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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

Driving home tonight I happened to accidently turn on CHUM AM & one of the the most influential songs from the late 60's came on & it brought back memories. Abraham, Martin & John by Dion. Give a listen to the words.

Part of my time capsule for the mid-late 60's. My era.

"I read the news today oh boy" & it looks like CHUM will be bought by another investor.

      dale

'Tis true, Bell Globemedia is offering to buy CHUM Ltd. in a blockbuster deal valued at $1.4 billion. Bell Globemedia already owns CTV and that would mean more media outlets in the hands of fewer large corporate entities. That ain't good.

It has to get by the Competition Bureau and the CRTC, so it will be a while before it's finalized. Here in Toronto the deal would put the following outlets into one big happy family:

  • The Globe and Mail
  • CFTO
  • Citytv
  • TSN
  • MuchMusic
  • Bravo
  • CTV
  • Newsnet
  • The Comedy Network
  • Discovery Channel
  • Outdoor Life Network
  • Report on Business Television
  • CablePulse24
  • Star!
  • MuchMusic
  • Drive-In Classics
  • CourtTV Canada
  • CLT
  • BookTelevision
  • Bravo! NewStyleArtsChannel
  • MuchVibe
  • Razer
  • SexTV: The Channel
  • SPACE: The Imagination Station
  • TV Land Canada
  • Animal Planet
  • CTV Travel
  • Discovery Civilization
  • Discovery HD Theatre
  • ESPN Classic
  • NHL Network
  • MuchMoreMusic
  • MuchLOUD
  • FashionTelevisionChannel
  • CHUM FM
  • 1050 Chum

I'm sure I missed something. That's a lot of media under one umbrella. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


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thalia von hundeshagen

And how many more journalists out of work?

And how many fewer editors, all toeing the party line?

And how many freelancers will have fewer markets than ever?

And why aren't the whoever-the-hell-the-Reformers-are-now screaming? (hey, it's capitalism)
(c)thvh

July 15, 2006 @ 8:20 PM

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