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November 17, 2022 11:22 pm  #31


Re: Who This Woman?

Walter wrote:

Put a fork in this turkey, and start again, again.

Agreed. When it launched, I was willing to give "The New Rush" every benefit of the doubt - at least they appeared to be investing in an afternoon drive duo without the same familiar hosts or pumping in province-wide syndicated content. The chemistry didn't quite "gel" but I thought, give it time - not easy to fling two new people together and expect instant rapport.

I've given up now and I'm willing to throw 1010 on in the background at almost any time. It's basically unlistenable. It hasn't improved with age and I find Nair overbearing on that program, brash with callers, and MacArthur is essentially interviewing her for her takes. (Incidentally, I quite liked Nair on her TorontoMike'd appearance - electric, intelligent, and a different dynamic entirely.)

I still applaud the experiment even if it's not working - didn't work, whatever "tense" you might ascribe to a program where the future seems unmapped with MacArthur being totally MIA/AWOL, for what, week 6?

 

November 18, 2022 4:01 pm  #32


Re: Who This Woman?

Today, neither of the nominal 'hosts' are there.  What a train wreck.

 

November 18, 2022 4:03 pm  #33


Re: Who This Woman?

Actually, I was listening on Friday. I like it better without either of them.

 

November 18, 2022 5:04 pm  #34


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RadioActive wrote:

Actually, I was listening on Friday. I like it better without either of them.

Agreed.  The 'Train Wreck' is when the hosts are actually present.
 

 

November 18, 2022 5:07 pm  #35


Re: Who This Woman?

RadioActive wrote:

Actually, I was listening on Friday. I like it better without either of them.

So do I.

"Secret" auditions for a new, more listenable duo in this slot? I know it's a constant thing in radio not to take TOO much vacation as you always have to be looking over your shoulder for the replacement outshining you or management thinking the replacement(s) have more traction.

 

November 22, 2022 12:36 pm  #36


Re: Who This Woman?

Walter wrote:

Today, neither of the nominal 'hosts' are there.  What a train wreck.

Last Wednesday Deb and Reshmi got into it over the EAs, their pay and pensions.  Reshmi was close to losing it about underpaying someone who has to train for 2 years, settle for 39K a year and hope at the end of it all the pension is enough.  Deb then very calmly explained that a lot of EAs, that she knows personally, choose that career because it is part time and they can be with their children afterschool and during the summers.  The pay is part-time pay but the career works for those she knows.  Radio-silence.  Reshmi didn't say another thing.  Deb threw to traffic and the rest of the show was quite strained.  I mentioned to my husband that I would be very surprised if both of them were on the show the following day.  And sure as s**t Reshmi called in sick at the last minute and Mark Towey had to fill in because he was already in studio. 

So that could offer some sort of explanation about her absence. 

 

November 22, 2022 5:44 pm  #37


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Dan Riskin, science guy on 1010, is co-hosting today, Tuesday November 22nd, and with Reshmi who is back on-air on Newstalk.

He's doing a good job navigating and piloting the show, doing the intros at times.

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November 22, 2022 6:01 pm  #38


Re: Who This Woman?

DaCosta wrote:

Walter wrote:

Today, neither of the nominal 'hosts' are there.  What a train wreck.

Last Wednesday Deb and Reshmi got into it over the EAs, their pay and pensions.  Reshmi was close to losing it about underpaying someone who has to train for 2 years, settle for 39K a year and hope at the end of it all the pension is enough.  Deb then very calmly explained that a lot of EAs, that she knows personally, choose that career because it is part time and they can be with their children afterschool and during the summers.  The pay is part-time pay but the career works for those she knows.  Radio-silence.  Reshmi didn't say another thing.  Deb threw to traffic and the rest of the show was quite strained.  I mentioned to my husband that I would be very surprised if both of them were on the show the following day.  And sure as s**t Reshmi called in sick at the last minute and Mark Towey had to fill in because he was already in studio. 

