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SOWNY » Rush Limbaugh To Listeners: Cancer Means I May Not Be Here Much Longer » Yesterday 8:53 am

I remember hearing Dr. Laura on 640 AM in the mid/ late 90 s.

SOWNY » It's an all 80's Long Weekend! » May 16, 2020 8:54 am

Thin Lizzy Angel of Death. Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell, Dio, Holy Diver. On the lighter side- Steve Winwood If You See a Chance. Huey Lewis and the News, A Couple Days Off .Billy Joel We Didn't Start the Fire. So many to choose from, though I tend to find more music to my liking in the 60 s and 70 s.Yes. I tend to lean to the heavy side. What ever happened to Oliver Heavyside?

SOWNY » Things Were Tightening on CHUM FM in 1975 but » March 14, 2020 11:49 am

No. 10 on the list of the worst albums. Van Helen. Woman and Children (first).Van HELEN? Someone REALLY hated the band it seems.

SOWNY » When You Can't Bring Yourself To Turn Off A Local Radio Trainwreck » January 27, 2020 2:15 pm

Zoomer Radio had a bit of a glitch going from the news at noon going into the Fight Back show. Once the news ended, the intro music began to play, and play, and play, then a few seconds of silence. Then they played two songs before finally getting the show underway.Libby apologized for the technical glitch. When they went to begin talking to a guest on the phone, it took three tries before the guest could hear Libby, and Libby could clearly hear the guest. Things seemed to move smoothly for the rest of the program,

SOWNY » Toronto Financial Advisor Fined $15,000 Over CFRB Radio Show Referral » January 27, 2020 2:08 pm

Anyone know what happened to Brian Costello after he was no longer doing his show on CFRB?

SOWNY » NASA Operates Its Own Online Rock Radio Station » November 19, 2019 6:31 pm

Tony Iommi and Glen Hughes .  From Another World. Most here may not be familiar with the song, so here is a link.

SOWNY » Twas the week before some radio stations go all in on Christmas » November 7, 2019 6:32 pm

Song number 21. Jingle Bell Rock by Hall & "Oatest"?
Forgive me or noticing, but once a proofreader, always a proofreader.

SOWNY » The age of atomic radio » June 22, 2019 7:40 am

I've enjoyed listening to Atomic Rooster records for many years. I wonder how they would sound being heard through atomic radio..

SOWNY » Will it really help 'sweaten' my breath ? » May 31, 2019 7:22 am

Dr. Harold Katz has a few ads running for his Thera Breath freshener.In at least one of them, it sounds to my ears, like he is saying 'sweaten your breath'. I'm thinking intent is to 'sweeten your breath'. Is it just me, or does this ring true in anyone else's ears? May just be my ears need cleaning, or, is this residual damage of attending countless heavy metal concerts?

SOWNY » Toronto Media's obsession with Aubrey Graham » May 31, 2019 7:05 am

Were he to 'sing' the national anthem, that might reduce his media profile. No clue if he really can sing or not. What little I've heard of his recordings, that isn't quite what I would call a singing voice.
I wonder,  has he ever been invited to an Unplugged event to do his thing?

SOWNY » Frank Leo » May 11, 2019 9:52 am

The spots I've been hearing lately seem to be telling the story of how Frank Leo has helped Andrew,Fred, and so many others sell their home for top dollar. Rather than what sectors he is No.1 salesperson the real estate world.

SOWNY » D.J. Believed To Be Behind The "Paul Is Dead" Beatles Rumour Has Died » May 3, 2019 11:44 am

John Small passed away in 2004. For about the last 15 years of his life he taught radio at Seneca College.He also did a weekly radio show called Blues North.I remember hearing it on Rock 95 in Barrie Ontario.I can't find it on You Tube. Does anyone here  know of a website where I can find it?

SOWNY » Y'know, Y'know? » February 9, 2019 10:56 am

Greetings all. I've just been a lurker on this version of the board, though I've been signed upon previous versions under another name. First post since I've signed up on this version.I've never earned a pay cheque in radio. I've always enjoyed listening to radio, though it has become a more challenging task in recent years. Sadly, it's a case of finding radio stations with the least number of annoying aspects.I can no longer handle the 'Valley Girl' syndrome that seems to afflict so many speakers in radio ( and media in general ). I'll not speak to the on air professionals. Some do to varying degrees, some don't. So, um like, you know, you know what, etc, peppered through out someones moment, or segment of conversation just has me guessing when their next, you know, like, kind of, will be inserted in their sentence. I end up focusing on the anticipation of when that next filler phrase will be, as apposed to the point they are trying to make.If the powers that be where they work find it's a problem, then it's a concern for that individual. If many other listeners find it a problem, and start tuning out in large numbers, then it's problem the media outlets in general. My time tuned in to talk radio (which I've enjoyed listening to most of it for many years) has dropped 90% in the last few years.I can't deal with being told to 'look' when someone begins their two bits worth. Telling me to 'listen' when I'm already listening doesn't help me 'hear' their point any better. If a guest speaker begins their bit with one of these, and has a few filler phrases throughout, I'm a bit more forgiving, but only to a point. Especially if others ( mainly on the round table gatherings on 1010 or 640 AM ) already are afflicted with this ailment, I'm no longer paying enough attention to get the point of what any of them are saying. Add the average citizen or person who, by happenstance is in the news because of whatever reason, or caller to a call in portion of a show, I'm tuning out.

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