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SOWNY » At Last! A "Community" Movie - But Will Canadians Ever Get To See It? » September 30, 2022 7:09 pm

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It should be noted that AMC Canada has never broadcast the movie " El Camino " that wrapped up the Breaking Bad saga. It's been a Netflix only product. i have seen it listed  in the Rogers schedule twice in the past year but replaced by another movie both times with no update to their scheduling list. 

SOWNY » No Sir, I don't like it, I tells ya » September 29, 2022 10:46 am

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To me, it's a sign of not strictly following a script, and trying to adlib perhaps.  As the reporter becomes more experienced , they will likely rely less on stand bys . I would think also, It can't be easy to operate the equipment and do on camera at the same time. 

SOWNY » CBC Says It Won't Remove "Objectivity" Requirements For Its Reporters » September 29, 2022 10:40 am

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I haven't watched or taken CBC news as a serious source for decades.

SOWNY » CTV employees come forward about toxic work environment » September 27, 2022 3:58 pm

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I recall once while on air at a small town station in a Maritime province, a guy who thought he had some kind of superiority over me  due to length of service came bursting into the studio during a record playing and began berating me over some stupid thing I can't even remember now, the song ended , I hit the mic, he stopped in mid sentence,  did my on air bit, the second I turned the mic off he swung at me, I ducked and  left hooked him so good he fell backwards into the cart rack and knocked it over. He mumbled an apology  as he replaced the carts in their slots. I never had an issue with him again after that. He is dead now likely as he was a good 20 years older than me. 

SOWNY » Radio Days » September 23, 2022 5:17 pm

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I watched this Woody Allen production on TCM the other night. Nice reflection of how important radio was to the generation of that era, early to mid 40's. I collected some vintage radios during the summer, so it was interesting to see the real thing being used in their time, even if in a movie. 

SOWNY » AM 640 Host Worries About Charlottetown Home As Hurricane Nears » September 23, 2022 5:10 pm

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I have a good friend in Summerside, and another in Springhill NS. Both are in the projected path of possible 140 kmh wind and could get up to 150 mm of rain. As well as no power. I wish them all well. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/pouty.png

SOWNY » Bentwater » September 20, 2022 8:28 pm

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If you see this, please contact me. MM

SOWNY » End Of The Road For Motoring TV » September 18, 2022 12:32 pm

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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 . 

SOWNY » The Day CKEY’s Brad Diamond Got Revenge On An Idiot Listener » September 18, 2022 12:29 pm

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I noticed Motoring TV on TSN finally was airing a new episode last week. I was surprised too see it was a best of and good bye . Enjoy retirement to the cast and crew who do actually hang it up. I am hoping the younger members , like Zack Spencer will pick up the torch and carry on with a new show. 

SOWNY » Some Observations » September 16, 2022 10:56 am

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I think what Laffin should understand is that on a forum like Sowny where anonymity is the rule of the day, that decorum is not always practiced by some posters. There are those who take delight in  expressing their opinion  in an aggressive manor,  others who post a thoughtful and respectful response, and those who just come here to be controversial, largely in their own mind. When I first joined Sowny, the guy who thought he was God's gift to the board got under my skin to the point I offered to kick his posterior for him. Then, upon reflection, I realized this is what he wanted, attention and to cause upset. He eventually buried himself and was permanently banned along with the reincarnations he tried to sneek by the moderator in the following months. My advice to Laffin, you need a thicker skin and take comments with a grain of salt. Don't leave the forum, just post your thoughts as you like. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/smile.png

SOWNY » Something You Rarely Hear On Radio: A Discussion About Radio » August 31, 2022 9:55 am

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I think Art Bell used to have Rollye as an occasional fill in host if I recall correctly. 

SOWNY » Ann Rohmer Files Last Minute To Run For Toronto City Council » August 30, 2022 5:21 pm

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I'm expecting his competitors in the Wasaga mayoral race to bring up his record in Toronto as the election campaign progresses.

SOWNY » Shurman Unlimited podcast » August 30, 2022 10:58 am

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Yes, thank you, I am aware of the technology, I just don't have the inclination yet to use it, when I can just hit a button in the truck and listen to talk or music without having to search for anything. Call me lazy I guess. I don't even have bluetooth hooked up, or even how to use it yet. My son is going to educate me next time he is home for visit. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/wink.png

SOWNY » Ann Rohmer Files Last Minute To Run For Toronto City Council » August 30, 2022 10:52 am

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Giorgio has been holding " town hall " type meet and greets for the past year or so, and doing social media posts critical of the current , and likely outgoing administration. I recall his appearances on 640 with Oakley and others. He seemed a character for sure. I don't vote in Wasaga but it will be interesting to see where it goes. 

