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SOWNY » RIP Andrew Krystal » Today 11:36 am

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I don't know if it was the same day; but yes Kowch hired him right after his dismissal from 640.  I'm very surprised to hear this news.
 

SOWNY » Dave Quinn has passed » May 17, 2022 8:44 am

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One of the greatest sidekicks I ever had; on CFRB.  R.I.P.

SOWNY » Collingwood Morning Man Celebrates 30 Yrs. Behind The Mic » April 1, 2022 9:57 am

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The only John Eaton I remember from Toronto Radio was when he was at KEY 590.  He wasn't on air; but in the promotion's dept.  Perhaps a different John Eaton.

SOWNY » RadioActive is Hot, Hot, Hot » March 28, 2022 11:17 am

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RA is the man.  He's bright, witty and keeps us on course.

SOWNY » Two Cdn Radio Stations With The Same Call Letters? Is That Possible? » March 25, 2022 10:40 am

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Speaking of the original CKFM.  All my friends in the business and outside the business believe that CKFM had the BEST SOUND; in the city.  An engineer could answer this; but  I understand the big reason was they had no compression?  I remember listening to them in my apartment in downtown Toronto, and you would swear that Carl Banas was in the room with you.  It was that good.

SOWNY » Two Cdn Radio Stations With The Same Call Letters? Is That Possible? » March 25, 2022 10:38 am

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It's interesting that I started my career at CKLB in Oshawa.  Once those call letters were "given up", those call letters now live in the Yukon, I believe.

SOWNY » CBC Radio sports great Fred Walker mourned » March 22, 2022 12:28 pm

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Fred was my weekend sports guy at CFRB for a period of time.  We kept in touch for many years.  He was one of the nicest people I have ever known or worked with.  I know he is survived by his wife.  My deepest condolences to her.  He went on to coaching personalities to make them appear comfortable on camera.

I'll miss you, Fred.  God Bless.

SOWNY » Dolly Declines Rock&Roll Hall of Fame Nomination » March 17, 2022 7:48 pm

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Full kudos to Dolly for making that decision.

SOWNY » Dani Elwell debuts new show next Tuesday evening » March 4, 2022 9:36 pm

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Congratulations to Dani.  I've known Dani for a long time, and every show and format she takes on is exceptional.  Wishing you the best with this one.  Hope you are the one programming the music.  Give it the Dani touch!

SOWNY » Toronto Mike Reaches Milestone 1,000th Episode » February 17, 2022 8:31 pm

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Congratulations Mike.  It was an honour to be on your show.  The biggest reason?  Your absolute passion for the medium.

SOWNY » Viewer Alert: "Summer Of Soul" Airing Sunday Night On ABC » February 16, 2022 10:27 pm

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Thank you for this, RA.  If I hadn't read it here, I would have missed it.  Working on a major project that I will share with you at a letter date.

SOWNY » "Bat Out Of Hell's" Meatloaf Gone At 74 » January 21, 2022 10:27 am

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I was fortunate to interview Meat; when the album broke.  It took place at Q-107.  Later I would speak to him again at CHUM-FM

SOWNY » Peter Dickens RIP » January 17, 2022 12:09 am

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I am so very sad hearing this news tonight.  I had the pleasure of working with Peter at CHUM & CFRB.  I was blessed twice.  He was an amazing talent and such a sweet man.

R.I.P. Peter

SOWNY » John Moore meets with old friend & former 1010 host » January 15, 2022 3:21 pm

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Thank you, Norman Peters.  Yes, 15 years having the #1 weekend morning show in Toronto.  To be honest, CBC 1 would slide ahead from time to time.  I loved my time there.

SOWNY » What format do you listen to? » January 13, 2022 6:59 pm

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Other than 680 News and CIUT-FM in Toronto, I listen to WFUV in NY and WWOZ in New Orleans.  And oh yes, Flash Phelps; in the morning; on 60s on 6 Sirius/XM Radio.

SOWNY » Happy Holidays » December 25, 2021 11:35 am

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Happy Holidays to RadioActive this morning, who works tirelessly to keep this board going.  Ho Ho Ho RA.

SOWNY » The World Tomorrow » December 20, 2021 4:52 pm

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I remember Garner Ted very well.  6 a.m. on CKFH, Mon-Fri and 9:05 p.m. Mon-Fri on CKLB in Oshawa.  Imagine.  Top 40 from 5-9 pm.  News break, followed by Garner Ted rill 9:35.  Then back to music till 11 pm.  Strange; but true.

SOWNY » Brian Williams On Radio, Olympics, And Who Mc'd His Wedding Reception » December 19, 2021 12:55 pm

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Brian used to be my newsman in the early 70s at CHUM-FM.
 

SOWNY » CIUT looking for a new station manager » December 18, 2021 11:28 am

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Stower is one great PD.  He is also extremely creative.  Knows more about music than almost anyone I know.

SOWNY » CBC-TV To Air Anne Murray Documentary In December » December 17, 2021 8:50 pm

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I did an interview with Anne; upon her retirement.  Towards the end of the interview, I took a big gulp and asked the following question.  "Anne, just after Snowbird was released, I played it one day for the first time; on CKFH.  A couple of minutes later the phone rang and the voice on the other end; who sounded a lot like you, thanked me for playing it.  I was told it was the first time you heard it on the radio."  It sounded like you; but I was afraid to ask."

Pause.  "It was me, John."  I breathed a sigh of relief.  I can't say enough about Anne.  Looking forward to the special.

SOWNY » When Jungle Jay Was Still On WKBW-TV Before CHUM » December 9, 2021 11:35 pm

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I used to watch it daily.  What a big deal it was for CHUM to land the great Jungle Jay.

SOWNY » Last show for Brian Williams on MSNBC » December 9, 2021 11:33 pm

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They probably called each other and said, "you know what would be a really great idea."

SOWNY » CKLW Legend Rosalie Trombley Gone At 82 » November 24, 2021 8:21 pm

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Working with her at CKEY was like watching a legend walk into the control room every time.

SOWNY » CHFI Morning Show » November 15, 2021 8:42 pm

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Radio Active I have to agree.  Two TV Talk Show hosts; about to host a music driven show.  I also have no knowledge of the two of them before CP24.  It should be interesting.
 

SOWNY » Did Your Atomic Clocks Make the Change to Standard Time? » November 7, 2021 8:40 pm

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My wife's Samsung didn't.  My iPhone did.

SOWNY » Sirius XM Is Changing Its Channels Starting Nov. 3rd » November 6, 2021 12:07 pm

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This may have already been posted; but if you have the 50s on 5 and the 60s on six locked into your radio, nothing changes.  I got into my car and the 60s on 6 was right there.  Same spot.  The only thing that changed was instead of seeing the channel number as 6 it now says 73.  Nothing for the consumer to change.

SOWNY » Pixelating and sound drop outs late today. » November 3, 2021 7:27 pm

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CP24, NBC and CNN make it almost impossible to watch this late afternoon.  Every other channel is fine.

SOWNY » Rogers Family In Real Life "Succession" Battle » October 27, 2021 5:03 pm

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Bill, I hate to correct you; but Rogers does have Ignite; which has fibre optics I believe.

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