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SOWNY » Rare Radio Special On Elvis' Death To Stream Free On 43rd Anniversary » Yesterday 3:33 pm

Thanks, RA. The sound quality is extremely good. C'ya Sunday!


 

SOWNY » Stunning Sale: Toronto Star Sold For $52 Million » July 16, 2020 11:27 am

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paterson1 wrote:

Torstar so far at least, has been an excellent example of how a responsible company winds down an operation, and actually do the ground work to make sure their staff past and present are properly taken care of.  
 

That's good to hear. Shall we compare the way Torstar is handing things over to the way Conrad Black handled his divestments? For example, the way Lord Black treated Dominion store employee pensions?

No need to say any more.
 

SOWNY » Oakley Show » July 14, 2020 8:05 am

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g121 wrote:

BUT .. what permanently drove me away from his show was some of his regular guest contributors.  The rude, obnoxious, boorish bombast of the likes of a David Menzies or a Charles McVety was disgusting. 

May I drop a very large AMEN in here?

SOWNY » Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap » July 13, 2020 10:06 am

Fitz wrote:

I recall finding some playlists a few years ago and found some today:

Vinyl Play Logs
 

Thanks, but the most recent is February. Perhaps last Friday's show was a repeat, but I have no way of knowing which show was repeated from looking at that list.
 

SOWNY » Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap » July 12, 2020 10:58 am

His previous shows are available online, but I'd like to see playlists. Does anyone have a link?
https://www.randybachman.com/vinyl-tap

Thanks.

SOWNY » Cumulus Pulls The Plug on Westwood One News » July 11, 2020 4:12 pm

Legitmate news services falling here, there and everywhere; replaced by the likes of Brietbart, Faux News and Facebook. The end of civilization appears to be just around the corner.
 

SOWNY » CBC Gem App » July 6, 2020 1:21 pm

pinto wrote:

Also some really good content on the Gem app.  

Agreed. Search the app for FORAGE, a four episode series presented by an indigenous chef who runs Pow Wow Cafe in Kensington Market. Very informative, and yet remarkably brief, episodes.

Or, take your browser here...
https://gem.cbc.ca/season/forage/season-1/deca635f-8261-4552-8ddf-e9eebc84ccab


 

SOWNY » WABC Radio To Air One Time Oldies Special This Weekend » July 6, 2020 9:39 am

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Dutifully, at 6:00 p.m. EDT Saturday, I tuned in with anticipation. Just a few minutes in, the host announced that America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani would be joining in throughout the program.

I shut it off then and there.
 

SOWNY » Stunning Sale: Toronto Star Sold For $52 Million » May 27, 2020 8:59 am

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Dale Patterson wrote:

$52 million? That doesn't sounds like a lot. I thought TorStar would be worth a lot more, but I guess not.

The buyers undoubtedly bought the 'debt' too, so $52 million free and clear may be a godsend for the majority shareholders.



 

SOWNY » Lord Black weighs in on CBC » May 18, 2020 10:57 am

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In 2001...Black renounced his Canadian citizenship, remaining a United Kingdom citizen, which allowed him to accept the peerage (Baron Black of Crossharbour) without further controversy.

In 2007, he was convicted on four counts of fraud in U.S. District Court in Chicago. While two of the criminal fraud charges were dropped on appeal, a conviction for felony fraud and obstruction of justice were upheld in 2010 and he was re-sentenced to 42 months in prison and a fine of $125,000. In 2018, Black wrote a flattering biography of Donald Trump. In 2019, Trump granted him a full presidential pardon. (That alone should disqualify him from anything but membership in tRump's Grifter Club).

The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, announced Black's removal from the Order of Canada and his expulsion from the Queen's Privy Council for Canada in January 2014.

Oh, and lets not forget his cavalier, money-grabbing treatment of Dominion Store pensioners. These character faults tell us everything we need to know about this former-Canadian huckster. His opinions may entertain the easily-entertained, but I try to avoid hearing from this ex-con, former-Canadian (now musing about re-applying when the coast is clear) miscreant whenever possible.


 

SOWNY » COVID Scare Commercial » May 14, 2020 7:41 am

Create a fear...
Offer a solution.

As old as time.
 

SOWNY » Are You Sick Of All The Live COVID-19 Press Conferences On TV & Radio? » May 11, 2020 3:45 pm

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the original hank wrote:

i'm thinking, it's better to be "sick" of the conferences as opposed to being "sick" with the virus.

Can I get a very big Amen?
 

SOWNY » Lord Black weighs in on CBC » May 9, 2020 10:45 am

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Ms. C. wrote:

grilled.cheese wrote:

In my opinion, I enjoy his opinion. 

Coming up. shortly

From Conrad's lips to God's ear...
“For all its corruption and vulgarity, the political system is working,” he (Black) said (in 2016). “Donald is going to be a damned good president."

With insight like the above, I won't be betting the farm on Lord Black's reading of the tea leaves... https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/w00t.png

https://www.tvo.org/article/conrad-black-thinks-donald-trump-is-going-to-be-a-damned-good-president

 

SOWNY » Sinclair Broadcasting Will Pay a Big Fine to the FCC » May 8, 2020 10:46 am

paterson1 wrote:

He also said  "we thank the FCC in their diligence in reaching this resolution." Huh?? Your company was just fined $48 million and you are pleased with the resolution?

It's simply tRumpSpeak for say whatever it takes to make the Deplorables think that you're #WINNING.
 

SOWNY » Lord Black weighs in on CBC » May 5, 2020 9:24 am

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Hansa wrote:

I'm not sure why anyone would think a convicted fraudster is worth listening to, particularly when so much of what he writes is self-interested eg his shameless shilling for and apologetics on behalf of Trump which was in no way connected, I'm sure, with Black trying - successfully in the end - to get him to give him a pardon.  

