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SOWNY » First On The Scene! » Yesterday 11:43 am

pinto
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Stealing!! LOL
 

SOWNY » CBC Gem App » July 6, 2020 2:38 pm

pinto
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Thanks for the tip.  I'm also enjoying the series Das Boot, even with the subtitles.
 

SOWNY » CBC Gem App » July 6, 2020 12:12 pm

pinto
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I watch other things, the National is OTA at 10, sometimes I watch it at 11 or 9p.  Also some really good content on the Gem app.  I don'y have the CBC News Network, as I mentioned before I don't have cable
 

SOWNY » CBC Gem App » July 5, 2020 4:39 pm

pinto
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I signed up, then they made it free during the initial Corona outbreak, so I cancelled and they have just gone back to pay for premium  The $4.99/ month is worth it to me as I don't have cable and want the National.
Here's the kicker.. I renewed the other day and they allow payment through Google Pay, before they used a Credit Card.  I do the Google rewards, basically, little surveys asking if you were at a particular store or location and they credit your account.  So, CBC Gem Premium is free.
Yes, tracking locations but you can always opt out.  Just a heads up.

SOWNY » Been Losing Buffalo Stations OTA? This Could Be Why » June 16, 2020 12:32 pm

pinto
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As an antenna user myself, always love reading this stuff!!  Thanks all.

SOWNY » Jessica Mulroney (Meghan Markle's BFF) gets called out » June 11, 2020 5:21 pm

pinto
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to hell with these so called "influencers"  When I wanted a free meal, I'd go to Mom and Dad's
 

SOWNY » Greg Simpson has passed » June 10, 2020 1:56 pm

pinto
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No cause confirmed, but last time we chatted a few weeks ago he was heading for heart tests

SOWNY » Coast-To-Coast To Return To Ont. Airwaves Next Week » June 4, 2020 1:59 pm

pinto
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Really like listening to Drex, will say, if I am up super late and want some George, WMPL in Michigan works fine on Tunein with the google hubs.  Not all US stations do.
 

SOWNY » Mike Bullard Loses Court Case After Suing Chatelaine For Defamation » May 21, 2020 2:40 pm

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Bullard hasn't been relative in over a decade, met him once at a CMW.  Self centred arrogant individual.  Move on Mike.
 

SOWNY » CFTO weak signal » May 4, 2020 2:30 pm

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They are hit and miss in Whitby and I have a clear shot at the CN tower from the roof.  50-60 kms tops, that said, I know they were on reduced power for a while.  Also, there is VHF and UHF for OTA.  My antenna is not both and for the life of me I can't remember what CFTO broadcasts on, but it sucks!!  Even the lowered powered Buffalo stations come in just fine and they are repacking if not already completed!

SOWNY » Stronger Together/Tous Ensemble » April 27, 2020 7:42 am

pinto
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Ale Ont wrote:

No one has mentioned how much was raised.  My wife kept trying to donate online and could''t get on the web page.

Their website crashed it was so busy, they are still accepting donations.
 

SOWNY » COVID-19 Hitting Rogers Profits Hard » April 22, 2020 2:58 pm

pinto
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I tried Stack, paid for the service and got commercials outside of the live channels... not impressed, no longer a sub

SOWNY » Amazon Prime Video, Global News partner to provide 24/7 regional...... » April 8, 2020 4:54 pm

pinto
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saw that last night when I turned on prime..  punched around a bit...meh.

SOWNY » Corus Overnight - Drex Rocks!! » April 3, 2020 8:00 am

pinto
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I agree, good show, well done.

SOWNY » National Overnight show on Bell News stations » April 2, 2020 4:30 pm

pinto
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Don't listen to Coast a lot, just thought I would tune it in last night.  Funny thing that I can't connect to the coast website link you provided when I had my VPN on.. LOL

SOWNY » National Overnight show on Bell News stations » April 2, 2020 2:08 pm

pinto
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Late night (for me) last night, thought to myself, how about a little conspiracy radio so I tuned in CKTB and heard the new(?) National overnight talk show on the iHeart Radio network.  Anyone else hear it?  Thoughts?  What I heard for the first few minutes was pretty poorly done, but maybe it's a new thing and give the guy a break.  Think the host does a weekend show on RB.

SOWNY » Things Were Tightening on CHUM FM in 1975 but » March 13, 2020 4:03 pm

pinto
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Yep, I played some new wave while on the air at 'SL

SOWNY » Want A Tesla? It May Not Come With A Radio » March 5, 2020 6:02 pm

pinto
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Gotta have a radio!  Pissed that the 2017 didn't have HD, but the same US model did.

SOWNY » CBC Picks Up a Little Cash » February 29, 2020 1:02 pm

pinto
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I'm sure it's been kicked about before, but I would have no issue if there was a system like in the UK for the BBC.  I have no cable, watch CBC Toronto and pay for the Gem app.. a measly $5 a month.  There is good value in our National broadcaster...

SOWNY » Original Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Returning To Free TV » February 28, 2020 3:37 pm

pinto
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I did catch a few episodes of the show but can't remember what sub channel it was, glad to see it back!
 

SOWNY » Having Trouble With WNED & WKBW OTA In The GTA? This May Be Why » February 25, 2020 3:59 pm

pinto
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I already get both, tho WNLO can come and go every now and then with the weather.  Hope they stick around for me.

SOWNY » How Will Hosts Feel About This? Are Cameras Coming To GNR 640 Studios? » February 20, 2020 6:39 pm

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Mobile camera, follow Mike outside for a smoke, get the real lowdown!!

SOWNY » What If The Blue Jays Games Were No Longer On Broadcast Radio? » February 19, 2020 9:49 am

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In my mind Baseball is the ONLY sport that works well on radio, hockey can be too fast to follow at times, football has too much downtime.  But I'm old and love listening to the Jays on the radio in the backyard... 

SOWNY » Exactly One Month To Go Before Final Buffalo OTA Stations Repack » February 15, 2020 7:55 am

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I was told they were operating CFTO at half power and have been for a while while work was being done.  That from one of my contacts in Bell

SOWNY » Exactly One Month To Go Before Final Buffalo OTA Stations Repack » February 14, 2020 4:43 pm

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I'm in Whitby, Manning and Anderson area (south end), can see the lake from the roof and it's a clear shot to the CN tower.  Its a UHF/VHF issue I believe.

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