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SOWNY » WJJL to become WEBR » June 20, 2020 11:21 am

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Radiowiz wrote:

I'm equally surprised there's no mention of AM stereo.Β 

I am gobsmacked that somehow this thread didn't tie in some yarn about the Waters family walking on water and turning water into wine. 😏

SOWNY » You can all breathe easier, the Bold and Beautiful is in production » June 18, 2020 10:56 am

^^ asking for a "friend": is there contact info for that doll factory? πŸ˜œπŸ™Ž

SOWNY » As Ontario MP Marwan Tabbara sat in jail over Easter,... » June 16, 2020 9:21 pm

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I'd love to interview one constable from those times that actually did that. If they admit to that violation of the Oath they swear to, I have a contact in IA that would be pleased to listen as well.

I wonder if Mr. Blair heard that second hand as obviously the Chief wouldn't be on scene to do that.

SOWNY » As Ontario MP Marwan Tabbara sat in jail over Easter,... » June 16, 2020 9:04 pm

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RA did you personally hear Bill Blair actually say that? In the current times, that _NEVER_ would happen. All police communication equipment is recorded and reviewed by the station Inspector. Also every time someone uses their radio, their badge # is recorded as well. So that cute fable could never happen today.

Frankly, I doubt it happened then. Further, it would be very irresponsible of the cops to do that to prevent contamination of the scene prior to it being secured. Sorry, but my gut tells me that's a very fowl ball. πŸ‘Ž

SOWNY » As Ontario MP Marwan Tabbara sat in jail over Easter,... » June 16, 2020 6:51 pm

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cash wrote:

Β papers used to have reporters on the crime beat.Β 

You miss the point. There was no press release issued. Even the rose-colored glass of yestercentury would've have newspaper reporters call every prison.

SOWNY » Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640 » June 16, 2020 4:26 pm

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Hopefully his ego will reinvent itself. Maybe he's not on because he shorted his invoice to Corus "due to the virus". But, wait! His dealership could sell a car to a blind amputee.

SOWNY » As Ontario MP Marwan Tabbara sat in jail over Easter,... » June 16, 2020 4:24 pm

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Really? Then why didn't the correctional facility issue a press release? How the howling EFF is the media to know if not alerted? Do you want us calling every prison asking if anyone is locked up? Oh, wait, they wouldn't tell you because it's privileged info. Or do you want them to be psychic? Local News my left mammary gland. 😑

SOWNY » Think You Record A Lot Of TV? You Have Nothing On This Woman » June 16, 2020 10:32 am

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Does anyone feel guilty for illegally accessing content not meant for them due to country and copyright issues? Sure the VPN is legal, but by using it, you are messing with artists talents and efforts. Sorry, I watch Netflix CANADA and not circumvent the system and tune into the American feed.

SOWNY » 640's Odd Contest Targets Sponsors Not Listeners » June 15, 2020 6:23 pm

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Of course this has to do with format and ratings. Why would I advertise on such a low-rated station? Regardless if it's free, who will hear it? In terms of "there's more listening than some think", that doesn't matter. What matters is what Numeris concludes from their surveys.

My comparison is just: comparing a low performer to another low performer is valid. In the end, I would like some concrete proof that it's a "write-off" other than speculation here.

Replace it with? How about nothing -- surrender the license and save money on hydro for the transmitter. Sadly, most of the air staff won't work anywhere in Toronto with the possible exception of Kelly. Stafford would never be rehired at RB after years of calling it the "seniors home".

SOWNY » 640's Odd Contest Targets Sponsors Not Listeners » June 15, 2020 3:52 pm

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Are you saying Corus is a "smart radio company"? Then explain why they let 640 stay as a talk station when their ratings are barely above the Aboriginal station. Exclude tax write off as that's pure nonsense.

SOWNY » Wendy Mesley Suspended From CBC » June 15, 2020 9:18 am

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That might be true. But not only did they fire her, they RUINED HER REPUTATION.

SOWNY » Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640 » June 14, 2020 2:20 pm

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RB's brand manager "owes" Ted. He's keeping him on out of loyal sentimentality. ONLY. 🀐😑 As someone here called him once: "grandpa crunch 'n munch". πŸ‘Ž

SOWNY » 640's Odd Contest Targets Sponsors Not Listeners » June 14, 2020 1:55 pm

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$20K on 640? Given their numbers, that's enough to buy spots until the day after the Rupture. What if Tom wins? I don't want my great great great grandchildren being tortured like that.

SOWNY » Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640 » June 14, 2020 12:21 pm

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640 has trained their listeners (namely me) that their programming week ends at 3 pm on Friday. (Sorry I cannot take Oakley's tired show.) I tune back in on Monday.

To that end, I had no idea they had live non-shilled programming on the weekends. It their fault.

And, yes, it wasn't my imagination, he did work for a new dealership every year.

As for conflict of interest: who knows? I assumed his was a paid show. So, of course, he'll steer people in his brands direction. Maybe 640 will convince me to tune in longer. After all, I'm glued to Drex after never tuning in overnight due to C2C.

SOWNY » Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640 » June 13, 2020 8:16 pm

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Out of curiosity, have his ads stopped running on 640? Wasn't that the deal with a certain jeweller? I guess it's his ball and he's taking it with him.

SOWNY » Jessica Mulroney (Meghan Markle's BFF) gets called out » June 13, 2020 5:45 pm

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Retaw wrote:

First it was Don, then it was Wendy, now it's Jessica. Who will the mob get next?

