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SOWNY » Canadian Press: Women artists still underplayed on Canadian radio. » June 10, 2024 11:12 am

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David Friend, The Canadian Press

A new report on Canada's radio airwaves says songs performed by women have been underplayed on commercial music stations for at least the past decade.The 11-year study released Monday as part of Canadian Music Week crunched data from some of the most popular radio formats and found that songs by women – especially women of colour – were played far less than songs by men.

While those findings won't surprise many in the music industry who've been outspoken for years about the lack of gender representation, the numbers offered a tangible insight into the state of a key component in the success of many performers. “Radio is the only system within the industry that collects and reports their data in such a transparent way," explained musicologist Jada Watson as she presented the study to a Toronto conference room attended primarily by women from the music industry.

"Not only does the tracking of airplay generate industry charts, but because radio is governed by the Broadcasting Act, their data (reports) distribution by time of day, song type, and ... Canadian content regulations."

"Share the Air: A Study of Gender Representation on Canadian Radio (2013-2023)" looked at the top 150 most played radio tracks of each year starting in 2013, plus all tunes played in 2023 on some of the most popular radio formats including Top 40, country and rock music.Watson conducted the study through her SongData research program, in partnership with Ottawa's National Arts Centre and advocacy group Women in Music Canada.

She found that while there was a "bump in programming" for songs by women across all radio formats last year, the study said it's too soon to tell whether that's only a temporary improvement.Women were least represented on rock stations, particularly the harder-edged active rock format where they got just 1.9 per cent of airplay on average in 2023, or one song every four-to-five-hour programming block.

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SOWNY » May 28th Marks 9th Anniversary Of The New SOWNY Board » May 28, 2024 11:32 am

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There is nothing to compare with the quality and longevity of the BIg Yellow Board. Many, MANY thanks to the admins,content providers,and followers for a lot of great reading and inspiration over the years. 
BR.

SOWNY » CJNB N.Battleford raked over, after 8 minutes with politician. » February 20, 2024 10:49 am

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The station is unidentified in the story, but that comes in the comments. 


https_www.sasktoday.ca/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sasktoday.ca%2Fhighlights%2Fpolitical-radio-spot-on-sask-station-blasted-by-the-public-8321281%3Futm_source%3Dnewsshowcase%26utm_medium%3Dgnews%26utm_campaign%3DCDAQmoDthoXn79EzGNLfk5fGzfGwlgEqEAgAKgcICjCkiKkLMJaTwQM%26utm_content%3Drundown
 

SOWNY » The AM 740 Oldies Show Hosted By A 17-Year-Old » February 16, 2024 2:50 pm

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Getting a little further off-topic,can someone update what happened with the GTA kid who was busted, but swore to keep running his low powered pirate radio station a few years ago? Didn't his parents support his actions,and did that get any further news space?

SOWNY » Station Reporter Proposes To Anchor During Live Newscast » August 23, 2023 11:44 am

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I was game to hear the podcast until I realized it was another lifeless AI voice over. Good for them, meh to the VO.

SOWNY » How Large A TV Screen Do We Really Need At Home? » May 8, 2023 12:47 am

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When a then roomate brought a 27 inch high end tv and a VHS deck with stereo playback home in1990, we thought we were seeing the ultimate in tech. Little did we know. 

SOWNY » Any of these 10 songs still getting radio play today? » April 23, 2023 1:24 pm

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"Anyone familiar with the author knows it's pronounced "Albere Cam-moo," since he was from France. And he's pretty famous, so there's no reason to get that wrong unless the writer and announcer had no idea who he was."

After a couple of listens, I want to think this voice over is an AI creation...and the name "Cam-ooo" is not in it's audio file. Hence, the dumbing down of communication and information continues in 'Murica.

SOWNY » The Trouble with Tracy » April 9, 2023 11:39 am

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As a west coast kid, it was great to see Tracy showing at 7am. We who were up at that ungodly hour were thrilled to find something other than current affairs to watch and make fun of...come on, it was THAT bad!


 

SOWNY » DXers In Finland Pick Up An Iconic Canadian Radio Station » January 20, 2023 12:27 am

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Turkeytop, it must be Saskatchewan winter skip. Doing over night at 13CJME Regina in winter 75, I got a QSL card from a listener in Finland,even down to describing a break I did on the show he caught DXing. 

SOWNY » Roy Hennessy » June 1, 2022 11:56 am

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I wish him well...he was an inspiration to me during his days in Vancouver at CKLG and LG FM.   

From PSR....Please keep Roy in your thoughts today.  "Real" Roy Hennessy suffers a Stroke, now being moved to Palliative Care (Update from Marty Forbes) - Puget Sound Radio

SOWNY » Is There An Original Idea Left On TV? » May 17, 2022 10:23 am

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One question. What ever happened to the lauded Frasier re-boot ?  


 

SOWNY » Old TV and Movie Cliches » May 11, 2022 9:35 am

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Tv detectives and cops would always, without fail, find a parking spot directly in front of the large downtown building  they were rushing to.
 

SOWNY » New Canadian radio forum » January 21, 2022 11:24 am

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Joined and signed in. Best of luck with the new forum,Brian. It will be nice to read some radio news  from elsewhere.

