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SOWNY » 2020 CNE cancelled » May 19, 2020 10:08 am

John D
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CKEY Trailer.  It's where I saw my Hero Davie Mickie; in his Gold Lame Jacket.  I was thrilled.  Who would have thunk it that we are now life long friends; under his real name David Marsden.  Brilliant communicator.

SOWNY » The Curse Of 2020 Claims Two More Greats » May 17, 2020 7:15 am

John D
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Carry on RA.  Your still my favourite Sheriff; in these here parts.  I don't envy your job.  (It's hard to please everyone in life.")   It's too long a story; but that last line of mine was advice I got from Jungle Jay Nelson in the kitchen at 1331 Yonge when I was a young broadcaster and not having a very good day.

SOWNY » Dr. Mickey Lester » May 13, 2020 6:54 pm

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He was my regular Sunday morning guest on Newstalk 1010 for many years and he became a very dear dear friend. He was the paediatricians paediatrician. He soothed parents each week who had questions about their children.  This has indeed shocked and saddened me. He loved his dear wife Karen and talked to me all the time about his adult children and he was a proud Zayde to his Grandchildren. He was very good to me.  His smile said it all. 
Rest in peace Mickey.

SOWNY » Has It Really Been 50 Years? » May 12, 2020 1:20 pm

John D
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The Broom & Stone was in fact in Scarborough; at the corner of Midland & Lawrence.  Went to see a lot of shows there; when It was in operation.

SOWNY » Little Richard Passed Away » May 9, 2020 9:47 pm

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With Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino gone............the pillars of Rock 'n' Roll leaves only one last man standing.  Jerry Lee Lewis.  God Bless Little Richard.  To me, he remains the King of Rock and Roll.

SOWNY » Stronger Together/Tous Ensemble » April 27, 2020 9:38 am

John D
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I thought Marie-Mai was just incredible.  What a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice.

SOWNY » TV Announcer Survives Three Major Heart Attacks On Same Day » April 26, 2020 10:02 am

John D
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Very sad indeed.  He is a true survivor.  Wishing him well.

SOWNY » What Would You Put Into The All Time Radio/Recording Archive List? » April 19, 2020 9:45 am

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Be careful RA.  Make The World Go Away is one of my wife's all time favourite songs.  Just sayin'.https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/laughing.png

SOWNY » Did This Q107 Segment Really Exist? » April 8, 2020 9:03 am

John D
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One of the highlights for me was cohosting the 6 O’Clock Rock Report with Bob Mackowitz who was a brilliant student at U 0f T.  Brought in by John Parikhal.

SOWNY » Did This Q107 Segment Really Exist? » April 8, 2020 8:56 am

John D
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It certainly wasn't there in the early days of Q; as I was the first jock hired and was there from day 1.  If it's true it came along in 2002, I would not know.

SOWNY » New Bob Dylan Song » March 28, 2020 1:20 pm

John D
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Bob released this on March 20, 2020.  It's 17 minutes long and deal with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  His musical references are classic Dylan.  Takes me back to classic Bob.  It's called Murder Most Foul.  Please enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NbQkyvbw18

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » March 23, 2020 1:37 pm

John D
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Whatever happened to reporter Miranda Anthistle of CTV.  She hasn't been reporting for quite some time now.  Meanwhile in a scrum; with the Premier the other day I saw her sitting in the back of the room.  Is she still with CTV? 

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » March 20, 2020 9:44 am

John D
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Meanwhile both morning hosts of CNN, showing up at the station every morning.  Next week? Who knows.

SOWNY » The changes are staggering » March 19, 2020 8:52 am

John D
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I stand corrected.  The Times They Are A Changing.

SOWNY » The changes are staggering » March 18, 2020 1:50 pm

John D
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Not if there at home RadioAaron.

SOWNY » The changes are staggering » March 18, 2020 12:47 pm

John D
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There has to be a board op; in the station.  Things have definitely changed; since I worked there; as everyone at the time did not have a home studio.  Good for them.  It's the way of the future.  No reason for everyone to drive downtown to a central location; with today's technology.  

