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SOWNY » Buffalo News: When Irv, Rick And Tom Were Buffalo Broadcast Royalty » April 7, 2020 11:59 am

How many have "Move Closer to Your World" as your ringtone? Best News intro ever!

SOWNY » What is Your Choice for the Greatest Top 40 Radio Station of All Time? » January 17, 2020 5:41 pm

When you lived 60 miles north of Trawna, I have to say CHUM & CFTR for the music and personalities but late nights (mid-6a), when CHUM powered down, it would be WBZ (1030) out of Boston. I know it's not top 40 but Larry Glick (& I know there are Glicknicks still around) was an entertainer and personality who created theatre of the mind every time he was on the air. At least we can access airchecks to rekindle our love for these influencers on our life.

SOWNY » iHeart Radio U.S. Goes On "Employee Dislocation" Firing Spree » January 15, 2020 6:51 pm

On second thought, isn't "iHeart" an oxymoron? You can't have heart and gut the lifeblood of a station. This move was done by the smart people who have brains. But then again as the Tin Man said: "brains do not make one happy and happiness is the best thing in the world."

SOWNY » iHeart Radio U.S. Goes On "Employee Dislocation" Firing Spree » January 15, 2020 11:45 am

When you take the "humanity" (a living being) out of radio, you lose that personal connection with the listener. I'm a radio dinosaur, when social media connections supersede the landline and face-to-face to interact with listeners becomes management's mantra, its time to sign off. For most with well over a quarter C in the biz, it was a good ride and I pine for the days when I could project and hit the post. Classic hit stations are too limited in their playlists and the announcers are too far removed from the music. Nothing locally that really grabs me. I want to remain loyal to terrestrial however after a "Sirius" test, I must admit satellite radio satisfies my listening desires. So where am I going with this or is it a ramblin' man spewing. No, it's a cry out to management/ownership to program to those in their senior years. Those who valued radio and the enjoyment and memories they received. Seniors are becoming the largest segment of the population and have the $ to support advertisers (are your listening Sales). But as management has told me, it's an interesting idea. Oh well. As a true Trawna jock once said, "come get me mother".

SOWNY » Family Feud Canada » December 27, 2019 12:26 pm

Why do we have copy the Excited States? It's somewhat embarrassing in that the second place team receives $200 worth of board games and a hearty handshake. At least we can hold our heads high in that the Yanks copied "Dragon's Den" Maybe the US could reboot "Littlest Hobo", the Beachcombers", "Reach for the Top" or "the Forrest Rangers"

SOWNY » An Observation About Local Radio On Christmas Day » December 27, 2019 12:19 pm

In the "cookie cutter" small markets, there's no local news and if any announcing, it's all VT's. Many have syndicated programs or run a jukebox. News preps for this time weeks before with stories to run pre and post Christmas. Stations rely on their social media platforms to update audience. Unless you're in the major markets, the sad fact is, there is little use being live. 

SOWNY » Is Don Cherry's Ouster Killing Hockey Night In Canada's Ratings? » December 27, 2019 12:08 pm

I certainly don't tune into HNIC like I used to and I absolutely detest "the Social".

SOWNY » Listeners Outraged Over Threat To Their Favourite Radio Station » April 6, 2018 6:36 pm

I too am a "Glick-nick" and still a member of his long-time digital tribute club. Bottom line for listeners, go after the station's advertisers. Tell them, listeners will boycott any business that advertises with the station when it flips to iHeart. We can't roll back the clock to when BZ ruled the night with Guy Manella & Calling All Sports Jerry Williams talk show and Larry Glick's all night get-together. P1's are pee o'd   Radio needs listeners but radio is also a business, and like any business they need money to operate. So tell the business people where the buck is going and it's not with them IF BZ crashes.

SOWNY » Your/My Televison Debut... » January 26, 2018 11:42 am

Unc, I too spent countless hours up "littles hill" at Ralph's place what with RR and later the Lindell's and "Make Mine Country" yee haw

SOWNY » Gone But Not Forgotten » December 28, 2017 10:54 am

Dale, thanks for your tribute and all you do to keep broadcasters up to date. May I add one more name; Terry Robert Fleming passed Apr. 17 in Campbell River B.C. Google to find his extensive broadcast history

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