Marc Weisblott spent many years as a media critic and agitator. The one man media mogul and founder/writer of the 12:36 daily drops by to talk about a big basket of media and Toronto things. Topics: F
Matty Watts stops by to catch up, talk Michael: Everyday and much more. Topics: Dogs love reggae. Josh went on the Toronto Mike’d Podcast. Kids should walk to school. Coping with Trump psychologically
Half a year in the bag! Just some of the things we talked about: Speed bumps. The FOAP app. Sex on the Beach. JoshAndaLadyLetsTalk. Trump optimism. Fake news tools. News reliability graphic Japanese t
Full Show “Humble” Howard Glassman visit. Reunited, and it feels so good. “Humble” Howard Glassman and Eileen share some love. Howard’s revived stand-up act, dating, sex, and the state of radio in Canada. Recorded January 5th.
I popped by to visit my old pals Humble and Fred, and chat up Josh and a Lady with Eileen Ross. Also some inside radio talk and more! Here’s the audio:
One of my favourite radio hosting moments happened quite spontaneously, when I was hosting an evening shift on 102.1 The Edge back in the early 00s. I had a friend (Rachelle) visiting the studio who h
AllAccess.com was kind enough to feature me in their On The Beach Q&A this week. BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I did an On The Beach back in April ’06, and I’m here again. Hello. Just to catch you
Well, I just moved, and I think we can all agree, moving is a giant pain in the ass. There was a small, nostalgic silver lining in this move, as I found a bunch of CDs with commercials I’ve written ov
I was interviewed last year for a radio industry website. Here’s the transcript:
How did your radio passion begin?
I loved listening to the radio as a child. It started with CHUM FM, when it was still a rock station. I remember calling up the morning show as a little kid with a joke: “How can you tell Ronald McDonald at a nudist camp? By the sesame seeds on his buns.” I loved Dr. Demento and the Sunday Funnies with Rick Hodge. In my teens, it was CFNY, and CFRB. CFNY was one of the first great heritage alternative stations in North America. My parents listened to CFRB, one of the great heritage talk stations at the time. I suppose it was lucky to be in the Toronto market when I was young. I loved talk radio, and often called up the ‘RB talk shows during my teen years; mostly Wayne McLean and Ed Needham.
I found an old link for this bit I did with All Access, a big radio industry website. They have a weekly feature called On The Beach (an old radio term for being between gigs – guess it’s better than Wallowing in Self Pity, Thinking I’ll Never Work Again.) It was April 2006, after 102.1 the Edge, and before X92.9.
Please begin by giving us a brief career history …
For the last 13 years I’ve been both in front of and behind the mic. Started out doing creative for CFNY. Went on to do on-air entertainment reporting, including hundreds of interviews with local and international notables. Wrote all the imaging and on-air promos for Classic Rock Q107 for about 2 years, but had a jones to get back in front of the mic. Hosted a regular (and quite popular) daily show on 102.1 The Edge.
1 What do you do to maintain a positive mental attitude and stay motivated?
The first rule of fight club: never talk about fight club.
2 How are you occupying your time, besides looking for a job?
I’ve never limited myself to a single medium. I act for television, film and some stage stuff, do voiceovers, some animation, perform stand-up and improv, and sometimes hold doors open for strangers.
3 Some people get discouraged or enlightened with the business when they actually step out of it for a while. Tell us your observations from the outside.
I’ve kind of been exploring all sorts of radio alternatives for my listening: including a fully-loaded iPod (music and podcasts,) public radio, college radio and most recently got satellite. I’m intrigued by the emergence of the new tech and programming, and how terrestrial radio is reacting (or in some cases not reacting) to it.