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SOWNY » CTV Fires Veteran News Reporter Over Coronavirus Tweet » February 1, 2020 5:14 pm

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Pretty lame excuse to fire someone.  A few minutes of "trending" means ten people saw something to crap on.  CTV should have more faith in their brand than this example.

SOWNY » Netflix, CanCon & Ad-Free CBC: Legislative Review Panel » February 1, 2020 5:08 pm

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paterson1 wrote:

I think before everyone gets their shorts in a knot and jump to conclusion is the fact that Netflix and Amazon are already showing and producing lots of cancon, and they are doing so willingly. And even more interesting is  that they are showing a decent amount of cancon on their services in the US as well. And I am not talking about shows just shot in Canada, shows like Being Erica, Murdoch Mysteries, Corner Gas, Schitt's Creek, Durham County and many more currently offered on various US platforms. 

If Netflix, Disney etc is going to produce CANCON then they should be completely funding the project without funds from the Provincial or Federal Grant programs.  Shooting a few minutes worth in Canada and getting free money to do so is not creating Canadian content.  Disneys first big production The Morning Show" had Ontario and Quebec funding.  Thats a long stretch to call it Cancon. 

SOWNY » From Joe Cipriano's Twitter feed... » December 31, 2019 5:14 pm

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Love radio?? Take a listen to this interview with [size=100]@boom973[/size] program director @Troyboom Troy McCallum - he writes some of the most creative imaging out there. His detailed attention to music scheduling and unique programming is amazing. It’s a great interview - enjoy!
https://broadcastdialogue.com/broadcast-dialogue-the-podcast-troy-mccallum-on-keeping-classic-hits-radio-fresh/

SOWNY » Govt. Wants To Force Canadian Content On U.S. Streaming Services » December 17, 2019 11:20 pm

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Years ago when I was at CTV they did a game show that counted towards cancon.  It never aired on the network nor was it meant to be. Simply producing it got the credits.  When I was at Food Network they started doing BB's that made no sense, suddenly they were promoting a show after the show coming up -that was cancon.  The BB's for "coming up next" etc counted as Cancon as well.  Lawyer will figure out a painless way around the laws.

SOWNY » Mini-CFTR News Reunion Pic Includes Larry Silver » October 18, 2019 12:45 pm

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Tim Brown 2016 wrote:

I was an Operator at CFTR in the early 80s and worked a lot with Bill Hayes. I don't think that's him.

It is indeed Bill Hayes in the photo...

SOWNY » John Moore Soldiers On Despite A Death In The Family » September 9, 2019 12:03 pm

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Sometimes you just need to escape the grief.  I've know a few on air folks who returned to work when other's may not have just to keep their mind off what's happened.

SOWNY » The Good Old Days » August 30, 2019 11:02 am

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Hearing about all the "dehiring" and cut backs, I miss the radio I worked in.  Companies had your back, unless you really ficked up!  The cookie cutter formats didn't exist and on air staff were encouraged to relate to the audience in your time slot.  Now it's just liners and lame promos.  Call me an old grouch but it sure seems like it was a lot more fun then.

SOWNY » What Happens When You Hire An Uninformed Newscaster » July 3, 2019 7:57 am

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There's no need for this to happen...just google "How do you pronounce =12pxIacocca"  If they didn't teach her that in whatever school she went to they failed miserably.
 

SOWNY » CRTC Chair Musing Again About Forcing Cancon Costs Onto Netflix/Others » June 23, 2019 8:43 am

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I believe the issue the CRTC has is Netflix ,and others to come, take from Canada in the form of $ but do not support out film industry in a significant manner.  My take on this is they're looking at Netflix to either open a production studio or shoot more content in Canada putting $ back into the economy.  The argument that the US doesn't is somewhat a non starter as no US providers carry Canadian channels in significant numbers.

SOWNY » Veteran News Voice Returns To Toronto Radio » June 19, 2019 9:22 am

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I know Paul from my days at CHUM FM, really nice guy and extremely intelligent.  Good move by CFRB

SOWNY » Future of Video Journalism at Bell » June 16, 2019 10:58 am

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Bell has been doing this for quite some time in smaller market TV.  I've often seen reporters setting up cameras.  There is a downside as reporters tend to let the camera "roll".  When they go live I''ve seen instances  where the FB feed remains live and picks up everything they're saying.  I had to call one of my US clients and let them know they still live while getting a "hot tip" from Police on where to go next.  Competition best them there by leaving first. 
 

SOWNY » TV Weatherman Disappears From Air After Decrying Corporate Policy » June 11, 2019 4:37 pm

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Tim Brown 2016 wrote:

FanOfPromos wrote:

All the Sinclair stations are the same.  They hype the "Code Red" on virtually every story.  Staunch Trump supporters they spew garbage every day.

A harsh climate (pun intended) for a person of integrity.

Indeed!  There are a lot of Sinclair employees quietly looking for work elsewhere.  I know this as my clients  have been telling me they're getting reels virtually everyday.

SOWNY » TV Weatherman Disappears From Air After Decrying Corporate Policy » June 11, 2019 10:18 am

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All the Sinclair stations are the same.  They hype the "Code Red" on virtually every story.  Staunch Trump supporters they spew garbage every day.

SOWNY » CBC anchors shill for private ad dollars » June 2, 2019 5:21 pm

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Retaw wrote:

Hopefully, the CBC will accidentally admit to committing fraud in their spin again.

Agree totally with Retaw.  Having done 7 upfront's for CTV we always had Lloyd as part of the presentation.  Nothing new having your anchors at the event.

