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June 13, 2020 8:00 pm  #1


Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640

Greg Brady filled in the time this morning . I just saw on Facebook Carrasco is to make a major announcement in the net few days. His banner has been removed from the 640 webpage.  His show was a Saturday staple for me as I worked . I liked the open phone segments. If, as  I suspect, he is going the podcast route, then good luck to you Greg. I don;t have a way or the time to listen to a podcast. I did enjoy your 13 year run on 640. Nothing does last forever I suppose. Thanks for the slackernation T shirt you gave me earlier this year. Adios amigo.

Last edited by mic'em (June 13, 2020 8:02 pm)

 

June 13, 2020 8:16 pm  #2


Re: Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640

Out of curiosity, have his ads stopped running on 640? Wasn't that the deal with a certain jeweller? I guess it's his ball and he's taking it with him.

 

June 13, 2020 9:48 pm  #3


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Good riddance.  Dude was full of himself.

 

June 14, 2020 10:32 am  #4


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As he's a new car dealer (or manager) it had to be difficult to avoid conflict of interest situations with caller questions 

 

June 14, 2020 11:35 am  #5


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I'm sorry for those who enjoyed the old show, but this came at a very auspicious time for me. On Saturday, I was preparing to take the dog out for a walk and was tuning around the dial, lamenting some of the most boring radio I've ever heard.

All I could find were either infomercials, gardening shows or endless interviews about things like fundraisers and blood donations. All worthy topics, to be sure, but not worth 10 minutes of extended air time for what is essentially a one minute PSA. 

I've done my share of those over the years and I'm sorry, but there's simply no way to make the Food Bank plea for donations interesting for that long. 

And then, just when I'd despaired of finding anyone talking about anything that seemed relevant, I stumbled across Brady's show. He was talking about so many not only controversial but also topical stories that I assumed I was listening to a reroll - until he gave an actual time check and a weather update. 

For years, I've been unhappy with the idea that if it happens on a weekend - unless it's breaking news - we have to talk about a 4-year-old girl's lemonade stand for 15 minutes, because hey, no one wants to hear anything controversial on a Saturday or Sunday. I've heard this logic over and over and over and it results in some of the dullest radio I've ever heard, much of it on CFRB.

(It's been explained to me that, 'It's the weekend - people want to escape from the heavy stuff they face the rest of the week.' And so you end up with a show like Ted Woloshyn's, who literally eats during the broadcast and also does interviews about plays and shows we can no longer see because of the pandemic and likely would not go to in any case. I absolutely cannot understand why hearing someone talk about a food you can't see, can't taste or can't smell on the air is of any use to anyone or why anybody would take the time to listen to it. But maybe that's just me.) 

Why programmers almost uniformly believe that something that's important Monday-Friday suddenly has no relevance or interest on a weekend is beyond me. I found most of Brady's show worthwhile, informative and most of all, interesting. I know Corus would rather sell the time to a paid shill, but I hope this new "Brady In The Morning" is on again next week.

 

June 14, 2020 11:39 am  #6


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geo wrote:

As he's a new car dealer (or manager) it had to be difficult to avoid conflict of interest situations with caller questions 

Dude was with a new dealership every year.  Of course the best car brand was whichever one he was working for.  

No one loves Craig Garrasco more than Craig himself.  

 

June 14, 2020 12:21 pm  #7


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640 has trained their listeners (namely me) that their programming week ends at 3 pm on Friday. (Sorry I cannot take Oakley's tired show.) I tune back in on Monday.

To that end, I had no idea they had live non-shilled programming on the weekends. It their fault.

And, yes, it wasn't my imagination, he did work for a new dealership every year.

As for conflict of interest: who knows? I assumed his was a paid show. So, of course, he'll steer people in his brands direction. Maybe 640 will convince me to tune in longer. After all, I'm glued to Drex after never tuning in overnight due to C2C.

 

June 14, 2020 1:59 pm  #8


Re: Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640

RadioActive wrote:

I'm sorry for those who enjoyed the old show, but this came at a very auspicious time for me. On Saturday, I was preparing to take the dog out for a walk and was tuning around the dial, lamenting some of the most boring radio I've ever heard.

All I could find were either infomercials, gardening shows or endless interviews about things like fundraisers and blood donations. All worthy topics, to be sure, but not worth 10 minutes of extended air time for what is essentially a one minute PSA. 

I've done my share of those over the years and I'm sorry, but there's simply no way to make the Food Bank plea for donations interesting for that long. 

And then, just when I'd despaired of finding anyone talking about anything that seemed relevant, I stumbled across Brady's show. He was talking about so many not only controversial but also topical stories that I assumed I was listening to a reroll - until he gave an actual time check and a weather update. 

