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SOWNY » The National » Today 6:25 am

Kilgore
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Prime Minister Peter MacKay will deal with this

SOWNY » Edge 102 morning show... » Today 2:46 am

Radiowiz
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Prod Guy wrote:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jessie and Gene. I've heard rumours the new host may come from Kingston.

Jesse and Gene will never get back together. 
Jesse and friends is the closest I think it could get in 2020, with some casual call ins from Gene to merely say hello.
(if at all, ever)

 

SOWNY » Edge 102 morning show... » Today 1:08 am

Prod Guy
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RadioActive wrote:

betaylored wrote:

if you were looking for a radio gig, would you want to "move" to 102.1? 🤔

Apparently, someone would. I heard Humble & Fred on Funny 820  this morning (half) jokingly talk about calling the CFNY P.D. and asking if they can get their old morning gig back.

Of course, if anyone from Corus was listening, they would have heard them trashing the station and its management, so I would say their chances of landing the job aren't too good! 

Never mind the fact that they could be the grandparents of the demo.  I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jessie and Gene. I've heard rumours the new host may come from Kingston.

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Today 12:03 am

paterson1
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So...two peanuts walk into a bar.
I heard one was a salted..

Kind of wild Mr. Peanut living until 104.
However, rumour has it he was a bit of a health nut..

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 11:35 pm

paterson1
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Or if all else fails, as Cousin Brucie used to say..."Turn him into peanut butter!" 
 

Also, it's sort of interesting that we are talking about this at all, but then again, most of us did work for "peanuts" when we were in the business...https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/silly.png


Wow, these aren't getting any better...

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 11:11 pm

Is this it for Mr. Peanut? Maybe at his funeral they should do a "roast"...instead of flowers maybe send some "planters"... and if you're not johnvinced, err...I mean convinced about doing that...then maybe the funeral procession should do one last drive by Peanut Plaza on Don Mills Rd.

 

SOWNY » Rosemary Barton dropped from CBC’s The National. » Yesterday 11:07 pm

No offense to Rosemary, I am sure she worked hard to be where she is, but I find her to be very cold and a bit of a snob on air...she's gotta ease up a little.

 

SOWNY » Jim Lehrer, Of PBS' MacNeill/Lehrer Report, Dead At 85 » Yesterday 10:26 pm

Saul
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MacNeil-Lehrer Report ... Grew up watching it with my family (my father, especially, liked it). Good smart intelligent discussion that not only considered multiple points of view but delved into and explored the complexities of issues. Much preferable to the know-it-all ideological rants which seem to dominate the airwaves today. May he rest in a place of great journalistic joy.

SOWNY » Rosemary Barton dropped from CBC’s The National. » Yesterday 4:44 pm

TomTV
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Good. I hated this new format of 4 anchors. I was never a big fan of Mansbridge but that older format worked far better for delivering the news and felt more focused.  Having a panel of anchors made the show feel like CBC's version of The View (but with news!)

SOWNY » Edge 102 morning show... » Yesterday 1:01 pm

RadioAaron
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kman wrote:

Jay Brody (from Hamilton) .

https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/whistling.png

 

SOWNY » The Stories Behind Those Iconic Rock Album Covers » Yesterday 12:37 pm

RadioActive
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Saw this on the Oldies Board and thought I'd share it here. This week's episode of CBC Radio's "Under The Influence" tells the stories behind some of the most iconic artwork on some of the most famous LPs in music history.

Among the tales: how The Beatles designed the Sgt. Pepper's cover, the bizarre background to Pink Floyd's "Animals" LP - and why it wound up stopping flights at Heathrow Airport - and why the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers cover was forced to be sold with the zipper halfway down. 

I knew some of these stories but it was fun to hear them again along with a few I'd never heard before. Part two on the effects of album art in CDs and mp3s airs next Thursday. The show repeats on Saturdays at 11:30 AM or you can listen to it now online. 

The stories behind those iconic album covers

SOWNY » Edge 102 morning show... » Yesterday 11:40 am

kman
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I don't care for his style, but putting Fearless Fred back in the morning slot would be the simplest solution, he resonated well with the target demo. Or maybe bringing someone from a medium market like Brian West, Jay Brody (from Hamilton) or Big Kris (from Barrie) or Taz (from London). Or knowing Corus, they've got syndication on their mind.

SOWNY » The National » Yesterday 10:53 am

With all its foilbles, I wouldn;t want to see Canada without its public broadcaster.

 don't wish to depend solely on the same companies for news that daily confound us with their modus operandi as monopolistic funnels of TV, radio and cellphone signals. I may as well just call into corporate headquarters for the news if the CBC goes.

Agreed on the 'weather', RA.

 

SOWNY » Oh Nuts! » Yesterday 10:50 am

paterson1 wrote:

So...are they saying after 104 years, Mr. Peanut finally came out of his shell? https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/blush.png
  Sorry...bad joke..

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SOWNY » The National » Yesterday 9:41 am

RadioActive
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Glen Warren wrote:

Just report/present the news. 

A slight change of topic here, but that's the way I feel when I see Anwar Knight doing one of his endless live hits on CTV Toronto every day on their noon news. He's always at some event I don't care about (Wednesday was the riveting Concrete Show, a construction industry event closed to the public), talking to people who aren't very interesting.

Yet he continually labels it as "fascinating," "amazing" and "wonderful." 

Look, I've done TV news for years. I get it. The weather is a flex point in the show and allows a station to show how community oriented they are. But my problem is that it wastes my time, as he goes on and on for 2 1/2 minutes about nothing - and then rushes through the weather at breakneck speed as if it's in the way. In fact, it's the only thing I want to hear about and the reason he works there in the first place. 

When Denise Andreacchi was still there, she'd do the weather first and then explain the rest, which was fine. 

There. I finally got that off my mind. Thanks. Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.  

SOWNY » Edge 102 morning show... » Yesterday 9:34 am

RadioActive
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betaylored wrote:

if you were looking for a radio gig, would you want to "move" to 102.1? 🤔

Apparently, someone would. I heard Humble & Fred on Funny 820  this morning (half) jokingly talk about calling the CFNY P.D. and asking if they can get their old morning gig back.

Of course, if anyone from Corus was listening, they would have heard them trashing the station and its management, so I would say their chances of landing the job aren't too good! 

SOWNY » Edge 102 morning show... » Yesterday 9:13 am

betaylored
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for the last decade, maybe longer, the 102.1 morning show is like that awkward storefront space some neighbourhoods have, where there's a continuous rotation of bright shiny new businesses that fail to successfully gain a long-term popular toehold in the community.

if you were looking for a radio gig, would you want to "move" to 102.1? 🤔

SOWNY » The National » Yesterday 9:12 am

Glen Warren
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The National could be / should be "trimmed" to a thirty minute presentation.  Drop the panels...  And you know its a slow news Thursday, or just a lazy production ethos when The National goes into a five or six minute preview of the upcoming Marketplace feature story of the week.  And at 10:21pm to boot!

Just report/present the news. 

SOWNY » Funny 820 Finally Refreshes Its (One) Liners » Yesterday 8:23 am

mace
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Saul wrote:

Why not offer to trade places with CKNT?

Wow! Can you imagine a 50K CKNT? 10K at night. No more reception problems in the GTA.

SOWNY » The National » Yesterday 8:18 am

mace
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Gee 690,000 viewers. I wonder how that compares to the Bull/ Good Doctor/Chicago PD/SVU etc being offered by CTV/Global/CITY in the 10pm slot.

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