This week’s podcast: Vinyl makes killer first impression

CHML’s Scott Thompson starts things off this week by talking about the Super Bowl. Ratings were down slightly in the U.S. and Canada. I say it was because neither team could throw, catch or run. Also the weather was warmer than usual, allowing a few of us to step away from our screens. Scott especially… Read on



This week’s podcast: my visit with John Oliver

CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know what I was doing in New York this week. I tell him about my visit with John Oliver, gearing up for the third season launch of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (returning Feb. 14 on HBO and HBO Canada). The interview was conducted around a boardroom table with five other… Read on


This week’s podcast: Trump, Vigoda and the CRTC

Scott Thompson at CHML’s AM900 started things off Wednesday with a timely news angle: Donald Trump ditching Fox News’ coverage of the Republican presidential candidates debate. The Donald does not like Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and won’t participate if she’s on the debate coverage. Evidently, he’s not the only one not in Kelly’s corner. Scott… Read on


This week’s podcast(s): TCA recap; CHCH kneecap

I spoke twice with CHML’s Scott Thompson this week. I did another CHML AM900 radio chat with Scott Bradley on Tuesday. This is more often than I generally speak with family members. Thompson started his first call chatting about Justin Trudeau and selfies and what did I think about that. I mention how, on the… Read on



This week’s podcast: getting Sirius about the TCA tour

Arlene Bynon tracked me down on the phone in Pasadena and spoke with me Friday on SiriusXM’s “Canada Talks” (Channel 167). She wanted the scoop on the TCA Winter press tour and I was happy to deliver the goods on some recent sessions, including the E! network panel featuring I am Cait‘s Caitlyn Jenner, the whole Donald Trump/NBC… Read on


Last week’s podcast: some Golden Globe blather

Here’s a bit of an oldie–it goes way back to last week, Dec. 10 to be exact. I was on the streets of Vancouver, dodging raindrops, and had to duck into a large bank building to take this call from Geoff Currier at AM680, CJOB in Winnipeg. Geoff wanted to talk about the just-released Golden Globe… Read on


CHCH’s dilemma: where do you go from Zero?

Scott Thompson and the folks at Hamilton’s AM900 CHML had me on Monday to talk about CHCH’s black Christmas. You can listen to that conversation here. The CHCH house cleaning was, if anything, an even hotter topic when we spoke again on Wednesday. I’ve been a frequent guest on ‘CH over the years, first with Mark… Read on


This week’s podcast: Grey Cup, Wiz tackle live audience

CHML’s Scott Thompson starts off this week’s radio chat by asking about the Grey Cup numbers. The sports specialty network drew over four million viewers Sunday and while that is good it is below what rival Sportsnet was pulling with several of those Blue Jays playoff games in October. Grey Cup viewership was down on… Read on