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SOWNY » Today officially marks the new line-up on the Fan 590 » October 18, 2019 1:05 pm

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T&S were GREAT on the radio, miss that show.  Their tom-foolery was perfect for that medium.  Unclear where the TV show is at - don't have time to sit and watch.  I see them on screen while at the gym but I've got other things going on.

SOWNY » John Moore comes out on air .... sort of » October 18, 2019 12:12 pm

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John Moore is gay....duh? with all his vaca's in Provincetown, who missed those clues...

SOWNY » Corus to shut down Cosmo TV and IFC on Sept 30. » September 27, 2019 1:09 pm

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Chrisphen wrote:

They're throwing everything to 640. It must stay afloat!

Then let Staffy and Tina T become the real show! 
Supriya is an astute political 'pundit' but not the best morning show partner - she needs a show for good politics with hits and opinions from all the Global reporters out there.
Oaks needs to go back to 4-7p and get rid of that horrible news simulcast - YUCK - Oaks round tables are good but could be more heated - Ernie was on fire the other day
I so miss Cam, the angriest red head in sport gambling - good insights and outstanding sad-sack anecdotes

There, I fixed it 

SOWNY » Greg Brady morning show co-host on the Fan 590 retires on air » September 27, 2019 12:48 pm

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No more PrimeTime no more BobCat - huh? what?
The one outstanding show that carried the station - vapourized, poof

 

SOWNY » CFMJ line up changes » March 1, 2019 3:48 pm

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Dial Twister wrote:

This is an improved lineup that makes increasing use of synergy and converge for Corus.

My shares are loving it. 

Ya, but the production value (not content) of their shows are blah!  No cool music in or out, no bumper music - just meh?  

Oakley and Staffy past shows had good music, McCowan's crew produces - truly adds to the vibe of a show.
Elder picks his own, Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher
How do you think Alan Thicke got rich....

 

SOWNY » Lou Schizas and Corus have parted ways » September 26, 2018 8:09 am

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A bunch of mamby-panzies on this post.  So now Oakley's show gets more bland - and we shall get milk-toast reporting about city hall - maybe.  Nobody tells it like it is - Lou and SueAnn did this - oh well TuneIn radio brings the world to my car and office - no need for more vanilla from 640 

SOWNY » Stephen Brunt returning as co-host of Prime Time Sports » February 23, 2018 10:27 am

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Yes Brunt and Dietsch will bring me back there - I love Oakley but all this politics etc etc is fatiguing and BP raising....

SOWNY » More changes at AM640? » February 23, 2018 10:21 am

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You don't be buttin' the Green Goblin
~ M. Stafford

SOWNY » More changes at AM640? » February 23, 2018 9:10 am

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Zero chemistry with current morning show - both of them have a 'tuff' time talking casually - MG puts this annoying emPHASis on the syLLABLES that gets tiresome.  Spaghetti just doesn't have 'it'.  

Staffy has IT, HP is the best as the on-the-spot youngin' reporter that can explain that 19-35 cultural mystery demo (despite me having 2 of them at home)

SOWNY » Alex Pierson Pays Off For 640 » January 25, 2018 11:22 am

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grilled.cheese wrote:

Dougie Ford for Premier

Folks, folks, I say folks, I gotta tell ya...
~ D. Ford

SOWNY » Why Did City TV Stop Staging Its New Year’s Eve Bash At City Hall? » January 1, 2018 10:52 pm

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Yes, miss the City Hall bash put on by CityTV.
That thing the CBC did was completely unentertaining and couldn't have been any more boring and stereotypical Canadiana short of Hinterland Who's Who Beaver commercials tossed in.
It was painful...

SOWNY » Gregg Zaun fired from Sportsnet » December 1, 2017 1:16 pm

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Men are pigs  Then there are the jocks (guys in sports)
Sport is male dominated, lots of slurs and outright nasty stuff - and not a 'place' for a lady to be in
But now the girls in that field - in the locker rooms, sports news rooms and all pretty on the desk reading the sporting news
Hey it is what it is - Zauny can't talk like that around the girls (anymore)
Good thing they don't cover my men's league hockey, that chatter would make a drunker sailor blush
 

SOWNY » It's "AM640" No More As Station Rebrands » December 1, 2017 1:03 pm

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cGrant wrote:

So just because "it was always done that way", it should continue that way? I find it absolutely hilarious that people on here wanted AM640 to change, and hours after they do, they complain of the damn change. 🤔

This isn't change - this is annoyance

SOWNY » It's "AM640" No More As Station Rebrands » November 28, 2017 12:09 pm

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Rebranding by a numb-skull - Carson, Fallon, Kimmel, and even the esteemed D'Angelo have music bumpers starting and ending their shows in addition to in and out of commercials - and now bubkas.  

What doofus thinks this is entertaining production?

http://i68.tinypic.com/8zqum1.gif


(rant finished)

SOWNY » It's "AM640" No More As Station Rebrands » November 28, 2017 11:12 am

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What is pissing me off is the bumper news-tune-thingy they use as part of the "Here's the news..." (on the hour).
Now they seem to be using it at 22 minutes after, 29 minutes after, 44 minutes after - instead of having it relegated for the top of the hour news.

SOWNY » Alex Pierson and Charles Adler join the am640 lineup » November 28, 2017 10:19 am

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betaylored wrote:

When Stafford joined Matt Gurney, who was solo, last Thursday and Friday for the crossover chat before his show around twenty to 9am, it was radio gold. The two shared easy interesting peer to peer conversation about topics that was easily on a par with Ryan Doyle and Jay Michaels over on 1010.

