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SOWNY » Stunning Sale: Toronto Star Sold For $52 Million » May 27, 2020 5:10 am

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Market cap has not been a secret.     Been in $30 million range.    A public company.   

SOWNY » Buffalo's Most Famous Disc Jockeys Have Became Legendary » May 26, 2020 6:21 am

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 . . . those who weren't close to the border learned about Dick Biondi when they acquired the Cruisin' 1960 LP on which WKBW's Dick Biondi was the featured DJ voice

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P.S. - whoever reportedly tossed a rock through the manager's windshield should have immediately been signed to the Buffalo Bisons; safety glass is tough & nearly impenetrable
     

SOWNY » Has It Really Been 50 Years? » May 13, 2020 6:02 am

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mace wrote:

  the four corners of Midland and Lawrence are occupied by a Burger King, TD Bank, Esso gas station and an unidentified office building with nearby condos/apartment buildings.

Midland & Lawrence appears annually on Toronto's list of ten intersections notorious for having the highest rate of collisions.  Burton & Randy were considerably safer at Waterloo's Glenbriar curl-as-you-play facility on Weber St. N. (pronounced Weeeber in K-W, but Webbber in T.O.)      
 

SOWNY » Has It Really Been 50 Years? » May 12, 2020 12:17 pm

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Being a patient individual, have waited a week for someone (particularly one of the K-W lurkers) to mention that:

 - a plaque hanging in Waterloo's Home Hardware on Weber St. N., states that "in 1969 at this site then known as Glenbriar Curling Club . . .  the Guess Who wrote and performed American Woman for the first time"

 - also that while Burton Cummings states that the tune is about Cdn gals being more feminine than their American counterparts, a chap by the name of Randy Bachman has stated on the CBC (so it must be true) that the American Woman is the statue of liberty, and the song is an anti-war protest number    

Are you lurking today, Roger Ashby?

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SOWNY » Postmedia latest to catch Covid19 » April 28, 2020 2:12 pm

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Just four (4) weeks ago this forum celebrated that National Post removed its paywalls.   All content would be free.      Free can be expensive.

SOWNY » The changes are staggering » March 17, 2020 5:55 am

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the only thing that is constant is change

SOWNY » Takin' Care of Biznez section » March 11, 2020 12:08 pm

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Globe 'n Mail Report on Business financial analysts recommended that investors buy Corus Entertainment (symbol CJR-B) if it drops to below $5 (at the time it was trading in the mid-$5s.     It is currently trading at $3.59.   Does that make it a good "buy" or is the party (almost) over? 

Or is it time to cancel the Globe 'n Mail and go back to Frank magazine?

SOWNY » what's up with national networks news anchors? » March 2, 2020 2:07 pm

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the original hank wrote:

i remember when i first met ian. it was the mid 1980's and he was getting ready to host an on-air shift, on halifax's chns

That must have been the early 80s because I remember him on-air in Vancouver (I left Vancouver in '86)

SOWNY » Six Months of 1956 That Changed Music Forever » February 11, 2020 11:09 am

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mace wrote:

  One of the things I like about this site, you learn something new every day.

SOWNY is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get

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SOWNY » Six Months of 1956 That Changed Music Forever » February 11, 2020 8:18 am

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March 17 - Elvis performed on the Dorsey Bros TV show

June 5 - Elvis performed on the Milton Berle TV show

July 1 - Elvis performed on the Steve Allen TV show

Sept. 9 - Elvis performed on the Ed Sullivan TV show

(Lest we forget)

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SOWNY » Do Canadians Really Hate The CBC? Canuck Comments Are Eye-Opening » January 29, 2020 6:54 am

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RadioActive wrote:

   I'm honestly not sure why they're even soliciting comments that they're more than likely to simply ignore  

Remember "you have a say in the music we play"?     Oldest trick in the book


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SOWNY » WABC Great Harry Harrison Is Gone At 89 » January 29, 2020 6:39 am

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Media Observer wrote:

I had never heard "May You Always" until now.  A beautiful sentiment and recording.

It peaked @ #11 in early 1959.    

When 1050 CHUM was promoting its "you have a say in the music we play" baloney (after its short-lived sports era) I requested it and was told "listeners don't want to hear the McGuire Sisters".    

Maybe listeners are ready for it now.     Neil Hedley and Freddy Vette are you out there?

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SOWNY » Some Really Stupid Questions About Some Current Radio Spots » January 28, 2020 3:13 pm

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Remember, there are no really stupid questions (words to that effect) -- Aaron Waxman (no relation to E. Aaron Presley)

SOWNY » Don Imus dead at 79 » December 30, 2019 7:30 am

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verger wrote:

Irrelevant racist jerk dead

don't be subtle, brent (and welcome back)

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SOWNY » An Observation About Local Radio On Christmas Day » December 27, 2019 7:33 am

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betaylored wrote:

. . . is there something spectacular I'm missing out on?   

