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SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » June 8, 2022 8:33 pm

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Radiowiz wrote:

Sunny wrote:

First full ratings period for "Today Radio." Brutal. 0.3. 

I see point 4, but hardly anything to cheer about. Still very low. They should have gone Country.

 

Not sure where he is getting his 12+ numbers. Might be an earlier draft? I got mine from the Numeris site. They used to list 2+ but have now gone to 12+, in line with the diaries.





 

SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » June 8, 2022 4:32 pm

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First full ratings period for "Today Radio." Brutal. 0.3. 

2nd to dead last.

Still waiting on the money demo numbers.

Kiss going HotAC proved to be a good move, though.

SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » February 14, 2022 3:22 am

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My point was, a format that might work in one market or region, will not automatically work in Toronto. These pressers are all put together in 5 minutes and it shows.

SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » February 14, 2022 1:30 am

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brian451 wrote:

The concept behind 93.5 Today Radio has already proven extremely popular elsewhere, with similar stations launching in Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg. In both Alberta cities, the format is consistently among the top-ranked in the market.

The Variety Hits/Adult Hits Jack/Bob format is very popular out west too. Failed in Toronto, NYC, Chicago... 
 

SOWNY » Stingray Fires Vancouver Jock After Conspiracy-Filled Trucker Rant » February 10, 2022 12:14 am

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And to bring it back to SOWNY, Carson was doing swing at Kiss 92.5 a couple of decades ago, pre-Jack.

SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » February 10, 2022 12:05 am

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RadioAaron wrote:

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A gold-based variety pop/rock format that demographically fits nicely just under Boom.

A 90s, 00s, and 10s format to complement their 70s, 80s, 90s one? Didn't they try that during the later stages of MOVE when they started introducing more Pop/Rock titles to the playlist?

It was the initial format of MOVE, yes. There wasn't any rock/alt though. Largely called "Rhythmic AC" at the time.
 

Yes, I'm quite familiar with the Rhythmic AC format. But I do seem to remember a smattering of pop/rock titles being added later... Roxette comes to mind.

iHeart in the US tried what you're suggesting with GenX Radio, but it didn't go anywhere. Modern AC had more legs years earlier, but ultimately didn't last either. I do like the idea, though. Perhaps a more focussed version of GenX, without the Hip-Hop and Alternative extremes.

SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » February 9, 2022 9:50 pm

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Sunny wrote:

RadioAaron wrote:

A gold-based variety pop/rock format that demographically fits nicely just under Boom.

A 90s, 00s, and 10s format to complement their 70s, 80s, 90s one? Didn't they try that during the later stages of MOVE when they started introducing more Pop/Rock titles to the playlist?

I had forgotten that MOVE was still a NewCap property back then. 

SOWNY » Something's up at Flow » February 9, 2022 9:45 pm

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RadioAaron wrote:

A gold-based variety pop/rock format that demographically fits nicely just under Boom.

A 90s, 00s, and 10s format to complement their 70s, 80s, 90s one? Didn't they try that during the later stages of MOVE when they started introducing more Pop/Rock titles to the playlist?

SOWNY » Get your Flow bets in!!! » February 9, 2022 9:27 pm

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Tim Brown 2016 wrote:

Toronto is the 4th largest city in North America. It's diverse and sophisticated. With that as a backdrop, would country FM work here? On a frequency with very limited coverage beyond the city? We already have country in the suburbs through KX and 105.9 north of the Oak Ridges Moraine. A city only country station in Toronto? In 2022?

94.7 New York abandoning Country last fall kind of puts a dent in that argument. 

SOWNY » Get your Flow bets in!!! » February 9, 2022 4:30 pm

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I'll go with Marc Weisblott's guess and say Soft AC Breeze.

SOWNY » CHFI New Morning Show » January 11, 2022 4:53 am

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Adrian106072 wrote:

Unless Kiss starts to play 90's to 00's pop track at least 30% of the time, which is very unlikely as it might have conflict with CHFI, it's still considered a hit music station.

???

I don't remember that being taught in radio formats class when I went to college. Oh, wait - because it isn't. 
 

SOWNY » Crystal Radio » December 6, 2021 2:57 am

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Radiowiz wrote:

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Radiowiz wrote:

I don't miss it at all.
The station made too much noise.
Too many songs with lyrics.
Not enough instrumentals.
There are better choices out there. 

 

Did you even listen to the station? Instrumentals were always at least 75% of the broadcast hour.

I beg to differ. There was enough singing to make me tune out. Some of that singing was way too much noise.

I've listened to Crystal Radio pretty steadily the last couple of years and never heard vocals exceeding 25% of the playlist, so I know you aren't listening to it, at least not recently. Maybe 10 years ago? I'm sure Iain would set the record straight. 

