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SOWNY » The 100 Best Sitcoms Of All Time As Chosen By Rolling Stone Magazine » May 10, 2021 4:32 pm

Did anyone see the Beverly Hillbillies on the list?  It was in the top ten of the Neilson ratings for 7 straight years and for two of those years sat at #1.

SOWNY » Toronto Star: Bill McVean Ruled The Air ... (May 9, 2021) » May 10, 2021 10:07 am

Bill McVean ruled the air — and the air waves — as a pilot and beloved radio host

Even after a crash in 1975, after which he died twice on the way to the hospital and spent six months in recovery, ‘the first time he got out of bed on his own, he walked over to the window to watch a plane fly over.’

https://www.thestar.com/life/together/remembrance/2021/05/09/bill-mcvean-ruled-the-air-and-the-air-waves-as-a-pilot-and-beloved-radio-host.html

SOWNY » It's Not Working » May 5, 2021 11:34 am

I can't blame the announcers.  They are not trained to do radio and trying to do both at the same time is impossible.  

SOWNY » The Dumbest Argument: Is It Up Or Down The Dial? » April 28, 2021 1:55 pm

Does the toilet paper go over or under the roll?

SOWNY » Mint Mobile tv ad absolutely brilliant » April 8, 2021 6:18 pm

It's a excellent followup to the Rick Moranis coup.

SOWNY » Have you had the Covid vaccine? » April 8, 2021 6:12 pm

March 15th.  Astra-Zeneca.  It's like a Lada.  No one wants it but if you're lucky it will get you where you want to go.

SOWNY » K-tel records... » April 8, 2021 5:48 pm

Thanks for this GW.

I always wanted to start a band called "The Original Stars".

SOWNY » Another Sitcom Great Gone » March 27, 2021 4:52 pm

Dam, people bumping 4 year old threads! LOL

SOWNY » CP24 Daytime Repeats ... » March 17, 2021 11:32 am

Yesterday I turned on CP24 at 3pm.  The display in the corner showed 1pm and the announcer came on and confirmed that it was 1pm.  Is it common to repeat the newscast?  I know that news topics don't always change but it seems odd to actually repeat it.  Why not show 3pm on the display and have the newscaster not mention the time?  Surprised/not surprised about this.

SOWNY » CFL, XFL discuss collaboration » March 11, 2021 7:34 pm

Three downs, four downs?  What about a Rouge?

SOWNY » Piers Morgan storms off set and quits ITV » March 11, 2021 12:29 pm

Piers Morgan storms off set and quits ITV ...

.... Good riddance to bad rubbish.

SOWNY » The next host of Jeopardy is? » February 19, 2021 6:03 pm

Hansa wrote:

If they were to choose a Canadian for the gig, who do you think would be a good candidate? 

Julie Payette's looking for work. ;)
 

SOWNY » Alan Cross on why he treasures the magic of AM radio » February 16, 2021 2:57 pm

Did anyone else read that article in his distinctive voice?

SOWNY » Big Bell Bloodbath Hits Properties In Toronto - 210 Positions Cut » February 9, 2021 11:46 am

If you remove localization of radio stations with music then all you're giving people is a stream.  If people just want a music stream then they'll turn on their phones in the car or at home.  It's a strategy bound to fail.  That said, the teflon suits at Bell will then say, "see, we told you there's no market for radio."  It's the reason I listen to and support stations like JAZZ.FM91 and Classical 96.3.  I want to learn more about the music and what's happening in Toronto with respect to these music genres.

SOWNY » Big Bell Bloodbath Hits Properties In Toronto - 210 Positions Cut » February 5, 2021 6:26 pm

Interesting that there have been tweets from Jim Richards' twitter account but nothing about the layoffs. Some are retweets of current affairs with comments so they are not likely scheduled.

SOWNY » Barb and Jim » February 3, 2021 6:24 pm

grilled.cheese wrote:

Jim as in Richards as in the Richmond Hill Ontario Richards?

Yeah, actually Leslieville as of a few years ago.  He posts on a local FB group.  He will be missed.  Hopefully, he pops up somewhere soon.
 

SOWNY » Ken Jennings "Temporary" Jeopardy Host To Succeed Alex Trebek » February 3, 2021 6:21 pm

Hansa wrote:

If the producers decided that only a Canadian can succeed Alex Trebek who would be your choice? 

Ralph Benmergui
 

SOWNY » Ken Jennings "Temporary" Jeopardy Host To Succeed Alex Trebek » February 3, 2021 6:19 pm

RadioActive wrote:

If anyone still cares about this, the show has announced another set of "guest hosts:" CNN's Anderson Cooper (who was also a contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy), Dr. Sanjay Gupta, another CNN staffer, Dr. Mehmet Oz and NBC's Savannah Guthrie.

Jeopardy!: Anderson Cooper, Dr. Oz Among Latest Crop of Guest Hosts

Dr Oz is a quack.  There is no reason to have him as a guest host.  I really hope this guest host thing is over by the fall.  I like Jeopardy and would like to seee a permanent host sooner than later.
 

SOWNY » My Pillow CEO Says Retailers Have Dropped Him Over Voter Fraud Claims » January 20, 2021 3:17 pm

Coming soon:  Dominion Voting Systems & Pillow Company

SOWNY » More Odds & Ends: Do You Remember These Record Stores? » December 23, 2020 2:50 pm

In the early 1980s, I worked at Lichtman's (pronounced Like-mans and owned by Gerry Ruby) at Bayview Village and occasionally downtown at Temperance & Yonge.  Different clientele at the two stores.  Downtown, I once had a gentleman come in and ask if we had the new Big Boobs magazine becuase last month's was still on the shelves.  Sure enough, no one had put the current issue out and it was still in the reserves in the back! LOL

SOWNY » "Netflix" Tax Coming Next July - Along With Everything Else Online » December 2, 2020 12:55 pm

I pay tax on my Bell invoice.  Why wouldn't I pay the same tax for Netflix?

SOWNY » Bell, Rogers & The Score May Dominate Cdn. Sports Betting Market » December 2, 2020 12:41 pm

It's not certain the bill will pass.  The Senate killed a similar bill in a previous session.

SOWNY » Mike Wilner out at Rogers/Blue Jays » November 28, 2020 9:02 am

I guess for Roger's it's all about putting out the cheapest product possible.  It's a shame, I enjoyed hearing Wilner.

SOWNY » Mike Wilner out at Rogers/Blue Jays » November 28, 2020 9:00 am

cash wrote:

Thankfully, Rogers has that NHL deal. 

... and Shomi plus their $500 million, next-gen cable box. LOL

SOWNY » Ed The Sock Is Back With His Own GTA Radio Talk Show » November 10, 2020 2:49 pm

Liana K was the best reason to watch that show.  Ed on radio?  Meh.

SOWNY » Jeopardy won't be in Jeopardy as Trebek is set to host his 37th season » September 4, 2020 3:27 pm

I like Alex but I love the game.  I will be there.

My wife thinks they are setting up GOAT Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings to be the new host.  He was made a Consulting Producer and will deliver questions (answers?) from time to time.  He seems like a nice guy and is dignified like Alex.  He'd make a good replacement some day.

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