SOWNY » CTV2 Barrie Names New Full Time Late Night News Anchor » August 30, 2022 10:46 am

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I live in the area serviced by CTV Barrie, I have noticed the absence of Roger Klein and Rob Cooper over the past weeks. Roger did a live report from in front of Collingwood town hall on the 6 pm newscast for years.  Until the kids in town caught on and sabotaged him constantly with background antics.  https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/devil.png

SOWNY » Is This Fall's U.S. Primetime Line-Up The Worst In TV History? » August 30, 2022 10:37 am

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For new shows, I am going to give Quantum Leap and Monarch a view of the first episode . For sophomore shows, only La Brea interests me. The Law and Orders, NCIS and Blue Bloods are still of interest for stalwarts.  . 

SOWNY » Shurman Unlimited podcast » August 30, 2022 10:32 am

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Peter, I was listening that day, I thought the lady in question had a chip on her shoulder right from the beginning of the segment. I am not a podcast listener, I do most of my radio time while driving, but I wish you the best going forward and I add my name to those who miss you on the air. 

SOWNY » Ann Rohmer Files Last Minute To Run For Toronto City Council » August 29, 2022 2:47 pm

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Speaking of Toronto city counselors, or former at least, Giorgio Mammolitti is running for mayor of Wasaga Beach. Judging by the number of signs I am seeing, he seems to have some support . 

SOWNY » The Most Irritating Phrase In Talk Radio » August 29, 2022 2:43 pm

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Then there is the host who can't complete a sentence with out at least one " You know " or using the word " problematic " . That is enough for me to change the dial. 

SOWNY » The Amazing Life & Sad End Of A Kitchener Radio Personality » August 29, 2022 2:38 pm

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I am saddened to see this. I use to drive a big truck for a cartage company , the route being Grey and Bruce counties where 570am boomed in all day. I listened to Jeff and then Gary Doyle who followed him, altho I wasn't really familiar with the K-W area per say, it was more the style these gentleman used while performing on air. Pleasant , and gave callers time to speak their piece without interruption. I recall Jeff saying he was the voice of " The Champ " on the Jake Edwards morning show on Q107 back at that time before landing at 570. RIP Jeff. I did see recently here that Gary Doyle is working on air again but I don't remember where. Congrats to him. 

SOWNY » First release by my son as a solo artist » August 19, 2022 9:16 am

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thanks. Luckily he a full time job to fall back on. Music is a hobby for him now. It's tough out there to make a living playing music. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/whistling.png

SOWNY » First release by my son as a solo artist » August 18, 2022 8:45 pm

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Thanks Paul . He is trying to get airplay on both country and alt rock. MaxFM Orillia plays his band stuff under the local talent banner. 

SOWNY » First release by my son as a solo artist » August 18, 2022 7:38 pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_7BTfvl71E

Some of you may recall he was lead guitar in alt rock band " Break the Trend " . He is now 29 ,and grown into his own. Words and music by Lucas Mullins. He plays all instruments and self recorded the video.

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 17, 2022 9:32 am

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I'm still trying to decipher how I can blame Justin Trudeau for this. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/wink.png

SOWNY » What Is The Broadcasting Story Of 2022 So Far? Derringer Or LaFlamme? » August 16, 2022 9:46 am

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So far into 2022, I would go Derringer, due to the notoriety and the possibility of more to come. LaFlamme will fade into retirement likely and who knows, maybe a political run could be in the future. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/wink.png

SOWNY » Derringer Out » August 11, 2022 2:10 pm

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Personally, I stopped listening to Q107 after Craig Venn left the morning show. As Logan Roy would say, Derringer can phuck off. 

SOWNY » Why Evan Solomon May Be Unique In Canadian Broadcasting » August 11, 2022 2:05 pm

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His live reports on that frigid Friday from the Ottawa blockade were riveting. I hadn't really paid alot of attention to him prior to that day, but found my self switching from 640 to 1010 at 1pm weekdays to listen to the second hour. Now that Alan Carter is gone from the 640 noon show,1010 will be on my dial when Evan  returns to the air. 

SOWNY » HBO Max and DiscoveryPlus To Become One » August 10, 2022 9:59 pm

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I am hoping the third season of " Warrior " will be on Crave at some point in the future. It is supposedly going to be on HBO+ when it is filmed. One of my favorite shows of the last few years. 

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