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SOWNY » Photo from 2001 shows Justin Trudeau in Brownface » September 19, 2019 5:48 pm

Chrisphen
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Trudeau's finished, but what I'm interested in is the machinery of the scoop. Were the facilitators internal or external?

SOWNY » Viewer Alert: "The Last Days of Phil Hartman" Airing Thurs. On ABC » September 18, 2019 6:32 pm

Chrisphen
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Back then I mixed in the crime scene pics with my house-mate's rotating screensaver photos on his computer. He was not amused.

SOWNY » Proof Reboots Of Old Series Have Finally, Finally Gone Too Far » September 18, 2019 5:19 pm

Chrisphen
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A Battlestar Galactica reboot? Like the motorcycles in Galactica 1980, it'll never fly...

SOWNY » Jerry Agar Addresses Every Talk Show’s Enemy: “How Are You?” » September 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Chrisphen
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There was a running gag a few years' back on Tom Sharpling's 'The Best Show' (WFMU) where callers would start with "...is this me?" when the went on-air. It drove Sharpling crazy.

SOWNY » Tweet Creates Controversy & Mystery At Legendary Radio Station » September 12, 2019 8:02 pm

Chrisphen
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patmantim wrote:

Blame 4chan, where all the kids (and many more adults than you think) went once "trust and safety" councils started springing up on social media.

But also square that with record amounts of GLB acceptance in youth.  (T, not so much.  Have a word with your Yanivs and SteffOnKnees about that one.)
 

Go home Oakley. You're out of your element again.

SOWNY » Bianca Andreescu advances to US Open Women's final » September 12, 2019 7:56 pm

Chrisphen
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One hopes she is not artificially buoyed by her media image, only to flame out. Like the other one did a few years back.

SOWNY » Confirm Or Deny: Did CityPulse Really Hire A Guy Who Killed His Wife? » September 11, 2019 8:27 pm

Chrisphen
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Could there be a statistically significant number of broadcast professionals that are 'known to police'? Find out...after this...

SOWNY » Why Cars Don't Have Those Long Radio Antennas Anymore » September 10, 2019 7:36 pm

Chrisphen
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You could always nick a decent-but-unused CB antenna from the back of most Jeeps. Jeepsters only have it for the look...you can have it for so much more...
 

SOWNY » The Federal Government's $660 Million Journalism Fund goes to... » September 5, 2019 6:28 pm

Chrisphen
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I've been told that a condition of the funding is that Blue-helmeted McKinsey stormtroopers replace the top seven layers of management at the subject company and flood the newsroom with Antifa midwives.

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010 news » September 4, 2019 8:38 am

Chrisphen
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It does seem 1010's news department is becoming increasingly Mickey Mouse. I wonder why?

SOWNY » 1997 Sept 2nd Howard lands in town! » September 3, 2019 8:37 pm

Chrisphen
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What about the "it's an on-air persona" defense? Not applicable here?

SOWNY » The 407 » September 2, 2019 7:28 pm

Chrisphen
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Prod Guy wrote:

What a great article about radio and TV.

Frequent radio contributor Earnie Eaves was an architect of the deal.

SOWNY » 22 years ago, on a sleepy Saturday Night in radio...then this happened » August 31, 2019 10:41 pm

Chrisphen
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"Royal hit" is considered a conspiracy theory? TIL... 

SOWNY » Obvious racist signs » August 27, 2019 7:27 am

Chrisphen
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To be fair, it does echo the content of many local talk radio shows.

SOWNY » Buffalo Radio Station's Ratings Claim Is Beyond Belief » August 26, 2019 8:17 pm

Chrisphen
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When it comes to muleshit onanism, pour one out for 680 News, the Official station of the Vancouver Olympics.

SOWNY » FM Quality Shortwave? AM On VHF? » August 26, 2019 6:46 pm

Chrisphen
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I prefer my numbers stations to be surround sound.

SOWNY » Great Scot! Batra Outs Newsman Darrin Boland On 640 » August 21, 2019 9:13 pm

Chrisphen
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Nice to see Batra supplementing her income. I guess the Postmedia government bailout still doesn't make ends meet.

SOWNY » Peter Fonda Takes Final Easy Ride » August 20, 2019 6:07 pm

Chrisphen
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He was good in The Limey.

SOWNY » Instant Replay: Not So Famous Flops - The TV Shows You Never Saw » August 18, 2019 12:43 pm

Chrisphen
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Quality post, RA. I have fond memories of Misfits of Science.

SOWNY » Radio observations. » August 18, 2019 12:39 pm

Chrisphen
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I had a YB-400 for years. The display was dodgy and the pots got scratchy (it also ate batteries like a greedy fat kid eating french fries), but a decent radio overall.

SOWNY » Crying Wolf » August 17, 2019 9:04 pm

Chrisphen
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How much did 680 News pay for the 'SWOOSH'?

SOWNY » Ontario's News Now is a go, but with some changes coming » August 17, 2019 8:55 pm

Chrisphen
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RA - If that's the case I heartedly retract my menacing comment. But to those involved with ONN...enjoy it while it lasts.

SOWNY » Ontario's News Now is a go, but with some changes coming » August 17, 2019 6:54 pm

Chrisphen
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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

it is kind of interesting to see former CP 24 host Travis Dhanraj, doing hosting/interview duties on this initiative too...
 

Have a big warm glass of Pelee vinegar, T. Your career just went to Ford Nation pud. 

SOWNY » Michael Coren Defends A "Changed" Corus Host Charles Adler » August 16, 2019 3:13 pm

Chrisphen
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Hm. Yes. Adler's post-9/11 bloodlust was clearly a hormone-driven aberration of character.

SOWNY » Michael Coren Defends A "Changed" Corus Host Charles Adler » August 15, 2019 2:34 pm

Chrisphen
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Speaking of performance art by beloved professionals, I wonder how Mike Stafford is doing?

SOWNY » Michael Coren Defends A "Changed" Corus Host Charles Adler » August 15, 2019 1:26 pm

Chrisphen
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geo wrote:

BOTTOM LINE:   It's show business

Words have consequences. 
 

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