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SOWNY » So ... » August 2, 2019 4:31 pm

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Lisa Hepfner from CHCH is guilty of this during every live hit. Normally she starts off with "So yeah..." I see it coming every time and she always delivers. She's a good reporter otherwise.

SOWNY » Colleen Rusholme to Ottawa » June 20, 2019 10:38 pm

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Months after being installed as Energy 95.3 Afternoon Announcer (after being removed from the morning slot), Colleen Rusholme is leaving the station to co-host mornings on Boom 99.7 in Ottawa.

Side note: I did not realize both Corus and Stingray have Boom-branded radio station, with the same logo.

SOWNY » Energy 95.3 mornings » May 12, 2019 12:57 am

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Was just browsing K-Lite's website and saw this at the bottom of the "shows" page. Looks like Darrin Laidman is doing weekends for the station now. Considering it's Bell, he could be doing a few stations for all I know.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2i24lqe.png

SOWNY » Energy 95.3 mornings » March 25, 2019 4:49 pm

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Oh fuck! Really! Did they really get the job? I do see they are both teasing on Twitter.

The girls at work would turn on Virgin after I left for the day, so the next morning, I would walk in and hear Tucker. I couldn't stand it. And Maura's just there to laugh, because every single thing Tucker says is hilarious to her. Annoying. His voice is irritating.

Don't care, as I'm not a fan of that music. But as a Hamiltonian, they better be doing the show from the station, and not beaming in from Toronto.

SOWNY » 95.3 Fresh FM » March 15, 2019 4:37 pm

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Was it his choice? And is his co-host Colleen gone as well?

Just checked the Fresh FM website, and their picture is gone from the "Shows" page. Checking their Twitter pages, both of them (and their producer) don't update very often, so no details from Twitter. Twitter is the only social media I have, so that's it.

I've never listened to Fresh Radio. I was a fan when it was Country 95.3. Colleen was morning co-host then, but let go when they became Vinyl 95.3, and returned when Fresh FM arrived. Not that it matters much to me, I mostly listen to KX94.7 for my country fix.
 

SOWNY » Jennifer Valentyne joins Global News » February 12, 2019 6:37 pm

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Was just reading this on Milkman and it doesn't seem to be mentioned here yet.

Global News is relaunching their morning show in early March, and Jennifer Valentyne will co-host, along with current 11pm co-anchor Antony Robart. It will be called Global News Morning Toronto.

As an aside, didn't they have this a few years back, and ratings sucked, so they aired CHCH Morning Live until Canwest sold CHCH? Actually that must be over 10 years ago, I think Channel Zero got CHCH in 2009. Anyway, back to the story:

A couple of anchor and reporter moves are also mentioned, such as Marianne Dimain joining the morning show as a community reporter. You can read the news from Milkman here:

https://www.milkmanunlimited.com/milkmanunlimited/jennifer-valentyne-returns-to-morning-tv

Here's the thing. At the end of January, also on Milkman, Corus announced the expansion of the national Morning Show to one hour. That isn't mentioned at all in the link above. But for your information, here was the link, once again from Milkman, about the Morning Show extension back in January:

https://www.milkmanunlimited.com/milkmanunlimited/global-expands-the-morning-show

Do you believe they will be keeping both morning shows?

SOWNY » ?? Coming This Monday: Radio Announcements re: Wylde and Blundell » December 25, 2018 9:36 pm

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No official announcement, but Adam Wylde has posted some cryptic tweets on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AdamWylde).

Dec 24 posted "New chapter starts in..." with a gif of someone shutting off the alarm on their cellphone in the middle of the night. And then only a few hours ago (Dec 25), another gif of someone putting toothpaste on a toothbrush.

He's clearly referencing mornings, and some on the tweety have responded saying he's heading to Virgin 99.9. Some others hope he goes to sports talk radio.

Both gifs have a countdown. The first one showed 9, the second 8. If he does one a day until down to 1, that would give him a potential launch date of "the next chapter" of January 2, 2019.

SOWNY » Mike Bullard Returns To GTA Radio » October 28, 2018 10:00 pm

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The latest post from Facebook:
Sauga 960 AM 8 hrs ·
How exciting, daily Monday to Friday programming begins Monday Oct 29th at 9 am.
The Marc Patrone Show 9 am to 11 am Politics and Business
The Mid Day Show with Norm Murray and Martha Kruk Lifestyle and Entertainment.
Foster & Decker 2 pm to 4 pm Conversation that will amaze you.
The Getaway with Mike Bullard and Lawrence Morganstern 4 pm to 7 pm Your Drive home show, entertaining to no end.
Sauga 960AM www.sauga960am.ca

SOWNY » Mike Bullard Returns To GTA Radio » October 28, 2018 9:59 pm

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cash wrote:

does this station have a website ??

Their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sauga960AM/  references https://sauga960am.ca/

Nothing on it right now besides an audio feed.

SOWNY » Few OTA Broadcasters Providing On-Going Election Coverage Monday » October 21, 2018 7:54 pm

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CHCH did the same thing during the last municipal election. But local community channel Cable 14 had them beat in calling the winners before they even got on the air at 10pm.

