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SOWNY » CKNT Reveals Live Programming Date. No, Really. This Time They Mean It » Tue Sep 4 4:05 pm

Lorne
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RadioActive wrote:

LOSat wrote:

Lorne wrote:

Just found a Twitter account too. Incredible social media presence.
https://twitter.com/sauga960

If it was their official twitter handle it's gone now.  Someone thought it was or found it briefly because they tweeted at them.  In any case @sauga960 doesn't exist at the moment.

It WAS there about a half hour ago. I saw it - there were no tweets at all and somehow they had 9 followers! (Probably station personnel.) 

It does seem that they changed it. Here's the new handle.
https://twitter.com/sauga960am
 

SOWNY » CKNT Reveals Live Programming Date. No, Really. This Time They Mean It » Tue Sep 4 2:00 pm

Lorne
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Just found a Twitter account too. Incredible social media presence.
https://twitter.com/sauga960

SOWNY » CKNT Reveals Live Programming Date. No, Really. This Time They Mean It » Tue Sep 4 1:57 pm

Lorne
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Here's their Instagram page -- and as a bonus, their Facebook page too. Great stuff if you like logos.
https://www.instagram.com/sauga960am/
https://www.facebook.com/Sauga960AM/

SOWNY » Hit Songs That Wouldn't Be Politically Correct Today » Thu Aug 16 10:49 pm

Lorne
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And then there's this one ... I remember the original version getting played and it did sound like it contained the f-word, but I figured it had to be something else. Eventually it got replaced with a version with that part edited out.
https://soulfuldetroit.com/archives/1019-APR%20MAY%2004/3344.html?1084600875

SOWNY » Radio station music charts » Sat Aug 11 11:21 pm

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Yes, i would agree with the above comments, particularly about the credibility of the CHUM Chart during those years. But re Christopher Cross, I do remember CHUM playing his 1983 hit All Right, which went to #5. This was after they returned to more mainstream Top 40 music. They also charted Say You'll Be Mine in 1981 ... I don't remember it that well, but they may have also played it.

SOWNY » Friday Flashback: The Oddities of TV » Sat Aug 4 6:43 am

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The resolution on this isn't the greatest because I couldn't get TinyPic to upload it for me, but here's an article on the Sage.
https://i.imgur.com/6WZPbpz.png

SOWNY » More on the staff changes & controversy at Jazz FM... » Sun Jul 29 3:54 pm

Lorne
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Toronto Public Library cardholders can access articles from the Star and many other newspapers at the following link.
https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEDB0196&R=EDB0196

SOWNY » Kelly Cutrara needs a civics lesson » Sat Jul 28 7:58 am

Lorne
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I didn't hear what she said, so I don't know if the following would be a consideration. But for what it's worth, Oshawa is part of the Greater Toronto Area, although it's not part of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area. Here's a map showing the two:
https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/90c1-EDC-Map-GTA-CMA.png
The first is based on political boundaries, whereas the second is based on how Statistics Canada analyzes data. Reminds me of how back when I worked in the transit industry, I saw Mississauga Transit's city shown as being Toronto in various tables in a major publication. I told my boss about this, and she said that this was appropriate because it was part of the Toronto CMA. I could see the logic, but I still wouldn't have done it that way. 

SOWNY » Call Letter Meanings » Fri Jul 27 7:44 am

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WWVA - Wheeling West Virginia

SOWNY » Is Jack Berkovits Gone From AM 640? » Wed Jul 11 10:18 pm

Lorne
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RadioActive wrote:

It appears there's a chance our old friend Jack may no longer be doing his show at GNR 640 on Sundays.

He hasn't been on the past two weeks (which could have been vacation time) and his ads appear to no longer be running there, either. But a check of the Corus Sunday schedule on its web page shows the 5 PM slot is now occupied by "The Oakley Show Weekend." 

So unless the page has not been updated in some time, his show is no longer listed as being on the station. 

Here's the latest info that they have on their website about what's happening with his show. 
https://globalnews.ca/toronto/program/the-jack-berkovits-show

SOWNY » Toronto Star Officially Launches "Stingy" Paywall » Sun Jul 1 8:52 pm

Lorne
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Yes, that's exactly the same as what I've found.

SOWNY » Toronto Star Officially Launches "Stingy" Paywall » Sat Jun 30 3:14 pm

Lorne
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I also use Chrome, but I found by switching to Edge's InPrivate window earlier that I got another set of articles to work with ... just 5, though. Having said that, your overall point is certainly correct.