So that could offer some sort of explanation about her absence. 

She can call in sick permanently, as far as I'm concerned.
 

 

Yesterday 6:59 pm  #40


Re: Who This Woman?

The obnoxious one strikes again. On Monday, Reshmi Nair had on Tom Korski, a journalist who's been working in the business for some 40 years. He has vastly more experience than she does, and boy did it show during her interview with him. The issue they were arguing about concerns Blacklock's Reporter - an online subscription-only news site - trying to find out which publications and stations receive government subsidies and how much they each get.

For that and other alleged violations, Korski claims he was led out of the Parliamentary Press Gallery by an armed cop on Monday. That story naturally led to an interest in a group of journalists apparently at war with each other. 

When an angry Korski had a few choice - but clean - words for those behind his ouster, Nair got on her high horse, and loudly proclaimed, "If I badmouthed my competition on air, I'd be fired!" When Korski questioned that statement, she boldly repeated it. And then, she repeated it a third time with an imperious air. "I'd be fired!" she vowed, in a voice filled with extreme self-importance and what bordered on know-it-all arrogance.

All this, as usual, while barely letting her guest get a word in edgewise. 

After the interview - if you can call it that - ended, Reshmi then went on mic and said she'd just received an email from management telling her she wouldn't be fired if she badmouthed the competition on air. So much for her self-assured bluster. 

Man, is she awful to listen to. I wonder if she'd be fired for getting so many things wrong so often. Apparently not. 

By the way, if you're interested in the story that sparked this argument in the first place, Korski appears every Tuesday and Thursday on Alex Pierson's show on AM 640. The next appearance should be a real lulu.

Blacklock’s Eviction By Police

 

Yesterday 7:29 pm  #41


Re: Who This Woman?

Now that Matt Gurney is co hosting it’s like Matt and Supriya all over again

I wish we could some how get alerts on days that she’s off. Any guest hosts are better than this

 

Yesterday 9:43 pm  #42


Re: Who This Woman?

RadioActive wrote:

On Monday, Reshmi Nair had on Tom Korski, a journalist who's been working in the business for some 40 years.

To be fair, he does come across as a bit of a cunt.

 

Yesterday 10:01 pm  #43


Re: Who This Woman?

I find him hilarious, but your mileage may vary. And that doesn't change that fact that Reshmi was 100% wrong in her assertion about being fired, no matter how many times she arrogantly repeated it to him.

The purpose of Korski's site, as I understand it, is to reveal the waste and the secrets that go on in Ottawa that no one else finds. They do that by getting hold of documents and reading every single word in them, most of it buried under pages and pages of bureaucratese. That's why no one else has the time to do it. But there is often gold hidden in them thar pages that's easily missed. Their specialty is finding them and bringing them to light, kind of like what the Auditor General does in his/her annual report. 

I guess if you're a fan of the current government, that makes him suspect. But their business model, as I understand it, is to go after whoever is in charge. If that turns out to be a different party one day, I hope they'd be just as aggressive in their criticism. After all, if you're going to pay around $400(!) a year for a subscription, you're going to want to get your money's worth. 

I have no idea what went on at the Press Gallery to justify his expulsion. But that's a pretty drastic thing to do, especially for the first time in history, not to mention having a cop with a gun involved. I'm sure they could have resolved this some other way, but it's clear his colleagues don't like Blacklock's muckraking. Which oddly enough, is kind of why I appreciate him.

I will certainly be listening to his segment on 640 Tuesday to hear his side of it - something we didn't get during his appearance with the imperious Ms. Nair on The Rush. 

 

Today 1:06 am  #44


Re: Who This Woman?

Mr magoogain wrote:

Now that Matt Gurney is co hosting it’s like Matt and Supriya all over again

I wish we could some how get alerts on days that she’s off. Any guest hosts are better than this

How sadly true.