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SOWNY » any user opinion... » Yesterday 11:12 pm

Glen Warren
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I see regular ads on TV for the X-Chair for office or home office use.

With more people working from home in the past year, is there anyone who is currently using this product? Any opinions on it, quality, comfort, construction/finish? 

curious....


 

SOWNY » My Pillow » Yesterday 11:06 pm

Chrisphen
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Meh. No more than usual.

SOWNY » My Pillow » Yesterday 9:28 pm

Holliday
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This has got to be a little awkward for all the radio hosts giving personal endorsements for My Pillow.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/15/pillow-salesman-apparently-has-some-ideas-about-declaring-martial-law/

SOWNY » Ya I got 3 radio studio's in my basement...wanna see them? » Yesterday 7:35 pm

The guy built a full on radio station in his basement! Sackville Nova Scotia's Bob Cooke,  used to work in the business back in the 70's and he's got a passion for radio and probably has the largest collection of gear too

Here is a link to the CBC story and a video about him is on the page you land on.

Does anyone here have this kind of set up at home?

Just curious if anyone's basement has this going on? If you did you could play and say what you wanted too!!! 



https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1844646467924?fbclid=IwAR3F2x-cPTAqwL715pvDeSmYW9eMrgm7AYgm5ZtIh1DeAgI9f16mvu8H8tA







 

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » Yesterday 7:01 pm

paterson1
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Even though Mr. Cunningham says he still has full autonomy to say what he wants, it is doubtful that the memo from Cumulus head office doesn't apply to him.  Me thinks he is really towing the new company line, as he should be.  He and the station should also apologize to listeners and accept some responsibility and admit their errors if they had been peddling misinformation and half truths.  I don't know much about Cunningham and don't listen to him so I don't know if he is a hard line host or more balanced.  Is his show and guests always political and is the show just an infomercial for Trump and the Republicans?  Or does he regularly talk about other stuff too?

But doesn't it seem strange how chummy some of these US talk show hosts get with politicians?  From the article Bill Cunningham seems to be bragging about his close relationship with Trump and how he has become the presidents "unofficial mid western advisor". Any real broadcaster would know that is not a healthy relationship, even if it is the president. They are always yapping about freedom and free speech.  Does free speech always mean biased and one sided too?
 
The transcript of the last radio interview in October with Cunningham telling Trump he would win Ohio by 8 points. Then saying to the president where he was wasting his time and where he should go to finish up his campaign.  Huh?  What the hell is up with that?  Maybe they were joking around a bit but it still is odd.  Trump apparently did win in Ohio by about 8 points!

Can you imagine if 1010's John Moore in the last provincial campaign told Kathleen Wynne on air that she was going to win big again and by 8 points?  And let it be known that he was her unofficial advisor for Toronto and most of Cambridge!  When interviewing Kathleen he could tell her not to bother visiting the 905, and what areas in the province she should be concentrating on . And if he wasn't waxing how great Kathleen was, he was insulting, personally trashing

SOWNY » Did FOX News Not Cover Bidens COVID Plan Annoucement Today? » Yesterday 6:13 pm

Haven't you heard? tRump will be beginning his second term on Wednesday.

#MAGA
 

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » Yesterday 5:07 pm

Dial Twister
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RadioActive wrote:

"Cincinnati conservative radio host slams Donald Trump after years of support. 'I have to recognize reality,' Bill Cunningham says."

Never thought I'd live to hear someone like him admit it. His show on Sunday night should be really interesting!

A day late and a dollar short. Now that anyone would have to be blind, deaf, dumb and in a freaking coma not to know who tRump is, suddenly all sorts of these hard-right 'entertainers' are looking to 'come clean'. They have suddenly realized just how toxic tRump is; JUST LIKE HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN.

These hosts, who occupy airtime on many stations across the U.S., including many 50,000 watt blow-torches, were so easily fooled by a person that anyone with a pulse knew was a connman for decades??? How do they warrant the power to influence that their massive media presence provides, if they didn't even know who tRump is, was and always will be? They should all resign in disgrace.

