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SOWNY » John Gallagher Voicing Proline spot? » April 9, 2024 3:12 pm

Holliday
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Is no one going to ask the important questions? Was he wearing a housecoat when he recorded them? (ala KTH)

SOWNY » AM640's Format: What Else They Considered Before Mojo Radio » March 4, 2024 6:28 pm

Holliday
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newsguy1 wrote:

I still can't imagine what they were thinking when they went MOJO.
Talk radio for guys?
What?
You alienate 50 per cent of the audience.
 

It's actually the way talk radio is trending today - away from news and politics. It was basically a dressed up version of Hot Talk or FM Talk. AM radio is pretty much a guy domain to begin with, so alienating women listeners wasn't a huge problem. I think leaning hard into the "For Guys" thing got them decent publicity. 

Here's an example of an FM station doing guy talk, getting great ratings in a very competitive market (Tampa.) They also get a decent share of women. Carry the Tampa Bay Lightning Games too. Station website is geoblocked, but can listen here:
https://www.iheart.com/live/1025-the-bone-5920/

 

SOWNY » Tucker Carlson's speech in Alberta last night » January 26, 2024 12:29 pm

Holliday
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He traffics in white nationalism and the “Great Replacement Theory” along with homophobia and Islamophobia. He’s a hacky whiny  disinformation merchant. Not to mention, a Russian asset.

SOWNY » Radio Contests Fiction: "There Is No 100th Caller." » September 11, 2023 3:48 pm

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We sometimes had a caller 92, and I would always do every caller. I’d answer “you’re caller number 58, try again etc” until we hit 92. I think there’s a small thrill for the listener that you are actually taking the calls, and them finding out how close they were.
Major pet peeve is people who would call knowing a contest was coming soon, and would just hang up every time you answered. The flawed logic that if your phone is ringing to the station when a contest is announced, you’ll have an edge. Soon as the contest happens, all lines dumped.

SOWNY » Rick Jeanneret, Voice Of The Buffalo Sabres, Dies At 81 » August 18, 2023 12:33 pm

Holliday
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My all-time favourite. Back in the 90s, I bought a bunch of nicely packaged hockey fight VHS tapes from a music store in London. They were clearly made in Buffalo, as 70% of the fights were Sabres. Jeanneret brought so much excitement to his call of the game.
A nice tribute from the Sabres:



 

SOWNY » Radio veteran Doug Barron aka ‘Hal Harbour’ has passed away » August 12, 2023 1:35 pm

Holliday
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Peter the K wrote:

I really don't mean to come off as whining about this butt...

RA posted abut this a day ago with the same broadcast dialogue link.
I frequently see "news" here from people who can't be bothered to read other people's previous posts about the same topic.
 

My bad. I usually scan down the list to see if it’s been mentioned, but often if it’s busy on the board, topics get pushed down.

SOWNY » Radio veteran Doug Barron aka ‘Hal Harbour’ has passed away » August 12, 2023 1:08 am

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Doug Barron, who entertained audiences from Toronto to Halifax over a 45-year broadcasting career, has passed away at age 71, his family has announced.

Full story: https://broadcastdialogue.com/radio-veteran-doug-barron-aka-hal-harbour-has-died/

SOWNY » AllAccess.com shutting down » July 15, 2023 11:50 pm

Holliday
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Such an important radio site, unable to keep going.

Due To Severe Financial Headwinds, All Access Will Discontinue Operations Tuesday, August 15th:

https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/229534/due-to-severe-financial-headwinds-all-access-will-

SOWNY » Bill Lawrence has passed » July 15, 2023 11:44 pm

Holliday
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I still remember one of the scripts he’d have us read when he taught at Ryerson: “Scratching is catching…” a scratch-off lottery script.

SOWNY » Where was VTR Productions in Toronto » March 24, 2023 12:04 am

Holliday
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Don’t forget “Wok With Yan” (not to be confused with Yan Can Cook)

SOWNY » Toronto Mayor John Tory Steps Down » February 10, 2023 10:23 pm

Holliday
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Have to wonder if it’s just the affair, or if he’ll end up having some more Ford stink on him.

Savvy late Friday eve news dump.

