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SOWNY » Blundell and Fan590 part ways » February 8, 2017 2:40 pm

Blundell tweeted that he's leaving the morning show earlier today.

SOWNY » Tom Power takes over for Shad on Q » August 15, 2016 1:18 pm

ig wrote:

Do you know why it's called Q?

Alan Slaight didn't believe that a rock format would survive, and the agreement was, when the rock thing crumbled, he wanted to have an easy listening station.  CILQ-FM would have been called Silk-FM.  

I heard that from someone who would know, believe me, but I've never heard it elsewhere.


Never knew that. Cool! 

SOWNY » Tom Power takes over for Shad on Q » August 15, 2016 1:06 pm

Yeah. Always wondered how CBC got away with using that name. Wonder if that's why the branding for the show is with a lower case `q'. 

Which I should've used for this thread.

SOWNY » Tom Power takes over for Shad on Q » August 15, 2016 12:46 pm

I haven't listened to Q for a couple of months. I feel this is coming as a shocker to most.

From Shad:Well, my time at q has come to a close.It's been an honour and a JOY to serve in this role! Countless fascinating guests and don't even get me started on my colleagues: Smart, funny, and dedicated is just the beginning. The show will continue and in great hands with Tom Power - an excellent host and a great guy. My relationship with the CBC remains strong. We're discussing the possibility of developing a new show together. In the meantime and either way, I'm looking forward to having more time to put into music and I'm grateful for an amazing experience.Thanks for your love and support on this adventure!

CBC Article: Mic drop: Tom Power to replace Shad as host of CBC's q


SOWNY » Tarzan Dan Announcement » August 11, 2016 10:10 am

grilled.cheese wrote:

Thanks.  I'll have my producer contact you.

SOWNY » Tarzan Dan Announcement » August 11, 2016 9:52 am

grilled.cheese wrote:

This will no doubt be breaking news on all broadcasts for the next few hours.

If you need an interview on the subject, I'm your guy. Due on 'RB sometime between 10-1pm. After that, cool.

SOWNY » Tarzan Dan Announcement » August 11, 2016 9:33 am

Thought I'd lead off the speculation before the board goes bonkers.

Dan posted that he will have an announcement at 11am on his Facebook page. Could it be a new full time gig? Is it even radio related? 

SOWNY » New Voice On AM640 » June 14, 2016 9:38 am

Tasha Kheiriddin is one of Canada’s best-known writers and broadcasters.Prior to her arrival on AM640, Tasha – who is fluently bilingual – has produced, hosted, and appeared on radio and TV programs across the country, while also penning weekly columns for both the National Post newspaper and the online publication’s work has been recognized with the Justicia Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Canadian Bar Association in 2003, Toastmasters’ Communicator of the Year Award in 2004, and the Economic Education Prize from the Montreal Economic Institute in 2012.In addition to her career in media, Tasha worked in law, politics, advocacy, and academia. Born in Montreal, Tasha graduated from McGill University in 1993. She practised litigation in Quebec before moving to Toronto to work as legislative assistant to the Attorney General of Ontario. During her university years, she also worked as a political assistant to Progressive Conservative cabinet ministers Barbara MacDougall and Bernard Valcourt, and served as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation of Canada. In 2004 she became the Ontario director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, later returning to Quebec to serve as vice-president of the Montreal Economic Institute and then Quebec director of the Fraser Institute, while lecturing on conservative politics at McGill University.For the past seven years Tasha has made her home with her family in Whitby, Ontario. In addition to politics, she is passionate about children’s issues, including child care, education and kids with special needs.  Mother of one first-grader and step-mother of two teenagers, she is a volunteer board member with Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth, serving families and children with autism and mental health challenges in Durham region, as well as with the Society for Quality Education, which advocates for school choice and

SOWNY » RIP Canada AM » June 2, 2016 10:24 am

Ugh, Bell..

After more than four decades on the air, CTV's Canada AM will broadcast its final episode on Friday, June 3.
The morning show's farewell episode will acknowledge its long history and pay tribute to hosts Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson. Fans are invited to participate in the show's final broadcast by sharing their memories and best wishes on the Canada AM Facebook page.
"We are incredibly thankful to our viewers from coast-to-coast-to-coast who have been with us on this journey and a heartfelt part of our TV family all these years," Thomson, Ien and Hutcheson said in a joint statement on Thursday. "We are extremely proud of Canada AM. It has been our privilege to be part of this historic Canadian series that brought us the opportunity to work with such an incredible team."
Statement on Canada AM's final episode
Canada AM first hit the airwaves on Sept. 11, 1972 as Canada’s first morning television news program and ran for 43 seasons.
Jeff Hutcheson joined the show on a full-time basis in 1998, followed by Bev Thomson and Marci Ien.
Hutcheson announced last month that he will be retiring this summer.

SOWNY » City TV Tammie Sutherland? » May 10, 2016 9:24 am

They spoke about it this morning in the 8 o'clock hour. 
It stems from anxiety.

