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Tom and Joe latest victims of SNTS.

We Winnipeg radio listening folks suffered another huge loss today at the hands of SNTS.  Yes folks that’s right, Shiny New Toy Syndrome has struck again.

Tom, Nesta, Bubba and Joe at the Garage Giveaway we attended last week.

This morning as I arrived at work and enjoyed my morning coffee before my shift I as always perused the local newspapers and found that the morning show at Power 97 had quit en masse in a contract dispute with Corus Radio the parent company of the station.  Tragic as this seemed I took it with a grain of salt, if three reasonable adults choose to better their situation in live and quit over contractual issues more power to them.  In reality it would have little impact on my life as I have been a life long listener of 92.1 CITI FM.  The station that sent Darlene and I to New York and started my blogging hobby.

Things were going well at work until a great co-worker of mine bounded in with i-phone in hand asking me if I had heard the radio news?   Sure I said the Power 97 staff quit.  No, that’s not all he said they are taking over the morning show on CITI.

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

In a heartbeat, a morning team that had been in my life for the better part of 20 years was over.  That great morning team, already handicapped by the loss of Kathy Kennedy casually discarded less than a year ago.  The loss of K.K. was tragic enough, but now Tom and Joe are gone too, turfed for a shiny new toy in the form of Wheeler, Philly and Rena.   The friendship, the loss of Joe’s wife Alana to cancer, hearing about Tom’s many children growing up all flushed down the shitter with the promise of  crappy phone gags and toilet humor.

Colour me not impressed.

I guess that’s what executives in flashy suits like though, shiny new things they can brag about to their friends.  Fuck history, fuck on air friendship. We got us a bunch of potty talking radio jocks.

OH JOY! I can hardly wait, talk radio here I come.

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Let’s paint Regina Blue and Gold!!

Alright people I am more than just a little perturbed, there are signs going up in this great town of ours that are an affront to the Swaggerville vibe that has been built up this season.

Yes I speak of the Green Riders assault on our senses a huge billboard on Route 90 at Silver northbound. The riders oath, a vile notion if I have ever heard one is just spitting distance from Blue and Gold holy ground.

Dave Wheeler DJ at Power97 and announcer at the Bomber games is taking up a collection to stick it to those banjo playing, combine driving in breeders from the province we affectionately call The Gap.

So here’s the deal, if everyone attending this Fridays game vs Hamilton can chip in a few bucks at Power97, conveniently at Polo Park across from the stadium he promises that every single dollar collected will go to decorating the queen city in festive blue and gold in time for our home and home stand against the Riders starting Labour Day weekend.

I know I am in for 5 or 10, are you?  Show your Swaggerville mojo by dropping a couple of bucks in towards the cause.  This outrage can not be accepted without a fight!

Swaggerville Update: To the many fans of the Blue Bombers across the world who have been asking for an update to the paint Regina blue and gold campaign.  I have a few pictures to show you of the progress we are making in plastering Regina with Bomber Swag.

The first as you enter “The Gap” (Saskatchewan)

Swaggerville Naturally

Next we have a lovely sign inside Regina that proclaims our dominance not only in football but also Mathematics.

7-1 vs 1-7 you do the math!

I’ll try to keep you posted on any more updates to the rivalry.  I am borrowing and stealing computer time from who’ll ever let me in their door since our flood last weekend.