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Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Is the Big Blue Board officially dead? » May 27, 2020 1:12 PM

I keep waiting to see if something else happens here.  I've considered removing my login, but I'm still here.
I'm almost wondering what happened to Exidor.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Is the Big Blue Board officially dead? » January 22, 2020 10:07 PM

Well the last few months before that, the posts were primarily WBEN/Fox style political commentary from Exidor, who seems to have (wait for it) .... Exited-the-Door.   Thank you, thank you - I'm here all week!

Off Topic » Who's Still Here? » August 10, 2019 9:17 AM

Hey folks!

I guess I just wondered who was still lurking on this forum.  There doesn't really seem to be much going on.  (Yes I know - obviously I could post more here too, but if there are really no other visitors, then what good does that do?).  But on SOWNY, there is comparatively a lot more to read.

Just wondering if I should pull the plug on visiting here?  Or is there a chance this forum might shine again someday?

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » LET'S GET BACK TO LOCAL . . . » April 10, 2019 10:05 AM

Excellent suggestion.  And while we're at it, let's be less disparaging to colleagues and other radio types.
By the way, great news regarding Roger Ashby.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Programming » April 9, 2019 9:34 PM

What I get tired of is the whole Mary Tyler Moore references to John Moore.  Or saying he's having a meltdown.  Basically Exidor hates ANYTHING the least bit left-winged, unlike a centrist who sees the best of both sides.  It becomes exhausting to read.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » March 3, 2019 3:10 PM

Mike wrote:

It's wah-say-gah beach... it always has been and those who say differently are poseurs!!!

For Real?  Wow!  I should give myself more credit.  Thanks Mike!


Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 25, 2019 3:52 PM

Eldon wrote:

Traffic is flowing well out of Wasaga Beach.     That's Wah-sah-gah Beach, as in Nottawasaga River and Nottawasaga Bay, and NOT Wah-say-gah Beach

Thanks Eldon.  Everyone who has ever mentioned it to me has always said Wasaga Beach as Wah-Say-Ga.  So I appreciate the correction.  apparently Torontonians (which I'm not one) say it as Wa-Say-Ga.  I'm from Stoney Creek.  Hamiltonians suffer from the same affliction.

I'll make sure that I say Was-Saw-Ga next time.


Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 14, 2019 12:09 PM

Eldon wrote:

Wonderful to learn that this forum has had a recent blood transfusion; I haven't a clue what you're talking about, but still it is wonderful because when people are chatting they aren't likely shooting at each other.    Please don't shoot at Jody because I rely on his traffic reports every weekend.


Eldon, I'll hire you as my bodygaurd

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 12, 2019 7:15 PM

Exidor wrote:

Apology accepted Mr. Thornton.

Hmmmm - I don't think so - but you do live in your own world on this forum, so have at it.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 10, 2019 9:28 AM

Mike wrote:

You misunderstood me, twice.

First of all my post, "The way I figger, everybody from  Gillette went out after work the night the ad dropped and got drunk.  Their toast? 'Success! We got them talkin'!'" was meant to refute previous comments about the Gillette ad. If the purpose of advertising is to draw attention to your product, the ad was an unqualified success. Yes, some people took issue with it. Gillette knew that going in and went with the campaign anyway.I say bravo Gillette! 

Secondly, I did not mean to single you out for not posting. I said you haven't posted anything positive in quite a while  which is no sin, but even if you ARE sinless I thought it was unfair to cast stones.

What I also thought was unfair and I still do  was labeling me as a MAGA hat wearing right winger. I'm not, and as insipid as they may be, my posts prove it.

Peace, Jody. BTW, I'm a fan.


Hey Mike:

It's all good.  It wasn't you I was labeling.    I'll leave it at that.  No hard feelings I hope. 



Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 2, 2019 11:25 AM

Mike wrote:

Jody, that's unfair.

No offense, but if I may, I haven't seen you post anything postive in quite a while... if ever. Just sayin'


No it's not unfair.  There's nothing but politics here (and I'm sorry but it's all right wing.  You can think how you like, but that's not what this board is for).   So then to answer your second question, what is here to inspire me to post at all?  By the way, no sense singling me out for not posting, many MANY others have not as well.

