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SOWNY » The 100 Best Sitcoms Of All Time As Chosen By Rolling Stone Magazine » May 10, 2021 12:57 pm

alangee
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Like most of Rolling Stone’s lists, this one is so totally subjective and off the mark. Ken Levine who wrote for MASH, Cheers, Frasier and other great sitcoms has an excellent review of the list.
 
http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2021/05/top-100-sitcoms-of-all-time-really.html

SOWNY » An Incredible Documentary On The Wrecking Crew Is Free Online » May 1, 2021 11:02 am

alangee
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mace wrote:

alangee wrote:

Would any of these VPN apps work if you're going through a Rogers router/modem?

Yes. My internet service comes from Rogers. Nord VPN has introductory offer of 2 years for $89 US. Express VPN is a bit more expensive. Their beginner's offer is 15 months for the price of 12. $100 US.

Thanks, Mace. I'll give it a go!!
 

SOWNY » An Incredible Documentary On The Wrecking Crew Is Free Online » May 1, 2021 10:35 am

alangee
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Would any of these VPN apps work if you're going through a Rogers router/modem?

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » April 20, 2021 9:01 am

alangee
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Mildly annoying. I used my TextNow app on my Rogers phone and had no problems at all.

SOWNY » Limbaugh is dead » February 17, 2021 9:39 pm

alangee
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Limbaugh saved AM radio just like reality TV saved TV. Limbaugh needed radio more than radio needed him. Radio would have done much better without him.

SOWNY » Big Bell Bloodbath Hits Properties In Toronto - 210 Positions Cut » February 3, 2021 11:30 am

alangee
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AT least 1010  still has the right wing George Noory and his Coast to Coast wackadoodles gracing the overnight airwaves. Get rid of the true news and keep the conspiracy theorists. Great radio, Bell.

SOWNY » In-depth RPM article on CKFH from February 1969 » January 30, 2021 10:32 am

alangee
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What a great article.  I remember a lot of those guys. It was around that time, and mainly because of CKFH that my days of listening to CHUM were drawing to a close. One of my fondest memories of FH was one afternoon Don Daynard played Driving Wheel by Tom Rush and talked about how much he liked Rush and his music. For sure that had to be the only AM station in Toronto that played him. Anyway, that weekend I went down to Sam's and picked up Rush's album and I've been a huge fan of his ever since.

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » January 17, 2021 12:23 pm

alangee
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After the election it was like every 10 minutes Wolf Blitzer would announce, "Joe Biden has 306 electoral votes. He needed 270 to win." Now every other person is announcing that the Senate needs 17 Republicans to vote for the president to be removed, followed by asking whomever, "Do you think 17 Republicans will go along with it'? Like anybody knows for sure.

SOWNY » TSN 1050 Sounds Awful » January 17, 2021 12:17 pm

alangee
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It's sounds okay online on Radio Garden. That must be the studio feed. Hearing that it sounds so bad on the air, I'd guess something bad on the way to, or at the transmitter.

SOWNY » John "J.D." Roberts Going Back To His Anchor Roots On Fox News » January 16, 2021 5:32 pm

alangee
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I hate CNN. I'm forced to watch it hours on end because my wife is American and what has been going on down there has understandably been very disturbing to her. As bad as FOX is, CNN does a great job of encouraging the paranoia and fear as well. Like it has been said here earlier, it's often the same story over and over. It's the same videos, the same interviews, the same talking heads being repeated ad nauseam. Most of the prognosticators don't have a clue as to what's going to happen. "Breaking News" is so old it is shattered. And, yes, watching CNN, you'd think the U.S. is the only country in the world and there is nothing else going on. Oh, and J.D. Roberts, he's as bing a putz as most of the FOX a-holes.

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » January 11, 2021 11:09 am

alangee
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Very true. These are strange times. I guess in better times, when truth is in fact truth we wouldn't have to worry about what direction the political winds blow. In a perfect world we wouldn't be having this debate!

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » January 11, 2021 10:44 am

alangee
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Good on Brian Phillips. Cumulus is a private company as is Twitter et all. They can do what they want.

RA, what would you do to users who made outright hideous false accusations against other members of this board. Would you allow that to go on? I doubt it. I'm all for free speech too, but there are limits especially when it results in the death.

SOWNY » POLL: Is it time to end conspiracy shows on radio? » January 11, 2021 9:27 am

alangee
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YES - If it is filled with lies and hate and incites violence that is not the purpose of free speech.

SOWNY » First "Baby, It's Cold Outside", now "The Christmas Song"? » December 24, 2020 9:56 pm

alangee
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White Christmas is in trouble because Black Christmas matters.

