Lowdown Radio: January 5, 2010

The U of WO is back in session and so is The Lowdown for 2010. As is the custom for the first episode of the new year, tonight’s episode was the year in review show. The show starts with a review of what happened in 2009 and predictions for 2010. One thing that doesn’t change in 2010 is that the news is about sex. Entertainment includes Jackie’s look at 2010 TV debuts as well as an Australian single and a unique It Came From YouTube. The show ends with the third annual Lowdown awards celebrating the great, the good, and the rubbish of 2009.

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On the Extra, there are more stories analyzed from the past 12 months, more predictions, and more awards. The news includes two more stories about a dumb reason for being fired and attack monkeys. The Black Eyed Peas earn the first Worst of Music award of 2010. There’s also lots of added banter over the course of the show that had to be cut from the radio version. There’s an additional 56 minutes in this edition of the Extra to make it 1:24:36 long. That’s three times the length of a radio cut of the show and the longest episode of The Lowdown Extra ever. It is also the longest podcast ever produced by a UWO-related talk show. As always, the action comes to you uncut and uncensored.

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Lowdown Radio Preview: January 5, 2010

It’s just 48 hours until the first episode of The Lowdown in 2010. As usual, the guys do their annual year in review episode. The show starts with a look back at 2009 and predicting what will happen in 2010. On thing that doesn’t change in 2010 is that the news is about sex. Entertainment includes Jackie’s look at 2010 TV debuts as well as an Australian single and a unique It Came From YouTube. The show ends with the third annual Lowdown awards celebrating the great, the good, and the rubbish of 2009.

The show goes live at around 6:30 PM Eastern. If you’re in the London, ON, listening area, you can listen live on 94.9 FM. You can also listen online at CHRWradio.com/listen. Don’t forget to come back to the blog after the show to catch our exclusive bonus footage on Lowdown Extra.

Sunday Link-Off: Sporting Brouhaha

For the first SLO of a new year, here’s a new face for the blog, Bar Refaeli.

A look at athlete “transgressions” from an inside perspective. (New York Times)

Suppose somebody was to make a movie about Tiger Woods’ transgressions. Who would you put in that movie? Well, somebody’s already fantasy cast a Tiger Wood’s biopic. (Fanhouse)

Basketball is such a civil sport. Players will fight with fans, sleep with other players’ fiancés and even draw guns on each other. Even weirder, it was teammates drawing guns on each other. (Deadspin) And you thought the NFL had a culture problem…

After the jump, the return of wrestling’s Monday night wars, even more decade and year retrospectives, and the interstellar A-Team. Continue reading

Lowdown Radio Classic: January 6, 2009

While the next episode of The Lowdown is being scrambled together at the last possible second, let’s rewind the clocks one year. The next show will be the annual year in review. So what better time to review the crews’ predictions for 2009 than when they wrap the year up? On this vintage episode, Steve, his cousin, and The Enge review Rock Band 2. Steve even tries his hand at playing a real guitar after playing the video game axe. In the news, the guys talk about the best-selling 2009 calender on Amazon and why New Year’s Resolutions are bad. Steve debuts his short-lived Money Matters segment. Entertainment features two singles and Jackie’s preview of the winter TV season. After all of that, they finally get to the year in review portion of the show with the top stories of 2008 and predictions for 2009. The night is capped off with the second annual Lowdown Awards show.

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Wednesday Link-Off: Framing 2009

I wanted to put our woman of 2009 here to lead off the final linkdump of 2009. There were a couple in the running but Blake Lively’s win should come as no shock to regular visitors.

TMZ decided the best way to end 2009 was to try to ruin another reputation. They dug up an old photo of a yacht party involving President John F. Kennedy. (Lion’s Den U)

Apparently Australian summers are quite boring. Their idea of fun in the sun is swimming to crocodile traps. (Northern Territory News) Even the Aussie surfer babes love swimming into crocodile traps. (The Daily Telegraph) If Jackie wants to pick any of them up, he might want to take up croc wrestling.

Sports broadcasting legend Bob Costas might be getting a call from George Lucas. He’s likely to get cast in the next Special Edition of the Star Wars trilogy as Mark Hamill’s double in Return of the Jedi. (The Sports Hernia)

After the jump, one last roundup of decade retrospectives, some advice for New Year’s and 2009 wrapped up in song. Continue reading