Ryan and Jay? Jeesh

SOWNY » It's "AM640" No More As Station Rebrands » November 28, 2017 10:14 am

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RadioActive wrote:

I figured he'd have something snarky to say about the change and he didn't disappoint. After all, he's been through this kind of rebranding craziness a lot in his career.  It began right off the top of the show when he complained about not hearing his normal theme. (All the intros have been redone with the new ID.) "Where's my Jimmy Page?" he complained. "At least leave me my John Bonham!".  He then proceeded to explain that "Global" Purdon was taking the place of "Global" Patrick for the day. 

Ya but think about it - this mouth-full-of-marbles re-branding is silly!  I would submit the intro and outro bumper music Staffy uses is part of his "show" and part of Oakley's "show" - though I wish Patrick would vary it up way more often than once every couple of years. The sound of the show now seems a bit 'sterile' with Mr. Announcer and no bumper tunes.

Question: How does this rebranding help over and above the business as usual like last week?

 

SOWNY » Stafford's absence noticed » October 30, 2017 8:07 am

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Yep, Mike needs to TCB at home...difficult times
He is missed on the air - even my mom (76yrs) is wondering where he is

SOWNY » What's an internet radio station worth? » October 29, 2017 11:26 am

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ig wrote:

I use radionomy for a couple of radio stations and make, if I'm lucky, about $200 US a month.

Have had a couple of offers, but none like this so far .    It shows there's hope though...

 

So how does one find ig's stations?

SOWNY » Traffic accident on the radio this morning? » September 20, 2017 11:45 am

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Illegal or gauche?  The provincial parliament actually voted on an advertising 'law'?

SOWNY » F bomb » September 13, 2017 1:33 pm

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Did Allan Carter drop an F-bomb right after he dropped his smart phone while doing a piece with Matt and Supriya this morning at Wynne's trial? (kidding, I'm kidding, she's not on trial)

SOWNY » (municipal) party politics » September 13, 2017 1:29 pm

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geo wrote:

Not only does it indicate that he is disloyal, but an idiot as well.
 

Ya, ponderous behaviour, but more perplexing is his faux outrage on being dismissed
 

SOWNY » Stafford had to take an extra BP pill » September 13, 2017 11:40 am

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Staffy was spitting nails this morning regarding the judge that was suspended 30 days for wearing a MAGA hat into his court room.  

I wonder what the penalty would have been for doing something so egregious as wearing a 'hope and change' t-shirt or a 'sunny ways' hat?


 

SOWNY » Mondays are a good day in radio » September 13, 2017 11:30 am

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grilled.cheese wrote:

Today was a great day for talk radio.  Cam Stewart, aka the Raging Red Head. was on the air.

I love the Ragin' Redhead...he needs to be on Mon, Wed and Friday - his expertise with the betting lines is entertaining to hear (notice I said expertise, not success).  His Monday bump would be for Monday Night Football, Wednesday bump for the Thursday games, and Friday for the weekly wrap up and Sunday games.

Look at me, average shmoe listener turned PD (a guy can dream, can't he)
 

SOWNY » source for news » August 18, 2017 12:52 pm

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I listen to radio mostly online, streaming on a web-radio or my smart phone.
Question - what is the best 'go to' sources for news ?

GTA am/fm radio news is no longer of any use.
CBC1 kind of...but they give 1 or 2 international items and then they throw in a Nunavut issue or lack of blue berries in New Brunswick item.
BBC ?

Where do people go for news - NOT OPINIONS  - but news?
 

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010's Dave Trafford wraps up final "Moore In The Morning" » August 17, 2017 8:23 pm

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unclefester wrote:

really?

Who gives a shit?

Tell us how you really feel!

SOWNY » Who are your top 5 favourite Female announcers in the GTA? » August 17, 2017 8:19 pm

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grilled.cheese wrote:

Tina T

I agree - Tina T also has the BEST LAUGH for radio - especially when Bonner said something bafoonish and Tina could not control herself.

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010 gives good socks » August 17, 2017 7:10 pm

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Charlie wrote:

g121 wrote:

betaylored wrote:

Will the Jerry Agar version have him disagreeing and arguing about the socks?

I disagree more often than not with Jerry Agar.  But what's worse, much worse, is his delivery.  He literally spits his bombastic rhetoric at you.  John Moore has a grace, reason & rationale about him.  Agar isn't much different than the loud, obnoxious drunk sitting at the end of the bar.

Regular 640 fill-in Peter Shurman is much like Agar.  Strong on-air hosts, but ultimately all about themselves, and their opinions.  Shurman regularly cuts off callers to get back to his own rant, which after a while gets annoying.  A good radio drinking game is, take a shot every time Shurman says 'That being said', or 'I don't mean to cut you off, but...'  You'll be plastered an hour into his shift.
 

I can take Shurman all day, Agar 10 mins
Stockwell needs a show somewhere - anywhere!

 

SOWNY » CKTB Finally Ends Pointless CFRB Simulcast » August 17, 2017 7:06 pm

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Maybe they should re-roll Staffy from 11-12p and at least get some listeners (would Bell buy this from Corus?)

SOWNY » FM 108 revived » August 17, 2017 7:01 pm

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AMFM wrote:

Congratulations to the team at FM108.  Especially my old friend Dale Patterson.  How easy it is to listen to it.  Just hit "Listen Live" and up comes the player.  How about a little background information Dale.  Where are the broadcasts originating from?

Maybe, but the listen live does not work at the moment     17-aug-2017 1759h
This is problem, as I only listen online with web-radio or smart phone with b/t to portable speaker.
 

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