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SOWNY » It's an all 80's Long Weekend! » May 18, 2020 5:00 am

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paterson1 wrote:

Yes, I agree betaylored BOOM is sounding pretty good this weekend musically but I too wish they were just a little broader in their selections. I realize they want to play songs that people know, and they do, but there is always room for a just a little more WOW factor with songs we don't normally hear.. A few more for a Sunday..

The Church- Under the Milky Way
World Party- Ship of Fools
Mitsou- Bye Bye Mon Cowboy
Alphaville- Forever Young
Elton John- Guess That's Why They Call it The Blues
Blue Rodeo- Diamond Mine
Alison Moyet- Love Resurrection
The Fixx- Are We Ourselves
Bryan Ferry- Don't Stop the Dance
FM- Just Like You
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excellent tunes for a Sunday paterson1, I could hear the chorus of each as I read down the list 🎢🎧

SOWNY » It's an all 80's Long Weekend! » May 17, 2020 1:12 am

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It's like word association but with songs...

Accept "Balls to the Wall"
Dokken "Breaking the Chains"
Queensryche "Take Hold of the Flame"
Iron Maiden "Aces High"

left turn at Albuquerque to

Fiction Factory "(Feels Like)Heaven"
Voice Of America "Story of Love"
Scritti Politti "Perfect Way"
Flesh For Lulu "I Go Crazy"
Cock Robin "When Your Heart Is Weak"
The Dream Academy "Life In a Northern Town"
Blancmange "Living On The Ceiling"
Ultravox "Vienna"
Til Tuesday "Voices Carry"
New Order "True Faith"

Toto "99"

That Korgis song is still perfect and unlike ALOT of eighties music has aged very well.

I wish Boom had more range with new wave CFNY era music, or even a bigger pop library to include some variety on these 80's weekends and on Friday afternoon/nights.

SOWNY » It's an all 80's Long Weekend! » May 16, 2020 1:37 am

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Only way I can do this is by separating rock/pop and the 80's new wave and then the home team. A lot of my favorite tunes were already listed and I genuinely applaud those who managed not to go overboard.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ€

INXS "Don't Change"
Wang Chung "Don't Let Go"
the Fixx "Stand or Fall"
Echo and the Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"
Duran Duran "the Chauffeur"
Killing Joke "Love Like Blood"
Corect Spelling "Love Me Today"
Erasure "Respect"
Sisters of Mercy "This Corrosion"

Donnie Iris "Ah Leah"
Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Night Ranger "Don't Tell Me You Love Me"
Rainbow "Street of Dreams"
Uriah Heep "That's the Way That It Is"
Golden Earring "Radar Love"
Motley Crue "Live Wire"
Van Halen "Panama"
Def Leppard "Armageddon It"

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Rush "New World Man"
Coney Hatch "Hey Operator"
Platinum Blonde "Not In Love"
Strange Advance "We Run"
Chalk Circle "April Fool"
Grapes of Wrath "All the Things I Wasn't"
Red Rider the whole "Neruda" album

SOWNY » Roger Ashby All Request Oldies Show This Weekend » May 14, 2020 1:20 am

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As RA says the Roger Ashby Oldies Show is on (The?) Jewel 92, I Googled it and it airs Saturdays 4-7pm and Sundays 9-12noon (in case you were out of the loop like me and haven't had a chance to tune in)

I'm looking forward to hearing Roger and all the requested songs this weekend, which is beer in mind.... the long weekend?😏

SOWNY » Are You Sick Of All The Live COVID-19 Press Conferences On TV & Radio? » May 13, 2020 3:37 am

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g121 wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

...
Now in terms of the government making it up as they go along, that really is more about Trudeau's speaking style. Justin often comes across this way with his hesitations and somewhat odd adolescent style that he still has.Β 
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While I don't speak French, I don't sense the hesitations nearly as much when Trudeau is speaking in French.Β  Β So is it more of a question of Trudeau doing a mental translation into English which accounts for some of the hesitation while speaking English.

Can those who are bilingual comment?

I've listened to a number of his speeches in the early days of the pandemic, and I agree with you g121 his phrasing is awkward and uneven.

I suspect the hesitation could come from poor breath control when reading out loud. It could be his drama teacher attempt to give added importance to his words in English, as well as the French/English translation factor. Maybe the sound levels in his ear piece switch up and down and distract him... the translation end of things is surprisingly amateurish and clunky.

"What got my potatoes boiling" what a great expression paterson1, I've never heard it before, and am definitely going to borrow it.

