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The Jobs Of Autocorrect (Make That “Joys”)

There is no greater source for inadvertent humour than the smartphone autocorrect function. Sometimes, I dictate my morning sportscasts to my iPhone on the drive in to the studio to give myself a bit of a head start on the

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Comic Relief For Flood Victims

A stacked lineup of some of Montreal’s best comedians are donating their time and talent to the Red Cross this Saturday at the Holiday Inn Pointe Claire for a comedy show to raise money for victims of this spring’s devastating

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Don Scary Tells It Like It Is On “Pecan Subban”

Noted blowhard Don Scary made a final post-Stanley Cup playoff visit to the Ted Bird Morning Show this week to give his take on the Stanley Cup final – specifically, whether the Nashville Predators were in any way undone by

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Brother, Can You Spare a Kidney?

  We had a great visit this morning with St. Lazare resident Stephen Evans – a kidney transplant recipient who’s off to Malaga, Spain this month to defend his discus-throwing title at the World Transplant Games (possibly the only athletic

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A Different Kind Of D-Day Interview

This was special.  Nineteen year old Quincy Ross of St. Lazare joined us in-studio to mark the 73rd anniversary of D-Day by talking about her late grandfather, Bill Ross, who landed with the Allies on June 6, 1944, and whose

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Free Breakfast, Free Parking And A Chance To Give Back

The time-honored adage that the way to a radio announcer’s heart is through his stomach was not lost on West Island Community Shares Executive Director Leanne Bayer and Brenda Rodricks, General Manager of the Marriott Montreal Airport In-Terminal Hotel, who

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“I Loved You In That Thing You Weren’t In”

It was a mistake that shouldn’t happen in college radio – let alone at the network television level – and even if it was an honest mistake, Ryan Seacrest’s epic gaffe in his third week as co-host of Live with

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Holiday Inn Vaudreuil Steps Up For Flood Victims, Volunteers

The worst of circumstances can bring out the best in community spirit. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Vaudreuil has joined the parade of local businesses offering relief for victims and volunteers in Quebec’s worst civil emergency since the

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Seinfeld, Spade and Sugar Sammy Highlight 2017 Just For Laughs Lineup

A local-boy-done-good will stand shoulder to shoulder with the Hollywood heavyweights at this year’s Just For Laughs comedy festival. Sugar Sammy is home from a hugely successful run of shows in France to embark on a US tour and host

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Becket Players Good To Go With “Red Carpet – All Night Long”

The longstanding West Island charity entertainment troupe Becket Players have put the finishing touches on their 2017  fundraising show and are ready to hit the stage this weekend and next at the Dollard des Ormeaux Community Center for performances of

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Does This Make My A** Look Fat?

Fashion, like art, is subjective…and often ridiculous.  Some of the get-ups at the Met Gala in New York were more shock than they were chic – not least the outfit that Pharrell Williams’s wife, Helen Lasichanh, looked she like she

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A Novel Fundraising Concept For a Worthy Cause

In nearly 40 years in radio, I’ve been party to all manner of innovative fundraising initiatives, but this one is a first: Community Perspectives in Mental Health/Perspective Communautaire en Sante Mentale  – a West Island-based charitable organization specializing in care

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Roll Up Yer ̷K̷i̷l̷t̷ Rim Tae Win, Laddie

One of Canada’s most iconic commercials brands is UK-bound. Tim Horton’s will reportedly open its first British outlet next month in Glasgow, Scotland, with plans to subsequently expand across the United Kingdom. We don’t for a minute doubt the brand’s

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Glen Campbell Says Goodbye in Song

Despite being in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, country music superstar Glen Campbell has a farewell album due for release later this spring. Recording of the album “Adios” began after Campbell was diagnosed in 2011, and includes collaborations with

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Hudson Fire Department Shave To Save Is BACK!

The Hudson Volunteer Fire Department’s 4th annual Shave to Save is fast approaching, and chief organizer (and cancer survivor) Andrew Dumas joined us in-studio to talk about this year’s event, which includes a gala dinner sponsored by one of the

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