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31
Mar
Ron Kronstein, signing off...

Ron Kronstein, signing off...

My time with Ron Kronstein started in 1981. 
That year I attended a CRTC hearing at the Chateau Halifax. I was on the verge of applying for a radio station in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and wanted to see for myself what I could potentially run into in a few years’ time. 
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31
Mar
The Rhonda & Misha Comedy Show

The Rhonda & Misha Comedy Show

While putting a few words together about the departure of Ron Kronstein from Global Halifax, I dialled that station’s news director Rhonda Brown for some insight into her time working with him. 
I left her two messages before she called me back, at which time I politely — I believe in being polite when requesting things — asked Rhonda for a comment or two on Kronstein. 
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31
Mar
Give me liberty or give me the N.S. Smoke-free Places Act or give me Bob Oxley smoking in the boys’ room...

Give me liberty or give me the N.S. Smoke-free Places Act or give me Bob Oxley smoking in the boys’ room...

Our man Frank Cameron dropped by the other day, bringing with him this unique photograph from the old CHNS radio days featuring legendary announcer Bob Oxley. 
Ironically, I do believe it was on the very same day the so-called “Liberal” government brought in tighter restrictions on when and where you cannot smoke in this godforsaken hellhole. 
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17
Mar
You'll recognize his voice

You'll recognize his voice

We’ve lost oh so many years in the world of local broadcasting lately. 
On January 26, Don Connolly retired after 42 years. His golden microphone now sits right alongside Don Tremaine’s. 
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17
Mar

Jenny, we hardly knew ye...

 First, the authoritative anchorman left us. Next to go was the exacting political reporter. And soon the beauty queen will be saying her goodbyes. Where will it end? 
 Telling you about yet another departure from Global Halifax’s Gottingen Street newsroom feels rather like kicking ‘em while they’re down. Who am I kidding. They’ve been down for a long time. 
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