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SOWNY » Ont. High School Radio Station Stunned By Rock Star's Praise » April 26, 2022 12:31 pm

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my old high school!  they sure didn't have THAT when i was there.... of course, there were no girls, either.
 

SOWNY » CRTC Chair Ian Scott "Explains" New Broadcasting Act. Do You Buy It? » April 4, 2022 3:39 pm

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paterson1 wrote:

We heard all of the same weak arguments and fears 51 years ago, how our freedoms were being taken away by the government and CRTC.  Yep, that's what happened, your freedom was stolen back in January 1971. This lame and embarrassing point of view becomes even more ridiculous considering what is happening in the world today.  Try talking to someone who came from a country where freedom was really stolen. Watch the news tonight, and you will see what really happens when freedom is taken away.   
 

how do i insert a thumbs up thingy?

SOWNY » April Fools » March 30, 2022 8:11 pm

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Sault ste marie in the 60s.... morning show guy thought it would be funny to send up "war of the worlds" by saying there were incoming unidentified aircraft spotted by NORAD over hudson bay and flying south.  he ran with it for over an hour between music. HUGE panic because, well, cold war and all.

keep in mind, the soo has the shipping locks and a steel plant, and a NORAD base in upper MI.  within the hour, US military brass was at the station demanding an explanation.  The announcer wasn't fired, he just.... stopped coming into work after that.  https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/whistling.png



 

SOWNY » Will You Watch The 2nd Biggest TV Show Of The Year This Sunday? » March 27, 2022 10:46 pm

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leaf game was much more satisfying.  never watched oscars, stopped watching grammys when metallica lost to jethro tull.  still keep an eye on the junos, but i'm getting too old to stay relevant!
 

SOWNY » RadioActive is Hot, Hot, Hot » March 27, 2022 10:43 pm

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"Hooray To RadioActive".   

SOWNY » Radio Formats don't Matter » March 13, 2022 6:54 pm

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RadioAaron wrote:

I remember a conversation with a now-retired programmer where he recounted meeting with the CRTC and debating song-by-song which Eric Clapton tracks should count as "Blues."

that still happens quite frequently.  been there, bought the t-shirt.

SOWNY » Why Is This Cable Station Allowed In Canada - & Does Anyone Watch It? » March 3, 2022 3:29 pm

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CRTC today issuedCall for comments regarding the continued appropriateness of authorizing the distribution of RT in Canada
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2022/2022-58.htm

SOWNY » CNN Slammed For Sunday Night Documentary On Alex Jones » March 1, 2022 2:15 am

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thing is about american politics.... cnn running this program is simply preaching to the choir.  facts don't matter any more and the source is irrelevant as long as it aligns with your own echo chamber.

SOWNY » Why Is This Cable Station Allowed In Canada - & Does Anyone Watch It? » February 24, 2022 11:57 pm

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fwiw, the Anonymous cyber collective is taking credit for a DDoS attack that took down the RT.com website today..... still down last time i checked. (now i'm on a CSIS list i guess)

https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/c_crop,d_placeholder_euli9k,h_2044,w_3631,x_769,y_597/dpr_1.5/c_limit,w_608/fl_lossy,q_auto/v1645757689/GettyImages-870601034_x6fymh

SOWNY » Ottawa Protestors Police Action Coverage » February 19, 2022 5:18 pm

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for awhile on friday, global had a helicopter in the area with the raw video on youtube.  a different perspective from CBC and CTV.

SOWNY » Canadian Content Internet Bill Returns - But Do You Want It To Pass? » February 3, 2022 9:37 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

splunge wrote:

i'll ask again..... What defines Canadian Content in television/movies.  please be specific.  RA and Paterson1 you're going around in circles without addressing what is actual government policy. 

Can't speak for p1, but in my case, it almost doesn't matter how you define CanCon. 

My point is the CRTC has no business applying any content rules to the Internet, let alone to a company run from another country. I have always hated the government sticking its fingers into content when it comes to programming. Let the market decide. And keep the legislators out of my web browser. 

the rules ensure that there are jobs in an industry that gets huge tax breaks.  i don't like that they're not telling Canadian stories, but at least thousands of people are employed.  that's the idea of regulated CanCon.

