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SOWNY » Did You Ever Win Something From A Radio Station? » September 25, 2019 12:20 pm

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In Edmonton in the early 80's - A six pack of Pink Floyd LPs (everything up to including The Wall). Had to buy a turntable. I still have it.   From CFRB about 2005, a $200 gift certificate from Sesquolite. Bought a beautiful lamp, still using it.

SOWNY » What Happens When You Hire An Uninformed Newscaster » July 11, 2019 7:17 am

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No more than 2 weeks ago I heard a CFRB news reader say GREENwich referring to the lovely borough of London.

SOWNY » Canuck Version of Family Feud On CBC This Fall » May 30, 2019 11:44 am

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Will the show be sub-titled?  Dee's quota seems to be rising, good for him.  Was Bullard a consideration?  ;-)

SOWNY » Is This The New Normal For Alex Pierson On 640? » March 13, 2019 6:53 pm

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betaylored wrote:

You're welcome unclefester.

Ed Keenan is filling in for Alan Carter on GNR am640 today... whiskey tango foxtrot, what's up with the management still currently in place there, because that's a funny way to build on their recent ratings success. Who is steering good ship GNR right now?*

see:'autonomous collective' Monty Python style

They are running with the wind like the Mary Celeste, as long as they don't end up on a shoal or torn apart, sail on.  I quite like the new schedule. Too about Pearson's split shift though.

SOWNY » Is This Really The Greatest Single Sitcom Episode Ever? » March 5, 2019 11:29 am

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A Contest might be required to decide this.

SOWNY » Local radio lineups from 50 years ago » January 20, 2019 1:48 pm

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DeepTracks wrote:

CHUM-FM - weekends PHIL INN  

from an April of last year posting;
quote=tvguy -Phil Inn - aka David Haydu (Geets Romo). who did some swing shifts and appeared on Peter Griffin's show, as an alter ego to Geets.

Need an ear-worm? The sweaty voice of Lardette.

SOWNY » RIP Peter » October 26, 2018 3:49 pm

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Yeah the commute would have worn him down to the nub eventually.

SOWNY » RIP CAM STEWART » September 29, 2018 11:04 am

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Radiowiz wrote:

This is very sad news! When he passed away, what was the cause of death?
 

Station repositioning?  Couldn't have been money (ask SAL), besides, wasn't Pizzaville paying his toll?

SOWNY » 640 Is Full Of Weekend Rerolls But This Is Ridiculous » September 3, 2018 7:40 pm

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There's also an odd edit at 5:30 am every day. While Drex signs off at 5 am, there's a need to fill in that half hour of course.  I've heard re-rolls of Drex from all hours from the previous day (I'm assuming this) until it's time for the break before the The Morning Show when his show is simply chopped off for the news.
 

SOWNY » It's a wrap for Psychedelic Sunday! » May 27, 2018 11:10 am

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AMFM wrote:

Your a good man Andy Frost.  cGrant is apparently a poor man's Ziggy; if indeed he is not the same person.  You can tell that if cGrant is in the business he is young and has been doing it for a short time.  If cGrant stays with Broadcasting we may see a very different post one day.  I will admit there was a time; when I was wishing the over 40's would disappear.  
Then like Magic you become over 40.  Things then seem different.  Just an observation.

Thank you for showing some restraint, I believe you are. And thank you Mr Andy Frost for a thousand memorable Sundays.  It was too good to last.  A change was a coming.
 

SOWNY » Ex.-T.O. Morning Man Losing Gig As Vancouver Station Shutting Down » April 18, 2018 9:30 am

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Stafford is the only voice I will listen to on 640. As well,  I find the balance of a vet & a foodie on 1010 on Sat. morning easier to take than Curasco on 640. And I love cars.

Back on topic. Also cut loose, Jody Vance.

SOWNY » Photo Radar in Ontario » April 12, 2018 10:05 pm

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I got a ticket on Dec. 24 at about 7 am around Morningside & 401. There wasn't a car in sight in any direction, all of sudden I see -- FLASH -- in the mirror from a van on the shoulder. A total money grab.
 

SOWNY » Mike in the Morning » April 5, 2018 9:55 am

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Panels, he doesn't like panels, but he's a professional broadcaster so he does them. Same with the other points.In a perfect world, he'd be be alone - perhaps with Malkin & Purdon, taking calls and having a poke at me and you and Jurassic Park.

SOWNY » 640's Tweet » March 28, 2018 9:11 am

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Charlie wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

cGrant wrote:

And yet 640 appears unscathed? Why isn't the PD, Sapria, Tashia, Oakley and Berkowitz fired? Seriously, why?

Tax write off, no doubt...

Tasha sells lots of My Pillows.

If they could get the listeners to listen instead of sleeping so well....

SOWNY » Does Stafford’s Shift Change Mean The End Of Morning Call-In Radio? » February 28, 2018 12:08 pm

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Corus Radio - Open the phone lines with Stafford alone in the morning (hell, call it whatever buzzword you want) and you'll rally the ratings. I wish him luck and love. I too recall the trivia show on 1010.
 

SOWNY » Good to be back » February 27, 2018 9:13 am

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As long as you don't post anything by Frank DeAngelo, welcome back. 

SOWNY » More changes at AM640? » February 21, 2018 9:07 am

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AM640, sorry GNR AM640 is getting kicked hard by 1010 all day, so Stafford at pre-dawn can't hurt them. To my ears, Gurney & Divetti (sp) aren't working for me.  Bring Malkin and Purdon along too Corus.

SOWNY » More changes at AM640? » February 16, 2018 8:43 am

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"Last time together at that time slot" - something like that.  Vague and telling at the same time.

SOWNY » Stafford's phones go down again » February 6, 2018 2:16 pm

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Charlie wrote:

tc143 wrote:

And he gets through it like a pro that he is.

But who is Fanbuoy?

I actually don't mind when Stafford's phones go down.  He's so damn good, I'd rather listen to him ad-lib than to most of his callers, who usually just want to pat themselves on the back.

Me too. The Robin Williams of radio improv.

SOWNY » Stafford's phones go down again » February 6, 2018 10:47 am

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And he gets through it like a pro that he is.

But who is Fanbuoy?

SOWNY » This is not a SOWNY posting... » February 5, 2018 8:27 am

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We were subdivision, single car, one wage poor. Had to eat that shite straight out of the box. You should see my hands.

SOWNY » Being Frank.. » February 1, 2018 10:17 pm

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Did this supernova of talent go out for some Mortadella or to Frank's joint for some 'Za?

SOWNY » Radio ad: "Does sandals look good with socks." » January 25, 2018 5:47 pm

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Just heard it - singalong won't you?  Sellofff Vacations dot com.

SOWNY » Being Frank.. » January 24, 2018 8:27 am

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unclefester wrote:

Are reviews accurate ig??


Seems to me the one single positive review may have been written and submitted by Frank D. himself
 

Like bodies in South Jersey, keep looking.  There's probably more.
 

SOWNY » Alex Pierson, Lior Samfiru & An AM 640 Wednesday Nightmare » January 18, 2018 8:01 am

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I only heard the last minute of this mishap but I was thinking of E Grant the entire time.
 

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