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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

Good grief! Has it really been 50 years since I first watched, along with millions of others, A Charlie Brown Christmas? I was already, at eight-years-old, Charlie Brown crazy. I would read the Peanuts comics in the Toronto Star every day and cut them out and paste them in a scrapbook. My mom would take

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson gets me yakking about the 50th anniversary of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (airing Dec. 20 on YTV and Dec. 22 on CBC). I go into detail on stories I’ve posted recently about Toronto radio and TV legend Paul Soles,who voiced Hermey the Elf. Also mentioned are other Toronto-based voice artists who helped bring

While some of us may not yet be in the holiday spirit, the above clip is a welcome bit of seasonal ballyhoo from CBS. It probably helps that I’ve spent the day speaking with folks connected to two classic Christmas specials, including Toronto-native Paul Soles, who voiced Hermy the elf in Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. Ruddy,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so this week on CHML, Scott Thompson asks about the big sell out involving our favourite animated Christmas specials.Specifically, we talk about those Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer ads that are playing this month during other holiday specials.  Scott says the campaign features the Aflec health insurance duck