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SOWNY » New PD at JAZZ FM » Today 1:02 pm

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Just heard that Glenn Knight is the new PD at JAZZ FM, previously he was their Production Director and also spent some time at Rogers and Corus.

I had the opportunity to work with Glenn and he is definitely one of the best in the biz.

Congrats to Glenn and also JAZZ FM for making an excellent choice for their new PD.

SOWNY » source for news » Today 12:52 pm

echomaster
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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 » Who are your top 5 favourite Female announcers in the GTA? » Today 11:59 am

markow202
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Maie Potts
Josie Dye 

Ingrid Schumacher was my #1 fave....her voice and mannerisms on the air were quality and of course, leave it up to Bell Media and their brilliant decisions. 

 

SOWNY » Surprising Toronto FM Station Attracting Younger Ears » Today 10:42 am

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#ig. John Moore is my wake-up and Classical is our family friendly station in the kitchen.
#Kilgore - P-1 = loyal listeners who tune in for hours at a time and feel a given station is an extension of THEIR daily routine. P-1s offer radio brass a clear idea of what demo is listening and where they are tuning in from. Understaning P-1 listeners influences programming, sell ads and create revenue. 

SOWNY » Surprising Toronto FM Station Attracting Younger Ears » Today 9:39 am

ig
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Have to admit the clock radio has Marilyn's 'Nocturne' on each night as I go to sleep, Wake up to John Moore.

ig.


dwelsman wrote:

Classical is what we listen to at the breakfast table. We are almost at P1 status! My 6 and 9 year old constantly ask how it is that Jean Stilwell gets so much time off. 

 

SOWNY » Surprising Toronto FM Station Attracting Younger Ears » Today 9:28 am

Kilgore
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dwelsman wrote:

 Classical is what we listen to at the breakfast table. We are almost at P1 status!  

Is P-1 more or less desirable than P-2 or P-3?  
 

SOWNY » Surprising Toronto FM Station Attracting Younger Ears » Today 8:59 am

dwelsman
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Classical is what we listen to at the breakfast table. We are almost at P1 status! My 6 and 9 year old constantly ask how it is that Jean Stilwell gets so much time off. 

SOWNY » Faith no more on "Moore in the morning" » Today 8:21 am

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Odd that at a radio station where every scrap of info is included to give context and life to a story, the morning show Friday roundtable managed to discuss, in detail, "the Rebel Media Meltdown" with nary a mention of Faith Goldy, a roundtable regular.

Why this was the approach Newstalk took is anybody's guess.....or maybe not.

Factor in the 'evolution' of Michael Coren, and the need for edgy, heated discussion during the roundtables, and who knows, right?

SOWNY » Newstalk 1010's Dave Trafford wraps up final "Moore In The Morning" » Today 8:10 am

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betaylored wrote:

From his first "welcome in!" to his low key farewell just before 9am this morning, Dave Trafford was the perfect fill-in host for the morning show. With all the other stations playing musical chairs, switching up hosts (some more successfully than others) having Dave on made for good radio.

You'll be hearing him again on Monday, as John Moore takes care of some family business.
 

SOWNY » There is some gold in podcasting » Today 5:22 am

Kilgore
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Hear, hear - Lou Schizas at :55 on the hour

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

echomaster
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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? » Yesterday 8:19 pm

echomaster
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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 » Yesterday 7:10 pm

echomaster
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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 » Yesterday 7:06 pm

echomaster
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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 » Yesterday 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.
 

SOWNY » There is some gold in podcasting » Yesterday 6:56 pm

echomaster
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grilled.cheese wrote:

All my financial information comes from Cam Stewart.

Here, here  -  praise be to Camelot Stewart
 

SOWNY » There is some gold in podcasting » Yesterday 6:55 pm

echomaster
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geo wrote:

grilled.cheese wrote:

I may diversify my stock portfolio and invest in Rogers. 

Recommend you don't buy or sell before consulting the Sunday $$$ Show @ 11:00 a.m. on News/Talk 1010 
 

eeww!

SOWNY » Right Wing U.S. Talk Radio.....Blame it on FCC » Yesterday 6:47 pm

echomaster
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Huh, you want the FCC to 'rule' against the constitutional 1st amendment?

What happened to the Evelyn Beatrice Hall thing ?
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."


 

SOWNY » CN Tower Fire Knocks Many T.O. TV & Radio Stations Off The Air » Yesterday 5:34 pm

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Well...they did re-paint the red parts of the radome this summer so thats a start lol.

http://dailyhive.com/toronto/cn-tower-painter-job-photo-2017

SOWNY » CN Tower Fire Knocks Many T.O. TV & Radio Stations Off The Air » Yesterday 5:32 pm

Mike Cleaver wrote:

It's cheaper to go on line and you don't have to pay the hydro bills transmitters require.

Good points Mike. I confess my thoughts are a bit sentimental. Yet I'm pretty sure other large markets in the US have upgraded their Master FM facilities to support HD. Can't say for sure, however.

With a partner, I started a video streaming business last year. Our business case was inspired by a few of the key factors you mentioned. We call it LifeLens. We're really enjoying working with our clients in leveraging the capabilities of streaming video (and audio to a lesser extent). In today's world, almost anyone can be a broadcaster. We help make that possible.

