Archive for October, 2015

Freddie’s Message

As a rock radio-obsessed teen, I must have spent hundreds of hours analyzing song lyrics. Back then, what we now call classic rock was new music, and my friends and I would pore over the album liner notes for everything... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Pancakes R Us

Five years ago, most of my family, hubby and I returned to my Dad’s hometown area of Picton ON for a community pancake breakfast.  Continue reading

Sorry, Alex

This may seem weird. It feels weird. It feels even weirder to admit it. But I prefer texting over the telephone. Talking to my Mom and Dad is the only exception. Continue reading

The Value of Work

When you run your own small business, you’re sometimes asked to work for free. Musicians say it happens to them all the time. I’m not sure if it’s as much of a problem if you’re in the trades. I don’t see... Continue reading

Smarty Pants

A study claims first-born children are smarter than their younger siblings. According to the research, in a family of ten children, the first one would be smart and by the time you get to number ten, they’re basically a turnip. Continue reading

Listener Engagement

It’s a buzz-phrase in broadcasting. “Listener engagement” is where it’s at! Everyone wants listeners to respond and become involved in what’s going on, on air and in the community. Well, in news/talk radio we have it like crazy. They call,... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Making It Right

Oh, Mike Holmes. Now he’s a mainstay on the television landscape but during my time on 680 News he was an up-and-coming phenomenon. Continue reading

Lack of Trust

When I read the story last weekend that TD Canada Trust was letting hundreds of people go to reduce costs, I saw red. Continue reading

Racial Profiling

When I edit bits of audio, from the Prime Minister to a person on the street, I wonder how often a listener considers what’s left out of a sound-bite. As a journalist, they are supposed to be able to trust... Continue reading

Jose Bautista for Prime Minister

The radio station I work for, News/Talk 1290 CJBK, is breaking with tradition tonight. Instead of presenting wall-to-wall election coverage, like we’re expected to do, we’re going to air the Blue Jays/Royals game.  Continue reading