For years, I've been unhappy with the idea that if it happens on a weekend - unless it's breaking news - we have to talk about a 4-year-old girl's lemonade stand for 15 minutes, because hey, no one wants to hear anything controversial on a Saturday or Sunday. I've heard this logic over and over and over and it results in some of the dullest radio I've ever heard, much of it on CFRB.

(It's been explained to me that, 'It's the weekend - people want to escape from the heavy stuff they face the rest of the week.' And so you end up with a show like Ted Woloshyn's, who literally eats during the broadcast and also does interviews about plays and shows we can no longer see because of the pandemic and likely would not go to in any case. I absolutely cannot understand why hearing someone talk about a food you can't see, can't taste or can't smell on the air is of any use to anyone or why anybody would take the time to listen to it. But maybe that's just me.) 

Why programmers almost uniformly believe that something that's important Monday-Friday suddenly has no relevance or interest on a weekend is beyond me. I found most of Brady's show worthwhile, informative and most of all, interesting. I know Corus would rather sell the time to a paid shill, but I hope this new "Brady In The Morning" is on again next week.

When Woloshyn's snooze-fest went off-air for several weeks, following the COVID shutdown, I was surprised to hear it actually get rebooted.  I figured it was toast, as it was never any good to begin with, and had been cut down by an hour.  At least it's marginally better than Twohey stumbling along in the 'Experts Hour', which was cringe-worthy.
 

 

June 14, 2020 2:20 pm  #9


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RB's brand manager "owes" Ted. He's keeping him on out of loyal sentimentality. ONLY. 🤐😡 As someone here called him once: "grandpa crunch 'n munch". 👎

 

June 16, 2020 4:37 am  #10


Re: Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640

To think that Woloshyn was once the morning man at  Q107 at one point, mind you that was in the late 70's


The world would be so good if it weren't for some people...
 

June 16, 2020 7:40 am  #11


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I remember Ted Woloshyn from CFNY

 

June 16, 2020 8:11 am  #12


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grilled.cheese wrote:

I remember Ted Woloshyn from CFNY

Yes, in the late 70's and very early 80's, Woloshyn had an afternoon show, co-hosted by David Marsden.  The show was irreverent, funny, and had great music.
 

 

June 16, 2020 8:48 am  #13


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The good old days

 

June 16, 2020 10:02 am  #14


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I have no issue with Woloshyn as a broadcaster. He's a real pro with years of experience.

My complaint is more about the content - or lack of it - on his show. I'm not entirely sure if this is his idea or the PD's using that old canard about leaving the controversial stuff off the weekends because no one is interested. 

It's the same reason I can't listen to Barb DiGiulio's show from 7-10 PM. She's very good when she deals with actual news. But topics like 'who helps the kids with their homework?' or 'who does the chores in your house?'  are too vapid, boring and contrived to listen to. And then when she has a guest like "Angel the Psychic," I just get angry about the waste of wattage.

She's a talented broadcaster. And she deserves better.   

 

June 16, 2020 3:09 pm  #15


Re: Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640

According to Twitter, he's taking 2 or 3 weeks off to reinvent himself. Again.

 

June 16, 2020 4:26 pm  #16


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Hopefully his ego will reinvent itself. Maybe he's not on because he shorted his invoice to Corus "due to the virus". But, wait! His dealership could sell a car to a blind amputee.

 

June 16, 2020 6:06 pm  #17


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grilled.cheese wrote:

The good old days

You got that right!  I'll never forget the time Alan Waters and our gang stopped by Ted and Dave's studio, smoked a whole bunch of dope, then headed down by limo to the CNE.  We had the munchies, so Alan reserved the whole Food Building for us!  What a chow-down!  Then, we all got our own planes lined up for the next day's air show, and took off for a fly-by.  Mars Bar nearly crashed his Spitfire into the Bulova Watchtower, but made it back in time to join Alice Cooper on stage for his encore of 'School's Out'.  Those were the days, before the bean-counters ruined everything.
 

 

June 16, 2020 8:47 pm  #18


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Charlie wrote:

grilled.cheese wrote:

The good old days

You got that right!  I'll never forget the time Alan Waters and our gang stopped by Ted and Dave's studio, smoked a whole bunch of dope, then headed down by limo to the CNE.  We had the munchies, so Alan reserved the whole Food Building for us!  What a chow-down!  Then, we all got our own planes lined up for the next day's air show, and took off for a fly-by.  Mars Bar nearly crashed his Spitfire into the Bulova Watchtower, but made it back in time to join Alice Cooper on stage for his encore of 'School's Out'.  Those were the days, before the bean-counters ruined everything.
 

