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SOWNY » Will Somebody Please Give CFRB's Robert Turner His Own Show? » August 25, 2021 6:26 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

...He used to have a morning prep show at the ungodly hour of 5:30 AM...

RA, I remember his old show as being 5:00 - 5:30 a.m., then John rolled in. Is my memory faulty? John now starts at 5:00. They could give that timeslot back to Robert.

I couldn't imagine that John would refuse that extra 1/2 hour in bed.

SOWNY » Charles Adler Gone From CKNW & Corus Radio Network » August 25, 2021 5:54 pm

Johnny B wrote:

Adler got woke! Even he got tired of all the old, right wing, white guys screaming at the clouds on talk radio...
 

No doubt. They drove me away years ago. Always pissed off about something. I will miss Charles as he was actually listenable.

SOWNY » Conservative Radio Host Passes Away Due to Covid » August 22, 2021 2:02 pm

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GOP officials and mouth-pieces are dying all over the place. And, yet, the anti-mask, anti-vax wackos are doubling down. The only real question is will the anti-mask, anti-vax people die faster than they can breed?

Harsh? Cruel? Probably. But isn't it time for these people to meet the maker they all trust to defeat the virus, without medical or scientific intervention?

Although I realize that society has many people who are simply contrarian, anti-science and beholden to political fights rather than truth, I really had no idea just how many. Man, I have been disabused of that notion. It's mind-numbing!

SOWNY » Ron Popeil Dead At 86, The Creator Of The Infomercial » July 29, 2021 10:04 am

After watching that, I got a sudden urge to drop by my neighbourhood grocery store to pick up some OxiClean.
 

SOWNY » Ron Popeil Dead At 86, The Creator Of The Infomercial » July 28, 2021 6:47 pm

I'll never forget the commercials where he sprayed some kind of black paint on his bald spot. "See, a full head of hair again!".

What a guy.
 

SOWNY » Toronto Online Radio Station Finds New Home - In A Shipping Container » June 20, 2021 9:42 am

Is that box sitting on a parking space for the disabled?
 

SOWNY » Corus Unveils Global's New Fall Line-up » June 9, 2021 5:11 pm

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paterson1 wrote:

markow202 wrote:

Bunch of boring crap.

I agree, and too many police procedurals. 

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SOWNY » Gavin MacLeod Of Love Boat & MTM Gone At 90 » June 6, 2021 6:12 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

...The idea that anyone could have believed this might be acceptable is simply mind blowing.

Amen to that.

 

SOWNY » Stock Market is Smiling Today » June 1, 2021 3:07 pm

Besides my SOWNY screen, my other two screens are watching the markets. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/w00t.png

SOWNY » Ron MacLean's sense of humour? » May 29, 2021 9:49 am

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Bentwater wrote:

When people are out looking for a problem,oh, they'll find it.   When they are as sensitive as some people on this board....

Perhaps I missed all the MacLean outrage from posters in this thread. Please point me to it.
 

SOWNY » Tom Shannon, a top jock at the “Big 8” CKLW, dies at 82 » May 27, 2021 2:54 pm

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Ah, yes. Tommy Shannon, a big part of my youth. Back when WKBW was a rock n' roll powerhouse.







 

SOWNY » Jerry Agar's Cunning CanCon Confession » May 25, 2021 3:04 pm

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paterson1 wrote:

Interesting read?  Really?  Typical Lilley article, he sometimes makes good points but then two paragraphs later blows it with exaggeration,  personal bias, and misleading inaccurate information. 

"The CRTC has had a stranglehold over radio and television broadcasters for decades..."  Stranglehold?  Give it a rest Brian. They are the broadcast regulator, democratic first world countries all have a government regulator for broadcasting, this is not unique to Canada.  So who if not the CRTC should determine which applicates gets a broadcast license?  Have a lottery?  Just hand out licenses to whoever has the money?

In terms of the internet, the days of the wild west are over, better get used to it.  Changes are coming here and everywhere.

Broadcasters in Canada over the last decades by and large have flourished, and the CRTC rightly or wrongly has allowed most mergers and the key players to get very big and very successful.  And the commission is hardly demanding on these huge conglomerates like Bell, Rogers and Shaw.  Large rich companies that often do the bare minimum.  These corporations still complain about having to produce domestic programming, or feature some Canadian programming.  Sorry boys and girls, this is what you signed up for. Time to grow up.

Lilley (and a few on this site) always resort to fear mongering, dark and ominous exaggerations and the fact that the CRTC seems to be easy on networks like RT and whatever China's CCTV or other state run propaganda channels run by that government.  Tell me, how many get RT or these other channels and actually watch them?  And the fact that Radio-Canada was doing a feature report on the problematic content of these Chinese state services shows that they are doing their job.  Radio Canada of course owned by you and me.  Oh and RT is shown all over the world, and have offices and studios in the US where they are offered on cable. 

