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SOWNY » The Lowest Price Is The Law....It's Official » January 9, 2023 8:53 pm

If you're not shopping Bargain Harolds, you're paying too much.

Happy to hear Zellers will be back. In downtown Toronto, there's no Giant Tiger. Walmart is the only option. 

SOWNY » Poll: Will You Watch The Queen's Funeral Coverage? » September 17, 2022 10:35 am

There wasn't a "No, Canada needs an elected head of state" so I chose "No, it's way too long".

SOWNY » Former Newstalk Pundit Now P.P.'s Deputy Leader » September 16, 2022 10:15 am

"Former Newstalk Pundit Now P.P.'s Deputy Leader"

P.P. [lol]

SOWNY » Rogers being sued for "gross negligence" » July 13, 2022 5:45 pm

Pretty sure the zillion pages of papers you have to sign before you get service, allows them deny any wrongdoing.

SOWNY » Rogers Outage » July 8, 2022 2:05 pm

Rogers outrage?

SOWNY » What format do you listen to? » June 4, 2022 10:31 am

Classical and jazz but neither a choice on your poll.

SOWNY » classic rock songs you are sick of hearing » May 5, 2022 11:28 am

Heart is way overplayed, IMO.  I'd be happy never to hear Magic Man, Crazy on You, Barracuda, or What About Love again.

SOWNY » New calls for 640 » April 4, 2022 5:50 pm

CFUQ is still available? Now there's a lost opportunity.

SOWNY » Jays Talk Returns To The Fan 590 - With Actual Callers » March 21, 2022 9:04 am

Listening to Jays Talk with callers is like chewing tin foil.  "So Mike, if the Jays had Babe Ruth in their lineup do think they would have made the playoffs?"  "How about Charlie put the batting order in alphabetical order.  That would get them out of their slump!"

SOWNY » The Shortest-Lived TV Series of All Time » February 21, 2022 3:30 pm

^ RadioAcitve, don't forget CBS's "Good Morning World".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Morning_World_(American_TV_series)

SOWNY » The Shortest-Lived TV Series of All Time » February 21, 2022 9:46 am

Thanks for sharing RadioActtive.

I know of a couple.  HEIL HONEY, I'M HOME! is infamous.  How it ever got into production is amazing. The American version of THE IT CROWD is bad.  I've seen it.  So sanitized and pre-packaged in an American way.  The UK version was very funny for the first couple of seasons until the new boss of the company was introduced.  Then it just filled with predictable male chauvinist humour.

Some of the others I've heard of but really paid no attention to.

RadioActive, here's a list if you want more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_canceled_after_one_episode

SOWNY » Toronto Mike Reaches Milestone 1,000th Episode » February 18, 2022 6:02 am

Congratulations Mike!  That's a lot of hard work.  

SOWNY » Why is CBC radio forgetting its classical music lovers? » February 11, 2022 2:33 pm

^ What markow202 said plus didn't CBC a while back very publicly decide that they needed to broaden the appeal of their music station to a more varied demographic?

SOWNY » Agar in the AM? » February 8, 2022 3:17 pm

I turned on Agar at the end of his show once.  He finished up with a segment called "What We've Learned".  It sounded quite condescending to me.  Not for me.  I would think your drive time people would need to have a broader appeal than him.

SOWNY » CJRT Backup Question » February 7, 2022 3:13 pm

Doing some deep Googling I saw that the address was once the house of a lawyer who served on several boards as a corporate director.  No sign of directly linking the address to CJRT though. 

SOWNY » Ismaila Alfa Back At CBC 1's Metro Morning » February 5, 2022 1:26 pm

Someone was wondering what happened to him.  From his Twitter account:

Huge thank you to @CBCdsouza for filling in on @metromorning for the last couple of months. I’m excited to be back on the show Monday morning. Also thanks to the CBC’s Helen Bagshaw for having me and @cbcfreshair listeners for letting me wake them up on the weekends this month

https://twitter.com/CBCIsmaila/status/1489599154649280514

SOWNY » Why No AM Station Antennas On The CN Tower? » January 18, 2022 11:55 am

Thanks, radiokid!  Yes, I understand.

SOWNY » Why No AM Station Antennas On The CN Tower? » January 18, 2022 11:24 am

As the subject line states, would someone please tell me why there are no AM station antennas on the CN Tower?  Were there ever any?  Thanks in advance!

SOWNY » NFL Simsub Giveth and Taketh Away » January 10, 2022 1:55 pm

^ The solution is simple.  They could split screen the two games for the few minutes left or put the playoff game in a small box in the corner.  In 2022 with the technology we have, there is no reason to cut the game off. 

Shame on TSN.  There were two TSN channels showing the Steelers and both moved to the Buffalo game.  One could have been kept on for the Steelers but, as we know, no one is paid to pay attention to these things nowadays.

SOWNY » NFL Simsub Giveth and Taketh Away » January 10, 2022 9:50 am

Bell cut the game off before the field goal.  It was annoying.

SOWNY » Solved: The Mystery Of That Endlessly Running Radio/TV Drug Commercial » December 27, 2021 11:32 am

RadioActive wrote:

This bugged me enough after a while to finally look it up. Turns out it's used to treat type-2 diabetes. What I can't figure out is why they never state what it's for in the spots. There's no hint at all of what it would be prescribed for and I have to say I've never heard of a drug that doesn't tell you why you should take it. Very odd.

I believe in Canada you can't say what it's for if you advertise prescription drugs.  Of course, you can in the States, however, it must be accompanied by the 30 seconds of disclaimers we're all used to.
 

SOWNY » GTA Update Not Secure ... » December 25, 2021 9:36 am

Sorry to hear that Iain!  I hope you heal quickly.

SOWNY » GTA Update Not Secure ... » December 23, 2021 9:21 pm

FYI, the security certificate on GTA Update needs to be renewed.

SOWNY » Blue Jays opt for extensive renovation instead of new stadium » December 23, 2021 9:15 pm

I'm happy they decided to do this.  What a waste of resources, time, and effort it would be to build a new building and demolish the old.  I'm happy to go to games at the Rogers.

SOWNY » MOVE re-moves!!! » December 22, 2021 12:47 pm

Ale Ont wrote:

Driving around today listening to MOVE in Ottawa.  And when "The Christmas Song," by Nat Cole came on, I noticed something.
They removed the line "And folks dressed up like Eskimos."
I wish they wouldn't do that.
Just don't play the song!!!
Merry Christmas to all and Happy Holidays too!!!

What was it replaced with, Ale Ont?
 

SOWNY » Did You Book Your Booster/Or Had It Already? » December 21, 2021 10:31 am

Done.  I had two Astrazeneca shots so I was able to book a booster earlier than most.

SOWNY » SNL Smaller Cast and No Audience Tonight » December 20, 2021 12:18 pm

torontostan wrote:

Forward Power wrote:

Good.  While we're at it, just get rid of this waste of money and airtime - worst weekend show on the worst U.S. network.  Oh, and if Comcast can fire that Fallon jackass right about now, that would be great.  Biggest frickin' cancer of American TV since Trump.

Who pissed in your Colon Blow?

I see what you did there. LMAO
 

SOWNY » More Signs That OTA Broadcast Networks Are Dying » December 6, 2021 3:47 pm

My wife watches New Amsterdam.  To the point of this thread, she started watching the first three seasons on Netflix and now watches the new episodes (PVRed) on broadcast TV.

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