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SOWNY » Rogers cancels CityLine after 40 years » June 30, 2024 6:34 pm

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I may be late to this, but it looks like Cheryl Hickey, former host of ET Canada, and Tracy Moore will be co-hosts of one hour of BT. The Canadian Hoda and Jenna.
Cheryl's instagram mentions she is host of BT with Tracy and Cheryl.
 

SOWNY » SOWNY Accessibility » June 27, 2024 7:19 pm

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And this just in....
We're back.
sowny.net finally showed up on my laptop. Just had to wait it out.
 

SOWNY » CHCH hiring a FT Reporter » June 27, 2024 7:18 pm

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I wonder if CHCH is trying to snag any of the CTV and Global reporters laid off in the last little while.

SOWNY » SOWNY Accessibility » June 26, 2024 11:01 pm

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For the last two days, after trying on multiple browsers, I can't get to this website on my laptop. I have only been able to get to it on my phone.

Any ideas why?

SOWNY » CHCH hiring a FT Reporter » June 26, 2024 11:00 pm

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On the Channel Zero website, posted today, they also want two part time videographers.

Www.chz.com

SOWNY » When Will The New Owner Start Programming CKOC, CHAM & CKWW? » June 23, 2024 2:51 pm

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I figure all of the Bounce people are working from home, since they no longer seem to be in the building their have worked out of for decades. That's why I was asking if that was temporary. Bell doesn't want to be pay to rent/lease, the stations have seen sold, so are they just waiting for approval and then going to a new location? Does White Oaks have a studio near by their might join?

SOWNY » When Will The New Owner Start Programming CKOC, CHAM & CKWW? » June 22, 2024 11:16 pm

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Bounce was sold off separately to White Oaks, along with HTZ FM and Move 105.7 in St Catharines.

But the two AM's he bought were both automated. BNN Bloomberg 1150 would have to change pretty quick since that was just audio of the Bell's BNN TV channel. Funny 820 might have some time to change.

SOWNY » When Will The New Owner Start Programming CKOC, CHAM & CKWW? » June 22, 2024 9:18 pm

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I just happened to drive past where the radio stations used to be today. All the logos (Bounce/BNN Bloomberg/Funny 820) have all be removed from the building beside Limeridge Mall in Hamilton. Now I know there is no one on air at two of the stations, but someone mentioned in another forum that Bounce co-host Matt Hayes was working from home. Bounce was sold off separately, but is the work from home thing temporary until the new owner get the go ahead?

SOWNY » Layoffs at Global News » June 19, 2024 3:53 pm

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About time some executives took a hit by getting fired. Why is it always the journalist's fault you can't make money??? Or if the news presentation, work, whatever sucks, why not fire the News Director?? They are probably making more than a journalist.

SOWNY » Layoffs at Global News » June 14, 2024 8:38 pm

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I've been checking the different Global websites to see if anyone has been removed, but personality pages certainly are not very up to date. To be fair, same with CTV and CP24.

If you to go Global National.com, Farah was never on the personalities page, although she is on the home page behind Dawna.

But if you look at Global Toronto, and go down past the local personalities to National, Farah is listed there, but it still says Global Toronto evening anchor, even though she left to join the national newscast. I did notice on the Toronto page that Minna Rhee is no longer there. Her socials say lifestyle reporter with Global, but she's not on the personalities page. I don't think Corus is going to update these pages, since they already seem to be out of date.
 

SOWNY » Classic 1220 Adding New Shows » June 8, 2024 9:56 pm

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Chuck LaFleur's name is on some news stories on Giant FM's website, so I guess he went back. Giant FM doesn't have a "personalities" page to show their on-air team.

SOWNY » Two Local Niagara Area Personalities Leaving The Airwaves » May 30, 2024 6:23 pm

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Last weekend, it was said Brianne was going to Halifax, and I believe anchor Adam Atkinson said to a morning show. I don't know if that's Global, CTV, or someone else.

SOWNY » CHCH hits 70 Years in June! » May 21, 2024 12:36 pm

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There was a draw for 35 people, and a guest, (35 + 35 = 70) to be an in studio audience for Morning Live. I'm not sure if it was on June 7th, but that is the actual anniversary day. You can watch the show, tour the station, and meet on air personalities and staff. Breakfast and refreshments are provided.

That's about all I've seen for anything regarding a tour.
 

SOWNY » CHCH hits 70 Years in June! » May 20, 2024 5:49 pm

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This June, CHCH will celebrate 70 years on the air.
They will be airing segments on Morning Live and the Evening News from June 3rd to 7th. Expect to see some former CHCH staff such as Paul Hendrick, Alex Reynolds, Fred Anderton and the legends Dan McLean and Connie Smith will also be featured.

This was posted on the Fans of CHCH News Facebook page, and posted by Don Jonescu, who works on Morning Live:

Hello, We are having our 70th Anniversary Panel this Thursday. It will be parsed out over the next few months. But we are wondering what respectful questions you would have for Connie, Dan and Alex about the industry and their time at CHCH. Post here if you would like or Tips@chch.com title it 70TH ANNIVERSARY. Thanks.
 

SOWNY » A Sign Of The Times: This Local Newscast Is Mostly No Longer Done Live » May 13, 2024 5:11 pm

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I'm pretty sure CHCH is recorded at 11pm as well. Which is why I don't understand why Taz Boga gave up the position. It's not like she has to stay late. While she still anchors at 6pm, having new anchors at 11pm just seems weird because it's not live.

I know sports used to be live at 11pm, while the rest was per-recorded,  but now the sports segment is usually a clip from the Sportsline podcast, rather than actual sports. That doesn't bother me too much, because who is really looking at a local station for pro sports, with 24hr sports channels, apps, websites, etc.