SOWNY » Coronavirus Affecting TV Shows & Pro Sports » March 4, 2020 8:39 am

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When I the weekend morning show host on CFRB, for 15 years, Dr. Lin was on my Sunday show many times. Really a very smart guy with a great sense of humor.

SOWNY » Bill Evanov Of Evanov Radio Group Passes Away » February 29, 2020 8:33 am

John D
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A sad day for Broadcasting.  R.I.P.

SOWNY » Beautiful Music » February 20, 2020 9:30 am

John D
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I'm glad Iain chimed in regarding Crystal Radio.  I was going to email him to ask him if it was still available.  Thanks Iain.  Stingray the mobile app also has what could be called a great easy listening station.  Stingray the mobile app has more to offer then what's on Rogers.  Don't know why.

SOWNY » KD Lang » February 18, 2020 9:31 am

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RA that is very very funny my friend.

SOWNY » KD Lang » February 17, 2020 7:31 pm

John D
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KD Lang says she considers herself "semi-retired" and may never record new music again."I'm not feeling any particular urge to make music right now," she told BBC Radio 4's Front Row. "The muse is eluding me.

SOWNY » K Country coming to Georgina » February 11, 2020 2:16 pm

John D
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50's & 60's stations are over?  Perhaps down here on earth; but Sirius/XM's 50's on 5 and 60's on 6 are doing just great.  Phlash Phelps last of the personality DJ's. mornings on 60's on 6.  Talks about Canada a lot.
 

SOWNY » Norman N Nite WCBS FM 1984 & FM 108 1983 » February 11, 2020 2:07 pm

John D
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Love his books for R&R research.
 

SOWNY » Is The Terminator Coming For Your Radio Gig? » February 1, 2020 10:32 am

John D
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Thanks RA for that phrase "employee dislocations".  Never heard that one before.  Restructuring  I've certainly heard of.
 

SOWNY » Evan Solomon’s Mom Calls Up To Criticize Him Live On Air » January 29, 2020 6:53 am

John D
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Sounds like Evan's Mom would have made a great program director.  The dropping of the "g's" really bothers me on both TV and Radio.  Also I was once told by a PD that saying the word "folks"  made the individual listener feel you were talking to a group of people and not just them individually.  I have been guilty of using the word "folks" many times in my career.  Thought it sounded "folksy."  : >)

SOWNY » When Silverman Helped At City TV » January 10, 2020 9:15 am

John D
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I had the pleasure of working with Peter for awhile, Sunday mornings where he followed me; on News Talk 1010.  A great guy!!!

SOWNY » This is an interesting look at the Australian Fires...on CKDO Radio » January 4, 2020 11:34 am

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We can receive CKDO on the AM band in the east end of Toronto quite clearly.  Their FM signal peters out around Pickering.  I would love to see owner Doug Kirk get permission to flip the station entirely to their FM signal only and increase the signal.  Durham Radio is a great company.  I know employees there and they are all very happy to work for Doug Kirk.  As I've said many times before; it's great to work for a family owned radio business.  Nothing like it.

SOWNY » Viewer Alert: Linda Ronstadt Doc Airing New Year's Night On CNN » December 30, 2019 9:32 pm

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I've seen it already on Apple TV and it is really, really good.  When you put all the musical styles she has recorded in you see why she is so multi talented.
 

SOWNY » Don Imus dead at 79 » December 29, 2019 11:17 am

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I'll be honest.  As a broadcaster, I always wanted to write Don and ask him if he would part with one of his Sennheiser Stethoscope earphones.  When Don heard they were going to stop making them, he bought up almost every pair.  Loved the fact you could wear a hat and still use your headphones under your chin.  As I said, Sennheiser  stopped making them a few years ago.  It was too bad.  Would have loved a pair!

SOWNY » Don Imus dead at 79 » December 27, 2019 9:05 pm

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R.I.P. Don Imus.  A radio legend.  The first of the shock jocks.  Rob Bartlett was my facourite character on his MSNBC TV morning show.

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