newscasts.  Wrong place for this. The news of the day should always be first in the broadcast.  Later in the hour they should also lighten things up occasionally and present a more human side rather than dwelling on the "unfairness of society" so much.

People grow tired of being somewhat lectured to, and constantly told they need to be more this or that. CBC is not the only offender here, but they do tend to make things a "learning moment" more than others.

Also, I hate to say it, but the hockey playoffs hurt the National a lot on the main network. For three months every year, the newscasts are moved, interrupted, shortened and chopped up and like it or not this is not the way to build an audience. True, those that have the channel can go to CBC News Network but once a habit is broken with many viewers, it is really hard to get them back when they get used to watching something else. 

Dropping the 4 hosts is a good idea, but just a start. CBC does a lot of good reporting and they do break a lot of important stories, hopefully they can turn their signature newscast around.

You make some very good points here Mr. Paterson. All I would add is that I'd like to see Ian Hanomansing get the National full-time, Mo

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