SOWNY » Crystal Radio » December 6, 2021 1:28 am

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Radiowiz wrote:

I don't miss it at all.
The station made too much noise.
Too many songs with lyrics.
Not enough instrumentals.
There are better choices out there. 

 

Did you even listen to the station? Instrumentals were always at least 75% of the broadcast hour.

SOWNY » Crystal Radio » December 5, 2021 11:13 pm

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Crystal Radio's website now goes to an Ajax weather page, and I'm no longer able to play it on TuneIn or Streema. I'd hate for the station to disappear - such a great station doing the Beautiful/Easy Listening format. Perhaps our esteemed former moderator can chime in?

http://crystalradio.ca

SOWNY » Stingray abandoning CHR » November 16, 2020 12:21 am

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3/4 of their CHRs in the top 25 markets is a "strong" statement.

KOOL FM did Hot AC pretty successfully for over a decade with non-hits. But I agree, not likely gonna happen with HOT.

SOWNY » Stingray abandoning CHR » November 15, 2020 9:04 pm

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Stingray CHR properties in Calgary, St. John's and Sudbury have all transitioned to Hot AC in the last few weeks... I can't see it happening to the flagship Ottawa station, but in this advertising climate, who knows?!?

SOWNY » Online Oldies Station Pledges Obscure Cuts - & 60% CanCon! » July 11, 2018 9:01 pm

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Fitz wrote:

mike marshall wrote:

The only thing that bothers me, and I don't mean to be negative, but 60% of the music has already been driven into the ground.

Not quite. Here's their latest playlist and aside from the April Wine and Pursuit of Happiness tracks I don't belive the others have been driven into the ground. Could not copy and paste properley to include the artists but it seems at this point they are more than 60 % cancon.

Here's a few suggestions for them.

Tanquility Base. The group Ian Thomas was in:



Passing Fancy ( made the CHUM CHART and this song was later a cancon hit by Madrigal):



[list=a]
[*]Five Man Electrical BandMoney Back Guarantee.mp3
[*]Dusty Discs RadioStation ID 10
[*]The StampedersC'est la Vie.mp3
[*]The Pursuit of HappinessI'm an Adult Now.mp3
[*]Bobby CurtolaWalking With My Angel.mp3
[*]April WineBad Side of the Moon
[*]Station ID 18Station ID 18
[*]The DiamondsOne Summer Night.mp3
[*]Candi and the BackbeatUnder Your Spell.mp3
[*]Alanis Morissette
[*] 
[/list]

Under Your Spell by Candi?!   That track did not age well. 

SOWNY » What’s Wrong With Radio? Modern Audiences Weigh In » November 10, 2017 3:28 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

-They want more variety instead of the endless same hits over and over.

Long-term maybe, but PPM will punish you for it.
 

SOWNY » The First Amendment and Boobs/ Fox News Host on CNN » September 17, 2017 10:52 pm

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Not to be confused with CNN's Kate Baldouan, who is a much better broadcast journalist, imho.

SOWNY » Indigenous group calls foul on CRTC decision on radio stations » June 21, 2017 8:26 pm

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from metro/Ryan TumiltyA group that was passed over to provide Indigenous programming on radio stations in Toronto and Ottawa is calling on the federal government to overrule a CRTC decision from last week.The CRTC granted licences to operate FM stations in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa to groups proposing to do Indigenous programming in those markets.

First People’s Radio, a division of the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN), won the licences in Toronto and Ottawa over the Wawatay Native Communication Society.
John Gagnon, CEO of Wawatay, said they had support letters from Indigenous communities and argued their program was better than APTN’s and they should be getting the concession. “Our people declared what they wanted and somehow a mid-level bureaucrat overturned that,” he said at a news conference on Parliament Hill on Wednesday.The CRTC’s decision to grant the licence can be overturned through a federal appeal court, and Gagnon said they’re prepared to go that way if necessary.But he said they’d rather the government step in and overturn the CRTC decision.“We would like to see the government stand up,” he said. “We would like to see something that is returned quickly.”
http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/06/21/indigenous-group-calls-foul-on-crtc-decision-on-radio-.html

SOWNY » Next-gen DVR for cord cutters » June 1, 2017 8:49 pm

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Radiowiz wrote:

Nothing beats a Nextbox 3.0 with Rogers. Nothing. 
 

Yay! I just won a bet. 

SOWNY » The Most Bizarre & Disturbing PSA Ever Heard On Radio » May 9, 2017 5:39 pm

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""Lotsof said there’s a difference between distribution and creation of child porn and possession."The difference is one case, you're molesting children and abusing them, causing children to do things that are not natural for children to do and the other case, they're just possessing pictures. There's no connection between those two,” he said.""

Wow. Paging Keith Olbermann.