Pathetic kow-towing to ratings and advertiser dollars while leaving their country to be dragged into a burning dumpster by the worst president in their entire history. Gee, nice that they're beginning to figure it out. Bloody disgusting!
 

SOWNY » Did FOX News Not Cover Bidens COVID Plan Annoucement Today? » Yesterday 4:37 pm

paterson1
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Prez Elect Joe Biden just wrapped up a 20 minute announcement/speech on the new governments plans to battle COVID.  He did touch on a few other topics as well. I had CNN on and they broke in with the live announcement.  Flipped around the dial and both CBC and CTV news channels were also carrying it.  CP24 and BBC didn't have it on. 

I clicked to FOX News website and they always have a feed of their live programming in the upper left corner.  I was surprised that they had regular programming on with Bill Hemmer Reports he was doing an interview and it did say they were live.  Am I missing something here?  Does anyone have FOX News on cable and do you know if they covered the press announcement.  Very strange if they didn't. 

If they did have the announcement, I wonder why it was not on the supposed live feed of the network on the website?  

SOWNY » Cogeco reports first quarter profits » Yesterday 4:22 pm

In these precarious times for broadcasters, this is actually good news. Yes Cogeco lost ad revenues, however they gained by more of us surfing the world wide web during these times. Where would we be without Netflix and the internet?

Here is more on this, in case you want to buy some shares...

https://www.nsnews.com/national-business/cogeco-reports-first-quarter-profit-and-revenue-up-from-year-ago-mark-3264008

SOWNY » Orillia radio personality returns to airwaves after 8 year absence » Yesterday 4:15 pm

I hope the listeners don't give him a "Frosty" reception...

 

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » Yesterday 4:12 pm

Lorne
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Google's Cache can be your friend in such situations. Hope this link works.
https://tinyurl.com/y6lvxcuw
 

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » Yesterday 3:55 pm

RadioActive
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Dial Twister wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

I'll give credit to one of them. Bill Cunningham, an extreme right winger who does a syndicated show out of WLW Cincinnati Sunday nights, roundly condemned the rioters and insisted they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But he added that not all Trump supporters were responsible for or agree with the violence, which is a fair point. 

I heard Cunningham last night. He almost sounded sane. Too bad he's been passing out hard-right BS conspiracy theories for years. Now...NOW???...now he is having second-thoughts?

I can't get into this article because it's behind a paywall. But I think the headline speaks for itself. 

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

"Cincinnati conservative radio host slams Donald Trump after years of support. 'I have to recognize reality,' Bill Cunningham says."

Never thought I'd live to hear someone like him admit it. His show on Sunday night should be really interesting!

SOWNY » Cumulus Threatens To Fire Hosts Who Insist U.S. Election Was Rigged » Yesterday 3:50 pm

Chrisphen
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Has anyone been dismissed yet? Or have the no-nonsense freedom-loving straight-shooters of right-wing talk radio bowed down in defeat to the whims of their superiors?

SOWNY » Orillia radio personality returns to airwaves after 8 year absence » Yesterday 3:47 pm

RadioActive
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His name is Rob Frost and he worked on air in the Orillia market for decades before taking an 8-year break from radio. Now he's back doing mornings at another station. 

Orillia radio personality Rob Frost returning to local airwaves

SOWNY » How 'OK, Blue Jays' became the team's signature song » Yesterday 3:39 pm

RadioActive
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It was first released in 1983 and has been around ever since, with hitmaker and former CKFH jock Keith Hampshire on vocals. 

How 'OK, Blue Jays' became the team's signature song 

SOWNY » Toronto Ethnic Station Gets Power Boost » Yesterday 12:54 pm

RadioActive
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I'm guessing the majority of those who gather here have rarely, if ever, tuned into CHHA Radio, the Spanish language format at 1610 AM in Toronto. But you're about to be able to hear it better should you choose to. The CRTC has agreed to allow the station to increase its power from 6,250 to 10,000 watts. 

Although the station claimed its signal didn't reach all the areas it's supposed to be serving, the CRTC found no evidence of that. But because it's a unique format, they gave them the bump anyway. 