SOWNY » Canadian Content Internet Bill Returns - But Do You Want It To Pass? » February 3, 2022 9:11 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

As a sidebar, I came across this on Wikipedia's entry on CanCon. It's an interesting look at the rules when a Canadian station airs American syndicated programming. 

Talk radio and American syndicated programming 

That article is wrong.  Current radio CanCon requirements are 35%, unless otherwise stated as a Condition of Licence. Things changed drastically with the implementation of the 1998 Commercial Radio Policy.  Remember Foreground programming???    Further, it's common knowledge that John Tesh, Nikki Sixx et all are only voice tracks, and allow for Canadian broadcasters to insert CanCon music, and local news/info/adverts, which still qualifies them for local programming under the CRTC's 42 hour rule.

SOWNY » Canadian Content Internet Bill Returns - But Do You Want It To Pass? » February 3, 2022 8:59 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

splunge wrote:

i'll ask again..... What defines Canadian Content in television/movies.  please be specific.  RA and Paterson1 you're going around in circles without addressing what is actual government policy. 

It's complicated, but if you're game for a lot of reading, the answers can be found here

oh i know where the answers are.... but neither of you are using those as a basis for your theoretical arguments.

SOWNY » Canadian Content Internet Bill Returns - But Do You Want It To Pass? » February 3, 2022 8:50 pm

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i'll ask again..... What defines Canadian Content in television/movies.  please be specific.  RA and Paterson1 you're going around in circles without addressing what is actual government policy. 

SOWNY » Canadian Content Internet Bill Returns - But Do You Want It To Pass? » February 3, 2022 7:56 pm

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what defines Canadian Content in this bill?  please be specific.

SOWNY » New Canadian radio forum » January 19, 2022 3:43 pm

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isn't there already a facebook page called Canadian Radio News?

SOWNY » CHIM FM 101.7 Toronto » January 18, 2022 8:46 pm

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CHIM Timmins had its licence pulled way back in 2012.....https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-589.htm

But, in april 2021, a christian station was licenced to Christ Evangelistic Association Inc serving scarborough on 105.3.  that's the best i can come up with. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/ermm.png

https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2021/2021-142.htm

That decision followed a call for comments/applications
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2020/2020-203.htm
 

SOWNY » What format do you listen to? » January 14, 2022 6:47 pm

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well, considering i'm an old 80s metalhead, Rebel FM in Ottawa or more recently The Bruce from Port Elgin using radioplayer.  CHTZ has gone downhill dramatically in the last few years with zero talent left.  Boom Toronto is also very well programmed.

SOWNY » How do classical music stations make money? » January 9, 2022 12:54 am

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who orchestrated this thread?  Please stop.

SOWNY » Canadian Comedian & SNL Star Norm MacDonald Gone At Just 61 » September 14, 2021 7:46 pm

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brilliant british comedian Sean Lock lost last week at 58, now norm at 61.  These things come in threes....

best of Sean Lock.

best of Norm Macdonald
 

SOWNY » Now This Is Local Radio! » August 7, 2021 10:42 pm

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imagine that?!?!?  good for them and their audience https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/smile.png

SOWNY » ZZ Top's Dusty Hill has passed away at 72 » July 28, 2021 6:29 pm

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at 72, he had "legs".  great band, gonna miss him.

SOWNY » 20 TV Shows You Won't Believe Existed » July 20, 2021 2:31 pm

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Airwolf was a great show.  total knockoff Blue Thunder.... which i think you're thinking of, only lasted 11 episodes, whereas Airwolf was on for 4 years.  I forgot about Manimal lol.  Sledge Hammer anyone?

Be prepared for the newest entry on the list, Netflix'Sexy Beasts coming this week to a recycle bin near you.
 

SOWNY » Corus makes cuts to ET Canada » July 17, 2021 6:46 pm

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turkeytop wrote:

turkeytop wrote:

Just cancel ET and show the test pattern, would be an improvement.

I grew up in the Owen Sound area. We didn't have any TV at all until the mid 50s. Then came CKNX TV CH 8 from Wingham. 

They didn't sign on until 4:00 PM each day. From 3:30 until 4:00 they showed the test pattern. The local newspaper there carried the TV program listings for our only channel. From 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM the program they listed was "Test Pattern."

That Indian head test pattern was pretty compelling TV for a nine year old kid. Sometimes the kid from next door would come over and watch it with me.

the test pattern still sounds like a better watch.....

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