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SOWNY » Would You Openly Advertise The Competition On Air? City TV Just Did » September 16, 2019 8:40 am

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I've heard CBC tv ads on CFRB radio for a long time. My guess is that Bell Media does not consider CBC TV content a threat to there bottom line.

SOWNY » Peter Shurman on Toronto Mike'd » August 10, 2019 4:18 pm

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Peter also said he is at 640 because 1010 offered him one "round table" on Friday Morning. He also said that he is retired and has no interest in getting full time work.

SOWNY » Liberals spending on media advertising like drunken sailors » August 1, 2019 12:16 pm

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It's becoming harder and harder for advertisers to reach people like me through traditional media. (Radio, TV, Newspapers). So with all of the money they are spending, none of the advertising is reaching me.

SOWNY » GNR 640 - Morning Show » July 24, 2019 5:32 pm

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Thanks to vwjets for posting the tweet. I did not realize how bad it was. The HR people at Corus has some decisions to make.
So if Mike does not return what will Corus do with the Morning Show.

SOWNY » GNR 640 - Morning Show » July 24, 2019 11:38 am

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I don't think Mike is gone, 640 morning and afternoon drive shows are better then what's on 1010, so I don't think they will risk any major changes. If Mike typed something on Twitter or another site he may be told to focus his energy on his radio show and to stay away from the rest.

SOWNY » Algonquin Park » July 16, 2019 7:44 pm

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On a recent trip through Algonquin Park ( hy 60 ). I was having a hard time finding a station, any radio station. To my surprise AM 640 Toronto came in crystal clear. Has anyone else been to a remote area and been surprised what stations came in.

SOWNY » Raptors Parade Coverage » June 17, 2019 5:01 pm

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I was live streaming on my cell today, I stayed with Global for most of it, I did not know Global finished at 1pm on tv because the live streaming continued till the end.  I did see some of CBC and CTV.
Over all I thought it was good.

SOWNY » Rogers Tries To Stop North Bay From Getting New Radio Station » June 7, 2019 6:10 am

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Saying there is not enough advertising dollars for a new radio or tv station is standard practice. I don't think this has anything to do with Roger's. If you replace Roger's with Bayshore or Blackburn they would have said the same thing.

SOWNY » CBC's The National is tanking in the ratings despite Federal Funding » June 4, 2019 4:33 pm

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Does anyone know what the online numbers are. Any one can go onto YouTube and see how many views each video has, from what I've seen CBC puts more news on YouTube than anyone else.

SOWNY » CFRB Simulcasts TSN 1050 After Raptors Win » May 26, 2019 7:38 am

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680 was focused on the traffic in the downtown core. They did that every few minutes. They did not say much about the game. At least not at midnight.

SOWNY » Rogers' OMNI Wins Must Carry Ethnic Licence But How Much Will You Pay? » May 23, 2019 12:19 pm

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This will not affect me because I do not have Cable. Will this be better than having an Online only service. Will this be enough to stop people from cancelling there cable package. The CRTC will need to do something to get us to sign up for cable but I'm not sure if this is it.

SOWNY » who's buyng CJR-B? » May 15, 2019 12:31 pm

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So it's the non voting shares that are for sale ( Class B ). Does Shaw still own the voting shares ( class A ). If Shaw does not then who is the controlling share holder of Class A shares.

SOWNY » CBC Radio (2) Music » May 1, 2019 10:25 am

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I listened to CBC Music for the first time this morning. I had it on as back ground music while driving in rush hour traffic. There was very little spoken word and almost no news. Over all I thought it was one of the better music stations.

SOWNY » The Fan 680? » April 29, 2019 1:29 pm

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I'm a little surprised there is not more sports on the radio. I understand that not all sports work well on Audio vs video but with 10 plus all sports channels and only 2 radio stations in Toronto you would think there would be more live sports on 680 news and NT 1010.

SOWNY » CFMJ line up changes » April 24, 2019 6:01 am

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I listened to Global news @6 for the first time, the only thing I did not like was the weather. A lot of tv weather reports has photos or pictures sent in from viewers, this does not work on radio, so I really had no idea what they were laughing about. The rest seemed okay.

SOWNY » What's in the water at 640? » April 16, 2019 7:39 pm

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I had Peter on this morning, I thought it was a good show. I think he was really in the Toronto Studio and not doing the show from home.