SOWNY » The decline of journalism in the digital age » February 14, 2017 1:23 am

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splunge wrote:

Sunny --- There have been "grammarcheck" programs/apps for years. One would think that software specifically developed for journalists and news gathering organizations would be available by now.

That's an absolute cop out.  Good Grammar is grammar. Using software as a crutch is only displaying the ineptitude of the writer.

Things' ain't grammer or nice riting dun good 'cept if people no how to talk good. lol rotfl, 

It's not an excuse for bad grammar, it's a tool. Like spellcheck, a good dictionary or a thesaurus. Their purpose is not meant to enable bad writers. Without an editor or proofreader, even the best of us can make the odd spelling mistake or grammatical error.

SOWNY » The decline of journalism in the digital age » February 13, 2017 10:49 pm

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BoredOp wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

And there are typos galore. "The city issues extreme cold weather alerts are issued when temperatures are expected to plunge to -15 C or colder." I have too many "issues" with that sentence. 

Then there's this:

"To report a weather-related health problems, Torontonians can call the city at 311." Either lose the "a" or lose the "s" on problems. Otherwise, it's grammatically incorrect. 

I'm not normally a stickler for this kind of thing, but this is a perfect example of a story that's not really much of a story, which is, essentially,  it's cold outside! But that's not enough for a decent yarn, so it's padded.

I hate to admit it and I'm not being hypocritical, but I've done it myself too many times to count. One of the dangers of a one-fact story.

Problem is, those sentences have no typos in terms of spelling. Since most living breathing editors were fired in favour of "running a spellcheck", these grammatically incorrect sentences will always make it through that "editorial net". A human editor is required to catch every other nuance of writing.

There have been "grammarcheck" programs/apps for years. One would think that software specifically developed for journalists and news gathering organizations would be available by now.

SOWNY » Why AM 640 Is More Than Yesterday’s News » December 27, 2016 11:44 pm

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ig wrote:

mic'em wrote:

If I don't like what is being broadcast, I turn the dial. Seems to work for me and I don't have to post on Sowny about it. 

I think you just perfectly defined irony.
 

=12pxDoes anyone remember what adma used to say to posters who chided his observations? I always thought it was a succinct yet brilliant response. Something about atrophy?

SOWNY » Winnipeg gets Peggy FM » December 27, 2016 11:22 pm

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Lorne wrote:

This is the first one that I can think of where a given name is used that is based on the place that the station serves. I wonder if they did any market research to see how people would feel about it, because it doesn't come across as a great choice to me. Anyone know of any other stations that have done something similar?

Wayne-FM in Wainwright, AB.
There was also a Fred-FM in Fredericton, NB but that was abandoned a few years or so ago.
A couple of others in the US but the names and locations escape me at the moment.

SOWNY » kowchmedia has results of the Fall 2016 Numeris Radio Diary ratings » December 7, 2016 6:17 pm

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Ask Numeris why the 4th largest market in Canada is not using PPMs and you get different answers depending on who responds to your query. Oh, and 7 years on, there are still no plans to abandon the diary in Ottawa/Gatineau.

SOWNY » Erin Davis retires » November 10, 2016 10:17 pm

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Radiowiz wrote:

kevjo wrote:

In the video she says December 15 is her last day so she'll share in a few weeks of the joy. Okay, I'll jump - CHFI will go all Christmas around November 21.

With EZ rock long out of the way and no radio station in Toronto about to change format, there is no real rush to go all Christmas before anyone else.
I still believe they'll go all Christmas the day after November 11th...a perfect time to do so.
 

I believe Jewel has gone as early as November in the past as well, but not recently.

SOWNY » Copyright Photo Suit Against Evanov/Z103.5 » October 17, 2016 9:11 pm

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- from InsideRadioThe latest copyright infringement lawsuit against a radio group is crossing U.S. borders. Los Angeles-based photography company FameFlynet Inc. has charged Canadian broadcaster Evanov Radio Group with using three images on the website of its rhythmic CHR “Z103.5” CIDC Orangeville, ON without permission.FameFlynet’s lawsuit is filed with the U.S. District Court’s Southern District of New York because the accuser says that the station—which is located in the Toronto region— and the website are “both marketed and readily available to residents to a large area of New York.”

In the suit obtained by Inside Radio, the three allegedly infringed photos are described as: “Shia LaBeouf and longtime girlfriend Mia Goth have gotten engaged” in one, and two different images captioned with “Mia Goth showing off her giant ring as she and Shia step out in Los Angeles.”
As with so many similar suits, FameFlynet is asking for “up to $150,000 per infringement” plus court costs, as well as a trial to prove damages. The photography company earlier sued Cox Media Group, Ingstad Radio and other broadcasters.http://www.insideradio.com/free/new-copyright-photo-suit-stretches-north-of-the-border/article_201d8a52-94af-11e6-9b0f-0fe5b7e01b25.html

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