SOWNY » Tings and this and that » December 18, 2020 11:09 pm

alangee
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Muffaraw Joe wrote:



Last week I tuned into Q107...and after 3 days...I heard the same songs 2 to 3 times. is it me or is their playlist really limited...wow...if I tuned in regularly, I would be bored within a week. Has anyone else found this to be true of the mighty Q? Or not so mighty...
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Back in the pre-COVID days when I was still working at the office, I was subjected to the painful repetitiveness of music on 97.3.  So many of the same old tired songs over and over and over. They played Elton John so much, I almost thought he must own the station. I haven't listened to 97.3 since March. My blood pressure has dropped significantly and I'm enjoying some great radio stations from Dublin Ireland on the Radio Garden app.

SOWNY » Supriya Dwivedi Makes Tearful Farewell To GNR640 After Online Threats » December 2, 2020 10:29 pm

alangee
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Corus's legal response as stated in the Star, if true, is appalling. Supriya was a smart lady working at a stupid station.

SOWNY » The late Doug Riley- aka Dr. Music given lifetime achievement award » November 19, 2020 8:52 pm

alangee
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Doug Riley along with Terry Brown produced a favourite of mine, "When I Die" by Motherlode.

SOWNY » Who Gets Your Vote For U.S. Election Coverage? » November 4, 2020 8:30 am

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My wife is American and pro Biden. All she wanted to watch was CNN. It's obvious they were pulling for Biden (so was I) but to me they were all a bunch of talking heads who didn't have a clue as to what was going to happen. Their pre-occupation with the maps and all the paths to here and all the paths to there drove me up a wall. I was out like a light by 11. It was nice to hear John Moore and his sanity this morning.

SOWNY » Here We Go Again: CHFI Goes All Xmas At 5 PM Monday » November 2, 2020 9:06 pm

alangee
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RadioActive wrote:

. . .

I have to admit I don't think I'll ever get used to hearing other station call letters or branding on a sister outlet. It still sounds weird to me. . .

Years ago when I used to op for Ed Needham at CFRB, he'd go ballistic every time RB played a commercial for CBC. He felt that there was no place for advertising any other station, radio or tv.
 

SOWNY » CITY News commercials are the worst » October 31, 2020 9:29 am

alangee
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RadioActive wrote:

I haven't seen the ones you're talking about, so I can't comment. . . 

I see the commercials whenever my wife is watching CNN. They are on often.

It starts with a female CITY reporter, "COVID" is not an equal opportunity crisis" 
followed by a woman sayin she is being punished for being disabled
followed by female CITY reporter " having the title of Dr doesn't prevent black health care workers from discrimination"
followed by female black health care worker promoting change
followed by female CITY reporter "backed up government system has forced one family on the street"
followed by distraught woman crying about being out on the street
 and then lauding that CITY is the winner of best local newscast from the Canadian Screen Awards.

These may all be valid talking points, but packed all together in one commercial comes across (at least to me) as being whiney, shrill and saying that the only news worth talking about is what a terrible and oppressive society we live in.
 

SOWNY » CITY News commercials are the worst » October 30, 2020 5:01 pm

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I don't know if those commercials are supposed to be reflecting what's going on in Toronto, or across Canada in general, but they sure make Toronto or other cities in Canada a terrible places to live. I agree that life can be tough, but the news is more than just a bitch, whine and complain session. I'll admit I haven't watched CITY news in a long time, but if it is anything like their commercials, I will never want to.

SOWNY » Why is AM radio still around? » October 28, 2020 8:24 pm

alangee
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The immediacy and the personality of radio lives on AM. The magic of radio lives on AM.

SOWNY » Cellino & Barnes » October 3, 2020 11:20 am

alangee
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I'm sure anyone who has regularly travelled I-190 has seen the Cellino and Barnes billboard for years.

SOWNY » What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend? » September 9, 2020 8:45 pm

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Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Down to the Moon - Andreas Vollenweider
Captain and Me - Doobie Brothers
Crown of Creation - Jefferson Airplane
Now & Then - Carpenters
Electric Bath - Don Ellis
Turn of a Friendly Card - Alan Parsons
Abandoned Luncheonette - Hall and Oates
Best of the Beach Boys Vol 1
Homecoming - America
 

SOWNY » Live TV Streaming Reaches Canada as Netflix Alternative » August 4, 2020 7:39 pm

alangee
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Between IPTV for $17/month and regular cable, we don't have nearly enough time to watch everything we'd like to.

SOWNY » The Week That No One’s Working In Toronto Talk Radio » August 4, 2020 7:24 pm

alangee
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I think Supriya has been doing a very admirable job on 640. I think she sounds a bit more relaxed when she's working with Stafford. If nothing else, she's a smart lady and I appreciate her intelligence first thing in the morning.

SOWNY » What Was The Best TV Show Airing During The Year You Were Born? » July 29, 2020 9:36 pm

alangee
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The article made me want to look at other shows that started the year I was born (1953). Some that I ended up watching when I was a little older, or at least the people who were in them, that started that year were The Danny Thomas Show,  The Tonight Show with Steve Allen and also coincidentally the Jack Paar Show and the Johnny Carson Show.

SOWNY » Oakley Show » July 21, 2020 9:26 pm

alangee
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From Mike himself. I hope it's a weird joke.

https://www.facebook.com/mike.stafford.507

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