Friday, December 14, 2012

Today's events

I have been going back and forth about if I wanted to talk about this on here, as I do find it very emotional but here goes. My opinion, and my opinion only

Today 20 little people went to school and didn't come home

That's the beginning and and end of the story.

It wasn't done with a hammer it was done by a sick son of a bitch that took 3 automatic or semi automatic handguns, walked in to a school and killed innocent children. If he didn't have guns, would he have done it with something else, maybe, but he didn't have to make that choice.

I don't know why this gets to me, maybe it's my battles with depression, maybe it's me getting older and facing my own mortality with the thoughts of children, but this one doesn't make me sad, this one makes me sad and angry.

I guess it was different with other school shootings like Columbine or Virginia Tech or the all too many others that have occured, because at least they were high school or college students who would at least have the presence of mind to help themselves, or to save themselves. The kids that were lost today were babies and didn't have that ability.

One of my favorite lines of fiction is from "The West wing" and I will close my thoughts for now with it

The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. 

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Radio Changes

My Opinion: Anyone who knows me knows my history with CFAN, 99.3 The river and knows that I have not been a cheerleader for the station, even with friends of mine that are on there.

I have been impressed with some of the changes that have been made recently with the addition of more current music and the return of Paddy Quinn along with the hiring of Brad Legere, who I think is a talented young broadcaster who is learning the only way you can, by doing it. I think the reason the station has made these changes is the arrival of the new station owned by Newcap, but whatever the reason, the changes made were for the better.

When I was working there, one of the questions I was asked all the time was “Why is that station not country?” and I honestly never had a good answer, as I always thought that was the natural format for this area. A good compromise  was the “Country Mornings” along with the more current evenings that was in place a few years ago before the move to the new building and programming that moved out of here. One of the issues that I have always heard is that the music is not consistent, which is an issue that is not going to occur now.

Is this change going to be liked by everyone? No, and I am sure that it was taken into consideration when the change was made. One of the things that is going to happen is the people who enjoy country music are going to tune in all the time, while the people who were not going to listen anyway are still not going to listen, so nothing changes.

You can’t throw out things like “canadian radio rules”. These are constants of running a radio station in Canada, you have to play (I think the number is) 35% of canadian content. It’s these rules that have built the canadian music industry, so if you are a fan of any canadian artists, chances are you have heard of them due to these regulations.

You can’t cater to all as when you try to, you please no one. You have to look at your community and see what the biggest slice of the pie is and cater to that. There are really only 2 types and music, “Good” and “Bad” the problem being everyone has a different definition of both of those terms.

I have listened to the radio station more in the past 24 hours then I have in a really long time and when I turn it on, I am enjoying what I am hearing. And I guess at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Testing, Testing, I'm just suggesting

Hello, Again

I am going to be updating this a little bit more. I am doing an SEO test and have installed Google Analtyics to try and learn it.

So Basically. Here we go again


Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Things I've been enjoying

So, I've been spending a bunch of time with my headphones on at work and there is a bunch of stuff that I've been listening to. These podcasts have been helping me get through the day

The Morning Jones - I listen to the 2nd segment on the way to work on Sirius 98, then I catch up on the rest through the day in podcast form. Not your everyday sports show, you never know exactly what you are going to get.

Buzz Out Loud - A tech podcast from CNET, gets the tech news of the day and they sound like they are having a good time

Primetime Sports - hosted by Bob Mcowen, again not your everyday sports show. Only problem is when Bob is off and Jeff Blair is the host of the show, comes off as a complete and total asshole, and not a Smart one like the Bobcat is, just an asshole.

Enjoying the new job, spending the day building websites, go to work ,do my stuff and go home. What I like to do

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Welcome back to the internet...trying out a few things not quite sure what i am going to do. but am thinking a domain name is in my future.

Friday, March 23, 2007

An upper Miramichi Man

Stolen from Facebook:

Miramichi Department of Natural Resources

An Upper Miramichi man was stopped by a game warden recently with two ice chests full of live fish in water, leaving the river well known for its fishing.

The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"

"Naw, my friend, I ain't got no license. These here are my pet fish."

"Pet fish?"

"Yep. Every night I take these fish down to the river and let 'em swim around for a while. Then I whistle and they jump right back into this ice chest and I take 'em home."

"That's a bunch of Bull! Fish can't do that!"

The man looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, "It's the truth. I'll show you. It really works."

"Okay, I've GOT to see this!"

The man poured the fish into the river and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the game warden turned to him and said, "Well?"

"Well, what?" said the man.

"When are you going to call them back?"

"Call who back?"

"The FISH!"


We from the Miramichi may not be as smart as some, but we ain't as dumb as most.