Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Local Podcast Presents 3-part Series on The Spirit of Radio‏

This Is Toronto, an audio podcast dedicated to Toronto's arts and culture community, is proud to present a three-part series on CFNY - The Spirit of Radio.

During the 1980s, CFNY (now known as 102.1 The Edge) was one of the most popular stations in North America. It prided itself on playing music that could not be heard anywhere else. CFNY was one of the first commercial stations in Canada to play songs from the punk and New Wave movement. The station was also responsible for the creation of the CASBY awards.

This three-part series will take a look back on CFNY and the impact it made on Toronto's airwaves. It features an interview with two CFNY legends: Don Berns and David Marsden. Part one of the series will be released on Friday, July 31 and can be downloaded from This Is Toronto's website:

The Spirit of Radio schedule

Part one – July 31

Part two – Aug. 14

Part three – Aug. 28

About This Is Toronto

This Is Toronto is an audio podcast that shines a spotlight on the people, places and events that give life to this great city. This Is Toronto does not focus on the "big-ticket" names and occasions. Instead, the program features items that enrich Toronto's cultural atmosphere. New episodes are published on Fridays, once every two weeks. All episodes are about 10-12 minutes in length. This Is Toronto is hosted by Eric Rosenhek.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday Haiku

A Happy Birthday
With love and affection to you
complete with candles

- ER

Friday, July 17, 2009

Save More than Money

Episode 4 of THIS IS TORONTO is now available!

This latest edition takes a look at GoGoGreen, a program that allows Toronto-area residents to save money and help the environment at the same time.

NEXT EPISODE: July 31, 2009

- ER

Monday, July 13, 2009

Re. All-Star Games

My latest article from ranks North America's All-Star games.

MLB vs. NHL vs. NBA vs. MLS vs. NFL - Which is worth watching and which is worth avoiding? I'll tell you!

- ER

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Toothbrush Family

Oh snap...

Fun-loving characters or tools of the multinational dental conglomerate? You be the judge.

- ER

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I'm a disgruntled Blue Jays and Habs fan, and here's why...

- BJ Ryan gave us one decent year and then fell apart. Of course, you can't predict Tommy John surgery, but you can't ignore all the money that was wasted on him either. Ryan's going to earn 5 million for the rest of the season and 10 million next season. If he signs with a new team, he'll get to earn a new salary, in addition to what the Blue Jays owe him.

- Brian Tallet can no longer remain in the starting rotation. He's barley made it through five innings during his last few starts. His arm is just not accustomed to a starter's throwing schedule. He's better suited as a reliever.

- If Roy Halladay is traded, I might burst into tears.

- J.P Richardi has got to go. The majority of his decisions have had a negative affect on the Jays. There needs to be a change.

- Oh yeah....the Habs. They let Koivu go to the Ducks (Montreal is losing a real class act BTW). They let Kovalev go to the Senators (a team with just as much drama as the Habs). They get some new faces who could be good; but we won't know how good (or bad) they are until the season gets underway. I've got a bad feeling about the 2009-2010 season. I fear the word "rebuilding" will soon rear its ugly head.

- ER

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Martin Streek: 1964-2009

Martin Streek passed away on Monday.

He was one of my favourite radio DJs of all time. He was the reason why my radio dial would land on 102.1 FM. There were many times I laid in bed listening to his memorable live-to-air shows. Part of the reason why I started volunteering at CKCU in 2002 was because of Martin Streek. He helped foster my love for radio.

RIP Martin. Thank you for everything.

- ER

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Sci-Fi Fun

Episode 3 of This Is Toronto is now available!

This latest edition features a preview of POLARIS 23, a three-day science fiction convention that offers all kinds of space-age activities; July 10-12.

NEXT EPISODE: July 17, 2009

- ER

Thursday, July 02, 2009