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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Losing our flow

Dr. Jay

I'm briefly out of hiatus early again this year due to readers asking I post about the terrible news that FLOW 93.5 FM canceled Soca Therapy. But it's not just that FLOW ditched the popular Sunday night show with Dr. Jay. Other FLOW radio personalities including DJ Spexx, Devo Brown, Jus Red, and J Wyze were given the boot, because they were bought out by CHUM (in June '10). Many more FLOW employees will be losing their jobs as well.

I personally found that ever since the station became the "new" FLOW, it lost it's, well, flow. Were it not for Soca Therapy, I wouldn't tune in. They just became like all the other standard pop hit stations in Toronto. After the Morning Rush with Gemini & Mark Strong was axed, it hasn't been the same. It was such a coup in 2001 to listen to Canada's one & only urban station. And now what will we have, the same ol same ol? Such a disappointment, no more Pan Moments! Aye Aye Aye!

There's a lot of talk that CHUM will squash the urban vibes for cookie cutter radio programming. People have been doubting they'll give the city the soca and reggae it desperately needs, even though they've stated otherwise. This is a HUGE loss to Toronto and beyond.

Here is a petition you can sign: Bring Back Soca Therapy & Riddim Track To Air!

It doesn't stop there, the CRTC revoked community radio (Ryerson) CKLN 88.1FM's broadcasting license. So soon gone is Calypso Fusion.
Go here for this petition:
CKLN 88.1FM MUST REMAIN ON THE AIRWAVES!!!!

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