Posts by Tea Makers operative Allan

JobLoft guys are millionaires???

How many freakin’ links to TeamSave are there in this article? http://www.thestar.com/business/smallbusiness/article/824442–saving-money-with-online-teamwork “Competition isn’t new to Nguyen and Liu. Before launching TeamSave.com, the duo, along with two other classmates from Ryerson University, founded JobLoft.com, a website that specialized in the retail, food and hospitality industries. “With JobLoft, we were competing against 40,000 job sites that […]

A Journalist For Our Time

A Journalist For Our Time

In an ideal world it would be Kevin O’Leary who launched a new, bold news channel. With Jesse Hirsh as Program Director. The Star And included Daybreak with …, Late Night with …, pretty much Anytime with … Amanda Lang.

Harper’s Little Helpers?

It’s been only one week since the earth shifted on its axis with the announcement of Sun News TV, [or is it Sun TV News? – that name is going to be a problem] (which is way less fun than saying “Fox News North”). The mind simply boggles with all the opportunities for discussion and […]

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Every attempt to Google search for this article leads to the same blank page. It disappeared in less than 4 hours after it was posted. CBC running fewer Canadian shows in prime time Was it the Ian Morrison quote? “CBC management seems quite willing to ignore its obligation to show Canada to Canadians, rather than […]

Separated At Birth

Separated At Birth

CBC Radio 2 lives up to its goal of not being interesting

CBC Radio 2 lives up to its goal of not being interesting

There was once a famous ad campaign where two car rental companies competed for the public’s business. Going up against HERTZ, the dominant number one dealer, prompted another company, AVIS, to use the brilliant line “We’re Number Two – We Try Harder.” For CBC Radio 2, the challenge is even greater. They must try harder […]

Suggestions for Fox News North

Suggestions for Fox News North

Begin by changing the brand name from SUN TV NEWS to … perhaps … NEWSWORLD. And grab these two …

Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady

Even though neither Krista nor her lawyer have said anything about Ms. Erickson joining Fox News North, the CBC’s official blog is reporting it as a fact. And that blog gets its information from “inside the cbc”. It certainly seems believable. Especially after the spineless CBC threw her under the bus in order to get […]

Will NBC buy Rogers?

Will NBC buy Rogers?

Rogers seems like a very good investment these days. Ripe for a hostile take-over. Rogers is huge. It’s involved in the lives of nearly everyone in Ontario. It makes lots of money. It doesn’t have Ted Rogers running it any more. Its services are almost as vital to the average consumer as their Hydro utility. […]

Can Sun TV News possibly compete with this?

Who will step up to ask the probing questions of Members of Parliament the way Evan Solomon does? Who will “connect” and get to the bottom of things as effectively as Mark Kelly? And what of the “rebel” who was going to save the CBC? This played on both Newsworld and the national over-the-air network. […]

A Rumour About Strombo, and yes, it’s dumb

A Rumour About Strombo, and yes, it's dumb

Strombo going to mornings on FAN 590?

Kory: “Our aim is to not be boring. We’ll leave that to the CBC”

Kory: "Our aim is to not be boring. We'll leave that to the CBC"

Quebecor Chief Executive Pierre Karl Peladeau Kory Teneycke, former chief spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper SUN TV will start broadcasting Jan. 1, 2011. Would not confirm the names of any on-air personalities. Hard news during the day. Conversation/Talk during the evening. more to come

Looks like the CBC is about to get its ass kicked

Looks like the CBC is about to get its ass kicked

It has nothing to do with right versus left and everything to do with interesting versus boring. ~ Rob Silver Anyone care to guess which channel would represent the “boring” part of that equation? Too easy, right? Because no matter what Stursberg and Layfield tell us about the current “success” of their work, the consensus […]

Metro Morning’s Radio Robots

Going past the Front Street side of the CBC Toronto building and up there on the wall, like the broadcasting giants that they are, we see pictured both Andy Barrie (retired) and Matt Galloway (newly hired). Matt was the obvious choice for successor to host Metro Morning, once you knew that Denise Donlon wasn’t going […]

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