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Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Go big, or go home! » July 30, 2020 7:56 AM

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So today’s the day. July 30, 2020, the day we find out if the much-ballyhooed News Talk stations live up to their constant hype or if it’s all just so much bovine scatology. When the Prime Minister is hauled before a committee to be grilled on the WE controversy, unlike anything we’ve seen before, will the News Talk stations carry all the historic  proceedings?  Or cut away after half an hour or so?   My money is on the latter. If I’m right,  it will be proof positive that these stations are just slogans with no meaning. Period. You know, just like they claim all their music stations have the “best music.”I would say to the News Directors or Brand Managers or whomever, “Now’s your best chance ever to prove that you mean what you say. Fail in this and the world will know you for what you are.  Fake news.”    

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Reboot ideas, anyone? » July 8, 2020 4:16 PM

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So... ya wanna be in Show Biz?   Two sure-fire ways, it seems. A cooking show where some guy with blue hair bullies and abuses  you, or bring back an version of a previous hit. Hey, if they think Lucas Till can be the new McGyver, how bad can your idea be?   

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » "...with the Humidex" is wrong. » July 3, 2020 6:01 AM

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Yes, everyone says it these days it's still wrong. Sheesh!

 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Vision TV fib » June 2, 2020 9:39 AM

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Vision TV, the religious station, has a bit of a problem with the truth.  Like most others I've been watching a LOT more TV lately and I've discovered a couple of shows that have helped pass the time; shows that I might not have otherwise watched.  One is Vera, a British police drama that centers around a disheveled Tyneside detective. My wife and I have grown to enjoy it and we appreciate that it's available on PBS and Vision TV. Except on Vision TV it's promoted, graphics and all, as a "Major Movie" each time it airs; complete with numerous bumpers  out of commercial breaks.  Well, it's not a "Major Movie" -- it's a 9 year-old TV show.  It happens to be 90 minutes long, but it's still a TV show. I am fully aware this is very small beer compared to everything else that's going on right now, but you know what?   It's a glaring misdemeanour as  it would be on any other station, but on a religious channel the irony is rich for such a transgression against the commandant that forbids bearing false witness. 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Tiny Talent Time » May 31, 2020 8:01 AM

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Channel surfing last night I discovered this CHCH classic show was scheduled for  8 o'clock.  Determined to watch it live, naturally, I forgot to tune back in. Is this terrible time slot intentional?  

Off Topic » Who'a thunk it? » May 29, 2020 3:27 PM

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Masks. amirite?

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Good News! » November 21, 2019 7:50 PM

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You took a wrong turn. You want Puget Sound. That's where people like you hang out.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Good News! » November 21, 2019 3:34 PM

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You find it  amusing when people lose their jobs? I don't.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Things that make you go hmmmmm » June 17, 2019 3:57 PM

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The Trump show on ABC last night was a ratings dud. "Celebrity Family Feud" scored higher numbers the week before.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Seriously, CBC? » May 28, 2019 4:32 PM

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 No, it was a NATIONAL cast, damn their Toronto-centric souls to hell! 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Seriously, CBC? » May 26, 2019 10:14 AM

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The top CBC story for the past (at least) 24 hours has been the Raptors. Last week the Cross Country Checkup question was, "Are the Raptors Canada's Team?" At 0900 this morning they devoted 2 minutes (at least) to last nights' win. The life-threatening wild fires in Alberta?  Meh. 

No wonder so many Canadians abhor the CBC.  Although I'm not among them, I sure understand their animus. If there was ever any doubt it's the Toronto Broadcasting Corporation, there isn't any more.

Tone deaf.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Programming » May 11, 2019 5:19 PM

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Have you ever heard this guy?   Flat, FLAT, F.L.A.T delivery.  Not so bad on TV where he  has viz, but on Radio he's  piss on a plate. PLUS he has this annoying habit of re-introing his guest unnecessarily. Look, it's an 8 minute segment... tops. A minute to intro and a minute to extro leaves you six. It's is NOT necessary to re-intro the guest at the 3-minute mark!!  This guy does that plus recaps everything that has just been said! Listeners are stupid, apparently, but they're not THAT stupid.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Canadian Radio guy does Trudeau » April 28, 2019 7:38 PM

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Gotta say I was underwhelmed at the impersonation. The writing was pretty funny though... for a Canadian audience.  I don`t think the Yanks got the references to Harvey`s etc.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Programming » March 22, 2019 9:36 PM

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Dozens,  if not hundreds,  of really, Really, REALLY,  R.E.A.L.L.Y good broadcasters out of work,   and this third-rate-whiskey-soaked-voice-blowhard-loudmouth-know-it-all at the end of the bar everyone wishes would just pay his tab and gtfo  is getting a network show? Really? Sigh. Yup. Radio is dead. 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » Programming » March 22, 2019 3:58 PM

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You have GOT to be kidding!!

Please tell me you are.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » March 5, 2019 3:31 PM

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In that vein, Bucky, there's a Pierre Street in Windsor. The locals pronounce it Pee-ree. When you're a "broadcast professional" you better pronounce it Pee-ree too.   You can explain and argue 'til the end of days that it's  wrong and you will be right. But you will lose.

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » March 4, 2019 3:57 PM

Mike
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Actually what you might want to do is speak like ordinary people speak. You know, the people who listen to you. The ones you want to identify with you. Maybe it IS  pronounced to-mah-to, but hat's not what most people say,  and when YOU say it they think you're pretentious. The traditional pronunciation of short-lived is with a long "i".  Try saying THAT on the radio just once! 


 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » March 2, 2019 10:29 PM

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DON'T DO IT JODY!!!

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

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 15, 2019 9:17 PM

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Rush delivers a sermon. A phone call would throw him off his cadence. I have heard him  take calls and he's not very good at handling them, imo.  There are many examples of men who delivered similar non-stop preaching to the converted.  Fidel Castro,  on the communist side. Rush and Hannity are on, shall we say, the other side. There's no difference. None of these people, past and present, left or right,  is on your side. They have an agenda. We are all being played. By both sides. It's very depressing if you think about it. So don't! lol

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Best » February 12, 2019 5:31 PM

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Best in Hamilton and arguably the country  for post Radio career -- Bob Bratina.
On the air in the 60's Bob's radio career was pretty impressive and comprehensive: newscaster, play-by-play, announcer.
Then he went on to  become a city councilor, then  Mayor Of Hamilton and is now a local MP. 

He's still got a gig at 75!  And a REAL GOOD one!

Good on ya, Bob!
 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 2, 2019 3:41 PM

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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.

 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 1, 2019 10:34 PM

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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'

 

Kitchener-Waterloo/Guelph/London/Hamilton Radio & Media Forum » The Worst A Man Can Get » February 1, 2019 6:03 PM

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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'!"

 

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