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SOWNY » Another Bizarre Moment From The Toronto Star » January 1, 2020 11:02 am

Charlie
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RadioActive wrote:

I see now that it's been fixed after a couple of snarky online comments about the Star needing to hire proofreaders. 

What's interesting to me is that there's no correction noted at the bottom of the article. Public editor Kathy English regularly writes on the Star's transparency at correcting its mistakes so they're visible to readers and if anything in an article gets changed, it should be noted.

Does this not meet that criteria or is it just too embarrassing to admit what happened?

Somehow, it'll be Doug Ford's fault.
 

SOWNY » Happy New Year » December 31, 2019 6:29 pm

Charlie
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Great New Year's gifts today.  That total knob, and perpetual braggart caller, 'Terry, from Port Perry' got told off twice today.  Once, on whoever was subbing on 640 before noon, then again, by a guest on Jim Richard's show on 1010.  A nice ending to the year, to hear that jerk-off taken to task for once (or twice!)

SOWNY » Greg Brady Talks Sports On GNR640. But Should He? » December 24, 2019 4:00 pm

Charlie
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RadioActive wrote:

Your best bet is still Q107! Especially Stairway to Heaven. After all, couldn't Heaven be seen as part of a Christmas music theme?

And by the way, I should add that I still prefer Greg Brady (or anyone else) doing a live show, instead of the Jim Richards/Evan Soloman rerolls CFRB is airing as we inch closer to Christmas Eve. This is not unusual - happens every Dec. 24th & 25th - but these are the dullest 24-48 hours of radio for the entire year. 

Yup.
 

SOWNY » The Most Idiotic & Arrogant Thing Said On Local Radio In 2019 » December 10, 2019 5:49 pm

Charlie
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Lorne wrote:

Incredible. It would be good if she finds that she has even fewer sponsors as a result of what she said on that show.

She doesn't have a 'My Pillow' shilling gig, yet?
 

SOWNY » Who in your opinion won the election night media coverage? » October 22, 2019 5:09 pm

Charlie
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grilled.cheese wrote:

Twitter

Anybody who relies on Twitter for news is ill-informed, subject to bias, spin, and drunken (and or) stoned opinions.  No wonder this country is screwed.
 

SOWNY » Ya Know, Ya Know, Ya Know » October 19, 2019 1:24 pm

Charlie
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Doubly annoying is the oft-used combination of "I dunnow, y'know?"  There are many 'Y'know-it-alls' out there, largely  'panel' guests, who aren't professional radio voices, and not the actual host, but by far the worst offender is Kelly Cutrara on 640.  What's her excuse?

SOWNY » What's in the water at 640? » April 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Charlie
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Nothing to see, or hear here.  Move along.

SOWNY » When Kelly Met Mitzie » April 11, 2019 6:26 pm

Charlie
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Chrisphen wrote:

Throw in Christie "Y'Know" Blatchford and you've got the full set.

That's just too horrible to contemplate.
 

SOWNY » When Kelly Met Mitzie » April 11, 2019 4:28 pm

Charlie
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Just heard one of the surviving Ontario liberals, Mitzie Hunter, chatting with Oakley re the budget.  Let's hope she's never interviewed by Kelly Cutrara.  It might go something like this:
"We now welcome Mitzie Hunter, y'know, liberal MPP.  Welcome Mitzie!"
"Nice to, y'know, to be here, Kelly!"
"Y'know, y'know, y'know, y'know, y'know?"
"Y'know, y'know, y'know, y'know, and I might add, y'know, y'know, y'know!"
"Thanks for, y'know, being here, Mitzie!"
"Any, y'know, time, Kelly!"
Talk radio in 2019.
 

SOWNY » Ryan & Jay take over 'Moore In The Morning' next week » April 10, 2019 3:38 pm

Charlie
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betaylored wrote:

The lineup of guest hosts for the vacationing John Moore has been solid so far.

John Pole mentioned a few times this morning that the afternoon drive team from the Rush, Ryan Doyle and Jay Michaels will be taking over hosting the morning show next week.

There's no reason to believe that John Moore will not be returning, but if/when he decides to hang up the headphones, Ryan and Jay would be one of Newstalk's options for the morning show.

