Have you ever been stuck in your driveway thanks to a snowplow? That’s what happened to me this morning. Getting up real, real early, you tend to go to bed real, real early. So I hit the hay Wednesday night, and wake up this morning bright and ugly. I start the car to warm it up from inside the house, and just by habit, check to see it’s started O.K. .No problem there, but holy cow, sometime last night, a plow had gone down the residential street where we live, (for ... Click here
Winter lingers, but the fun begins! This Weekend- actually leading off Thursday- three Niagara Events are set to raise funds and awareness for some truly worthwhile causes.
The Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls features the annual Komedy for Kidneys Laugh a Thon to raise money in support of the Niagara Falls Dialysis Centre in the downtown Hatch building. On my weekend shows, I talked with funny man Mark Matthews, one of Canada's most notorius comedians about... Click here
NHL trade deadline day was a quiet affair.........there were no major blockbuster, headlining grabbing trades made, despite efforts by the Leafs, you would have to think, to unload high-priced, underachieving players (see Mr. Kessel, Mr. Phaneuf, Mr. Lupul, Mr. Van Reimsdyk, etc, etc, etc......
Here’s a quick list of some deals of note......
The Leafs made but 2 minor deals, sending forward Ollie Jokanen to the Blues for late a pick and ... Click here
Today (Sunday) is a Guitar Hero Super Sunday, always a listener favourite. Had a chance to dig deep into some of the best and most lasting riffs and solos of Classic Rock of all time. When you first picked up a guitar, quite possibly you and your skinny teenaged friends had visions of stardom and groupies floating in your head, like visions of sugarplums from the old Christmas story. It probably wasn't as easy as you thought it would be, and at about age 18, you gave it up, and got a r... Click here
Is there a day in hockey,, other than maybe the day of the draft , the start of free agency on July 1st or the opening night of the Stanley Cup playoffs that has more buzz around it than trade deadline day? And is there a day in hockey that can be as anti-climactic as trade deadline day in the salary-cap era in which we live? Smart teams don’t wait until the deadline, they make their moves in advance and acquire available players without necessarily havi... Click here
Reporting the Giant FM Weekend Morning Information Updates, I constantly monitor the Niagara Regional Police blotter. Each weekend morning, I get the results of the latest RIDE program, and how many vehicles were stopped and checked. Generally about 350 are pulled over when the police conduct traffic spot checks, and maybe several violations for various offences are handed out to drivers who should have known better than to drink and drive.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing poor hockey. The fans are fed up and want them to lose as many games as possible to get a decent draft pick. The players (not all) are going through the motions and many of them are avoiding "The Media" because it's a bad situation in "Hogtown" right now.
One of the bright spots over the last few games has been the play of defenceman Morgan Rielly, the other day he spoke to the press and made a comment about the teams pathetic... Click here
Social media has, in many ways, revolutionized our society. Thanks to Twitter, Instagram ,Facebook and the like, it’s so much easier , for those who care, to keep up with what people like the Kardashians are up to. Another thing social media has done is give a voice to anyone who has anything to say about events happening around the world. Case in point, this past Sunday night’s Academy Awards. It was amazing how many different news outlets, be it print or electronic... Click here
Just wanted to let you know that when I finish today's shift, you haven't heard the last of me for this week! Starting Monday night, I'll be picking up where Jef Brown leaves off. At 7pm, Monday-Friday, I'll be in the Giant FM Studio until Midnight, dispensing my particular brand of wisdom- to use a term that may or may not fit. Management has searched the world over, and has decided to put ME on the air weeknights- until Arsenio or Leno becomes available.