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SOWNY » Would Having No Format Make For A Successful Radio Station? » Today 2:58 pm

RadioActive wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

CBC Radio One is successful and does well with key demos, especially well educated and high income groups.  But what would you call their format?


If you mean CBC Music 94.1 I consider the format 'Mid Tempo'. The songs are neither fast nor slow, with the occasional dirge dropped in to shake things up.

SOWNY » Rainbow Bridge Vehicle Explosion Reports First On CTV News Channel » November 30, 2023 5:34 am

the BBC is a cesspit of highly paid skin colour obsessed anti-human cult socialists.

What are the motivations of an organization who refuse to identify the members of a Listed Terrorist Entity (Canada), an FTO (USA) and a Proscribed Terrorist Group (Gov UK) as terrorists ?

An organization who invite someone who goes around accusing Israel of genocide (Guz Khan) to host a tv show ?

And, of course, tell their staff not to attend a march against antisemitism. For this and much more it deserves to be defunded to insolvency and all assets sold.

SOWNY » Why You Could Be Paying A Bit More To Help Keep APTN Afloat » November 13, 2023 11:50 pm

Speaking of APTN there is an episode of their produced show Ghost Hunters Of The Grand River that prominently features radio station CKRZ 100.3 -- Have only read about this, having dropped cable television many years ago. I do know the tv show airs on Wednesday nights 8:30pm.

SOWNY » Some Notable Changes To Local Newscasts » November 5, 2023 12:19 pm

Taz Boga has elderly parents. Maybe they need looking after. That might be why she requested some relief on the scheduled work hours. And I like the idea of giving youngsters an aspirational role in any company .. it's an excellent means of determining merit and acceptability (or perhaps popularity in this business).

SOWNY » Is Weekend Host Maggie John Still With AM640? » November 5, 2023 12:03 pm

If that is the case then we need an explanation to why he hired this comrade to the progressive cause.

SOWNY » AM 640 Officially Welcomes Veteran Voices To Its Morning Show » October 5, 2023 2:27 pm

I understand Mr Mulroney will fill in for Oakley on Friday.

SOWNY » WABC Radio Holds Gala To Celebrate Cousin Brucie & 102 Yrs. Of Radio » September 7, 2023 7:04 pm

Summer Nielsen #1 in ratings for News/Talk. Johnny Cats saved this station.  All the hosts built their audience with common sense talk.

SOWNY » Anthony Furey To Fill In For Alex Pierson On Wednesday » September 5, 2023 3:03 pm

Bendixen also hired mayoral candidate Knia Singh, Desmond Cole and Jully Black. He also brought Adwoa Nsiah-Yeboah onto The Roundtable. So politically, he's a busy guy. Oh, and hired Jamil Jivani too, but he spoke on air about his faith in God so clearly for those on the Left this means he is an awful person and an unsuitable candidate for Member of Parliament in Durham.

SOWNY » Mike Bendixen Back In T.O. Radio & You'll Never Believe Where » September 5, 2023 10:34 am

Anyone know if Jason Chapman still has his Executive Producer job down at Queens Quay ?  The idea of putting an intermediary between PD and the production/technical staff never made much sense particularly in a fiscally thin environment.

SOWNY » Anthony Furey To Fill In For Alex Pierson On Wednesday » September 5, 2023 10:18 am

Fury hired the communications consultantcy shop that Bendixen co-owned and operated during his mayoral run.

SOWNY » John Moore Gets New Timeslot On CFRB » September 5, 2023 10:11 am

This is all about employee accommodation, which has become requisite in modern urban offices today. Try that in a small town. Or a rail yard or one of the many job sites with an early start. This is an opportunity, to my mind, for Bendixen to put in a hot talker at 9am .. someone who can deliver a compelling introductory monologue .. and steal all the listeners who are weary of hearing Moore rewire news events. But heck, 640 runs their ads pretty much concurrent in time with 1010 so it's doubtful they are much interested in gaining listeners.
We should all give props to CBC's Piya in this regard though; telling her employer how it's going to be and still remain on the payroll 
(she recently filled in)

SOWNY » Sauga960's Marc Patrone Reaches A New Low » August 22, 2023 4:21 pm

Dial Twister wrote:

We have our own conspiracy theorists, right here on Big Yellow. The Internet didn't spawn them; it just amplifies the crazy.

What was messed up in their childhood, or what emotional trauma may have been inflicted on them in adulthood, to confuse them about reality and their very loose attachment to it? Who knows?

Apparently there's no way to reach them. Logic? Common sense? Verifiable truths? Nothing gets through. They'll go about their angry, sub-intellectual ways, demonstrating their complete detachment from reality, all while harming democracy, public health and the patience of everyone around them. And, there's always a Marc Patrone or a Donald tRump to take advantage of them. More's the pity.