I remember that.  I was in the crowd for the Alice Cooper riots at the CNE

 

June 18, 2020 7:36 pm  #19


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This man has such an interesting Instagram account

Me thinks more Greg not less.

I applove

 

June 19, 2020 8:58 am  #20


Re: Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640

RadioActive wrote:

I have no issue with Woloshyn as a broadcaster. He's a real pro with years of experience.

My complaint is more about the content - or lack of it - on his show. I'm not entirely sure if this is his idea or the PD's using that old canard about leaving the controversial stuff off the weekends because no one is interested. 

It's the same reason I can't listen to Barb DiGiulio's show from 7-10 PM. She's very good when she deals with actual news. But topics like 'who helps the kids with their homework?' or 'who does the chores in your house?'  are too vapid, boring and contrived to listen to. And then when she has a guest like "Angel the Psychic," I just get angry about the waste of wattage.

She's a talented broadcaster. And she deserves better.   

when a Psychic comes on, you've lost me as a listener .. forever .. 

 

June 19, 2020 9:07 am  #21


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I was once forced to do one of those psychic shows, although not to get "readings" to listeners. It was to promote some sort of psychic fair downtown the station was involved in and I couldn't get out of it. 

But I made sure that I kept it short and only asked general questions about the event and how it all worked. I refused to take callers asking about their love life etc. which I believe is the worst kind of radio you can do. (Yes it fills up the lines, but it's incredibly boring and a disservice to listeners who may not have been born at 3:20 AM on Sept. 14th, 1973.) 

I mention it because the woman they sent in, one of the star psychics and a leading attraction at the show, insisted on doing a reading of me off the air before we got started. Every single thing she told me was 100% wrong about my personality (such as it is) and what she believed I was into. She missed on absolutely everything. I never corrected her, of course, because she was a guest. But it just confirmed what I already believed about these guys and gals.

 

June 19, 2020 9:38 am  #22


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RadioActive wrote:

I was once forced to do one of those psychic shows .. I mention it because the woman they sent in, one of the star psychics and a leading attraction at the show, insisted on doing a reading of me off the air before we got started. Every single thing she told me was 100% wrong about my personality (such as it is) and what she believed I was into. She missed on absolutely everything. I never corrected her, of course, because she was a guest. But it just confirmed what I already believed about these guys and gals.

Looks like psychic powers don't extend to the lottery .. 
https://goo.gl/maps/KJZShi4XX1FDZkdD8
 

 

June 19, 2020 3:32 pm  #23


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Tickle Trunk wrote:

640 has trained their listeners (namely me) that their programming week ends at 3 pm on Friday. (Sorry I cannot take Oakley's tired show.) I tune back in on Monday

Have a nice weekend, Tickle 
 

 

June 25, 2020 9:10 pm  #24


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He's starting a new show on TSN 1050 sometime in July.  
Saturdays 10am-1pm

 

June 27, 2020 6:58 am  #25


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The new show debuts July 11 without John Scoles as co-host. Seems like a sideways move to me. From near the bottom of the ratings list to the rock bottom. The coverage area of 1050 versus 640 outside of the Gta will be diminished as well. Altho I guess the out of towners aren't necessarily going to travel to Oakville to buy a vehicle. I will also surmise the cost of three hours of airtime on TSN 1050 on a Saturday morning will be lower than on 640. I noticed this morning Carasco posted a Globe and Mail story on Facebook about Corrus's losses in revenue this year so far. I'm sure Corrus took a major financial hit with his move to TSN. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png

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June 27, 2020 10:19 am  #26


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He's a legend in his own mind.  

 

June 27, 2020 10:40 am  #27


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His voice was an automatic channel-changer on 640.  Never listen to 1050, so I won't even have to be bothered switching the station.  Win-win.

 

June 27, 2020 1:08 pm  #28


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Hey...Tickle Trunk got banned. What a shame. He offered so much to the debate.https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/face.png

 

June 27, 2020 8:42 pm  #29


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mic'em wrote:

The new show debuts July 11 without John Scoles as co-host. Seems like a sideways move to me. From near the bottom of the ratings list to the rock bottom. The coverage area of 1050 versus 640 outside of the Gta will be diminished as well. Altho I guess the out of towners aren't necessarily going to travel to Oakville to buy a vehicle. I will also surmise the cost of three hours of airtime on TSN 1050 on a Saturday morning will be lower than on 640. I noticed this morning Carasco posted a Globe and Mail story on Facebook about Corrus's losses in revenue this year so far. I'm sure Corrus took a major financial hit with his move to TSN. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png

classy move on his part to post negative news about the company he just parted from.