SOWNY » The Friendly Giant » March 29, 2019 2:03 pm

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When I was very small the Friendly Giant was appointment tv for 15 minutes each day. 

https://brioux.tv/2019/03/remembering-a-giant-of-a-man-bob-homme/

SOWNY » Kevin Frankish » March 16, 2019 2:38 pm

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Kevin Frankish has his own YouTube channel call " Try to keep up "

https://www.youtube.com/user/frankishkevin

So far I've enjoyed what he has produced.

SOWNY » Radio ratings Toronto » March 12, 2019 7:16 pm

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This is a good site that compares TSN vs Sportsnet radio in Toronto.

https://torontosportsmedia.com/2019/03/11/fall-winter-2018-2019-sports-radio-ratings/

Is there any site that looks at NT1010, GNR640, 680News and CBC Radio 1.

An easy to follow look at the ratings for talk/news stations in Toronto would be an  interesting.

SOWNY » Unbelievable! CBC Radio One Breaks Away From JWR After Just 10 Mins. » March 6, 2019 1:31 pm

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I have a hard time believing that the CBC does not have the technology, time or money to have a National News Day Time Special. I don't listen to CBC anyway so for me it does not matter, the big 3 for profit stations all understand that a day like today is good for ratings and in the end, good for there bottom time.

SOWNY » Letting people vent and blow off some steam. » March 1, 2019 10:32 am

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Last night on CFRB I turned on the radio around 10pm and I heard people venting with real passion and conviction, not being cut off or interrupted by the Host.
This made for great radio and was a needed  public service.

The radio station does not always need to have the traffic reports or the news on time. Sometimes it's nice just to let people talk.

SOWNY » CFMJ line up changes » February 27, 2019 1:06 pm

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I was wondering how long it would take before Global News @6 came to radio. I also don't think it will be much longer before NT1010 starts airing CTV News @6. This is already being done in most markets.

I wonder how long before Global National and ET Canada find it's way on to radio.

SOWNY » 640 Gets New Mid-Morning Host Next Week - & It's Not Peter Shurman » February 25, 2019 1:15 pm

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Peter Shurman's name keeps coming up as a possible replacement on any available times slots. Does any one know if Peter even wants a full time steady job. It seems to me that he might be happy with the set up that he has now. It sounds like he works from home most of the time. If he is not looking for work and only something to do, the present set up is a win-win, for both Peter and Global.

SOWNY » Only in Canada » February 1, 2019 7:23 pm

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Only in Canada would you find a radio station in a barn.

https://youtu.be/Sbswv1Ecbcw

SOWNY » Rose Bowl Parade » December 29, 2018 9:18 pm

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The Rose Bowl Parade will be on 6 different channels. Does anyone know the history on why they decided to go in this direction instead of just using 1 network. I think CTV still has the rights for the parade in Canada.

SOWNY » CBC launches streaming service GEM » December 22, 2018 3:20 pm

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I've noticed a lot of Power & Politics is showing up on YouTube for free. So I don't see the point in having to pay for it to.

SOWNY » Looking 5 years ahead » December 18, 2018 7:21 pm

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With the CRTC handing out 5 year licenses and being it's the end of the year. A time when we predict what may happen in the coming year.

So what will OTA tv and radio look like in five years. Will we see any stations added, what stations will be gone and what stations will be around in name only with no staff, or almost no staff.

I think Yes tv and Omni will be gone. So will CTV 2. I'm wondering if places like Halifax will have any local tv station at all.

Radio is a different beast, at least for me local radio matters. I need to hear stuff that a National or syndicated show can't give me. So I don't see a lot of changes happening in this area.

SOWNY » Programming changes @ Global tv » December 14, 2018 9:24 pm

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No one would expect Global, City, CTV to have the same type of morning show but the only thing Global has done so far is extend there local morning show in Toronto and call it a national show. So now might be a good time for them to set up there own stand alone show. This would also be a good time to have a show that's not filmed in Toronto.

SOWNY » Programming changes @ Global tv » December 14, 2018 1:24 pm

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By the end of the year 100 Huntley Street will no longer be on Global. Like other broadcasters they are moving there programs to a streaming service.

So what will Global do with the 9:30am time slot. Will they extend there morning show again or maybe another repeat of ET Canada.

SOWNY » lisa laflamme leaving ctv news? » December 12, 2018 9:51 am

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I've seen this for a number of media people including Don Cherry. It's all fake news. If you see it on facebook you can report it as spam.

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