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SOWNY » Carrasco show appears to have ended on AM 640 » July 6, 2020 5:04 pm

Kilgore
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Speaking of AM 640, why does Ari Rabinovitch get a helicopter while News Talk 1010's Jody Thornton is required to cruise the DVP in his old Toyota?

SOWNY » R. Ashby wades into long-standing SOWNY "black day in july" debate » June 7, 2020 10:25 am

Kilgore
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He stated on-air this morning that B.D.I.J. was not heard on most US stations due to it having been banned by program directors    

SOWNY » Little Richard Passed Away » May 11, 2020 7:28 am

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John D wrote:

    To me, he remains the King of Rock and Roll.

He often declared, in recent years, that if Elvis was the king of rock 'n roll, he was the Queen
 

SOWNY » Lord Black weighs in on CBC » May 9, 2020 8:24 am

Kilgore
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If Conrad Black marries Concetta Franconero, his name might become CONNIE FRANCIS

SOWNY » How Radio Has Survived & Thrived During The Coronavirus Crisis » April 17, 2020 8:05 am

Kilgore
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As it was frequently stated in this forum that much of radio is consumed by individuals in vehicles (sitting on the DVP waiting for Jody to advise how long the holdup will be) has overall radio listening grown, stayed steady or declined?          

SOWNY » Tear Down This Wall... » April 9, 2020 6:34 am

Kilgore
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unclefester wrote:

 access is free for all coverage

RadioWiz has been advocating a cheap/free Toronto Star for months so National Post obviously stole his idea; let's give credit where credit is due 
 

SOWNY » Takin' Care of Biznez section » March 14, 2020 5:42 am

Kilgore
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Broodcaster wrote:

But isn't Happy Capitalism at the root of the problem?
 

No

SOWNY » March 4th kidnapping and Ontario radio’s opportunity » March 7, 2020 12:00 pm

Kilgore
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grilled.cheese wrote:

  I shudder to think if he was in one of them new fangled electric vehicles without a radio 

J. Moore or J. Oakley won't be climbing in behind the wheel of a Tesla anytime soon, eh?
 

SOWNY » March 4th kidnapping and Ontario radio’s opportunity » March 7, 2020 7:21 am

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grilled.cheese wrote:

  If he had access to a radio, he could have been safer. 

He was fortunate to have been snatched in a Jeep and not a Tesla
 

SOWNY » Winter Ratings » March 5, 2020 12:40 pm

Kilgore
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RadioActive wrote:

  . . . ones advertisers don't care about as much, but who tend to have more disposable income.

We tend to tune in for specific programs, particularly:
 - Libby Znaimer's 12 - 1:00 weekday bitch sessions,
 - Face the Music 2 - 3:00 Thursdays & Fridays,
 - Saturday 9:00 a.m. gardening + 10:00 a.m. Redinger & Gelmon automotive, and
 - Gene Stevens Vintage Favorites Sundays 2 - 4:00.     

Last but not least, we miss Brian Peroff terribly.    0

Our disposable income seems to be disposed of by the time the next Old Age Pension cheque arrives

kilgore
 

SOWNY » JOE SCHWARCZ weighs in » February 25, 2020 12:06 pm

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Schwarcz had a program simultaneously on Toronto's CFRB and Montreal's CJAD back in the S. Kowch era.    After it was cancelled, Schwarcz' name arose from time to time here in the SOWNY forum as an example of quality programming that was sacrificed in favor of mindless infomercials.     The Toronto Star (not exactly Scientific American magazine) has an interesting piece in today's Life section, in which Schwarcz is asked to comment on various so-called miracle supplements from arsenic to garlic to protect us from the coronavirus.   (Hint:  he sez it's all bullshyt)

Interesting stuff (long time since I've posted anything positive about the Toronto Star)


K.   

SOWNY » The Reverend Michael Coren » February 23, 2020 6:54 am

Kilgore
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paterson1 wrote:

  Michael Coren has always been an engaging personality 

Is he the M. Coren who had a regular column in Frank magazine in the 80s?
 

SOWNY » Bless Oakley's heart » February 22, 2020 11:57 am

Kilgore
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Chrisphen wrote:

     it's clear that he's not up to the job 

 - you disapprove of his or his guests political slant(s)?
 - your radio dial is frozen at 640 so you can't tune in alternatives?
 - you acquired Corus shares at $20 and you're upset about the recent price (me too)
 - you're mad that he attended the Super Bowl and didn't invite you along?
 - other reasons?    Please be specific.    SOWNY is here to help you thru your crisis 
 

SOWNY » Roger Ashby's oldies show returning » February 14, 2020 6:05 am

Kilgore
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best of the 70s, 80s + 90s?     Shure hope not

SOWNY » Six Months of 1956 That Changed Music Forever » February 11, 2020 10:29 am

Kilgore
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mace wrote:

Elvis would appear twice more on the Sullivan show, Oct 28, 1956 and Jan 6, 1957 

Sullivan did not host Elvis' Sept 9/56 appearance because he was in a head-on collision while driving his Mercury passenger car, (a show sponsor) at 1:30 a.m. the previous month.   Alcohol was said to have been a factor (and people said Elvis was a bad influence, shame on Ed) 
 

SOWNY » Hamilton Spectator Building Sold for $25.5 Million » February 7, 2020 6:50 am

Kilgore
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Broodcaster wrote:

   departments are getting smaller with each passing year.

