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SOWNY » Next Friday: John Moore and Jerry Agar Switch Shows » October 15, 2022 8:30 pm

RadioActive wrote:

I'm looking forward to this. Moore talking to the public for three hours without the burden of the usual busy morning pace should be a fascinating listen. I have no doubt he'll do it very well. But it's always interesting to hear someone out of their comfort zone. I'll be tuning in for sure. (If only Robert Turner could produce it, it would be perfect!)

Not his first rodeo. He did the drive home show in the afternoon previously and took a lot of calls then.

SOWNY » CFRB Rebrands As CTV News Toronto - Although NT1010 Remains » March 8, 2021 4:46 pm

geo wrote:

Justalistener wrote:

   It's not about ratings but PROFIT   

Are they not related?

Not necessarily the way you're thinking. Depends on how responsive demand is the change. They think the cost reduction will effect the bottom line more then lost listeners will.

SOWNY » CFRB Rebrands As CTV News Toronto - Although NT1010 Remains » March 8, 2021 2:56 pm

AMFM wrote:

So how will this increase listener ship?  As one very famous PD once said to me. 

It's not about ratings but PROFIT.
Rating may fall but not as much as costs. Shareholder win!!!!

Their view, not mine.

SOWNY » What The Media Will Do The Day Queen Elizabeth Dies » March 1, 2021 11:44 am

Newstalk 1010 will have a Breaking News Alert!

SOWNY » John Moore Reveals He Was Once Placed Under Arrest » February 23, 2021 12:48 pm

Now JM is someone I wouldn’t mind seeing the bottom of a bottle with.
I suspect he has some pretty good stories that may need a little encouragement falling off the tongue.

SOWNY » Okay time to shake it up, It's all 70's weekend, what is your fave hit » May 2, 2020 6:54 pm

1970.....Chicago.....25 or 6 to 4

1978.....Dire Straits.....Sultans Of Swing

1970.....Blues Image....Ride Captain Ride


SOWNY » Okay time to shake it up, It's all 70's weekend, what is your fave hit » May 1, 2020 6:32 pm

The '70s was the apex of rock.
Some of my Driving Music...

1976.....(Don't Fear) The Reaper.....Blue Oyster Cult

1969 (close enough).....Smoke On The Water (Live).....Deep Purple

1972.....Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress).....The Hollies   

SOWNY » Brutal ... » March 21, 2020 6:30 pm

Jay Baxter wrote:

...How far can you ride having been an assistant to a certain disaster of a mayor?

Apparently into a position as Editor-in Chief of Sun News despite no journalism experience. But that didn't last, for some reason.

SOWNY » A Radio Station That Celebrates Its History - Unlike CFRB » January 13, 2020 8:12 pm

Or maybe it's nothing more complicated than Bell Media, owners of 1010 now, doesn't want to give any publicity to Rogers. It was Ted Rogers who started CFRB, was it not?

SOWNY » 680 News Having A Rough Start To 2020 » January 1, 2020 1:35 pm

It was a little rough the other day as well - missed cues, etc
The best most experienced production staff usually has the most seniority when it comes to holiday vacation time. Bound to be some hiccups.

SOWNY » Ya Know, Ya Know, Ya Know » October 19, 2019 7:37 pm

Yes, it's all annoying but as long as they don't end every sentence with a "?", I'm good.
You've gotta pick your battles.

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010 news » September 5, 2019 10:14 pm

Chrisphen wrote:

It does seem 1010's news department is becoming increasingly Mickey Mouse. I wonder why?

Could it be because there's no Dave Agar in the Dave Agar Newsroom?

SOWNY » Who Do Use Use For TV, Internet & Phone ... » April 12, 2019 4:39 pm

Looking at changing. Thinking digital antenna for tv. So I am actively watching this thread.

SOWNY » Toronto Star Among Newspapers That Ran Comic Strip With Trump F-Bomb » February 12, 2019 4:00 pm

RadioActive wrote:

...and if truth be told, I tend to lean more right than left on a lot of issues so it isn't about ideology at all. It's about the needless insults, "libtard" and "snowflake" references.

It's not about what is said as much as how it's said. I'll always welcome a factual and well-constructed argument regardless what side it epitomizes.

SOWNY » Jim Richards Breaks Down On CFRB Over Friend's Suicide » February 10, 2019 10:51 pm

Muffaraw Joe wrote:

... and if memory serves me correctly, I think he lost a friend to suicide too. 