SOWNY » Canuck Version of Family Feud On CBC This Fall » May 30, 2019 11:30 am

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Knowing CBC they'll headline the first show with the "Anne's of Green Gables" vs "The Black Donnellys"

SOWNY » Is This A TV Event You'll Be Watching? » May 13, 2019 10:36 am

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I'll be watching.  From what I've read it's an updated Archie in a Trump world.  It will interesting and knowing Norman Lear funny.  Worth the time.

SOWNY » How happy are Rogers. The Fan 590 and Sportsnet now? » April 8, 2019 7:01 pm

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Chuck99 wrote:

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Years ago at the end of previous "rebuilding year" Roy Hallady was pitching the lsat game of the season for his 20th win.  Decided I would take the boy child to the game.  When I called to purchase I asked of there were any good seats available?  The answer - "How about behind home plate 5 rows up?"  The agent said I could have the first row but the sightline in row 5 was essentially eye to eye with the pitcher.  Halladay won and the crowd was a couple of hundred at best.  It's going to be a long year for Blue Jays fans and a bad year for radio.

At the end of the 2009 season it was well known that Halladay was going to be traded in the off season.  Yet only about 12000 or 13000 fans showed up for his last start at the Rogers Centre.  I remember commentators being disappointed that so few paid to see, arguably, the best pitcher in the history of the Blue Jays, play for the home team for the last time. 
 

 Surprised at the number of people....it sure didn't seem like that many.

SOWNY » How happy are Rogers. The Fan 590 and Sportsnet now? » April 8, 2019 11:13 am

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Years ago at the end of previous "rebuilding year" Roy Hallady was pitching the lsat game of the season for his 20th win.  Decided I would take the boy child to the game.  When I called to purchase I asked of there were any good seats available?  The answer - "How about behind home plate 5 rows up?"  The agent said I could have the first row but the sightline in row 5 was essentially eye to eye with the pitcher.  Halladay won and the crowd was a couple of hundred at best.  It's going to be a long year for Blue Jays fans and a bad year for radio.

SOWNY » Swearing On Air: Where Do You Draw The Line? » April 8, 2019 11:07 am

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The ability to get ones point across without swearing is a lost art form.  The word Fuck is now tossed about by everyone everyday.  A perfectly good swear word ruined.  There was a time when you said FUCK people knew you were pissed! (Apologies to the British)  

SOWNY » Bob Cole Ends 50 Year Hockey Broadcasting Career With Final Game » April 5, 2019 3:09 pm

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SO many nights spent listening to Bob.  I really enjoyed the games with him and Harry Neale.  Neale's sense of humour kept cracking Bob up all the time.  It's a well deserved retirement but I get the feeling Cole would do 50 more if they let him.
 

SOWNY » 25 years ago...we lost a Canadian Legend... » March 4, 2019 2:49 pm

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25 years and he does not have a star in Hollywood. Doug Thompson has been trying to no avail to get this rectified.

SOWNY » Will New Michael Jackson Documentary Force His Music Off Radio? » March 4, 2019 10:05 am

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Okay...I was wrong!    Appreciate the good natured "lumps".  Guess i've hit the age where I can't trust a fart AND my memory!
 

SOWNY » Will New Michael Jackson Documentary Force His Music Off Radio? » March 3, 2019 10:46 am

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Would love to hear Quincy Jones speak on this issue.  I always found it "odd" that Jackson's largest success was the album Q produced, but they only worked together once.

SOWNY » One Time NYC FM Powerhouse Rocker Going All Christian » February 14, 2019 6:56 pm

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All the on air staff are going, if not gone already.

SOWNY » Who The Heck Is Jodi Decker? » February 1, 2019 10:04 am

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Glen Warren wrote:

CKNT should try using Neumann microphones.... 

Might be an improvement, more than likely they don't have an engineer who can properly set up the processing chain to the transmitter. A 10K mic will still sound like crap if the processing is bad.
 

SOWNY » Darryl Dahmer retires » January 25, 2019 3:22 pm

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Darryl, or Double D as some know him is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. He did reports for both CHFI and 680 news and never missed a beat while doing it.  One afternoon I spent some time before a shift listening to him on the two way radio joking with the on air staff and 10 seconds later with the other station.  Along with the traffic reporting Dahmer also assisted in countless search's with the OPP and other Police forces.  When the Tornado hit Barrie, he told the OPP where the worst was and what roads to shut etc.  I was on air with him that day and he no doubt saved lives.  I wish him a long and happy retirement.!

SOWNY » Darryl Dahmer retires » January 25, 2019 3:16 pm

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grilled.cheese wrote:

As announced on CFTR:

He gone.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2019/01/25/toronto-traffic-legend-darryl-dahmer-lands-skymaster-one-for-the-final-time/ 

Now please regale us with stories of traffic from days of Yore.  

Darryl deserved far better than this yammering crowd.  Particularly the young woman from 680 News who ended her information with "whatever.."

SOWNY » Brian Henderson passes » January 13, 2019 10:28 am

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For those wishing to attend or leave a comment:
The service for Brian is on Sunday January 20th at York Funeral Centre, 160 Beecroft Road, Toronto, M2N 5Z5. Viewing is from 1pm-2pm followed by the service (2pm-3pm) Brian's kids, Kyle, Erin and Gillian have also setup a website where you can add your comments and memories. It is called Henny Tales and the link is: https://form.jotform.com/90116504538251

 

SOWNY » Alexa poised to hit your cars...radio needs to be in on the ride » January 11, 2019 4:36 pm

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I'll never use it. I will not have a device thats listening to me all the time in a car, thats why I got divorced!
 

SOWNY » Brian Henderson passes » January 11, 2019 4:33 pm

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Saw this on the CHUM FB page:

Brian Henderson passed away this morning. He had been in the early stages of treatment for lung cancer and was apparently back in hospital after breaking his hip in a fall Christmas day.
His family is in the early stages of planning a service, possibly on the 20th with thoughts of a memorial later.

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