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SOWNY » Mike Stafford Tries To Explain The Comments That Got Him Fired » Yesterday 7:36 pm

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Rune wrote:

Talk radio talking points? What the hell are you talking about? 

Many apologies. I meant 'Bullshit talk radio catchphrases'. I regret the error.
 

SOWNY » Mike Stafford Tries To Explain The Comments That Got Him Fired » June 13, 2021 7:27 pm

Chrisphen
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Rune wrote:

...First, we as a society have gone too far with this cancel culture. There should be some pushback at some point.

I love it! Couldn't wait until the vacuous talk radio talking points started to vomit their way into the thread. Bravo!

Wasn't God Emperor Stafford banned from this board? Or perhaps previous iterations of it? For being 'too edgy'?

SOWNY » It's Official: Mike Stafford No Longer With GNR640 » June 10, 2021 1:22 pm

Chrisphen
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Oh no. Anyway, I'm sure he'll fit in nicely with 960's Rogue's Gallery.

SOWNY » CBC Music » June 5, 2021 4:24 pm

Chrisphen
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Ditching Brave New Waves was among the dumbest moves the CBC ever made. Fortunately, some episodes live on at archive.org.

SOWNY » Are These The Most Unfortunate Call Letters In Recent Memory? » May 31, 2021 10:06 am

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grilled.cheese wrote:

MJ Vancouver wrote:

Peterborough used to have CKKK.

I'm sure Peterborough still has a few of those around.

CKKK would've been quite popular in the Greater Port Perry area.
 

SOWNY » Does Any Other Market Do This With A Major Team Like The Leafs? » May 28, 2021 9:31 pm

Chrisphen
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On the broader topic of praising failure? Many do if the money's good.

SOWNY » Do You Subscribe To Amazon Prime Video? You'll Want To Know This » May 27, 2021 9:02 am

Chrisphen
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It's going to be another heavy blow to physical media.

SOWNY » DX-er Alert: This May Ruin Your Radio Reception » May 25, 2021 9:36 am

Chrisphen
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The Sun? Yeah we'd need a second source for that.

SOWNY » Bob Garfield dismissed from WNYC » May 22, 2021 4:48 pm

Chrisphen
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Saucy developments at one of the major American PBS stations. The co-host of 'On the Media' was fired.

SOWNY » Jerry Agar's Cunning CanCon Confession » May 21, 2021 10:08 pm

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Charlie wrote:

The network expanded his range to several other markets outside Toronto.  

Jesus wept.
 

SOWNY » Jerry Agar's Cunning CanCon Confession » May 21, 2021 4:51 pm

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Jerry Agar is a tired old Teabagger whose continued employment hinges on espousing expired opinions to an exhausted audience. His dismissal would be an act of mercy.

Also, I wonder if his disclosure is actionable.

SOWNY » J-effing Awful New Radio Spot Is Selling ? » May 18, 2021 9:42 pm

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Charlie wrote:

Not only is this incessant ad painfully annoying, it is painfully stupid.  
 

I can sleep peacefully at night knowing I didn't spend precious money for this garbage. There are others who will bear this burden their whole careers.

SOWNY » Dissed On DAT: Did Anyone Here Ever Use Digital Audio Tape? » May 8, 2021 7:08 pm

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Jody Thornton wrote:

The only thing is the tape mechanism used a helical scan rotary head like a VCR did.  Yikes!  That's complicated. 

That makes the used market for these products particularly scary, even if most were used in 'professional' environments.
 

SOWNY » Do You Still Have Your Old VCR Or Other Equipment? » May 7, 2021 5:56 pm

Chrisphen
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Yup. Video - VHS, Laserdisc and Blu-Ray. Audio - tape deck, minidisc, CD player and turntable. Portable - Minidisc and Walkman-style tape player.

And my kitchen radio:
https://i.ibb.co/v4sNCgW/IMG-20210414-195846.jpg

 

SOWNY » Dissed On DAT: Did Anyone Here Ever Use Digital Audio Tape? » May 7, 2021 11:14 am

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Another consumer format that was slain in the crib by the IP lobby. There was another digital tape format introduced later called DCC that also failed. Then Sony's Minidisc (crippled by their own company IP concerns).

SOWNY » J-effing Awful New Radio Spot Is Selling ? » May 7, 2021 9:24 am

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Charlie wrote:

Caleb likes to speak in the third person.

Ah, Spence. The Old Faithful of shitty ad copy.

betaylored wrote:

=12pxIs the ad your talking about for Hyundai (I think it's that company, I'm not a fan of automobiles), and a female voice actor, because that's Nicole Kidman.

In that case the talent can clearly do a proper accent - one way or the other - but was directed to deliver that way. Still a poor decision.
 

SOWNY » J-effing Awful New Radio Spot Is Selling ? » May 6, 2021 7:30 pm

Chrisphen
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I think the current worst ads are not doomed by writing, but by improper use of talent. There's a car company ad employing a shill who is trying to sound Australian but clearly can't do it. It's similar to the travesty of Keanu Reeves' attempt at an English accent in Dracula.

SOWNY » New Tech Allows Listeners To Skip Hated Songs On Live Radio » May 4, 2021 8:31 pm

Chrisphen
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Encouraging. Now when may be hope to skip commercial breaks?

SOWNY » Flaccid Follow-ups » April 30, 2021 6:14 pm

Chrisphen
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If only Hayley Cooper was still there to lob suspiciously limp softballs at our rotund leader.

But seriously, if he sounds like he's winging it it's because he is. He is shitting in our mouths and declaring it filet mignon. Contrary to some opinions posted in this forum, there are still a sizeable number of stenographers in the press who will parrot it.
 

SOWNY » Ted Woloshyn In Hospital With COVID-19 » April 29, 2021 11:21 am

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Why was =12pxBendixen announcing this?

SOWNY » John Roberts Retracts False Claim After Other Outlets Fact Check Him » April 28, 2021 4:24 pm

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Bentwater wrote:

Did JD work at CHUM News or was he strictly a DJ at CHUM?

From what I recall he worked up to more highly-regarded journalism when he moved to CTV, where he put up with Pamela Wallin for a while. Then he grabbed the gold ring with CNN. Then he Thelma and Louise'd it off a professional cliff when he moved to Fox.
 

SOWNY » John Roberts Retracts False Claim After Other Outlets Fact Check Him » April 28, 2021 4:09 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

It's interesting that the story is from former Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale - and that it originated from CNN. 

Dale's been doing a decent job ferreting out bullshit.
 

SOWNY » Really long meteor scatter burst on FM » April 24, 2021 9:52 pm

Chrisphen
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Huh. Neat.

The Sangean is good, though I've found the Tecsun PL880 to be more sensitive (the Sangean does have far better build quality though).

SOWNY » I've lost my MOJO » April 23, 2021 5:32 pm

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Live in Lakefield wrote:

Was MOJO before it''s time> 

MOJO "We're Maxim, not Hustler" Radio? No, it wasn't too soon. And it's clear why it failed.
 

SOWNY » Some Caught In Bell Media Purge Land On Their Feet » April 23, 2021 2:12 pm

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RadioActive wrote:

Hayley Cooper, who was part of recent layoffs at Bell Media, has accepted a position with Etobicoke Centre MPP Kinga Surma as Director of Communications.

That explains her penchant for lobbing pusillanimous softball questions at Doug Ford during press conferences.
 

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