SOWNY » Brother-Sister act takes over Edge mornings » September 23, 2018 3:58 pm

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Yes. If you read the link to Broadcast Dialogue in the first post on this topic by Johnny B, they are clearly identified as RUBY and ALEX.

SOWNY » CTV Toronto weekend news » September 11, 2018 4:38 pm

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CP24 reporter/anchor Nick Dixon is the new co-anchor of the weekend news at CTV Toronto starting in October. He tweeted that last week (after Colin D'Mello did).

I have a feeling he will replace Ken. He must be near the end.

Then he and Michelle can be reunited. After Dan McLean retired, they co-anchored Hamilton's CHCH Evening News together.

SOWNY » Morning Show out at 102.1 the Edge » August 3, 2018 7:36 pm

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According to TorontoMike.com, also exiting The Edge is Fearless Fred. But he's heading to afternoon drive at Q107.

SOWNY » Global Snaps Up CP24 Host » May 29, 2018 10:34 pm

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From Milkman:

Travis Dhanraj is Global's new Queen's Park Bureau Chief. He was (still is?) part of the lawsuit filed by Patrick Brown against CTV News.

http://www.milkmanunlimited.com/Tuned_In/Entries/2018/5/29_Global_Snaps_Up_CP24_Host.html

SOWNY » Get Ready For Your TV, Radio - & Phones - To Be Interrupted May 7th » May 14, 2018 4:06 pm

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I was in the break room at work when it happened. I could hear my co-workers cell phones all going off in their lockers. However, mine did not. My phone did not get the test alert last week, or today's Amber Alert. A co-worker was on her phone, I asked if she also got the alert, she did (but didn't read it, she thought it was another test).

Maybe my phone is just old.

SOWNY » CHCH and City » December 4, 2017 7:01 pm

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It was the #MeToo rally/protest in Toronto.

SOWNY » Another Big U.S. Network Name In Trouble - But Not For A Sex Scandal » December 3, 2017 1:02 am

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Odd Trump has tweeted about this particular situation.

SOWNY » CHCH and City » December 3, 2017 1:00 am

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Tonight on the CHCH weekend news, they were using streeter interviews from City. The City mic was clearly in the shot. I've noticed City footage before on CHCH, but usually on the weekend news only. Do they have some deal together?

SOWNY » $1,000,000 for CHCH staff fired in December 2015 » March 28, 2017 8:17 pm

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Channel Zero (or Channel 11 LP - a Channel Zero company), the parent company of CHCH in Hamilton, have admitted they were involved in unfair labour practices as part of a settlement for former staff terminated in a restructuring that cut a lot of local news hours in December 2015.

The settlement will give $1,000,000 paid out over two years to those terminated. Any employee who was hired back after the bankruptcy at a new company to replace the bankrupt one, will not receive any of this settlement.

I have attached the stories from The Hamilton Spectator and CBC Hamilton. It looks like a collective bargaining agreement is back in play at the station, while none of the former employees had a say in what they will end up getting. The Unifor union rep says this will give former staff less than they were entitled to under the collective agreement, but more than they would have received since the company went bankrupt.

CBC Hamilton: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/1m-settlement-reached-for-fired-chch-workers-1.4042989

The Hamilton Spectator: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7211861-settlement-reached-between-channel-zero-and-unifor/

The Hamilton Spectator: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7211722-fired-chch-workers-to-share-1-million-settlement/

SOWNY » CHCH sells building » November 8, 2016 10:24 am

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Some details about the sale of CHCH, courtesy of Paul Wilson in The Hamilton Spectator.

The building will be owned by a company called Television City Inc. Wilson says the deal will close next week, with the purchase price being $7 Million. I thought details were hidden under a confidentiality agreement. 

CHCH will rent half the building for the next two and a half years.

http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/6952247-paul-wilson-history-on-the-hill-rolls-on-goodbye-chch-hello-television-city/

SOWNY » CHCH is bringing weekend news back... » October 22, 2016 5:32 pm

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Tonight CHCH tweeted that Nicole Martin will be the weekend anchor. I knew it. They have had her filling in, co-anchoring on the morning and evening news whenever they could for the last few months.

I find her annoying. She always talks louder than her co-anchor. And her eyes are always bulging every few words. But it's only a half-hour, so she'll be on screen for maybe 10 minutes.

Kate Carnegie was the weekend anchor before the bankruptcy. I didn't prefer her either, but I got used to her. She's still at CHCH, so I wonder how she feels, not getting that role back.

SOWNY » Caledonia station launches new format today! » September 1, 2016 12:00 pm

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CKJN-FM Country 92.9 is no more. As of today, Durham Radio closed it's acquisition of the Vista Radio station, and changed to CHTG-FM 92.9 The Grand, playing Classic Hits.

The station had a launch party at their location in Caledonia, and much of the on-air staff are experienced in the format and former CKOC personalities.

Peter Jaycock leads mornings, with former CKOC morning man/PD Ted Yates covering middays. Rock 'n' Ray Michaels returns to commercial radio to host the drive show. He most recently hosted an internet radio show on D-Moos. And Shelly Marriage rounds out the team doing evenings and weekends. She was most recently with CHCH, but went to on-call status when the station declared bankruptcy last December.

www.929thegrand.fm

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