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SOWNY » WHAM 1180 Rochester noontime anthem » May 22, 2019 7:08 pm

WYRK 106.5 Buffalo plays the National Anthem everyday at noon. They honour and dedicate this moment to a Western New York service man/woman. Nice touch.  Used to always hear it before their signal was taken over by ELMNT.

SOWNY » Dick Clark visits CHUM in the 60’s » January 23, 2019 8:29 pm

Picture courtesy of Vintage Toronto site

SOWNY » Call Letter Meanings » July 26, 2018 8:44 pm

For most of its history, WSM was owned by the Nashville-based National Life and Accident Insurance Company, along with WSM-TV, and the Grand Ole Opry. The stations' call letters derived from the company's motto, We Shield Millions.

SOWNY » Will 106.5 In Toronto Sign On Before The End Of June As Promised? » May 11, 2018 8:12 pm

Couldn’t hear 106.5 WYRK today. Tried again tonight and only getting a bunch of static. Sounds like new local station is up and running doing tests on their signal.

SOWNY » Lloyd Robertson » March 30, 2018 1:29 pm

Lloyd Robertson describes his multi-car crash yesterday in Toronto.
“I’m still standing.”
Once a reporter, always a reporter.

SOWNY » Monty Hall Dies At 96 » October 1, 2017 11:36 am

Monty did a radio show @ CFRB called "The auctioneer." He never mentioned that he worked at CHUM.

SOWNY » Upstart Canadian channel Gusto TV tries to take on Food Network » June 13, 2017 7:37 pm

Let's not forget the Brits, the 2 Fat Ladies with motorbike and sidecar.

SOWNY » On Toronto radio in the '60s, and still going... » May 13, 2017 1:54 pm

Does anyone know if Roger Ashby ever worked in London or Tillsonburg prior to coming to Toronto?

SOWNY » Inevitable Rain Songs On Radio News » May 5, 2017 9:02 pm

Ok, one more, "Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain.". Cascades (1962)

SOWNY » 1220 AM St. Catharines any action? » February 8, 2017 7:57 am

Sorry to hear about Frank's passing. Worked with Frank as well. I did the all night show Midnight to six at CHSC. Frank would arrive around 5 AM to prepare for his morning news shift with Jim Marino. Gone to soon!

SOWNY » Welcome to Sowny Again. » December 1, 2016 7:50 am

L0l,keep trying. Nil received at this end.

SOWNY » Welcome to Sowny Again. » November 30, 2016 9:52 pm

Watched the UTube piece on CHSC in '85. Good to see some familiar faces.

SOWNY » Welcome to Sowny Again. » November 30, 2016 9:15 pm

So great to hear from someone in my memory fails me as to "who is Unclefester?" what was your position at SC in mid 70's. You can also send to my user name email. Many thanks!

SOWNY » Welcome to Sowny Again. » November 30, 2016 6:50 pm

unclefester wrote:

Hi Peter !

You and I worked at C.H.S.C. St. Catharines in 1975-76...

I even made at least  one appearance  on your overnight country show and after 40 years I'm going to come conscience has been bothering me for these last 4 decades....when we were chatting live on air on your show at about 2 a.m. I was under the influence (cold Blue) after a night out watching Winston James at the Queensway hotel. I hope you're not too disappointed in me but I feel certain to this day it just had to have been great radio lol...

Nice to have you with us...

Have you seen  the Youtbue videos that Rick Murray made featuring the staff at C.H.S.C. ??  Lots of the old crew featured...if you haven't seen them give them a look...

SOWNY » Welcome to Sowny Again. » November 29, 2016 7:24 pm

New to SOWNY,finding some topics very interesting and informative.
Just some background. Worked in Radio for 11 years. Always say that those years were the most fun and satisfying in my entire working career.
In 1969, I starting out at CKOT 1510 Tillsonburg working for Mr John Lamers Sr and Jr and Robert Lamers (engineer)
In 1971 I was the all night country
jock at CHSC St Catharines for 7 years.(The Midnight Cowboy.) What a fantastic gig,6 hours nightly spinning country music to SOWNY.
In 1977, Dave Charles hired me at CFGM 1310 Richmond Hill. Worked with likes of Frank Proctor, Dave Johnson, Gord Ambrose and Ron Knight.(anyone know what happened to Ron?)
I look forward to participating in your forum.

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