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SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 16, 2022 7:18 pm

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Mavridis wrote:

Oh my god, you guys are ridiculous.   First, Lisa LaFlamme doesn’t need a job; she made more than all of you combined.  And what’s the benefit for Global, City or CBC to hire her?   Have you seen what they’re billing for a :30 spot during a newscast these days?  How will they make their money back? Lisa was part of a package deal no one at Bell wanted.  And as soon as Wendy Freeman was gone, Lisa was vulnerable.   Also, just because the marketing says ‘Canada’s Number 1 Newscast’ doesn’t mean it was a ratings smash.  CTV National been bleeding viewers for a decade.  If any of y’all happen to know any managers at Bell/CTV, ask about the ‘Radius’ audience research report they did in the winter/spring (EVERYONE there has seen it).   It’s become increasingly difficult to attract new viewers to that newscast and keep the ones they’ve got - and there was one main reason why.   Lisa had a good run.  She did solid work.  Getting fired sucks.  But 8 months from now, someone will stop her on the street and tell her that they watch her every night.   Most people just don’t care about the news business the way folks here do.

I agree nightly newscasts will be gone in a few years. 

SOWNY » Lisa LaFlamme out at CTV » August 15, 2022 7:38 pm

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I haven't watch the late evening news in years. It's largely irrelevant, 

SOWNY » Derringer Out » August 10, 2022 5:36 pm

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...........and never to be heard from again

SOWNY » Time to retire Oakley before becoming the next Alex Jones. » August 5, 2022 6:54 pm

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So five doctors died recently in Toronto. A quick search reveals two died from cancer and one died while taking part in a triathlon (not unheard of). Not sure about the other two but I would bet their deaths had nothing to do with the Covid vaccine. Shame on Oakley for this Alex Jones like bullshit. 

SOWNY » "The Rush" Away From CFRB's Drive Home Show » August 2, 2022 4:46 pm

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Bring back Jim Richards!!
Bring back Jim Richards!!

SOWNY » When breaking news happens and no one is around to cover it. » August 1, 2022 7:03 pm

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CBC went live at 7pm. CTV still on reroll. Well done Bell!!

SOWNY » When breaking news happens and no one is around to cover it. » August 1, 2022 6:49 pm

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The US has killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Afghanistan. Nothing on CBC or CTV news. Just reroll. 

SOWNY » "The Rush" Away From CFRB's Drive Home Show » July 27, 2022 12:33 am

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Jim Richards back after Labour Day??

SOWNY » TSN and Hockey Canada/World Junior allegations. » July 25, 2022 5:24 pm

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Was =12pxCarlaiacovo. on the air today?

SOWNY » TSN and Hockey Canada/World Junior allegations. » July 22, 2022 10:12 pm

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betaylored wrote:

cash wrote:

TSN broke the story re: the 2003 World Junior hockey team and sexual assault allegations. One of the members of that team was Carlo Carlaiacovo. The last time I checked he was a TSN employee. I'm not saying he had anything to do with it but it will make for some uncomfortable on air discussions. 

https://www.tsn.ca/sexual-assault-allegations-2003-world-juniors-team-1.1828253

https://www.quanthockey.com/wjc-u20/en/teams/team-canada-players-2003-wjc-u20-stats.html

Here's Carlo's statement.
https://twitter.com/CarloColaiacovo/status/1550586672869425152?t=8T5aWD0wzak3btwUIcW2cg&s=19

He's getting a lot of blowback with that statement. I don't think any lawyer would let him go on the radio at this point. 

SOWNY » TSN and Hockey Canada/World Junior allegations. » July 22, 2022 6:34 pm

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TSN broke the story re: the 2003 World Junior hockey team and sexual assault allegations. One of the members of that team was Carlo Carlaiacovo. The last time I checked he was a TSN employee. I'm not saying he had anything to do with it but it will make for some uncomfortable on air discussions. 

https://www.tsn.ca/sexual-assault-allegations-2003-world-juniors-team-1.1828253

https://www.quanthockey.com/wjc-u20/en/teams/team-canada-players-2003-wjc-u20-stats.html

SOWNY » Rogers Outage » July 15, 2022 7:22 pm

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Rogers to separate wireless, wireline traffic to prevent outages like July 8th


https://mobilesyrup.com/2022/07/15/rogers-separate-wireless-wireline-traffic-prevent-outages/

SOWNY » classic rock songs you are sick of hearing » July 13, 2022 11:52 am

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Ten more songs they could play:

night owl - gerry rafferty
dear mr fantasy - traffic
till it shines - bob seger
south city midnight lady - the doobie brothers
my old school - steely dan 
seems like a long time - rod stewart
scarlet begonias - grateful dead
changes - phil ochs 
changes - black sabbath l
looking forward - csny

 

SOWNY » Rogers Outage » July 10, 2022 5:30 pm

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it's time for the government to mandate that customers can switch to another provider when we have outages like this. 

SOWNY » rogers screwed up my roku » July 10, 2022 11:43 am

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it's back. let's hope it stays that way. 

SOWNY » rogers screwed up my roku » July 9, 2022 10:58 pm

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Some apps like CNN, CBC and MLB tell me I have no internet. Netflix must have the gold standard of servers as it is the  only one that has worked all day. 

SOWNY » rogers screwed up my roku » July 9, 2022 3:13 pm

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brian451 wrote:

They did say it wouldn’t be fully up and running for everyone immediately. It will take time. My tv was giving me issues today and my wifi was almost non existent. But I am sure it will resolve itself over time

it seems firestick is working fine but roku is not. different servers i guess. 
 

SOWNY » rogers screwed up my roku » July 9, 2022 2:38 pm

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it's not performing the same before the outage. some apps are not working and others life prime video are slow. others just won't connect. the wireless connection says excellent and the internet download speed is 46 mbps which should be enough for streaming. it was fine on thursday. 

thanks  rogers. 

SOWNY » Rogers Outage » July 8, 2022 10:00 pm

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thankfully, i still have digital cable. no ignite for me. what a joke, let's make this company even bigger. 

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