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SOWNY » The Fox News Syndrome » October 18, 2021 6:58 pm

Chrisphen
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When your career plunges into the Abyss...

SOWNY » Shurman No Longer With GNR640 » October 13, 2021 7:01 pm

Chrisphen
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So I just checked SAL's twitter feed. 

RA - is this where you got this Desmond Cole chatter?

If so, that's a rookie error. If Sue-Ann 'goat slaughter' Levy is pimping it, it's probably horseshit.

SOWNY » Shurman No Longer With GNR640 » October 13, 2021 6:45 pm

Chrisphen
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Hansa wrote:

Sue-Ann Levy is an example of how when you're a hammer, you think everything is a nail. 

https://twitter.com/SueAnnLevy/status/1446498586380865536
 

Going by her public record, she's also an example of an awful shithead who was given full opportunity to fail upwards for much of her career, but that's another topic.

It is curious to see this so close to another post on this forum about a fringe activist organisation criticising 640 for what would seem to be an entirely separate matter.
 

SOWNY » First Trailer For Beatles' "Get Back" Has Been Released » October 13, 2021 12:10 pm

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Looks like a worthy successor to Peter Jackson's 'Dead Alive'.

SOWNY » Columnist: CBC Radio Should Be Returning To Shortwave » October 12, 2021 10:50 am

Chrisphen
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I always thought the move was ill-informed. How much did the shortwave operation cost?

SOWNY » Group Issues Complaint About Desmond Cole's "Israel Smear" On GNR640 » October 10, 2021 10:07 pm

Chrisphen
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67GreenRambler wrote:

One day I'll post the missives to show what a sham that process is.

Please do - we'd be fascinated.
 

SOWNY » Group Issues Complaint About Desmond Cole's "Israel Smear" On GNR640 » October 10, 2021 10:06 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

the activist and former CFRB talk show host was allowed to spew anti-Jewish hatred

Did he spew anti-Jewish hatred? What precisely did he say? Is the audio available?
 

SOWNY » Randy Bachman Finds Stolen Guitar 45 Years Later » October 8, 2021 4:46 pm

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PeterY wrote:

And by the way, to a person who loves his or her or their instrument, there’s an attachment that only a true musician would understand.

Yes. I've seen Spinal Tap.
 

SOWNY » WHTT's Bill Lacy/WBEN's Tom Bauerle On Their COVID Infections » October 8, 2021 1:09 pm

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mace wrote:

Judging by some of the comments at the end of the article, there are a number of Western New York residents who are not fans of Bauerle.

Trump-felching conspiracy freak who has had at least one on-air psychotic episode?  What's not to love?

WBEN obviously sees that as more of an asset than a liability.
 

SOWNY » Randy Bachman Finds Stolen Guitar 45 Years Later » October 8, 2021 12:43 pm

Chrisphen
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Sheesh. They're building up this lost guitar as if it was Butch's gold ass-watch from Pulp Fiction...

SOWNY » WHTT's Bill Lacy/WBEN's Tom Bauerle On Their COVID Infections » October 7, 2021 3:22 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

Why is he "prohibited" from talking to the paper's media reporter?

Maybe the 'Shadow People' in his head made the edict.

SOWNY » To Boldly Go Where No 90 Year Old Has Been » October 5, 2021 2:19 pm

Chrisphen
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Fitz wrote:

Chrisphen wrote:

I miss the days when TV/movie stars were obligated to put out records. It's a rarity now...

Have shared this before. I like the song and Scarlett Johansson is a star:
 

Yeah she's one exception. Her album of Tom Waits covers is actually quite good.
 

SOWNY » To Boldly Go Where No 90 Year Old Has Been » October 5, 2021 11:39 am

Chrisphen
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I miss the days when TV/movie stars were obligated to put out records. It's a rarity now...

