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SOWNY » Photo from 2001 shows Justin Trudeau in Brownface » Yesterday 9:16 pm

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mike marshall wrote:

This is what the Russians do, right? If this is what we're going to talk about on a radio board, I think I'll find something else to do with my time.

I am truly sorry to see Mike leave. I hope he will reconsider.

Far more respect for Mike & his resume/accomplishments than you know who

SOWNY » It's Only Been Two Days » September 12, 2019 6:59 pm

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But I get the distinct impression that the C.B.C. is shilling for Justin Trudeau

Am I imagining things?

SOWNY » Why Classic Hits Stations Aren't Playing Vintage Motown Songs Anymore » September 10, 2019 9:23 pm

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RadioAaron wrote:

TL;DR: Motown is almost exclusively centred in the 60s - a decade disappearing from Classic Hits out of demographic necessity. 

Demographic necessity eh?

Then I guess it's just about time to go get fitted for a pine box...

SOWNY » Saturday afternoon's match with Bianca and Serena, draws millions » September 10, 2019 5:16 am

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And the graphic on the  C.B.C. national newscast last night identified the mayor of Mississauga - who was saying she was going to present the key to the city to Bianca - as Bonnie Crosbie.
 

SOWNY » Bianca Andreescu advances to US Open Women's final » September 5, 2019 11:00 pm

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What a talented young lady.
She said after her win Thursday night..."I never give up"...
Bravo!!

SOWNY » The Good Old Days » September 1, 2019 6:38 pm

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grilled.cheese wrote:

Were the "good old days" as good as y'all remember or is it more  a case of rose coloured glasses? 

See my signature below. Fun and frolic

SOWNY » Radio stations that will be at CNE 2019 » August 23, 2019 1:45 pm

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1975 and I witnessed Mike Cooper on the ferris wheel at CNE

Never in a million years would I have guessed that that just a few years later we'd be working the same station - the same shift.  
A dynamic duo -- he the horses head and me the...


 

SOWNY » What Was The First Real Radio Station? Detroit Outlet Claims The Title » August 21, 2019 9:24 pm

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Dale Patterson wrote:

mace wrote:

I looked at Dale Patterson's 2017 post of the June 1965 full page CFRB new studio location ad in the Star. Of the 24 personalities pictured, only 5 I did not recognize. At that time, my parent's kitchen radio had only two knobs. CFRB and off.

Here it is:

http://sowny.net/viewtopic.php?id=34

How many of these people are still with us, I wonder. I believe Bill McVean still is. They were quite a station, the very definition of "full service."

 

I worked with two second generation broadcasters from that page of 24.

A certain Mr. Hesketh

And a fellow with the last name of Sinclair (Junior) 

SOWNY » Angry Rogers & Bell Plan To Take Revenge Over CRTC Decision » August 20, 2019 5:14 pm

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A possible solution would be to kick Trudeau out of office in October 
Shortly thereafter Andrew Scheer invites Verizon to once again consider Canada
Fuck Bell
And fuck Rogers while you're at it

SOWNY » Instant Replay: CP24, The Early Years » August 11, 2019 8:37 am

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A most enjoyable read. .
Thank you RA

SOWNY » City Councillor Charging Taxpayers For Regular CFRB Appearances » August 2, 2019 2:46 pm

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Calhame wrote:

Selective outrage by the Sun ....l I guess it depends on your political leaning.

Sandy Annunziata ran up $4,100 in expenses to the taxpayers of his region travelling back and forth to the Jerry Agar show with no apparent outrage from the Sun ...... wait Annunziata Conservative and Caroll is Liberal

https://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/opinion-story/8196741-herod-sandy-annunziata-delusional-or-selfless-/

The Annunziata story received a full airing on this board months ago.

Equally if not more outrageous behaviour from him.

How about instead of shooting the messenger you give us your thoughts on both these civic leaders.

You know....the important stuff...

 

SOWNY » City Councillor Charging Taxpayers For Regular CFRB Appearances » August 2, 2019 9:18 am

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No shame...

Tell Ms. Carroll to make close examination of the CFRB rate card for the quarter hour she is on.

Explain to her that she's publicising herself in prime time for free.

Ask that she make a public apology to the taxpayers.

Demand and receive a full refund for this bogus "expense".

When all that is accomplished work toward her defeat at the polls next time out.
   

SOWNY » Liberals spending on media advertising like drunken sailors » August 1, 2019 8:59 am

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I think this is another effort by Justin Trudeau to blow smoke up your rectum. Don't you? Don't be fooled...

SOWNY » Fan 590 Jays Talk Host Comes Out As Gay – Why Is This A Big Deal? » July 24, 2019 8:57 am

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Hope he feels better about himself - that's what counts...

 

SOWNY » Sportswriter Jonah Keri granted bail following assault charges » July 20, 2019 11:48 am

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Man this isn't good...
I've had a few brief chats with Jonah in the past year via email
I was friends with several of the Montreal Expos players of the 1970's
That was our topic of conversation
Far more pleasant than this subject matter
I'm both sad & disappointed for all involved...
 