While I think the news conferences are important, personally I can't be arsed, as the Brits say, to listen to all the conferences all the time every day, after a while I found they add to the "what day is it and how many years have we been in self isolation" feeling... I do think it's a nice break for the on-air talent every day, plus fresh content etc.

67GreenRambler love the idea of escaping reality by watching the Patridge Family tv show for midday entertainment.

For me for lunchtime it's the πŸ’ hot stove league on the Fan 590 with Hockey Central and Jeff Marek and Burkie and guests and Leafs Lunch with Andi Petrillo over on TSN 1050, tho I'd love to go retro, back to my elementary school days, and watch the Flintstones and eat a couple of grilled cheese sandw

SOWNY » Lord Black weighs in on CBC » May 9, 2020 12:24 am

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Now if a comedian (or actor) was to make a movie about the life and times of Conrad Black instead of Rob Ford...

SOWNY » Singer Adele, rocking the mini-skirt for her 32nd birthday » May 9, 2020 12:04 am

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Jody Thornton wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

Oh, here's one that is interesting that I almost forgot.Β 
I've Never Been to Me- Charlene

What makes this song doubly terrible is the fact it was released in 1977 and was a minor hit (we played it in Thunder Bay) and then it was re-released in 1982 and became a major hit, so we were subjected to this awful song all over again!Β 

Another of note around 1977 would be
Got to Keep the Dogs Away- Thor (he should have stuck with body building)

And speaking of dogs..
Who Let the Dogs Out- Baha Men (a fun song if you are a six year old)

And finally something slightly more current but still bottom of the heap for me...
Can't Stop the Feeling- Justin Timberlake (where's the barf bag??)

I have to admit that I like some of the lame-o stuff you hate .....lol.Β  My mom loved that Charlene track, but what worsened it in 1982, was that they added that spoken portion during the instrumental break.Β  CHSC played the non-spoken version in 1982 (which I guess was the same version released in 1977)

Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" is excellent.Β  It reminds me of 80s R&B.Β  Not sure what it is you hate about that one.Β  Murray Head - I'm sorry but I really liked that one, and I agree that "Escape" was a tad overrated but I like Rupert Holmes' "Him".Β  And I admit that I like it most because I can imagine visiting someone's house and they have it playing on the 8-track player, while they play cards at the table, with a half-empty ashtray..Β  Pure Nostalgia!Β  Don't I just nauseate you guys?Β  LOL

I agree with you on Eric Clapton's "After Midnight", but I do agree that JJ Cale's version is VERY good.Β  I never knew that he also performed Cocaine.Β  Hmmm!

@betaylored singled out the Icicle Works?Β  Really?Β  That's a great song.Β  I'm shocked!

The Icicle Works tune is not exactly a terrible song Jody, but I do cringe, it brings back traumatic memories of being on a crowded dance floor and trying to figure out how to bop to it without loo

SOWNY » Singer Adele, rocking the mini-skirt for her 32nd birthday » May 7, 2020 4:27 am

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Yes yes! yes!! to all the cringe worthy songs you've named so far, and I will add "We Built This City" by Starship, or as I used to call it, "We Built This Sh*tty" and a dishonorable mention must go to Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me" they're one of my favorite bands, but I played that song to. death.

3 more:
Katrina and the Waves "Walking On Sunshine"
The Icicle Works "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)"
and Luba "Everytime I See Your Picture"

SOWNY » Okay time to shake it up, It's all 70's weekend, what is your fave hit » May 7, 2020 3:59 am

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The first atypical tune that came to mind for me is "Laguna Sunrise" from Black Sabbath's We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n Roll. It wasn't a huge hit or anything, but I remember discovering it during a 2am Sideshow and loving it. It's a beautiful piece that sounds more Mark Knopfler Princess Bride soundtrack, and miles away from the heavy rock Sabbath was known for.

I got a kick out of the brief discussion about music "to get romantic to" from the 70's, and definitely agree with the whole David Gates/Bread vibe, and I would nominate the Bee Gees "Main Course" and Elton's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

Since the Cars "Drive" was mentioned, I'll add Billy Idol "Eyes Without a Face" and Kim Mitchell's "All We Are" as two more fairly atypical tunes.

Here's the Sabbath, also suitable for a Sunday ;)

https://youtu.be/SGLGdTxdNXA

SOWNY » Okay time to shake it up, It's all 70's weekend, what is your fave hit » May 3, 2020 5:26 am

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paterson1 wrote:

Well I guess since Jody, cash, and betaylored are still in the game, so am I..
Let's see, out of the nine o'clock news how about...