The Science° doesn't abide.

SOWNY » I AM Sure This Band is Not Long For This World/CKPC Falls Silent » August 3, 2023 8:01 pm

Jody Thornton wrote:

Glen Warren wrote:

God works in mysterious ways...

But I think this ends any previous speculation that Evanov would be interested in acquiring CHAM 820 or CKOC 1150 from Bell...

Turn-em-off!  Evanov! - that has a ring to it :D

But yes, I think AM is toast.  And trust me, I loved AM.  In fact of the ONLY radio listening I still do, it's twenty minutes of 680 in the car (just so I can skip social media and get a break from it).  Then - it's OFF!

Jody,  give 100.3FM The Rez a try on your car radio before clicking off.  You'll hear all the rock tracks Q107 won't play plus Delbert McClinton, Etta James, George Jones, etc. The voice of the station is Derek Miller. ✌

SOWNY » Here's reason #4,833,918 why Rogers sucks » August 3, 2023 1:45 pm

It seems we all pay Rogers Communications.

SOWNY » Audio and video out of sync on CityTV OTA » July 26, 2023 10:24 pm

I wonder if technical complications account for why Natasha Ramsahai has delivered the weather forecast on television voice-over only this week. (Working from home) And if there is a problem why not just go into the studio? Is downtown Toronto really that bad?

SOWNY » U.S. Lawmakers To Hold AM Radio Law Hearing Next Week » June 14, 2023 10:38 am

RadioActive wrote:

It's pretty unusual when both Democrats and Republicans agree on anything - let alone the need for AM radio. But that's what happened at the hearings in Washington Tuesday. 

Congress fights to keep AM radio as some automakers want to let broadcasting method fall by wayside

SOWNY » CJBC AM/FM » May 11, 2023 9:13 pm

I have regularly viewed Le Téléjournal Midi avec Geneviève Asselin the last two years, perhaps 4 out of every 5, and on each broadcast have noticed a new assignment reporter appear on screen. I don't mean a new hire, I mean another reporter from the seemingly endless roster of story reporters they have. Initially I was curious about this, then astonished and now I find it just comical how over-indulged this francophone outfit is. If you are sceptical about this I encourage you to tune in; it won't require 2 years, perhaps 2-3 months will demonstrate the abundant funding available to Ici Radio-Canada Télé.

You might also notice other distinctions. Like not reporting Gordon Lightfoot's death. That was left for the 6 o'clock edition of Le Téléjournal Ontario. The very last story, of course.

SOWNY » Don Daynard 1934 - 2023 » April 21, 2023 6:04 pm

Ugh, at 5:58 Global News misspelt and Tracy Tong mispronounced Daynard's name.

SOWNY » A Bad Time For John Oakley To Be Inexplicably Absent » April 19, 2023 11:39 am

I recall Oakley mentioning an elderly parent in Burlington. Or maybe he injured something playing hockey. Things happen. However good management prepares for such contingencies, and airing out of date recordings doesn't cut it. As Bynon spoke I thought it might be sourced from something she did on her satelite show, that's how different the studio sound was. Anyway I moved on fast.

SOWNY » Host of The Rush wants your opinion » March 30, 2023 6:45 pm

Earlier today Ms Nair blocked me on twitter after I wrote 'she is a talker' above a picture reference to Talkers Magazine. I don't think she knows what Talkers Magazine is. It's her job but I guess she is no mere Larry King or Rush Limbaugh.

SOWNY » Who This Woman? » March 11, 2023 12:15 pm

There is a difference between assertive and insistence. Nair is insistent. (though recently a more conversational tone unfolding - thank you RT)
I have heard Agar adopt this less civilized approach on occasion but it is not his SOP. I think he is a source of irritation for some here because he has talent.

SOWNY » News Readers » February 14, 2023 7:00 am

The last authoritative and dependable radio news presenters I trusted were Dzintars Cers and Donna Tranquada. Nicole Martin (CBC) has that potential but with the modern demand of multiple percieved realities old fashioned qualities like trust are obsolete today.

SOWNY » Should This T.O. Radio Station Be Forced To Change Its Call Letters? » December 21, 2022 4:31 pm

School team bus requires a new graphic wrap as well.  Only $25K.

SOWNY » Miniseries On Life Of Gladys Knight In The Works » November 30, 2022 9:32 pm

Michael Williams (Much Music) did an excellent interview with Ms Knight.
No nonsense.  She called out the corrupt music business including radio. A shame all that MM content is not available, would love to see Jeanne Beker's interview with Roy Buchanan again.

SOWNY » New Kars4Kids Ad Ear Kurdling » November 29, 2022 5:41 pm

'Jazzed up'

Would that be the 'Heavy Metal' version played occasionally on 770 WABC ?

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