Hope I'm not breaking any rules by plugging the business.

SOWNY » CN Tower Fire Knocks Many T.O. TV & Radio Stations Off The Air » Yesterday 5:06 pm

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We could invite the United Nations to install another mind control eugenics node in the tower. I hear they pay well.

SOWNY » CN Tower Fire Knocks Many T.O. TV & Radio Stations Off The Air » Yesterday 4:57 pm

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Tim, you're talking major money here for upgrades like that.  With the corpse mentality these days, they're not going to want to do that as over the air listening and viewing is declining.  Cord cutting for traditional cable continues with most people (at least under 40) wanting programming on their schedule, on demand.  That's what you get on the internet.  Check the focus of most broadcasters these days, including the CBC, making digital delivery over the internet a priority.  As to who's doing the engineering these days, I have no clue.  Most of the engineers involved in the original CN Tower site are long gone, fired because they were too expensive or let go because they refused to compromise on the build.  I remember all the internecine wrangling that went on when the project was being punted around between various station engineers and the convoluted Master FM agreements.  As for HD, there still are very few receivers in Canada.  The people I know whose new vehicles came with HD equipped radios haven't even bothered to figure out how they work, most are using the streaming functions and some satellite radio.  Our listening and viewing habits constantly are changing.  Transmitter sites are very expensive to build, maintain and run.  The bean counters analyze every penny being spent.  It's cheaper to go on line and you don't have to pay the hydro bills transmitters require.  I have skinny cable for TV plus an HD antenna because I can see the Vancouver FM and TV transmitter sites from my balcony.  But watching traditional TV has been pretty much limited to special breaking events and old movies.  We're rapidly trending away from tuning in for a program on the station's broadcast schedules, preferring to watch and listen when we want to, not when they want us to.

SOWNY » CN Tower Fire Knocks Many T.O. TV & Radio Stations Off The Air » Yesterday 4:51 pm

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Hi everyone!  Newbie here, great forum!

Was shocked to see yesterday how much that antenna fire made news, knew right away it was some sort of line burn out.  They explained in the media that the burning was literally on the top most part radome (firefighters had to get thru a 3 foot wide section).   

SOWNY » One Of Canada's Legendary D.J.s Readies His Final On-Air Show » Yesterday 4:44 pm

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You don't have to be from B.C. to know who Red Robinson is. The Vancouver-based disc jockey has been on the air for around 60 years and is about to sign off for the final time. The station he's been on for the past few years, CISL 650, has been bought by Rogers and is being switched from soft oldies to a SportsNet format in September.

His finale promises another legendary guest - Seattle's famous jock Pat O'Day. The last "Red Rock Diner" airs August 27th at 4 PM Eastern time and can be heard online here

So long, Red: Broadcaster Robinson to sign off with a special radio show this month 

SOWNY » Right Wing U.S. Talk Radio.....Blame it on FCC » Yesterday 4:30 pm

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This is an article from the Huffington Post from back in 2011 which explains how right-wing talkers came to dominate the major AM U.S. talk stations. It is a travesty that the FCC allowed Clear Channel to take over the major AMs in the U.S. and program them with their own Premier Radio Network content. It's amazing that the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity & Savage continue to hang on to Trump's sinking ship.
The CRTC has many faults but it is still not as bad as the FCC in this regard.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-mann/heres-why-the-right-wing_b_206444.html
 

SOWNY » Surprising Toronto FM Station Attracting Younger Ears » Yesterday 4:12 pm

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I enjoy instrumentals on SiriusXM's Escape channel as well as Don Andrews' easy listening Crystal Radio.
Don's channel reminds me so much of CKFM 99.9 from the 70s & 80s. 

SOWNY » CN Tower Fire Knocks Many T.O. TV & Radio Stations Off The Air » Yesterday 3:16 pm

With the TV Repack and a potential permanent configuration for HD Radio, there's a real opportunity to modernize much of the CN Tower's broadcast facilities. Who will be willing or able to pay for it is a different conversation...

First, the Master FM combiner could be replaced to accommodate HD Radio. Second, with the exception of CFTO, all of Toronto's OTA TV stations could probably be fed through a combiner to a common antenna, post repack. (From what I can tell, all these channels will be omni-directional). They'd then be well positioned to migrate to ATSC 3.0. 

Does anyone have any information on plans take these or similar steps? tvguy, can you fill us in?

Oh, and the owners of the tower have put aside several million dollars for upgrades to the pod over the next few years. How about including a radome clean-up/replacement as well (see photo).

http://i63.tinypic.com/sg2xeh.jpg
 

SOWNY » CN Tower Fire Knocks Many T.O. TV & Radio Stations Off The Air » Yesterday 2:48 pm

ig
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I'd forgotten all about this page but it's a great 'tour' of the broadcast facilities on the CN tower.  'Radiowolf' was  a great guy to have around at the station, and always had something interesting on his desk, from emergency police car lights to canisters of god only knows what .  I hope he's doing well deep down in his US Bunker .

http://www.roadwolf.ca/node/597

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