I don't know John, but would think that while he loves doing 'Moore In The Morning', the tight constraints of a morning show, little time to be creative, have interviews and conversations, would be frustrating.

Would there be a chance of John returning to afternoons, with the Rush guys staying in mornings? It would be less prestigious in a way, (in some people's opinion ) but he'd have Moore room to do the sort of show he did when he filled in for Evan Solomon that Friday afternoon. John clearly really enjoyed the looser format. Golf in the early morning, show prep, show in the afternoon...

I thought Trafford and Pohl did good jobs.  The tag team twins may be tiresome, but if it's a choice between them and the 'Moon Unit and Mike' show on 640, maybe I'll have to give them a shot.
 

SOWNY » Facebook Bans Faith Goldy » April 8, 2019 6:33 pm

Charlie
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Does Canada have freedom of expression, or not, and who decides what is right, and what is wrong?  I don't agree with most of what the alt-right espouses, but I don't agree with most of what the ultra-left espouses, either.  I want to hear all opinions, philosophies, prejudices and acceptances, and make up my own mind.  Shouldn't we all be able to decide for ourselves what we believe?  Isn't that what 'freedom' is all about?
 

SOWNY » Swearing On Air: Where Do You Draw The Line? » April 8, 2019 10:12 am

Charlie
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Last week on one of 1010's morning 'Roundtable' segments, one of the panelists was railing against the Carbon Tax or something, and angrily said 'God Damned' several times.  No big deal to me, but not the kind of thing you hear that often, even these days.

SOWNY » My Pillow » April 4, 2019 7:40 pm

Charlie
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I notice that Tasha Khierrddiann (sp) is still shilling this crap on 640, even though she's been off the air for a couple of months. She even drags her 'On The Spectrum' daughter in to flog them as well.  Shameless.
 

SOWNY » It is National Hug a Newsperson Day today » April 4, 2019 12:11 pm

Charlie
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Ms. C. wrote:

Conrad Black
Christie Blatchford
Rosie DiManno
Chantal Hebert

One doesn't have to agree with what a columnist writes, to find it thought-provoking.       

My favourite radio segment of the week is when Conrad Black joins John Oakley to chat about the latest headlines on Fridays.  Intelligent, measured, and honest radio.  Great stuff, if you haven't heard it.
 

SOWNY » It is National Hug a Newsperson Day today » April 4, 2019 9:32 am

Charlie
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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

April 4th is National Hug a Newsperson Day (formerly National Hug a Newsman Day).  Each year this day gives everyone the opportunity to say “thank you” and hug their local newsperson.The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that the word “newsman” dates back to 1596. They have been working hard for many years to bring us the news from around the world.

Here is the link to the  hug a newsperson website...

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-hug-a-newsman-day-april-4/

My question is... which newsperson would you hug and why?



Only real answers and not "fake" answers...

For me it would have been Peter Mansbridge...more out of respect for his work through the years...

  

I'd hug Dana Levenson, but I'm afraid she might break my ribs with her rippling 'Pythons'.


 

SOWNY » Jazz FM is bringing back 2 former hosts... » April 3, 2019 8:34 am

Charlie
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Scraps wrote:

Great. Bill King can go on and on about how awesome he is. 

Isn't he the ivory-tickling co-host on Woloshyn's weekly fireside chat?  You can appear on competing stations (not that I ever listen to Jazz)?
 

SOWNY » Well, there is more news on the SNC Lavalin affair, but... » March 30, 2019 6:00 pm

Charlie
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g121 wrote:

Anytime one ponders a change .. just remember that Conservatives no longer gives you a Davis, they now give you the likes of a Harris, a Harper, a Ford or a Trump.  Until the NDP ups their game to be a true national option, there is only one choice.

Green?  People's Party?  Who are you suggesting?
 

SOWNY » Mark Towhey Now Sun Editor In Chief; Will Stay On Radio » March 30, 2019 9:35 am

Charlie
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Seems like kind of an odd choice.  Does he have any newspaper business experience at all?  Doesn't that top position need at least a basic understanding of the industry, not to mention all its current challenges?  Oh well, good luck to him.