And of course Brian always needs to include i

SOWNY » Jerry Agar's Cunning CanCon Confession » May 21, 2021 6:51 pm

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Charlie wrote:

...I find Agar exhausting, full of himself, dismissive and repetitive, but hey, what do I know?
 

Quite a lot, it seems. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/wink.png


 

SOWNY » This Media Move Should Scare The Hell Out Of You » May 21, 2021 9:40 am

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RadioActive wrote:

Now even sex workers have come out against this increasingly polarizing Bill. 
Is this porn Canadian enough? That could be a question the CRTC starts asking

Wait just a cotton-pickin' minute here, Bub. Does this mean that they're currently "full-contacting" with Internet memes, rather than with real people? Hey!!! I'm paying to see real people getting shafted!

"She said subscription-based internet services — like OnlyFans, which many sex workers now use — mean they no longer have to do “full-contact” sex work."

I'm so confused.
 

SOWNY » Where Is CHFI's Darren B. Lamb? » May 20, 2021 7:07 pm

From 98.1's Facebook - 2 months ago...

"Hi Diane. Thanks for your message, and for listening. Darren B. Lamb has decided to take some time off, and we are respecting his privacy."
 

SOWNY » How Far Does That AM Radio Signal Go At Night? » May 14, 2021 4:46 pm

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That night time Zoomer signal is K-razy, baby! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/w00t.png

SOWNY » Without Schitt's Creek & Kim's Convenience, Can CBC Find A New Hit? » May 13, 2021 6:08 pm

paterson1 wrote:

...now if we could just get Canadian media and the Canadian TV industry to promote and celebrate our programming more and stop complaining and whining about regulations, maybe Canadians will start watching more domestic programming. 

Exactly!
 

SOWNY » Are Old Radios Collectable? » May 2, 2021 9:39 am

Interesting, but it's a replica manufactured in 1988.

Nice looking though.
 

SOWNY » An Incredible Documentary On The Wrecking Crew Is Free Online » April 30, 2021 8:00 pm

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I've been using Malwarebytes Premium Anti-Malware for years. Lately, they've been bugging me to install their relatively new Malwarebytes Privacy VPN, which I just did. Easy peasy, and incredibly inexpensive.

US$79.99/year to install on up to five devices - desktops, laptops, tablets, phones. That works out to US$1.33/month each.

P.S. I'm watching The Wrecking Crew right now. Thanks.
 

SOWNY » An Incredible Documentary On The Wrecking Crew Is Free Online » April 30, 2021 7:33 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

Unfortunately, while it's free, it's also geoblocked in Canada so you'll need a VPN set to the U.S. to see it.

You may have missed this reference in my original post.

Indeed I did, RA. I confess to being overwhelmed with incoming, and self-inflicted, information. I'll slow down my reading.
 

SOWNY » An Incredible Documentary On The Wrecking Crew Is Free Online » April 30, 2021 7:07 pm

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Y'all must be running on VPNs.

Video unavailable
The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

SOWNY » John Roberts Retracts False Claim After Other Outlets Fact Check Him » April 28, 2021 5:18 pm

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There's something in the bottled water at Faux News.
 

SOWNY » $10 ?? Jesus H Christ !! » April 27, 2021 3:12 pm

I've been trying to get Google to change their incorrect spelling of my street name on their maps. Four years and several attempts later. I even included photos of the street sign. A promise of review is all that happens. LOL.
 

SOWNY » Tom’s Place » April 20, 2021 9:10 am

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Burned all my suits....such a liberating feeling....save for my wedding/funeral suit. Don't know why I kept that one. Can't go to weddings and funerals anyway.

I guess they can bury me in it, so always keep one. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png

 

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » April 19, 2021 8:49 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

To make matters worse, I heard on the news this was caused by a bad software update and not something mechanical or broken. Well done, Rogers. 

Rogers is placing the blame squarely on Ericsson Software. Maybe so - time will tell.
https://www.ericsson.com/en
 

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » April 19, 2021 8:14 pm

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All this calls into question the logic of Rogers buying Shaw and getting Freedom Mobile.

The last thing we need is LESS competition, which would mean greater disruption than what happened today. Had Rogers already owned Shaw / Freedom, then even more people would have been without service today.
 

SOWNY » Viewer Alert: CNN's New DocuSeries "The History Of Late Night" TV » April 18, 2021 5:12 pm

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From Wiki.....90 Minutes Live was a Canadian television late-night talk show, which aired on CBC Television from April 19, 1976, to May 12, 1978. The program aired weekday evenings at 11:30 p.m.Hosted by Peter Gzowski, the program was patterned after CBC Radio's This Country in the Morning, with both current affairs and entertainment features. Other personalities associated with the program included Allan FotheringhamRick MoranisAndre GagnonAnne DitchburnDanny FinklemanValri BromfieldJohn Harvard and Flo & Eddie.The program was not successful with CBC audiences,[1][2] and was replaced in 1978 by Canada After Dark.[3]"
 

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