SOWNY » To Boldly Go Where No 90 Year Old Has Been » October 4, 2021 8:27 pm

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paterson1 wrote:

Chrisphen wrote:

You failed to prominently note that he is Canadian. This is a requirement.

BBC did that.

So noted. And as for RadioActive's Rocket Man link... I counter with Proud Mary.
 

SOWNY » To Boldly Go Where No 90 Year Old Has Been » October 4, 2021 7:51 pm

Chrisphen
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You failed to prominently note that he is Canadian. This is a requirement.

SOWNY » CKDO Oshawa To Celebrate 75th Anniversary On Air This Weekend » September 28, 2021 8:19 pm

Chrisphen
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They should replay their first broadcast day as a tribute.

SOWNY » Rick Moranis Recalls His Early Days In Toronto Radio » September 28, 2021 8:18 pm

Chrisphen
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Doug Thompson wrote:

Actually Frank Zappa loved CHUM FM. He would come in after a Toronto concert and sit in with David Pritchard.  The incident you mentioned was then CHUM-FM announcer Chuck Azzarello who brought in CHUM-FM Music Director Benjy Karch and the three (including Zappa) discussed the white stickers over some of his songs and they had a lively discussion about censorship, something Zappa felt very strongly about.  He never walked out though. 

That would make for an interesting aircheck. If it was recorded.

SOWNY » Rick Moranis Recalls His Early Days In Toronto Radio » September 28, 2021 12:34 pm

Chrisphen
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Didn't Zappa walk out of an interview with him when he found out the station had scratched out some tracks on his records to prevent them from being played? I recall someone on this board mentioning it was Moranis.

SOWNY » Will Tampa Bay Rays Games Find A Home On Montreal Radio? » September 26, 2021 5:13 pm

Chrisphen
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As I watched the game today it occurred to me - professional baseball is the sport most in-tune with the Millennial psyche. Played by lazy pussies for an audience of lazy pussies.

SOWNY » The greatest TV talk-show guests of all time » September 24, 2021 4:42 pm

Chrisphen
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No mention of Crispin Glover on Letterman? Or Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal on Dick Cavett?

SOWNY » Cousin Brucie Coming Back To Radio - & You'll Never Believe Where » September 24, 2021 11:44 am

Chrisphen
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Great. Now I've got Zappa's 'Catholic Girls' stuck in my head. I shall cancel you all...

SOWNY » Poll: Will you/did you vote? » September 21, 2021 5:10 pm

Chrisphen
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Peter the K wrote:

Considering how the election really didn't change anything, I'm not surprised.

Disappointed, but not surprised.
 

Some are quite happy. O'Toole's attempt to present the CPC as responsible moderates was rebuffed, which makes him a dead man walking as leader.

Expect former CFRB asset Doug Ford (and his courtiers) to aggressively pursue the federal party leadership.
 

SOWNY » Whose Coverage Gets Your Vote On Election Night? » September 20, 2021 8:03 pm

Chrisphen
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Even the Corpse is leaning on PR Professionals for content tonight. 

Jesus wept.

SOWNY » Rolling Stone magazine: best songs of all time updated! » September 19, 2021 7:48 pm

Chrisphen
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Fitz wrote:

I was tempted to leave a bit earlier when he said Bowie and Neil Young rot because they have gone through too many changes and he was unfamiliar with most of Neil Young's catalog.
 

American Dream did suck. That's not me saying it that's science.
 

SOWNY » Poll: Will you/did you vote? » September 19, 2021 7:02 pm

Chrisphen
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"Which side are you on, boy? Which side are you on?"

SOWNY » Rolling Stone magazine: best songs of all time updated! » September 17, 2021 7:39 pm

Chrisphen
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An obligatory link to the Ultimate Argument Settler. This has more authority than RS.

SOWNY » Just like AM and the CD, Colour is Leaving Vehicles » September 17, 2021 7:31 pm

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The best are the matte primer grey ones. I'm assuming they are sold at a significant discount (since the buyer would have to finish the job themselves).

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