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Reality Check

This afternoon I’m talking to first year students in the Broadcast Journalism course at Fanshawe College.  It’s an unusual time in our industry and it will be fascinating for me to assess how much they’re plugged into what’s going on.   …

Lucky Me

I dropped into 680 News yesterday, a planned brief visit, the first one since I left its employ two and a half months ago. …

RIP Ted Rogers

Rogers CEO Ted died this morning at home, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was 75.  He was also a visionary, a risk taker, a mogul, a workaholic, a family man, a decent guy and a billionaire. …

Props to my Peeps

Everybody who’s ever analyzed a BBM (Bureau of Broadcast Measurement) ratings release knows you can manipulate the numbers six ways to Sunday and make your station look like a leader in a category.  …

Real Women Gathering

My affiliation with Real Women Magazine is something I’m very proud of.   Real Women was started from scratch just a few years ago by Shelly Wilson, a brilliant, energetic pro with an entrepreneurial spirit.  As the mag. has grown, it’s spread from London to KW and beyond and through subsciptions booked online, it’s now province wide.  The website, www.realwomencanada.com, shows where it wants to go – nationwide.  I’ve been the “She Said” in the “He Said She Said” advice column for many months now and I’m also contributing major feature articles to several ’09 issues. …

How Does It Feel?

Everyone wants to know how it feels to be free of the early morning shackles!  I left 680 News only on Friday so this is just my first weekday without the brutal 3 am wakeup.  So, would somebody please inform my body clock?  …

Brilliant Quote

My boss, er, former boss, 680 News Director Scott Metcalfe, shared this at my going away fete on Friday.  It was perfect.  It comes from the writer known best as Dr. Seuss. …