SOWNY » Why Was Barb DiGiulio Co-Hosting CFRB’s Morning Show Monday? » March 29, 2019 6:00 pm

Charlie
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Mr magoogain wrote:

Just read his Twitter

He’s taking April off. Burnt out and his dads health is to blame

He must have pretty solid job security.  Everybody has problems.
 

SOWNY » Goodbye, Kelly » March 29, 2019 10:02 am

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Listening to Cutrara on 640 this morning, interviewing some guy who wants to make a Toronto 'Neon Museum', I reached my limit.  Between the 2 of them, not a single sentence was uttered without someone saying 'Y'know' at least 3 times.  "Y'know, does Toronto have, y'know, a history of, y'know, Neon signs and other, y'know, Neon artifacts?"
"Well, Kelly, y'know, Toronto had, y'know, famous neon signs, y'know, up and down Yonge Street, on, y'know, bars, restaurants, clubs, y'know, that the city was, y'know, known for!"
Goodbye Kelly Cutrara.  Hello Tom McConnell.  Back to 640 at noon.

SOWNY » Why Was Barb DiGiulio Co-Hosting CFRB’s Morning Show Monday? » March 29, 2019 3:51 am

Charlie
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AspectRatio wrote:

On the episode posted today of Toronto Mike with guest Marc Weisblott (of the "12:36" newsletter), around the 70 minute mark, Marc recollects that there were two co-host tryouts with John Moore (one being Barb) and that Moore himself confided on-air he was "burned out" and that "he went to management" and told them he needed some help on the shift - then suddenly on vacation.

It'll be interesting to keep an eye on the slot and see what changes might transpire - and with a possible co-host?

"Moon Unit Zappa and Moore In The Morning!", to counter what's on offer over at 640.
 

SOWNY » Buddy Holly & Roy Orbison On Tour Again? » March 27, 2019 4:22 pm

Charlie
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When you get right down to it, it's not really different than watching old videos of deceased artists performing.  It's a projected image of dead singers.  Personally, I would never pay for a ticket to see a hologram, though.

SOWNY » Would You Take A High Paying Media Gig If It Ruined Your Future Rep? » March 27, 2019 3:45 am

Charlie
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Vanstone's future likely won't be affected negatively by her 'performances' on behalf of the Ford government, unless she ever applies for any kind of employment at the Toronto Star, who would probably have her arrested is she set foot on their property

SOWNY » The Best “Pauser” In Local Radio » March 25, 2019 10:27 am

Charlie
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I like McConnell, and often put him on in the morning when I can't take any more of Agar's bombast or Cutrara's irritating 'Y'know' habit.  Some of his regular callers are a bit much (Sonny from Richmond Hill is a daily annoyance), but he's a breath of fresh air from the usual Toronto suspects.

SOWNY » Whatever Happened To The Fan 590's Howard Berger? » March 21, 2019 3:49 pm

Charlie
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Sports media would probably be Berger's first choice, but there's more job security, and probably money, in the 'death' business than in a dying business.

SOWNY » Why Was Barb DiGiulio Co-Hosting CFRB’s Morning Show Monday? » March 20, 2019 9:46 pm

Charlie
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Mr magoogain wrote:

What would Bill Carroll say

"It's all about.... FAMILY!"
 

SOWNY » I Dunno, Y'Know? » March 19, 2019 7:21 am

Charlie
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Heard several times on 1010's Round Table this morning;  Panelists beginning a comment with "I dunno", followed by the usual number of "Y'know"s thrown in for good measure.  Let me get this straight; YOU don't know, but WE know, so what is the point of having you offering opinions?

SOWNY » Where Most Of Those Radio Talk Show Topics Come From » March 18, 2019 5:17 pm

Charlie
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Of course talk radio steals from newspapers.  They always have.  They also steal from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and any other medium that is spitting out material for the masses. They don't have the resources to actually break stories, or bother to research anything.  I accept that.  Half the people on radio these days have connections to newspapers, so there is some give and take. 

SOWNY » Well, this will spark debate...Who has the best voice? Men or Women? » March 15, 2019 6:31 pm

Charlie
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Male or female matters not.  Intelligence, intuition and reason matter most, and not saying 'Y'know' every 5 seconds helps, too.  That narrows down the competition.

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