Today is the way radio will try to go
With a flow in the face of streaming
Listener lifestyle talk and a relatively eclectic playlist is the formula Stingray is banking on for the Toronto frequency formerly known as Flow 93.5. The concept was previously licensed elsewhere in Canada. The change was preceded by a weekend of informing listeners that another station will now be going by Flow.
He’s keeping fit and having fun
A former rival of Hal and Joanne on the Canadian version of The Amazing Race being highlighted on the Twitter account of BodyBreak helped answer questions about who can be found among the protesters staying out in the cold of Ottawa. The appearance of two men in a hot tub contributed to a third chaotic weekend.
“It’s been one of the hardest things my family and I have ever gone through.” Doug Ford alluded to his anti-vaxxer daughter, Krista, and her police officer husband during the briefing about lifting vaccine passports on March 1. Other accelerated adjustments in Ontario may spell the end of social media scolding by local public health authorities.
The tall tales from two cities
Real estate developer Harry Stinson has been summoned to the Ontario Securities Commission to respond to allegations related to funding his renovation of the Grand Hotel in Buffalo, New York, which recently suffered an arson attack. Meanwhile in Toronto, a different drama is brewing at Yonge and Bloor:
Ivan Reitman dead at 75. After lasting just six months at Citytv, a filmmaking career that started with Foxy Lady and Cannibal Girls kicked into gear after producing two pictures for David Cronenberg. And the rest was dominated by a string of regular-guy comedies. Reitman had been gearing up for Triplets, a 35-years-later sequel to Twins.
Finally, a cowboy’s own hideaway
Orville Peck provided celebrity real estate blog fodder upon the $1.9 million purchase of a 1944 Hollywood Hills treehouse. It was flipped by Jack Nicholson’s daughter, who bought it from Meryl Streep’s daughter. Previously, it had other boldfaced occupants. The masked Canadian singer is releasing a new album, Bronco, by uploading four tracks at a time: