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Today With Jeff McArthur

April 20, 2009 @ 08:46

Mexico and Jamaica.







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Today With Craig And Matt

April 15, 2009 @ 08:39

Hockey playoffs, Billy Bob and things that annoy us.












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Today With Bruce Barker

April 14, 2009 @ 08:51

Sports and pork on the barbeque.







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Today With Jeff McArthur

April 13, 2009 @ 11:43

Masters, "in the hole" and Corner Gas.







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Bring Kiss To Peterborough

April 10, 2009 @ 13:03

Hey ya buggers, I like to think I give all you regular readers a small measure of entertainment with my musing on this site each day and let's be completely honest, I don't ask for much in return.

Until now.

Could you please support an initiative to bring a Kiss concert to Peterborough?

Kiss is holding an on-line contest that will determine 40 dates on their upcoming tour and the way its set up, absolutely any town, village or hamlet in North America could host a concert.

It's being done on a per-capita basis. In other words, one vote out of Peterborough could be worth a thousand out of Toronto.

There is a twist to this. We don't play a lot of Kiss on the Wolf, in fact its restricted to our request shows, but in this case we're steppin' out to help bring what would be a huge event to Peterborough.

It would be mega-huge in Peterborough and the Wolf would like to help make it happen.

Do us a favour would ya, go to this site and vote for Peterborough. Toronto gets enough stuff.

In the past day, thanks to our listeners, we've moved from way back in the pack of about six thousand to crack the top 100.

Here's a promo we're running on the radio station right now.








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Today With Craig And Matt

April 8, 2009 @ 08:55

Hockey baseball and the casino lawsuit.(Craig was sick. Filling in, Bob Preston.)












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Today With Bruce Barker

April 7, 2009 @ 08:49

Weather, baseball and barbeques.







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Today With Jeff McArthur

April 6, 2009 @ 09:50

HIV killer, the Leafs and Jays.







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Today With Neil Morrison

April 3, 2009 @ 20:53

G20, Fast and Furious.







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Geets Gets The Boot

April 1, 2009 @ 17:37

It's with heavy heart that I received the news today that David Haydu has become one of the latest victims of cutbacks at CTV Globemedia.

He was chief engineer for the entire radio division.

For those of you who don't know the name David Haydu, you might know the name Geets Romo. He was the Geets part of the Pete and Geets Show which graced the Toronto radio airwaves from the mid-70s to 1987 when it all came to an abrupt end at CFNY-FM.

They started at CHUM-FM in the late 60s and in the mid 70s they became Canada's very first comedic FM morning team. In 1980 they moved to The Spirit Of Radio.

Pete and Geets mean a lot to me because it was on this show that I got my first taste of morning radio. Just 18 months out of college, through a wonderful series of events, I became Sports Director at CFNY and shortly after that I became part of the Pete and Geets Show.

I did sports and the marvelous Mike Stafford, just 19 years old at the time, did news.

Working under the direction of David Marsden there were no rules, no parameters and no limits, just the constant encouragement to be creative and have fun on the radio, and believe me, we had a lot of fun.

Following is a piece from something I've been working on for a couple of years now:

A RADIO STORY by Fred Patterson.

"Let me tell you, the years between 1980 and 1987 were fabulous and Pete and Geets deserve a lot of credit for trail-blazing, their style of morning show was way ahead of its time.

They were Howard Stern without all the tits and ass. Pete and Geets rarely went there. They did clever bits that always had a beginning, middle and end. They pushed the envelope in an intellectual way. They didn't have to bring a woman into the control room and have her masturbate to get a reaction.

They'd just say or do something funny.

And to continue the Stern comparison, Pete and Geets did irreverent contests, games and parodies while Stern was still in college. In fact I'll take it this far, early Howard Stern was nothing more than a weak Pete and Geets imitation with a naked chick thrown in.

I take nothing away from Howard Stern. He is a legend, and will go down in history as probably the greatest ever, but give credit where credit is due.

There were hundreds of Howard Sterns out there, but every time somebody tried to exercise the shock-jock angle, they were snuffed, so was Stern the first few times.

The person who deserves credit is the guy who made the decision to take the shackles off Stern, let him go and see where it led.

The rest is history.

I just happen to be under the impression that if not Stern, it would have been somebody else, maybe somebody more talented and funnier, it just happened to be Stern, and he was the first, so he gets all the credit.

Pete and Geets will never get that kind of credit in Canada. They should. Every year during something called "Canadian Music Week", the radio industry falls all over itself handing out cheesy awards and recognizing industry achievement and contributions to the business.

If they really wanted to do something worthwhile, they would recognize Pete and Geets, two pioneers of Canadian radio.

Pete and Geets were loved. They created an atmosphere of fun and warmth and it worked extremely well for CFNY, a station that was more down to earth and personal than anything else on the dial."

After Pete and Geets broke up as a radio team in 1987 Geets stayed on as chief engineer at CFNY until 2001.

Pete lives in Ottawa where he does a lot of gardening and fixin' shit.

Here's an interview I did with Pete last year, I'll try and catch up with Geets in the next little while and do one with him.


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