SOWNY » Toronto Star Officially Launches "Stingy" Paywall » Sat Jun 30 6:36 am

Lorne
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RadioActive wrote:

It sounds like they may be planning to charge separately for an online subscription even if you already get the paper.

I wondered about that as well. I don't know how much that this is done, but I'm a Consumer Reports subscriber and that's what they do. When I want to pass along an article to someone I just scan it instead, but it does bother me that they don't provide online access to subscribers. It would be interesting to know how many print subscribers are willing to pay for online access as well ... my guess would be that it's very few. 

SOWNY » CKNT is on the air! » Thu Jun 21 3:56 pm

Lorne
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I thought of that as  well, and saw that CINT is also on the list. But given how long it's been since they originally applied for the licence , I'm wondering if either of them were available back then ... if not, perhaps that would help to explain their choice.  

SOWNY » CKNT is on the air! » Thu Jun 21 6:49 am

Lorne
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Dale Patterson wrote:

They might want to re-think those call letters.

Couldn't agree more. I think it was RA that first raised this issue here some time ago, but I'm sure I would have thought of it on my own. Every time I see this thread move up to the top of the index because of a new post here, I think of how problematic they are ... in other words, I'm not getting used to them. I'm guessing they'll mostly use something like Newstalk 960 on air so it won't be that much of an issue, but it's still really strange that they chose those letters.
 

SOWNY » Friday Flashback: CJCL & The Great Talk Experiment » Fri Jun 15 9:54 am

Lorne
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Really interesting trip down memory lane, RA. Thanks very much for posting this. I remember all the format changes they went through, going back to the early 70s. I first discovered CKFH as a child because of them being the Leafs' broadcaster, but then found that I liked them better than CHUM -- that is, until they went country. I still remember the morning I woke up to that, and my disappointment at losing my favourite station ... although I realized even back then that they just weren't getting good enough ratings with what they were doing. I did like their attempts to mix music, talk, and sports, but I could also understand why it ultimately made more sense for them to go all-sports.

In addition, I think this ties in well with another post you made elsewhere recently. All those things that they tried back then were a lot more interesting to me than the way radio tends to be now. And I understand that this is just a natural evolution of the business, but as you said, with a lot of stations there just isn't as much to discuss now that is all that meaningful to many people like myself. 

SOWNY » Vanity Site NYTheSpirit.com » Wed Jun 13 11:23 am

Lorne
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Very much agree with everything you said, RA. And like you, I miss the many good radio people who used to post here. I used to assist in moderating another site, and I know how challenging it can be. I agree with what you're saying about giving people a few chances, but then removing them if they keep causing problems. It's probably a good thing that I don't post as much here in the way that I used to. 

SOWNY » Friday Flashback: What Might Have Been & Other Weird TV Events » Mon Jun 11 6:55 am

Lorne
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In looking up when The Joker was a hit, I found that the Steve Miller Band actually first charted in 1968 with Living In The USA. It was from their next album and it only got to #94, but I thought that might be of interest.

SOWNY » Friday Flashback: What Might Have Been & Other Weird TV Events » Sun Jun 10 8:03 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

Lorne wrote:

They really hit their stride later in the decade, but the Steve Miller Band did go to #1 with The Joker in 1973.

You're right. I was thinking more of the "Fly Like An Eagle" years, but "The Joker" did hit earlier.  Now if we could just figure out what the Pompatus of Love was. (Actually, it's fairly well explained here.

If the forum allowed it, I was actually thinking that I would have changed my name to the Pompatus of Love for that post.

SOWNY » Friday Flashback: What Might Have Been & Other Weird TV Events » Sun Jun 10 7:23 pm

Lorne
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They really hit their stride later in the decade, but the Steve Miller Band did go to #1 with The Joker in 1973.

SOWNY » Happy Trails... to me... » Sun Jun 10 2:30 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

I think we just missed the actual 3-year anniversary. I went back to look and the earliest posts I can find are from May 28, 2015. So that's when this latest incarnation of SOWNY appeared. If memory serves (and these days it so often doesn't!) the board came back the same day that Phil's version disappeared.  

Here's what someone here had to say about the second coming of Iain Grant at the time ... seems that he knew what (and whom) he was talking about.
http://kowchmedia.com/why-the-new-moderator-of-the-sowny-board-is-my-hero/

SOWNY » Happy Trails... to me... » Sun Jun 10 6:20 am

Lorne
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Fitz wrote:

I think the McBride era started in 2014. 

Here is a snip via the Way Back Machine from Jan 2015:

http://www.lettheuniverseanswer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Sowny.png

Thanks, and yes, it's certainly coming back to me now. I remember the problems, but had forgotten that he was the one who had to deal with them. Glad that we were able to move on from that whole situation.