Band of Gold- Freda Payne
Heavy Makes You Happy- Staple Singers
Tired of Waking Up Tired- The Diodes

So many good choices in this thread, always loved playing Tired of Waking Up Tired when I was doing midnights, do you think maybe sometimes we all forget how much more music is out there that we loved and it's times like these that these songs are even more comforting? isn't the right word, but just a safe in between space, a three minutes and something seconds getaway from "current affairs."

Killer thread idea Muffaraw Joe.

Stay safe fellow big yellow boarders! πŸ––πŸ˜ŒπŸŽΆ

SOWNY » Okay time to shake it up, It's all 70's weekend, what is your fave hit » May 2, 2020 1:02 am

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Cash beat me to FM's Phasers On Stun so I will go with:

Argent "Hold Your Head Up"
Raspberries "Please Go All the Way"
Streetheart's version of "Under My Thumb"
Blue Oyster Cult "Godzilla"

anything and everything by Supertramp, Genesis, the Police, and the "I Robot" and "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" albums from The Alan Parsons Project

Long live 70's music, wouldn't it be great if Q107 did a depth cut long weekend of programming...

SOWNY » Need a Break From All of This Virus Hub Bub? » April 28, 2020 12:07 am

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paterson1 wrote:

Many are growing weary of the constant and endless coverage of COVID-19.Β  Want to get away from all of the daily hullabaloo?Β  Well BOOM 97.3 just might have a little something for you!!Β https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cool.png

https://broadcastdialogue.com/torontos-boom-97-3-launches-covid-free-fridays-to-combat-listener-fatigue/
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thanks paterson1, I'll be tuning in, Boom is a dance party on Friday afternoons, no pandemic coverage is a bonus.

Wonder if more stations will look for a balance.

And how is this all going to play out on the Victoria Day weekend. Rerolls will be a challenge to put together, old Covid19 content will sound absolutely awful.

Voiceover:"Please, drink responsibly, and keep your social distancing game going." "Friends don't let friends drink in large crowds." I jest but the same ole same ole radio programming content won't fly with listeners, and a fairly captive audience at that the first official long weekend leading into summer.

SOWNY » John Moore Slags His Former All Night Lead In On Air » April 23, 2020 11:47 pm

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Being able to hear another human voice talking to you and all the other night owls/insomniacs is extra reassuring during this pandemic... but holy Hannah doing midnights is a tough shift to do, it's debatable which is harder, midnights, swing, or mornings.

Jason Agnew and Drex... there's the Rush rerolls then the Early Edition with Robert Turner.. to use a British expression, we late night listeners are spoiled for choice.

SOWNY » Could A Network TV Show Have Helped Inspire The Nova Scotia Massacre? » April 23, 2020 10:53 pm

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The way the timeline of the actual tragedy unfolded is worthy of a made for tv movie of its own. This week multiple radio analysts have been trying to comment on the mass murders without coming down really hard on the R.C.M.P. and the way the active shooting situation was handled (tweets from authorities to shelter in place but no emergency alert etc) I believe it was Bill Carroll on CFRA who told listeners of the woman who watched the news about the gunman on her television with her family and then went to work and was shot.

I hope Bell, Rogers, CBC and Corus are offering their radio and television talent metal health support because reporting on the Nova Scotia shooting plus the neverending Covid19 pandemic coverage (inject Lysol? really??) has got to be taking its toll.

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » April 18, 2020 12:21 am

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If an emergency reroll becomes necessary again on 640, I'd love to hear a few hours of the Stafford show back in the days when it was Ryan and Patrick doing the honors next to Mike. Don't get me wrong I love Staff and Supriya together, but during this pandemic some Before Times talk radio about the greatest generation and pop culture, with Mike and Patrick beaking Ryan for his music and language choices (and ending off with a Tina T produced classic "Happy Ending") would be a most enjoyable blast from the past.

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » April 15, 2020 1:53 am

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Now that the at home hosts, (except for Mike Stafford of course) and the board ops at the actual radio stations have been doing this for a while, it would be great if the sound levels could be stabilized somewhat.

There's a noticable volume jump when hosts at home throw it back to the station for spots and news. The Rush afternoon drive show on Newstalk 1010 was off the charts wacky yesterday, and constantly turning the volume up cause you can't hear the hosts, and then leaping out of the chair at the loudness of the station end of things gets tiring.

SOWNY » Show Prep: Hair Today Hair Tomorrow » April 15, 2020 1:37 am

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RadioActive wrote:

This is probably the only time I actually envy bald people!