Just Sayin'

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 1, 2019 9:39 PM

g121 wrote:

Ah, so this is where the cynical, bitter Earl Cowan's come to talk to themselves.
How many Ford Nation pins & MAGA hats are in your collection?
I haven't visited here in a long time; no need to return.

Pretty much how I feel.  With all of the "Mary Tyler Moore" comments and pro-Trump crap here, this board has lost any reason to exist.  It was way better when Irvine was here.  But in any case, there is nothing here mentioning KW or Hamilton Radio anymore.  Where are questions about CHYM or K-Lite or CHML?  It just seems to be the Exidor right-wing board.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Just a Question About This Board .... » December 8, 2018 10:02 AM

Lately, the ONLY people I ever, ever see here are Mike and Exidor.  I rarely see anything but fairly conservative news stories, or American radio stuff.  Are there still any other radio enthusiasts here?

Sure I don't post much here (neither do I post much at SOWNY), but I enjoy content to read.  And I can't save the forum all by myself.  What happened here?

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » September 11th » September 11, 2016 4:02 PM

Sometimes, it bugs me that we've seemed to come to some normalcy about it.  I still remember the events often.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Anyone pining for Ziggy? » July 17, 2016 5:37 PM

Say what you will, but people were posting at least.  I know it gets out of hand sometimes, but it's certainly entertaining.


Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Anyone pining for Ziggy? » July 17, 2016 4:12 PM

You guys were asking for Irvine to come back a few weeks ago.

I think a lot of the time, forums readers see disagreements as a bad thing on the board.  But really, it's the sort of stuff that get conversation going.  Plus, it's only when someone challenges you, do you see what it is that you really value.  When everyone agrees all of the time, things go quiet.


Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » TVO » June 9, 2016 7:24 PM

Mike wrote:

Hercules anyone? lol

That's Meeeee Herc - That's Meeeeee!
(I had to hold up my ring and let the thunder and lightning start, just to ward off all you TVO naysayers... lol)


Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » TVO » June 9, 2016 9:27 AM

Oh I get that completely.  I REALLY do.  But TV Ontario existed in the much beloved days of the Bill Davis government, the hated Rae days, and so forth.  Just because today's Liberals make most of us start seething, doesn't mean I want media options to go away, that many other markets don't have.  But I hear you.


Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » TVO » June 9, 2016 6:31 AM

First off, I'm not sure that AM Stereo was all that overrated.  I remember it hardly garnered any attention at all.  And likewise, I don't hear tons of people shouting Steve's name to the hills either, but I think he's quite a competent interviewer.  Steve is indeed mild-mannered, but does get to the juice of the matter.  He appeals to those of us who want more substance I suppose.

I've mentioned before that I wasn't bothered that The Agenda topics didn't pertain to just Ontario.  It's television for Ontario residents, but it doesn't have to be about Ontario.  To me it's a go to place for political analysis, that's for sure.  And that can be provincial, federal or stateside.  Again, no problems with me that it can deal with outside of Ontario.


Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Guelph Mercury to cease printing » January 25, 2016 11:54 PM

Awwww, thanks Mark.  Irvine's name and the word "sensitivity" can indeed go hand in hand, and I would never have believed it (kidding )

By the way, I was mailed a copy of Nevin Grant's new book.  So my heart is very warm thank you.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Hey Jody! » January 11, 2016 7:19 PM

No Steve Paiken will do fine.  My beef is that the only way we can have programming like that is with public style television.  If it were left to the free market, there's no demand for it.  Most people don't want Brit dramas and current affairs.  So to me, it's not whether or not The Agenda deals with Ontario affairs.  I'm perfectly fine that it goes off topic nationally or internationally.  I just liked the show for what it was, and I want there to be something like it to watch on TV.  I like when three past politicians get on there and recall how the political landscape and economics were different in 1980.  I like hearing a roundtable go into extreme detail about why Mulcair couldn't pull a win, and compare how his campaign went from month to month.  I like that dry but rather interesting stuff.  I guess I think like a pundit.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Rock Radio stations mourning Lemmy from Motorhead » December 30, 2015 11:49 AM

