Contrary to what you may think, there are more options on the AM talk-radio dial than call-in programs usually hosted by local conservative middle-aged white guys. Or nationally-syndicated conservative middle-aged white guys.
Some of the most relaxing and entertaining radio can be found weekend mornings on both of London’s major AM-stations – AM980 and CJBK. Saturdays you can usually find a home reno phone-in show or its vehicular equivalent, The Car Show. But Sunday mornings – in fact just about any time on a Sunday – is the best stuff; infomercials usually hosted by an alleged ‘doctor’ shilling some kind of pill yet to be regulated and usually made from some form of fish cartilage which has ‘miracle’ properties in reducing your chances of dying from arthritis, liver failure, any form of cancer, homeliness, lack of a sex life and old age itself. Other than TV-evangelists it is hard to find such enthusiastic hucksters.
I listen to a lot of talk-radio. Just on the local channels. For reasons due in part to poor reception, the CBC and I parted company years ago. That plus the fact that its political agenda was about as predictable as any London talk-radio host going on and on about texting and driving or the free-market system. Except for ol’ Rex Murphy, I can’t say I miss it. Continue Reading