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04
Feb

Frankland Prediction of the Week: Jamie Baillie won’t be the last...

It was about this time of year, eight years ago, in 2010, when news of the Nova Scotia MLA Expense Looting Scandal broke due to the fine work of former Auditor General Jacques Lapointe.

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04
Feb
‘Good morning, welcome to  Information Morning for Friday the 26th of January, I’m Don Connolly...’

‘Good morning, welcome to Information Morning for Friday the 26th of January, I’m Don Connolly...’

With those words the Don Connolly Lovefest began. It ran for two hours and 37 minutes.
Proof, yet again, that members of the electronic media cannot escape the cult of celebrity.
That said, after 42 years at Halifax’s Radio One Information Morning, most of them as lead host, Connolly deserved some variety of send-off.

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04
Feb
Will it be Portia or Norma Lee?

Will it be Portia or Norma Lee?

Chebucto Road bookies are again putting their money on Digby native Portia Clark to return to her home province to take over from Don Connolly.
As a black female she fits far-reaching CBC criteria: she is a visible minority.

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22
Jan
Who will replace Don Connolly?

Who will replace Don Connolly?

So, the $64,000 question is who will replace Info AM virtuoso Don Connolly?
My money would be on a third Murphy brother, sibling to Mainstreet host Bob Murphy and CBC News Nova Scotia host Tom Murphy.
Problem is I don’t know if Tom & Bob are just twins, or mon dropped triplets, i.e., “This is my other CBC brother Darryl...”

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22
Jan
No news is not good news

No news is not good news

I am grateful! The Frankland Hotline has just lit up — on the other end are the enticing intonations of Nancy Waugh, CBC Czarina for the Atlantic Provinces.
Actually, the formal title is CBC Managing Editor for the Atlantic Provinces.
Now, there’s the Mother Corp going on again, stealing stuff, print titles & such, and claiming them as its own, but I digress.

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