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Open Mike

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 489: Brian Master

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 489In this 489th episode, Mike chats with radio vet Brian Master about his fifty years in radio. This episode is exactly 1:36:02.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 488: Barry Davis Returns

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 488In this 488th episode, Mike catches up with Barry Davis before Barry kicks out the jams. This episode is exactly 1:46:39.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 487: Fred Penner Returns

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 487In this 487th episode, Mike catches up with Fred Penner before Fred kicks out the jams. This episode is exactly 1:23:16.

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Open Mike

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 486: Rob Longley

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 486In this 486th episode, Mike chats with The Toronto Sun's Blue Jays reporter Rob Longley about his decades at the Sun, his colleagues, the state of his industry and Vladdy. This episode is exactly 1:52:03.

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Happy Birthday TMDS!

Has it been a year already? According to the date on my Electronic Master Business Licence, the hard launch wasn't until September, but the soft launch of TMDS was exactly one year ago.

I have learned so much since securing my Business Identification Number. Running your own business isn't just about providing quality service to clients, it's also:

  • Time Management
  • Sales
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Discipline

Looking back, I don't think I could have gained this wisdom without having done it. There's really no shortcut to experience.

I just filed my HST remittance for the second quarter. A year ago, that sentence would have been completely foreign to me. Since I don't pay taxes until the spring, I've set up a handy system with my business account to ensure there are no surprises. When you run your own business, you learn to avoid surprises like the plague. I've learned so much, particularly in the fields of Sales and Accounting, two realms I had never really worked in before. I've come a long way, but it really feels like I'm just getting started.

So happy birthday TMDS! You're definitely one of the very best things I've done in my life.

If anyone wants to chat about how TMDS can help with your brand and/or business, here's the bat signal.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 485: Conor McCreery

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 485In this 485th episode, Mike chats with Conor McCreery about Kill Shakespeare, writing about the Raps for Raptors HQ, what's next for the Raps, appearing on Off The Record and so much more. This episode is exactly 1:43:36.

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Rip Torn, Dead at 88

Rip TornRip Torn was 88. He was the actor who was nominated for an Oscar for portraying Marsh in Cross Creek, but I loved him most as Larry Sanders' producer on The Larry Sanders Show, a role for which he was nominated for six Emmy Awards, winning in 1996.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 484: Gord Martineau

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 484In this 484th episode, Mike chats with legendary CityTV news anchor Gord Martineau about his years at CityTV, the great personalities he worked with, his cameo in Dirty Work, why he's no longer on the air and much, much more. This episode is exactly 1:26:25.

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Full Unedited Interview with CityNews vs. What They Aired

Yesterday was a long, interesting day. After I got the kids up and off to summer camp and daycare, I recorded an episode of Hebsy on Sports with Mark Hebscher before biking to meet a client at Bay and Front, visiting Kevin Frankish at his uptown apartment, grabbing a drink with my wife and checking out the Jays at the dome. On my way to the dome I was pulled over, so to speak, by a reporter with CityNews.

Here's the footage that aired on the 6pm and 11pm news yesterday.

An insider at CityNews shared with me the full raw footage of my interaction with the reporter. I thought it might be interesting to share what made the news with what they had to work with. Please note, I never really knew what I was supposed to focus on in the video they showed me, and it wasn't until I got home at 10:45pm that I finally saw the cyclist dragging the poor guy to the ground.

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Open Mike

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 483: Brad Barker

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 483In this 483rd episode, Mike chats with Brad Barker from The Pursuit of Happiness and JAZZ.FM91. This episode is exactly 1:53:47.

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