I always love looking to see who intervened in these kinds of requests and sure enough, two interested parties had their say. The first was Radio Humsafar, which operates an ethnic outlet on the same frequency in Montreal. It opposed the extra reach, worried it might interfere with their own signal. The CRTC didn't believe it. (The fact that Radio Humsafar just also happens to operate an ethnic format at 1350 AM in Brampton couldn't have played a role in their response, could it? Nah, couldn't be!)

The other intervenor was CJRK-FM at 102.7 in Scarborough. They didn't oppose the increase, but wanted the CRTC to insist that CHHA couldn't broadcast in Tamil, which is the FM station's primary audience. The Commission noted that wasn't one of the languages the AM station uses and dismissed that concern, as well. 

The power boost has to be in place by Jan. 15, 2023.

CHHA Decision

SOWNY » the hockey song » Yesterday 12:49 pm

And here is something that says CHUM with a picture of hockey on it

https://chumtribute.com/64-03-02-cover.jpg

SOWNY » the hockey song » Yesterday 12:48 pm

He's an old timey cartoon, possibly from 1940

http://hockeygods.com/system/gallery_images/18814/normal.png?1584724738

SOWNY » Buffalo NY ratings Dec 2020 » Yesterday 11:59 am

Radiowiz
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ckg927 wrote:

We STILL have no idea what kind of airstaff WBUF is going to have, either. And their 10,000 songs in a row gimmick's almost up. It's been a month and a half since WBUF flipped to rock.
 

It's not just that, their website is sloppy. 
"Congrats on having the Jack App downloaded to your smart phone."
can be found in various parts of their new website, including this page: (scroll down a bit)

https://wbuf.com/win-a-25-gift-card-to-johns-pizza-and-subs/

 

SOWNY » the hockey song » Yesterday 11:37 am

RadioActive
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From March 22, 1965: 

https://i.ibb.co/h18HjKy/CHUM-Hockey-Contest-March-22-1965.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/55wyWYy/CHUM-Chart.jpg

SOWNY » Name a forgotten commentator on Toronto talk radio » Yesterday 11:25 am

I remember when Donald Cherry used to be on TV.

SOWNY » Radio-Canada's head Michel Bissonnette spends time at his Florida home » Yesterday 11:25 am

I think its important for news outlets to cover and report the news.

SOWNY » the hockey song » Yesterday 11:22 am

From local rock sensation "Helix"



 

SOWNY » Buffalo NY ratings Dec 2020 » Yesterday 10:49 am

ckg927
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Radiowiz wrote:

RadioAaron wrote:

Two takeaways:

-No big Christmas bump for Star
-The JACK to ROCK switch at WBUF started working right away. I bet that looks amazing in-demo.

Last time 92.9 went Rock it was because they had the rights to air Howard Stern.
I wonder what the deal is this time? Bob & Tom?  Some other show?
I doubt they just up and went rock without some big national (rock related) morning show to toss on...

We STILL have no idea what kind of airstaff WBUF is going to have, either. And their 10,000 songs in a row gimmick's almost up. It's been a month and a half since WBUF flipped to rock.
 

SOWNY » Radio-Canada's head Michel Bissonnette spends time at his Florida home » Yesterday 10:45 am

paterson1
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If they didn't cover it then Sun/Post Media and CBC haters would be screaming about a cover up.  National Post broke the story and even though it had also been on Radio Canada's website reader's comments were all about a cover up and a double standard.

I guess it is public shaming to a point and regardless how people feel Mr. Bissonnette didn't do anything illegal. But if you are a high profile executive and you go south, even if you own property the optics don't look good and it could blow up on you.  Thousands of snowbirds continue to go south even with all of the warnings and pleas to stay at home. CBC did the same with the Jian Ghomeshi situation and were front and centre with the information and story.  

SOWNY » the hockey song » Yesterday 10:17 am

geo
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A reader's letter published in today's Globe 'n Mail laments Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams" played to celebrate a Leaf goal, and goes on to recommend BTO's "You Ain't See Nuthin' Yet"

How about Gene Pitney's "Town Without Pity"?    Others?  

SOWNY » Good DAY » Yesterday 9:52 am

mace
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No matter how it is pronounced, I have no interest in purchasing one.

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