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SOWNY » Fox News ' John "J.D." Roberts Rips Trump Rep Over White Supremacy » October 2, 2020 7:17 pm

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Not digging at all. It’s a fair question. If you did any kind of research whatsoever you would clearly see Biden’s comments, and his past votes. Look at his comments and actions about bussing in the 70s. What about his 1994 bill that was briefly brought up (and deflected)?

SOWNY » Trump has Covid » October 2, 2020 5:11 pm

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I never said it isn’t- it certainly is news. There is no reason to speculate on whether he can still run or be President. He’s not dead and not on life support (that we are aware of). The New York Times is acting like he’s on his deathbed.

SOWNY » Fox News ' John "J.D." Roberts Rips Trump Rep Over White Supremacy » October 2, 2020 5:09 pm

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mojo55 wrote:

When a mean, angry U.S. president is suspected of sympathizing with a hate group in a country whose
constitution prides itself on being a safe haven for refugees and immigrants fleeing from prejudice, hatred
oppression and persecution then this mean, disrespectful, angry president should damn well explain himself
providing that he can somehow bring himself to tell the truth. 

 

Did Biden have to explain himself when he made horrible comments towards blacks? Fair is fair.

SOWNY » Trump has Covid » October 2, 2020 5:07 pm

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You do realize the vast majority survive, right? Even at his age, it’s most likely he recovers.

SOWNY » CFPL 980 - 98 years old » October 1, 2020 5:43 pm

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Sadly, CFPL has gone downhill in recent years. Still nice to see them celebrate their history, since so many stations ignore it.

SOWNY » Fox News ' John "J.D." Roberts Rips Trump Rep Over White Supremacy » October 1, 2020 5:38 pm

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Are they asking Biden the same questions about his comments? Fair is fair.

SOWNY » Is AM Equipment Obsolete? Stn. Insists That's Why They Should Be On FM » September 30, 2020 5:21 pm

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I think CFCO Chatham is the only station in Ontario with AM stereo. Not many US stations it either. Sad, because it sounds amazing if you have the equipment.

SOWNY » Is It Weird For CFRB To Carry First U.S. Presidential Debate Live? » September 30, 2020 5:18 pm

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Dial Twister wrote:

Radio111 wrote:

From your comments, it seems you are clearly biased towards Biden, which is your right.

And from your comments, you are clearly biased towards tRump, which is your (inexplicable) right.
 

 

And you have always been far left to begin with, at least from the comments. tRump, how creative.
Biden had no plan, just talk. Trump didn’t go into much either. It was mostly a shouting match on both sides.

Trump did try to say he was going to denounce these groups, until Wallace interrupted him. He then said to give specifics. He should have again said yes, he denounces these groups. That was an error on his part. Why didn’t Wallace ask a similar question to Biden about the violent left groups? What about his history of remarks (Trump did briefly bring that up).

Again, no one won, except maybe Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian who wasn’t invited. Wallace should never be allowed to moderate.

I didn’t listen to the pundits after the debate, as the right will obviously say Trump won, the left Biden.

SOWNY » Is It Weird For CFRB To Carry First U.S. Presidential Debate Live? » September 30, 2020 2:09 pm

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paterson1 wrote:

Chris Wallace not completely neutral? To his credit I think he was doing his best, but Trump kept interrupting both him and Biden.  And Wallace was absolutely correct in telling the president when he was trying to change the topic and not answering questions.   Last nights debate was an insult and embarrassment to Americans who turned in to watch.  Two or three times, it looked like Trump was debating with both Joe Biden and Chris Wallace. 

Some conservative pundits are trying to make like it was both Donald Trump and Joe Biden's performance for last nights mess.  Sorry, no sale.  Trump was the problem because he thinks rules don't apply to him.

He should have been told to shut up more than once. He also should have been told to grow up.  Trump is used to being the boss and always getting his own way.  He doesn't like rules, people who disagree, and being told what to do.

This debate was seen around the world last night, and the world was laughing and shaking their head wondering how this pathological liar and immature little boy could some how be president of the US.  Joe Biden won the debate by a landslide last night, anyone who can't see that has blinders on and living in denial.

Chris Wallace didn't have as many issues with Biden because when he told the former vp to let the president finish, Biden would be quiet.  When he did the same with Trump, the prez wouldn't stop interrupting.

Let's hope for America's sake, this dark unhappy time will come to an end in November, and the light and happier days return.

 

Wallace is a registered Democrat by all reports- you don’t see that as biased?

What about Biden lying about the Green New Deal? He said he didn’t support it, then a minute later said he did and explained part of it. Before, he did agree with it, as is laid out in the Biden-Sanders agreement (which does exist).

No, Biden was not quiet all of the time.

It really doesn’t matter, because Harris would be the on

SOWNY » Is AM Equipment Obsolete? Stn. Insists That's Why They Should Be On FM » September 30, 2020 12:39 pm

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HD on AM sounds terrible in my opinion. Too many digital artifacts, not to mention some have said it reduces the coverage area. AM stereo would be a better option, but that hasn’t flown in North America and probably never will.

According to this it was copper wiring and computer equipment. I don’t think either are becoming harder to find. This application is just a back door way to convert to FM.

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/woman-charged-following-copper-theft-from-digby-radio-site-1.4831950

SOWNY » Is It Weird For CFRB To Carry First U.S. Presidential Debate Live? » September 30, 2020 12:29 pm

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Biden did plenty of interrupting and some name calling. Yes Trump did most of the former, but Wallace rarely called out Biden when he did the same. It was obvious Chris Wallace had a side in this, instead of being completely neutral.

I do think two minute responses, with no real opportunity to rebut (at least according to the rules) is a terrible idea.