How Irvine imagines me reacting ... lol

Not steaming Mark.  We've discussed it, and it was a sad day, but I'm moving past it.  We don't disagree as much as you might think.  I'm just saddened by the recent events, but I'm not blind to the whys and hows.  Rather than arguing relevance, I would more accurately say I miss a lot of things about the past, and wish sometimes I was back there.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » CHCH Makes Big Cuts » December 18, 2015 1:56 PM

Eldon wrote:

John McCallum, Liberal cabinet minister for Jody's Thornhill riding expects to house 25,000 refugees from Fort McMurray by year end.   It's a busy time

I don't know what the Syrian refugee situation has to do with CHCH, but didn't Thornhill elect a conservative?  I voted NDP for what it's worth.

Edit:  There does seem to be an inconsistency here.  Peter Kent was elected Conservative (one of the only ones voted in the GTA) in Thornhill, but John McCallum seems to be respresenting Markham-Thornhill (???)

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » CHCH Makes Big Cuts » December 17, 2015 9:46 PM

Hathaway wrote:

PS. The real piss off of the whole CHCH layoff thing is that the staff don't get any severance pay. That's the real story.  Once again the lowly worker ant gets shafted by a corporation (even if it is independent).  

At the end of the day, that was the only thing I was criticizing about comments being made by GOD HELP US.  The former employees do deserve some sympathy, and what they're enduring is quite difficult I'm sure.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » CHCH Makes Big Cuts » December 16, 2015 11:27 PM

In the case of CHCH, I would say "Yes" it does connect with a lot of people.  That's not just me fantasizing.  You just have to check out Facebook and realize there are a whole host of different types of people, in different walks of live that are mourning these changes.  These are not just die hard fans or media types at all.

While I completely get what you're saying following that, I think CHCH does stand apart from your examples.  Maybe CHEK in Victoria too.  After all, isn't it community owned? (so that's even a better example, because somebody had to care about it)

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » CHCH Makes Big Cuts » December 16, 2015 8:51 PM

Hey I agree with some of what you said a GREAT deal.  And as for the sentiments that you "GOD HELP US" commonly share, you expressed them MUCH MORE sympathetically.  No problems at all in disagreeing, or even being exposed to the harsh truth.  But there is a tasteful or respectful way to do it.

It took me awhile to decide to go back to the radio biz.  I'm in no way kidding myself by staking my claim on a secure retirement by working in this medium.  I know it's future poses a lot of questions.  And I'm not an ego driven or narcissistic person.  But in the rare case where I get to hear myself prerecorded and played back over an AM radio, I still tingle a bit and build a stupid looking smile.  I feel like that little boy who would listen to CKOC at night thinking, "Man I wish I could do that".  I'll spare you all the rest of the past radio glory sentiment, since I wasn't building to that anyway.  Suffice it to say, it gives me a very simple sense of happiness.

In many ways, I can't see how local news survives either with all of the other media choices, but I do hold hope for it.  CHCH does seem to connect the way a family does since it always has connected to the Hamilton area in a rather personal way.   And even if the future is dim for media outlets, I still would never disparage those that lost their jobs, and disregard what they're enduring.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » CHCH Makes Big Cuts » December 16, 2015 7:23 PM

What is it that you have against these former CHCH personalities that you have to lash out at them so badly?  Hebscher has mentioned he was surprised that Channel Zero hadn't laid off anyone up until now.  He wondered why something hadn't happened prior to last week.  Donna Skelley has cited the same.  She even thought if something had been adressed last year (even if reorganization was in the works), it could have perhaps been better handled.

There was a lot of talent that walked out the door that day, and a lot of viewers are feeling poorly about the situation.  So as much as you may be entitled to your opinion, why are you so unsympathetic towards them?  Can you not possibly understand what they're going through right now?

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » CHCH Makes Big Cuts » December 14, 2015 8:24 PM

That's rather bitter sounding.  I understand your comment on the economic situation, but it's still horrible to see people unceremoniously showed the door, when they loved their jobs and put their heart into it (in some cases for thirty-plus years).  Why is it that you would not feel poorly for those shown the door?


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