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SOWNY » CBL-FM 60 Years old » Yesterday 11:39 am

djwildbill
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As a kid in the 70’s, I would look forward to the radio plays CBL 740 (where it was on the AM band at that time) played on Sunday evenings.   Not sure if there was a host but I enjoyed putting on my transistor radio and ear plug and listening to these old radio plays.

SOWNY » CKNT » August 20, 2019 1:34 pm

djwildbill
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I tried listening recently at top of hour for a newscast and nadda.    They should have hourly newscasts alongside their talk shows.    This should be the go-to station for Mississauga residents to get local news.

SOWNY » Radio stations that will be at CNE 2019 » August 20, 2019 1:28 pm

djwildbill
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Maybe radio stations could have a booth set up with a mic in front of a computer to showcase their announcer, Mr/Ms. Voice Track

SOWNY » Radio stations that will be at CNE 2019 » August 19, 2019 12:45 pm

djwildbill
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ZoomerRadio, AM 740/96.7 in downtown Toronto will be at the CNE this coming Thursday afternoon and evening, August 22.    Norm and Eva will broadcast their afternoon drive show and Robbie Lane will also be there for his evening gig.

SOWNY » CKNT » February 19, 2019 7:07 pm

djwildbill
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darcyh wrote:

Didn't the former CHSC 1220 get in hot water for broadcasting from a remote studio too?

Yes, I actually worked for CHSC through the Domenic years.   Several times I had bounced cheques.   Was paid up eventually but didn’t get my last $1,000.   Was a good station but poorly managed unfortunately.   Sorry that Sauga 960 is suffering already.   Hope they can recover.     CHSC did broadcast from a studio in Woodbridge just above a restaurant that Domenic owned.  He was a shady character.   Others weren’t paid as well.

SOWNY » SOWNY Topic #2500: Two Ex-Broadcasters Win, Three Lose In Election » October 24, 2018 12:35 am

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Actually, a third former radio broadcaster also won a seat on council - in Orangeville, Joe Andrews was elected as one of five town councillors - a part-time position.  Joe remains Campus Principal of the Orangeville campus of Humber College and used to consult for Z103.5.  He also taught and was Program Head for the Radio Broadcasting program at the North Campus of Humber College.   Joe also put on his platform shoes once when he was on-air at the old 790 CHIC in Brampton when it was an all-disco radio station.   Congrats Joe!!

SOWNY » Lovin' the music on Voices Radio 106.5FM » September 24, 2015 12:29 pm

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Only back in June did I discover today's EZ hits on 106.5FM.   www.voicesradio.ca

If you like soft hits, then tune in here.    It used to be known as Aboriginal Voices Radio when it first went on-air from the studios of the former MediaNet Radio Network.   It was all Aboriginal music at the time and over the years has gone through management changes and, obviously, format changes.    I know the previous management caused some ruffles with the CRTC and the various stations were supposed to shut down Aug 25.   A ''stay" was granted and the new team headed by DB and IG have kept the ship afloat.

I mentioned initials but have to give full fist  pumps to David Bray and Iain Grant for programming an excellent station!!   The music is wonderful - thanks guys!!

I had sent Iain a couple messages of congrats but had not heard anything back, which is fine.

If you like a variety of commercial-free soft hits (and some "oh wow" forgotten faves) then tune in 106.5 in Toronto, sit back, relax and enjoy!

SOWNY » Sirius XM removes easy listening channel "Escape" from satellites » September 24, 2015 11:51 am

djwildbill
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I bought the US vsn in 2005 using my Cdn credit card.  That was a few years prior to Canada getting on board.
ESCAPE is available on Internet as well as the iPhone/android app.   There are actually several internet stations that SiriusXM carry that aren't available on the radio vsn.   There are also some "radio" stations that aren't available on the internet too.

It's actually cool being able to access the two biggest US top 40 stations - 102.7 Kiss FM Los Angeles and Z100 New York - both iHeart radio stations

If you want ESCAPE, bring your iPhone and plug in to the aux on your car radio and listen through the app.   Only thing about listening on a smart phone is the mbs are increasing as you listen.   Do mobile phone companies offer an unlimited data?

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