Anyway, I feel that the 11pm is taped right after the 6pm so no one has to stay late. I haven't watched the 11pm in a while, but I don't even think anyone works for breaking news.
 

SOWNY » Tim Denis Retires » April 22, 2024 10:25 pm

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Steph Vivier, who is currently hosting weekends on Move 105.7, has been announced as the new morning host for 610 CKTB after Tim's last broadcast on April 30th.

SOWNY » Indie88 "major announcement" » April 22, 2024 5:55 pm

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As an aside, I just went to look at Indie's website, and it's the same layout as CHCH.com. That's funny.

SOWNY » Tim Denis Retires » March 27, 2024 8:38 pm

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OK. But the URL is no longer iheartradio.ca/(insert station here)

SOWNY » Is Bell done with iHeartRadio? » March 27, 2024 8:35 pm

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Just checking a few Bell-owned stations, but they are the ones that have been purchased, pending approval. None of them go to iHeartRadio anymore.

In Niagara, it's now https://www.htzfm.com/, or https://www.610cktb.com/https://www.moveradio.ca/niagara.html

In Hamilton, it's now https://www.bounceradio.ca/hamilton.html


 

SOWNY » Tim Denis Retires » March 27, 2024 8:26 pm

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610 CKTB Morning host Tim Denis has announced his retirement. News comes from MilkmanUnlimited.com. Very short statement. Story on CKTB website says April 30th will be his last show.

Went to see the 610 CKTB Website, and they changed it. It's no longer part of the iHeartRadio.

Announcement from Milkman: https://www.milkmanunlimited.com/post/tim-denis-announces-retirement

Story from CKTB: https://www.610cktb.com/news/610-cktbs-tim-denis-receives-award-at-state-of-the-region-following-retirement-announcement.html

New CKTB Website: https://www.610cktb.com/
 

SOWNY » They Still Offer College Courses In Broadcasting. But Is Anyone Going? » March 10, 2024 5:32 pm

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I think Mohawk College suspended their radio program a few years ago to redo it. It is now called Radio and Creative Content. The course description is "Become an excellent communicator by developing engaging, creative content for on-air and online to connect with your audience."

https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/creative-industries/broadcasting-radio-creative-content-520.

 

SOWNY » Classic 1220 Adding New Shows » March 4, 2024 6:47 pm

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Stef has joined 105.1 The River as morning co-host. 105theriver.ca

SOWNY » Ay Carumba! When Did CH Get The Rights To TV's Longest Running Comedy? » March 3, 2024 4:27 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

Agreed it's a good "get" for CH. It beats the 400th rerun of an old 20/20 or last month's Nightline. I'm sure it will get some OK numbers. 

Did CH also get Family Guy and Bob's Burgers? Wasn't City planning to air those shows on a Wednesday night instead of Sunday?

Not sure about who has the rights to those two now, but I'm guessing they won't turn up on City again. Wednesday is reserved for the Chicago franchise there, so unless there are some major changes in the works, they rate well and are popular. Why mess with success?

The only possible scenario is that they show "Family" and "Bob's" out of pattern at 7 PM, losing the simulcast advantage. Can't see them doing it. So perhaps CH acquired these shows, too. I guess we'll know on or before March 6th, when the shows return on their new night. 

CHCH will have Family Guy starting this Wednesday at 9:30pm.

SOWNY » Ay Carumba! When Did CH Get The Rights To TV's Longest Running Comedy? » February 18, 2024 10:01 pm

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They have been promoting the hell out of this. Aside from commercials, they mentioned this new lineup during the Saturday night news, and then an email from their "Ch-ching" program also sent a blast just talking about the Animation Domination. This isn't really something that interests me. I haven't watched The Simpsons in years, plus I don't have cable.

But the CHCH live stream would work. The stream is only supposed to be available for their news shows, but it always seems to work. I watched the Critics Choice Awards this year on their website: www.chch.com/live
 

SOWNY » Bell Media Cuts 4,800 Jobs, Selling 45 Stations » February 9, 2024 7:23 pm

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The Hamilton Spectator spoke with Whiteoaks about buying CKLH and the Niagara stations. They say no format changes or staffing changes will happen after the deal is done. Bounce and Move will get new names since they belong to Bell. HTZ-FM and 610 CKTB to remain as is.

https://www.thespec.com/news/bell-media-cuts-mean-ownership-change-looms-at-hamiltons-bounce-102-9-the-old-k/article_8bbf8eff-159c-5fd1-b313-5a7c1334a77e.html

SOWNY » Bell Media Cuts 4,800 Jobs, Selling 45 Stations » February 8, 2024 8:43 pm

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I'm curious if the new owners will mess with something that works. K-lite (sorry, Bounce 102.9 Hamilton), and Durham's KX947 are always battling for 1st place in Hamilton, so why would the new owner Whiteoaks mess with that? This could also be a chance for new jobs. People who voice multiple Bell stations will have to be replaced now. In my area that would be Tarzan Dan on Bounce, Ashley Greco on Move, Taylor Kaye who voices weekends on Bounce, but also works for CHUM, etc.

SOWNY » Former radio host Jamil Jivani seeking Federal seat in byelection » January 28, 2024 5:05 pm

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Jamil Jivani is running for the Conservatives in the byelection in Durham, to fill former Conservative leader Erin O'Toole's seat.

More from CBC News: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/durham-byelection-called-1.7097055
 

SOWNY » Rebel News David Menzies arrested » January 9, 2024 7:47 pm

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This nut job gets put in cuffs every couple of years. I read Rebel has "retained lawyers" which is probably just their burned out ambulance chasing founder Ezra Lavant. They will crowd fund for Menzie's "defense". Let the grift begin.

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