Anyone pardoned by the tRumpster is dead to me...

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SOWNY » Lord Black weighs in on CBC » May 3, 2020 8:33 pm

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Prod Guy wrote:

Why does the entire media industry fawn over this crook?  His every musing is covered like he's Christ risen from the dead.  I don't have to go far to get a white male senior citizen's opinion of the CBC.  I don't need his too.

Amen, and Amen.
 

SOWNY » OK This Takes the Cake » April 28, 2020 10:58 am

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mace wrote:

And things would be better under Hillary? We will never know. But in my humble opinion, I doubt it.

The message didn't say that "Things would be better under Hillary".

The message implies that she was right that tRump was (and most certainly is) unfit for office, and that a large percentage of his supporters are indeed deplorables.

 

SOWNY » OK This Takes the Cake » April 27, 2020 9:26 am

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Johnny B wrote:

I was shocked not to see the Trump supporters commenting on this thread and defending their dictator king...I figure about 50% of this group are part of his core base (white guys over 60 who yell at cloud formations, hate the 'colors', and love marshmallows cause they're also white)...even though this shit once again clearly proves the man is complete moron...I've given up trying to understand his die hard supporters and large parts of the USA.

Maybe they finally read AND UNDERSTOOD things like this...
https://i.ibb.co/R3SwP7q/temp.jpg

SOWNY » OK This Takes the Cake » April 24, 2020 3:58 pm

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I'm beginning to think it's true...

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SOWNY » Hosts working from home » April 16, 2020 8:48 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

Dial Twister wrote:

RadioActive wrote:

Is there some kind of a backup generator that runs the equipment or would they suddenly just vanish?

My computers, etc. all operate through uninterruptible power supplies. They keep things humming along for the 10 seconds it takes for the natural gas generator to automatically fire up. During the big ice storm, it ran for 54 hours straight while we cooked dinner for neighbours and entertained them with movies on the big screen. Ah, technology in dangerous times. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cheerful.png


This 12,000 watt unit runs the whole house, including central air.

 

I would love to have one of those but I hear they're incredibly expensive. If you don't mind, what was the price range for that unit, does it power the entire house and furnace and how long could it last if the hydro stayed out for days (as in the ice storm a few years back?) 

I believe you'll find everything but the financial answer in my post above...see RED.

As for the cost, I acted as my own general contractor, prepared and laid out the gravel pad, dug the trench from the house to the generator, ran the wires and gas line, installed the automatic transfer switch and simply hired an electrician and a gas fitter to make the final connections. All told, it came in at well under $4,000 - about 8 years ago. One of the smartest things I've done. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png
 
Oh, and as long as natural gas is coming down the street, it'll keep running. Like I said above, during the big ice storm, it ran non-stop for 54 hours.

P.S. Can be easily adapted to run on propane too.

 

SOWNY » Out of the shadows is a very compelling documentary w. 4 million views » April 15, 2020 3:52 pm

Muffaraw Joe wrote:

...and it talks about the corrupt relationship between Hollywood, the CIA, and Government...it is well done and raises some serious questions.

https://i.ibb.co/Cmg5BLN/But-but-but.jpg

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » April 15, 2020 9:01 am

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RadioActive wrote:

Is there some kind of a backup generator that runs the equipment or would they suddenly just vanish?

My computers, etc. all operate through uninterruptible power supplies. They keep things humming along for the 10 seconds it takes for the natural gas generator to automatically fire up. During the big ice storm, it ran for 54 hours straight while we cooked dinner for neighbours and entertained them with movies on the big screen. Ah, technology in dangerous times. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cheerful.png


This 12,000 watt unit runs the whole house, including central air...
https://i.ibb.co/WVHfHBV/IMG-7500.jpg

 

SOWNY » Hosts working from home » April 15, 2020 8:55 am

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Ms. C. wrote:

Conrad Black called from the Bridle Path to chat w. John Oakley but his line went down during a good part. Don't you hate when that happens?   

With Conrad Black? No.

 

SOWNY » Show Prep: Hair Today Hair Tomorrow » April 13, 2020 3:11 pm

RadioActive wrote:

This is probably the only time I actually envy bald people!

https://i.ibb.co/9W4Sbx4/NextYear.jpg

 

SOWNY » Money (always) talks » April 9, 2020 12:46 pm

I've been impressed by the way CBC's Marketplace goes after bad service providers, unethical companies and outright crooks, regardless of how big or small the companies are.

I've often said to Mrs. Dial Twister that it's a wonder that the CBC has any advertisers. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png


P.S. And, yes, I consider Marketplace to be a form of "news".
 

SOWNY » One of the advantages of all this free time » April 8, 2020 8:08 am

I finally got around to ridding myself of all Bell entanglements. The final piece of the puzzle was Bell TV, which I cancelled this morning.

I moved to Start.ca (based in London, ON) which provides TV over the Internet. Less money. Very quick customer support. No satellite downtime in bad weather. Small town company that I'm happy to support.

Interestingly, I found that Start's TV distribution rights come through Corus.

Free at last
Free at last
Lord God Almighty
Free at last.

 

SOWNY » City TV Adds New Breakfast Television Hour Across Canada » March 24, 2020 5:07 pm

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Peter the K wrote:

Well, at least one good thing about all this COVID-19 talk is that it's pretty much shut up all the climate change zealots. 

https://i.ibb.co/0qbbykp/Climate-Change.jpg


 

SOWNY » Brutal ... » March 23, 2020 4:31 pm

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potentiometer wrote:

...also applies to Program Directors. 

Brand Manager, I'll have you know. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/angel.png


 

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