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SOWNY » 1220 AM St. Catharines any action? » February 20, 2018 7:32 pm

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Similar amusement when heading north on Hwy 400, tuned to FM 104.1.   Buffalo, then Midland, then Buffalo, then Midland until settling for Midland beyond Holland Marsh

SOWNY » WHAT??? People still want CDs?? » February 17, 2018 1:47 pm

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RadioPaulPA wrote:

I just bought a CD off Ebay from the group "Rockapella", which includes the Carmen Sandiego theme song 

A CD player is useful for favorite travelling music in CD format collected in the 80s + 90s, although not everyone is into content like Paul.     Their loss.
 

SOWNY » WHAT??? People still want CDs?? » February 17, 2018 10:47 am

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Jody Thornton wrote:

I never thought there would be a day (at least from the vantage point of my 1990 self) that a shop would allocate space for LPs, but NOT CDs 

I had your post in mind while at the CIAS yesterday.   GM vehicles have all evidently dropped CD players while some Fords still have them.  For example 2019 Transit Connect station wagon, has a single disc CD player as std equipment.      Ford more years. 

SOWNY » Latest Toronto Star Cuts Illustrate Paper’s Hypocrisy » February 15, 2018 2:42 pm

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Radiowiz wrote:

The only "difficult times" with the Toronto star is that they are ripping people off, charging $4 for a Toronto Saturday Star paper   

Why would anyone pay $4 for the Red Star when for similar money or less, one's brain can be stimulated by the likes of Tim Kiladze, Doug Sanders, Margaret Wente & Konrad Yakabuski in the Globe and/or Scott Stinson, Christie Blatchford, Rex Murphy, Robert Fulford, Colby Cosh and (last but certainly not least) Conrad Black in the National Post?

SOWNY » Latest Toronto Star Cuts Illustrate Paper’s Hypocrisy » February 15, 2018 11:03 am

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When Conrad Black acquired Financial Post and re-launched it as National Post, print executives stated the GTA could not support 4 papers (+ neighborhood freebies) and that some would fail.   Buzz over at High Street yesterday was you should get your Star at McDonalds rather than via annual subscription 

SOWNY » Read It And Weep » February 14, 2018 1:13 pm

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cGrant wrote:

    It would have been better for Larche to go bankrupt, leaving all employees out of work and the listeners completely without a signal 

How long has Paul been struggling with the prospect of bankruptcy, cG?
 

SOWNY » It's World Radio Day - For Whatever That's Worth » February 13, 2018 1:25 pm

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Charlie wrote:

  Thanks to all of you who have worked, and still work, to bring radio to the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXN1yxax448


 

SOWNY » Tom Brown's Lid » February 12, 2018 7:34 pm

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Bay Bloor radio can fix your TV monitor or sell you one that works 

SOWNY » Shaw Communcations launches voluntary buyout program » February 9, 2018 2:59 pm

Jonny
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jon wrote:

   Shaw offered the buyout to almost half their employees!   

Investors seem to like what's happening as Shaw shares are higher on the day.     

Jonny (no relation to jon)
 

SOWNY » Shaw Communcations launches voluntary buyout program » February 9, 2018 2:09 pm

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Similar topic, different company:     Corus Entertainment has held just above $7 for some time now.   If it drops through what I believe Good Ol' Lou Skeezix would term that "support" level, where might it land next?    

SOWNY » Two border stations switching formats » February 4, 2018 7:51 am

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mike marshall wrote:

    It's Polka Time!   

AM 1300 WXRL Buffalo/Lancaster has an excellent polka program noon - 3:00 Sundays, Mike



 

SOWNY » The One FM Format Toronto Has Never Tried » February 3, 2018 12:45 pm

Jonny
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Jody Thornton wrote:

geo wrote:

The other difference is that in '58, Little Richard and Jerry Lee were enjoyed on AM radio whereas in 2018 a cassette or CD player provides the tunes

.   Uh Geo?  I think you meant 1998 for the cassette deck and CD player       

   


In his regular column in today's Tor Star Wheels, Jim Kenzie says the age of vehicles on the road has never been older, and goes on to state that any new car bought today will be better than the one it replaces.   Who in their right mind would replace an older vehicle that runs fine, with one not equipped with essential equipment like a cassette deck and CD player?    Priorities, baby.
 

