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22
Oct
A very bad day in the newsroom

A very bad day in the newsroom

Just like any trade, journalism has a language all its own, much of it unknown and/or indecipherable to outsiders.

Did you know that for over a century, reporters have been scrawling -30- at the bottom of their stories to indicate the end?

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22
Oct
Pictou County Radio Daze

Pictou County Radio Daze

Kevin Reid, the hard-boiled radio newsman familiar to generations of Pictou County residents, is no longer employed by Hector Broadcasting Corp. (Doug and Michael Freeman, proprietors).

This is not a newsflash to CKEC East Coast FM’s loyal listenership, as Kevin, 57, has been away from the Provost Street bunker since June.

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22
Oct
Frank Cameron & The Rolling Stones

Frank Cameron & The Rolling Stones

Broadcasting legend Frank Cameron doesn’t mean to rain on anyone’s parade, but he’s not so sure about the veracity of an anecdote that’s risen to almost legendary status among local music fans.

As the story goes, while embarking on a mid-’60s North American tour, The Rolling Stones were fogged in at the Halifax airport.

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22
Oct
Liam hopes Dragons are  berry interested

Liam hopes Dragons are berry interested

There’s a new berry in town, and if Liam Taylor managed to convince the Dragons, it could change the face of sustainable agriculture in Nova Scotia.

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18
Sep

Truth, lies & audiotapes

A labour dispute is an awful thing.

Longtime allegiances are tested when co-workers suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield.

Following the dispute, those co-workers revert back to being members of the same team, and fences must be mended, and sometimes that’s easier said then done.

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