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SOWNY » Where do you get your traffic reports from? » Yesterday 9:46 am

Shorty Wave
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markow202 wrote:

Nothing beats 680 or I use google maps 

 
I agree, 680’s reports are almost too detailed! Easily the best in this market.

SOWNY » When Veteran Toronto Maple Leafs Did TV Commercials » Yesterday 9:42 am

Shorty Wave
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betaylored wrote:

https://youtu.be/VgeOXds6Mdk?si=jqtSgNj-EqJyCrF3

Cool, looking forward to checking that out RA. Here's the new Rogers ad with a current Leaf.

I usually don’t support Rogers but they really got this one right! Taking advantage of the Nylander taking the subway story and using it to promote their 5G is very smart creative IMO. (Hope an agency didn’t come up with this!)
 

SOWNY » CFRB - And Radio - Needs Some Spot Remover » November 30, 2023 8:31 am

Shorty Wave
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Their longest commercial breaks are on the half hour. I timed one break at 7 minutes a few weeks back during Jim Richards’ show.

SOWNY » Seventeen Yrs. Ago - The Final Printed Cdn. TV Guide Says Goodbye » November 27, 2023 9:05 am

Shorty Wave
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Like so many everyday things from the past, gone. The internet is a great tool but it really changed the world, TV Guide being one of many casualties. Newspapers are just hanging in there, sad.

SOWNY » Grey Cup Has Good Ratings For 2023 Game » November 27, 2023 8:43 am

Shorty Wave
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Thanks for sharing RadioActive!

SOWNY » 1010 Asleep at the Wheel? » November 25, 2023 8:54 am

Shorty Wave
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At around 7:45 this morning I had 1010 on waiting for the traffic report. CP24 was on then it went dead air for a while, then it came back cutting into a John Moore segment, which then abruptly cut back to CP24. They have become pretty sloppy over at CFRB of late, too bad, they once had it together. Still miss Dave Trafford on weekends!

SOWNY » Trivia Twits » November 23, 2023 8:23 am

Shorty Wave
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Just the fact that the winner only gets the car for a year is fairly lame, even with the $10K. I also think they’d get more listeners if they announced the winner during Moore’s show, I don’t listen to The Rush anymore, like many.

SOWNY » Grey Cup Has Good Ratings For 2023 Game » November 22, 2023 9:54 am

Shorty Wave
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Great game and Green Day rocked, regardless of ratings!

SOWNY » Mad Magazine's Phony Radio Ad » November 16, 2023 9:03 am

Shorty Wave
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Thanks again for sharing RadioActive, spent some time checking out the archives you suggested, lots there!

SOWNY » Mad Magazine's Phony Radio Ad » November 15, 2023 10:04 am

Shorty Wave
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RadioActive wrote:

I still have a few old Mads and even one "Cracked," its presumed competitor. But the magazine hasn't been the same since DC took it over and started allowing - horror of horrors! - real ads!

 
There was also “Sick”, another humour magazine which I didn’t care for much, they had a knock off Alfred E. Neuman character which bugged me for some reason, bad design?

SOWNY » Mad Magazine's Phony Radio Ad » November 15, 2023 9:54 am

Shorty Wave
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Mad magazine was a big thing for me as a teenager in the 70s, Fold Ins, Snappy Answers, Don Martin,(Pweet!), Spy vs. Spy and much more. It was the gateway magazine to National Lampoon for me and I wish I had kept a few issues of each. Thanks for sharing RadioActive!

SOWNY » The Talk Show Guests You'd Rather Not Hear » November 15, 2023 9:16 am

Shorty Wave
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I say bring back Dave Trafford for the CFRB round tables, still not sure why they decided not to include him anymore, he was highly listenable, more so than most of their current pundits as you can see here!

SOWNY » The Demise of the Community Paper, Metroland Media » November 10, 2023 8:45 am

Shorty Wave
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Thanks for sharing Centerline. I miss getting the Scarborough Mirror!

SOWNY » See The World's First Pocket Record Player - From 1924! » November 8, 2023 9:07 am

Shorty Wave
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Impressive, thanks for sharing RadioActive!

SOWNY » Disfiguring Illness Forces Sportsnet's Jamie Campbell Off Air » October 31, 2023 7:31 am

Shorty Wave
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I wondered where he was. I wish him a speedy recovery.

SOWNY » Hitting The Post: Great Sounding Or Too Old Fashioned? » October 31, 2023 7:23 am

Shorty Wave
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Last Friday evening I was listening to Robbie Lane on AM740 and he still hits the post like a pro. It may be considered old school but it still works for me!

SOWNY » New "All Star" Canadian Group Brings Old 70s CanCon Back To Life » October 29, 2023 8:25 am

Shorty Wave
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I only know most of these 70s CanCon songs because AM740 still plays them, a lot! I look forward to hearing a fresh take on these Canadian pop classics.

SOWNY » Kudos to the CBC and The Fifth Estate » October 28, 2023 8:02 am

Shorty Wave
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She’s 82 and just had her world destroyed by the CBC. Sad at this stage of her life.

