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Regarding First Question in FAQ:

Radio One in it's infinite Wisdom Decides to market itself Soley to what I can only describe as Emotionally Retarded 20-30 year olds going to college or University or living in mom's basement.

i'm really sick and Tired Of listening to Things like "Go" and sunshine up your ass shows like " All in a day"

Ok Maybe I'm just being cranky and maybe i no longer Like Brent,

but that Stint he and Adrian do when they chat drives me to turn off my dial.....!

Content I still cling to on Radio one is As it happens, QWerks and Qwarks ( because you learn something ) Edge pick and that plant guy....

It's Sad to see chit float and the good stuff go to the wayside....

Keep it up Radio ONE, You'll soon be out of business.... Another Ruined Public Service Brought to you by Service Ontario.....

Well, at least I'm not that bitter Regarding First Question in FAQ:

Radio One in it's infinite Wisdom Decides to market itself Soley to what I can only describe as Emotionally Retarded 20-30 year olds going to college or University or living in mom's basement.

i'm really sick and Tired Of listening to Things like "Go" and sunshine up your ass shows like " All in a day"

Ok Maybe I'm just being cranky and maybe i no longer Like Brent,

but that Stint he and Adrian do when they chat drives me to turn off my dial.....!

Content I still cling to on Radio one is As it happens, QWerks and Qwarks ( because you learn something ) Edge pick and that plant guy....

It's Sad to see chit float and the good stuff go to the wayside....

Keep it up Radio ONE, You'll soon be out of business.... Another Ruined Public Service Brought to you by Service Ontario.....

Well, at least I'm not that bitter

Josh F, July 25, 2008 9:24 AM

Regarding FAQ Number 4

You guys don't have to worry about spelling! your Brilliance makes that negligable ( just dont' check my spelling ;) )

Editors are plenty. Find one whos's cheap- Or send it to me I'll edit it for free!

i'm a Crazed Fan you know!

I may not be an editor but I'm sure I could fake it!
:chuckle:

Seriously though; have fun guys!

Thanks Again!

without wax,
Josh

Josh F, July 25, 2008 9:30 AM

Why do we park on the driveway, and drive on the parkway? Or, in other words, what are some of the techniques for taking something counter-intuitive, and making it into something that is completely understandable, despite the literal contradiction? Is it perhaps a healthy mixture of repetition, opportunity and need?

Alvaro, July 25, 2008 10:28 AM

This is an interesting and worthwhile programme, but the use of the sound clip 'Oh, the humanity!" is in EXTREMELY bad taste in context in which it has been placed. Get rid of it!

Brian Start, July 26, 2008 11:14 AM

Come onnnn. As a retarded 20 something I take offence to that comment.

"Go" is a great show and so is this one. Radio One will live forever because even 28 year old married guys with children, like me, will shackle myself inside legislative halls to fixed objects to protect it and the government fears 'our' redneck Saskatchewan asses.

Maybe the issue is that you live in Ontario where artistic, zany and hip apathy rears it's ugly head in the form of intellectual elitism.

Maybe Josh you should get a big car stereo drive to an Ajax Boston Pizza parking lot on a Thursday night this summer and win the inevetable 'sound off' competion with Qwerks and Quarks at an insanley high volume. That'll teach your children well. Remember to bring an air mask cause those smoke shows can get off the hook.

In Jest, Mostly,

Dennis M.

Dennis M., July 29, 2008 1:00 AM

Hi Brian:

Thanks so much for the note.

You got your wish: what you heard is the opening of a repeat show from last season. We had replaced the Hindenburg clip when we freshened our title sequence this past January.

We had debated using the “Hindenburg” clip ourselves. Here’s what we were thinking:

“Oh the humanity!”, the iconic line from Herb Morrison’s chillling account of the Hindenburg disaster of May, 1937, had a cultural impact that would resonate long after the story migrated from newspaper to history book. What fascinates us is this: in 1933, another airship, the USS Akron crashed in the sea off the coast of New Jersey. By the crass measure of human lives, it was twice as horrific as the Hindenburg disaster; yet it’s the Hindenburg people remember.

Why?

We believe it has everything to do with media: unlike the Akron, the Hindenburg reached audiences through broadcast, transcription record, and newsreel. The shocking pictures, and the very human, very emotional narrative of Herb Morrison ‘personalized’ the tragedy, reaching people in a visceral, emotional language newspapers can’t replicate. The Hindenburg became the first big, modern “spot” news report; a DNA ancestor of every “Breaking News” story that runs today on CNN.

So many of the themes and stories we’ve explored in our series sprout from the lesson of the Hindenburg disaster, and its affect on media and culture.

Any intelligent listener listening to our title sequence, might conclude, as you did, that our inclusion of the clip was tasteless. It was our hope that, as the content of our series unfolded, its importance to our culture, and its place in our storyline, would become clearer.

Was it a bad choice? Maybe. But the point, now, is moot.

Mike Tennant, July 29, 2008 9:39 AM

Thanks Dennis;

Ah HAW! - yes it does appear everyone lives in TO . I'm glad most people like living in cities.... I don't
... *maybe i am getting "old" *
But to Read from you I am glad to see a balance to my Come off :P

I Might give "Go" a "go" ... I dunno.....
i do hope Radio One will last - I just don't know for sure....

@ the "oh The Humanity" Comment:

Yeah I know what that meant- But Like many Tragedies they DO become part of our History and Culture.... I know many books containing the "N" word, But that doesnt' mean our students can't read these books from a historical Standpoint?

Life is not Disney!

We cannot sweep Tragedies and loss under the carpet....

That would be a real damage to Humanity

Cheers
J

Josh F, August 1, 2008 10:00 AM

Hi
Could you tell me the name of the music you play at the end of the show ? I really like it ! Also, where could I download it or get it. You have a great show - very informative and interesting.

Brian Barker, August 23, 2008 11:07 PM

Thanx for a very entertaining program. And thanx for the streaming episodes. I have now been able, using Firefox and a plug-in, to have now assembled all of the episodes so that I may now listen to them via my mp3 player on my schedule. Technology will reign supreme!

Please, can you provide a specific listing of programs showing the Season and Episode number as related to title, like you are doing for Season three? Also why are A Sense of Persuasion and Reviving the Brand listed twice.

Richard, February 7, 2009 4:11 PM
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