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Today With Jeff McArthur

March 28, 2011 @ 08:45

What else?







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Carroll Kicks Ass

March 21, 2011 @ 08:33

Nice to see that good guy Bill Carroll is kickin' some major league ass in Los Angeles at KFI, which just happens to be the number one talk radio station in America.

Since joining KFI about a year ago, Carroll has had the length of his show extended and he's been a fill in for veteran LA morning man Bill Handel.

I've always been a big supporter of Carroll's, not only because he's great at what he does, but I've always liked his attitude and it was highlighted in a recent interview he did with LARadio.com.

This is the part that really sticks out for me, and is something all Program Directors, not just talk Program Directors should think about.

What are the differences between Toronto Talk Radio and Los Angeles Talk Radio? "In Canada I probably spent most of my days meeting with program directors telling me that I've got to pull back. Here, I was told I had to push forward. It has taken much of the year to really realize what's actually on my mind and not feel like I will spend four hours a week in meetings."

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Today With Craig And Matt

March 16, 2011 @ 08:05

Political backlash, Ron Wilson, MLSE.












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Today With Jeff McArthur

March 14, 2011 @ 10:03

Japan, MLSE.







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David Marsden - Hall Of Famer

March 12, 2011 @ 10:20

Yes, it was a grand time yesterday as we gathered for the Canadian Music Awards at the Royal York.

Part of the award ceremony was the induction of my first Program Director into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. David Marsden was there in all his wonderful glory to accept an award that was probably long over due.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland several years ago.

I've written a few things about Marsden over the years so I won't go on about what a great guy he is, and how much fun it was to work under him at the "Spirit" oh so many years ago.

What I will do is tell you how enjoyable it was yesterday to see him on the stage and listen to his heart warming speech while sitting amongst some of my favourite people on earth.

Most radio wanks look back upon their careers with warm and fuzzy memories, even the bad times somehow become good so many years later. It's not unique.

But I can honestly say what we had going at CFNY through the 80's was very unique and Marsden was the architect. There were really no boundaries when it came to creativity and taking chances and the result was some fantastic radio.

I remember back in the 80's talking to other sportscasters from CHUM and CFTR and CKEY and realizing how fortunate I was to be working under Marsden. Most of the other guys at the other stations were handcuffed and controlled.

I wasn't, far from it.

Those other stations may have had higher profiles and bigger ratings, but I know for a fact they weren't having as much fun as we were.

It was a family at CFNY and what brought us together was not only the David and Goliath thing, it was being parked out in Brampton and all living within minutes of each other.

We not only worked together, we played together, we grew together and the memories are endless.

Marsden, Don Berns, Earl Jive, Darren Wasylyk, Earl Veale, Leslie Cross, Alan Cross, Geets Romo, Steve McAuley, Mary Curtis, Maureen Bulley, Liz Janik and Ivar Hamilton. They were all in the same room yesterday and it felt good.

And to top it all off, Humble Howard was the MC for the afternoon and not only did he do a great job, it all seemed so fitting.

We were there to celebrate the Marsden era but Humble represented the following era, the 90's era, and it was just as much fun.

We need another re-union.

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A Radio Guy's Worst Nightmare

March 12, 2011 @ 08:55

Marco Campagna has trouble with his computer and doesn't realize he's on air on CKGM Team 990 in Montreal on March 10, 2011.... poor bastard!

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Today With Craig And Matt

March 9, 2011 @ 08:06

Porn star names and the Harper government.












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Today With Jeff McArthur

March 7, 2011 @ 09:56

Gas prices, Libya and Harper.







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Hab Fan Goes Where He Belongs

March 4, 2011 @ 12:45

It's with the utmost pleasure that I share with CanadianThinker.com readers the news that my good friend and devoted Hab fan Freeway Frank has got a new radio job.

During my two bewildering years at the Mix in Toronto I met a lot of great people in the halls and Frank was one of them.

He's a passionate man who loves radio, loves his hockey team and definitely loves his hometown of Habfanistan. What a fantastic turn of events that after a year or so of being out of work he is hired as the new morning man at Virgin Radio Montreal.

Frank is great at what he does, and after getting the boot from a station in Calgary, I'm sure it played on his mind quite a bit whether he'd ever get back in the game.

Not only did Frankie get back in the game, he scored big time and nobody deserves it more than this guy.

Calgary's loss is Montreal's gain, and I'm sure with his Montreal roots he'll do a kick ass morning show and become a very wealthy young man.

Hey Frankie.... Loving you!

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Today With Craig And Matt

March 2, 2011 @ 07:54

Getting old.












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