What Was Said

What Was Said

Chad. Pic: Grant Martin
April 10, 2019
by FYI Staff

A colourful character not given to ornate speech, his time at the SOCAN Awards podium was...well, less than conventional. What follows in part is the lead-up to his arrival on stage to accept his award and a slightly edited rewind on what he had to say that night.

Elizabeth Warren making her point. Pic: AP
March 10, 2019
by External Source

The following is excerpted from Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's proposal to

Mark Elliot. Pic: CTV
January 13, 2019
by Mark Eliot

Writing under the name Nils Johansen, recently deceased radio announcer Mark Elliot fought many a battle to quieten inner demons that found him

December 13, 2018
by External Source

Toronto musician, bandleader, and real estate broker Duncan Fremlin articulates the frustration faced by many creative souls who are being financially pushed against the wall at a time when the major labels are earning record ROIs, global concert promoters are selling more tickets at higher prices than ever before, and music streaming services are generating billions of dollars annually.

November 4, 2018
by External Source

If you assume that every time Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth a lie is born, you won't be far from reality.

October 24, 2018
by External Source

The following is part of an interview conducted by Robert Cavuoto with Ted Nugent that appears on the website MyGlobalMind.com.

Warren with longtime friend Robert Evans. Pic: Kris Sandels King
October 15, 2018
by Warren Cosford

"...Women.  Your Time is NOW.  I know, I know.  Many of you have not been trained to Step Out and Step Away.  Men CAN get away with Being Arrogant. Women CAN'T get away with Being Bitchy.  No one said that this was going to be easy.  But for God's Sake Ladies.....SAVE US!"

JP, as ever, at the wheel, charting his own direction. Photo: DF
September 21, 2018
by External Source
Mark Elliot in another time and place
September 12, 2018
by External Source

Now writing under the name Nils Johansen, the retired radio announcer has fought many a battle and famously battled with inner demons. In a Facebook posting recently he reflects on a kinder, gentler time in radio and wonders if there is enough room and enough pay for a new cast of young broadcasters in a world where headcounts are shrinking as fast as the polar ice caps.

Madonna on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards. Picture credit Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock
August 22, 2018
by External Source

Madonna appeared at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Monday night to present the award for Video of the Year and while on stage gave a lengthy speech in honour of the late Aretha Franklin, an oration that was intended to be laudatory but ended up perceived by many as self-indulgent.

CPCC Chair Lyette Bouchard
June 17, 2018
by External Source

CPCC Chair Lyette Bouchard recently addressed a copyright and artist remuneration committee hearing in Ottawa, and she had some impressive facts that suggest it is time Canada amended its laws.