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SOWNY » EX-DJ's new book celebrates golden age of rock & roll music in Ottawa » Today 9:01 pm

RadioActive
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I know we have some SOWNY members from Ottawa who frequent this little slice of Internet heaven. This book by a former local DJ may be of interest to them. 

New book celebrates a golden age of rock and roll music in Ottawa

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » Today 8:37 pm

Radiowiz
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Does anyone have any doubt that the Rogers game plan is most likely to give everyone a $2.50 credit, then turn around and jack the bill up a few bucks in a few months to pay for their losses?  


 

SOWNY » UK broadcasting grinds to a halt due to royal death » Today 8:23 pm

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Interesting as Hansa mentioned on the original post how there were quite a lot of complaints on the amount of coverage that BBC TV and radio devoted to the death of Philip.  When the Queen passes it will be even more but hard to say if the reaction will be the same.  The Queen's death will be covered like nothing we have seen, not just in the UK but much of the world. 
 
 From the video, notice how BBC radio competes directly and aggressively with private radio with their various music stations?  BBC1 is top 40 with announcers that are stars in the UK, and some of their other stations like BBC2 are quite mainstream musically.  Can you imagine CBC radio having a broadcast station known as CBC Dance, playing the latest club hits and competing head to head with private radio here?  

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » Today 7:53 pm

MJ Vancouver wrote:

Media Observer wrote:

One day credit to be issued:

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/04/20/rogers-outage-credit/

(At least you don't have to apply for it).

$2.50 off. Yay.

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SOWNY » Tom’s Place » Today 7:21 pm

Heard Tom speak with Peter Sherman on am640 last Friday. I also heard Tom's voice on Classical FM 96.3 sometime last week. His spots do not bother me; it's the 'Hi I'm Cherry Tabb - Herzig Eye Institute" shout that I find intolerable. The whole radio gets turned off immediately with that one.
Something to consider... if Tom's Place is no longer a 1010 client it may be BellMedia's choice. (Because they are that arrogant). And Newstalk1010 is, after all, making attempts to gain female audience share.

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » Today 7:20 pm

turkeytop
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A dark day for Ontario's middle class.Without their cell phones, they could no longer communicate with their middle class friends. 

Without their aps, they were shut out from ordering at their favourite restaurants, Without their aps, they were forced to line up with the unwashed working class to get into their banks.

In the coming weeks, expect a big spike in PTSD  among the Starbucks crowd.

SOWNY » So NBC, CBS and ABC are covering the George Floyd murder trial » Today 7:08 pm

torontostan
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NBC and ABC buffalo have begun a special report (7:05pm) to cover Harris & Biden's remarks. 

SOWNY » UK broadcasting grinds to a halt due to royal death » Today 6:12 pm

Hansa
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How Prince Philip's death was announced on various UK radio stations



 

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » Today 5:00 pm

MJ Vancouver
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Media Observer wrote:

One day credit to be issued:

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/04/20/rogers-outage-credit/

(At least you don't have to apply for it).

$2.50 off. Yay.

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » Today 4:50 pm

One day credit to be issued:

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/04/20/rogers-outage-credit/

(At least you don't have to apply for it).

SOWNY » City TV Weatherman Adam Stiles Is Gone With The Wind » Today 2:39 pm

RadioActive
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Just noticed this on the Broadcast Dialogue site:

"Adam Stiles, who has been a meteorologist with CityNews Toronto for the last 12 years, is leaving the station for a new role with Rogers Sports & Media. Stiles is continuing with the company as Talent Lead for Sportsnet. Stiles is also the co-founder of Toronto’s Eastbound Brewing Co."

I happen to peripherally know Adam and he's a terrific person. I wish him lots of luck in his new endeavor. (Although I never knew about his brewery ties, I can see why working for Rogers would be enough to drive anyone to drink!)

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » Today 12:52 pm

my daughter works for rogers... but luckily she had the day off...  plus her staff couldn't reach her because she has a rogers phone (silver lining).
 