SOWNY » a grape day » February 1, 2018 10:08 am

Jonny
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grilled cheese for lunch

SOWNY » The One FM Format Toronto Has Never Tried » January 31, 2018 4:42 pm

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Dale Patterson wrote:

   It has nothing to do with the music, just a reflection on changing demographics   

Doug Ford told John Oakley a few minutes ago that when he is crowned Premier Ford he will take care of the interests of all demographics.    
 

SOWNY » When It Comes To These Great Radio Stories, The Market Doesn't Matter » January 31, 2018 10:04 am

Jonny
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"be kind to one another"
Ellen Degeneres & Ephesians 4:32
(not necessarily in that order)

SOWNY » The One FM Format Toronto Has Never Tried » January 30, 2018 11:15 am

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ig wrote:

     I'm honestly surprised Moses hasn't started an HD oldies station or 3 

As reported right here in SOWNY by Neil Hedley, AM-740 has walked away from vintage rock 'n roll in favor of the eighties.    They seem intent on capturing that popular & profitable CHFI FM 98 vibe
 

SOWNY » Being Frank.. » January 30, 2018 10:53 am

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grilled.cheese wrote:

My woman and I willingly saw Sicilian Vampire at the "show (as old people call it) 

You call that a show?     Stormy Daniels at House of Lancaster is a SHOW
 

SOWNY » Kitchener - Waterloo radio history » January 27, 2018 10:18 am

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Although it doesn't appear on your program list above, Schoone drew a MASSIVE radio audience on Thursday evenings 1958/59/60.        Requests & dedications (mostly phony but all in fun).    It was the talk of K-W C & VS (KCI for short)

SOWNY » Alex Pierson Pays Off For 640 » January 27, 2018 10:13 am

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betaylored wrote:

   a few people are now socking away funds, just in case their past behavior comes to light.

 . . . or considering a move to argentina
 

SOWNY » Kitchener - Waterloo radio history » January 26, 2018 6:37 am

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mike marshall wrote:

[    it was Jack Schoone 

BINGO!
 

SOWNY » rock 'n roll riot » January 20, 2018 7:50 pm

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For years, a group of us meet in Collingwood or Elmvale or Stayner on Saturday evenings for a beer + a burger and to listen to the Rock 'n Roll Riot on FM 97.7 the Beach @ 7:00 p.m.   Tonight it isn't there.  Hopefully a temporary setback.    

SOWNY » Montreal hockey writer Red Fisher dead at 91 » January 20, 2018 7:45 pm

Jonny
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was he inspiration for Red Fisher of Scuttlebutt Lodge and in turn for the Red Green show, or am I thinking of someone else?

SOWNY » One Of The Most Dreaded Words In TV News Returns » January 19, 2018 10:47 am

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RadioActive wrote:

  When is a person officially deemed “elderly?” 

A person is elderly when they complain about the price of a cup of coffee going up a nickel or a 25 cent fine levied for an overdue library book, but at the same time are comfortable with the market value of the home they purchased in 1965 for $16,000 increasing by $8,000 a month
 

SOWNY » Alex Pierson, Lior Samfiru & An AM 640 Wednesday Nightmare » January 18, 2018 8:15 am

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tc143 wrote:

   I was thinking of E Grant the entire time.   

cGrant was likely beside herself throughout the entire show
 

SOWNY » Stafford gives shoutout to sowny contributor » January 17, 2018 8:13 am

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Jonny wrote:

  Corus Entertainment (CJR-B) shares began dropping in price around a quarter to ten, and are currently trading at a five year low   

Still dropping, how low can they go (Hey Lou is this a buy opportunity for contrarian investors?)
 

SOWNY » Stafford gives shoutout to sowny contributor » January 15, 2018 2:01 pm

Jonny
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In related news, Corus Entertainment (CJR-B) shares began dropping in price around a quarter to ten, and are currently trading at a five year low.     Neither Lou Schizas or Amanda Lang could be reached for comment.

SOWNY » What exactly is "topics worthy of discussion"? » January 12, 2018 10:28 am

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grilled.cheese wrote:

It's a great day for talk radio.

Not according to pg. B8 of today's Globe ROB, where an analyst has again dropped the target for CJR.B (unofficial til Ol' Louie Skizzis weighs in)
 

SOWNY » Scheer crap - bad music can kill an ad. » January 12, 2018 10:23 am

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betaylored wrote:

  I could care less about the brand

Please quantify, how much less


 

SOWNY » What exactly is "topics worthy of discussion"? » January 11, 2018 11:38 am

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Chrisphen wrote:

Oakley. The name rings a bell. Wasn't he a big Rob Ford guy?

And vice versa.
 

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