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SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme To Anchor CityNews Coverage Of Queen's Passing » September 19, 2022 10:29 am

pinto
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BBC didn't have those annoying banners across the screen

SOWNY » End Of The Road For Motoring TV » September 18, 2022 1:45 pm

pinto
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mic'em wrote:

I just posted on the other thread before seeing this one. I too was a weekly viewer of Motoring. I am hoping the younger  associates like Zack Spencer will carry on with a new show . 

Zack is a very good friend of mine.. he's basically youtube now and doing fine.
 

SOWNY » Is Overnight Radio In Toronto Always Like This? » September 14, 2022 3:03 pm

pinto
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I "discovered" John Batchelor's show on WOR recently.  Really enjoy streaming that in the late evening.

SOWNY » Is Overnight Radio In Toronto Always Like This? » September 13, 2022 4:03 pm

pinto
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Rogers seems to do the national feed now only on weekends.. with the local traffic and canned weather reports.  I'm up early.  I have noticed they have dropped the "First at Five" moniker 30 mins before the morning show starts.
 

SOWNY » Julie Adam » August 31, 2022 9:36 am

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A flowery departure note on the heels of the CTV/Bell Media fiasco... 

SOWNY » Proof There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Choice » August 12, 2022 9:30 am

pinto
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Higher prices will lead to more piracy.

SOWNY » Derringer Out » August 9, 2022 3:06 pm

pinto
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Not so sure that there would be much of a severance in this case.

SOWNY » Automation Glitches Strike Two Major Stations On The Holiday Monday » August 1, 2022 10:22 am

pinto
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For the most part, automation systems only do what they are told to do.  If something screws up they do their best to "recover and carry on"  Start tracing the so called glitches backwards....

SOWNY » Why 94.9 FM The Rock Is Enough To Drive You To Drink » July 31, 2022 11:06 am

pinto
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It is, I did a radio beer promotion with them a couple of years ago with a different micro brewery.. worked well

SOWNY » Bell unveils new Fibe TV update » July 27, 2022 3:51 pm

pinto
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The backend platform that this runs on has been left behind by almost everyone else.. except Bell.
 

SOWNY » Why Finding A Responsible New CRTC Chair Won't Be Easy » July 25, 2022 1:31 pm

pinto
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Don't allow Lawyers and former broadcast exec's hold the job?

SOWNY » More Annoying Radio Commercials » July 19, 2022 7:01 am

pinto
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Late 80's... beer ads.. Cool Clear Crystal Beer... were hilarious.  I even enjoyed playing them!!

SOWNY » Rogers Outage » July 16, 2022 11:12 am

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Radiowiz wrote:

cash wrote:

Rogers to separate wireless, wireline traffic to prevent outages like July 8th
https://mobilesyrup.com/2022/07/15/rogers-separate-wireless-wireline-traffic-prevent-outages/

I have a better idea. Send Rogers to the school of Telus&Bell to learn a lot about why they never go down. lol
(Or did they already do what Rogers is about to take two years to do...?)

Telus and Bell share a ton of network from what I understand, especially out west.. if one goes they could both go.
 

SOWNY » Rogers being sued for "gross negligence" » July 13, 2022 12:19 pm

pinto
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As a small biz owner, I'm always shopping around for 2 cell plans and Internet,  Nobody has been able to beat the rate I get from Rogers so far.  Love them or hate them, I go where it's cheapest for my specific needs.

SOWNY » A Beginner's Guide To ATSC 3.0 TV, The Successor To HDTV » July 10, 2022 4:26 pm

pinto
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I believe if you have an older TV with ATSC 1.0 (like me) and a HD Antenna (like me) that if you don't want to upgrade your TV for the new tuner, there are a few boxes you can buy that will go in-line to convert to 3.0.  That said, the crappy LG will be getting the boot soon.

SOWNY » Rogers Outage » July 9, 2022 7:02 am

pinto
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TV on antenna, Radio on, day off... all good!!
 

SOWNY » Derringer? » July 6, 2022 3:53 pm

pinto
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zed wrote:

I'm sure  Derringer is on a paid leave of absence pending the findings of the investigation. Even if he is eventually terminated I'm sure his contract calls for a very significant payout. 

From my time with Corus, unless things have changed, contract or not, if you're dismissed with cause, you're not owed a penny.

SOWNY » What's The Most Popular Format On Radio? » June 21, 2022 4:18 pm

pinto
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Careful spreading this information.. Country won't work in Toronto!!!

SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » June 13, 2022 11:13 am

pinto
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I still believe that Country need a good Full coverage signal to work.  JR in Vancouver has 75,000 watts, I also believe Country can work in Toronto, it's basically CHR but I don't see anyone in the near future willing to give up a slot on the CN tower to do a format that hasn't succeeded so far.  The sticks on top of buildings just don't have the power/reach to get surrounding areas.  Pretending to be a Toronto station from Durham region or Hamilton just won't do it.  That has been shown before.

SOWNY » Major Free U.S. TV Streamer Heading To Canada After Corus Deal » June 9, 2022 4:56 pm

pinto
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Tubi does have way more content with the VPN set to the US.  Seems all the services that come north are "crippleware"

SOWNY » Major Free U.S. TV Streamer Heading To Canada After Corus Deal » June 9, 2022 4:00 pm

pinto
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Corus has the rights for ad insertion, that's why it will be no charge.  I'll stick with the VPN and the US version.

SOWNY » CBC & CBC Gem Unveil New Summer & Fall Shows » June 2, 2022 3:01 pm

pinto
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I pay to subscribe to Gem, commercial free and NewsNetwork access, (no cable here) and I have to admit, I have found some pretty interesting shows on the service!

SOWNY » Radio Active looks like great content » May 31, 2022 6:14 pm

pinto
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2 days, one with live sessions, still $1,000 a pass.  Thanks Mr. Dixon

SOWNY » "There is never a wrong time to do the right thing." » May 27, 2022 2:27 pm

pinto
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Did the PD or GM know what was going on or was it taken to HR and kept in a closet there?  Just asking.  I know nobody can answer that right now and speculation won't help.

SOWNY » Poll Question: Will John Derringer be on the air tomorrow morning? » May 24, 2022 4:35 pm

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I worked with Jen when she was just starting in the biz.  She is a former Argo cheerleader who got into radio promotions and was amazing at the job.  I believe her 100%.  Years later when I was in Corus management, Derringer even took a swipe at me on air even tho we were in way different markets.  I just shrugged it off as a morning guy making fun of a PD somewhere.  Never thought it would come to this.  The more I hear directly from people the more I think he's out the door "with cause".  Hope he saved his money.

SOWNY » Rogers Radio... » May 17, 2022 7:05 am

pinto
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Radiowiz wrote:

On Friday at 5AM they did not do "First at Five" on 680. Instead it was still "CityNews Radio".

Heard the same thing this morning but it wasn't a network feed at 5am, full local programming. 

SOWNY » The Leafs, RIP » May 15, 2022 1:08 pm

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OTA here for the game

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