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SOWNY » Ontario FM's heard in NW Pennsylvania » Yesterday 10:57 pm

RadioPaulPA
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I like to send an email to stations with the audio clips and details of my reception, where I am and etc cuse If I get a kick out of it, I figure they might.

CKUE/CKSY responded within 2 hours.
KX94.7 CHKX responded in 17 minutes!

Only other station I sent an email to was 105.1 2Day FM,CJED and that was well after business hours tonight

SOWNY » You Tube Channel » Yesterday 8:33 pm

Fitz
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ig wrote:

Nicely done.  Check your audio wiring though, I think your sound card output is showing up in the input again.  Or there's a 'special effect' enabled on your sound chip .

ig.
 

Thanks for the tip. I did not notice. Problem should be resolved on subsequent uploads.

SOWNY » Being Frank.. » Yesterday 7:03 pm

unclefester
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ig wrote:

      
  

 

 
And for the record, those reviewers you quoted, are very close to the same reviews I get on an increasingly regular basis .

ig.

You get 5 stars from me ig

 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 

 

SOWNY » Being Frank.. » Yesterday 6:52 pm

ig
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Probably..  but not for me.  Anyone who knows me knows I not only have weird tastes, but I'm usually on the side of the underdog.   I tend enjoy the Canadian TV shows and music that everyone is supposed to hate, 

Like I said, I found it funny, heartwarming, and because I admittedly already have a soft spot for Frank, I probably liked it more than someone looking for a literary escape.  Say what you like about the guy, he just won't stay down, even when there's no logical reason for him to get back up and keep fighting.  

There are also more than a few who can't stand him, how he presents himself and the way he promotes and markets himself.  I'd suggest those people probably got the book, if they indeed did, just to burn it. 

It's very un-Canadian to promote yourself and openly promote your own accomplishments, and anyone who tends to do that is openly frowned upon.  IMHO that's why we don't really have a 'star' system in Canada, because anyone who does achieve that status is expected to immediately sit down for a burger with any group at McDonalds or they're obviously a self centred asshole.  

And for the record, those reviewers you quoted, are very close to the same reviews I get on an increasingly regular basis .

ig.



unclefester wrote:

Are reviews accurate ig??

The reviews include the following ...

"....Frank D'Angelo is a barely literate megalomaniac..."

"...not worth the paper it's printed on..."

":...this man is a disgrace..."

"....he is a massive failure...."





 

 

SOWNY » Being Frank.. » Yesterday 6:43 pm

unclefester
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Are reviews accurate ig??


The reviews include the following ...

"....Frank D'Angelo is a barely literate megalomaniac..."

"...not worth the paper it's printed on..."

":...this man is a disgrace..."

"....he is a massive failure...."

"....a preening failed businessman...."

"...Frank D'Angelo is a narcissist of the first degree...."

"....Potentially the worst book you will read this decade...."

Seems to me the one single positive review may have been written and submitted by Frank D. himself
 

SOWNY » You Tube Channel » Yesterday 6:38 pm

Charlie wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

Oh what I'd do for a Sweet Marie bar today! 

I remember that commercial well.  Wonder whatever happened to that naughty schoolgirl?
She's probably living in Whitby with her second husband and twenty-something kids. Sigh.
 

Her name is Wilma Featherstone
Source: http://www.answers.com/Q/Who_is_the_girl_in_the_Sweet_Marie_commercial_from_the_80's?#slide=1

and if the YouTube Brain Trust can be believed, She became a stripper.
Source:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzg6sv7R_80

 

SOWNY » Bell Wants Power Hike For Kitchener FM Due To ‘Super’ Buffalo Stn. » Yesterday 6:07 pm

I recall CFCA's glory days with Fred Merrit, Phil Mehign (SP), and several others.

Phil Meighan, also known as Phil Me In.
 

SOWNY » Being Frank.. » Yesterday 5:53 pm

ig
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I grabbed the audio version of Frank D'angelo's book and I've been loving it during my travels.  I know he gets an up and down ride here, but I've enjoyed his movies, and this book is a fun read.  

It's billed as being read by him, but it isn't.  The 'guest' reader though (yes guy!) does a great job, and as I said, it makes for a great way to pass time.

It's never going to win a nobel prize in literature, but I would guess by it's tone, it was never meant to.  It's a conversational poignant and at times very funny escape.

Anyway..  

http://amzn.to/2rtYHAA

ig.
 

SOWNY » You Tube Channel » Yesterday 5:30 pm

Charlie
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Radiowiz wrote:

Oh what I'd do for a Sweet Marie bar today! 

I remember that commercial well.  Wonder whatever happened to that naughty schoolgirl?
She's probably living in Whitby with her second husband and twenty-something kids. Sigh.
 

SOWNY » Ontario FM's heard in NW Pennsylvania » Yesterday 5:14 pm

geo
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recommend you check it out & also catch the Tribe while in Cleveland

SOWNY » Ontario FM's heard in NW Pennsylvania » Yesterday 5:11 pm

markow202
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geo wrote:

Two decades ago I drove west from Buffalo on Interstate 90 to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the strongest signals were AM 740 and 1010 CFRB.   

Worst vacation ever.

Was the Rock n Roll hall of fame worth it though? Always wanted to go check it out. 