SOWNY » Ryan Reynolds hints at Mint Mobile Canuck invasion » Today 10:27 am

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betaylored wrote:

idea for a show segment on Newstalk 1010 and GNR am640: a dedicated interview time and/or roundtable each week with a couple of tech experts to discuss what we can do to protect against computer hacks etc. when using wifi, how the pandemic and computer use is affecting kids and adults, cool apps that are fun and useful, listeners could text questions, even go old school and do calls.

I forgot to mention that GNR640 also has a similar kind of weekend show. There's something called "The App Show" out of CKNW in Vancouver, which deals with exactly that for computers and phones. It airs Saturday nights at 10 pm. 

There's another show called "Get Connected" which is also a Saltzman-like presentation and also out of Vancouver. GNR640 used to air it on weekends, but I'm not sure if they still do. 

I miss Kim Komando, a syndicated American computer-related program that ran for years on CKTB, one of her few Canadian affiliates.  Then Bell came with its cost cutting scythe a month or so ago and she disappeared (as she would say) into "the intergalactic bit bucket."

SOWNY » Funny 820 Host Mike Nabors » Today 10:23 am

torontomike
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As the producer of 820's former morning show, I can tell you Mike was shuffled out before we quit radio in February.

SOWNY » Tom’s Place » Today 10:12 am

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markow202 wrote:

A very annoying commercial

Agreed. An absolute tune-out for me, and I find his spots so annoying, I was even motivated to get up and turn the station if the radio was in another room. You have to really bug me to make me want to do that!

Still, I am sorry about one thing. He was one of the few dedicated local businesses that sponsored radio in a very rough time for the industry. I'm wondering if, after being mostly closed for over a year (you can't really do curbside suit shopping) he's finally running out of money to pay for the spots. You can only advertise a closed store for so long. 

I'll be curious to see if he's also missing from GNR640 at 4:56 PM or so, where he's been for ages. 

SOWNY » Tom’s Place » Today 10:02 am

markow202
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A very annoying commercial
 

SOWNY » Tom’s Place » Today 9:10 am

Burned all my suits....such a liberating feeling....save for my wedding/funeral suit. Don't know why I kept that one. Can't go to weddings and funerals anyway.

I guess they can bury me in it, so always keep one. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png

 

SOWNY » Tom’s Place » Today 9:02 am

Radiowiz
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Maybe just a pandemic break? 
The website is always open, but if I need a suit, I much prefer to drop by and try one on!
Tom's Place:  https://toms-place.com/

SOWNY » Rogers service outage pain in the derriere » Today 9:01 am

alangee
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Mildly annoying. I used my TextNow app on my Rogers phone and had no problems at all.

SOWNY » Tom’s Place » Today 8:45 am

Best deal in the city on suits.  Tommy Tommy of all Tommy's

SOWNY » Tom’s Place » Today 8:12 am

1220cowboy
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Notice that Tom’s Place has been missing from Moore in the Morning on Newstalk 1010.  Tom always did live call in ads around 7:35 AM.  Even though I found the spot a tune out factor for me, wondering if Tom cancelled his advertising contract with Newstalk 1010.  I know he was also on AM 640 and Zoomer radio. Don’t know if his ads are still heard there.

SOWNY » Ryan Reynolds hints at Mint Mobile Canuck invasion » Today 8:03 am

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betaylored wrote:

Until Mint Mobile arrives, depending on your cellphone use and data requirements, you might want to check out Chatr.
I've been with them since they were Mobilicity. For 42.00 bucks a month I get unlimited calls and texts Canada wide and 6G high speed data, then unlimited slower speed. We recently got wifi, so it's pretty terrific now.

I'm extremely happy with Rogers cell. One bill is nice. Not two or 3 to worry about, plus deeper discounts all around for a cable/internet/smartphone/landline combo. 

If I switch to chatr I lose my bundle discount, defeating the purpose, raising my cable, internet and landline rates.

