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SOWNY » The Bizarre & Ongoing Mystery Of 1220 CFAJ St. Catharines » November 27, 2022 2:42 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

    Some have suggested this is a tax write-off for the owners   

A loss can be applied to taxable profit earned elsewhere in a similar business.  What is the nature of the owner of CFAJ's other successful/profitable operating businesses?



 

SOWNY » Are you going to/did you watch the Grey Cup? » November 21, 2022 7:01 am

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betaylored wrote:

   I'll watch, if it's good   

Was it as good for you as it was for me?
 

SOWNY » basic knowledge required » November 19, 2022 3:40 pm

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While on the topic of basic knowledge, a usually-reliable source states that "Qatar" is pronounced "Cutter".  

SOWNY » Does anyone actually get any broadcast journalism training anymore? » November 13, 2022 8:37 am

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newsguy1 wrote:

     I don't want to name any names   

Why not?
 

SOWNY » Barrie FM's "Big" Morning Show Coming From Ottawa » November 5, 2022 5:46 pm

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Dale Patterson wrote:

   More subscribers is good, right?   

Yes, it is.   Have diarized this thread for every 3 months, for detailed ongoing analysis 
 

SOWNY » Barrie FM's "Big" Morning Show Coming From Ottawa » November 5, 2022 11:14 am

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Dale Patterson wrote:

If you think the big broadcast conglomerates are suddenly going to open their vaults and go on a hiring spree then I have a bridge you might be interested in. 

When shares in a public company collapse as suddenly and deeply as have Spotify shares, some investors may prudently decide that something is wrong there.   If the client count is unchanged, then the decline might be interpreted that the monthly fee to individual users is too low.   But, if the fee is raised, will that cause some former participants to cancel and return to old-fashioned broadcast radio?     

Alternately they might decide to re-invest sale proceeds in your bridge endeavor.

Good luck with that (seriously)  

SOWNY » Barrie FM's "Big" Morning Show Coming From Ottawa » November 4, 2022 7:18 pm

Ms. C.
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Dale Patterson wrote:

   Spotify is a music service. They have no announcers. 

Point I tried (and failed miserably) to make was that as Spotify is evidently falling out of favor, perhaps conventional, music-based broadcast radio still has a future 
 

SOWNY » Barrie FM's "Big" Morning Show Coming From Ottawa » November 4, 2022 2:45 pm

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In summary, Bay Street got wind that Radiowiz cancelled Spotify, and it was by then too late for conventional radio to recover its former glory which in turn lead to Putin invading Ukraine and the death of Jerry Lee Lewis.     The rest is history  

SOWNY » Barrie FM's "Big" Morning Show Coming From Ottawa » November 4, 2022 11:19 am

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RadioAaron wrote:

Customized playlists and lack of commercials.

Spotify's stock price is in a downward spiral.   Does that not indicate a potential return to the magic of voice-tracked tunes + commercials?

 

SOWNY » Barrie FM's "Big" Morning Show Coming From Ottawa » November 4, 2022 10:37 am

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Dale Patterson wrote:

Ms. C. wrote:

Dale Patterson wrote:

    The vast majority of listeners don't know the difference, and the corporations save money.     

   

listeners have disappeared.     They didn't say "goodbye", but they're gone   

They've gone to Spotlify, satellite radio and numerous other alternatives and will continue to do.
 

Why did they leave conventional, personality-driven radio (of which music radio was rapidly being overtaken by voice-tracking technology?

 
 

SOWNY » Barrie FM's "Big" Morning Show Coming From Ottawa » November 4, 2022 7:22 am

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Dale Patterson wrote:

    The vast majority of listeners don't know the difference, and the corporations save money.     

Long-time lurkers and contributors may recall similar statements posted to SOWNY when this forum was under the Craig Smith administration (decades ago).     The subject then was the wonders of voice-tracking.     Listeners wouldn't know the difference.     

Maybe so, but listeners have disappeared.     They didn't say "goodbye", but they're gone
 

SOWNY » I must listen more closely. » November 2, 2022 11:13 am

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Dial Twister wrote:

   Time to turn Ontario's Authoritative News Voice into a 24-hour traffic 

Jody Thornton for P. D. !   
 

SOWNY » Ann Rohmer Files Last Minute To Run For Toronto City Council » October 26, 2022 8:38 am

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mic'em wrote:

Giorgio ended up in third place. 

The election was STOLEN
 

SOWNY » Ann Rohmer Files Last Minute To Run For Toronto City Council » October 25, 2022 7:10 am

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mic'em wrote:

    He seemed a character for sure. I don't vote in Wasaga but it will be interesting to see where it goes. 