SOWNY » Reboot series » February 8, 2023 2:50 pm

Holliday
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Reboot series trailer:


 

SOWNY » Reboot series » February 6, 2023 1:33 pm

Holliday
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There’s a relatively new show called “Reboot” about rebooting a classic show. It’s on Disney+ here (I think). Really sharply written, 8 episodes. Critically lauded, but not renewed. Highly recommend.

Stars Paul Reiser and Keegan Michael Key and a solid ensemble.

SOWNY » CBC Says It Won't Remove "Objectivity" Requirements For Its Reporters » September 29, 2022 2:03 pm

Holliday
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RadioActive wrote:

Despite P1 trying to goad me into this, I promised in the opening post not to express my opinion in this thread and I will honour that pledge. He is, of course, free to assume whatever he wants, although I do think it's important to point out that this story did not originate with Post Media. The article actually cites La Presse as the source. It's a French language Montreal newspaper, that is owned by an independent non-profit trust. 

 
Yes, but filtered through Postmedia’s right wing lens. And if you dig into the actual facts, it’s about being able to express things like “racism is bad.”

SOWNY » CBC Says It Won't Remove "Objectivity" Requirements For Its Reporters » September 29, 2022 12:51 pm

Holliday
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Hard to trust stories from Postmedia and Sunmedia these days. The irony is, the article is about bias.

SOWNY » Rush who? » September 25, 2022 11:36 am

Holliday
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This rings true.

SOWNY » Durham Radio Opens New Station In Vancouver » July 18, 2022 9:56 pm

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Dan Sys wrote:

I still maintain that Roundhouse Radio would have worked if it was on AM. Talk does not belong on FM in Canada. 

 
Hard disagree. CBC is a talk station on FM and leads the market. The future of talk radio is FM. It wasn’t the fact that it was on FM that killed Roundhouse. A subpar signal was part of it.

SOWNY » CBC & CBC Gem Unveil New Summer & Fall Shows » June 2, 2022 6:49 pm

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pinto wrote:

I pay to subscribe to Gem, commercial free and NewsNetwork access, (no cable here) and I have to admit, I have found some pretty interesting shows on the service!

 
PEN15, Normal People, Documentary Now, and Stath Lets Flats well worth it.

SOWNY » Bell Cans Montreal Radio Host Chris Nilan » February 3, 2022 10:02 pm

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shurmanator wrote:

Well, what do I know? So I asked the last living author of the Charter, Premier Brian Peckford. Go tell him he’s got it wrong. He wrote the fucking thing!

 
Friend to Ezra Levant and Jordan Peterson, charming guy. Right wing fringe.

SOWNY » Bell Cans Montreal Radio Host Chris Nilan » February 3, 2022 9:44 pm

Holliday
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Hansa wrote:

Holliday wrote:

 

Tell me you don’t understand the charter of rights without telling me you don’t understand the charter of rights.

Tell me you don't understand Section 1 of the Charter of Rights without telling me you don't understand Section 1 of the Charter of Rights. (Look at a few court decisions re vaccinations).

 
Shouldn’t you guys be over on the Puget Board where ridiculous anti-vaxxers are welcomed?

SOWNY » Bell Cans Montreal Radio Host Chris Nilan » February 3, 2022 9:06 pm

Holliday
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shurmanator wrote:

Security of person is your right in Canada. Most reading this may not like it, but you do not have to be vaccinated…and by the way, you are no more likely to be a spreader than a vaccinated person (and yea, I am vaccinated). The vax never did what they said it would so we all have to get over ourselves and move on. This has got to stop. We have Charter rights and they are being trampled.

 

Tell me you don’t understand the charter of rights without telling me you don’t understand the charter of rights.

SOWNY » Did You Book Your Booster/Or Had It Already? » January 5, 2022 1:46 pm

Holliday
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I take my vaccines like my lattes - triple shot! (And injected with a hypodermic needle.)

SOWNY » Mort Sahl has passed » October 26, 2021 8:08 pm

Holliday
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Or as the Montreal newspaper headline read when he dropped out of the Just for Laughs Festival: Mort Est Mort.

SOWNY » Canadian Comedian & SNL Star Norm MacDonald Gone At Just 61 » September 14, 2021 3:43 pm

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Greatest stand-up of all time, and a really sweet, intelligent man. The world is a lot less funny today.

SOWNY » Conservative Radio Host Passes Away Due to Covid » August 21, 2021 8:45 pm

Holliday
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At this point you could just put “radio host” and everyone would know it’s a conservative/republican.

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