SOWNY » The World Tomorrow » December 21, 2021 1:24 pm

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At my first fulltime station,CKOK Penticton, good old Garner Ted and the WT played each and every night at nine thirty on the dot leading up to a ten pm news block...right in the middle of the evening rock show. His contract with the station must have been rock solid,because he was  there when I arrived in 73,and still there into the 8os until the new owners bought out of the arrangement. Yes, the broadcast brought in huge money to the station on a yearly basis,but what a horrid tune out...and the numbers showed it. However,money talked. His dad Herbert W. held forth on Sunday nights with his own show. Tape on,monitor down.


 

SOWNY » TVO To Air Documentary On Magic Shadows Host Elwy Yost » November 11, 2021 3:19 am

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Elwy hosted a serialized a CBC afternoon movie show aimed at a younger audience in the early sixties ,but the name of it escapes me. M-F, he'd intro and briefly background a classic  b/w horror or adventure film from the early thirties. He introduced me to The Claude Raines version of the Invisble Man, Karloff.s Frankenstein, Wolfman,the original The Phantom.of the Opera and others. 
 

SOWNY » CHCH Studio Audio. » November 10, 2021 8:11 pm

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The background noise during studio news is awful,and makes the broadcast sound bush. Anyone else notice this? Those lavalier mics worn by the anchors must be Radio Shack ommni-directional 29 dollar specials. They need some kind of noise filter added to the audio chain.It's particularly bad when they are turned on again after an out of studio report,or weather segment. Cheaping out,CHCH?

SOWNY » Rolling In "D'oh!" Another TV Milestone » March 4, 2021 4:15 pm

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Looking at late night, it's hard to believe your grandpa was that hip, kids.... but Saturday Night Live has been on the air for what soon will be 46 seasons with the same format and  original producer.

 

SOWNY » CHCH's Politically Correct Announcement » January 28, 2021 12:09 pm

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I just watched a PVR'd copy of CHCH's early 30s late movie "The Front Page" This comedy was shockingly loaded with sexist, racist,and red-baiting dialogue and situations ....and there was no disclaimer either in front or during the show. I know for the era,it was common to air these things,...but in this "woke" day and age, they took a real chance by not fronting a disclaimer. 
 

SOWNY » More Odds & Ends: Do You Remember These Record Stores? » December 24, 2020 2:42 pm

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Kellys Music and Records, Vancouver.   

SOWNY » How Did This Guy Ever Afford A U.S. Network TV Ad? » November 12, 2020 12:45 pm

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CNN ran some rather unusual ads this past week. One was a primetime evangelical begathon. I could have sworn I was watching Crossroads instead of the election coverage.A lenghty, flat-out begathon for support, funds and " offerings" for the Billy Graham Jr. Ministries. Another was a blatant right wing wacko rant (think: Guns,God,and that horrid Comrade Biden and his henchmen) about saving the GOP's "stolen" election. I understand CNN might need the ad money...but these two spots stuck out like sore thumbs among the medicine and insurance ads.
 

SOWNY » Jack Benny on "The comedy commercial" » March 29, 2020 11:31 am

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Back in the day,any morning show worth it's salt used parody commercials,either pre-produced,or live. Garrison Keilor did live ones on Prairie Home Companon. In Radio's Golden age, the great Jack Benny used the live commerical to great advantage,integrating them into the script of his show. Here is a short piece where he talks about the Jello spots.
https://soundcloud.com/thewallbreakers/jack-benny-on-incorporating-a-comedy-commercial-into-his-radio-show?in=thewallbreakers%2Fsets%2Ftrailers&fbclid=IwAR3n2eU8GB7HFTI5GcAraRIcgL4943K0uTFNe1zVIu3v9BliX5-UZvyf3PM

SOWNY » Family Endures 6 Yrs. Hearing Phantom Radio Stn. - Through The Walls » February 24, 2020 11:11 am

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I empathize with that family. We have been in our condo apartment for six years,and the family below us has been in theirs for at least ten. We occasionly hear a faint broadcast feed of some sort, coming thru the wall in our bedroom. The couple downstairs say they have no tv or radio playing,but they have heard it too. We have checked piping,wiring,framing and all..still no answer. Weird.

 

SOWNY » CBC News Items For Sale on Facebook.. » February 17, 2020 10:55 am

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Came across this ad this morning. Mutiple CBC tossouts... Collectors be aware:  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/328527378054801/

SOWNY » Is This Really The Greatest Single Sitcom Episode Ever? » March 5, 2019 5:40 pm

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The Burns and Allen shows were a goldmine when I needed vintage material for a nightly big band nostalgia show. Gracie could always be counted on for some very funny (and out there) bits . She would have been a star in any era...With Bea B on the staircase...off the hook!  

SOWNY » The Songs Oldies Radio Forgot » October 15, 2018 6:07 pm

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This early 70s CanCon gem gets minimal airplay on radio anymore,and that's a crime. Been a big fan since we were both teens. Try some Shirley Eikhard . She's more than something to talk about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUasRRdypTE

SOWNY » Battle For 106.5 FM In Toronto Begins This Week » March 28, 2017 5:52 pm

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Speaking of sensational aboriginal broadcasters, let's not forget Rockin' Russ McLeod, CFUN and CHUM  superjock from years gone by.
 

SOWNY » New Radio Format Is Aimed Solely At Tradespeople » February 7, 2017 6:04 pm

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Working for The Weekend- Loverboy, and Friday on My Mind (Easybeats).

 

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