SOWNY » Happy Trails... to me... » Sat Jun 9 10:35 pm

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Dale Patterson wrote:

Iain took over in 2015, then handed it to Phil McBride in mid-2016, McBride closed sowny.ca in January 2017 but Ian created a new SOWNY at sowny.net in his second tour of duty on Big Yella. Now it's RA, and I wish him well. Be nice.

I had mostly forgotten about that ... shows what a good job Iain did in bringing the forum back to life. But yes, we'd better behave because he's probably not going to come back a third time. Thanks again, Iain. 
 

SOWNY » Happy Trails... to me... » Sat Jun 9 5:08 pm

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This got me wondering about who has served as moderators here over the years. If memory serves, it's been Dale Patterson, Craig Smith, Rob Edds, Iain, and now RA. Thought it was worth naming all of them, as their efforts to keep this forum going have been and continue to be much appreciated.

SOWNY » Moderater RadioActive » Wed Jun 6 7:29 pm

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Muffaraw Joe wrote:

Thank you RA for stepping in...good job, a bit courageous too, as this board can get interesting at times...
Cheers! 

What he said. Great choice, Mr. Grant.

SOWNY » Buster Poindexter past the summer bumpers.... » Sun Jun 3 10:27 pm

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Peter the K wrote:

betaylored wrote:

By the by, was it you Peter the K, who mentioned Pinetop Perkins ages ago? I read the name, and went and checked him out. Amazing talent, and I made a note to listen to more of his work.

T'was I.  Glad you enjoyed.  One of the most amazing things about youtube is you can "discover" the most amazing music that's been around forever.  There are so many artists in various genres that I've found that just left me speechless. 

I missed that, but I had found out about Pinetop many years ago when a regular on the oldiesmusic.com discussion forum mentioned him. Checked him out as a result and so did my father, and we both thought he was great. Good on you for mentioning him here. 

SOWNY » Billboard's Hot 100 All Time Songs Chart An Eclectic List » Fri Jun 1 8:40 am

Lorne
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Fitz wrote:

There is a not obvious"Feedback" form at the end of the first linked page. Give it a shot and hopefully they will correct.
 

Well done ... that's exactly the kind of thing I had looked for. When I couldn't readily find anything, it made me feel like there wasn't much point in trying to contact them ... I know from past experience that some companies just don't care about correcting wrong info. However, submitting a correction is actually one of the options for filling out this form, so I just used it to do so. Thanks very much. 

SOWNY » Billboard's Hot 100 All Time Songs Chart An Eclectic List » Thu May 31 10:31 am

Lorne
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Fitz wrote:

Lorne wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

(And how can the Four Tops version of "All In The Game" possibly be at #44 or even in the chart itself?)

Almost certainly a case of them putting in the wrong artist name, especially since Tommy Edwards' version could certainly qualify for that kind of ranking.

A song actually co-written by a vice president of the USA. A bit of trivia I picked up listening to Dick Bartley's Solid Gold Saturday Night and you are right about the type of mistake since you get an error if you click on the Four Tops at that position but Tommy Edwards song was number one for six weeks.
 

Yes, I noticed the broken link as well. Really careless on their part all the way around ... I would have let them know, but didn't readily see a way of doing so. Can only guess that someone may have selected the Four Tops from a database of charted songs because they were a bigger name. But here's a link to Edwards' Hot 100 chart history which was impressive enough in its own right (and mike marshall has added some more good info about him).
https://www.billboard.com/music/tommy-edwards/chart-history/hot-100/

SOWNY » Billboard's Hot 100 All Time Songs Chart An Eclectic List » Wed May 30 10:39 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

(And how can the Four Tops version of "All In The Game" possibly be at #44 or even in the chart itself?)

Almost certainly a case of them putting in the wrong artist name, especially since Tommy Edwards' version could certainly qualify for that kind of ranking.

SOWNY » NBCUniversal to Launch Reality TV Streaming Service in Canada » Wed May 2 7:25 pm

Lorne
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RadioActive wrote:

Just days after CBS All Access officially came to Canada, another major U.S. network has set its streaming eyes on this country. In this case, it's NBCUniversal, which is vowing to start a service called "Hayu" (where that got that name is beyond me) in the Great White North. 

I immediately thought "Hayu" = "Hey you" ... although I have no media experience, I worked for many years in marketing. It was actually in marketing research, but it gave me some insight into what would have otherwise made little sense to me. 
https://tinyurl.com/yauos9r3

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