 . . . as newspapers get skinnier but more expensive @ the same time, for some reason 
 

SOWNY » Is Don Cherry's Ouster Killing Hockey Night In Canada's Ratings? » February 2, 2020 6:46 am

Kilgore
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mace wrote:

   What has replaced Coach's Corner?

Brian Burke for the time being, however Cam Stewart is said to be short-listed


 

SOWNY » The Stories Behind Those Iconic Rock Album Covers » January 26, 2020 6:22 am

Kilgore
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Terry O'Reilly's CBC Radio One Under the Influence programs are (regardless of the subject he targets) simply wonderful 

SOWNY » The National » January 24, 2020 6:25 am

Kilgore
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Prime Minister Peter MacKay will deal with this

SOWNY » Have at it Big Yella...tell the CRTC what you want from CBC Radio » January 18, 2020 11:09 am

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Tony Burman relates a hilarious story in his weekly column in the Insight section of today's TorStar:   

Margaret Thatcher had little use for the BBC or the CBC and so Burman (then CBC) was surprised in 1984 to receive an "acceptance of a request" to interview her.   They had not requested an interview but showed up anyhow.    Just before it was to proceed they discovered that her handlers had screwed up and thought it was CTV that arrived.     

They went ahead anyhow even cutting to a commercial break.   Gotta give the CBC credit for thinking fast on their feet, eh?  

SOWNY » Don't roll out those hazy, crazy days of U.S. Super Bowl ads yet... » January 15, 2020 9:42 am

Kilgore
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grilled.cheese wrote:

Looking forward to commercials is a great commentary on modern life.
 

Pepsi Cola, salted peanuts, Doritos chips, Budweiser beer and Walmart -- 2019's Super Bowl highlights  

SOWNY » Pickering Emergency Alert » January 13, 2020 6:00 am

Kilgore
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Will we accept & forgive human errors in Pickering while condemning human errors in Tehran? 

SOWNY » Toronto Star: The Incredibly Shrinking Paper » January 12, 2020 9:48 am

Kilgore
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Radiowiz wrote:

    At the end of the day when all is said and done, I would have gladly paid a quarter for something loaded with advertising...I just don't get why it has to be so damn expensive at the box.  Heck, with the right amount of advertising, maybe the Toronto Star print edition can be a free publication? 

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for.

K.
 

SOWNY » 97 Rock Buffalo Featuring 1970's A a to Z » December 31, 2019 10:36 am

Kilgore
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Dale Patterson wrote:

    Canadian music in the '70s was tremendous.

Absolutely correct

That said, anyone who can't get enough of Lighthouse, April Wine & the Stampeders does not have to tune in Buffalo radio to quench their thirst
 

SOWNY » FAMILY FEUD CANADA » December 21, 2019 9:39 am

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pg. 011 of today's Globe & Mail:     "Survey says . . . pathetic" -- Konrad Yakabuski

SOWNY » Supreme Court Rules No More U.S. Super Bowl Spots For Cdns. On Cable » December 19, 2019 11:49 am

Kilgore
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Forward Power wrote:

That's it - because of this ruling, I am never again watching the Super Bowl as long as Bell has the Canadian rights to it and we have the Canadian feed shoved down our throats 

Take that, Tom Brady
 

SOWNY » Watch the Grey Cup football game for $4.99 ! » November 25, 2019 5:24 am

Kilgore
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This thread began w. a comment that Canadians should be able to catch the CFL championship with an OTA antenna, then attracted comment to the effect that "free" is still too expensive for Cdn football.     Personally I thought the Hamilton/Winnipeg game was at least as entertaining as the NFL's Buffalo/Denver match earlier in the afternoon.  

SOWNY » Larry Fedoruk Gone From Bell's CKTB » November 22, 2019 5:42 am

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Doug Thompson wrote:

  This firing makes no sense at all.  Stupid, stupid, stupid.   So sorry Larry.

    

"I don't like it, but I guess things happen that way"

John R. Cash
 

SOWNY » T.O. Star Accepting Reader Comments Again, But Only On Some Stories » November 19, 2019 12:53 pm

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A wise man once stated that it's fine to disagree, but not to be disagreeable

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