Good voter turnout in Wasaga yesterday; however, it seems that many were Oakley listeners because despite town hall meetings, social media and lots of signs, not enough votes for Giorgie O.      


 

SOWNY » No OTA Special Coverage Of The Municipal Elections In Toronto? » October 21, 2022 7:21 am

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RadioActive wrote:

    is anyone else completely and utterly sick of the robocalls from candidates looking for your vote? I must have had eight of them just today alone 

You are obviously being harassed because of your prestige & stature as SOWNY moderator.     Please name the eight different candidates.     This is a topic Jerry Agar could get his teeth into for an hour or so
 

SOWNY » Stations Going Dark – Reimagining Radio Frequency Usage » October 14, 2022 7:44 am

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RadioActive wrote:

What would happen if AM stations suddenly ceased to exist, as more companies migrate to FM? This article suggests there still could be a use for an abandoned band.     Stations Going Dark – Reimagining Radio Frequency Usage 

In related (maybe) news, Corus Entertainment shares rose 3.23% yesterday
 

SOWNY » Poll: Will You Watch The Queen's Funeral Coverage? » September 19, 2022 6:45 am

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Compared to recent debates about J. Derringer and L. Laflamme's funerals, this one is quite watchable

SOWNY » Company Selling 2 "New" Radio Formats - But One Seems Awfully Familiar » September 13, 2022 3:46 pm

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If memory serves, the O! Wow! playlist was created from input Mr. Patterson rec'd from SOWNY contributors

SOWNY » An unusual request from your American friend » September 12, 2022 9:30 am

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Dale Patterson wrote:

Ms. C. and Geo are one and the same. He's just having some fun.

"You can have all the fun you want.   This place is for fun," as Al Nalbendian (Hank Anderson) said to Richard Dreyfuss (Curt) in American Graffiti


 

SOWNY » An unusual request from your American friend » September 12, 2022 7:08 am

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He is a sensitive person who had touted that CJR-B (Corus Entertainment) was a prudent investment. Corus shares have since collapsed and he is terrified that someone (else) bought into Corus and lost most of their money.   I told him to relax, because no one likely paid attention to him    

We are getting by on Kraft Dinner from Dollarama

SOWNY » An unusual request from your American friend » September 11, 2022 6:57 pm

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Is a good thing Q.E. died on a nice day because in winter the delivery gal often misses the driveway and hits a snow bank just before the plow covers it.    Will get it out in the a.m. but if you're familiar with Canada Post, you know that it will take at least a week to arrive in Rochester

SOWNY » Has The Southwestern Ontario Radio Board Been Reborn? » September 8, 2022 8:16 am

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laffin wrote:

    the moderator's email address doesn't work.  Whoever is the moderator, they have no idea what they are doing   

Maybe you've been banned, like Pete Rose and Marge Schott


 

SOWNY » The Labour Day Radio Tradition that May Be Past Its Best Before Date » September 5, 2022 1:21 pm

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Ms. C. wrote:

Rock 95 insists that this year's Top 500 Rock Tunes playlist was compiled from listener input
I kid you not 

"insists" s/b "states".     Apologies to Rock 95's dept of statistics
 

SOWNY » The Labour Day Radio Tradition that May Be Past Its Best Before Date » September 5, 2022 12:52 pm

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Rock 95 insists that this year's Top 500 Rock Tunes playlist was compiled from listener input
I kid you not


 

SOWNY » CKVR Barrie tower lights now in red » September 2, 2022 1:36 pm

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markow202 wrote:

The Global tower in Muskoka (Bala) is now the same 

Sam Roberts Band plays the Kee tonight; see you there
 

SOWNY » Two Bizarre Meta Moments On The Jerry Agar Show » August 31, 2022 1:03 pm

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Wd be a terrific topic for Marc Weisblott

SOWNY » Why Are TV Ratings In Canada So Secret?? » August 29, 2022 9:17 pm

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RadioAaron wrote:

     quantitative boasting has become meaningless. Every CHR station is "The #1 Hit Music Station" The public doesn't believe any of it   

BINGO

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 27, 2022 7:28 am

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Howard Levitt's weekly Workplace Law column at FP4 of this morning's print edition National Post doesn't pull any punches as one may have expected since Bell/CFRB provides his pulpit

Right up there on today's interesting meter with R. Murphy, R. de Souza and even good ol' Conrad Black's columns (on other topics)

SOWNY » Leaving Radio On For Your Dog Doesn't Work: Study » August 23, 2022 12:27 pm

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In automotive circles this is known as The Ballad of Old Chev

http://dailymotion.com/video/xvfd3w

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