SOWNY » What Happens When You Hire An Uninformed Newscaster » July 10, 2019 9:50 pm

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Maybo wrote:

This story outlines one of the rare times I got something right.

My very first newscast on CKWW Windsor in 1976 featured a fire on Pierre St. Apparently, after I started the ‘cast, the ND, in mid-panic, asked the other news staffers, “did anyone tell Mayberry it’s pronounced ‘PEER’-ee’?” I pronounced it correctly, exited the booth, whereupon my relieved boss said, “How did you KNOW?” “Easy,” I said. “I was born here.”

A lucky break. Credibility is everything!

Great to see you back here Chris

SOWNY » Why Do I Come To This Site » July 6, 2019 10:10 am

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A big thanks to RA who keeps the place fresh & moving along

Always something to learn or ponder on here just about every day...

SOWNY » Is anyone else tired of the media frenzy over the Kawhi watch? » July 6, 2019 10:00 am

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Ms. C. wrote:

unclefester wrote:

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.   Thank God.    I'm going back to sleep

The man generated millions of $$$ of revenue for local business, sports wear & sports bars in particular.   Don't let the bed bugs bite, pal
 

I thought we were discussing media coverage

But I'll play along

Those "millions of $$$" have been counted & spoken for or are already spent

They're ancient history

The kick in the nuts is what could have been with this guy not what was...

Everybody's eyes lit up!!  

But now the Raptors are headed back down the shitter

And they all know it

 

SOWNY » Is anyone else tired of the media frenzy over the Kawhi watch? » July 6, 2019 9:22 am

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We now return to our regularly scheduled programming

Thank God

I'm going back to sleep

SOWNY » Is anyone else tired of the media frenzy over the Kawhi watch? » July 5, 2019 10:30 pm

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Boring. Tiresome. Stale

I'm no basketball fan but I did watch the final series & enjoyed it

And I thought that Mr. Leonard was a shy humble fellow with little to no ego

But this delay in his decision clouds my judgement of him & not in a good way

He's entitled to take his time but come on can it really be THAT difficult?

SOWNY » Do You Want The Government To Mandate Cancon on The Internet? » July 5, 2019 3:47 pm

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More bullshit from Trudeau

Pull the fucking trap door on the little prick

SOWNY » What Happens When You Hire An Uninformed Newscaster » July 3, 2019 9:43 am

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I'm not sure if this young lady was uninformed or young & inexperienced. I'll suggest it's likely the latter.

 I heard Tara Weber from BBN Bloomberg recently mispronounce a location in northern Michigan.

The place is spelled Mackinac but is pronounced Mack - in - naw.  

Ms Weber refrred to the loction as Mackin - ACK 

Don't know how many else caught it but it's easy done. I know I was guilty of similar back in the day...









 

SOWNY » Walkman's 40th Anniversary Celebrates A Game Changer » July 2, 2019 12:56 pm

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The sound was stunning - the clarity of the music was something I'd  not experienced before.
40 years later I still vividly recall the very moment I put on those headphones to listen to a Walkman. 
It blew me away - never forgot it... 
 

 

 

SOWNY » CHML 8:55 am sports today » June 24, 2019 4:09 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

What really surprises me is that CHML actually has a sports person doing a segment at all.     
 

   

That same CHML jock sniffer can be heard on AM 980 CFPL in London every weekday morning too

There may be other stations - I don't know.

A Swiss army knife kind of guy if there ever was one...









 

SOWNY » CHML 8:55 am sports today » June 24, 2019 10:09 am

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To err is human...

Heard lots of mistakes including - dig this - promos buried deep in a recorded program where the employee had either left the workplace of their own doing or had been walked out the door fired.

Sloppy no doubt but sure makes for some eye opening listening doesn't it? 

 

SOWNY » Loto Max » June 22, 2019 3:12 pm

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Listening the last couple of weekends to Claude Feig doing top of the hour morning news on Newstalk 1010.

Near the end of his 'cast he states something like... 

"no winner in last nights Loto Max -- this Tuesday's jackpot XX million"

We're not talking about a 70 million dollar jackpot - I think the prize mentioned  was about 14 million.

It's a brief read - in and out. Two sentences. And then it's on to something else.

It's stuck in the body of the newscast. I strongly suspect Loto Max is paying for this 6 second live blurb

Is there a good reason for mentioning such modest Loto Max jackpots over and over every weekend?

Am I right?  To me the way it's being done just doesn't fit properly...


 


 

SOWNY » With McCown's last show, who do you miss not hearing or seeing? » June 22, 2019 2:49 pm

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Just a Radio Fan wrote:

  So with apologies to regular contributor Mike Cleaver   

 
 

Betting Mike wouldn't care either way... 

SOWNY » Website Looks Back On Classic DJs & Radio News People » June 21, 2019 5:04 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

 

https://stumptownblogger.typepad.com/.a/6a010536b86d36970c0240a4725949200d-pi
 

The late Terrible Ted Lindsay on sports...

Neato

SOWNY » F you » June 21, 2019 4:18 pm

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Jeeze that's a bit harsh don't you think?
 


 

 

 

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