Idol Rumours on the Radio

Is American Idol fixed? Or is the fact that one of the finalists is a former Randy Jackson protégé just the latest Idol rumour designed to keep this karaoke charade at the top of the ratings heap? Scott Thompson and I get into it on this week’s Hamilton Talk Radio CHML podcast, which you can… Read on



Radio: Writers Strike Free Since 1921

The topic of this week’s podcast with Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s Talk Radio Station CHML is the brave new world of television. Now that the strike is officially over, will House and Heroes and 24 ever return? (House in April, Heroes in September, 24 in January). Will The Daily Show bounce back with sharp writing… Read on


Shameless Self Promotion Plug No. 469

Friday at 1 p.m., punch AM 640 to catch Mr. TV Feeds My Family blab about–say it with me–Truth and Rumors: The Reality Behind TV’s Most Famous Myths. I’ll be joining the one and only Mike Stafford on Stafford at Large. We will get to the bottom of several myths, including these tantalizing whoppers: Lee… Read on


American Idol-Inspired Radio Rant

On this week’s scintillating podcast, some Idol talk with Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s Talk Radio CHML, including my reaction to Tuesday’s season premiere and my discomfort at watching one contestant’s dream come to a shattering end (see today’s earlier post on the same subject). You can listen in here. Thursday morning at 8:05 a.m., tune… Read on



This Week’s Podcast: Jaywalking with Jimmy

Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s Talk Radio CHML checks in this week about–what else?–the never ending writers strike and the big news for Thursday night: Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel guesting on each other’s shows. Listen here.As far as I can recall, no two network late night talk show hosts have ever pulled this kind of… Read on


“Family” Radio Tunes Into Late Night

On this week’s podcast, CHML’s Scott Thompson and I talk about the late show hosts and the writer’s strike, especially the exclusive side deal Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants has cooked up (but still hasn’t officially announced). Plus there is some fascinating chat about a certain Truth and Rumors book that you might have read… Read on