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trippie
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posted 12 June 2007 09:12 PM      Profile for trippie        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To me this is the worst news, in culture, that Ive heard in years....It seems that Rogers will move CityTV from Queen and John...

I love that corner....

http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/224453

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The trademark image of Citytv at the corner of Queen and John streets in downtown Toronto will become but a memory in a few years, if Rogers Media gets approval to acquire five Citytv television stations from CTVglobemedia Inc.

The pending deal will eventually move the Citytv label out of the CHUM-City building, where it has grown its brand name since CHUM acquired the property in the mid-1980s.



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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 12 June 2007 11:19 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Clearly, Rogers doesn't have a clue about the CityTV brand and what has made it great. Watch them destroy it within three years.
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Briguy
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posted 13 June 2007 03:32 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Bush invades Iraq"
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Southlander
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posted 13 June 2007 03:48 AM      Profile for Southlander     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Snowball CO2 effect continues, melting tundra releases large amounts, warming sea increases emissions expodentially, scientists worried air may become difficult to breathe.
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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 13 June 2007 03:57 AM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, it is pretty obvious that Trippie went a little overboard with his heading.

Perhaps you could change it to match your topic, Trippie.


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Catchfire
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posted 13 June 2007 05:16 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Clearly, Rogers doesn't have a clue about the CityTV brand and what has made it great. Watch them destroy it within three years.

Um, City TV made it big showing late night, cheap, American soft core porn and quota quickies. What, exactly, makes City TV "great"? Their news room full of televisions?

(Okay, The New Music used to be pretty sweet...)


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Michelle
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posted 13 June 2007 05:25 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It did? How come I didn't know about the late night American soft porn movies on CityTV! And here I thought that was just Showcase.
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Catchfire
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posted 13 June 2007 05:27 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh Michelle, just think how richer your life could have been if you just had more access to teenage boys?
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posted 13 June 2007 05:28 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wha?? What on earth would I want access to teenage boys for?

Oh, never mind, I get it! As in, teenage boys would have known about the late night CityTV. Heh. For a second there I thought you were implying something else. I was gonna tear you a new one.

[ 13 June 2007: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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quelar
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posted 13 June 2007 05:59 AM      Profile for quelar     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hmm. well, considering it's just CityTV (not much, or bravo, or the other channels there) that would be moving, I'm sort of at a loss as to what would change anyways? I guess the morning show will have to find a new location?

And as for Trippie, really, the worst news in years? I would think that someone fighting the 'bourgouis' and the 'corporate elite' (please see any number of your posts) would be HAPPY to see a corporate controlled media conglomerate move off a corner you love.


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Michelle
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posted 13 June 2007 07:56 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To be fair, folks, he said in his opening post that this was the worst news in culture.

That said, trippie, could you please change your thread title to something that actually tells us what the thread is about? We generally try to avoid titles like, "OMG look at this!" or "This makes me so angry" or "Bad news".

If you want to discuss City TV changing locations, then say that in your thread title. Makes it easier for people to see at a glance what the thread is about when looking at the forum title list.


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Martha (but not Stewart)
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posted 13 June 2007 08:35 AM      Profile for Martha (but not Stewart)     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Below is CityTV's schedule for tonight up to way past my bedtime. I leave it to fellow babblers to debate whether this is television worth watching:

7:00 pm Friends
7:30 pm Access Hollywood
8:00 pm Canada's Next Top Model
9:00 pm Hidden Palms: Party Hardy
10:00 pm Supernatural: Simon Said
11:00 pm CityNews Tonight
11:35 pm Star! Daily
12:06 am Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jerry Springer, Toby Keith
1:06 am Late Great Movies: Love and Basketball


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aka Mycroft
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posted 13 June 2007 04:39 PM      Profile for aka Mycroft     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
City TV will leave but MuchMusic, CP24 etc will remain. City and its specialty channels are being bought by different owners.
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Ken Burch
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posted 14 June 2007 12:19 AM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Of course, what trippie may REALLY be worried about is that this will cause ANOTHER splinter in the ranks of the Fourth International.
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Stargazer
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posted 14 June 2007 03:02 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not a fan of CityTV at all but Rogers already owns far too much. The company is on a buying rampage - Sprint, Fido (and that is just their cellular division). Not to mention Rogers customer service itself is the worst service short of being harassed by Household Finance.

As long as MuchMusic stays on that corner tourists won't even notice.


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 14 June 2007 03:13 AM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Martha (but not Stewart):
Below is CityTV's schedule for tonight up to way past my bedtime. I leave it to fellow babblers to debate whether this is television worth watching....
I don't think the current prime-time lineup has 'Much' to do with what made CityTV great. After all, "the station formats themselves, particularly world-renowned MuchMusic and Citytv formats, have been adopted in the U.S., Argentina, Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico and Spain."

Shows like Breakfast Television and Speaker's Corner celebrated our city. And shows like 'Fashion Television' and 'The New Music' took Canadian views and designers and artists around the world in syndication.

But as I said, I have complete faith in Roger's Media's ability to kill any remaining spark of creativity in no time flat.

[ 14 June 2007: Message edited by: Lard Tunderin' Jeezus ]


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trippie
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posted 14 June 2007 08:59 PM      Profile for trippie        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well first off .. I don't know how to change the title.

Secondly.... this is the culture setcion, so any reference to the worst news would be related to culture...

I added the word culture in my opening statement just for the people that might become easily confused... jab, jab,poke, poke...

I should elaborate... My main apprehension deals with Much Music....

i love the corner because culturaly , in the music fuild, it is one of the most important in Canada.

This weekend I will be in Toronto to experience the MMVA's. It will be held at that corner....

Queen Street West between University and Spadina is already turning into corperate clothing head quarters... The moving of MM would just be adding to the turn round of the young additude that prevailed there..

It will turn into Yorkville two.... Trendy uppity bourgeois head quarters....


Just because Im a socuialist and thinks that capitalism is a blight on humanity , does not mean that people can not use it to bring great ideas to life.

I forget the guys name, but the guy that brought City TV to that location was brillient. When I heard he died I knew his ideas would die along with him... I was hoping it would take a little longer....


The whole idea about bringing it to the street was great....

it was his additude and ideas that came through in that station....

Saddly they will die a slow death.... and some shmucky capitalists will turn them into ABCNBCCBSCNNFOX......


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 14 June 2007 09:53 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by trippie:

I forget the guys name, but the guy that brought City TV to that location was brillient. When I heard he died I knew his ideas would die along with him... I was hoping it would take a little longer...


Moses Znaimer isn't dead yet.

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trippie
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posted 19 June 2007 09:52 PM      Profile for trippie        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought I read the guy died....????
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posted 20 June 2007 12:44 PM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Like it's creator, City T.V. was all style and no substance. The only thing of note was the award that Moses Znaimer got for the creepiest middle aged pony tail in the history of humanity.
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