Flow radio goes right of the dial in Toronto
Strategic swap keeps a legacy alive
Twenty-one years after it launched, Toronto radio station Flow 93.5 found its brand dispatched to a different frequency, as owner Stingray gave up on trying to make a hip-hop and R&B format work within its portfolio. The new Flow marks a reset for the recently sold specialty outlet G98.7. Stingray’s new sound for 93.5 will be revealed on Valentine’s Day.
Kid Carson’s final radio rant
A fixture of Vancouver radio for nearly two decades, Kid Carson’s latest chapter on Stingray pop station Z95.3 crashed with a conspiracy-laden tirade about vaccines, in tandem with support for the Freedom Convoy. Carson promptly pivoted to promising uncensored views on his own podcast, now that he’s got people talking about him.
“How organizers with police and military expertise may be helping Ottawa convoy protest dig in.” CBC News probed the premise at the same time Matt Gurney took a walk around grounds whose vibes suggest a bigger challenge than smiling trucker faces. Border blockades also linger in Coutts, Alberta, in Emerson, Manitoba, and especially at the Ambassador Bridge linking Windsor to Detroit.
Fake convoy news in review
Grid traced Facebook pages supporting the Canadian convoy to a hacked account in Missouri, which is joining Texas in probing GoFundMe over donation restrictions. Meanwhile in Ottawa, reports of arson sparked by truckers have been exposed as less than true. Across the board, the content keeps coming for America’s adopted fact-checker:
SJC Media announced a couple of magazine moves. Toronto Life’s longtime editor-in-chief, Sarah Fulford, has replaced Alison Uncles at the helm of Maclean’s, and Toronto Life senior editor Malcolm Johnston has moved to the top of that masthead. (And here’s your reminder that SJC Media is also the publisher of 12:36.)
Finally, long road to Long Beach
Death Row Records ended up owned by a Toronto-based private bank amidst the trials and tribulations of gangsta rap mogul Suge Knight. The record label then ended up owned by a different Toronto-based company, eOne—which is how Death Row found itself owned by Hasbro. But a further deal helped steer it back: