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Sun Apr 1 6:29 am  #1


The Motts retire

For all haters of Paul and Carol they have just announced that today is their last day. They are "retiring" to concentrate on the family equestrian business

Last edited by Calhame (Sun Apr 1 6:45 am)

 

Sun Apr 1 6:54 am  #2


Re: The Motts retire

I used to listen to The Motts back when they were on 710 CJRN Niagara only, and then they went big-time to 610 CKTB St Catherines.
Enjoy Retirement

 

Sun Apr 1 10:16 am  #3


Re: The Motts retire

Heard most of the last hour of their show this morning.

Mike Bendixen & John Moore made the trip out to the Mott's home studio for an in-person on air chat

Nice run -- enjoy retirement!  


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

Sun Apr 1 10:55 am  #4


Re: The Motts retire

Toodles to 2 people I NEVER/EVER heard do a radio show.  No offense intended.  That is true of almost everyone who has ever hosted a talk show.  [at least since the days of Larry Solway and John Dolan... ... ...and even then I loathed it...with a passion.]  2 words have always come to mind when it comes to talk shows...and they aren't "Happy motoring."  No...they aren't 'that' either.  They are...in fact...

"S H U T   U P!"

 

Sun Apr 1 5:59 pm  #5


Re: The Motts retire

I always enjoyed there program in Toronto when I was able to hear it. My understanding is there program was on at least 3 station.  Does any one know what Bell will do with this time slot. Will they go back to 3 local shows or keep it as it is now.

 

Sun Apr 1 6:20 pm  #6


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THE best 1-2 punch in talk radio, hands-down, was (the late) John Michael in the mornings followed by the Motts in the aft when they all were on 610 CKTB.  I gladly also tuned in when they were on their predecessor, CJRN 710.  With extreme respect, I rather preferred them in the St. Kitts/Niagara (format) area as opposed to Toronto's clock.

Damn.  I miss the Great John Michael.

 

Sun Apr 1 8:04 pm  #7


Re: The Motts retire

They can now team up with Cam Stewart to focus on horses. 

 

Sun Apr 1 9:02 pm  #8


Re: The Motts retire

unclefester wrote:

Mike Bendixen & John Moore made the trip out to the Mott's home studio for an in-person on air chat

   

I was just thinking -- did Bendixen pack up the Mott's studio equipment once they signed off?
 


"I'll kick your ass down Yonge Street"... CFTR's Robert Holiday circa 1979...
 

Sun Apr 1 9:20 pm  #9


Re: The Motts retire

No idea, but Bendixen did talk about how they were once fired by the former brass at the old 1010 and how unfair he thought it was. Carole Mott briefly recalled that they hired a lawyer and went after the company, although that on-air conversation was cut short. 

 

Mon Apr 2 5:07 am  #10


Re: The Motts retire

Aytononline wrote:

Does any one know what Bell will do with this time slot. Will they go back to 3 local shows or keep it as it is now.

Not sure on the GTA vs. other-area shows question, though John Moore on Newstalk 1010 this morning mentioned that it would be announced "this week" who would replace The Motts on-air starting this coming weekend.

 

Mon Apr 2 8:53 am  #11


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Announcement will apparently be made on air Wednesday morning. 

 

Tue Apr 3 4:56 pm  #12


Re: The Motts retire

I don't know why broadcast media is so addicted to "point/counterpoint" shows featuring a conservative versus someone who is slightly less conservative - covering the entire ideological spectrum from A to B. 

 

Tue Apr 3 5:07 pm  #13


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Hansa wrote:

addicted to "point/counterpoint" shows featuring a conservative versus someone who is slightly less conservative - covering the entire ideological spectrum from A to B. 

Yes, The Motts WERE very guilty of this for many, many, MANY years.  It was beyond obvious that Carol would utter, "oh, Paul" as she was going to offer her leftist counterpoint to his hard right-wing stance.  But, in the last couple of years when they went on RB weekends, that seemed to magically disappear.  I'll tell you this: as much as I enjoyed them over the years, those forced point/counterpoints where predictable and tedious.  Thankfully, someone asked them to just be themselves and they were quite pleasurable.

I'll tell you this... if I disagreed with as much as they pretended to, I would have either been divorced or in federal maximum lock-up for murder-one.