I think it was his brother-in-law.

SOWNY » Being Frank Returns » December 2, 2018 1:28 pm

I guess his $ is still good.

SOWNY » Former CRTC Commissioner Now A Talk Show Host On CKNT » November 28, 2018 11:58 am

Does he take calls? If he does, call in and ask him. Wonder no more. 
May make for an interesting discussion.

SOWNY » For those of us of a certain age... » November 23, 2018 2:28 pm

The Exchange with Matt Gurney did an extensive segment on it including live and breaking news audio clips from the news reporting at the time.

SOWNY » Peter Shurman Reverses The Talk Show Method » October 23, 2018 12:08 pm

RadioActive wrote:

Usually when Peter Shurman is on the air on 640, he's soliciting calls...

That made me chuckle.
To me, Shurman's usual "method" seems to be to take a caller, cut them off after five or ten seconds and launch into another monologue until the next station break. The man loves the sound of his own voice.

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010's 'Moore In The Morning' 9 Year Anniversary » October 10, 2018 3:46 pm

WilliamT wrote:

Justalistener wrote:

Dial Twister wrote:

Agreed...the very definition of angry-old-man radio.

9am.That's when 1010 loses me and often for the rest of the day. I like Jim and Solomon but unless I'm in the car it's often too much of a bother to switch back.

Maybe try pushing your car seat closer to the steering wheel.

Think you misread. But maybe I can put a car stereo in my kitchen.

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010's 'Moore In The Morning' 9 Year Anniversary » October 8, 2018 12:55 pm

Dial Twister wrote:

g121 wrote:

My only complaint is having Jerry Agar on the round table.  Jerry's already got 9-12 to spew his special style of bombast.  No need for Jerry to spill over to John's show.

Agreed...the very definition of angry-old-man radio.

9am.That's when 1010 loses me and often for the rest of the day. I like Jim and Solomon but unless I'm in the car it's often too much of a bother to switch back.

SOWNY » Another 640 Conundrum » April 17, 2018 1:26 am

RadioActive wrote:

How is it that the Employment Hour is only actually 40 minutes? It starts at about 7:10 PM, after Alex Pierson delivers her commentary and sets up her show, and then stops at 7:50 PM. That's not an hour by anyone's yardstick. 

A lawyer's hour?  

SOWNY » Quite the irony » April 11, 2018 12:16 pm

Sounds like something from a WKRP episode.

But apparently, you were not the only one to notice.

SOWNY » No Ryan, Doug Ford Wasn't Listening To Your Wynne Interview » March 12, 2018 6:25 pm

RadioActive wrote:

It's impossible. He was on air live with Oakley at 640 at the exact same time as Wynne was over at 1010. So unless he had an earphone in his ear with a radio set to CFRB, there's no way he could have heard it.   

Now hold on!
I heard him tell Ryan he said he was going to find efficiencies to cut the deficit and debt yet cut our hydro bills in half and eliminate income taxes for anyone making less than $30,000. Surely, anyone able to do that should be able to do an on-air interview on one station while listening to another one at the same time. Ryan accepted all that without question. Why can't you??

Have some Kool-Aid. You'll understand everything then.

SOWNY » More changes at AM640? » February 17, 2018 7:40 pm

Toronto Mike seems to be indicating Stafford will be taking over the Morning Drive.

SOWNY » Patrick Brown Takes Aim At CTV News Over Story That Cost Him His Job » February 14, 2018 10:37 pm

Charlie wrote:

Never was a Brown fan.  He was a poor choice as PC leader from day one, but I do believe he was torpedoed from within, in order to find a new leader for the election.  Good for him for standing up for himself.  The CTV allegations are shaky, at best, and really only amount to a couple of dates gone bad.  I think he'll walk away vindicated, and maybe laughing all the way to the bank.

I agree. The Liberals were certainly comfortable with the idea of going to the polls against Brown. I think the knives came out because, after Tory and Hudak, another centralist leader was just too much for the far right faction of the party.
Then along came Dougie!

Things that make you go Hmmmm.


SOWNY » You Tube Channel » January 23, 2018 7:38 pm

Charlie wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

Oh what I'd do for a Sweet Marie bar today! 

I remember that commercial well.  Wonder whatever happened to that naughty schoolgirl?
She's probably living in Whitby with her second husband and twenty-something kids. Sigh.

Her name is Wilma Featherstone

and if the YouTube Brain Trust can be believed, She became a stripper.


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