SOWNY » 40 Iconic Songs That Were Banned From The Radio For Ridiculous Reasons » September 30, 2020 6:21 am

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Could there be any more ads on that page? It kept messing with my browser! I only made it to 20 something before giving up, and of those some I knew about (Lola and Coca-Cola, for one).

SOWNY » Is It Weird For CFRB To Carry First U.S. Presidential Debate Live? » September 30, 2020 6:18 am

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He didn’t do as much fact checking as he should have. Most of his complaints were to Trump, yet rarely said anything when Biden interrupted. A good moderator would have been fair to both sides. Wallace clearly favors Biden. There was a point where he was even helping him along. That’s a moderator no no.
When it did get testy (and we all knew it would), I would have ordered the sound man to shut off both mics, then chime in to bring order.

They really should have moderators who are unregistered with either of the major parties, that way it could be easier to be impartial.

SOWNY » Is It Weird For CFRB To Carry First U.S. Presidential Debate Live? » September 29, 2020 10:19 pm

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Chris Wallace could be the worst moderator in history. I knew the debate would not be of any real substance. Both of the invited candidates didn’t solve a thing.

SOWNY » Is It Weird For CFRB To Carry First U.S. Presidential Debate Live? » September 29, 2020 7:03 pm

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If Roe v. Wade is overturned, each state would be allowed to make their own decisions on abortion, like it was prior.

Many lost their healthcare when Obamacare was passed, so that’s not a good argument.

SOWNY » Why Don't Country & Oldies Formats Really Work In Toronto? » September 23, 2020 8:59 pm

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I believe Sarnia/Port Huron has a station on AM with an FM translator that has an Americana format. No clue if it makes any money.

SOWNY » Why Don't Country & Oldies Formats Really Work In Toronto? » September 23, 2020 5:59 pm

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Country usually does poorly in major markets. New York and Chicago are prime examples in the US. I haven’t checked the numbers in, say Edmonton or Vancouver lately. Calgary probably does better.

I miss Bill Gable. What a talent!

SOWNY » The NFL is back and TSN has it » September 23, 2020 12:31 pm

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From what I have read, last Sunday’s NBC game is down again, but some coverage on FOX is up.

SOWNY » Rebranding and Format Changes in Mid Western Ontario » September 22, 2020 9:43 pm

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Expect more Cool FMs in markets if Blackburn ever expands. I think Chatham/Windsor was first, then Sarnia, now Wingham. The Sarnia station, CHKS was formerly perhaps the worst active rock station I have ever heard, both jock and music wise. Virtually nothing current, yet they still said “the best new rock”. I think they even played “Come on Eileen” which has no business being on any rock station, classic or otherwise.
I believe Blackburn has the entire Sarnia market, excluding the Port Huron, MI stations yet every time I am out that way there seems to be only a couple of advertisers. I don’t recall hearing a Sarnia businesses on the Port Huron stations, either.

SOWNY » Here is a great new ad campaign by Uber Eats » September 22, 2020 1:49 am

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Considering I have never liked Star Trek or Star Wars, it doesn’t sell me at all.

SOWNY » Rebranding and Format Changes in Mid Western Ontario » September 22, 2020 1:47 am

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Cool FM is so incredibly boring and lame, then again so is Blackburn. No wonder their stations in SW Ontario, even in their home base of London aren’t making a dime.

SOWNY » Bad Canadian TV shows? » September 21, 2020 3:37 pm

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I guess it’s possible, but I find it odd Tracy would be junked after being rerun for years across the country. It’s not a game show or soap opera that was meant to air only once. Perhaps CFTO or CTV eventually couldn’t sell it for reruns, and it was so bad they just wanted it gone forever.

SOWNY » Station Finds Digital AM Is No Good If No One Knows It’s There » September 21, 2020 3:27 pm

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The article is off a little bit. WIOE FM is in Warsaw, but 1450AM is in Fort Wayne proper. It was probably best known as WLYV, a Top 40 station in the 60s and early 70s.

As someone who has been to Fort Wayne a few times, I can say it certainly has one of the weakest signals once you leave the Metro. Other than WOWO, WGL on 1250 is probably the strongest AM signal.

SOWNY » The film/T.V. production biz in dire straits...should the Feds help? » September 20, 2020 3:58 pm

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Who isn’t asking for a government bailout these days?

My opinion: don’t give it to them.

SOWNY » Cousin Brucie Coming Back To Radio - & You'll Never Believe Where » September 18, 2020 4:47 pm

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My guess is another old WABC personality will have a music show on the weekend.

SOWNY » XMJ225: The Toronto Radio Station You’ve Probably Never Heard » September 18, 2020 4:43 pm

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Shortwave starts not far above the AM band and ends around 30 MHz.

SOWNY » New PBS Streaming Service Coming to Canada – At A Price » September 17, 2020 5:04 pm

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I believe the other direction should be true as well- Canadian services should be available to anyone in the US who wants them.

Just to clear up: commercial TV has been in the US since 1941, in NYC of course. Detroit and Buffalo did come around ‘47 or ‘48, but they had Canadian interest prior to 1952. NBC went nearly full color in prime time in 1965, and completely in all day parts in late 1966. CBS was about half color in 65 and almost all in 66, except some soap operas. ABC was the weakest network and I think went full color in prime time in 66, with daytime not converting until late 67 or early 68. In the US at least, B&W sales dominated until (I think) 1972.

History is fun!

SOWNY » Is This a E-Skip or Tropo Catch » September 16, 2020 5:39 pm

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I was in the Detroit area last year and picked up a station from Texas on 104.7 instead of WIOT Toledo which is normal in the area. I couldn’t believe it. I love when it is this active!

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