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SOWNY » Does Cable TV Have a Future? » April 30, 2021 8:49 am

pinto
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No cable TV here for years.  Antenna and Nvidia Shields (2).  No regrets.  Pay for Internet and 2 cell phones from Rogers, so I guess I'm still "cabled"

SOWNY » Is A "Netflix Tax" Coming In Monday's Budget? » April 19, 2021 2:52 pm

pinto
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CBC Gem gets paid out of Google, do the short surveys and it covers it.  Prime includes video so I don't count that as a cost as it's included with the 2 day delivery.  My Netflix is almost $20 a month for the 4 screen/HD 4K stuff, Tubi is free, Pluto is free tho need my Nordvpn to get the US channels.  $7.99 for youtube music which sucks over Google play music so may drop that

SOWNY » CRTC Opens The Door a Little for Small Wireless Carriers » April 16, 2021 9:36 am

pinto
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We own our phones, buy them direct from Google.  Our Rogers bill for both is $140 which includes a $5 add on for international texting and reduced LD rates on one phone.  35GB of data at full speed before it gets throttled.  Can't complain.

SOWNY » Internet providers to be able to block piracy sites in Canada? » April 15, 2021 5:38 pm

pinto
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My wife wanted to see a series that was Australian TV only, Nord worked like a champ.  Though I agree with the stay the f*ck home order right now, I do get concerned with "you shall not watch what we don't want you to watch" laws.  You "shall not visit websites we don't want you to" laws.
 

SOWNY » Internet providers to be able to block piracy sites in Canada? » April 15, 2021 12:02 pm

pinto
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I would suspect so if you came from a "different" country.  I use Nord so would expect no issues.  Be interesting to see what they try and define as a pirate site.

SOWNY » Have you had the Covid vaccine? » April 9, 2021 5:43 pm

pinto
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I just got extremely tired on day 2, wife was the same but she had chills the first night.  2nd AZ shot already scheduled for June.  Not a 4 month wait.  Asked the pharmacist who was giving the shots if it would be 4 months for the next appt., he said more like 2.  He was right
Whether we have vaccines in stock for the appointment is another question....

SOWNY » Have you had the Covid vaccine? » April 7, 2021 2:42 pm

pinto
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Got the first shot Monday.. AZ flavour

SOWNY » Cdn. Assn. Of Broadcasters Pleas For CanCon Rules Reduction To CRTC » April 6, 2021 3:58 pm

pinto
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The audience has already swallowed the kool-aid.  They would revolt without the Buble's, Adam's, Rush et al

SOWNY » What's In A Name? Have You Ever Changed Yours For Radio? » March 30, 2021 11:52 am

pinto
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I was asked to change my first name by the PD when I came to Toronto.. said it wasn't a "Toronto" sounding name.  Worked at the other stations just fine.  Anyway, I used my middle name and he was fine with it but I asked and got a bit more money for changing it.  Format flip and I went back to my real name.  Last name never changed.  I did have to pay extra for an unlisted number tho... LOL
 

SOWNY » Buffalo's Channel 49 Is Gone For Antenna Users. Time To Rescan » March 18, 2021 3:43 pm

pinto
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Whitby.. all the 49's here.  It's flaky sometimes, but full signal strength for now

SOWNY » SuperChannel Goes After Stores & People Who Bought These Android Boxes » March 3, 2021 3:33 pm

pinto
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So I'm going to get sued for my Nvidia Shield boxes??  I've even bought a few low end android boxes in the past and learned a lot.  Nothing was pre-loaded from Canada Computers, nor was I offered advice.  Come and get me. What a crock.   

SOWNY » Triple A Through the Years: Where The Format's Been & Where It's Going » February 18, 2021 4:44 pm

pinto
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Oshawa tried it on 94.9 when Power Broadcasting owned it, had decent numbers, Corus sold the station

SOWNY » CFTO weak signal » January 12, 2021 3:11 pm

pinto
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CFTO has even fallen off my channel selection options on OTA when scanning up and down lately.  Pointless.

SOWNY » Weather – Or Not » January 6, 2021 3:58 pm

pinto
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Can't say why they don't admit a screw up, but can say that around London, surrounded by the lakes, is one of the most difficult places to accurately predict weather any time of the year.  I'm sure some of it is the same for the GTA.  I did hear Frankie this morning state that he thought we were going to have sunshine today, but the clouds were going to hang on a while longer.  Not an admission per se, but an acknowledgment of a past weather forecast.

That said, I did see the sun for about 90 seconds this morning.. bright and refreshing!!!

SOWNY » A Rant Like No Other » January 4, 2021 9:39 am

pinto
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unprecedented!
 

SOWNY » Remember When CKEY Went Country? And A Few Other Great Finds » December 27, 2020 9:42 am

pinto
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I actually signed off Key 590, started the heartbeat cart and went to the meeting...

SOWNY » “New Music” - For how long? » November 5, 2020 11:18 am

pinto
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geo wrote:

Some say that radio's profitable future will rely heavily on a new technology called Voice Tracking

I'd hate to be editing all that tape...
 

SOWNY » 1220 » October 13, 2020 6:18 am

pinto
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I can confirm he is the MD

SOWNY » 680 News all local again? » September 29, 2020 1:46 pm

pinto
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Radiowiz wrote:

The "network" was a week-end thing only. Still is, as far as I know... 

Have to say nope on that.  Up early to head to the dog park and the top hour ID cluster at 5am would transition to Toronto local.  Prior to that, during the week, if I was up even earlier, I would tune in and get the network, generic all news station.. don't do the dog park on the weekends.
 

SOWNY » 680 News all local again? » September 29, 2020 12:15 pm

pinto
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Was up stupid early and heard local 680 news just after 4am... they were coming off the "network" at 5am before.  

SOWNY » CRTC Claims Your Internet Speed Is As Advertised » September 8, 2020 1:55 pm

pinto
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Mine is bang on when not using my VPN

SOWNY » 680 News No Longer "Live And Local" Overnights » August 28, 2020 10:43 am

pinto
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I'm up before 5am usually, have the google hub play 680 and the top hour ID's get all messed up and they are back local with "first at 5"

SOWNY » CFRB Saturday overnight C2C "best of" - why? » August 16, 2020 12:32 pm

pinto
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Tried CKTB?
Went to bed late and pretty sure the mobster stuff was what I heard
 

SOWNY » First On The Scene! » August 5, 2020 12:43 pm

pinto
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Stealing!! LOL
 

SOWNY » CBC Gem App » July 6, 2020 3:38 pm

pinto
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Thanks for the tip.  I'm also enjoying the series Das Boot, even with the subtitles.
 

SOWNY » CBC Gem App » July 6, 2020 1:12 pm

pinto
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I watch other things, the National is OTA at 10, sometimes I watch it at 11 or 9p.  Also some really good content on the Gem app.  I don'y have the CBC News Network, as I mentioned before I don't have cable
 

SOWNY » CBC Gem App » July 5, 2020 5:39 pm

pinto
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I signed up, then they made it free during the initial Corona outbreak, so I cancelled and they have just gone back to pay for premium  The $4.99/ month is worth it to me as I don't have cable and want the National.
Here's the kicker.. I renewed the other day and they allow payment through Google Pay, before they used a Credit Card.  I do the Google rewards, basically, little surveys asking if you were at a particular store or location and they credit your account.  So, CBC Gem Premium is free.
Yes, tracking locations but you can always opt out.  Just a heads up.

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