I believe follicly challenged is the polite term for this unfortunate condition RA, and I know what you mean. As David Lee Roth once said to a rude interviewer who commented that the famous blonde mane was quickly disappearing "Hair today, gone later today."

SOWNY » Show Prep: Hair Today Hair Tomorrow » April 15, 2020 1:26 am

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Tickle Trunk wrote:

https://youtu.be/zsan_G7aUi4

That's bloody hilarious Tickle Trunk, dude looks a poor man's version Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones.(now there's an expression from the olden days)

note to self: buy several Leafs and Habs baseball caps to wear and FORGET the idea of DIY hair grooming.πŸ§’πŸ’ˆπŸ˜

SOWNY » Show Prep: Hair Today Hair Tomorrow » April 13, 2020 12:02 pm

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Today Peter Shurman commented on the morning show on am640 that his hair was definitely in need of a cut. Over the last week I've heard quite a few radio hosts say they could use one, and are starting to think they may have to tackle the job themselves.

I keep running across show prep type things I would bring to my listeners if I was still on-air to make this "quarentime" we're all living through more bearable/useful.

Like this: https://youtu.be/iaLKHMGbfGg it's top London hairdresser George Northwood showing how to give yourself a decent men's haircut.

Perhaps Peter Shurman and others on the big yellow board might find this useful info to have on hand.

It might also be entertaining content, from their home studio have a radio host cut their hair live on the radio, posting it on Instagram, and the results on Twitter, maybe even work in a haircut challenge charity tie in. I can see John Moore, or Ryan and Jay on Newstalk 1010 having a good time with this. Get listeners to share their own haircut attempts. Or is it too Q Morning Zoo maybe....

Stay safe guys.

SOWNY » Tear Down This Wall... » April 9, 2020 1:16 am

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thanks for letting us know unclefester, reading the news online, (and listening to it on the radio) seems to be the least stressful way to stay up to date and not overwhelmed.

newspapers, the old fashioned kind, that smelled of paper and ink and would leave your fingertips smudgy, man I miss 'em

SOWNY » Quibi Launched On Monday But Is There Anything Worth Watching? » April 6, 2020 11:03 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

Retaw wrote:

Not that they controlled this, but what a great time to launch a mobile-only, short-form streaming service.

That was noted in the very first sentence of the linked story:

"Quibi is either launching at exactly the wrong time or exactly the right time."

So if it doesn't work, I suppose they have less excuse than usual.Β 

Help RA, totally missed this somehow that you'd already posted about Quibi .... I've seen the ads for the short episodes of a couple of the suspense/horror/thriller shows on YouTube and some look surprisingly good with fairly major star power for actors, Sophie Turner from Game of Thrones, one of the Hemsworth hunks, etc and then there's the Canadian news show anchored by one of the fill-in co-hosts from the afternoon drive show on Newstalk 1010 last week, I can't remember her name but I enjoyed her on the radio.

I'd watch it if it meant watching ads a la YouTube, but fork money over, especially now? Meh.😏

SOWNY » Y'mean Nobody's Quibbling Over Quibi Yet ? ! » April 6, 2020 10:59 pm

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With all the brains here on the big yellow board that are into pop culture, cool things, and possibly something new to watch during the long dark teatime of the soul that is quarentine/physical is the new social distancing life as we now know it, I am mildly surprised nobody's posted about Quibi, especially since some of our own Canadian talent is launching a Quibi news segment.

Anybody interested in watching the news segment? Have you seen the spots for the thriller/killer Quibi drama shows on YouTube? Thumbs up, down or 😴 ?

Editor's note: just read that RadioActive has *already* posted about Quibi because hey... he's RadioActive (apologies RA)

Note to self: less caffeine, wear eyeglasses more often πŸ€“

As you were.

SOWNY » Mary Browns Chicken Pays To Lift Postmedia Paywalls For Month Of April » April 3, 2020 12:29 am

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RadioActive wrote:

Don't know how much they're paying for it, but either way, it's chicken feed.

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aaaannd...now I'm hungry
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SOWNY » New Bob Dylan Song » March 28, 2020 11:03 pm

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Chrisphen wrote:

Is it worthy, or is it Van Morrison-of-the-last-40-years/Rolling Stones-of-the-last-30-years avoidable?

Also of note for some, Nine Inch Nails has free-released two albums this week.

I'd missed seeing these releases, both Dylan and Nine Inch Nails are good choices right about now, thanks John D and Chrispen.

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » March 27, 2020 12:54 am

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RadioActive wrote:

I can confirm that among the promos running on RB, one of them contains the tag line "your isolation station." I also thought it was a bit eyebrow raising but they're using it anyway.

