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It Is Monday, February 24th, 2014 & CBC RADIO ONE Is Back

24 Feb

The 31st Games of The Winter Olympiad in Russia’s Version of Miami, Sochi, is History.

CBC Radio One is Back. No Longer will I have to be tormented by listening to “The Institute For The Intellectually Challenged”, a Euphemism for Sports Radio 101.9FM, WFAN, where assorted putzes compete for the title of Dummy of 2014.

CBC Sunday Morning is a replay. But it feels good to hear it again.

Eh!

M

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CBC Radio One Returns Monday To US Radio Apps

21 Feb

This was done in the name of protecting the Olympic Broadcast Rights owned by CBS Radio/Westwood One.
In short, Sports Radio 101.9 FM and Sports Radio 660AM WFAN, Home to assorted show callers who have all the intellect of a Stained Glass Window with images of Plants, has been assaulting many a person’s eardrums. February 24th, 2014 cannot come quickly enough.

M

Oh, Please, Not Those NBCSPORTS Cheerleaders Again, Eh

8 Feb

With Billions paid for Television Rights, The Winter Olympics are being held in a Black Sea Resort town in Russia.
Plus, NBC Sports needs to program various channels such as CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Bravo, SYFY, Telemundo & The Main NBC Network.
Plus this bunch hires Cheerleaders and not Commentators. If I want Cheerleaders, I will watch the NFL. I want objectivity on Broadcasts.

Funny, but up by the USA Canada Border, Americans actually prefer to watch Olympics Coverage on CBC. The Canadian Commentators are 1st Rate and The Coverage is much more varied. Detroit will be tuned into CBET Channel 9 for the Olympics, Via Windsor, ON. Northeastern New York, along with Vermont, will be tuned to CBMT Channel 6 in Montreal. Rochester and Buffalo will be tuned to CBLT 5 In Toronto. New Hampshire & Maine will be tuned into Quebec City, Moncton, New Brunswick and Halifax, NS CBC Owned Stations. These Yanks don’t care what Bob Costas  says.

I guess Don Cherry is preferred over Mike Emrick, Eh.

M

On Americans Knowing Their Closest Neighbor, Eh

25 Jan

I first went to Canada in 1963, staying in Quebec City. I do remember The Catholic Shrine of Ste. Anne De Beaupre, She being the Mother of The Blessed Virgin Mary. This Shrine is “The Lourdes Of North America” as many cures of Illnesses have been attributed to This Shrine Church(Eglise En Francais). Quebec is quite traditional French Speaking & Catholic. This was in August, 1963, when President Kennedy was at the helm in Washington.
The Canadian Prime Minister was Lester Bowles Pearson. We often heard of him back in the USA. Toronto’s Airport is named for him.  It was also my 1st Opportunity to experience Canadian Radio & Television, via a Network called CBC(Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), which unlike “The Big Three Major Networks”, which Canadians often watch a lot of, CBC is a Crown Corporation, operating at Arms Length from The Canadian Government.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau was Prime Minister. We often heard about him in the USA. We, more often than not, heard about his wife, Margaret Sinclair Trudeau in her dalliances, including her stops at the Famous Disco, Studio 54.

But, just how many Americans remember the 6 Month Term of Joe Clark as Prime Minister? Who was Michelle Jean? Outside of Wayne Gretzky, Howie Mandell, Monty Hall & Lorne Michaels & Paul Shaffer, we don’t seem to know much about our Northern Friends at all.

The Liberal Party uses the Red Color. The Conservatives use Blue. How many of you know who Stephen Harper is, unless you are Tuned to FOX News. He
is Prime Minister of Canada.

Rick Mercer is the Canadian version of Jon Stewart & Steven Colbert, only more biting in his humor. He is originally from Newfoundland. CBC Commentator Rex Murphy, s Curmudgeon on the Line of the Late Andy Rooney of CBS News, is more biting in his commentary than Andy ever was & has the Vocabulary of William F. Buckley Jr. Rex is as Conservative as Bill Buckley ever was. Rex appears on CBC News The National with scathing commentary with dry wit. He too is from Newfoundland. He has “ripped Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a new one” in Rex Redoubtable Style. Rex has also ripped Mr Obama several times. Trust me, you don’t want to get ripped by Rex or Rick. The Wounds will stay with you for awhile.

Rick Mercer did a CBC Comedy Special “Talking To Americans”, to see how we Yanks misunderstand Canada. It was hilarious to say the least. The new CAN$ 5 Dollar Coin is made partially of wood. As the Canadian Dollar is called the “Loonie”, the $5 piece is the Woody. Then the crowd on camera exclaims “Congratulations Canada on Your New Woody.”
Great Canadian Practical Joke, Eh!

We rarely hear about what goes on in Lac Megantic, Quebec, but Canadians know about what goes on in Brooklyn. They know who Al Sharpton is, but do we even know who Jim Flaherty & Stephen Harper are.

Yanks only know about Canada from Hockey Games. They know little else except that the Late Peter Jennings was Canadian. CBC News The National’s lead Anchor, Peter Mansbridge, was considered very highly to Replace Dan Rather in the Anchor Chair of The CBS Evening News. Peter Mansbridge stayed in Canada, instead. But he does sound a bit like Walter Cronkite.

Don’t Judge Canada on the basis of those two Hosers, Bob & Doug MacKenzie. And don’t think that everyone up North is like Rob Ford. Justin Bieber is acting like any Hollywood Celebrity.

Eh! I do like Rob Ford & Stephen Harper & Rex Murphy.

M

“The Greater Toronto Seal Hunt”

24 Jan

Lake Ontario may be a Block of Ice, eh, but the “Big Seal” usually flaps his blubbering lips.

With a few “Adult Beverages”, he will sound like a Jamaican and I don’t mean someone in the New York City Borough of Queens.

The US and Canadian News Media will have to find that Big Seal on this hunt.

So to those using various video broadcasting apps on Smart phones, I call for Residents of Metro Toronto to Find Rob Ford 1st, then live web telecast him in all of his Tomfoolery.

BEAT CBC, CTV, GLOBAL, FOX, CBS, ABC & NBC to the punch, EH!

M

Watch “THE CHURCH ALIVE (Ep.13): The Catholic Eastern Churches” on YouTube

29 Dec

Time To Privatise CBC

30 Nov

With Rogers having taken over Hockey Telecasts, all that CBC Sports will have are The Olympics .

The Canadian Federal Government cut money out of the budget. Ad revenue is down. Hockey is the ad revenue draw. The Radio Side is free from ads.

Time for privatisation. What with Rogers, CTV, Canwest Global, it is time. This is not Europe, but North America.

CBC private? Why Not!

M

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