SOWNY » Documentary On The Rise Of MuchMusic at SXSW Film Festival » October 22, 2023 8:43 am

Shorty Wave
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Back during MuchMusic’s heydays the oft greedy record labels came up with the brilliant idea of charging MuchMusic for playing their videos. Moses Znaimer and John Martin balked at this concept and told the labels that they simply would not play their videos. The labels changed their tune quickly. Imagine getting free exposure for your artists and then wanting to be paid for it, as Eric Idle would say, “Greedy Bastards”.

Universal Music Canada should be embarrassed with this and consider how much they benefited financially in Canada from MM. They should be grateful that Sean Menard included them in his doc.
No wonder music labels are not that significant anymore. Good thing. Remember how they fleeced us with the price of CDs??!

SOWNY » CFAJ 1220 Makes Radio Vet's List Of "Most Intriguing Stations Of 2023" » October 15, 2023 7:54 am

Shorty Wave
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paterson1 wrote:

I wonder if Sean has ever included Zoomer Radio AM 740 on past lists.  An even more eclectic mix of oldies and standards, and a station that has great on air talent and content.  Zoomer is unique. 

 
Couldn’t agree more with you paterson1. AM740 plays oldies you’re not going to hear elsewhere and their on air talent are real personalities! As well, their newscast are fairly thorough, not bite size headlines like most AM newscast these days. Been listening for years.

SOWNY » CBC Radio: The End Of The Long Dash » October 11, 2023 9:02 am

Shorty Wave
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RadioActive wrote:

Or perhaps the CBC could replace it at 1 PM with the Guess Who's "No Time." And it would be CanCon!

 
Bingo!

SOWNY » CBC Radio: The End Of The Long Dash » October 11, 2023 8:57 am

Shorty Wave
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RadioActive wrote:

Well, there's always CHU, Canada's Time Station.

A friend and I always used to do this ridiculous sketch about CHU, where people would call up and request their favourite time.

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"Yes, I'd like to hear 5:54 PM please."

"We'll get it on in about an hour, sir. Anyone you want to dedicate it to?"

"Yes, my girlfriend Sophie, who accused me of being late for dinner."

"OK, we'll do it for Sophie. What's your favourite radio station all the time?"

"CHU Canada!"

"Yours, mine and hours!"

Beep!
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It was a stupid idea then and it's just as stupid now. But it always made us laugh anyway!

Made me chuckle! Mind you, another song request could be 8:15 by the Guess Who…..!
 

SOWNY » John Moore Celebrates 14 Years On NT1010 Morning Show » October 6, 2023 8:37 am

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RadioActive wrote:

Oct. 5th marks exactly 14 years since John Moore moved from afternoons to mornings on CFRB.

So congrats to Mr. Moore. Despite some talented competition, he's still my go-to first choice in the AM.

 
Couldn’t agree more with you RadioActive, John Moore is my AM go-to as well, hate it when he’s on vacation!

SOWNY » Amateur Coverage of Rock of Fame Performances From Youtube. » October 1, 2023 8:41 am

Shorty Wave
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Thanks for sharing this SpinningWheel. This site has a lot of live perf videos, quite impressive! Have bookmarked it, thanks again!

SOWNY » ET Canada cancelled by Global » September 29, 2023 7:24 am

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Sad. So many jobs lost. I wish them all the best.

SOWNY » Documentary On The Rise Of MuchMusic at SXSW Film Festival » September 24, 2023 9:41 am

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ThatEricAlper wrote:

If anyone would like to go to the premiere this Friday at Roy Thomson Hall, I’d be happy to get you +1 on the guest list. I have a handful of tickets left. Red Carpet is at 7pm, doc at 8pm.
Don’t worry, I won’t ask for your username. Deadline is this Wednesday at 9pmET, and hope to see you there! Eric@ThatEricAlper.com

Thank you so much for the tickets Eric, I took a trip down memory lane! There was even a clip of a promo I worked on back in the day, wow. I think all MuchMusic fans from the 80s/90s will appreciate this doc.
I also saw people I worked with at Much over 20 years ago, and we all agreed we had the time of our lives, never again to be repeated.

Thanks again Eric, made my week and great job filmmaker Sean Menard, you nailed it!
 

SOWNY » Metroland seeks bankruptcy protection, lays off 605 » September 16, 2023 7:45 am

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georgio1 wrote:

paterson1 wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

 

Gee RA, the only shameful thing I see is your biased and foolish over the top comments  

Do paterson1's frequent attacks on the board monitor make anyone else extremely uncomfortable or am I too sensitive?
 

 
You’re not too sensitive, but I salute RadioActive for handling it so well as it has been going on for a while.
Paterson1 obviously has issues with RA and we all have to read about it.

SOWNY » Not Fade Away...Stones Release New Album Today With Live Stream » September 7, 2023 9:28 am

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Looking for their next “Start Me Up”, not bad though! The vintage clips are great.

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