Wowza, thanks a second time RA, at this rate I wouldn't be surprised if someone suggested an Iggynoramus quarentine tagline for this forum: "the big yellow board for the bored!"

Stay safe everyone.😁

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » March 26, 2020 10:25 pm

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Thanks RadioActive, Jay will also have to take the one hour time difference into account when he moves back temporarily to Halifax.

Most of the radio hosts seem to have adjusted fairly well to the remote aspect of quarentine broadcasting. They're the blanket brigade, sometimes sitting under the sound dampening material during those times the kids or pets are making noise in the next room. At am640 Stafford at the studio and Supriya (under the blanket) have worked out a good way of passing control of the conversation during a guest interview back and forth, and over on Newstalk John Moore and Robert Turner are back to the usual quips.

Toronto radio is doing a wonderful job being part of the familiar fabric that helps us navigate through these days, it can't be easy but the hosts seem to know that people are tuning in even more than ever for distraction and information, and the sound of another human voice.

Any day now somebody is going to do a hey it rhymes promo "1010 radio, your official isolation station!" In fact I could have sworn I heard something exactly like that air once at the beginning of this past week, I had either Newstalk or am640 on. But I must have imagined it right? I can't decide if the promo worded like that was/would be cheeky and comforting, or odd and opportunistic.

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » March 25, 2020 10:07 pm

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I believe this afternoon during the afternoon drive show The Rush on Newstalk 1010 I heard Jay Michaels speaking about the changes in his family with a couple of job losses due to covid19, and that he's either thinking of, or is "picking up stakes" and moving everyone home to the east coast. I was in the middle of something so couldn't listen closely, or to what he said after that. Would Jay be able to pull a Drex and broadcast on 1010 from Fishtown (I call it that with affection having gone to university there) Did anybody else on the big yellow board hear Jay speak about this? It was around the time Doug Ford was first on with them...

SOWNY » Have You Ever Had A Broadcasting Nightmare? » March 24, 2020 9:50 pm

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I have two nightmares that rotate every few months, one is I dream that I'm back in the booth at my old station, doing my show and I only have two albums to play for the next couple of hours, the record library shelves are empty. The second is I've got a new dj job in L.A. or New York, but the board doesn't work, the request lines are going crazy, plus the hot line light is flashing, and it's my PD calling me.

SOWNY » Free NHL hockey now, free Crave tv next? » March 23, 2020 11:07 pm

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splunge wrote:

NHL's youtube feed is streaming the 1995 Flames/Rangers game where Messier scored a hat trick and nailed his 500th goal.Β  Apparently the league is going to make this a regular thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNnWcEzXWeE

Thanks splunge, man I miss hockey,
this is great news πŸ₯…πŸ’πŸ‘

SOWNY » Free NHL hockey now, free Crave tv next? » March 23, 2020 12:55 am

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Prod Guy wrote:

betaylored wrote:

I was scrolling through Twitter and read that TSN has unlocked the NHL channel for the next while to provide free access to the "best of" programming they're serving up as long as this season is suspended. That means lots of classic matchups and landmark games from years ago.

It'll be good to see the game played from a time when the shifts were longer and if a guy roughed up your goalie, there was a reaction from the bench, and payback in one way or another.

Do you think TSN's parent company Bell might find a way to give free access for a limited time to Crave, in order to offset the time and money people are spending watching newly released movies like The Invisible Man on YouTube and elsewhere?

Season 5 of Billions premieres on May 3rd, a free marathon of seasons 1-4 would be a good way to build an audience, and get people into the habit of watching Crave.

(If you're looking for a new show, Billions is brilliant, and lives up to the hype. Not family friendly, but brilliant.)

The NHL Network folded in Canada about three years ago.Β  Do you have a source?
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Just went back to Twitter to find the tweet I read from TSN Sports, and surprise! it's gone, looks like my "source" was a very good fake. Not the first time someone has been taken in, won't be the last. I usually do a screenshot for proof but I didn't this time. I don't watch TV anymore Prod Guy, otherwise I would have known that the story of free hockey on the NHL channel in Canada was fake. Thanks for setting me and the record straight.

Though the tweet was fake, the idea of Bell offering a free trial whether it be to sports, Crave or whatever, might be a good move, and a way for the giant company to build goodwill in the community and generate positive publicity.

With this weekend's very sad developments concerning Team Canada and the upcoming Olympics, there's scope for looking back at past games, and highlighting our world class athletes.

Will Bell a

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