Chatr is great though for people who do not pay for cable and maybe already get their internet some other place, since you can't put Chatr on a Rogers internet bill.

SOWNY » FM ads, breaks and ID's from Conventional to Kooky to Deranged » Today 7:15 am

Fitz
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The recent threads about radio and TV commercials prompted me to compile various radio station ads, breaks and ID's that I have been isolating over the years.

Lots of local content from CHUM FM and CFNY. You will hear David Pritchard, Pete and Geets, David Marsden, John Donabie and Jim Bauer plus content from number of American stations.

I have never posted the segment from David Marsden before and also new is a segment from Scott Muni on WNEW FM where he is speaking live to a bank hostage taker in 1975.

Collection of FM Ads and Breaks

SOWNY » Ryan Reynolds hints at Mint Mobile Canuck invasion » Today 3:02 am

betaylored
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RadioActive wrote:

betaylored wrote:

idea for a show segment on Newstalk 1010 and GNR am640: a dedicated interview time and/or roundtable each week with a couple of tech experts to discuss what we can do to protect against computer hacks etc. when using wifi, how the pandemic and computer use is affecting kids and adults, cool apps that are fun and useful, listeners could text questions, even go old school and do calls.

They sort of do have a show like this. It's Marc Saltzman's Tech Talk, which deals with a lot of different computer and cell phone related subjects, or anything from the tech world. It airs Sunday nights at 5:00 PM.

Thanks RA, I listened a couple of times years ago and it always seemed like one step away from an infomercial.

On am640 on the morning show, Mike Stafford has David Shipley from Bauceron Security (sp?) on intermittently but it's easy to miss. Carmy Levy does a great job when he's been on-air with Newstalk 1010, but again, it's hit or miss.

Too bad 1010's newsroom is understaffed. This would have made a good week long series. Budget conscious buys for cellphone and laptops, which firewall apps are decent etc.

SOWNY » Ryan Reynolds hints at Mint Mobile Canuck invasion » Today 2:54 am

betaylored
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DeepTracks wrote:

betaylored wrote:

Until Mint Mobile arrives, depending on your cellphone use and data requirements, you might want to check out Chatr.

I've been with them since they were Mobilicity. For 42.00 bucks a month I get unlimited calls and texts Canada wide and 6G high speed data, then unlimited slower speed. We recently got wifi, so it's pretty terrific now.

There are reasonably priced plans with a lot more data coverage, and the service (Chatr is owned by Rogers) is okay with few dropped calls. Don't work for them, but they're cheap and good.

idea for a show segment on Newstalk 1010 and GNR am640: a dedicated interview time and/or roundtable each week with a couple of tech experts to discuss what we can do to protect against computer hacks etc. when using wifi, how the pandemic and computer use is affecting kids and adults, cool apps that are fun and useful, listeners could text questions, even go old school and do calls.

It would also be fantastic if all our radio stations could please give a mention that the Toronto Zoo has a wonderful initiative going to save the gorillas by having people mail their old cellphones to the zoo to raise funds and awareness. 🦍📱🖖😁

The note about the Zoo accepting cell phones for recycling piqued my interest. I couldn't find any related information on the Zoo's site, but a Google search served the purpose;

https://www.torontozoo.com/tz/phoneapes

Thanks DeepTracks, appreciate it.

SOWNY » Have you had the Covid vaccine? » Today 2:52 am

betaylored
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paterson1 wrote:

betaylored wrote:

Media Observer wrote:

I'll tale the puns anytime, RA.  
 

totally agree, during difficult times it's best to keep a stiff upper quip

Wasn't always a fan of puns...but I have to admit, they are starting to groan on me...https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cool.png

puns are like Lays 😌🙃🙂

SOWNY » Is A "Netflix Tax" Coming In Monday's Budget? » Yesterday 11:38 pm

Prod Guy
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Why not alternate streaming services every few months?  Seems simple enough.

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