SOWNY » You Tube Channel » Yesterday 5:05 pm

ig
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Nicely done.  Check your audio wiring though, I think your sound card output is showing up in the input again.  Or there's a 'special effect' enabled on your sound chip .

ig.
 

SOWNY » Ontario FM's heard in NW Pennsylvania » Yesterday 4:56 pm

cGrant
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geo wrote:

Two decades ago I drove west from Buffalo on Interstate 90 to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the strongest signals were AM 740 and 1010 CFRB.   

Worst vacation ever.

Imagine how much worse it would be if AM 640 was in the mix. 🤭😳

SOWNY » You Tube Channel » Yesterday 4:48 pm

Radiowiz
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Oh what I'd do for a Sweet Marie bar today! 

SOWNY » Ontario FM's heard in NW Pennsylvania » Yesterday 4:30 pm

geo
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Two decades ago I drove west from Buffalo on Interstate 90 to the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the strongest signals were AM 740 and 1010 CFRB.   

Worst vacation ever.

SOWNY » Ontario FM's heard in NW Pennsylvania » Yesterday 3:38 pm

RadioPaulPA
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cGrant wrote:

Yes.  Thank you.  I've been able to cut down on my sleeping medication.  

LOL Glad I can help

SOWNY » Radio ad: "Does sandals look good with socks." » Yesterday 3:26 pm

ONEIL
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The spot is most likely for "Sandals" resorts.  

SOWNY » You Tube Channel » Yesterday 3:00 pm

Fitz
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Just started. I made a lot of recordings via a VCR timer during the 1980's and 1990's. Since these were unattended timer recordings, a lot of ads were saved. The recordings were made during old sitcoms and some Much Music as well as other programs.

A rough and early version can be previewed with more to come. A DIY effort so excuse the inexperience. Have uploded three other videos in addition to one below so far:






 

SOWNY » A "Starz" Is Born: Bell Acquires Starz Content For Canada » Yesterday 2:28 pm

Radiowiz
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Retaw wrote:

RIP Superchannel.

It will be interesting to see what happens now for sure, since Superchannel has or had a strong relationship with SONY, while Starz also shared that same relationship.

SOWNY » Radio ad: "Does sandals look good with socks." » Yesterday 12:59 pm

BoredOp
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Stuff like this tells me the age of the copywriter. I recall hearing a spot and the announcer reading the copy gave the phone number as "hashtag xxxx". Nobody under thirty would call it a pound sign and even fewer still would call it an octothorpe.

SOWNY » Something to think about... » Yesterday 12:51 pm

BoredOp wrote:

That John Titor guy really got around.



 

SOWNY » Something to think about... » Yesterday 12:39 pm

BoredOp
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That John Titor guy really got around.

SOWNY » Bell's Hail Mary Pass: Ask Supreme Court For Super Bowl Simsub Relief » Yesterday 12:30 pm

Radiowiz
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RadioActive wrote:

It's the main reason I have a TV antenna. So far, there's nothing Bell, the CRTC or anyone else can do to stop me from watching what I choose on what channel I choose over the air. It works for me, and best of all, Rogers and Bell never get a dime of my money. Whoever is victorious in the Super Bowl, that, to me, is the ultimate victory! 

Honestly, I think you should invest in a Red Rhino box anyway.
Use your antenna for local Canadian channels (when desired) and the Red Rhino for channels harder to pick up with your Antenna.
The Red Rhino box also allows you to pick up British TV etc, all without a cable bill ever.
The two together might work as a good team in your home! 

***Red Rhino box does require internet, but you can deal with any internet company you choose...


 

SOWNY » Bell's Hail Mary Pass: Ask Supreme Court For Super Bowl Simsub Relief » Yesterday 11:59 am

RadioActive
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Since I hate both simsub and Bell, it's hard to feel bad for them. But the one thing that drove me crazy when this was a big story last year is that many of the reports I read always made it seem like the game wasn't available on CTV at all. Like somehow only the U.S. feed was there.  

That simply wasn't the case and won't be again this year. If you want to watch it on CTV and see all the boring spots for Canadian Tire and Tim Horton's, you're certainly welcome to. While there is a legitimate question about what rights are worth, the fact is you can watch it on either network (in fact if memory serves, didn't Bell also simulcast it on TSN to try to catch people unaware the U.S. feed was being offered?) 

All the CRTC did was give viewers a choice. Something that simsub has taken away from them for years. According to Bell's own loss estimates, the Canadian audience made that choice in droves. Which certainly tells you something. 

It's the main reason I have a TV antenna. So far, there's nothing Bell, the CRTC or anyone else can do to stop me from watching what I choose on what channel I choose over the air. It works for me, and best of all, Rogers and Bell never get a dime of my money. Whoever is victorious in the Super Bowl, that, to me, is the ultimate victory! 

SOWNY » Radio ad: "Does sandals look good with socks." » Yesterday 11:54 am

betaylored
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Son of a beach, radio ads are playing fast and loose with the english language.

GNR 640 Toronto is playing an ad for a travel agency, and the voice actor asks the question "Does sandals look good with socks?" Unfortunately, the name of the company didn't stick with me, I was too distracted by the Does/Do 'fox paw'. If agency x can't get their ads right, what else are they careless about... It's not a crime, but it's not a good look. Like wearing socks with sandals.

SOWNY » Something to think about... » Yesterday 11:53 am

Radiowiz
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This is interesting, and it's from 1945...



 

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