SOWNY » CJRK 102.7 » April 25, 2016 10:41 am

In the 90s, with calls like that, they'd play classic rock and call themselves The Jerk. 
Jerk Pit, obviously would be their lead sponsor. 

SOWNY » Pat Cardinal » April 20, 2016 9:52 am

Sad news. 

He treated me well while I was doing the co-op at Talk640 and Q. We shared some great talks. 

Rest well, Patrick. 

SOWNY » Monday's Amber Alert » April 18, 2016 10:26 am

I read on the 640 twitter feed that it was more of a child custody dispute than an abduction as per yrp.. the dad's still in custody, though.

SOWNY » Monday's Amber Alert » April 18, 2016 10:08 am

about the aurora tot abduction. why isn't the tv blasting amber alert warnings every 10 minutes?

SOWNY » iHeart Radio and Bell » March 29, 2016 8:42 pm

What I thought..


SOWNY » iHeart Radio and Bell » March 29, 2016 5:34 pm

With iHeart coming to Canada, does that mean Bell will be flipping one of their local stations or will it remain just a streaming outlet? 

SOWNY » CORUS announcement » March 21, 2016 7:25 am

No announcement. The only news that came out of the 7.10 bit is that Stafford is in for Oakley and an old BC man was accused for being a paedophile because he forgot his reading specs at home.

SOWNY » CORUS announcement » March 15, 2016 4:05 pm

Maybe something about the Shaw deal?

SOWNY » Changes at Flow 93.5 (CFXJ)? » February 26, 2016 11:31 am

Reading Flow's tweets, using very old school references, "it's real and it's spectacular", and "move'in on up", i'm thinking maybe a hint to a full-time  throwback station.  

SOWNY » "Geeks & Beats" Bytes The Dust » February 14, 2016 7:55 am

The writers on that site were amazing. 

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010 Cancels Humble & Fred Radio » July 15, 2015 10:26 am

mic'em wrote:

Maybe the new Art Bell is a go afterall ?

yup.  agar made it official today. 

SOWNY » 97.3 1985 » July 13, 2015 6:55 pm

ig wrote:

You might wanna hang off on those VHS tapes and pick up a house.  The average price out there is $109,094.  They keep talking about a bubble, but I think it's going to keep going up, and 13.25% seems like a steal versus 18%. .

I should plan for the future. I'm only 7, but could do with a house.That's where I'll keep all my wwe wrestling figures. 

SOWNY » 97.3 1985 » July 13, 2015 8:32 am

forgot to get some extra vhs tapes to tape live-aid today! my pay is going up to 4.00/hr. i can afford it.

SOWNY » 97.3 1985 » July 13, 2015 8:19 am

ig wrote:

Website is a brilliant touch ;)

Noticed that, too!! 

SOWNY » 97.3 1985 » July 13, 2015 6:49 am

They made it seem like it was 1985 this morning on boom. Bits, traffic reports, music, jungles had a '85 sound. far out idea. Don't remember anyone else doing something like before. Has it been done before?

SOWNY » 'Pillow Talk' radio show host Alan Almond dies » June 17, 2015 9:32 am

Dad and I used to listen to him while I was living in Michigan going to broadcasting school at Specs Howard. Radio personality Alan Almond, host of the long-running "Pillow Talk" evening show on WNIC-FM (100.3), has died.A supervisor with the Beverly Hills Public Safety Department said a family member discovered Almond's body Tuesday inside his home on Birwood Street. The supervisor said it's believed Almond, 68, died of a heart attack.

"Pillow Talk" became a signature show on the FM radio dial, running from the 1970s into the 1990s. Almond was known for his smooth voice, along with his passion for love songs and candlelight. Adding to his mystique is the fact he was rarely, if ever, photographed.

SOWNY » Sabotaging Stafford's program » June 16, 2015 6:51 pm

Grilled Cheese should have his own show. 

I like the podcast, but filling in for Staff should be left to Tina. 

SOWNY » First Real Emergency Alert Aired On Local TV Wednesday » June 11, 2015 6:33 am

I got a warning while watching a movie on Shomi. No robotic voice, just a scrolling warning, I thoguht the world was ending.

SOWNY » 1050 Chum » June 7, 2015 10:57 am

Dale Patterson wrote:

ShaneAlexander wrote:

...And to think 680 hasn't changed since. 1050 changed back to music how many times since going to sports?

CHUM-AM switched to sports in May 2001 and back to music in August 2002. They dropped music again in March 2009 to carry CP 24's audio feed. Another sports format, TSN 1050, replaced the CP 24 feed in April 2011. So CHUM-AM really only switched back to music from sports once.

That's right. Seems like they went back to music a couple more times. Forgot about the CP24 flip.

SOWNY » 1050 Chum » June 7, 2015 10:44 am

...And to think 680 hasn't changed since. 1050 changed back to music how many times since going to sports?

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