Are you implying that NONE of the disciplined people were guilty of what they were accused? And that "mob"? Is that shaming the general public's god-giving right to express their feelings? Political correctness has taken an very tough stance lately, but that doesn't mean people who make a boo-boo shouldn't be called out on it.

SOWNY » Durham Radio Group » June 12, 2020 6:33 pm

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splunge wrote:

is there an update on this situation?

Yes there is.

SOWNY » Jessica Mulroney (Meghan Markle's BFF) gets called out » June 12, 2020 12:39 pm

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Charlie wrote:

I thought there were only 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, or has it been expanded to be more diverse and inclusive?

You're right! They had to add a non-binary pan-horseman, plus one due to taxes and the last was the mandatory one that spoke fluent French.

SOWNY » Treasure Trove Of β€œEd Sullivan Show” Archives Goes Online For Free » June 12, 2020 12:27 pm

How many of these "treasure" sites are legal? There has been an influx of illegal collection links (NOT necessarily the one in this thread) being posted here lately.

If you need to say "I hope it doesn't get taken down", then it's illegal and violates plenty of copyright laws.

As an artist myself, I cannot condone people bypassing copyright/clearance/royalty offerings, sorry.

SOWNY » Jessica Mulroney (Meghan Markle's BFF) gets called out » June 12, 2020 12:21 pm

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TomTV wrote:

I've always been fairly left-wing for most of my life. I would hope that even for the left-wingers out there, this cancel culture movement has really reached its peak of stupidity.

You cannot criticize or say even the slightest negative thing about BLM.

[OT] Wow!! When the left says it's too much, I can safely surmise that the apocalypse and the seven horsemen(Lederman) are on the way.

SOWNY » Jazz-FM Asks CRTC For Permission To Double Its On Air Ad Time » June 11, 2020 4:40 pm

RadioAaron wrote:

even big stations can't fill 7 minutes an hour with PAID spots right now

640 can. If you don't count the fact they stop set Frank Leo, Lavage (nose picking machine), lawyers and Mr. fab-boo-luss in an endless cycle of rinse and repeat.

SOWNY » Jessica Mulroney (Meghan Markle's BFF) gets called out » June 11, 2020 3:00 pm

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At this rate, everybody will be fired from everything.

SOWNY » Never Heard AM Stereo? Here's Where You Still Can » June 11, 2020 2:57 pm

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AM is to stereo as assless chaps is to Polish wedding cake

SOWNY » China aired my forced confession in Canada β€” and CRTC does nothing » June 10, 2020 8:04 pm

cash wrote:

i am getting itΒ 

Please self quarantine and put a mask on. 😷

SOWNY » NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag at Its Racetracks » June 10, 2020 5:45 pm

Can I wear my Dukes of Hazzard General Lee gluten-free underwear whilst on air?

SOWNY » How is this legal? » June 8, 2020 4:50 pm

Charlie wrote:

Tickle Trunk wrote:

In Ontario, you have to sell something at regular price for so long before it goes on sale. How is Mr. FabBOOluss allowed to bring in NEW items and offer them at liquidation prices? And how long is his one minute spots? 4 minutes 18 seconds? John Oakwhatever. Shame shame. Is the station so desperate for revenue that they let this go on?? Time for a CBSC complaint.

Tom, and his never-ending Spec-tac-loo-ar sales is the great survivor.Β  Saul is nowhere to be heard, Jack is a distant memory, and even My Pillow has been mercifully put down like a sick hound.
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"Great survivor" what? The fact he has money from his never ending sales to place an ad? I survived my second marriage and he beat me unconscious. Literally. Does that gain me a spot with Mr lexicon?

SOWNY » How is this legal? » June 8, 2020 4:05 pm

In Ontario, you have to sell something at regular price for so long before it goes on sale. How is Mr. FabBOOluss allowed to bring in NEW items and offer them at liquidation prices? And how long is his one minute spots? 4 minutes 18 seconds? John Oakwhatever. Shame shame. Is the station so desperate for revenue that they let this go on?? Time for a CBSC complaint.

SOWNY » Spring Ratings » June 7, 2020 9:10 pm

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Radiowiz wrote:

Are they paying for the Numeris tone to be active?

Paying?! No, it should be free. Whether a station wants it or not. Now that would be a hole in none. πŸŒοΈπŸ™Š

SOWNY » The Golf Channel, MSNBC and CNBC may be gone from Rogers on July 1. » June 7, 2020 5:38 pm

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Radiowiz wrote:

Tickle Trunk wrote:

Things are always better in the past. πŸ™ˆ But this is now. They can charge whatever they want. And if you think it's worth it, you'll subscribe. But don't force specialty channels onto my bill.

"Oh, welcome it the grocery store. I see you got 14 items. For another 7 bucks, you can have creamed possum in a salmon eye socket with a grasshopper reduction." Would you stand for that? Then don't force it into my shopping cart. Thank you.

Where do you get off saying they can charge whatever they want? This is indeed now. Charging what they want encourages cutting the cord.
Like it or not, Golf channel has to be included in everything outside of basic cable WITHOUT raising the price of cable just to keep people from cutting the cord.
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Huh? Put down the alcohol please. So cut the cord if you don't believe in free enterprise. Cable companies get charged a wholesale rate for carrying most channels. They pass the cost onto their subs. I don't want to subsidize other people's favorite pet channel.

I've stated my point here. Not going to argue capitalism with you sorry.

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