In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller:  "Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it


 

SOWNY » An Observation About Local Radio On Christmas Day » December 26, 2019 7:47 am

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betaylored wrote:

    Newstalk 1010 has the Sunday trivia show on.😒   Sports radio here I come.

Have you considered Orillia?   
 

SOWNY » An Observation About Local Radio On Christmas Day » December 25, 2019 5:57 pm

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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

   What I find repetitive is news coverage of the Pope, the walk to Bethlehem and Trudeau's Christmas message    

Muffa J. raises a valid point.     What news was UNDER-reported (so far) today?
 

SOWNY » Greg Brady Talks Sports On GNR640. But Should He? » December 24, 2019 4:45 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

Your best bet is still Q107! Especially Stairway to Heaven. After all, couldn't Heaven be seen as part of a Christmas music theme?    

Absolutely, thx to the 3 men I admire most:   Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and the Holy Ghost

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SOWNY » Greg Brady Talks Sports On GNR640. But Should He? » December 24, 2019 2:07 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

    I don’t listen to 640 to hear sports topics any more than I would tune in CHFI to hear Led Zeppelin 

At the risk of being chastised for using this opportunity to ask an unrelated question (go ahead, chastise away) . . . where on the dial can one turn to hear Led Zeppelin over the next 36 hours? 

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SOWNY » CFRB commercial-free Christmas eve / day » December 20, 2019 2:28 pm

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Back when AM 640 was located on Jessie & Gene Way, north of Sheppard Ave., SOWNY contributor Marc Weisblott (editor of 12:36) took calls on Christmas Day.    Callers included prominent Toronto business people.   

Riveting radio.     That was some 20+ years ago and am still riveted
 

SOWNY » Commercials » December 18, 2019 6:51 pm

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By the way, there REALLY is a Bruno

SOWNY » Commercials » December 18, 2019 5:41 pm

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potentiometer wrote:

  There was a Longo's in the (then) east end. Is it the same one?

EVERYWHERE
 

SOWNY » Commercials » December 18, 2019 4:46 pm

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mace wrote:

Annoying ads can be extremely successful   

Never in a million years did I think I'd consider hearing the late, great Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" to be annoying, but the frequency that its running with a TV commercial to back up milk farmers + Oreo cookies is too much.   

Next time I shop at Longos am going to continue past the dairy case and the cookie aisle and only purchase fresh seafood, tartar sauce and a couple of lemons.       THAT should teach 'em a lesson
 

SOWNY » FAMILY FEUD CANADA » December 17, 2019 8:09 pm

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Vancouver v. Toronto tonite.    Can Langley v. Pickering be far behind?

SOWNY » Govt. Wants To Force Canadian Content On U.S. Streaming Services » December 17, 2019 4:57 pm

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Saul wrote:

    there is a role for government in nurturing CanCon. It could be along the lines of easing barriers for artists in the far north (like throat singers, for instance   

Saul, you should consider running your deep throat singers idea past someone with influence and get them on board.  John Derringer comes to mind.   Deep throat singers may be just what could bump Corus shares back up over $6 bucks 
 

SOWNY » Oakley MIA Thursday and Friday this week after two weeks off » December 16, 2019 3:58 pm

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Mr magoogain wrote:

And there you have it.      Dental surgery

Lends itself more to Frank McNies' halibut filets at High Street than to dead cattle filets at Harbour 60 Steakhouse for the next while
 

SOWNY » CTV Toronto Forced To Broadcast Mea Culpa By CBSC » November 28, 2019 11:55 am

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RadioActive wrote:

   Ken Shaw threw to a story about a stabbing in Kingston, a crime caught on graphic cell phone video. They ran some of it without any warning to viewers, prompting five separate complaints   

Five (5)?      More complaints were registered at SOWNY.net over the past two weeks regarding CHFI's seasonal music

    
 

SOWNY » On this day in 1945 RCA Victor in Montreal made a radio for home use! » November 28, 2019 6:52 am

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darcyh wrote:

    That was quite a place; the Electrohome factory on Wellington St. in Kitchener 

 . . . down the street from the boyhood home of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.     (posted for the benefit of Grilled.Cheese, a younger radio enthusiast who loves reading nostalgia posts here on SOWNY)
 

SOWNY » Heard It On The Grapevine: Don Cherry Has Top Podcast in Canada » November 26, 2019 12:38 pm

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TheConsultant wrote:

      he should stick with...... hockey. Does anyone care what his views are on other topics? Many here have criticized celebrities about voicing their political views - so what's different here?    

TC, you are obviously not familiar w. H.N.I.C.     Grapes has never been about just hockey, at least not in the last three decades

   
 

SOWNY » On this day in 1945 RCA Victor in Montreal made a radio for home use! » November 26, 2019 7:42 am

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It's a good thing these radio devices caught on between 1945 & May of 1957, otherwise Allan Waters & Jerry Grafstein would still have been struggling drug dealers

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