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SOWNY » My Pillow » January 15, 2021 11:06 pm

Chrisphen
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Meh. No more than usual.

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » January 15, 2021 3:50 pm

Chrisphen
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Has anyone been dismissed yet? Or have the no-nonsense freedom-loving straight-shooters of right-wing talk radio bowed down in defeat to the whims of their superiors?

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » January 12, 2021 7:04 pm

Chrisphen
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Fox News is a black hole and his career disappeared into it.

SOWNY » Twitter permanently suspends President Donald Trump » January 8, 2021 8:37 pm

Chrisphen
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Twitter determined that he was no longer profitable.

SOWNY » More Cuts At Bell Media - But This Time, It's Management » January 6, 2021 9:25 am

Chrisphen
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Reasonable.

Most management functions (particularly at Bell) can be easily be fulfilled by a few hundred lines of shell script code written by a community college grad.

SOWNY » Entitlement and Egos alive and well on the airwaves » January 5, 2021 4:00 pm

Chrisphen
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newsguy1 wrote:

...his wonderful vacation in Florida...

The Teabagger's Mantra: "Give me pleasure and convenience or give me death! "

SOWNY » Cassette sales double in a year » January 4, 2021 1:40 pm

Chrisphen
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Radiowiz wrote:

I'm guessing Sonic Boom may have some new or used Cassette players, but if not, they DO have the cleaner:
https://www.sonicboommusic.com/products/am_clean_sound_cassette_cleaner_electronics?_pos=1&_sid=f21a503a0&_ss=r

I haven't been by their shop in about a year, but they did have some cheapie walkman-style cassette players for sale, complimenting their small section of new and used cassettes.

Y'know, for the Hipster Vanguard. 
 

SOWNY » Cassette sales double in a year » January 4, 2021 9:37 am

Chrisphen
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Thrift stores contain a bounty (or infestation) of old cassette decks of varying quality.

SOWNY » Toronto Star Front Page » January 2, 2021 7:52 pm

Chrisphen
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Prod Guy wrote:

Congratulations. You unloaded on a minimum wage call centre worker who had probably never even read the Star, much less had any control over the content and they didn't offer you a discount to keep you, is that it?

Sadly, no. It was an editor. I'm well aware that the canvassers and callers have no such association to the operation of the paper, but thanks!
 

SOWNY » Toronto Star Front Page » January 1, 2021 7:52 pm

Chrisphen
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It's OK. I cancelled the Star years back. When I told them why, they got snarky. They are now dead, barren ground. Foul soil.

SOWNY » 1010 Nooz! » December 30, 2020 10:56 pm

Chrisphen
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Will the company managers be checking to see if any of CFRB's on-air PR Professsional 'talent' are professionally involved in the ongoing crisis management? 

SOWNY » 1010 Nooz! » December 29, 2020 6:21 pm

Chrisphen
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Well call me Mister Surprised, but CFRB appears to have broken a story that wasn't either completely, embarrassingly irrelevant or outright fabricated. 

SOWNY » Bell's new national brand: "Move Radio" » December 27, 2020 4:30 pm

Chrisphen
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Thoughts and prayers, as is tradition.

SOWNY » CFRB's John Moore Really Does Know What's Cooking » December 23, 2020 9:59 pm

Chrisphen
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I have never met John Moore. He's fairly good as a radio personality.

SOWNY » Tings and this and that » December 22, 2020 10:03 am

Chrisphen
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You don't hear 'Come Out Ye Black and Tan' on the radio as often anymore.

SOWNY » CTV's New Holmes Family Effect Picked Up By Fox » December 16, 2020 12:33 pm

Chrisphen
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LongTimeLurker wrote:

The thing that set my dad off the most about Holmes was that he would go into a house to fix some renovation disaster and tear everything out, toss it and buy all new materials. My father was the original recycler and he always complained Holmes could have reused a lot of the materials, such as the lumber, and saved the homeowner a pile of money.
 

That wouldn't make the sponsors warm and fuzzy.
 

SOWNY » PRINT COVERAGE OF BROADCAST MEDIA » December 12, 2020 8:11 pm

Chrisphen
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Charlie wrote:

The Star has the 'Feminist-Socialist-Progressive-Minority-LGBTQ-Oppressed-Disabled-Disadvantaged-Pink Hair-Dying' demo cornered.  And that's just the Sports section.
 

Saucy.

SOWNY » BBM TIME » December 9, 2020 7:31 pm

Chrisphen
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640 can always rebrand as FRHR Radio: Talk Radio for Goys. They may pick up a few hundred more racists.

SOWNY » A LITTLE RED MEAT FOR CORPORATE BROADCAST HATERS » December 5, 2020 7:13 pm

Chrisphen
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Global's continued existence seems to be a crime against civilisation at this point. 

SOWNY » Supriya Dwivedi Makes Tearful Farewell To GNR640 After Online Threats » December 3, 2020 7:31 pm

Chrisphen
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paterson1 wrote:

...Don't know how many times I heard some of the hosts on Newstalk 1010 and AM 640 get away from the real story and just rant on about what a waste CBC was and how nobody likes or listens to them anyway.  Very self serving and not the actual story, but since it was CBC an easy target.. 

If anything, it's nothing new. The animosity has been there for decades; and for all the CBC's faults (there are many) this hatred is mostly unfounded.
 

SOWNY » Supriya Dwivedi Makes Tearful Farewell To GNR640 After Online Threats » December 3, 2020 6:11 pm

Chrisphen
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Will the PR hacks that swarm 640's talk panels disclaim any professional involvement with current ongoing crisis management Corus may be engaging in? Just curious.

SOWNY » Cartt.ca: BBC Canada Shutting Down By End Of The Year » December 3, 2020 11:37 am

Chrisphen
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A pity. Where else will I be able to watch endless re-runs of Top Gear?

SOWNY » Supriya Dwivedi Makes Tearful Farewell To GNR640 After Online Threats » December 3, 2020 10:45 am

Chrisphen
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paterson1 wrote:

The Star and the Sun should have been on this days ago, along with local CTV, CBC, City, Global and radio.  The Globe and Post could have given it some play by now as well but since their focus is more national not so prominent as it should have been locally.

You really think Postmedia's organs would touch this from any angle aside from Chorus' legal/PR teams?

SOWNY » Supriya Dwivedi Makes Tearful Farewell To GNR640 After Online Threats » December 2, 2020 9:06 pm

Chrisphen
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Is the SOWNY direct line to 640 open again? I know someone with vintage Radio South Africa records willing to let them go if the price it right.

SOWNY » Supriya Dwivedi Makes Tearful Farewell To GNR640 After Online Threats » December 2, 2020 11:29 am

Chrisphen
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Not all CFMJ boot boys carry ragged, dog-eared copies of The Turner Diaries to COVID closure protests. Some leave them at home.

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